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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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Attention Fitness Freaks: CrossFit Comes to Omni Hilton Head

November 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Extreme fitness might just be the newest amenity that hotels try to lure healthy travelers while on the road. Things like sunrise yoga, enhanced gyms and heathly room service are a perfect start, but Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort is kicking the sweat-making up a notch with a new CrossFit-inspired offering.

The “Performance, Fitness and CrossFit Package" allows guests looking to burn serious calories, a two-nigh stay in a Studio Suite (opening in early 2015), a healthy amenity upon check-in, an opportunity to sit down with a personal trainer to discuss goals, a video analysis of your movement patterns (which might be motivation enough to stay fit) and two personal training sessions and an athletic performance prescription to keep up the hard work at home.

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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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The Maldives Just Got A Whole Lot More Exciting: Flyboarding Comes To Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

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  Site Where: Noonu Atoll, Maldives
July 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM | by | Comments (0)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? 007? No, it’s flyboarding – one of those sports you think you’ve heard of, until you see a photo and think hell naw, aint seen nothing like that before.

Anyway, if this photo doesn’t give you vertigo, flyboarding might be for you – and you just got a chance to try it at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi in the Maldives. Yes! The Maldives just got a whole lot less boring.

The hotel (which is your typical 52-acre-private-island-with-rooms-cantilevered-over-the-ocean Maldives affair) already caters for you watersporters with kiteboarding, scuba diving, windsurfing, jet skiing and sailing, but consider those passé as of now.

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Go Rowing with an Olympic Athlete at The Four Seasons Boston

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  Site Where: 200 Boylston St. [map], Boston, MA, United States, 02116
June 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week it was announced that Boston is on the short list of American cities being considered for the US bid to host the 2024 Olympics. The news has some people pumped, a lot of other people preemptively horrified at the prospect.

But here’s an Olympics-related invitation we can all agree on: “Row Like a Pro” at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Fitness-related hotel packages are very on-trend lately; check out this recently announced Running Camp in Jackson Hole. And as befitting a storied, tony brand, the Four Seasons is pulling in the crème de la crème of athletes for this one.

Available only on September 7, 13, 21 and 28, 2014, the “Row” package lets guests take a private two-hour row with one of several Olympic champs, including 2012 gold medalist Esther Lofgren. You’ll hit the Charles River, passing picturesque Boston landmarks before ending at the finish line of Head of the Charles, America’s largest regatta, held every October.

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Jackson Hole Hotels To Run A Summer Running Camp

June 18, 2014 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

Running under the ski lifts in Jackson Hole

Over the past few years, we've seen sports and exercise become much more prominent as the motivation behind a vacation. The trend has basically become a new form of adventure travel, driven by people who not only associate fitness with fun, but are willing to pay big money for programs that push their limits.

The latest region to design a package to entice runners is Jackson Hole, who has teamed up with running coach Eric Orton, the Hotel Terra, and the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa to host the first ever Eric Orton Jackson Hole Running Camp. If you don't know who Eric Orton is, you can read more about him here.

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FC Barcelona Will Run A Summer Soccer Camp At La Manga

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  Site Where: Calle Golf, Los Belones, Murcia, Spain, 30389
June 10, 2014 at 9:24 AM | by | Comments (0)

The World Cup may start on Thursday, but for sporty Spanish resort La Manga Club, it aint got nothing on their upcoming summer camp.

FC Barcelona – ie the FC Barcelona – will be running its first official Football Club Camp at La Manga from 21-25 July. Bad news, guys: it’s only for kids aged 7-17.

Messi, Iniesta, Fabregas et al will not, sadly, be around, but each day will include five hours of training from Barcelona’s official coaches on one of the resort’s eight international-standard pitches, as well as lunch and “recreational activities” (which seem to include brushing of teeth – what?). Participants (male and female) will also get training kit and a special diploma. Again: sorry, it’s kids only.

There will also be shirts signed by the team up for grabs.

The price? Quite a bit less than you might expect, actually: €450 per student for the programme, or €950 including accommodation at the four-star Las Lomas Village in the resort (two children per room). If the child comes with their parents and stays at La Manga, they get a 10% discount off the course price.

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Wake Up, Work Out At Profil Hotels In Sweden

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  Site Where: Rådhusesplanaden 14, Umea, Sweden, 903 28
June 9, 2014 at 8:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes in a hotel, you just want to hit the gym. Sometimes, though, it just seems like too much hassle. Getting changed, walking over, getting changed into normal clothes – not enough time, right?

No such excuses if you book at a Profil Hotel in Sweden, as we learned from a friend who stayed in one last week. To make working out as obligatory easy as possible, they’ve put dumbbells by the bed in every room.

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Put Down The Beer and Pick Up The Jump Rope at Moon Palace Resort in Cancun

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  Site Where: Carretera Cancun-Chetumal Km. 340 , Cancún , Quintana Roo, Mexico, 77500
June 6, 2014 at 12:49 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotel wellness programs are THE IN THING right now. Seriously, if we lost a pound for every press release we've gotten about a new hotel fitness or wellness amenity, we'd be walking around naked because we'd be so fit.

But we have to give an extra shout-out to Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort's new fitness initiatives for keeping us motivated, even while beer, sugary cocktails and chips and dips tempt us at every turn.

The all-inclusive resort has bucked the norm when it comes to chilling out in the middle of Cancun and traded the cocktails for Crossfit and poolside snacks for Pilates. Just by booking one of the property's 19 Palace Wellness Suites, guests will score health-oriented amenities, a minibar stocked with juices brimming with vitamins and an Awe Sports Kit complete with a yoga mat, jump rope and dumbbells.

Each recently renovated-room also features the CHI beauty amenities, aromatherapy room diffusers, pillow menus and dawn simulating alarm clocks to ensure you start each day with a smile on your face. And since we know that fitness is more than just exercise and sleeping well, 24-hour access to a healthy room-service menu is just one button away.

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