Sadness was all I felt. Waiting up all night for those infomercials to come on, hoping that they would finally invent something to help me gain muscle without going to the gym. Sadly no. It was inevitable, I will have to join one of those horrible places filled with people much fitter than I in spandex.
I am convinced they do the hard yards behind closed doors and just go to the gym to show off their bodies. “All natural” they say. Mmmhmm. Everyone is magically much more fit and they’re not even sweating. Never the less, I sign up and go in. I jump on to a treadmill and begin to run. Apparently I was competing with the person next to me as he seemed to speed up as I began. The reason for my sudden burst of fitness is because I was going to Vegas and would definitely be competing there. Hot weather means pools and massages and fun at night.
And I gotta look hot.
Heather at classictravel.com recommended that I book the Aria Las Vegas where the Virtuoso rate includes a breakfast credit, a food and beverage credit, complimentary spa access and a guaraneeted 4PM check out. Located on the famous strip of Vegas, between the Bellagio and Monte Carlo and connected to the Shops at City Center, some of the newest and most fabulous stores in town. All rooms are very modern and sleek with buttons to control everything located on an easy to use tablet, and the most important master “goodnight” button to turn everything off when you stagger in after winning the jackpot and need a rest instantly. Floor to ceiling windows offer outstanding views.
In the food department, the Aria has nine fine dining restaurants and seven casual restaurants including the delicious Jean Philippe Patisserie, and a coffee shop for the morning hangovers. Plus there is also the Buffet where food is prepared at various live-action cooking stations. This is Vegas we’re talking, where more is more and less doesn’t exist.
A Spa and salon are also offered at the Aria which features 62 treatment rooms that offer a full complement of treatments and therapeutic benefits as well as places to get your hair and nails done so you look your best as you paint the town red. Or hot pink with glitter as I did.
But I was more interested in the gym, as I like to pump iron, and I am happy to say it is massive and has all the latest equipment, so no need to drop my routine or motivation. So sweat in the gym and then sweat outside in the heat during the day followed by sweating at the casino tables. Lots of sweating to be done in Vegas. So the best way to cool down is in the pool and luckily Aria has three distinctive pools to choose from. Be aware that the Liquid Pool Lounge provides an adults-only outdoor playground which is secluded so if you wanna get sexy and show off the body, go to that pool.
But what is Vegas hotel without a casino? Aria offers 150,000 square feet of gaming . The layout and design have something for everyone, from the hard hitting gamblers to the those who just want to play the slots. Naturally for high-end players, exclusive salons offer high-limit slots and table games in private environments.
But a hidden tip, not too mention a bonus, for you is that there is CVS and Walgreens in front of the hotel if you want to stock up on anything last minute, like aspirin as I needed after my first night.
After an hour I was done at the gym. Just walking around Vegas, no one will be looking at my skinny body anyway. I just keep praying that infomercial will come on.