Edsa Shangri-La Manila’s Health Club and Chi

Move. Refuel. Recover. This is the wellness concept we were introduced in yesterday when a couple of fitness bloggers and myself attended Edsa Shangri-La Manila’s newly renovated Health Club. The concept is a conglomeration of state-of-the-art fitness programs with healthy food selections and the overall wellness expertise that CHI, their Spa is known for.

This health club, located at the ground floor of the chic Edsa Shangri-la Hotel in Mandaluyong City may be the gym du jour of Ortigas Center’s well-heeled office executives and fitness-crazed high rollers. Instead of emphasizing on getting sculpted bodies and well-defined abs, the Health Club is all about holistic wellness under the supervision of internationally certified wellness coaches.

I love the friendly atmosphere once i entered the doors and to the reception area with welcoming staff all over the place. The amenities are pretty amazing inside; the lightings, furnishings, decorated walls are all flawless. The gym itself which is located at the 2nd floor speaks volumes with a large enough work-out space. The machines are exceptionally well laid out, a blend and wonderful mix of high tech equipments and some standards fitness accessories.

Spinning Bikes

Cardio Section

Treadmills with internet

The Up-to-the-Moment Cardio Section consists of state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines that features Internet connectivity, Swipe technology and smartphone-compatible custom-workout settings. Pretty cool, ha. But most importantly – it is completely member service oriented.

High Energy Functional training Zone 2

Triathlon Training Zone

Fresh towels are always available in your locker cabinet and with the concierge plus another bonus is the fruit-infused ice-cold water to fill your drinking bottle which is a thirst-quencher.

To completely grasp their Move, Refuel and Recover concept, we were given an itinerary of work-outs representing each concept and made to do nine (9) tasks. The MOVE concept comprises 5 dedicated fitness zones offering non-intimidating work-outs using their state of the art facilities. For me, I chose to work-out on the BoxMaster, the Google map-powered Tour De France Bike and a Synergy Fitness/Stretching Class.

Practicing on the BoxMaster

On the Tour De France bike

After the MOVE concept is the REFUEL Concept which I think was my favorite of all 3 concepts. Here, you get to sample all fruit-infused water concoctions, sample the various “Well-on-the-Go” healthy snacks of sandwiches, salads, fruit cocktails, yoghurts and home-made energy bars! Yummy!

Fruit-infused water!

That shot of Energy Booster (pure crushed ginger). Stronger than Tequila!

Salads galore!

Healthy sandwiches

Flavored yoghurt

Energy Bars

My recovery food!

And to cap all of that sweat-inducing work outs, we were given a 15-minute massage at the Chi, the Spa station at the Health Club, took a cold plunge at the shower room and given very healthful advice from their resident Doctor, Dr. Heal Dineros and Ms. Cris Pangan, their in-house nutritionist.

With Dr. Heal Dineros

Overall, I would certainly recommend Edsa Shangri-la’s Health Club to anyone who wants a high-end “fitness center” experience. Here, gym buffs will receive the full gamut of high-tech health assessments and nutritional expertise, and they’ll surely welcome its modern-tech, gritty approach to fitness.

PRESS RELEASE:

EDSA SHANGRI-LA, MANILA INVITES GUESTS TO
AN OPEN HOUSE EVENT AT ITS NEW HEALTH CLUB

June 18, 2015, Manila – Guests are invited to Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Health Club and Chi, The Spa’s 2-day Open House Event on June 26 and 27, 2015, Friday and Saturday, from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m.

Exclusive offers and special membership packages await clients who will enroll from 12 midnight of June 26 until 12 midnight of June 27. Ultimate Gourmet and Golden Circle Members, as well as St. Francis and One Shangri-La residents, Citibank, BDO and HSBC credit card holders will receive additional benefits for their ultimate advantage.

The event highlights a lineup of exciting activities for guests to enjoy. On June 26, 6 p.m. onwards, get in action with the Live DJ Workouts powered by Under Armour performing Polar Spinning and Zumba Glow. Take an efficiency test with Rudy Project and join the Beat-our-Coach challenge by Speedo. On June 27, 2 p.m. onwards, guests are invited to join the fun at the Aqua Zumba dance action and Zumba with the only latina, Venezuelan instructor, Dina Berrio, as kids enjoy the fun inflatables. Acquire insights, ideas and tips from professionals on this 2-day event at the Meet the Experts session presenting Dr. Gil Dineros, lifestyle doctor, Cris Pangan, in-house nutritionist, Rio Dela Cruz, running coach, Chappy Clanata, athletic conditioning coach and a triathlon coach, while trying Health Club’s new Well-on-the-Go menu. Recover at Chi, The Spa station and experience TP Performance Therapy.

The country’s leader in lifestyle fitness, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Health Club aims to build a lifestyle anchored on holistic wellness under the supervision of internationally certified wellness coaches.

A first-of-its-kind, the Health Club pioneers the “Move, Refuel and Recover” concept, fusing state-of-the-art fitness programs with healthy food selections and the overall wellness expertise that CHI, The Spa is known for. The Health Club is a source of energy, pleasure and relaxation, which provides a way to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle and well-being.

For inquiries, please call (632) 633 8888 Ext. 2906 or email healthclub.esl@shangri-la.com.

TOTAL WELLNESS AT EDSA SHANGRI-LA, MANILA,
THE COUNTRY’S LEADER IN LIFESTYLE FITNESS

June 4, 2015, Manila – Edsa Shangri-La, Manila introduces its newly renovated Health Club – the country’s leader in lifestyle fitness, which aims to build a lifestyle anchored on holistic wellness under the supervision of internationally certified wellness coaches.

A first-of-its-kind, the Health Club pioneers the “Move, Refuel and Recover” concept, fusing state-of-the-art fitness programs with healthy food selections and the overall wellness expertise that CHI, The Spa is known for. The Health Club is a source of energy, pleasure and relaxation, which provides a way to attain and maintain a healthy lifestyle and well-being.

MOVE
The Health Club brings a unique workout experience with 5 dedicated fitness zones designed to offer non-intimidating workout environment ideal for all users of all levels. It boasts fully-equipped modern and innovative facilities to help achieve personal fitness goals.

The Up-to-the-Moment Cardio Section consists of state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines that features Internet connectivity, Swipe technology and smartphone-compatible custom-workout settings. Get in action with the High-Energy Functional

Training Zone highlighting Synergy 360s for various functional exercises along with a Boxing and Mixed-Martial Arts Section equipped with the revolutionary BoxMaster. The Exclusive Triathlon Training Space provides world-class equipment – the Vasa Swim Ergometer, Google Map-powered Tour de France Bike and Treadmill. A dedicated Flexibility and Stretching Zone boasts the Flex Area by Pavigym and Stott-Pilates Spring Wall.

The hotel vaunts its free-form outdoor swimming pool set amidst a lush tropical garden for a deluxe resort feel with aqua fitness workouts and conditioning exercises; as well as its two tennis courts which offers a comprehensive training program under the supervision of international tennis training academy.

No fitness gear? No worries! The Health Club provides On–The-Go Kit containing on-loan items available for guests to borrow. Complimentary Signature Workout Programs and group exercises are readily available for specific needs and preferences.

REFUEL
Keep your engines running with the right balance of food and fluid intake after a workout session or a busy day in the office. The hotel provides healthy food selections through the Special Diet Concierge services; where you can also have your favourite meal prepared exactly the way you want it. A special menu card is also readily available displaying the healthiest options from the hotel’s restaurants complete with calorie count in one menu and Well-On The-Go, guilt free snacks and energy bites for sale perfect for people who are always on-the-go.
The Health Club serves infused-water concoctions for detoxification, fat loss or relaxation as well as instant energy booster shots to give you that extra push to finish your set.

RECOVER
Surrender to the world of calmness and timelessness with CHI, The Spa’s signature treatments based on Chinese and Philippine healing concepts. This luxury spa features single, double and specialty suites, outdoor bathing facilities, poolside reflexology, yoga studio, library and meditation rooms.

Guests may opt to enjoy CHI, The Spa signature treatments at the comfort and privacy of their own rooms and a good sleep program that offers pillow preferences for ultimate relaxation.

Complete your relaxation and post work-out recovery with Health Club’s Hydrotherapy facilities featuring a Jacuzzi, cold plunge, sauna room and a steam room.

For inquiries, please call (632) 633 8888 or email healthclub.esl@shangri-la.com.

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