Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Leicester Marriott Hotel Gym

Smith Way, Enderby, Leicester LE19 1SW, UK

It's been one of my goals this year to get back into shape and look after my body more. We're halfway through the year and I still haven't made any changes to my exercise regime (oops) However when I was invited back to the Leicester Marriott Hotel to try out their leisure club facilities, in particular their new gym I couldn't say no. Plus it saved me having to sign a gym contract and then never use it to it's fullest. Plus the hotel was an absolute highlight from my blogging opportunities last year and I would always recommend visiting there.

The Leicester Marriott hotel is tucked away off Junction 21 of the M1 motorway, it's also 0.6 miles away from Fosse Shopping Park. Their leisure club on site opened up in 2006 and hosts a variety of full facilities for you to take full advantage off. On site there is a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, resistance gym, cardiovascular gym and the opportunity for personal training too!

On arrival me and Jordan had decided on what our plan of action was for the evening. It was to the gym first for a 30-45 minute work out before a swim in the pool and onto the sauna and steam room. Leicester Marriott had used their small gym space well and there was lots of equipment available for you to use. Having the TV's opposite the treadmills made for the perfect viewing whilst working out. We gave most of the equipment a go in the gym and it was soon clear that my stamina wasn't as good as it used to be. The gym was clean well represented and with enough space to move around to each equipment.

The swimming pool was a good size with a lane available for those keen lane swimmers to take full advantage of. Using the pool has definitely wanted me to put more effort into going to the swimming pool more often! I thought it was great but the chlorine levels were definitely pretty high as my eyes were stinging afterwards, not nice. I definitely enjoyed sitting in the sauna after such a long workout too!

I would definitely recommend popping over to the Leicester Marriott Hotel and giving their facilities a go yourself!

There was free towels available from the reception desk to use whilst you moved around their facilities too.

Also big thanks to Dansez for providing me with one of their FirmFit Elite Bra's for this opportunity too. Their great products, really well made, colourful and comfortable for your exercise needs. You can check out this product  by heading over to the Dansez website!

Disclaimer: I was invited to try out the leisure club facilities at Leicester Marriott Hotel in return for this post to be published. The photos are credited to the photographer but all views are mine. I was also sent a FirmFit Elite Bra from Dansez to use in this blog post too. 


  1. Might have to treat my parents to a night there when they next come to stay. My dad is a gym freak and my mum would love the sauna! :)



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