Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:10:09 +0000 en hourly 1 Slimming Objective: Our Exercising Tips Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:04:21 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing In March, our fitness coaches will give you some ideas on how to avoid the classic pitfalls of a slimming plan.

coach-artWe often make the same mistakes when we start exercising again. Our determination to lose weight pushes us over the edge, and we work out too often, too long and too intensely. 

Your workouts


Sweating blood and tears does not guarantee the loss of body fat. At best, we lose water and toxins without achieving our goal.


It’s preferable to schedule three to four one-hour exercise sessions weekly (once every two days) rather than two two-hour sessions, whilst always paying particular attention to your heart rate whilst you exercise.
>> Here’s a small tip: if you need to lose weight, then it’s better to begin exercising on a bicycle. This will avoid straining joints such as the knees and ankles.

Your heart rate


Generally speaking, when you are doing cardio training with the objective of slimming, you need to work out for 60 minutes at a heart rate that is 60 to 70% of your maximum theoretical heart rate. You can alternate sessions on the treadmill, bicycle and other machines in order to keep it interesting.


Your maximum theoretical heart rate is calculated by subtracting your age from the number 220.

If you’re 50 years old, your maximum theoretical heart rate is  (220-50) = 170 beats per minute.

You need to work out for one hour at 60 to 70% of this rate, so between 132 and 154 beats per minute.


Every hour of cardio exercise at the correct heart rate burns the equivalent of 500 to 600 calories.


Remember that you need to burn 7,000 calories to get rid of one kilo of body fat. Time to break out the calculator!

Personal fitness training


Personal fitness training, just like the right diet or using complementary treatments, helps save time and ensures success.  Please feel free to schedule an effort test with oxygen consumption.  You’ll be surprised at the volume of useful information it will provide towards defining an effective physical training programme.


If you lack willpower, opt for a Health Coach. He/she will guide you and keep you on track throughout your programme.


It’s time to make some good resolutions and go into “active” mode! Call us on (377) to book your first appointment!


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Slimming Objective: Our Nutrition Tips Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:48:53 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Start your slimming project now by eating a well balanced diet. Don’t wait! Read more now about some basic rules to follow.

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If bad eating habits in the past led to excess weight, those habits will have similar consequences in the future if you take them up again. 


Only a suitable solution can succeed over the long term. We have to find a good compromise between pleasing the palate, exercise, and family and work obligations.


Proteins will be your faithful ally throughout your slimming project. They are natural appetite suppressants that help preserve muscle mass. Meat, fish, eggs and dairy products will only be consumed in their lean or fat-free forms and cooked with little or no fat.


However, uncooked butter or margarine should not be entirely removed as they contain elements that are beneficial and even essential for health.  Use as many herbs, spices and other seasoning  as you would like. They add colour and flavour to all dishes.


Daily steps


Have a good breakfast with a hot or cold beverage (tea, coffee, water, etc.), grain-based food (bread, for example), a protein (egg, unsweetened dairy product, etc.) and a fruit. Avoid any source of sugar or its derivatives (jam, etc.).

Lunch: A protein (meat or fish), vegetable and fruit should be enough to satisfy your hunger.


Dinner should be light with no starch or bread but always contain a source of protein.


For cravings between meals, try an unsweetened dairy product (or even better, a seasonal fruit).


Be sure to drink enough: 1.5 to 2 litres minimum per day of unsweetened hot or cold drinks.

Our customised offer


Recovering a slim figure and energy over the long term is a real challenge. As such, it requires preparation!

The nutritionist uses biological and energy assessments to provide you with tailor-made advice to help you achieve your slimming objectives.

It won’t be a “summer commando operation” but a quest for a way to balance your diet in a lasting and harmonious manner to stabilise your weight and health.


For Mediterranean-inspired healthy cuisine and well-being, come discover the Hirondelle restaurant  where our Chef, Jacky Oberti, proposes his know-how and light and tasty menus (around 500 kcal per menu).

Convincing results


 By losing 700 grammes each week, you have every chance of stabilising your weight at the end of the course. 

Losing a massive amount of weight in a short amount of time often ultimately leads to weight gain that is every bit as dramatic. Changing eating habits engrained in family and tradition takes time. 

Don’t just look at the scale, but also at your clothing as it becomes looser; it’s the best proof that your slimming plan is working.

If your biological or energy assessment reveals a micro-nutritional deficiency or imbalance, we can recommend food supplements. They will reinforce our Nutrition Control efforts.


Don’t forget to exercise


Balancing your diet, even in a personalised manner, isn’t enough. Taking up some form of physical exercise is essential. This ensures the total success of your weight loss efforts.

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo offer their best tips on the right exercise to help you achieve your slimming objective.


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Energy for a successful new term Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:44:30 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Retrieve a physical and emotional balance for a flawless new term.


energie-artGoing back to work in September after the holidays is often a good time for skin exfoliation, as the skin is often damaged after days of summer sun and heat. It’s also a good time to start putting some good resolutions into action so as to spend winter in the best possible conditions.


Although synonymous with holiday, the daily rhythm in summer can throw our energies off balance. Heat, flexible hours and the stress of going back to work are all culprits in blocking energy.


Recover physical and emotional balance with the Monte-Carlo Duo-Energy combination which offers moments of true well-being along with exfoliation and affusion massage.


This treatment combination owes its effectiveness to the scrub salts and coloured shea butter specifically selected according to your energy state at the time.


Your ‘ting’ points located on the tips of your fingers and toes are measured beforehand in order to select the right salts enriched with ground precious stones which will deeply re-boost your energy during the whole-body exfoliation. This energy assessment determines the imbalances and weaknesses present on the meridians which are responsible for disturbances in your physical and emotional state. Thanks to this assessment, we can choose which treatment products and techniques to use.


Using slow and circular movements, the scrub detoxifies and exfoliates the epidermis, thereby favouring energy exchanges between the salt crystals and your body.


Optimise this state of plenitude with a sea water shower followed by an affusion massage with coloured shea butter using the same synergies in order to make this state of relaxation and deep well-being last as long as possible.


Monte-Carlo Duo-Energy

• Duration : 90 minutes 

• Price : 230 € (per person)

What’s the best way to physically prepare for winter sports? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:31:53 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Rafaël, Sports Coach at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, offers his best tips on how to prepare for sports this winter. 


coach-artHi, Rafaël. Every winter, when the snow comes, we are so happy to practise winter sports again that we hurry out on our skis and snowboards. Are we being too impatient?

Coach Rafaël:Impatient, yes; too much so, most certainly, as this forces us to make physical demands that our bodies are often insufficiently prepared for.


Is there a specific way that we can physically prepare ourselves?
Rafaël: It doesn’t have to be specific as long as it is really focused on getting the legs back into shape as they play the most role in winter sports. These exercises should concentrate on the thigh muscles, particularly the quadriceps and knee ligaments. Even if present-day equipment – shoes, skis, etc. – have vastly improved safety, equipment isn’t everything. It’s important to be physically prepared.


How much time should this training take? When should you start?

Rafaël:For a season starting in December, it is recommended to begin training in mid-September or early October at the latest. Each muscle-strengthening workout should last about 40 to 50 minutes including ten minutes of cardiovascular warm-up exercises on a mat or bicycle. Stretching is a way for the body to recuperate and should be done for about ten minutes at the end of the workout.


Can you recommend any simple exercises?
Rafaël: You could easily begin preparing at home by doing 3 types of exercises in a series:

SQUATS – Stand up straight with the legs parallel and bend the knees until the thighs are parallel to the floor as if you were going to sit down but without letting your knee go past the tips of your feet!

SPLITS – This well known movement consists of stretching one leg and bending the other.

THE “CHAIR EXERCISE” – With your back to the wall and your legs parallel, bend the knees until the thighs are parallel to the floor. Once you’re in this position, the goal is to not move for 1 to 2 minutes.

Redo a series of 12 to 15 squats, 12 to 15 splits and the chair exercise for 1 to 2 minutes.

These exercises should be done daily to be effective in physically preparing you, or at the very least, once every two days.


We’re finally physically prepared and ready to ski! Do you have any advice for once we’re actually out there?

Rafaël:  During physical exertion on the mountain, it’s important to hydrate because the cold, wind and altitude favour dehydration. Drink water that has a suitable and balanced mineral content.

Hunger cravings are also something skiers can experience. The simplest and most natural foods are often the best and easiest to digest, such as dried fruits and nuts. Try dried apricots and almonds, for example! That should keep you going outdoors for a while.


Coach, any final advice?
Rafaël: Yes. We often forget that a good day of skiing must end with some stretching that will help prevent sore muscles the next day! This should be done for 30 minutes after you’ve stopped the day’s sporting activities. Stretch all your calf muscles including the triceps (they aren’t just in your arms) but also the adductor muscles, quadriceps and hamstrings. All you have to do is stand on a step.
For more details on training, the best thing to do is to book an appointment with your coach, who can propose a personalised training programme that takes into account your initial muscle status, your aim and the type of sport. The training machines in the fitness room are a very efficient way to prepare if they are been vetted by your coach and are part of a thought-out training plan.


Thanks, Coach!

Beauty Tips: soft hands in winter Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:34:23 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Here are some tips from the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo for beautiful, soft and moisturised hands. 

Beaute mainsThe first cold weather is a sworn enemy for our hands. The skin becomes dry and rough, lacking elegance. Despite all the latest technological and cosmetics innovations, some of the most effective tips and tricks have been around for generations.


Would you like soft hands all year round? Have you ever considered gentle exfoliation? Just like the face, elbows and the rest of the body, our hands benefit from exfoliation. We constantly wash them and subject them to detergents that make them dull and damage the skin.


To concoct a simple and inexpensive scrub, mix one tablespoon of olive oil with some sugar. Apply to the skin in small circular movements once a week. You can also use your face scrub, which is quite suitable for hands.


If your nails are yellow or fragile, soak them in warm water with lemon juice. The lemon will strengthen your nails.


To complete this treatment, follow with the cream Main La Prairie, Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy or Keraskin. For even more softness and moisture, apply a thick layer of cream, then slip on cotton gloves and keep them on all night. In the morning, you will see the astounding results!

Beauty Tip: Chocolate Mania Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:00:06 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Give in to the sweet temptation of chocolate without feeling guilty with this guaranteed beauty tip.


ChocolamaniaChocolate has a number of nutritional qualities and cosmetic virtues. Here’s more on the numerous benefits of chocolate as well as a home recipe for making your own face mask.

Everybody knows that chocolate is high in calories and the sworn enemy of women’s figures. But did you also know that chocolate contains cholesterol-free “good fat”, polyphenols that protect our cardiovascular system, a healthy dose of B vitamins for our nervous system and appendages, as well as vitamin A which is good for the eyesight? Chocolate is also tonic, stimulating and has anti-depressant virtues thanks to caffeine, theobromine and phenylalanine.



So why do without?

Of course, the darker the chocolate the better as it contains less sugar! In addition to its high nutritional value, chocolate also has undeniable albeit less known cosmetic virtues. The Aztecs were already using cocoa butter in their beauty rituals because of its moisturising and healing properties.


Thanks to the vitamins, iron, potassium and magnesium they contain, cocoa beans have an effect on tissue oxygenation. Cocoa beans are also rich in polyphenols and other nutrients known for their anti-ageing and regenerating virtues thanks to their anti-free-radical properties.
Now you know the many guilt-free reasons for eating chocolate in all its shapes and forms!


This month, to discover the effects of chocolate on your skin, we propose a home recipe for a face mask that is very easy to make.


You will need: 6 squares of dark chocolate (80% cocoa) and three drops of orange blossom essential oil. Melt the chocolate squares in a pot (add a little butter or organic olive oil). Take the mixture off the heat and stir until the paste is smooth. Add the essential oil. Whilst it’s still warm, apply to the face using a brush. Let it rest for 5 minutes then rinse thoroughly with cold water. This toning and antioxidant mask can be used once a week.

Beauty tips: get the most beautiful summer skin Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:30:19 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing For a gentle, long lasting, and safe tan, follow these few simple, often overlooked guidelines. 


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The summer weather was a long time coming this year, but the sun is now here to stay for the season. For a gentle, long lasting, and safe tan, follow these few simple, often overlooked guidelines.

Beautiful skin starts from the inside… 

Emphasize a light, vitamin-rich and varied diet. We respect the catchphrase “5 a day”  (5 fruit and vegetables a day) of which one raw at each meal (fruit or vegetable) thus benefiting from vitamin C, a natural anti-oxidant. Drink enough water to ward off the “heat effect” and avoid dehydration which generally harms your body, your skin in particular.


… teamed with skin care adapted for the season

To reveal a glowing tan and avoid alligator skin, remember to exfoliate regularly. Opt for a fine grain scrub, no need to aggress your skin, simply cares for it and keep it soft! For a face scrub, select a non-grainy gommage product. Your face is already put to the test in the summer months, no need for added irritation.

After the gommage, never skip the « Hydration » step, both body and face, with a specific cosmetic adapted to your skin type. For makeup, the season points towards the use of lighter textures, put away the thicker foundations, only keeping light fluid base with added sunscreen (SPF 15 minimum).

For days relaxing on a sun lounge, protect your skin by using quality sun care products with adapted sunscreen, and don’t forget your face. Opt for SPF 30 or 50 creams. You can cheat with some light fake tan thus avoiding skin problems in the fall!

Don’t hesitate to contact your beautician for a personalized skin diagnosis; she will recommend the products and treatments best adapted for you.



T. (377) 98 06 69 44

Beauty tips: Make-up removal, a beauty essential Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:47:50 +0000 Stagiaire Marketing Discover our very best make-up removing tips and transform a daily routine into a beauty ritual!  



Too often overlooked, the process of make-up removal is nevertheless the essential step to maintain a youthful appearance as well as healthy, clean skin, bursting with energy. Enjoy the process like a true beauty ritual!


Banish forever from your face the out-dated “cotton pad”. Use it only for your eyes using micellar water, which will remove eye make-up without damaging the fragile skin around the eye.

On your face, favour make-up removal lotion adapted to your skin type, which you will apply with your fingers, using small, light circular motions. Rinse with warm water, dry without rubbing and continue the process using a tonic lotion, also applied using the fingers. Your skin will be perfectly clean!

Apply your night cream, and settle in to a regenerating, beneficial night for your skin!


Contacts :
T. (377) 98 06 69 44