QM2 fitness center opening time?

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#1
Chicago
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Joined Jun 2017
One part of cunard.com says 8 am, another says 6 am. Any ideas on the correct time? I'm really hoping for 6 since 8 is a little late for me.

Also, if I'm being super-ambitious, is the fitness center open on embarkation day?

Thanks!
#2
Staffordshire
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Joined Sep 2010
I would hope 8am would not like to be in a stateroom under the gym if it opens at 6am have a thought for those that might be still asleep.
#3
Norfolk UK
737 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by abefroman329
One part of cunard.com says 8 am, another says 6 am. Any ideas on the correct time? I'm really hoping for 6 since 8 is a little late for me.

Also, if I'm being super-ambitious, is the fitness center open on embarkation day?

Thanks!
8am to 8pm last time we were aboard the QM2 and not usually open until the afternoon on embarkation days, sorry.
#4
Chicago
252 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by milamber
8am to 8pm last time we were aboard the QM2 and not usually open until the afternoon on embarkation days, sorry.
Thanks, although I'm not sure what to make of this statement, "Our Fitness Centre has views out forward to the covered promenade deck. Open from 6am, feel free to run the treadmill, take to the bikes or try the step machines all before a hearty and well earned breakfast," available at http://www.cunard.com/cruise-ships/queen-mary-2/activities-entertainment/spa-and-fitness/
#5
Chicago
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Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by majortom10
I would hope 8am would not like to be in a stateroom under the gym if it opens at 6am have a thought for those that might be still asleep.
If the deck plan is to be believed, there are no staterooms under the fitness center, and it's a slippery slope down to finding a time when it can be open when no one underneath will be asleep.
#6
Norfolk UK
737 Posts
Joined Aug 2010
Originally posted by abefroman329
Thanks, although I'm not sure what to make of this statement, "Our Fitness Centre has views out forward to the covered promenade deck. Open from 6am, feel free to run the treadmill, take to the bikes or try the step machines all before a hearty and well earned breakfast," available at http://www.cunard.com/cruise-ships/queen-mary-2/activities-entertainment/spa-and-fitness/
It's entirely possible that it's changed as it's about 10 months since we were last aboard. If I look on the Cunard website it says

Opening Times:

The gym is typically open from 8am - 8pm every day.

Perhaps it varies by voyage. I like to go early too, which is why the 8am opening stuck in my mind. Pretty sure the indoor pool was open earlier though as I normally swam in there before going to the gym once it opened.
#7
Chicago
252 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by milamber
It's entirely possible that it's changed as it's about 10 months since we were last aboard. If I look on the Cunard website it says

Opening Times:

The gym is typically open from 8am - 8pm every day.

Perhaps it varies by voyage. I like to go early too, which is why the 8am opening stuck in my mind. Pretty sure the indoor pool was open earlier though as I normally swam in there before going to the gym once it opened.
Right, that's what it says here:

https://ask.cunard.com/help/life-on-board/spa_gym

I guess it either opens at 6 am, 8 am, or another time entirely.
#9
Virginia
762 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
Unfortunately, Cunard's website contains a plethora of contradictory information (as well as well hidden information) so it is not surprising that there is confusion. The information is further complicated by US vs Great Britain info. Glad I am not their web developer.

I personally am hoping that the 0600 info is correct as I would like to be able to go up to the Gym and loosen up my artificial knee on one of their bicycles before I start the rest of my day.

Guess I'll find out in 6+ more weeks.
#10
Riding the Ocean Waves
1,279 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Whenever I have travelled on On QE and QV The Daily Programme states Royal Fitness opens at 6am however when on QM2 Canyon Ranch The Daily Programme states opens at 8am . On Embarkation days they are open at 12noon. I only use the gym prior to lunch so they have always been open when i wished to use the facility.
#11
Chicago
252 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by cruiserdru
I personally am hoping that the 0600 info is correct as I would like to be able to go up to the Gym and loosen up my artificial knee on one of their bicycles before I start the rest of my day.
I, too, would like to be up early to be on a treadmill. We depart in two days (!!!) and I will advise the group once I find out firsthand.
#12
Chicago
252 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
The fitness center opened at 6 each morning and was open on embarkation day (we walked through at approximately 3 pm, though I don’t know what time it opened).
#14
Riding the Ocean Waves
1,279 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by cruiserdru
Thanks for the followup. Now I can look forward to my morning bike ride that makes my knee happy.
The Two Virtual Bikes that were in the gym on QM2 disappeared on last refit which in my opinion is a shame. I think the Gym on the QE and QV are far superior to that of QM2.
#15
Connecticut
133 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Originally posted by Pennbank
The Two Virtual Bikes that were in the gym on QM2 disappeared on last refit which in my opinion is a shame. I think the Gym on the QE and QV are far superior to that of QM2.
My apologies if this is a different piece of equipment, but was on the 12 August 2017 QM2 crossing and while using the lateral elliptical units was faced by at least 2 or 3 bicycle-like units.
#16
Riding the Ocean Waves
1,279 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Originally posted by S1drfl
My apologies if this is a different piece of equipment, but was on the 12 August 2017 QM2 crossing and while using the lateral elliptical units was faced by at least 2 or 3 bicycle-like units.
Yes different type, They used to have two Computer Bikes in the section in the weights area, passed the Tread mills. Think they were called X-Dream Interactive The Xdream allowed the User to enter a virtual world with 5 other riders and Take a ride in parkland, in the highlands, in the semi-arid or desert locations
Still have them on the Two "Vista Class" ships
#17
6 Posts
Joined May 2017
I was just on the QM2 earlier this month. The gym opened at 6:00am. I was there by 6:30am most mornings. It was not too busy. No waiting for machines. I would say it was busiest between 8am and 10am. Hope this helps!
#18
Nashville Tennessee
466 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
I am just wondering why it would need to close at all? The local gyms around my home are all 24 hours. If there are no cabins below the workout center, then why close it?
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