Good morning! When you travel, do you visit the hotel gym?

I found this list from PopSugar featuring their Favorite Healthy Hotels and Resorts. They all look pretty incredible. I’ve never been to Yosemite, but it’s high on my list and maybe more so now that I know about the  The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. It looks fabulous. Men’s Fitness listed all the major chains making fitness a core offering, which I found helpful for planning stays for work trips when I tend to stay in chain hotels. Have you stayed at a hotel that put health or fitness in the forefront?  I’d love to read about it, so please share in the comments. 

For more on working out while away from home, not along ago I shared some tips for staying fit while you travel and wrote a dedicated post on how to squeeze in a workout when you travel for work.

wedding Bermuda

a little snap from the wedding in Bermuda last weekend

In other news,  I’m officially more than half-way through the marathon training plan (for reference, I’m following a 16-week plan), but I still have the bulk of miles ahead of me.  Like, way more than I’ve already run.

Here’s what went down last week:

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Marathon training makes you do crazy things.

I’m headed to a wedding in Bermuda this weekend. I heard it’s pretty impossible to do a long run outside in Bermuda because the roads have no shoulder.  In order to stay on track with my training plan I decided to run 10 miles before work on Thursday. Maybe you’re an early riser and this isn’t a wackadoo concept to you. But for me, waking up at 5:30am to do anything other than catch a flight is either a miracle or a mistake. This is my story.

10 mile run central park

This is the route of the run so you can follow along. Yes I did run through water. There is a lot you don’t know about me.

Thoughts by mile, start time: 5:55am.

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I wasn’t sold on seeing a personal trainer. I’ve seen trainers before, mostly when a few sessions came free with a new gym membership and I was never loved the experience. I have felt like some people I worked with weren’t a positive influence. (One trainer told me to lose weight so I could wear a crop top on Halloween.) As I told the NY Post, another trainer blindly told me I drank too much water.

But in the lead-up to our wedding, I figured it couldn’t hurt to give personal training another chance.I know so many people who love their trainers and feel like it’s a valuable tool for getting in great shape. My goal was to gain a little more muscle before the big day so I would feel toned. (I know toned isn’t a feeling, per se, but tell that to a girl who has purchased a very delicate wedding gown.)

I scoured Yelp for trainers near my office or my home and emailed a few of them. I landed on Leo Pinto, of Leo Results Fitness. Before I came in, we had a chat on the phone.  Leo asked me what my goals were and what I usually do to work out. He also asked me to text him a photo of me in my wedding dress so he could get an idea of where we could make an impact. It sounds a bit crazy to send a guy I’ve never met a photo of me in a wedding dress, but it felt good to know he knew what we were working with.

Leo Fitness Results

borrowed from Leo’s website

I bought a 12 pack (and had one free intro session) and we got to work. We had 13 sessions in about four and a half weeks, so it was an intense stretch of workouts!

I loved my experience working with Leo and here are 6 things you need to know:

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Hi there! It’s been a fabulous whirlwind since I last posted. Last Saturday, Matt and I got married!  I can’t thank our friends and our family enough for making it the most magical weekend of my life.  It was better than I even allowed myself to imagine.  

💥 just married 💥 #camphaberstein

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I could talk about the wedding weekend forever. But before we get to that, let’s talk about the week of workouts leading up to the wedding:

Monday: 30-minute training session. I’ve been seeing Leo Pinto of Leo Results Fitness. I can’t recommend him enough! Full post on this coming soon.

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Hi guys! What a week. In just two days I head to the Berkshires for our wedding. I’ve been doing some extra weight training leading up to the big day. Here’s what went down:

Monday: 30-minute training session
Tuesday: nothing
Wednesday: 30-minute training session + 2 mile easy run
Thursday: Barry’s Bootcamp abs day at Chelsea.
Friday: 30-minute training session
Saturday: Refine Method
Sunday: Barry’s Bootcamp Upper East Side (Full Body!)

Before Matt and I tie the knot, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to the soon-to-be Mr. Cuckoolemon. I prepared a short interview with Matt. Read on.

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