The modern wellness guest wants tranquility and the mental & physical benefits from cardio workouts- so why are curated aerobic fitness programs still missing from many wellness retreats and luxury hotels?
YOUR GUESTS JUST WANT TO RELAX AND ESCAPE THE STRESS IN THEIR LIVES - SO WHY NOT OFFER A MODERN FITNESS PROGRAM TO LEAVE THEM MOTIVATED, INSPIRED AND REJUVENATED?
Aerobic Exercise - Ultimate Wellness for Mind & Body
Exercise that gets your heart pumping has benefits for both the mind and body. Thanks to countless studies, aerobic exercise has been proven to be a reliable aspect of the treatment of stress, anxiety, and depression. Clearly, it's an instant mood elevator, but it has far more physical benefits than exercise that doesn't get your heart racing. While yoga and stand up paddle boarding might leave you feeling great, the long-term physical effects aren't as extensive. Don't get me wrong, yoga and Pilates have their very vital place in a wellness retreat, but their inclusion shouldn't mean the exclusion of aerobic exercise.
Strangely though, few wellness retreats offer carefully curated aerobic programs.
Current retreat & hotel fitness offerings: Too generic
Many luxury wellness retreats and hotels offer you the options of hiking, stand up paddle boarding and yoga, but a personalised touch is the newest trademark of luxury travel. As a Physical Therapist and Wellness Consultant, I know no two people are alike even though they may have the same gender, background, and age.
These days many people feel pressure to be able to do a Bow Pose in yoga, hike to the mountain peak or do a plank in Pilates. When they can't live up to this pressure, they're left feeling isolated and incompetent - the opposite goal of a luxury retreat or hotel.
Whether they can't participate because of anxiety, injury, pain or fitness, wellness retreats need to offer personalised programs to motivate and challenge people in an inclusive way.
A Modern Approach to Health Wellness Fitness
Your guests just want to relax and escape the stress in their lives - so why not offer a modern fitness program to leave them motivated, inspired and rejuvenated?
Rather than a 'one size fits all approach' created by a general wellness curator, luxury guests demand professional yet evidence-based programs to challenge them, and teach them strategies they can take home.
Why not offer an 3 in-room workout videos to cater to different levels of fitness, or a simple 5-pose Pilates program?
As a Physical Therapist, Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor, I can incorporate my medical background with holistic wellness strategies to create tailor-made programs for different luxury clients. These modern yet simple programs can really help motivate and inspire people during their stay and long after. Programs that can be created for your wellness resort:
- Better cardio fitness in 10 days: an intensive program
- Beach workout: abs, legs and glutes
- Water fitness: Intensive workouts for pool and beach
- Joint-friendly workout: Water & low impact fitness
- Say goodbye to back pain
- Balance and concentration workout for 50+
- In-room workouts for low back pain
- High intensity walking programs
- Yoga for sore knees
- Fitness program for anxiety, depression and stress
Mountain top/Winter Retreats
- Après Ski Cool Down
- Ski Fitness program
- Optimal hiking fitness (Different programs for different age groups)
*All of these programs utilise elements of aerobic exercise to optimise mind and body wellness. They're not personalised per client, but they're unique enough to cater to your particular clientele.
Your guests deserve to achieve their wellness goals, and rather than offering stock standard programs that may leave your guests injured or anxious, by consulting with professionals with backgrounds in sports science and biomechanics like Aprivé Wellness, you create an inclusive, safe and personalised wellness service.
Fitness is an inconspicuous luxury
Style.com recently published an article that said "wellness has become an important part of the luxury lifestyle," and the article's focus was fitness clubs like Soul Cycle and Barry's Bootcamp. The article goes on to say that not only does fitness help you look and feel good, it's also a way for high earners to make more inconspicuous luxury purchases.
"If five years ago it was a Céline bag, today’s ultimate status symbol might just be a SoulCycle hoodie and a green juice."