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For those looking for a fun, high impact workout, the fitness center at Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace offers an alternative cardio option for your Vegas Vacation. Expresso HD virtual stationary bikes have large state-of-the-art monitors with impressive road-route graphics, handlebars which tilt to steer, and pedal resistance that intensifies as the rider climbs or descends on-screen. Riders can choose from 43 different tours, ranging in duration from one to 20 miles, and are able to race other Qua guests. Race times can also be stored online to track progress. The Caesars Palace fitness center has four upright and five recumbent Expresso HD bikes.

Training Apparel:
Left your gym clothes in your closet back home? Don’t sweat it. The Qua Retail Store carries both men’s and women’s activewear.

A PERSONAL TRAINER TO THE STARS SAYS EXERCISE SHOULD NEVER TAKE A HOLIDAY

vacation-workoutIt’s easy to keep up your exercise routine while on the road. Beverly Hills-based personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson, whose clients include Pete Sampras, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry, shares a simple plan to make the most of your workouts while on the road. Carving out time to visit your resort fitness center, whether it’s at The Cromwell or Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars Palace, will not only keep you on track, but also boost your energy and improve your mood.

PETERSON’S TIPS

1. Begin Your Workout on the Treadmill.
Walk one minute and then jog one minute for a full 30 minutes.

2. Next Up: Strength Training
Do 10 push-ups, 20 stomach crunches and 10 squats (with or without dumbbells). Repeat five to 10 times depending on your ability.

3. Bonus: Keep It Going.
If you have even more time to spare, get back on the treadmill and run 10 to 20 percent faster than your normal cardio pace.

Peterson adds that squats, pushups and lunges are always a great way to elevate your heart rate and increase your circulation, which he says is “the key to good health and well-being.” But no matter what workout you are able to fit in,

Peterson sums up his most important advice in three simple words: “Always challenge yourself!”

PHOTO OF GUNNAR PETERSON COURTESY OF TRAINER. PHOTO OF STATIONARY BIKE BY ROBERT JOHN KLEY.
THE FITNESS CENTER AT CAESARS PALACE IS LOCATED AT QUA BATHS & SPA.

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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