JOALI Maldives Announces New Fitness Programming ·

JOALI Maldives Announces New Fitness Programming Available Exclusively to Guests

JOALI Maldives today debuts new wellness initiatives for guests at the all-villa resort, including its RAW Fitness program and partnership with LUX Tennis. Following JOALI’s “joie de vivre” philosophy, which encourages guests to find joy in every passing moment, the program celebrates the resort’s dual commitment to sustainability and luxury.

“At JOALI, we pride ourselves on offering guests exceptional experiences and are thrilled to partner with LUX Tennis, as well as provide an immersive fitness option through our work with the Ungoofaru School, which also gives back to the local community,” said Steven Phillips, Area General Manager at JOALI Maldives. “These offerings allow guests to enjoy the finer things in life, and we look forward to guests finding new ways to connect with nature and learn or practice a new skillset alongside experts in the field.”

RAW Fitness

The RAW Fitness program builds on JOALI’s commitment to wellness and sustainability, while also strengthening its philanthropic ties through a partnership with the Ungoofaru School in Raa Atoll. JOALI’s RAW Fitness equipment – everything from handcrafted wooden structures to coconut hand weights and natural fiber ropes – is built by students who are practicing carpentry through the school’s vocational studies program utilizing natural, recyclable materials from the resort, such as tree trunks, coconuts, wood, sand and rocks.

The program inspires guests to take their fitness journey outdoors and enjoy their Maldivian island surroundings. This approach to “green exercise” is known to have positive physical and psychological health benefits, including reducing stress and mental fatigue, improving concentration and cognitive function, as well as increasing the ability to cope with stress.

Guests can participate in the program by visiting the RAW Fitness cabana, a uniquely-built Maldivian structure with a sustainable thatched roof. Fitness instructors are also available to conduct a guest analysis which identifies a personalized path to meet each guests’ specific fitness needs. The program is complimentary for all guests and is also available for private or group training.

LUX Tennis

JOALI has also partnered with LUX Tennis, a Spanish tennis management and concierge services company who consults with luxury properties to provide exclusive programming. LUX Tennis curated a new tennis guest program at JOALI, which includes a rotating tennis professional available to guests, complimentary social tennis for adults and children as well as private lessons.

The tennis court can be booked complimentary on a first come first serve basis, while private lessons are available by reservation Group sessions are held every Sunday for adults and every Wednesday for children under 12 years of age.

Lessons offered at JOALI include:

  • Private Lessons (60 minutes/$160; 80 minutes/$90) – This lesson allows guests to work on different aspects of the game and focus on cardio, technique, strategy or just have a fun hit.
  • Kids Lessons (60 minutes/$140; 80 minutes/$80) – Made for kids, this lesson is an ideal way to discover tennis and learn the basics.

For more information about the wellness programs, please visit

About JOALI Maldives

JOALI Maldives is a luxury, immersive art resort located in Raa Atoll on Muravandhoo Island. The 73-villa property offers unconventional luxury in a private setting and a distinct focus on design by internationally-renowned design studio Autoban, architecture and design firm Atolye4n and Tokyo-based Studio Glitt. Innovative dining concepts include Japanese restaurant Saoke; authentic Asian and Levant restaurant Vandhoo; Tuscan-inspired Bellinis; personalized dining and cooking school Her Kitchen; as well as numerous destination dining experiences. The Spa by ESPA invites guests on a holistic wellness journey along with a world-class fitness center and expert trainers. Joali Maldives celebrates its “Joie de Vivre” philosophy through unique programming such as Maldivian excursions and one-of-a-kind on-property offerings, including and Art Studio & Gallery, Flower Garden, Manta Ray Treehouse and more.

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