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The workouts in action (photo: AccorHotels)

Top hotel chain posts Bootcamp videos

The four fitness videos, which have been posted to YouTube, are based on US army training workouts.

AccorHotel’s upper upscale brand Pullman Hotels & Resorts has “confirmed its commitment to wellbeing” with a series of four videos aimed at business and leisure travellers.

The Pullman Wellness programme’s Bootcamp sessions allow guests and travellers to maintain a healthy lifestyle during their stay, Accor says. The initiative has been developed in collaboration with the brand’s “wellness coach” Sarah Hoey.

Bootcamp is based on US army training, with a technique that was designed to strengthen soldiers’ physical and mental capacities.

It involves alternating cardio and muscle building exercises, making it an intense and dynamic workout. Training camps are proving increasingly popular with people wanting to maintain their physical fitness, while pushing past their limits.

A US Navy and TRX (suspension training) coach, Hoey has already been including Bootcamp in her fitness routine for several years.

This wellbeing discipline was “an obvious inspiration” for the development of the Pullman Wellness programme, AccorHotels maintains. The technique enables Pullman guests “to push past their limits and take care of their body, even when travelling”.

In the room or out
Each of the four seven-minute videos, available to watch on YouTube, is dedicated to one of the four key fundamentals of the Pullman Wellness programme – age defence, energy boost, balance and detox.

Guests have the option of viewing the videos in their room as a training aid before performing the exercises either indoors or outdoors.

Their workout can be as intensive as they like, and they can choose to train using each video individually or all four consecutively for a complete 30-minute workout.

Pullman is also setting up external fitness trails developed by Hoey, called the Fit Trail, at some of its properties. It offers a minimum of five fitness stations featuring equipment complete with instructions.

The trail is already available at the Pullman Timi Ama Sardegna, the Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa and the Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach. By December, Bootcamp will have been trialled across 12 destinations globally, including these locations in Italy, Morocco and Thailand.

It will be then expanded more extensively around the world from 2019, for example at the Pullman Paris Centre-Bercy, the Pullman Luang Prabang and Pullman The Park Lane Hong Kong.

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