Former THREE'S COMPANY star Suzanne Somers is so intent on staying away from hotel gyms whenever she travels, she often flies with her own workout equipment in her luggage.

The evergreen actress, who became the face of the THIGHMASTER and has written a string of health books, stays at the FLORIDA HYATT every month and has requested that managers store her BODYROW and ULTRA TRACK machines - both from her own product line - and send them to her room when she arrives in town.

She says, "I don't use hotel gyms; everybody stares."

When Somers can't get access to her equipment, she does pushups against the sink, but always has at least one of her favourites with her.

She says, "I always carry a Thighmaster in my suitcase."

29/04/2004 17:15