We had some free time before heading to our sneak peek at the new Fantasyland today, so I decided to go for a run and get my workout on at the fitness center at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Wouldn’t it be nice if Disney magic and pixie dust melted fat and built muscle? Um, Yes! But, since it doesn’t, I’m staying on track and making sure I’m getting my workouts done.
I’m staying at the Polynesian Resort, directly next to the Grand Floridian. Guests at the Polynesian have full access to use their workout facilities. They’re actually doing some renovations to that building right now, but they set up a remote fitness center so that dedicate folks like us have no excuses to skip our workouts. Ahem.
When I saw the fitness center – in a tent – I wasn’t quite sure this was going to work, but of course Disney had it handled. I walked through the door into an air-conditioned gym. The floor was properly padded, they had plenty of cardio and strength training equipment, free weights and more. I felt comfortable and forgot it was located in a parking lot.
The walk back to my hotel was a perfect cool down. I saw my chariot waiting but I told them to wait for the next princess.