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Fit Suite at Downtown Austin’s Omni Hotel

3 September 2012 1,459 views 3 Comments

A couple weeks ago, Adam and I had the opportunity to stay in a hotel in our own city, something I always enjoy. You get all the benefits of a vacation without the stress and hassle of getting in a car or on a plane.

Austin’s downtown Omni Hotel recently invested millions of dollars  in a reconstruction and created “Get Fit” that include a workout nook stocked with a treadmill, yoga mats, P90X videos, medicine balls and bands.

I love that they targeted people who love to eat — food bloggers — in inviting us for a complimentary stay. It makes sense after all, if you’re going to stuff your face on a regular basis, you’ve got to burn calories when you can!

Workout Nook

The executive fitness suites not only include the fitness nook, but they also feature a living room, a bedroom, and some of the two-bedroom suites boast full kitchens. While I must admit that neither of us actually worked out while we were there, we agreed that the suite would be a perfect option for someone who travels regularly on business and wants to fit their workouts in while they are on the road. It’s harder to make excuses about why you can’t fit in a workout when it’s just steps away from your bedroom.

Fit Suite Living Room

Fit Suite Living Room

Rates for  the suites range from $359 to $469 for one bedroom and $459 to $709 for two bedrooms. Parking is between $18-$25 a day, but a car might not be necessary if you’ll be working downtown and can walk to the office and to many restaurants.

Another benefit of the Omni to the fit-minded business traveler is that Town Lake Hike & Bike trail is just eight blocks away and is a favorite walking and running spot in the city.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jettemomant Jetté Momant

    Loved reading about this, Jodi. When I travel, I like to eat. A LOT. I try to make up for it by working out. When I traveled this summer with my girl cousins around San Fran and Napa, we found away to eat eat eat and then work out in the mornings. But, sleeping in would have been far less tempting, had we had a “mini gym” in our rooms. No having to make sure your bed head didn't scare away other gym peeps and no having to make certain that you had a someone decent workout outfit. Love this concept!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jettemomant Jetté Momant

    Loved reading about this, Jodi. When I travel, I like to eat. A LOT. I try to make up for it by working out. When I traveled this summer with my girl cousins around San Fran and Napa, we found away to eat eat eat and then work out in the mornings. But, sleeping in would have been far less tempting, had we had a “mini gym” in our rooms. No having to make sure your bed head didn't scare away other gym peeps and no having to make certain that you had a someone decent workout outfit. Love this concept!

  • Jetté Momant

    Loved reading about this, Jodi. When I travel, I like to eat. A LOT. I try to make up for it by working out. When I traveled this summer with my girl cousins around San Fran and Napa, we found away to eat eat eat and then work out in the mornings. But, sleeping in would have been far less tempting, had we had a “mini gym” in our rooms. No having to make sure your bed head didn't scare away other gym peeps and no having to make certain that you had a someone decent workout outfit. Love this concept!