Every Thursday from 10:00 till 14:00 there is a Babysitting service at The Hilton Hotel Fitness Centre and Spa. I found this out by accident when I went there without the kids for a workout and Sauna, so I didn’t see the babysitter in person. Yet, here are some pictures of the Play Room and the whole set up and the Babysitter speaks English. Childminding cost 250 CZK per child, so it pays to stay for at least 3 hours. Easily done if you combine a workout or Pilates with a Sauna or cosmetic treatment. You can also go to the hairdresser too. SO LETS GET FIT WITH THE NEW YEAR!
What can you do during the babysitting hours? Here it is:
Fitness, Cosmetics, Massages, Squash, 11:45 Pilates or 12:30 Pilates. The Timetable for other days, can be found here.
The fitness area called CYBEX is huge and I was thrilled by all the cardio machines. We are quite a sporty family and have visited many finess centres all around the world. Yet again - I was completely thrilled by the Moving Steps machine. I haven’t seen it anywhere else and I was done in 6 minutes! You definitely have to try it if you go. I used to have a best friend who was a 3x a Champion of Czech Republic in Body Building. A woman!!! Her name is Darina like me and she still works as a fitness trainer. Before any bodybuilding contest, she would run up and down the stairs of her 12 story building for several hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to lose weight and shape up. It must have been painful.
Anyhow, the fitness area is great and they also have a Squash court within the main room. Its a NICE court. I love to play this game but unfortunately my cousin whom I used to play with every week, has moved out of Prague and I now have no-one to play with except my husband. I am saying this sadly because I enjoy playing with a guy - yet again I know that if he puts all his strength into a hit - I am done. And I am a bad loser. So, is there a woman in Prague that would like to play with me regularly? :-)
When our muscles were cooked we went to the Pool with Sauna. My God I was so sorry we didn’t have the boys with us. There were 3 boys already swimming and the pool looked so spacious, bigger than the one in Intercontinental Hotel where we used to go.
It got a bit crowded around 6 o’clock - yet again it was the last day of 2009 and the majority of the people were trying to warm up before hitting the evening parties.
The whole set up is a nice experience. They do all kinds of massages in their Spa and unfortunately they had no free appointments left that day, otherwise I would have had my face and scalp massaged. I have experienced this in Karlovy Vary Spa and it was one better than Sex. Sorry to be so bold. Never mind that I looked like after an electric shock when I walked out, with my greasy hair sticking out in all directions…it was all worth it.
The reason why I will list all the massages they do here is, because for some un-known reason to me they don’t have a English version of their web pages, so you wont be able to read it yourself - unless you speak Czech. Here they are: (notice some “specialities” at the end of the list - romantic massage for 2 ! what could that be? Or Ayurveda-4 Arms? Whatever it is I want IT ! :-)
AVAILABLE MASSAGES: Back and shoulder massage, Stimulating head massage, Face massage with honey and cucumber, Relaxing Foot Massage, Classic Swedish massage, Sports massage, Aromatherapy massage, Oriental Massage, Massage for pregnant women, Cybex Jet Set, Lymphatic drainage, Anti-stress massage,
Peeling - Dead Sea salt, Coffee and coconut massage, Mud Wraps (Dead Sea), Oriental mud wrap (Dead Sea), Lulur - Royal treatment, Coffee & Chocolate, Peeling Darphin and Paraffin wrap, Golf Massage, Ayurveda, Ayurveda - Four-Arms, Abianga, Shirvadhara, Hot Stone Massage, Touch of Love - Massage for 2 persons, Indoceane - The Secret of three cultures
Complete price List is here: http://www.cybex-fitness.cz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=70
Here they work with Darphine cosmetics and the whole offer on treatment you will find: here
The basic treatment 45 min costs 1.500 Czk (which is not bad) and includes: peeling, massage, mask and hand massage. Any other-longer treatment costs 1.900, 2.700 and the most expensive one 3.700 CZK. I payed 3.500 CZK for 2.5 hours of treatment at Holmes Place, so it looks like the prices are equal, which is a nice surprise for a 5* hotel. Yet again CYBEX Fitness and Spa does not belong to the Hilton - they outsource it.
They have some basic cosmetic services like waxing and putting make-up on. That costs from 350 CZK to 670 CZK.
The Hair Salon called Violett, you would have to try out yourself, but I doubt they would offer bad services, considering that it’s at the Hilton.
So do something for your Body and Mind, while you Kid is safely playing with others. When you are done you can take your kid to the pool or for some nice food in one of the restaurants in the Hilton.
For some more images visit here: http://www.cybex-fitness.cz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=73
WATCH OUT, THERE ARE 2 HILTONS IN PRAGUE. THIS ONE IS THE HUGE GLASS CUBE NEXT TO THE RIVER WHERE PRESIDENT OBAMA STAYED.
OPEN: Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00, Sat - Sun: 07:00 - 22:00
ADDRESS: Pobrezni 1, Prague 8
DIRECTIONS: By car: here http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PRGHITW-Hilton-Prague-hotel/directions.do
By METRO: Take the Yellow B or Red C line to the METRO stop Florenc. Take the TRAM exit to the street Sokolovska
By TRAM: no: 5, 8, 24, 3 to the tram stop FLORENC
FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.cybex-fitness.cz