On occasion I have to travel away from home for my ‘normal’ job. How can I complain about it? I’m allowed to work remotely and culturally work/life balance is a very important thing. Besides, travelling for work creates a great opportunity to earn miles and points. Some weeks ago I was in Oak Brook, IL and decided to stay at Marriott hotel. I’m currently in the middle of my Platinum status challenge, so this trip came at a perfect time. How do the gym facilities in this hotel stack against the competition? Let’s take a look.
I found the Oak Brook Marriott’s gym to be well outfitted for a hotel gym. It’s got the usual treadmills, ellipticals, cable machine station, and a medium sized dumbell set. But in addition it’s got a nice open area with kettlebells, jump ropes, and plyometric boxes. This is were I spent most of my time. There are also floor mats and stability balls for pilates-style workouts in this area. Once done with a workout, enjoy some time at the jacuzzi and pool area. For a week-long stay, this gym will definitely do.
Here are some photos: