Almost missing your flight and sprinting across the airport to board that flight really shouldn’t be the only source of your cardio when heading out of town. If you are a fitness buff like me, I rarely miss a workout … unless I am traveling. I don’t know what it is about traveling, but I lose the motivation because I don’t have my usual workouts unless I bring DVD’S, some easy to pack equipment, plus workout clothing. Frankly, that “stuff” takes up too much space in the suitcase! After talking to many friends and colleagues, I found out I am not the only one with this problem. It’s crazy difficult to stay on task and squeeze in a workout if you are out of town on business. If you are on vacation, you might feel like you earned a break from those workouts.
With more Americans traveling on business and pleasure than ever before, the need for improved fitness and well-being on the road has never been greater. Nearly one-half of travelers polled by USA Today felt that they were in worse shape because they lack the time or the means to exercise properly during travel.
Want more evidence? A recent study found that 65% of travelers say they exercise less while on the road.
There is a solution! JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts have partnered with The Joffrey Ballet to provide a solution to travelers who want to work out while on the road. Marriott Hotels and Resorts is launching a new series of in-room barre workout videos available ON DEMAND (!!) via the in-room TVs.
Global Brand Leader- JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ Mitzi Gaskins and The Joffrey Ballet’s Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater are here to tell us about it!
Here’s an inspirational video from JW Marriott for you to check out that shows off the Los Cabos Marriott resort and their amenities! (I so need to go there!)
Here’s a video featuring Ashley Wheater talking about the “Behind the Barre” workout videos!
Another another video featuring Ashley Wheater talking about the “invigorate” workout
For more information, visit JWMarriottBehindTheBarre.com
About Ashley Wheater
Ashley Wheater, artistic director of The Joffrey Ballet, has dedicated his life to dance. He was born in Scotland and trained at the Royal Ballet School in England. While at the school he worked with Frederick Ashton in Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice, and performed at Covent Garden in numerous productions including Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and The Dream.
About Mitzi Gaskins
Mitzi Gaskins is Global Brand Leader for Marriott International’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and The Luxury Collection. Gaskins is responsible for the overall development and execution of the brand positioning of JW Marriott and The Luxury Collection, and the implementation of product and service in all of the portfolio’s hotels globally
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do.
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Thanks to Mitzi Gaskins and Ashley Wheater for their time in telling us all about this amazing fitness program!!
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