I recently stayed at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel and loved it (see, Hotel Review). The fitness center at the W was likewise amazing. It was spacious and filled with state of the art equipment. It was also clean, had plenty of light and mirrors, and the views were spectacular. Simply stated: it was conducive to health and fitness, and frankly, everything one wants to see (and rarely does) at a hotel fitness facility.
I also learned that the W offers fitness classes some mornings right on the beach. I wish I’d known before, rather than after, of the schedule so I could have taken a class. Oh well, now I have a reason to return!
Speaking of the beach, I did find the time to sneak in a run or two. Running next to water, especially oceans, puts a smile on my face. This year, I was lucky to run along oceans in the United States, Peru and South Africa! My best marathon (over ten years ago) was run along an ocean. So, I was very happy to run a few miles in Fort Lauderdale with the Atlantic Ocean at my side.
The pool at the W was sexy and gorgeous and yet serene.
The poolsidebliss spa offerings sounded divine (but a bit pricey).
note: As I’ve previously mentioned, my stay at the W was complimentary as part of a luxury-themed TBEX FAM tour of Fort Lauderdale.