4 Macau hotel fitness clubs that refresh body and soul
If there was one thing that you could do to keep yourself energised, mentally sharp, happy and looking good, wouldn’t you sign up for it immediately?
Exercise, fitness – when our bodies move, an avalanche of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being follows. Think optimal health for your internal systems, enhanced appearance on the outside, and skyrocketing performance – and that’s just for starters.
The catch? You need to put the effort in to get the payback. But don’t be disheartened by this; the more you feed the fitness habit, the more you’ll fall in love with it and the more it gives back in return.
Look good, feel great
Adding exercise to your daily routine is part of taking responsibility for your own health, keeping you out of the doctor’s clinic as you journey through life.
Not only does moving strengthen your muscles, increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and organs, improve circulation and increase your energy levels, it also reduces the likelihood that you will develop serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and arthritis.
And on the outside, you’ll look great.
The health club at Conrad Macao Cotai Central will help you recover from your workout with its toxin-clearing sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. To add more radiance to that healthy youthful glow that comes through exercising, take advantage of the discounts for Bodhi Spa treatments and products too.
Feel happier and more confident
Part of that feel-good, high-energy boost that you experience when you exercise is caused by the release of dopamine – a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centres. Work out, and you’ll feel more content.
“Besides the obvious benefits of losing weight, gaining muscle or just getting back in shape, there are a host of mental and emotional benefits such as helping you focus on tasks, while also reducing stress levels,” says Dennis Stikvoort, fitness and recreation manager, Sheraton Grand Macao.
Building up emotional resilience to face the difficulties and challenges life throws
at you every day will boost your self-esteem and confidence. Add a well-being class of yoga and you’ll find a sense of serenity and calm.
At the Sheraton Grand Macao, fitness membership includes classes such as yoga, to balance the tabata, abs core and high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
sessions. The combination of muscle and flexibility work – with a focus on breathing and meditation – is a tonic to the soul.
Join the tribe
Being connected with others is key to shoring ourselves up against anxiety and
depression – two serious threats faced by those living stressful online lives. Joining a gym and working out with others puts you in contact with a tribe whose members share the same fitness goals that you have.
The St. Regis Macao is offering a new group class membership with competition and a sense of community spirit fuelling each class. There are also children’s specials, which means you can make fitness a family activity and teach your kids great habits for a healthy future.
Focus and performance
With all the demands of work, it can be hard to squeeze fitness into your daily routine. But once you have found a way, the payback in terms of increased energy, focus and mental clarity will lead to enhanced productivity, whatever your job.
So exercising not only benefits your health and appearance, but also your career.
At The Parisian Macao, gym membership comes with complimentary body assessment sessions and treatment vouchers for Le SPA’tique. If you sign up for more than three months, you will be entitled to some complimentary personal training, which will boost your results.
Here is the perfect post-workout treatment at Le SPA’tique in The Parisian Macao
Mandarin and Cinnamon Body Scrub
Auspiciously regarded as related to gold or wealth in Chinese, mandarin orange
is a powerful antioxidant that cleanses and brightens the complexion. Cinnamon
is warming, soothing and helps to stimulate the blood circulation. Such spicy
ingredients are blended with salt, remove dryness and leave the skin glowing.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep-tissue massage uses techniques that work to alleviate muscle tension.
The therapist uses a combination of Swedish massage, acupressure and stretching to melt away aches and pains.
The Bodhi Spa at Conrad Macao has devised a treatment for sporty men.
Bodhi Sportsman Body Ritual
The treatment starts with an Aromatic Bespoke Body Scrub that purifies the
skin before a 90-minute deeply relaxing massage to release aches and pains
in the muscles. This is followed by a Men’s Refinery Facial that is designed to
unclog pores, hydrate the complexion and complete this head-to- toe ritual.
Parisian Health Club,
The Parisian Macao
Reservations: +853 8111 1224
Health Club, Conrad
Macao, Cotai Central
Reservations: +853 8113 6166
Atheletic Club, The St. Regis Macao,
Reservations: +853 8113 4950
Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
Reservations: +853 8113 0229