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Hilton Head Health’s New WorkWell Program is a Great Challenge for Traveling Professionals

Having a hard time keeping your at-home job and fitness routines balanced? Let some pros show you the ropes.

September 9, 2020
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Your morning work Zoom session will always be better when it follows yoga class on the beach. Hilton Head Health

The problem with taking a “workation” is in the first four letters of that term. As enticing and popular as this trend has been, most people don’t actually want to work when they visit their favorite resorts. Surrounded by natural beauty, amazing pools, delicious cuisine, frosty handcrafted cocktails, tranquil spas—who wants to worry about updating spreadsheets when so much is happening outside?

With this in mind, Hilton Head Health has enhanced the workation experience by combining it with a wellness concept that will help visiting professionals meet fitness goals in between all that pesky job stuff. The brand new WorkWell program is an all-inclusive experience that not only encourages people to get away from their home desks, but also their resort desks… even if your “desk” is a poolside table.

One of the hardest aspects of adapting to the work-from-home lifestyle is remembering to keep an active daily routine, so WorkWell is basically a crash course on how to find a balance between work and wellness. The program requires at least a one-week stay, although guests would ideally commit to three weeks of this work-away-from-work-from-home effort for the sake of getting the most from the custom weekly schedules.

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No wellness retreat is complete without three healthy daily meals, and even cooking classes with the on-site chefs. Hilton Head Health

Because the focus is still on work, the program begins with private accommodations and home office spaces that include high-speed internet and a wireless printer, so you’ll be able to cross the T’s and dot your lowercase I’s. But work too much and you’ll miss out on daily fitness activities that will kickstart each morning better than any cup of cold brew. Beach walks, cardio boxing, aqua tabata, pilates and more will be featured in custom fitness schedules that will help each working professional meet personal fitness goals while taking everyone’s minds off their inboxes.

Guests will also enjoy three daily healthy meals and snacks—a huge obstacle for WFM stress-eaters—along with spare time for cooking classes so they can bring home a few kitchen tricks. Don’t worry, though—there’s still plenty of time in every schedule for relaxing by the pool and unwinding in the spa. The brain needs its wellness breaks, too.

Following its reopening on June 7, Hilton Head Health enacted health and safety protocols based on the recommended guidelines of the WHO and CDC. When local officials enacted a mask mandate for public spaces, the hotel also implemented its own mask policy, with staff required to wear face coverings at all times and guests receiving safety kits with masks, sanitizer and thermometers at check-in. Everything from the private accommodations to the fitness classes was modified to emphasize social distancing, and anything that qualifies will be held outdoors.

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