Armathwaite Hall Hotel opens new gym with the emphasis on rehab, power and endurance.
As consumers become increasingly health conscious and want to continue their exercises while travelling, hotel gyms have had to up their game. Identifying the trend for rehabilitation and performance work outs, one of the UK’s leading wellness hotels, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa in the northern Lake District has invested £100,000 redeveloping its gym with the emphasis on facilities and workouts which aid recovery from injury and burnout as well as boost power and endurance to achieve lifestyle and sporting goals.
With tailor made programmes available to both members and hotel residents, gym goers can gain a healthy advantage during their visit choosing the workout that most meets their needs and recording and documenting their progression. Combined with the extensive hydrotherapy facilities within the spa, this creates an holistic fitness experience benefiting both body and mind.
Launching the new facility, Spa & Leisure Director, Roberta Griffiths who is herself a regular marathon runner, says “Based in the Lake District we attract a great many active people. We realised that offering simply gym equipment wasn’t enough as many of these people regularly participate in fitness, sporting and leisure activities which require specific equipment and programmes for both muscle recovery and performance. Our new gym addresses these needs ensuring that our visitors take care of their bodies, continue to progress in their training and leave in the best condition possible.”
Armathwaite Hall’s new gym contains the latest dual-use machines and connectivity from Life Fitness. This includes a GX Water Rower which emulates real life rowing limiting the strain on the back and hip joints; a Curved Treadmill which is excellent for walking and running rehabilitation as it helps train good foot placement; a Power Mill Climber which strengthens the lower body; and a Squat Rack & Platform with Olympic bar which better facilitates power training. There are also IC7 Indoor Cycles which mimic a true road bike feeling with advanced technology to help monitor power, speed and leg function. This information can be fed back and saved to smart devices enabling users to incorporate into their training schedules.
Guests and members using the new gym at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa will also have access to downloadable ‘how to’ videos and demos for each piece of equipment, personal training and a direct messaging service for members to ask the fitness instructors questions.