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Amilla Maldives Creates Solo-Use Gym Pods to Allay Coronavirus Concerns

Amilla Maldives Resort bridge with blue ocean and turquoise waters
Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences have converted three of their spacious spa pods into private 'gym pods'.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences have converted three of their spacious spa pods into private ‘gym pods’. Gym Pods can be fully customized with each guest’s preference of gym equipment – from elliptical trainers to weight machines and treadmills.

The new gym pods enable guests to exercise in their own private air-conditioned bubbles whilst remaining physically distanced from other guests, thereby greatly reducing opportunities for COVID-19 transmission. An added bonus is the pods also help high-profile guests such as A-list celebrities and international royalty to keep up their fitness routines in complete privacy.

The surfaces of the pods and every piece of equipment are thoroughly sanitized between guest bookings, and all guests are also given a free PCR test on arrival in the Maldives and temperature checks as they’re welcomed to the island as part of the resort’s safety protocols.

Amilla Islanders hope these innovations will help mitigate any concerns guests may have about working out while they’re on holiday. They form part of Amilla’s comprehensive COVID-19 prevention strategy that was implemented when the resort reopened to a limited number of private guests in mid-July.

Guests can also book for their personal use a one-hour slot at the main gym – which is also thoroughly cleaned between uses. If not, guests can discover the new outdoor ‘Jungle Gymnasium’. With a magnificent banyan tree at its heart, the Jungle Gymnasium exercise area features all kinds of exciting equipment and accessories such as climbing ropes, pull-up bars, a climbing net, and even a yoga trapeze.

Located under the shade of the jungle canopy, Amilla’s Jungle Gymnasium offers ample space between each piece of equipment, which is meticulously cleaned after use. This fun new space for the young at heart reflects Amilla’s playful Maldivian spirit, whilst also providing practical solutions to the ‘new’ landscape of holidaying in 2020. It also has some of the best views of any gym in the world.

Feature image by Amilla Maldives

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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