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Like Room Service, Ink48's Fitness Curator Is at Your Fingertips.

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  Site Where: 653 11th Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10036
August 23, 2013 at 12:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

After all of that free wine at Ink48's magic hour, it's nice to see the hotel has considered a more health conscious option for those looking to stay on the straight and narrow. The Hell's Kitchen boutique hotel has launched their very own in-house fitness guru that help guests with that "butt-kicking" they might desire while on the road. (No pizza buttons here!)

The Fitness Curator service is a new offering for guests to keep mindful of their waistlines during their stay. Danielle Harrison is the name behind some of Kimpton execs own sweat sessions so it seemed fitting to call her in to spread the love (or burn) to hotel guests.

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What's Inside The Trump Hotels New Travel Fit Kits

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  Site Where: 1 Central Park W [map], New York, NY, United States, 10023
August 1, 2013 at 10:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's nothing worse than arriving to a hotel and realizing you forgot something. Most of the time, whatever you forgot is easily replaceable--a toothbrush, contact lens solution, deodorant--but if you forget your running shoes or your workout pants, it's not like you can just call down to the front desk and ask them to send up a pair Wait, actually now you can, thanks to Trump Hotels.

The luxury brand rolled out their new Trump Wellness program last month at all their hotels from New York to Las Vegas to Waikiki. Two parts of the program deal with healthy meal options but the third part, Travel Fit, helps guests keep on with their workout routines by providing fitness gear to use in their rooms as well as workout clothes from UnderArmour.

We got to check out the Travel Fit kits the other day at the flagship Trump hotel in New York--The Trump International Hotel, just steps from one of the Big Apple's biggest "gyms"--Central Park.

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What Exactly Do You Need To Remain Fit During Your Hotel Stay?

July 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM | by | Comments (2)

It seems like every few weeks, there is a new fitness offering from a hotel chain trying to lure the healthiest of travelers to their properties. Some hotel brands have put together new and flashy fitness offerings while others are just doing the bare minimum (i.e. two cardio machines, a set of dumbbells and some free weights.) Yet even after we created our very own workouts to get a good in-room-sweat on, we've been asked the question: What do gym-junkie travelers want from a hotel while on the road? Well, here's what we think:

First, we applaud Trump Hotels, Kimpton Hotels and Hotel Indigo for amping up their wellness programs but we think they should go even further.

Firstly, have a look at the fitness facility. After motivating ourselves to push through the jet-lag and hit the gym, all we want is a room that inspires us to maintain an elevated heart rate. What can really send us back up to the room are horrible ventilation, wall-to-wall carpeting, awful views and poor lighting. Carpeting is just gross because fitness facilities get hot and people sweat and carpeting makes the room seem hotter. Even more so, if the AC isn't working properly. Having pleasant views and great lighting, however, will help us extend our workout time.

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Trump Wants To Make Sure Your Stay is Really, Really, Really Healthy

June 24, 2013 at 3:03 PM | by | Comment (1)

Trump Hotels are now ensuring that their guests will be in tip-top shape when checking-out thanks to new wellness program they've introduced, aptly called Trump Wellness. The three initiatives will be rolled out at each of the luxury brand's properties across the world and feature some of the best health-minded perks in the industry.

The first program, called Nourish, will focus on healthy options when you are dialing up room service at 3am. The revamped menu will offer vegan, gluten-free and organic selections with complete nutritional values printed right on the menu--so there's no saying "I didn't know!". Even the kiddies can get in on the healthy options with Healthy Kids Menu by Trump. If the Snickers bar tempts you too much, each minibar will be revamped with healthier snacks rather than the standard minibar fare with at least one-third of all choices at each hotel in a "health food category", whatever that means.

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What’s Out, What’s In: Working In Instead of Out

May 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

We've started a series of what’s trending in hotels these days: What’s Out, What’s In. Do we like what we see? Think it's a dud? You be the judge!

What's Out: Trekking to the hotel gym

What's In: In-room workouts that rival a personal training session

The hotel gym. We know people use ‘em, but sometimes it’s hard to find that last bit of energy needed to drag yourself out of your room after a busy day of sightseeing or making deals. Or maybe you’re just jet-lagged and are up at 3 a.m. thinking, “Man – I could really go for a workout right now.” At these hotels, the gym comes to you.

Dorchester Collection’s new contemporary hotel 45 Park Lane in London offers you an exclusive in-room workout with fitness guru and trainer to the stars, Matt Roberts, through a bespoke and full-body in-room video program. The hotel committed to get fit during the London Olympics and got Matt to create five workouts, each video focusing on a different area of the body using the furniture at hand. (We’re not suggesting they’re copying us here at HC, but sort of like our Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises series we brought you about a month or so ago.)

When you leave you’ll also get a freebie Matt at 45 Park Lane Fitness Pack which includes step-by-step training techniques for beginners through pros, a healthy eating plan, and “in the know” tips from the trainer -- things only Matt Roberts and Naomi Campbell knew till now.

At Raffles Praslin Seychelles space is your friend if you want to have an in-room workout. In the privacy of your own 410 sq ft (minimum) villa, with a vast outdoor terrace looking out over the ocean, you can do as many Sun Salutations as you want without bumping into the furniture. All villas already include a yoga mat and, at your mere request, the resort will deliver a fitness kit consisting of a dumbbell set, skipping rope, stability ball, resistance band and a selection of exercise DVDs. If that’s not enough to get you going you can arrange for an in-room personal trainer to take you through your paces with a customized exercise program.

And don't forget, HotelChatter's Sweat-Worthy Workouts: Can't afford to hire a personal trainer to come to your room? Or more likely, are you staying in a property that doesn't have a gym or in-room fitness videos? We've got you covered with our five sweat-worthy workouts, all of which you can do in your hotel room. Watch the videos for instructions on the different body parts to work out. You're very welcome!

Two more fitness-crazed hotels below!

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5 Sweat-Worthy Exercises To Do in Your Hotel Room

April 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

In case you missed it, we ran a quality series the other week featuring Sweat-Worthy Exercises to Do In Your Hotel Room. We even had a handsome male model in tight tank and short shorts to show you how to get the most out of these workouts. Don't say we don't help you fulfill your needs!

So because it's been a rough week already, we thought you might need something easy on the eyes. Oh, we nearly forgot, these videos are actually really helpful if you want to work out while on the road. Just click the links above the videos for the full explanations of how to do them. Otherwise, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show. Chomp, chomp.

Part 1: Deadlifts with Rows

Part 2: Squats

Part 3: Split Lunges

Part 4: Push-ups & Dips

Part 5: Arms and Abs

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Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises. Part 5: Arms & Abs

April 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM | by | Comments (2)

We'll admit, sometimes traveling throws off your fitness routine, but you gotta do what you gotta do. With summer right around the corner, you need to start planning for that hot beach bod (we know you abandoned your New Year's Resolutions around Valentine's Day, don't lie).

So we've compiled this short-but-sweet series from our very own writer who is a trainer and all-around fitness buff. He's here to show you you can fit in a mini-workout in any hotel room in any city. We've taken the guess work out of the planning (and included a video of the moves!). Now it's up to you to sweat it out! No more excuses!

The Exercises:

Finally, we can move into the hottest body parts that turn the most heads. Still focusing on the upper-body, we tone and strengthen the arms and shoulders with a compound movement of biceps curls into a shoulder press. Generally focusing on the front of the arms and the top of the torso, it's the perfect movement to shape the upper body producing a gun show. Then we move onto abs of steel with a simple take on a the basic crunch that can be done almost anywhere. With a scary name, the Jackknife's bark is worse then its bite.

The Execution:

·Biceps Curl with Shoulder Press: You will need some equipment for this one, but it's a super light elastic tubing that can be found in most sports stores, so there's no additional baggage weight. Step on the middle of the tube and grab both handles. Fully bend both elbows bringing the handles to the front of the shoulders. Then rotate your arms so the palms are facing forward and press your hands overhead. Carefully return to the lower position, then rotate in and bring your hands to the side of your body.

·Jackknife: Sitting on the edge of a sofa or stable ottoman, extend the body as straight as possible supporting some of your weight on your hands behind the hips. Bend both knees and crunch your body into a ball, then extend back to almost straight. For best results, do this again and again, eventually feeling the burn in your abs.

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Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises. Part 4: Push-ups & Dips

April 4, 2013 at 5:01 PM | by | Comment (1)

We'll admit, sometimes traveling throws off your fitness routine, but you gotta do what you gotta do. With summer right around the corner, you need to start planning for that hot beach bod (we know you abandoned your New Year's Resolutions around Valentine's Day, don't lie).

So we've compiled this short-but-sweet series from our very own writer who is a trainer and all-around fitness buff. He's here to show you you can fit in a mini-workout in any hotel room in any city. We've taken the guess work out of the planning (and included a video of the moves!). Now it's up to you to sweat it out! No more excuses!

The Exercises:

Let's give your legs a rest and work the upper body. Both push-ups and dips are great to work the chest while using your own body weight as resistance. Each of these can be easily executed and modified for all fitness levels. A push-up focuses primarily on the chest muscles where the arms only act as assistance for the movement. Dips recruit both chest and arm muscles, so including them both in a routine will be plenty effective.

The Execution:

·Push-ups: Can be done on the floor or, the bed can be easier, with your torso slightly elevated. Place your hands about shoulder width apart and be perched on your toes. Keeping your shoulders, spine, hips and knees aligned, bend your elbows to lower the entire body to the ground or bed. Then, as the name suggests, push-up.

·Dips: Finding a stable surface, support your body with straight arms and knees at about 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor. Bend your elbows and lower your body towards the ground, maintaining your body close to the stable surface. Lift your body back up and repeat.

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Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises. Part 3: Split Lunges

April 3, 2013 at 12:16 PM | by | Comment (1)

We'll admit, sometimes traveling throws off your fitness routine, but you gotta do what you gotta do. With summer right around the corner, you need to start planning for that hot beach bod (we know you abandoned your New Year's Resolutions around Valentine's Day, don't lie).

So we've compiled this short-but-sweet series from our very own writer who is a trainer and all-around fitness buff. He's here to show you you can fit in a mini-workout in any hotel room in any city. We've taken the guess work out of the planning (and included a video of the moves!). Now it's up to you to sweat it out! No more excuses!

The Exercise: Split Lunges

Sometimes called a split lunge, other times a split squat, you may have even heard this exercise called a Bulgarian split squat, this exercise is a killer...in a good way! The last of our lower body exercises should be a bit more challenging so this one-legged squat is a perfect movement to strengthen the lower body one side at a time.

The Execution:

We would recommend to find an elevated surface just about knee height to carefully support one foot; in this case we used the side of the tub. If your hotel room is a shower-only facility, try to find the desk chair at its lowest or even the luggage rack, just make sure your shoes are clean before you put them all over upholstery. Simultaneously hinging from the hips and bending your knees, lower your center of gravity towards the floor, then reverse the movement and return to set.

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Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises, Part 2: Squats

April 2, 2013 at 12:31 PM | by | Comments (3)

We'll admit, sometimes traveling throws off your fitness routine, but you gotta do what you gotta do. With summer right around the corner, you need to start planning for that hot beach bod (we know you abandoned your New Year's Resolutions around Valentine's Day, don't lie).

So we've compiled this short-but-sweet series from our very own writer who is a trainer and all-around fitness buff. He's here to show you you can fit in a mini-workout in any hotel room in any city. We've taken the guess work out of the planning (and included a video of the moves!). Now it's up to you to sweat it out! No more excuses!

The Exercise: Squats

Let's look at the Squat. A simple exercise that is one of the most effective that you can do in or out of a gym. Often times, we squat without even knowing it, so we will break down the details here. A squat is a multi-joint exercise which mean is it using more than one joint, so, just like the deadlift, it's a huge calorie burner and strength builder. Engaging the majority of muscles below the belt, this one will can make us feel better and get the blood pumping after a long flight.

The Execution:

Standing with your feet about hip width apart, lower your pelvis as if you are sitting onto a chair simultaneously bending your knees. Essentially you want to lower your bottom to the ground in a smooth fashion. Once you are at the bottom of the movement, stand back up returning to set and you've done one, gear up for a few more.

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Sweat-Worthy Hotel Room Exercises. Part 1: Deadlifts With Rows

April 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM | by | Comments (4)

We'll admit, sometimes traveling throws off your fitness routine, but you gotta do what you gotta do. With summer right around the corner, you need to start planning for that hot beach bod (we know you abandoned your New Year's Resolutions around Valentine's Day, don't lie).

So we've compiled this short-but-sweet series from our very own writer who is a trainer and all-around fitness buff. He's here to show you you can fit in a mini-workout in any hotel room in any city. We've taken the guess work out of the planning (and included a video of the moves!). Now it's up to you to sweat it out! No more excuses!

The Exercise: Stiff-leg Deadlifts With Rows

This series is broken down into different body parts to make it super easy. A deadlift is one of the best lower-half exercises since it incorporates large muscles groups, glutes and hamstrings, which burns more calories, ultimately doing double duty for weight-loss and muscle gain. Not only do dead-lifts work larger muscles, recruitment of core and postural muscles, like lower back are at an all time high, so this one's a power-house.

The Execution:

Maintaining neutral spinal alignment and a slight bend to the knees, hinge from the hips and lower your torso forward until it's just about parallel to the ground. Return to set. During the movement, your weight will slightly transfer to your heels, this is normal.

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Kimpton Wants You to Go Outside to Work Out

May 31, 2011 at 9:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

Memorial Day means that summer is here and two Kimpton Chicago hotels are celebrating by taking its fitness classes outside. But it won't be your run-of-the-mill alfresco yoga. You'll get schooled in some ballet basics, maneuver a Segway and get paid to walk in these new outdoor classes.

Work on your flexibility and toning at Hotel Palomar Chicago with its free hourlong Barre Bee Fit class, a blend of Pilates, dance, yoga and light weight work. Early risers can head to the hotel sundeck at 6:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting June 8 for the workout, which revolves around the ballet barre.

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