Pump then Pamper
Picking up on a growing global trend, Sydney’s The Darling Spa (pictured, part of The Darling Hotel) is offering a new package called The Athlete ($400), where you get a one-on-one personal training session in the hotel’s exclusive gym, followed by two hours of treatments. The pampering involves a 30-minute back facial, 30-minute facial and an hour of deep-tissue massage. Because after throwing around that much iron, you’ve earned it. A similar service – albeit with a focus on massage – is offered by Personal Training Plus in Brisbane and the Brookleigh Hotel and Spa in WA’S Swan Valley.