TRAVEL FIT by Mark Arnall
In collaboration with respected Formula 1 performance coach Mark Arnall, whose career working with F1 drivers spanned 26 years, the Baur au Lac now lays on an exclusive travel-based programme for guests who are frequently on the move.
As performance coach to F1 Champions Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Räikkönen and Mika Häkkinen, the high-profile fitness and health professional focuses on finding the sweet spot between travel, training, recovery and nutrition. And who better to benefit from this top service than the busy travellers who stay at the Baur au Lac?
Mark Arnall Formula 1 - Performance Coach
In-line with the British trainer’s holistic mindset, Baur au Lac’s TRAVEL FIT concept extends from pre-arrival travel-related recommendations via video and Mark Arnall’s e-book travel guide, to guided training and recovery sessions in the guest rooms, to a healthy, performance boosting food concept.
Mark Arnall's mission took shape when he started working in the one 'industry' perhaps worst affected by the challenges of staying fit on the road whilst travelling across multiple time zones: Formula 1. Melbourne today, Imola tomorrow, then on to Miami: the teams spend a full 250 days a year on the road, during which time they have to deliver consistent physical and mental excellence. Travel related challenges such as jet lag are something of an inconvenience. For the drivers in particular, symptoms such as tiredness, sleeping difficulties, headaches and impaired performance can escalate into life-threatening situations.
Mark Arnall, who shares 30 years of knowledge and experience in the field of health and fitness, developed effective principles and guidelines to especially help business travellers performing at their best.
Mark, travelling more than 250 days a year himself, decided to share his know-how, so that globetrotters and jet setters get to become 'fit for travel', even before they start their journey. Arnall's exclusive travel tips will help you to be perfectly prepared for your next trip to Zurich. Find out more how to keep on track while travelling.
Workout & Regeneration
Maintaining one's training while on the road is one of the biggest struggles of frequent travellers. The TRAVEL FIT programme at Baur au Lac addresses this problem. Our incredible top-floor state-of-the art fitness centre, with breathtaking views across Lake Zurich, provides a perfect environment for challenging training sessions. Guests who prefer to train in the comfort of their room will find tailored selection of fifitness tools available for them, as well as training videos instructed by Mark Arnall on all guest TVs and tablets.
With many temptations on the way, it certainly can become difficult making healthy meal choices while travelling. To overcome this obstacle, Mark Arnall has worked closely with leading sports nutritionists and the Baur au Lac kitchen team to develop healthy, performance boosting and delicious dishes to complement the programme.
These nutritious dishes are served at brasserie Baur's, lobby bar Le Hall, and for in-room dining.
In case one does require some fuel to keep going, two specially created cocktails, reflective of the drivers Mark Arnall has worked with, can be found on the drink's menu at Baur's bar.