And now, according to schedule, the gal chooses five greats. Here we have Five Great Technogyms with views, in alphabetical order.
Mandarin Oriental New York, has a Technogym, on its 36th floor, that opens from 6 a.m., and you know you are right next to Central Park (the really fit run round its southern circuit, the less-fit merely take the escalator down to Whole Foods, beneath the hotel, to stock up, from 7 a.m., on still-warm muffins).
Park Hyatt Tokyo‘s two Technogyms, across the pool from each other, are on the 47th floor: look out at sensational Shinjuku views, with Mount Fuji sometimes visible, too – and look up at the soaring glass ‘greenhouse’ ceiling overhead.
Regent Seven Seas Navigator is also Technogym (thank goodness more and more luxury travel suppliers realise the importance of investing in the best equipment). The fitness centre, with an adjacent studio, is on the top, 12th, deck, looking out across the miniature golf course – see the image above.
Shangri-La at The Shard, London, is Europe’s tallest building – and the 24/7 gym, on the 52nd floor, obviously offers outstanding bird’s eye views south of the Thames. An added benefit here is that the Technogym joggers have inbuilt games so exercise your mind, with sudoku, as you count calories.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Musandam Peninsula, also offers sudoku-enabled Technogym pieces – here, as you work out from 7.30 a.m., you look out into date palms.
Happy work-outs in your luxury hotel, or on your ship, says the gal!