The gym was sucking me in, like a siren of spinning luring me from my hungover appointment with a Mimosa.
Waking up earlier than I’d wanted after a long night out in Chicago, my plan had been to continue the party with some Champagne leftover from the night before. But the in-room gym at the Swissotel’s Vitality Suite had other ideas. As I walked by the 200-square-foot fitness center — which sat between my bedroom and the living room in this 1,700-square-foot behemoth of a suite — I almost heard the gym equipment talking to me.
“Hey there, party boy,” it teased. “You gonna let a little hangover keep you from getting your workout in? I mean we’re RIGHT HERE. And we’re read…”
“Ok,” I responded as you might to friends pressuring you to go out on a Friday night you really meant to spend in. “Let me put on some clothes.”