Get Rolling

W Hong Kong launches a fab­u­lous Fit pro­gramme that fea­tures the in­no­va­tive Techn­o­gym Well­ness Ac­tive Ball

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus -

One of the best ways to stick to an ef­fec­tive fit­ness pro­gramme is to choose one that is en­joy­able and feels less like a chore. To lure peo­ple out of their lounge and into their ly­cra, W Hong Kong launched Fit— a mem­ber­ship-based fit­ness pro­gramme that in­cor­po­rates the Techn­o­gym Well­ness Ac­tive Ball, a com­bi­na­tion of tech­nol­ogy and fit ball.

“In­no­va­tion has long been a core value at W Hong Kong”, says Jane Wang, di­rec­tor of the ho­tel’s Bliss Spa. “With this op­por­tu­nity to marry high tech and fit­ness, we have trans­formed the well­ness ex­pe­ri­ence in an ex­cit­ing way that cel­e­brates the body and pro­vides 24/7 ac­cess to an in­ter­ac­tive work­out.”

To cel­e­brate the pro­gramme’s launch, in­di­vid­u­als who pur­chase the full Fit mem­ber­ship be­fore the end of De­cem­ber 2015 can each take home a Well­ness Ball val­ued at HK$4,000 and also en­joy five Tech­noball per­sonal train­ing ses­sions as wel­come gifts.

The Well­ness Ball is lux­ury work­out equip­ment that ex­er­cises your back and core mus­cles for bet­ter pos­ture and sta­bil­ity. A spe­cial fea­ture of the ball is its tech­no­log­i­cal com­po­nent: its han­dle in­cor­po­rates a QR code, which can be scanned to ac­cess a data­base of spe­cially de­signed train­ing pro­grammes. It works af­ter users have an­swered a se­ries of ques­tions about their health sta­tus and have con­nected with the My Well­ness App, gain­ing ac­cess to a list of work­outs and video tu­to­ri­als. Users can also sync the app up with their Out­look sched­ule to or­gan­ise work­out times and set up re­minders to help reach goals.

The lower part of the ball is made of high-den­sity ma­te­rial for greater sta­bil­ity and to pre­vent it from rolling around, while a spe­cially de­vel­oped ma­te­rial is used on the un­der­side to pre­vent slip­ping. In ad­di­tion the cover is made of mul­ti­lay­ered fab­ric with a sup­port lin­ing and breath­able, anti-bac­te­rial hon­ey­comb ma­te­rial that’s typ­i­cally used in run­ning shoes. It can be ma­chine washed at 30 de­grees to guar­an­tee high lev­els of hy­giene.

How­ever, high-tech and amaz­ing as it is, fit­ness equip­ment is only as good as its user. That’s why it is es­sen­tial to re­ceive train­ing by a qual­i­fied industry ex­pert. For­tu­nately, W Hong Kong has re­tained the ser­vices of pro­fes­sional per­sonal trainer Rabi Ta­mas­ing, who has a string of qual­i­fi­ca­tions in­clud­ing Ad­vanced Per­sonal Train­ing Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Sports Sci­ence

and Fit­ness Foundation Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Muay Thai In­struc­tor Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in boxing and karate.

Ta­mas­ing over­sees the Fit mem­ber­ship pro­gramme. “Ex­er­cis­ing is the key to good health. But many peo­ple nowa­days do not know how to ex­er­cise cor­rectly, caus­ing in­ef­fec­tive re­sults and body in­juries. So we have a team on hand to help guests ex­er­cise safely and ef­fec­tively,” says Ta­mas­ing.

In ad­di­tion to the Well­ness Ball, the Fit mem­ber­ship pro­gramme of­fers com­pre­hen­sive and cus­tomised train­ing ses­sions that in­clude body ton­ing, TRX, Bosu, kick-boxing, golf-spe­cific train­ing, mus­cle build­ing, body con­tour­ing plus ton­ing, weight man­age­ment and yoga.

Mem­bers also have free ac­cess to the 130 sqm Fit fit­ness cen­tre as well as the ho­tel’s out­door pool—said to be the high­est of its kind in Hong Kong. Add to the mix a sound­track de­signed to in­spire feel­ings of well­be­ing, and get­ting fit and fab­u­lous at W Hong Kong feels less like a chore and more like a fun way to spend an af­ter­noon.

dig­i­tal re­source Each Well­ness Ball comes with a QR code that can be scanned to ac­cess var­i­ous train­ing pro­grammes

healthy start Guests who sign up to Fit be­fore the end of De­cem­ber 2015 will get their own Techn­o­gym Well­ness Ac­tive Ball sleek equip­ment The Well­ness Ball is cov­ered by a mul­ti­lay­ered fab­ric that is made from breath­able, anti-bac­te­rial ma­te­rial

safety first W Hong Kong’s in-house pro­fes­sional trainer, Rabi Ta­mas­ing, over­sees the Fit pro­gramme to en­sure that mem­bers are us­ing the equip­ment cor­recty

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