Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is an urban sanctuary for sybarites who demand the very best of comfort and luxury in a city resort with all the trappings which a metropolis like Kuala Lumpur can offer.

With award-winning chefs creating mouth-watering cuisine, eye-catching views and lush greenery set in well-manicured gardens, Mandarin Oriental KL is poised to provide anyone wishing to retreat into a cocoon of self-indulgence all that they need.

One of the attractions of Mandarin Oriental is the Fitness & Wellness Centre which is a one-stop health and fitness solution to all your wellness needs. 

It may be already the last quarter of the year but it’s never too late to take care of your mind, body and soul. You don’t need to wait for the New Year to make any resolutions to get back on track with your fitness regime or even start a new wellness programme.

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Above Improve your game in an immersive golf experience at the Indoor Golf Centre. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)

Membership has its privileges

Exclusive and private, the Fitness & Wellness Centre caters to the crème de la crème of Kuala Lumpur’s elite crowd and this is reflected in its membership offerings. Individual membership is available in four options – Gold and Platinum tiers available in both 6 months and 12 months’ access to the centre.

Consisting of a joining fee bundled together with a package for either 6 or 12 months, individual members are entitled to complimentary access to the pool, fitness assessment, body composition analysis, spa treatments, tennis court usage, and savings at the Indoor Golf Centre, laundry & dry cleaning, dining at Aqua Restaurant & Bar and the Hair Culture Salon.

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Location, location, location

Situated in the heart of town, next to Suria KLCC, the Petronas Twin Towers and overlooking KLCC Park, there couldn’t be a more central or convenient location for a fitness & wellness centre. How do you beat doing laps in an edgeless swimming pool while glancing up at the iconic skyscrapers which surround you? Or having a lesson with a world-class Peter Burwash International Tennis Centre instructor, then popping a few metres away to watch live sports action at the al fresco bar or even having a personal trainer help sculpt your body during your lunch hour? All this is possible because of the Mandarin Oriental KL’s ideal location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and that’s something money cannot buy.

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Above Poised in the very heart of the city. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)
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Above The Fitness & Wellness Centre's gym has everything you need to improve your physique. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)

Core areas of improvement

At the nucleus of Mandarin Oriental’s Fitness & Wellness Centre lies the gym, where all three aspects of fitness – cardio, flexibility and strength are catered to. Conveniently divided into three distinct areas, the Fitness Centre allows users to navigate the fitness equipment and weight machines with ease and proficiency.

The cardio area has bikes, cross trainers, rowers and treadmills. The strength area is for those who wish to add muscle and curves to their bodies and features equipment like abductors, arm curls, chest and shoulder press, chin dips, leg extensions among others. The flexibility area houses free weights and floor space for those who wish to warm up or cool down before or after their workout.

Gold and Platinum members are entitled to a complimentary fitness assessment and body composition analysis as well as personal training sessions to ensure you are on the correct track to achieving your own fitness goals.

Beneficial benefits

Becoming an individual Gold or Platinum member has other advantages apart from usage of the fitness centre and gym. There is also access to the Mind & Body Studio where group classes or private sessions are available for yoga and Pilates among others, access to the tennis courts and the indoor golf centre as well as the use of the 27-metre outdoor swimming pool.

And if all this strenuous exercise bears heavy on your body and limbs, there are steam rooms, dry saunas, cold plunge pools and whirlpools to soothe those aching muscles. Or better still, book a signature Tropical Rainforest treatment at the award-winning Spa…. how’s that for total head-to-toe pampering?

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Above The infinity edge swimming pool is surrounded by tropical gardens, panoramic vista of the city’s skyline and cool cabanas where one can lounge with carefree abandon. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)
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Above Rest and recharge at Mind & Body Studio, your body will thank you. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)

Cerebral fitness

Emotional wellbeing is an important part of health and this aspect is also addressed at the Mandarin Oriental’s Fitness & Wellness Centre. A modern light-filled studio, fused with positive energy and calming aura is the perfect place to recharge, rejuvenate and recalibrate your body, mind and soul.

Aptly called the Mind & Body Studio, there are yoga, meditation and Pilates classes to reduce your stress levels, calm your busy mind and soothe your weary soul. What could be better way to wind down a hectic and tiresome day than to do a one-hour yoga class to loosen those knots on your neck and shoulders followed by a 20-minute guided meditation class? It's guaranteed to make you feel new and reinvigorated to face another day.

Jewel in the fitness & wellness crown

With complimentary body massages, facials, manicures and pedicures depending on the type of membership, a visit to The Spa is the ultimate reward for those on a journey to fitness and wellness.

What could be more gratifying than having the signature treatment of an Oriental Harmony Massage where four hands manipulate your tired muscles with soothing aromatic oils, followed by a luxurious warm scrub or having a Second Skin Facial using the highly coveted and wonderfully effective French skin care brand Biologique Recherche which stimulates the production of collagen and speeds up the skin’s own healing ability to give you a smoother and firmer complexion?

Extracting the best of local know-how and time proven techniques, The Spa is the jewel in the crown of the Mandarin Oriental fitness and wellness arsenal.

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Above Spa time is always a good idea, especially at MOKL's The Spa. (Photo: Mandarin Oriental KL)
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