As part of its “Master in Residence” programme, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives revealed its latest partnership with London’s leading wellness expert and adidas global ambassador, Adrienne LDN. Heralded as the ‘new face of wellness’ by Vogue, Adrienne will bring her fitness expertise to the resort for an exclusive 10-day stint from 9 April 2019.
Being the largest resort in the Maldives, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the ideal destination for those looking to boost their fitness this year. The resort spans over 54 hectares of land, perfect for both cycling and running enthusiasts. It also features a comprehensive Health Club, the only golf course in the Maldives, daily fitness activities, including yoga sessions, and two tennis courts offering personalised private and discovery sessions by tennis professionals.
An aquatic playground complements the experience with numerous water-sport activities, such as snorkelling, fishing, surfing, parasailing and diving, with a unique shipwreck to explore and manta rays to spot year round.
During her residency, Adrienne will lead participants along the brand-new 5km running trail, allowing guests to explore the island on foot. The path takes runners through ten iconic locations unique to the resort, such as Mount Villingili, the highest peak in the Maldives at 5.1 metres, the lush jungle with 17,000 coconut trees and majestic banyan trees, historical sites, natural lagoons, the turtle nestling beach, and the closest point to Antarctica. The route also passes along the sandy coastline and through the golf course.
In addition, the residency entails private training sessions, total body workouts, morning mobility classes and fitness-for-children sessions. Proving there’s more to wellness than boot camps and burpees, the residency has been expertly curated to offer a holistic experience.
Adrienne, the host of podcast “The Power Hour” and co-founder of “Get To Know”, a platform to inspire and support women along their career paths, will also hold a motivational workshop to ensure that guests feel revitalised inside and out.
“It’s so important to take good care of both our body and mind to feel happy, fulfilled and at the top of our game. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut or forget to practise self-care – that’s why I’m working with Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa to inspire people to put their wellbeing first. By combining my favourite workouts with motivational workshops, this retreat will ensure guests receive an all-round wellness experience,” said Adrienne.
Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives’ “Master in Residence” programme intends to bring the world’s leading experts from the fields of arts, sports and wellness to the island. Previous masters have included Royal Ballet-trained dancer Karis Scarlette, celebrity personal trainer and fitness influencer Faisal Abdalla, meditation and mindfulness expert Jody Shield, former multiple Grand Slam winner and number-one tennis player Jim Courier and highly regarded marine biologist and underwater photographer Uli Kunz.
Guests can book the Wellness with Adrienne LDN package which starts from US$ 800 per night, including:
- A 45-minute personal training session with Adrienne LDN, for two persons
- Two total body workout and two morning mobility group sessions with Adrienne LDN, for two persons
- A ‘Power Hour' motivational workshop, for two persons
- Participation in two guided group run clubs with Adrienne LDN, at the newly inaugurated Villingili running trail
- A 60 minute deep tissue acupressure massage for two at CHI, The Spa, perfect to soothe muscles after a workout
- Daily breakfast buffet at Javvu restaurant
Available from 9 – 19 April 2019 over a minimum stay of five nights. Terms & conditions apply.