Baby it’s cold outside! It was warm and muggy yesterday, but the rain brought in a cold front, and it’s in the 40’s this morning. BBbbrrr! I like it though, it felt more like April than December yesterday. Today I have a good bit of work to do, calls, etc. and I hope to get in an ab/arm workout. I am on day 8 of the boot, and pray all the time it is actually working .
*The spa part of the fitness center is closed for 18 months for refurbishment. This started mid September, but the workout/gym area is still open for use.
Due to some construction at the Grand Floridian, the walkway has been re routed to get to the gym. Just head towards the beach/waterfall pool and you will see signs directing you down the path towards the building. Coming from the Polynesian, head towards the wedding pavilion along the sidewalk and it will be on your left.
You walk into a nice Lobby area, where you are greeted by an employee who will check your key card to insure you are in fact a guest of the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian. You turn to the right and go through a door into the gym area. Not only does the gym have pretty much all the equipment you will need to workout, but they have towels, magazines, and a place to get (very cold I might add) in the corner.
There are plenty of treadmills, bikes, and elliptical all facing flat screen televisions for your boredom breaker enjoyment.
There are also plenty of weight machines, as well as free weights.
The back wall has mirrors all the way across the wall as well.
There are also mat’s and an exercise ball you can use for floor work or ab work.
Generally, if I am going to workout I will walk fast or jog the path to the gym as my warm up, and then walk or slow jog back for a cool down. It’s the perfect distance away for that purpose, and I hope I will continue to be able to go back to the gym to get my sweat on!
QOTD: When you workout on vacation, do you just run, or do you hit the gym for weights or cross training as well?
Tara Burner says
I was at the Polynesian in Feb, but didnt go workout (bad Tara)
my daughter & I want to go to Grand Floridian next (and you know I’ll be calling you for that!)
I got married at the Grand Floridian in ’91 pre-wedding pavillion.
When I vacation I do love to run outside but will always try out the resort gym, even if just once, to check it out. Disney knows how to treat resort guests, no doubt about it.
I would LOVE to have a vow renewal at the grand!
What are the hours at the fitness center? Wondering if they open at 5 or 6 am.
99% sure it’s 24 hours with your key card but let me check
yes it is 24 hours!
Awesome….thanks for the info!