We target the upscale market as well, and we rarely have someone ask about a fitness room. Our neighborhood clubhouse provides a few machines, but I don't even advertise it. This summer, though, I have had 2 different guests ask. They were mainly interested in an elliptical for their routines.
However, if it were me, I would prefer to make the room look nice or something practical like a sofa sleeper for a child or a rocking chair / glider for guests with babies (if you have families). But we are in Branson, so we probably have a much different type of guest than you may have!
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Just a thought. Hope it is helpful!
All the best,
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We have had gyms at most of my homes. This has never mattered to most of our guests.. Seems when people go away on vacation, they don't seem to think about exercising .
Most people wanting to exercise choose to jog on the beach, go for long walks or kayak.