When I had the opportunity to have a weekend away for Valentines - relaxing in a hotel, with a little bit of partying, I JUMPED at the chance....
Getting ahead of myself on the day of the gig I made sure I trained at my local gym Nuffield Health (in my boohoo FIT gear of course) where I work as PT - you never know whats going to happen and I hate to miss planned training sessions!
Luckily we got there in good time giving me chance to check out the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough facilities before a 'romantic' pre-gig meal out and a few cocktails here & there ;)
The hotel facilities came in the form of a great gym, lovely pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi - as well as beauty treatments, which unfortunately I didn't have chance to treat myself to :(
On the Saturday, as tight for time, I just had a quick blast in the air conditioned gym - doing some cardio intervals, and using the TRX and vibrating plate for an all over body, pre-party workout :)
The Sunday (after a lovely full english breakfast in the hotel) I hit the gym again - spending more time on some long slow distance training from the good choice of cardio machines. I finished off with a swim, sauna, steam and bubble for a real Sunday chill!
In a state of Zen I headed back to the room for a yoga session - the superior room was big enough for me to lay my Artogi mat out and stretch with a nice view over the snow topped hills surrounding Middlesbrough....
That night energy levels were low, so rooms service was in order! A drink in the hotel bar before we enjoyed some yummy food in the room - watching a film on the widescreen TV, from the huge comfy bed of course....
After another delicious (continental this time) breakfast the morning after it was time to hit the road back to Manchester - to avoid getting snowed in - as lovely as that would be have been x
Rooms at the Jurys Inn Middlesbrough go from £55.20 which is a great rate for an even greater hotel! Check out other city centre locations too here