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by Jim Kaese

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ISBN:
0975306073
Author:
Jim Kaese
Category:
Specialty Travel
Language:
English
Publisher:
Socal Publishing; English Language edition (November 1, 2004)
Pages:
435 pages
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1167 kb
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1407 kb
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1730 kb
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
126


The Athletic-Minded Traveler takes the guesswork out of exercising on the road.

The Athletic-Minded Traveler takes the guesswork out of exercising on the road. Jim Kaese and Paul Huddle have given us a reference work, not a discussion of what it means to be an athletic-minded traveler nor how to become athletic minded if you are a traveler doubling as a couch potato. Mind the subtitle: 'Where to work out and stay when fitness is a priority. If a reference book for your or your travel agent is what you need, this is your book.

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The Athletic Minded Traveler : Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness Is a Priority. Kaese and Huddle have created a unique compilation of over 500 unbiased recommendations regarding hotel/resort fitness offerings. The Athletic-Minded Traveler is a travel guide especially for the fitness-conscious. Focusing on the biggest and most-visited cities across America, The Athletic-Minded Traveler lists hotels that match one's budget and athletic needs, rates the quality of exercise equipment at recommended hotels and health clubs, recommends running routes, showcases verified lap pools with detailed specs, and much more.

Recognizing that millions of travelers factor into their hotel choice the quality of an accommodation's workout options, this book recommends the most . Not every city but everyone I travel to. Its 400+ pages so there is a ton of info. Entertaining too. Читать весь отзыв.

Recognizing that millions of travelers factor into their hotel choice the quality of an accommodation's workout options, this book recommends the most fitness-focused hotels in three price categories and the best fitness venues such as health clubs, YMCAs, lap pools and running routes, in 78 popular .

The Athletic-Minded Traveler is a travel guide especially for the fitness-conscious. As a triathlete who is often training on the road, I find this a great tool.

Learn more about these properties and over 500 other hotels, fitness venues, running routes, lap pools, and more in Jim's recently released best-selling book, The Athletic-Minded'„¢ Traveler: Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness is a Priority (ww. ocalpress. As a first-of-its-kind resource, this 450-page travel guide offers the most detailed and accurate travel information for those who try to maintain a healthy lifestyle while on the road.

The Athletic-Minded Traveler: Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness Is a Priority. Coauthors & Alternates. by Jim Kaese, Paul Huddle. ISBN 9780975306086 (978-753060-8-6) Softcover, Socal Publishing, 2006.

Author of The Athletic-Minded Traveler: Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness Is a Priority, Jim visited .

Author of The Athletic-Minded Traveler: Where to Work Out and Stay When Fitness Is a Priority, Jim visited America's top 78 travel destinations to find the very best hotel/fitness-venue combinations.

Jim and Erin Kaese are a fitness-focused duo to be reckoned with As founders of Athletic-Minded Traveler, they are also experts when it comes to keeping physical exercise a priority on the road.

Jim and Erin Kaese are a fitness-focused duo to be reckoned with. We caught up with them to learn what a typical vacation is like for their family. As founders of Athletic-Minded Traveler, they are also experts when it comes to keeping physical exercise a priority on the road. We caught up with the couple to learn what a typical vacation is like for their family-and how they fit in all the fun and fitness without missing a beat. Where do you and your family like to go on vacation? Since we live in coastal San Diego, we seek different climates and experiences for our travels.

As a first-of-its-kind U.S. travel guide for those who enjoy a good sweat and a healthy lifestyle, The Athletic-Minded Traveler takes the guesswork out of exercising on the road. Recognizing that millions of travelers factor into their hotel choice the quality of an accommodation's workout options, this book recommends the most fitness-focused hotels in three price categories and the best fitness venues such as health clubs, YMCAs, lap pools and running routes, in 78 popular U.S. travel destinations.

Because reliable and accurate information is not available online (all hotels claim to have "state of the art" fitness facilities) nor attainable by calling the hotels directly (staff is usually uninformed), the co-authors traveled the country for three months to personally tour over 1,100 hotels and fitness venues that made their first cut. The result is over 500 frank recommendations that give readers options for wonderful accommodations AND fantastic workout options. Sweat, pump iron, run, swim, 300+ thread count sheets, 24-hour room service...whatever the trip criteria, this book has it covered.

  • Anarius
Jim Kaese and Paul Huddle have given us a reference work, not a discussion of what it means to be an athletic-minded traveler nor how to become athletic minded if you are a traveler doubling as a couch potato.

Mind the subtitle: 'Where to work out and stay when fitness is a priority.'

If a reference book for your or your travel agent is what you need, this is your book.

If you want to figure out how to maintain some level of fitness in an ever-changing travel environment that seems to mock the very thought of it, this is not your book. Those books do exist (see my other reviews) and you'd be wise to buy one of them.

The book under review here is organized by major U.S. metropolitan areas. Since airport fitness facilities are still not widely available, the writers have to presume you're willing to part company with two taxi fares for many of the venues. Things get a little better on the hotel side, where noticable improvement in most major hotel chains now makes it possible to get a workout without falling down the steps, where you are fortunate to be found within the week.

Bottom line: the book delivers what the subtitle promises.
  • santa
I still use this book even though it is several years old. It's a nice reference. But what really helps me out when I travel is the web portal this same company created. [...] covers way more places than the book ever could. And there are running route maps, loads of pictures of the work out places, and even yoga studios. The online resource also recommends places to eat for every destination. And there is a good mix of places (cafes, business meeting type places, vegetarian, diners, even markets that have prepared food).

So if you like having a "book"in hand, this one still works, but if you need a lot more cities (Europe, Canada) and pictures, and places to eat and other stuff, also check out the online version.
  • Mr_KiLLaURa
This book is valuable to those of us who travel a lot and care about finding good exercise facilities. It is no longer current--a new edition would be nice--and it leaves out some details such as whether hotel fitness centers are open 24 hours or not, but it fills a need no other book does.
  • Ariseym
JUST QUICKLY SKIMMED THROUGH YOUR BOOK.

THIS IS GOOD FOR THE BEGINER, BUT I CAN NAME AT LEAST A DOZEN HIGH ENERGY TOP OF THE LINE PLACES TO WORK-OUT WHILE TRAVELING.

I CAN DO THAT IN ABOUT THREE MORE CITIES.

I THINK THIS IS GOOD FOR TRAVELERS IN THEIR OWN HOTEL.

PERIOD.

MY WIFE COMPETES IN TRI'S ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND I AM THE VACATION PLANNER.

WE BOTH LIKE TO HAVE UPDATED EQUIPMENT WHEN WE TRAVEL, SO I MAKE IT A POINT TO INVESTIGATE THE AREAS.

NICE ATTEMPT, BUT THEY MISSED MANY GREAT PLACES.

AL
  • Steelcaster
I received the Athletic Minded Traveler for Christmas. I was skeptical at first since I thought it was just another travel guide. Once I started looking at the book, however, I realized that it was extrememly helpful and the pithy writing made it a pleasure to read. Morover, the easy to use summary for the hotels allowed me to quickly and easily choose a hotel on my first business trip of 2006. (The guide was right on the money about the hotel.) This is an invaluable tool for anyone who travels, whether for business or pleasure--it even covers smaller cities like Cleveland and Madison, WI). Today, whilst surfing the web I found the author's website, which expands on the book. The site has even more information such as running routes and thorough restaurants recommendations for healthy eating on the road. From now on, I'm going to consult the book and the web site before I travel.
  • Gio
This book contains the information I am constantly having to call around for and delivers it with a humorous touch! I travel a lot and hate to miss out on a training session. This book covers every major city and is dead on with the best in strength training and cardio equipment. Add to it that they have located the good pools (not the crap ones that are either filthy or require you to swim in a fish bowl) and you are on your way to some quality swim work outs. As a female CEO, I appreciate the fact that the authors have also scoped out the safety factor for runs so that I can decide whether to hit the tread mill or go for a safe jog. An online version that can be updated would be greatly appreciated as would additional cities. I have it sitting on my desk so that I can consult it and advise my assistant as to which hotel to book. Funny how it keeps ending up in others' offices as they seek to plan their business travels!
  • Raniconne
If you travel and regularly use a fitness facility, you need this book. Kaese and Huddle have created a unique compilation of over 500 unbiased recommendations regarding hotel/resort fitness offerings. As a triathlete who is often training on the road, I find this a great tool. You'll find out things like how many Star Trac treadmills, what kind of elliptical trainers, how long is that lap pool and also local recommendations like a great running route. Get one for yourself to check it out and you may find yourself sending copies to others who will find it to be a great, thoughtful gift.

Allen C. Ho, MD
As an auditor for a Fortune 500 company, I live on the road. That lifestyle doesn't easily go with training for an Ironman. With this book, I can go into any city and have the confidence of knowing where to work out (especially swimming which tends to be the hardest to find), which hotels to stay at and also where certain places of interest are. Jim Kaese and Paul Huddle have done an amazing job in compiling this very useful list together. It is the first thing I pack when I'm getting ready to leave the house. We owe them a great deal of thanks for making our athletic lives that much easier. It is a must for anyone who enjoys working out while away from home.