From complimentary in-room gym kits, yoga mats to luxury suites fitted out with your own treadmill, check out these brands that have taken taking luxury fitness to a whole new level...
Decompress pressure on your spine and increase flexibility during your ‘wow’ AntiGravity Yoga class at the FOUR SEASONS Maldives Landaa Giraavaru. The first resort in the region to offer this modality, during these acrobatic-style sessions, you are led through yoga movements whilst suspended in air. Endorphins are released, circulation is increased and life looks positively different.
Levitate whilst you meditate during the Aerial Yoga session at the SIX SENSES resort in Laamu in the Maldives. Through various movements including up-side down inversions and swinging (flying) on a parachute-like hammock, your body is encouraged to twist, turn and elongate like never before – all to uplifting music.
Celebrity-led retreats by yoga and pilates experts are an upward trend and at THE W HOTELS , they have collaborated with yoga celeb/author, Tara Stiles, to create year-round FIT ENERGIZE retreats. And the good news is that these experienced at several desirable destinations around the world including Bali, Verbier, Maldives and Vieques Island. Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga and the designer behind Reebok’s first lifestyle range.
Collaborations with established gyms are another trend at resorts and hotels. At THE BENJAMIN HOTEL in New York, they have partnered with SIN Workouts and offer business travelers heart-racing bespoke workouts with a professional SIN trainer. New are SWEAT & SIN monthly workshops with NYC’s finest including Pure Yoga and Berry’s Bootcamp. Participants are rewarded with complimentary post-workout champagne and canapés.
THE BULGARI HOTEL in London also takes fitness to another level with the introduction of Framework that is a high-calibre and results-based fitness system. Members of their ‘Workshop Gymnasium’ can also add on sophisticated health and fitness assessments inclusive Movement & Nutrition Genetic Analysis, Metabolic Analysis – and even Food Intolerance testing.
Don’t fret if you forget your fitness gear at the Ink48 HOTEL in New York. Their Forgot it? We’ve Got It kit includes running maps, a pre-loaded iPod Shuffle with headphones, athletic sports watch, water bottles and energy bar with a sports drink upon your return. Alternatlvely staff will roll out your matt to in-room yoga and pilates on-demand – all this plus an on-site Wellness Wiz concierge.
Checking into the new wellness EVEN HOTEL in Norfolk or Connecticut? Good news rooms are available with in-room work-out equipment plus a healthy mini-bar. All this plus you can continue your fitness by downloading the EVEN Hotel exercise guide on your mobile app.
Fitness-minded folk in London for business will also appreciate the Active menu at the Metropolitan by COMO. As well as an in-room yoga channel with yoga mats provided, they house a 24-hour gym with the best of the best instructors on call to push you to the next level. Good news is that they are also about taking it outdoors and encourage guests to explore the various trails through Hyde Park with jogging maps provided.
On route to Thailand? Why not try Muay Thai boxing at the SIAM HOTEL in Bangkok. This stunning boutique hotel offers this sweaty work-out facilitated by Thai boxing masters who will help you release any emotional ‘stuff’ and keep you rejuvenated. All this plus their Executive Chef will curate a nutritional diet for you to keep healthy on the road.
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COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali has also introduced private Gyrotonic classes that is a system of exercise that explores fluid “3D” range of motion of the spine…watch this space…
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