Many people love to travel. It breaks up the monotony of ordinary life into an excellent adventure that can be remembered for a lifetime. However, traveling does come with one major disadvantage. If you have a regular exercise routine, these breaks disrupt that cycle and can make it tough to get back into it. That is where we come in - HotelGyms.com was founded to find the gym capabilities of any hotel location around any vacation or travel spot.
Our founder Ronny is the one who came up with this vision. He figured that those who are serious about their health deserve to continue it while enjoying the benefits of traveling. So, he thought that a site where one could locate a hotel and see what kinds of options there were in terms of working out would be pretty helpful to these people.
My goal is to provide a hotel fitness guide that allows our customers to have a great workout experience while traveling.
-Ronny Frehner, Founder
Staying healthy is one of the most important things those who travel frequently can do, as it really does take a toll on our bodies. We have adopted this as our mission statement since and everything we do aligns with it.
Get the Team together
Of course, Ronny could not do this all alone, and he evangelized the idea to his friends, who then helped him launch the site. Roland (not to be confused with Ronny) is the specialist in finance. Everybody needs to keep an eye on the expense book, and Roland is our man to that task and does it well. Then there is our Product Manager Michel, who keeps the technical side of the site secure while also being the travel bee. Michel is a traveler by heart by traveling the world. He works with the hotels to improve our main product, the "GymFactor."
Meanwhile, Chris is the community manager and makes sure we stay connected to our users. Hed keeps an eye that we are headed in the direction most people want. Last but not least, we have our youngster Manuel who takes care of our social media.
The lauch of the new Website
After more than one year of planning and coding, in April 2020, the new website was launched. Unfortunately, with the onset of COVID-19 and the almost complete travel shutdown, we could have had better luck with our timing. But these are just another set of challenges that we have to work around to provide people with the best possible workout experience at hotel gyms worldwide. Even now, we are continuing to release features every month.
With the launch of the new platform, HotelGyms.com became the information provider for people who want to stay fit while traveling. We could not do this alone, while we partner with big names like Booking.com and Fitbod. We are continuing the platform's evolution and work very closely with our development team — and the guys do a fantastic job. And the result you can see now online 💪🎉
What is Next?
While there is an exciting time ahead, we are all awaiting the days when the borders re-open… Whether you are searching for hotels in New York, Miami, or Singapore, make sure to consult with us. On HotelGyms.com you can see if the hotels you are looking at have the right gym for your needs.
Your HotelGyms Team