Staying Fit On The Road: GoRecess

No, I’m not advocating you head outside and join a pickup kickball game, although that’s not really a bad idea. Hotel gyms have undergone major improvements in recent years, with many adding upgraded equipment, locations, and even in-house yoga studios or fitness experts.

But, for frequent travelers, this is no substitute for your standard fitness routine. Enter GoRecess, which bills itself as an OpenTable-like software for fitness activities. Sort by studio name or class type and choose from standard options like bootcamps or weight-training or more popular trend classes, like barre and pole fitness or even pre-and post-natal workouts.

You could even sort by time, so that you can find classes that are starting soon in an area near you. It sure beats sorting Yelp for gyms that offer one-day or week-long trials, and we love that you can use this as a way to test-drive a new workout or studio in your hometown or keep up with your standard fitness routine while on the road.

One quick hint, however. Before you book through the site, go to the studio or gym’s website and check for yourself. Often, you can find a “first class free” or a small “trial pack” that will get you discounted access beyond what you’ll find listed.

What do you think? Will GoRecess help you stay fit on the road?