What is the gym like at The Fearrington House Inn?

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The gym at The Fearrington House Inn is not just your regular hotel gym; it’s the Duke Center for Living’s Health and Fitness Center, located a five-minute drive away but still within the Fearrington Village community (the hotel staff will be happy to drive you there via a golf cart). As a guest of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, you have complimentary access to the gym, which also offers a heated, 25-yard indoor swimming pool, a cushioned indoor track and an exercise room where you can take classes ranging from yoga to Zumba.
Opened in 2005, the facility is managed by the Duke University Healthcare System and specializes in medically-based wellness programs, especially for the baby boomer generation. Staff is exceptionally helpful walks around the gym to make sure you’re using the equipment properly. They’ll adjust your posture and stance to make sure you’re getting the most of your workout.
In the main room, you’ll find a host of Precor, Cybex, NuStep and True cardio equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, and seated bicycles. They don’t have individual televisions, but you can request a headset at the front desk to watch one of the four wall-mounted TVs, or you can flip through the magazines available, which range from US to Fitness and Diabetes magazine. A side area, meanwhile, offers Cybex weight benches, multiple racks of handheld weights and raised mats for stretching. If you’re looking for a low-impact workout, you’ll find a host of yoga balls and stretch cords in addition to two Pilates reformers. Although it’s not quite as luxurious as some hotel gyms, the Duke Center for Living’s Health and Fitness Center offers an impressive set of activities for every fitness level and interest and also has a fully equipped locker room for your convenience.

Theresa Chiettini

Our guests have complimentary access to the Duke Center for Living, which is on the Fearrington property and within a quarter mile drive of The Fearrington House Inn. The facilities are state-of-the-art and offer a running track, treadmills and elliptical machines, pneumatic weight equipment and an indoor lap pool. Yoga classes are also available.

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