Clarion Hotel Prague Old Town
Prague, 110 00
Phone: (420) 296 398100
Fax: (420) 296 398150
Beauty & Spas
After sampling the thick gravies that Czech cuisine is famous for, it may be a good idea to head over to the centrally located YMCA fitness center. This well known organization offers many of the same services one can expect from any other YMCA around the world, including a weightlifting facility, swimming pool, sauna, massage and hair salon. For those who workout during regular business hours, child care is available. Normally, the facilities aren't crowded but it is best to avoid exercising in the evening. To cater to those who do not speak Czech, there usually is one English speaking staff member on duty.
Nestled in a large two level cellar this fitness center offers good facilities, especially for those working or studying in the center and wanting to dip in for quick workout before, during or after the main activity of the day. The space also features ricochet which is a combination raquetball squash sport played with a duller ball and lower ceilings. Massage and sunbeds are also on offer. Prices lower during the middle of the day and permanent passes are also available.
No reservation is necessary in this cool and attractive hair salon. It is located on the ground floor with cream and grey internal walls. The staff is friendly, which makes one very comfortable. The shop has a number of cutting stations along its length. Mirrors are fixed simply to the wall, no nonsense style, while the cutting chairs have been upholstered in burgundy leather to match the color of the walls.
TJ Sokol Žižkov 2 is a multi-purpose community center. Yoga classes are offered here as well.
For those serious about their squash, the ride to the end of the metro line is worth the time for the six well-maintained courts found at this facility. The space caters to both expert-level players and beginners, offering the opportunity to borrow equipment for those not owning their own. Top brand equipment from rackets to sportswear is also for sale in the shop and prospective racket buyers are welcome to test any model before purchasing. In addition to squash, courts are available for the fairly new, hardwood court game of ricochet which is a cross between raquetball and squash. The large facility also offers a fully equipped weights room, aerobics, massage, tanning beds, sauna and bar.
Area Houťka Brandýs n. L. is a fascinating place to explore. With mineral baths, hiking, and boating, there is plenty to do outside. There is also a state of the art indoor athletic facility named after the famous Emil Zátopek. Just ten minutes outside of Prague. Take the route E65 in the direction of Mladá Boleslav.