Rich skiers now have another stupid way to waste their money, a £8,430 ski fit programme at the Bvlgari Hotel and Spa in London. You’d imagine for that kind of money you’d get the absolute best, but by the look of the images from The Telegraph they just strap a couple of green elastic bands around your legs and smirking the whole while, knowing they’ve charged you the price of a decent second-hand car for the privilege.
According to Cat Weakly this programme is “Designed for skiers of all levels who want to ensure they’re in top physical shape on the very first morning they take to the slopes”. It features “exercises using rollers, balls and bands and the odd machine” as well as “Other ski-centric exercises targeted balance, core and dissociation – separating upper and lower body movements.”
For your wedge, you get “a one-hour functional movement screening; 12 sessions of ski-specific personal training and 12 sessions of yoga; nutritional advice; six massages and six osteopathy sessions; two Espa body rituals and one 90-minute facial”. It’s hard to know what your 8k gets you that a normal gym membership wouldn’t, but from the looks of the Bvgari website you get two James Bond villain henchman on the door and a really, really shiny floor.
If you do have £8,430 spare in your back pocket, why not go buy every single one of these instead. (You’ll need £400 more, but what’s that between friends hey?)