Manager- Fitness and Activities

DESIGNATION : Manager- Fitness and Activities

BUSINESS / FUNCTION : Writer Lifestyle

LOCATION : Shillim


POSITION OBJECTIVE : To develop and run programs related to fitness/outdoor/adventure at Hilton Shillim


  • Responsible for developing and preparing different programs around fitness, outdoor and adventure to benchmark Shillim’s of fering against some of the leading wellness properties around the world
  • To understand each of our wellness programs and build / intergra te fitness / adventure into each program with clear goals/ deliverables for the guest
  • Link all outdoor programs closely to nature, so guests can im merse in much deeper “Shillim experience”
  • Add mind body exercise that synergize with the outdoor programs
  • Consult with each guest coming in on a wellness program and tailor the fitness/ adventure activities to that guest’s goals for the program
  • Of fer programs with different endurance levels(easy , moderate, difficult)
  • Promote Shillim as a wellness destination for athletes to train, eat right and heal before competitions
  • Introduce wilderness wellness excursions (Wilderness hiking , wilderness camping , wilderness swimming)
  • Run programs like pilates, cycling, trekking, hiking, jungle walks, swimming , aqua aerobics excursion outside the retreat, mountain biking, watsu, reiki, taichi
  • Responsible for the upkeep / maintenance of all equipments
  • Liaising and associations with third party suppliers/consultants for fitness and activities
  • Coordination of licenses and approvals



  • Minimum 5 -10 yrs of experience in running and managing vario us fitness programs
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking good communication skills
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Service orientation
  • Wellness is a theme throughout the resort. All food at The Green Table restaurant is organic and my lunch there was a delight, from the chilled beetroot and orange soup to the superb imported Black Angus fillet.

    All ingredients at this restaurant are sourced from local farms, and the resort is in the process of planting an organic vegetable garden. There are four more restaurants at Shillim Estate serving French, Mediterranean and Asian food, as well as customised food experiences, where guests can pick a scenic spot on the property to dine in private.

    After lunch I trekked up to the highest point on the property, a grassy plateau with grandstand views of Lake Pawna. From here, the resort’s isolation becomes wonderfully clear. The lake and its surrounding peaks are all you can see for miles around. Bike riding, trekking, fishing, picnicking and paragliding are the main guest activities on offer; there are also future plans for horse-riding at an equestrian centre.

    As the day drew to a close, I headed to the Valley Bar at the glass-walled Clubhouse, which has an outdoor deck for cigar enthusiasts. Sipping on a glass of Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling wine as the hills glowed orange in the setting sun was a suitable end to a spectacular day.

    In addition to the luxurious experience Shillim Estate has created, the retreat’s real achievement is giving guests the chance to dissolve into nature and truly escape from the world, while still being close to home