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    Planning a vacation around a gym any recommendations?

    I'm single and have been wanting to take a mini vacation and while thinking of where to go I thought it would be a cool to look for a spot with a kick ass gym, not looking for traditional tourist spots just somewhere nice to relax, scenery is a plus.

    I'm in NY and trying to keep this to the Eastern us. Any recommendations?

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    Whats the purpose of the holiday and the duration? If you are single and want to get on it and bang a few birds than you should be good without gym for a small period. Rest can be good.

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    If it's a mini vacation, make the gym secondary unless it's part of your vacation. Pushups and walking/hiking will get you by for a few days.

    I'd head to Wytheville, Va or possibly the mountains in Ga.
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    Im planning 3-4 days, no agenda really, just get away from life for a few days and explore a new place

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    Im planning 3-4 days, no agenda really, just get away from life for a few days and explore a new place
    Dude, 3-4 days isn't very long. Just take the time off and relax. Maybe do some pushups and squats (without any weight) when you wake up to get the blood flowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    Im planning 3-4 days, no agenda really, just get away from life for a few days and explore a new place
    Seneca Rocks, W. VA would be a tad closer if you're trying to go somewhere to clear your mind. Monongahela National Forest is right there, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    Dude, 3-4 days isn't very long. Just take the time off and relax. Maybe do some pushups and squats (without any weight) when you wake up to get the blood flowing.
    I'm not afraid of a few days off, I just like checking out different gyms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    I'm not afraid of a few days off, I just like checking out different gyms.
    Disregard my suggestions then. Unless you like rock climbing or hiking, there aren't any old school gyms unless things have changed in the past 20 years.
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    Google and youtube search best gyms in USA or something

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    Miami would be my 1st east coast pick & it’s not because of the gyms
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    Anywhere far from NY would be a very nice vacation in fact you probably wont want to go back there

    I can kinda see why you would focus your vacation “around a gym” since you’re in NY better you then me lol
    Try Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    I'm not afraid of a few days off, I just like checking out different gyms.
    https://www.bodybuilding.com/content...cket-list.html

    There's a few on the east coast in that list.

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    Skip any thought of a gym on vacation. Why go somewhere to escape, have fun and see the sights and then spend time in a gym? Waste of time on vacation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    I'm single and have been wanting to take a mini vacation and while thinking of where to go I thought it would be a cool to look for a spot with a kick ass gym, not looking for traditional tourist spots just somewhere nice to relax, scenery is a plus.



    I'm in NY and trying to keep this to the Eastern us. Any recommendations?
    Sorry you ain’t interested in the left coast. Our little area in Los Angeles just got a second location for a gym called “Zoo Culture”. Pricy as all f***, but looks interesting & very well equipped. BTW, the newest location is next to an INSANE sushi restaurant. Ya got your gym & your food; plus the weather (and scenery) - all amazing - totally vacation worthy!

    Respect to not vacationing without a gym. Did that in my 20’s & 30’s (much to my wife’s displeasure, but she understood, bless her).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wango View Post
    Sorry you ain’t interested in the left coast. Our little area in Los Angeles just got a second location for a gym called “Zoo Culture”. Pricy as all f***, but looks interesting & very well equipped. BTW, the newest location is next to an INSANE sushi restaurant. Ya got your gym & your food; plus the weather (and scenery) - all amazing - totally vacation worthy!

    Respect to not vacationing without a gym. Did that in my 20’s & 30’s (much to my wife’s displeasure, but she understood, bless her).
    LOL you can get woozy doing legs at Zoo Culture then go next door for some sushi and throw up. If you're going to travel to LA for the purpose of checking out gyms, you might as well go to Muscle Beach or the Gold's in Venice. I mean those are pretty iconic.

    Personally, if I was on vacation, I'd be just looking to relax with my girl at some resort. Go to a nice restaurant or two, see a show. Order some room service. Maybe do a little sight-seeing or hiking (depending on where this vacation is at).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    LOL you can get woozy doing legs at Zoo Culture then go next door for some sushi and throw up. If you're going to travel to LA for the purpose of checking out gyms, you might as well go to Muscle Beach or the Gold's in Venice. I mean those are pretty iconic.

    Personally, if I was on vacation, I'd be just looking to relax with my girl at some resort. Go to a nice restaurant or two, see a show. Order some room service. Maybe do a little sight-seeing or hiking (depending on where this vacation is at).
    Lol, Golds & Vince’s (long gone) were “cool”, but this place is for the young & trendy (which is exactly why I don’t go there) and do my work at PF with the old and moldy crowd. However that sushi place is one of the best in L.A.; damn f’n rootin tootin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Skip any thought of a gym on vacation. Why go somewhere to escape, have fun and see the sights and then spend time in a gym? Waste of time on vacation.
    Damn straight. Vacations are too hard to come by.
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    I may head out that way in the future, I wanna eventually hit all 50 states

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99JT View Post
    Im planning 3-4 days, no agenda really, just get away from life for a few days and explore a new place
    White mountains in New Hampshire. If you like lakes, rolling hills covered in fog, nature, good food.

    I agree with those who said not to worry about a gym, but I’m guilty of lifting on vacation. It’s not really necessary and it’s good for the mind and body to get away from our routines at times.
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    Most hotels will have a gym of some sort and if not just do pushups, pull-ups and squats/lunges if you really feel the need to do something. Its actually good to take a few days/week off once in a while to give your body a rest and shock the muscles at the same time.

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