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Press Release10 September 2019

The Ultimate Fitcation: Harley Pasternak and Four Seasons Collaborate to Help Travellers Feel Their Best on the Go

Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor, Harley Pasternak, showcases the best exercises for travellers in new video series

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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, and internationally renowned fitness expert and Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor, Harley Pasternak, have teamed up to create a comprehensive video series giving guests access to fitness routines and tips at the touch of a button. Designed specifically for Four Seasons, the video series has been designed to help with five of the most common fitness challenges experienced by travellers. Harley's expertise is showcased in more than 20 supporting how-to videos, offering a deep-dive into the exercises that Pasternak has exclusively curated for each routine.

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Whether fighting jet lag or simply trying to maintain regular exercise while travelling, the videos outline the same proprietary fitness philosophy Pasternak uses with his celebrity clientele. Pasternak's fitness approach is easy and accessible, focusing on simple and effective exercises that provide guests the tools and inspiration to work out in a hotel gym, outdoors on property, or even in the comfort of their hotel room.

"As wonderful and fulfilling as travel can be, it also brings with it a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to personal fitness," says Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "When we talk to our guests, they tell us that fitness is among their top passions. Yet we also know that it's difficult for them to stick to a routine or find time while on the go. In today's fast-paced world, Harley's renowned philosophy and simple approach is the perfect antidote to these fitness challenges, helping and inspiring our guests to reach their fitness goals while making the most of their time with Four Seasons."

Clerc continues, "Whether you are looking to confidently explore the hotel gym, or spend time outdoors discovering Four Seasons beautiful properties - a great hotel workout is often closer than we think. Through this new video series, guests now have access to one of the world's leading fitness experts, valuable tips and tricks, and the ability to stay active and feel their best, no matter where life's travels take them."
"We're all time starved, and finding time to work out and stay active is often a huge challenge - especially when travelling,"
says Harley Pasternak, Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor. "But travel can be the best time to get active and when our bodies need it most, whether we're exploring a new destination or shaking off that jet lag."

Pasternak continues, "As someone who knows all about leading a busy lifestyle, I'm excited to partner with Four Seasons to create a series of fitness videos aimed at inspiring their guests to stay fit and active when they're travelling. From the fitness centre or hotel room, lush gardens or sunny beaches, these videos aim to empower Four Seasons guests to get active, take advantage of their new surroundings, and ultimately feel their very best."

Staying Fit with Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak
The video series includes five easy and effective routines to inspire guests to get fit with Four Seasons. Each of the five fitness videos is also accompanied by helpful how-to videos where Pasternak outlines the step-by-step form and technique for each of the exercises.

The full collection of fitness videos will be available in the award-winning Four Seasons App which was recently updated and re-launched. Alongside a complete design refresh, the App is simpler than ever for Four Seasons guests to customise their stay and explore Four Seasons content, all in the palm of their hand. The fitness videos will also be available on Four Seasons YouTube channel, allowing guests and the public to get fit at the touch of a button.

An overview of the five feature fitness videos developed by Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak is detailed below.

#FitwithFS Challenge
Maintaining fitness routines while away from home can be a challenge, whether on a quick work trip or travelling for leisure with loved ones. Four Seasons offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities at each property around the world, but oftentimes guests want to get outside and explore or stay in the comfort of their own room. With this video, guests can challenge themselves to get fit anytime, anyplace.

Total Beach Body
Some of the most relaxing vacations are those on the beach, and before a beach vacation, many travellers dedicate themselves to working out so that they can feel their best. The exercises in this video are the same that Pasternak uses with his roster of celebrity clientele, broken down into two routines; one focused primarily on upper body, and one primarily on lower body. Whether a beginner or more advanced, the complementary how-to videos provide modifications to help everyone achieve their desired results.

Jet Lag Rescue
A long journey often results in a disrupted, jet-lagged body and mind. Pasternak recommends getting outside as the first thing to do after arriving to a hotel or resort, helping with time zone adjustments so guests can acclimatize to new surroundings. This simple set of exercises inspires guests to explore the outdoors to help their body and mind get back on track.

Out of Office Fitness
Many Four Seasons guests are travelling for business. Long meetings and conferences, as well as extended screen time, can result in neck and lower back pain associated with sitting and working at a computer or mobile phone. In this video, Pasternak outlines an exercise routine that targets the back, shoulders, and neck to help guests find some relief and comfort while out of office.

Hotel Fitness Favourites
Four Seasons offers some of the world's finest fitness facilities which all guests can take advantage of. And since his appointment as Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor, Pasternak has travelled to many Four Seasons properties creating and redesigning fitness facilities - always with the guest experience top of mind. In this video, Pasternak highlights his gym equipment favourites, helping guests feel inspired to get fit at Four Seasons properties around the world.

About Harley Pasternak

Celebrity trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and an Honors Degree in Kinesiology from University of Western Ontario. He is also certified by The American College of Sports Medicine and The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, and served as an exercise and nutrition scientist for Canada's Department of National Defense.

Pasternak is a New York Times Bestselling Author whose books include 5-Factor Fitness, 5-Factor Diet, The 5-Factor World Diet, 5 Pounds and The Body Reset Diet. Harley's titles have attained global bestseller status, which has led to translation in 14 languages in over 25 countries around the globe.

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