Want to lose weight and tone up in the city’s most luxurious environment? The Bvlgari spa and workshop has the solution…
The Bvlgari Resort & Residences Dubai is the ultimate in luxury destinations and of course so is their spa and fitness workshop.
Located on the ground floor the Bvlgari Spa is 1,700 square metres of absolute luxurious wellbeing. Designed by architect Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the spa has a unique and modern design. The spa features a number of amenities including an indoor pool, hamman and a 24-hour fitness centre with a Workshop fitness studio.
A&E was lucky enough to experience this oasis and in particular the Workshop programme on offer to clients wanting to achieve goals of weight loss and fitness.
Bvlgari’s fitness centre is equipped with state-of-the-art gym equipment. With cardiovascular and strength machines as well as a free-weights area all with views overlooking the ocean and the Dubai skyline. Hotel guests and spa members can benefit from the resort’s in-house personal trainers, who are on hand to help guests train or achieve their goals. They will also create life-changing fitness routines through the Workshop Programme.
THE WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Founded by Lee Mullins, who has been names as one of the world’s best personal trainers, the Bvlgari workshop offers a unique and pioneering approach to working out. Based on its innovative framework assessment that looks at both the body and mind, experienced trainers will guide clients on how to achieve their best – whether it’s weight loss, toning or just achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Clients begin with a movement and nutrition genetic analysis to determine the style, duration and frequency of exercise that will suit them and their needs. They will then receive a food intolerance test that looks at 95 foods that may be hindering them from achieving their goals.
Metabolic testing uses an exercise bike or treadmill to determine what training intensity the client needs to work at to burn the most fat possible, and a functional movement screening helps to identify the limitations, imbalances and asymmetries in seven fundamental movements of the body. Finally a body composition assessment determines where an individual stores stubborn fat, helping to identify hormonal imbalances and other health concerns.
Once you have received all this the expert personal trainers will be on-hand to help clients achieve their goals whatever that may be. Clients can use any of the facilities within the spa to accompany their journey on the programme.
After your work out you will almost certainly need a visit to the spa. The Bvlgari spa features seven treatment rooms as well as a treatment suite for couples.
Welcoming both men and women, the spa uses only the highest quality products from brands including La Mer and Amala. The changing rooms are just as impressive as the treatment rooms featuring hammams, saunas, ice fountains and cooling showers – all connected to a relaxation room.
The spa’s signature treatment is the Bvlgari Royal Lulur – a three-hour relaxing experience known as an exotic indulgence; a body polishing and exfoliation treatment used by royalty in the palaces of Central Java since the 17th Century.
Using an exotic blend of therapies this treatment begins with a welcoming foot ritual, followed by a skin-exfoliating lulur scrub of rice powder and spices. After this you will receive a full-body enveloping algae mask to refine the skin. Meanwhile a cleansing facial takes place and the feet and legs are treated to an intense reflexology massage.
Guests then step into the Rasul to cleanse and refresh before a four-handed body massage to finish. A complete relaxing and calming experience that is great for couples to experience together.
Guests may visit 41 square metre hamman. Inspired by traditional Turkish design the Hamman is created with Afyon marble and Iranian green onyx for a classic yet modern design. The slab used for the treatment was cut in a book-matched style that looks and feels ultra-luxurious.
Hand selected in Turkey by Antonio Citterio Patricia View who saw it’s cutting this marble is something that must be seen in the flesh. The Hamman is also available for private bookings.
When it’s too hot outside head to the spa’s 25-metre indoor swimming pool with views overlooking the ocean. This luxurious pool is the perfect place to unwind and relax.
Adjacent to this is the Vitality pool, which was based on the Caracalla baths, which also happens to be the inspiration for Bvlgari’s Diva jewellery collection. Lined with shimmering green and real gold mosaic tiles it is designed to cleanse and detox the skin with massaging jets of air and water, relieving tight muscles and increasing circulation. The perfect place to unwind and de-stress after a busy day.