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W Maldives Strikes a Pose with Yoga Rebel Tara Stiles

May 21, 2016 Spa & Wellness No Comments Print Print Email Email

FIT with Tara Stiles_1W Hotels Worldwide first ever fitness program, FIT with Tara Stiles, comes back to the Maldives. In partnership with the industry’s yoga rebel, FIT with Tara Stiles flips the traditional idea of fitness on its head with a non-traditional approach to working out while on the road. Comprised of a curated in-room workout video designed for the needs of the W traveler, in-room tip cards with quick fixes to get camera-ready in a flash, and an exclusive series of intimate FIT with Tara Stiles workout sessions available at some of the most glamorous locations at W Maldives, the program allows guests to polish their body and mindset in a uniquely W way.

The W guest has a true ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality and wants to look fabulous yet have fun while getting fit. FIT with Tara Stiles is an energetic program designed to celebrate the body and provide 24/7 access to an interactive workout that can easily be incorporated into the busiest of jet-setting lifestyles.

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FIT, the W brand’s global gym concept, has a modern and dynamic approach to fitness. Vibrant wall murals celebrate male and female forms against a unique backdrop inspired by the destination, while pulsating tunes designed to get guests in the workout mood are available via the W Hotels App.

Tapped to create the exclusive in-room workouts for the FIT program, Tara Stiles – founder and owner of Strala Yoga, the high-energy movement system that ignites freedom – locked herself in the suites of several W Hotels and imagined the needs of the W traveler. Her non-purist take on yoga offers a refreshing alternative to tradition and offers a modern spin on the beloved practice. The result is four exclusive workouts that will be printed on in-room tip cards and available via video in every W room and suite around the world. The workouts include:

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  • Need a Boost? Whether you want to kick-start your day or night, give your body an energetic lift with a quick yoga fix. Try dancer pose for an instant surge of vitality.
  • Feeling Jet-Lagged? Get relaxed and ready to rock straight from the runway with a quick yoga fix. Try pigeon pose to open your hips and soothe your back. 
  • Big Night Out? Get amped for evening by adding a quick yoga fix to your primping routine. Try an easy side stretch to get you relaxed and ready for party-mode.
  • Need to Recover? Whether feeling tired or had one-too-many the night before, amp up energy with a quick yoga fix. Try an easy, seated twist for an instant boost.

“It was the best kind of challenge, getting myself into the fitness mindset of the W guest,” said Stiles. “By identifying their needs and wants in a workout, I was able to create four unusual, fun, glamorous workouts that can be done whenever, wherever anywhere in the world.”


FIT Gets Personal:  Four exclusive yoga sessions with Tara Stiles.

For those guests who want a more luxurious and physically extensive experience, Stiles will host four exclusive yoga sessions in such locations as the Retreat’s beach, Gaathafushi desert island, AWAY Spa and Extreme WOW Ocean Haven suite (June 14-16). While the yoga sessions taking place at W Maldives are complimentary, the desert island yoga experience will cost USD 65++ per person and will be followed by a glamorous Champagne breakfast overlooking the Indian Ocean.

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