SAN DIEGO—Free fitness center access has been added to the list of guest services provided by San Diego Sunset Vacation Rentals, President Will Holland announced. “When people are traveling, they often want to continue their exercise regimen, or even start a new one, and free daily access to a fitness center is something they really appreciate,” Holland explained.
Guests staying at any of San Diego Sunset’s more than 50 Mission Beach/Pacific Beach area vacation rentals can use the Powerhouse Gym, located at 4150 Mission Blvd, in the Promenade Shopping Center. The gym is centrally located and within walking distance of the areas vacation rentals, Holland noted. The location also provides plenty of free parking for those who prefer to drive to the gym, he said.
San Diego Sunset Vacation Rentals is the only area company to offer free gym access to its guests, according to Holland. “Since we opened our doors nearly three years ago, we have strived to be different and better than our competitors,” he said. “This is one more way we set ourselves apart from other vacation rental companies.”
The 14,000 square-foot facility has a complete cardio center, with entertainment. For the weight lifter, there are traditional weight machines, plus a large free weight room. Free group classes, including yoga, Pilates and aerobics are also included in what is available to San Diego Sunset guests, Holland said.
“When I have traveled, I wanted to work out while on the road, the nice hotels I stayed in usually charged an additional per day fee to use the gym,” Holland said. “That really bothered me that I was paying a high price for a hotel room, then had to pay extra to use the gym, and was charged again if I needed to use the business center. What was that huge hotel bill all about?”
Holland took the lessons he learned while traveling for business and set out to build a vacation rental company that would provide what people want, without charging extra for it. “Why should people pay for their accommodations, then have to pay more to work out?”
The Powerhouse Gym is open from 5a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 5 am to 10 p.m. on Friday; and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Seven days a week, the staff is on hand to help vacationers become familiar with the equipment. “The friendly atmosphere eliminates any anxiety over being in an unfamiliar gym,” Holland said. “There is no longer any reason to skip the gym while you are vacationing in Mission Beach.”
by Suzanne M. Perez