It seems like an easy question, but as there are many options, it is not so easy to decide. This time I have decided to write about Aura Wellness Centre located in Excelsior Hotel Baku.
The only way to understand what is good or bad about place, is to go there. First of all, there is one biggest plus, especially here in Baku – there is a transfer bus from Park Boulevard to Excelsior Hotel Baku and back.
This is a comfortable Mercedes bus, working daily including Sat & Sun. It goes from Excelsior Hotel Baku every hour starting 8.30 AM and from Park Boulevard every hour starting from 9 AM. This is a free of charge service and of course is available for all members of Aura Wellness Centre. And of course there is a special parking area for all those who come on own vehicle.
Damla Bayik – Sales & Marketing Director kindly agreed to guide in Aura Wellness Centre.
The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits – this is a definition for a ‘wellness’. This is a an approach to health care that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
In Aura Wellness Centre there is a modern high qualified Gym equipment. There is a wide selection of Techno Gym equipment as well. Gyms are equipped with Wi Fi Internet.
Is Running Machine in Gym able to replace ordinary running? I am sure – it is hardly possible. The exception is if there is a round running machine with lenghth 120 m! It is the only in Baku running machine and located in Aura Wellness Centre. Here there is a selection of classes: fitness, pilates and callanetics. Box classes are also available. Personal fitness trainer will give recomendations to you about healthy nutrition, day schedule and of course program for fitness, intensively and relaxation after it.
There are open and closed pools in Aura Wellness Centre as well. Open pool is working in summer season and is very popular. There is a bar and kids pool next to it. All required things for relaxation is there - sun loungers, changing rooms, showers and a sun canopy. Closed 24 meters swimming pool is a half sport pool. There is a constant heating system for a comfortable temperature anytime. This pool is open a whole year. Two proffessional trainers will help you with swimming technique if needed. Of course there are loungers around pool, so you can rest a while after swimming.
There is an open tennis court and two squash courts. I guess you all know what is squah, but here is the briefly info: Squash is a racquet sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.
The game was formerly called squash racquets, a reference to the "squash able" soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its parent game racquets or "hard racquets").
Squash is recognized by the IOC and supporters are lobbying for its incorporation in a future Olympic program. In 2003, Forbesrated squash as the number one healthiest sport to play. So please enjoy!
Locker room is equipped with a variety of furniture: spacious drawers with safety deposit box (code is a three-digit number that can be selected individually), dressing table with a varied selection of tools for body care and hair care. There is a private Finnish sauna and a Turkish bath for men and women, as well as relaxation rooms where you can enjoy tea or coffee.
Absolute advantage is the presence of five massage rooms. There are following massages here: Swedish massage, Thai massage, hot stone massage, massage with sea salts and aromatherapy. Filipino masseuse make an unforgettable massage is not forgotten!
You can choose the most convenient way for visiting Aura Wellness Centre: to get a one time, three, six or 12 months membership. Working hours of the Club are from 6.30 AM to 10 PM with no days off.
I was impressed by friendly and ready to help staff. In Aura Wellness Centre a big attention is paid to hygiene and cleanless. Shower cabins, toilets are new renovated, equipped with latest and required equipment.
There is another pleasant surprise – sport clothing shop in Aura Wellness Centre. Right here you can choose sport wear professionaly made for you, along with required equipment.
In the end I would like to mention that Aura Wellness Centre is a place where there is a comfort and quality combination. And even if there too many customers, each of them feel individual approach and care. Just try it – and you never regret!