Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has partnered with leading global health and fitness platform Grokker to launch a guest room wellness concept.
Mandarin Oriental’s world-class spa facilities and award-winning programmes cater to discerning wellness-oriented travellers, and this new initiative, which offers guests complimentary access to a custom selection of Grokker health and fitness videos to practice in-room, is designed to provide added flexibility when it comes to staying fit on the road. Videos include a five-minute meditation to ease stress, a twenty-minute workout to achieve fitness goals plus Pilates and yoga practice sessions, including a soothing bedtime yoga practice to encourage sleep.
This guest room wellness concept makes it easy to be healthy and well on-the-go when travelling “It can be difficult to maintain a wellness routine while travelling,” said Jeremy McCarthy, Group Director of Spa and Wellness for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “Thanks to our collaboration with Grokker, we can now deliver extended wellness expertise and activities that our guests can easily access from the comfort of their room or suite.”
A selection of Grokker’s fitness, yoga, meditation, and pilates videos can be viewed at the following Mandarin Oriental destinations globally: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Shanghai, Singapore, Boston, Miami, New York, Washington, Geneva, London, Paris and Prague, with other locations scheduled to come online throughout 2018.
Grokker In-room Instructors and Classes:
Yoga with Celest Pereira
Celest has danced since a young age and graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Soon after graduating she travelled to India to study hatha yoga and Vipassana meditation which led her to a full-time career as a yoga teacher in London. Her popularity has grown quickly thanks to her clear and unintimidating style. She has been invited to teach in the world’s leading yoga centres, and her classes are now available to view anytime on Grokker.
Meditation with Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman is a senior teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and has been teaching Insight meditation retreats worldwide since 1997. He leads wilderness retreats from Alaska to Peru, integrating mindfulness meditation with hiking, kayaking and being in nature. He is author of Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery.
Pilates with Lottie Murphy
Lottie fell in love with Pilates at the age of 16 while practicing daily at ballet college. Lottie has trained with the respected Body Control Pilates in London and is well respected in the Pilates and health world.
Fitness with Sam Skelton
Sam Skelton obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and has been in corporate wellness for six years. He has trained people across a broad range of ages and has experience working with those who have biomechanical challenges, including post-surgery hip and knee injury patients. Sam is an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist and enjoys helping people achieve their fitness goals. Some of his specialties include weight loss, strength training, and core conditioning.