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Top Ways To Stay Active With The JG Black Book Collection

Vowing to either get in shape or to stay active and fit are two of the most common New Year’s resolutions made across the globe! And what better way to reach your health and fitness goals in 2018 than by getting outside and working up a sweat as you discover new places around the world? Here are some of the top ways to stay active with the JG Black Book Collection in destinations so fabulous, we guarantee you will forget you’re even working towards your resolution.

Stay Active at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: Staying active in Ubud, Bali is easy as there is an endless amount of activities for you to do! Within The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, a guided rice paddy trekking through the property’s seemingly endless paddy fields and the neighboring village allows you to see a glimpse of the local’s daily life and interact with the humble souls. The hotel’s regular yoga class is a relaxing morning exercise that ensures a refreshing day ahead. For families, enjoy a kite making class guided by the hotel’s personal butlers. Whichever activity you choose, a stay at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah means you’ll be able to explore Bali while staying active!


Energy-Filled Activities in The Galapagos Islands with Condor Travel: In order to achieve your 2018 fitness goals, why not enjoy some fun, exciting and adrenaline-filled experiences with Condor Travel in one of the most naturally beautiful places on earth: the Galapagos Islands?

Guaranteed to keep you active, the islands have a variety of activities that help you connect with its magnificent wildlife while keeping your body moving. Enjoy a snorkeling session in the island’s crystal-clear waters to swim with playful sea lions and ancient giant tortoises; embark on a kayaking adventure on the shorelines for a chance to explore secret coves and discover stunning beaches, or hop on a surfboard and enjoy a moment in the sun with the island’s beach-loving wildlife. Back on the land, a hike through a unique lava rock trail will help you get up close with other fascinating wildlife species, horseback riding will take you to some of the area’s most wonderful and secluded places, and a cycling tour of the islands will test your endurance as you make your way through some demanding trails. As you can see, there’s no shortage of adrenaline and adventure in the Galapagos Islands, making it an ideal place to keep your 2018 energy flowing.


Bike Voyager with 47 Boutique Hotel: Turn your face towards the Italian sun and enjoy a biking tour with 47 Boutique Hotel to discover trough bridges, gorgeous villas and the magnificence of Rome. You will bike alongside a specialized trainer through several challenging planned routes around the Eternal City that combine fresh air, sun, fun, sport and Italian culture.


Gym in a Bag – Just One Way Micato Travellers Stay Active on Safari: An African safari with Micato Safaris is always invigorating, and in so many ways can be made more active if guests choose to indulge in pursuits such as bicycling, swimming or, a favorite of Micato guests, hiking on a walking safari. But for the traveler who prefers to exercise privately there’s another option – Micato guests have the luxury of working out in their rooms thanks to Gym in a Bag.

The Gym in a Bag is equipped with a yoga mat, jump rope, and various stretch bands and weights. And while it will no doubt lead to great exercise, guests don’t have to carry the bag themselves as their Micato Safari Director will happily bring it from lodging to lodging throughout their safari! Gym in a Bag is just one of many ways Micato guests can remain active on safari and just one of the many, many reasons the company is so unique.


Ski the Swiss Alps with Marco Büchel at The Chedi Andermatt: The Chedi Andermatt’s ski partner, HEAD, makes it possible for you to stay active in 2018! Enjoy the most exclusive ski weekend in the Swiss Alps and spend a day with former ski star and 6-time participant in the Olympic Games, Marco Büchel. A day full of adventure is waiting for you as you will hit the slopes together with Marco Büchel at the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun with your latest HEAD ski equipment. Afterwards, you may unwind from your high-altitude adrenaline rush at the hotel’s 2,400 square meter Spa & Health Club.


Stay Active at Vintage House: Nestled among mountains in Napa Valley, Vintage House, located on The Estate Yountville, is just an arm’s reach away from the best hiking in Northern California. From the balcony of a suite at newly-remodeled property, guests can see Cypress trees atop the Mayacama Mountains and the renowned Cobb Mountain – perfect for a fulfilling workout with jaw-dropping views of wine country. If waterfalls are more appealing, the nearby Archer Taylor Preserve offers shaded hikes winding around numerous cascading waterfalls. After a workout, The Spa at The Estate is the perfect place to rejuvenate with a massage or body wrap.


Hiking Meditation & Kids Yoga at Andronis Concept: Crafted for guests who enjoy walking and are keen to connect with their inner soul, Andronis Concept offers hiking meditation sessions alongside their qualified instructor. Explore the stunning landscape of Santorini as you seek out a spot to enjoy a peaceful sunrise. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meditate at the edge of the super volcano that inspired the myth of Atlantis.

Looking for a way to stay active with the whole family during your stay? Andronis Concept introduces your children to yoga at an early age to help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Get your family practice started at Andronis Concept.


Stay Active with Elewana Collection: There’s no shortage of activities when you’re staying at any of the Elewana Collection properties! Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Elewana Loisaba Star Beds, Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp and Elewana Lewa Safari Camp, all offer an exhilarating horseback riding experience through the African plains, alongside a wide variety of wildlife. Should you prefer to get even closer to nature, we recommend a guided nature walk, where your guide will teach you all about animal tracks, plants and the micro-ecosystems, so often forgotten when in your 4×4 safari vehicle. You can enjoy bush walks from several properties including those previously mentioned plus Elewana Tortilis Camp Amboseli, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro and Elewana Tarangire Treetops.

If you’re looking to stay fit with something more fast-paced, you can race past the antelopes and zebras as you mountain bike through the plains! Mountain biking is offered at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp, Elewana Loisaba Star Beds and Elewana The Manor Ngorongoro. All the Elewana Collection properties having swimming pools should you want to do a few laps to get your heart rate up. Alternatively if you’re feeling particularly energized and up for an adventure, head to the Ngare Ndare forest whilst staying at Elewana Lewa Safari Camp where you can swim in the clear blue waters of the springs, and walk the canopy bridge through the forest.