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Hula Hoop Your Way to Fitness at The Berkeley

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  Site Where: Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom, SW1X 7RL
June 2, 2015 at 12:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

If we’re talking hotel classes, May was all about mindfulness sessions. But mindfulness is already so over; June is for hula hooping. Specifically, hula hooping over the rooftops of London – or, more specifically, at The Berkeley.

The classes are being run in conjunction with HulaFit and promise to burn 600 calories in an hour-long session – all the better to reward yourself afterwards. And the reward comes swiftly – you’ll get access to the pool, and lunch beside it, as well as calorie-free views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge.

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Book Your Next Mindful Hotel Stay at Le Guanahani

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  Site Where: Saint Barth
May 8, 2015 at 4:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Mindfulness is so of the moment, darlings – and while we’ve had hotels offering free and cheap lessons, it’s only been a matter of time before someone charges a hell of a lot of money for a posh hotel retreat. Sure enough, here’s Le Guanahani in St Barth, charging €3400 for a three day program that promises to make you as carefree as this lady above.

That’s slightly unfair because this is a luxury hotel and it’s not just any program – Le Guanahani has partnered with Estelle Lefébure, a former model turned “French wellness sensation” to run ORAHE wellness retreats. If you’re wondering what ORAHE (her invention) is, it is:

A raison d’etre that encompasses beauty, sports and culinary experiences based on the belief that a healthy, happy life can be achieved with three principles: eat, move, be.

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Get Fit on the Road with a Little Help from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

May 4, 2015 at 10:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

The first NFL football kickoff might be a few months away, but with the draft and other goings on now is as good of a time as any to train for the upcoming season.

Dallas Cowboys fans—and those who don’t hate America’s Team—should make their way to Omni Dallas Hotel for a little preseason workout. Just note that things might be a little different than those looking to hit the traditional gridiron, as these workouts are probably best for those looking to score a spot on the cheerleading squad.

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Equinox is Getting Pumped for Their Own Line of Hotels

April 21, 2015 at 2:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

It was only a matter of time. After the launch of Even Hotels, an entire hotel brand built around fitness and wellness, now comes a hotel brand that's actually built around an existing chain of fitness centers.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Equinox will open its first Equinox Hotel in 2018 in NYC at the Hudson Yards development. It will be designed by hotel designers du jour, Yabu Pushelberg, and will have indoor and outdoor swimming pools along with the world's largest Equinox fitness center, at 60,000-sq.ft. An Equinox Hotel is also expected to open in Los Angeles in 2019 and Equinox hopes to open around 75 hotels worldwide.

And so far, the model is pretty simple--build a hotel around a high-end gym with the latest in fitness technology. Which is great, if you're into that sort of thing. #roomservicecheeseburgersforlife

[Photo: Equinox/Facebook]

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Trump SoHo Wants You to Cleanse Your Mind

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  Site Where: 246 Spring Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10013
April 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

The rooftop bar, where classes will take place

How are your chakras today? Did you eat your breakfast mindfully this morning? If you answered positively to both those questions, go forth and have a blessed day. If you didn’t, you may need a little help. And Trump SoHo wants to be the one to do it.

The hotel’s spa just launched its summer fitness program, and is starting meditation courses along with more standard classes like sunrise yoga and aqua aerobics. Craig Hunter is the man to lead the meditation – classes are 45 minutes long and will “walk participants through various forms of traditional and contemporary meditative practices”. Does that sound like a lot of faff and not much time to get deep into a meditation? Possibly, but this might be a chance to work out the style that works best for you, plus he will also include “creative cycles of breath work”.

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How to Work Out in a Hotel Room

April 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotels have been catering to guests fitness demands for a long time now. It's pretty unusual to stay in a hotel that doesn't have some sort of fitness component on offer, whether it be a full-fledged fitness center, a rooms with some cardio machines and a few weights, or a partnership with a gym down the street.

Some hotels have begun putting fitness gear in the guest rooms like Kimpton and their in-room yoga mats, Trump Hotels and their "Fit Kits" and Westin and their treadmills. Indeed, there is an entire brand centered around fitness--EVEN Hotels.

But what to do if your hotel has no fitness options? Or perhaps you forgot your workout gear and you're not staying at the Trump? Or maybe you've done a run around the property but still would like some firming exercises to do?

Simply watch these awesome videos we filmed especially for guests working out in a hotel room.

Got your own hotel fitness tips to share? Send them along!

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The Knickerbocker Has a New Fitness Expert and Guess What Team He Played For?

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  Site Where: 6 Times Square [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
February 5, 2015 at 12:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

New York's Knickerbocker Hotel is set to open/reopen on February 12 and while we're excited to see the end result of the transformation of a hotel that closed in the 1920s and languished as an office building for decades back into a modern day Times Square hotel, we are momentarily distracted by their fitness offerings.

That's because The Knickerbocker has hired former Knicks basketball player, Larry Johnson, as their new "Fitness Curator." So apropos. #alsoclevermarketingtheweekbeforeopening

Johnson who was a power forward for the Knicks, hand-picked the equipment placed in The Knickerbocker's fitness center, which includes such advanced machines like MyRide V3 spinner bikes by MATRIX and technology like the NIKE + iPod connectivity and FitTouch Technology.

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Ham Yard Hotel's Christmas Offerings: Kit Kemp's Toiletries Or a New Body

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  Site Where: 1 Ham Yard, London, United Kingdom, W1D 7DT
December 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you thought London’s new Ham Yard Hotel was all about the pretty looks, you’d be wrong. Or rather, it’s now there to make you pretty as well as itself, with the opening of the Soholistic Nail Bar in Ham Yard Village, the shop-filled courtyard inside the hotel.

As well as manis and pedis, Soholistic will also sell Kit Kemp’s own bath and body line, Rik Rak, which was created to celebrate the opening of the hotel. From shampoo to body lotion and linen mist to candles, here’s where to stock up for Christmas.

And if you want to shape up as well as stock up, the gym is now open to non-guests, including the hypoxic chamber, which trains you at altitude. Personal training sessions cost £60 for 30 minutes. Alternatively, you could spend that on a Kit Kemp candle and just take it easy over Christmas. That’s what’s lovely about Ham Yard – the choice is yours.

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What Radisson Blu's 'BluRoutes' Mean for Runners and Cyclists in Europe

October 31, 2014 at 1:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

We can't help to think that the folks at Radisson Blu are tired of hearing excuses from their road warrior guests on why they don't workout in hotels, so they've come up what they think is the perfect solution--#BluRoutes.

Each participating hotel has called upon their very own staff who consider themselves fitness enthusiasts to create the ideal jogging and cycling routes that start and end at the hotel. Each hotel will offer a handful of routes, varying in length and degree of difficulty, to appeal to the casual exerciser to the semi-pro racer.

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Say 'Oh Hi, Free Fitness Classes' At The Oaks Of Ojai

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  Site Where: Ojai, CA
October 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

The best things in life, of course, are always free. Free breakfast? Thanking you. Free WiFi? As it should be. Free fitness classes? That might actually persuade us to sign up for them.

Spa-with-rooms The Oaks At Ojai (in Ojai, CA, of course) has just announced 20 themed weeks and weekends for the next six months, with up to four classes on said theme per day. The best thing? Like the standard Oaks classes, these will be free. Why go to a place like this to relax?

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Inside an Even-Numbered EVEN Hotel Room

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  Site Where: 426 Main Ave [map], Norwalk, CT, United States, 06851
October 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

Have you ever gone to the gym and seen those guys with biceps bulging like just-fed anacondas, chests broad enough to land a small plane — and legs as thin as angel hair spaghetti?

In fitness, as with everything, it’s all about the details. Miss a spot, and “sexy” becomes “silly.” Fast. Luckily, Intercontinental Hotel Group’s newly launched brand, EVEN Hotels, sweats the small stuff.

It could have coasted on its concept: A line of properties that is designed entirely around wellness, from in-room mini-gyms to an onsite restaurant, Cork & Kale, that offers healthy meals worlds apart from the calorie-loaded grub you’ll find at most lobby bars. (The cocktails even use organic spirits.)

It’s sort of shocking that no one thought to do this already, and there’s assuredly a huge market out there for a fitness-focused hotel chain. I mean, somebody’s watching “Dr. Oz.” EVEN could have phoned it in. Thankfully for us, they worked hard to get it done right.

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4 European Health Retreats That Kate Moss Would Definitely Approve Of

Where: Europe
August 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM | by | Comments (0)


Zening, in Cyprus

You know a detox break is going to be too grueling for ordinary mortals when it sends a supermodel running for the hills before their stay is up; and by all accounts, that’s what happened when Kate Moss recently visited the LifeCo in Turkey (she apparently turned up drunk at Bodrum airport and jumped straight on an EasyJet flight back to London).

For once, there’s a brilliant rundown of exactly what to expect from the LifeCo in the Daily Mail (no, we can’t believe we said that either).

But if tongue scraping, a cryosauna (don’t ask) and The Angel (definitely don’t ask) seem a bit too intense, fear not. Here are four of our favorite detox places in Europe:

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