Bootcamp on the beach. Mountaintop movement class. Paddleboard pilates. A W Hotels FUEL Weekend means working out never feels like work. W Hotels Worldwide is pumped to announce the official 2019 schedule of FUEL Weekends – fitness-focused vacation packages that combine celebrity workouts, killer parties, delicious and healthy cuisine and unforgettable adventures all at one stunning W destination. Turning the typical fitness retreat model on its head, FUEL Weekends are powered by the brand’s DETOX. RETOX. REPEAT. philosophy to give guests everything they need for a life in balance. Whether you crave time in the sand or the snow, W has it covered with five fabulous locales this year: the just opened W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal (Feb. 28 – Mar. 4); the soon-to-open W Dubai – The Palm (Apr. 11 – 14); W Koh Samui (Jun. 20 – 23); and the soon-to-open W Aspen (Aug. 23 – 26) and W Muscat (October).
Following the success of the inaugural FUEL Weekends at W Punta de Mita and W Verbier last year, W is gearing up for the next round which takes the series on a sprint around the globe. From sunrise sun salutations to surf sessions and zip lining adventures, FUEL Weekends offer customizable schedules of next-level phys ed, designed to motivate, educate and inspire a balanced lifestyle that is both invigorating and indulgent. Each FUEL Weekend includes world-class workouts with the hottest wellness experts, exclusive cocktails and cuisine that are fresh, light and bright and, of course, plenty of dreamy downtime at W WET Decks (pools) and AWAY Spas. No lonely gym and mealtime routines here, FUEL Weekends gather guests together for pulse-racing classes, delectable (not sinful) meals, craft cocktails and midnight beats under the stars.
“Our guests work hard but they play even harder,” says Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. “Our FUEL Weekends are designed specifically for this type of lifestyle – one that starts with a 7 AM workout and ends with one last round while dancing at midnight. This year, the backdrops for our weekends include four brand new W Escapes – W Costa Rica, W Dubai – The Palm, W Aspen and W Muscat – as well as the jaw-dropping scene at W Koh Samui.”
- DETOX: SWEAT IT OUT
When guests are ready to get to work, FUEL Weekends offer daily options for well-rounded workouts in multiple disciplines including yoga, movement + mobility, high intensity (HIIT), and bands + resistance. At the helm of FUEL Weekend classes are well-known, high-energy instructors who lead pro-level lessons (and stick around for the afterparty). Experts at W Costa Rica will include:
- Dr. Jonathan Leary: Dr. Leary is a concierge wellness doctor (the first and only!) turned entrepreneur and the creator of Remedy Place, a new type of health club that is launching in LA, combining hospitality, experience and balance to health regimens.
- Y7: Co-founder and CEO, Sara Levey, and top trainer Joanna Cohen bring sweat drippin’ and beat bumpin’ to yoga.
- Barry’s Bootcamp: The original cardio & strength interval workout, Barry’s Bootcamps are immersive, high energy and the fastest, most fun way to get fit.
- Bec Donlan: Creator of Sweat with Bec, Bec Donlan caters to the health-conscious, party-goer who loves a celery juice just as much as a tequila soda.
- Ely Peñas: Creator of Stand Up Paddlebord (SUP) Pilates, a fusion of Pilates and yoga on a stand-up paddle board, Ely’s classes combine a perfect combination of core strengthening, stretching and mind body balance.
Can’t get enough? As the ultimate experts in customized, experiential travel (from FUEL Weekend fitness retreats to WAKE UP CALL music festivals), W always has more in store. At this year’s first FUEL Weekend, guests at W Costa Rica can choose their own additional adventures including jet skiing, surf lessons and private personal training. In addition, guests can round out the jam-packed weekend with beach volleyball, a catamaran excursion or dance to beach club beats at Zona Azul, the hotel’s private beach club.
- RETOX: SOAK IT IN
There’s no such thing as cheating the routine at a FUEL Weekend. W believes hard work should be rewarded, so indulging one’s taste buds after an invigorating workout is a must. From welcome cocktails and light bites upon arrival to open bar sessions set to world class DJs and late night, poolside parties, every FUEL Weekend is designed to be savored. At W Costa Rica, FUEL guests can expect tropical eats as well as El Monte Verde, the hotel’s adult take on our favorite juice pouches from childhood made with gin, mangosteen and cas fruit.
- DO IT AGAIN: REPEAT
Want to do it all? Make a break for it. The Detox. Retox. Repeat VIP package is a one-stop all-access pass for members of Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards looking to up their workout week. This one-of-a-kind experience comes with two tickets to the full FUEL Weekend itinerary plus a jet ski excursion, personal training session and swag bag of exclusive take-home amenities to keep guests fueled up well after the workout is over. Bidding starts at 50,000 points and is open now through February 1, 2019. Members can click here to place a bid.