If been following my adventures than already know that last week were in Tel Aviv for work and as were there for 4 days than I had to adjust my workout schedule to the travel one doing my workouts on the road. Luckily form me in my hotel (Carlton – which, BTW, is A-mazing!) had also gym facilities so put my mind on peace and packed my workout equipment before hitting the road.
As a determined lady who never skips leg day, I woke up along with the sunrise and to hit the gym. Not because I would be an early bird, but because when I am on the road there is just no way to find a time for an evening workout so prefer to rise with the birds to have one.
Isn’t the view lovely? This view is definitely worth the early wake up despite the hard time getting out of the bed.
Carlton’s gym is open 24h therefore guessed that 6am it would be already buzzing but for my surprise I was the only one at that hour so could get some nice pictures without appearing like a stalker ad disturbing others.
At the hotel’s 15th floor is located both – gym and spa ( not opened 24/7) center that I believe is a nice touch to link a good workout session with a relaxing spa time afterwards.
At gym is always a receptionist to keep the track of the place.
The locker rooms are nice and offers everything you need: towels as well as beauty sets so do not need to worry carrying your own things with you.
The gym itself is not big however it has well divided by functional zones: weights, cardio and a free zone.
The gym offers even TRX as an asset to your workouts.
Couple of treadmills, stationary bike and elliptical trainer is in a perfect position facing the Mediterranean sea making your morning workout a little bit nicer. ( Of course, I would have a running buddy crazy enough waking up so early) would definitely prefer going for a nice morning run along the coast.
While warming up were looking to the waves and surfers catching them. ( Tel Aviv has some great surfer’s spots as well and in front of my hotel was one of them – for surfer’s only!
One I saw this beauty – Smith Machine – I was happy – it was everything I needed to start my Leg day properly.
Couldn’t not resist taking selfie before the session – had to have one before getting down to the business.
And once your training session is over you can have a nice refreshing glass of an infused water, tea, apple or re-charge your sugar levels with some Arabic sweet nibbles.
To sum up – Carlton Tel Avivc gym offers all the basic things to have your workout routine: free weights, Smith machine and cardio machines and additionally gives you a free access to the facilities 24/7, a nice view, cameras showing the real time outside the beach and a great view + free supplements like water bottles, towels, etc. Therefore definitely recommended as an approved gym to stay in shape on the road.
In case wondering what was my Leg training routine that morning than here it is:
Leg Day at hotel’s gym:
Warm up: 15min jog on a treadmill
- 4×15 – squat (increasing weight with an each rep)
- 4×15 donkey kicks with a Smith Machine
- 4×15 walking lunges with dumbbells
- 4×15 step ups with weights
- lateral squat walk (as much meters as space allows)
- 3×20 mountain climbers
- 3 x 1 min plank
This was my Leg Day using Carlton hotel’s gym equipment. Resistance band was mine which I usually bring with me to my travels as never sure what will find in the gym.