TravelWell – your new health & wellness lifestyle channel

Exciting announcement! PXCom, Charlotte Dodson TV and SkyLights have partnered together to deliver more innovative content solutions:

PXCom’s flagship end-to-end solution, XPLore by PXCom, now enables airlines and their partners to onboard-upload any kind of content material. PXCom natively-integrates editorial content, sponsored content, and even call to actions (offered to passengers throughout the entire journey: pre-, in- and post-flight) in a consistent way via various channels (mobile, web, and of course IFE/C).

TravelWell is a personal lifestyle and wellness channel, supporting passengers throughout the entire journey. A comprehensive library of exercises, nutrition, destination knowledge and meditation experiences are available for viewing in video, audio, digital and VR formats. TravelWell offers the latest innovation and tech advances that will provide clients with a one-stop shop for accessing a world of wellness, wherever they go. Shop for the latest wellbeing products; relax before the flight through anti-stress tips; use guided routines to stretch during your travels in order to arrive refreshed; simply explore the destinations inflight – rejuvenating spas, organic health spots, the fascinating local cultures soon to be encountered – thanks to a full digital experience on the mobile app, on IFE and on SkyLights’ latest VR headset (AlloSky).

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Travel far and wide, confident in the knowledge that TravelWell has your wellness covered – to ‘feel good’ on the go.

Charlotte is your wellness journey companion, guiding you ‘along the way’. Discover a vast range of sensationally-delivered information and inspiration – from the depths of tropical forest exploration, to relaxing on stunning beach sands – as Charlotte guides you through simple yet visually-rich (and easy-to-navigate) content that will serve to both rejuvenate and refresh yourself along the journey. No matter the itinerary, Charlotte is there with you every step of the way.

Join in and travel well.

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Contact: georgina@charlottedodson.tv +61 (0) 415 116 089

 

Beyond entertainment, becoming a medium to reach passengers

PXCom is committed to create digital spaces on the IFE/C platforms, regardless of the system (seatback/w-IFE/IFC), to populate them with compelling content, and to provide monetization opportunities.

Through PXCom’s onboard digital solutions, brands can cultivate preferential relationships directly with each individual passenger.

Website: www.pxcom.aero

Charlotte Dodson, Royalty and Celebrity Certified Yoga Instructor  

Charlotte and her team are generating next-paradigm content that’s positioned as the go-to source for creative, beneficial wellness practices. A true advocate for the benefits of yoga and a holistic, healthy lifestyle, Charlotte aims to educate the everyday traveller about the many means available to refresh and revitalize throughout their journey.

Offering aspirational and inspirational meditation to destination materials that’s filmed in HD and VR format and ready to upload across simultaneous platforms, Charlotte Dodson TV is a new media hub for a new wave of media consumption.

Website: www.charlottedodson.tv

About SkyLights

SkyLights is an American-French company that leverages Cinematic VR as premium passenger entertainment. It has a signature immersive-IFE solution that transports passengers to their own, private, in-flight movie theater where they can enjoy 3D, 2D and VR content on a wide-angle cinema screen. On average, passengers use the device for 4 hours with a 90% recommendation rate.

Intended for airline customer experience managers, the end-to-end solution (content, hardware, software & operations-setup) is tailored to upgrade and differentiate the business class experience.

The company was founded in February 2015 and has offices in San Francisco, Paris and Toulouse.

Website: http://www.skylights.aero/

 

 

Yoga in the sky has flown straight into China! – AntHillOnline

This Australian start-up that lets you do yoga in the sky has flown straight into China

Across all industries, multinational corporations are leaving no stone unturned in their attempts at partnering up with Chinese companies in order to reach the largest national market (by population) on this planet.

And yet, in the midst of all the business news headlines and billion-dollar rumours, it is tech start-up FLYWELL (helmed by the empowered Dodson twin sisters, and based in Sydney) who have managed to sign a five-year licensing deal with Chengdu-based People’s Republic of China – Envee Inflight Entertainment Co Ltd.

A leading ‘Air Wifi’ technology company in this growing international category, Envee has become the top tech partner choice for Air China; they are also the first software development company in China to receive certification from IFE hardware providers (such as Panasonic and Thales).

A first in aviation history has been established by FLYWELL, as celebrity yoga teacher Charlotte Dodson has carefully designed and produced a comprehensive and interactive wellness program (in conjunction with her Business Partner and Manager, Georgina Dodson), which has been created with the goal of educating the everyday traveller about the various means available to stay healthy throughout their journey.

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This is a great opportunity for FLYWELL

FLYWELL plans to license their wellness program to all airlines (as well as digital platforms) within China and around the globe. Their wellness program content offers a mandarin speaking option, which has been carefully selected for the Chinese domestic market, as statistics indicate that 75 percent of Chinese travellers in China fly domestically.

FLYWELL’s high-end production was creatively directed by Executive Producer and CEO, Chisholm McTavish of The Content.Company and filmed in Sydney with exquisite location backdrops; the elegant look and gentle feel of the technology’s content will suit travellers of any age, fitness level and background.

According to AIRBUS 3.6 billion people fly every year, and the world fleet forecast estimates an additional 32,000 new aircraft being added to the current figures between the years of 2014 to 2034. Airline passenger traffic is outperforming the world’s Real GDP growth rate by 5.8 per cent (as of May 2015).

It is expected that the propensity to travel via air services will reach 74 per cent of emerging country populations (including China) by the year 2034. It is predicted that domestic airports within the People’s Republic of China will be handling the largest Origin & Destination traffic numbers by 2034, surpassing the USA in this regard.

What exactly does FLYWELL do?

FLYWELL is a specifically tailored inflight wellness program for business professionals and holiday travellers, designed to make airline customers feel comfortable during a flight and refreshed upon arrival.

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FLYWELL incorporates and interconnects relaxation exercises, breathing techniques, guided meditations, gentle yoga sequences into a menu option package, which encourages individual interests and preferences.

The service also provides travel related articles, tips and tools for aftercare, such as overcoming jetlag. There’s an ‘on demand’ comfort button to calm nerves, along with on-screen prompt options for passengers that will enable them to be guided by Charlotte throughout their journey, based on flight duration (for example, it is two hours into your flight time: ‘Charlotte recommends you drink some water so as to refresh your body and stay hydrated’).

Charlotte’s guided wellness program – in combination with her engaging (yet calming and relaxing) tone of voice – will provide passengers with feelings of comfort and ease throughout their journey.

 

Is exercise good medicine? – body+soul

Is exercise good medicine?

Does it really help to “sweat it out” when you’re sick? Charmaine Yabsley asks the experts when you should train or abstain

If you’re sleep deprived or have insomnia: YES

When you sleep, your body repairs on a cellular level. Research shows not getting enough shut-eye can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and cause weight gain, as well as a decrease in mood, energy and concentration levels. Exercise has been shown to help counteract all of these side-effects — plus, it’s proven to have you feeling less sleepy during the day, and help you have a better night’s slumber (especially if it’s moderate-intensity aerobic exercise).

+ The yoga expert says: Try some calming yoga poses to release any tension or stress in the body, yoga teacher Charlotte Dodson says. “Yoga helps a person unwind from stressful thoughts at the end of the day, and achieve better sleeping patterns at night,” she says. The legs-up-the-wall pose (viparita karani) “is an excellent pose to relieve tired legs and feet, helping increase blood supply to the brain while calming the mind,” she adds.

“It promotes a good night’s sleep as it calms the heart and relieves frustration.”

How to sculpt your body – Your Zen Life

Sculpture Your Body

Aug 9, 2015 Contributed by: Charlotte Dodson
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Sculpture your body

Define, tone and sculpt your body into shape, just in time for summer! Lose any extra pounds you gained during those winter months, and get toned so you can both feel lighter and build self- confidence. Practicing any type of yoga will build up strength, but you need to ensure you raise your heart rate enough (over a prolonged period of time) to make yoga a form of exercise that will help you to lose weight. It all depends on what type of yoga you choose to participate in, and how frequently you practice it. In order to lose weight, you must eat a healthy selection of fresh food, and burn calories by doing exercises that raise your heart rate on a regular basis (two-to-three times per week).

Maintaining a routine, and practising a powerful, dynamic sequence of yoga movements, are two good places to start. Even practicing 20 minutes on a daily basis will soon add up to hours ( and then weeks ) of physique-sculpturing workouts that will make you look and feel fabulous. So try not to brush a short practice aside – with just a little bit of effort, done often and consistently, you will keep building strength, massaging your organs, trimming your tummy, and toning your whole being.

Yoga is a well-being investment that your ‘being’ will be truly thankful for – but how can yoga help you sculpt your whole body while aiding you in losing those added extra kilos? Yoga can help reduce weight because it has no ‘break-down’ metabolic side effects within your muscle tissue. It ensures that you will become proportionate to your own body weight, in accordance to your height and lifestyle.

Yoga acts on the metabolic systems of your body as well as on your fat cells. As you breathe deeply while assuming every pose and movement, it increases the oxygen intake to the cells of your body, including the fat cells – which are ‘consumed’ in the presence of so much oxygen. Also, the practice of yoga can de-stress your mind-body connection, and help you to overcome anxiety – a major cause of overeating. Some of the yoga poses can help control your weight through stimulating your lethargic thyroid glands, thus increasing their hormonal secretions, which leads to weight reduction.

Also remember that yoga is a practice that works your whole being, not just the ‘physical’ side. It will feed positivity into all areas of your mental, emotional and spiritual life, and you’ll reap the rewards of a toned, lean body shape as an added bonus. There’s no time better time to “jump in” than the present moment, so lets begin!

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MOA LONDON – NEW! Brand Ambassador role

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Charlotte is excited to announce her new brand ambassador role with Moa London (available in the shop). Magic Organic Apothecary make natural skin care products inspired by old herbal folklore with a sprinkling of magic! Made in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIMBLE INSIDER – we talk to celebrity trainer, Charlotte Dodson

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We first met Charlotte Dodson on a relaxing wellness week on Lord Howe Island (read more about that here). As keen yogis, we jumped at the opportunity to spend a whole week practicing yoga with Charlotte. Since then, Charlotte has become a friend, yoga mentor and a lover of Nimble Activewear.

Charlotte is an internationally renowned yoga life coach and motivational speaker. London born and based in Sydney, she has taken the world by storm and teaches clients such as Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler, Basil Iwanyk, Phoebe Tonkin, Stephanie Rice, Lara Bingle and Leah Wood.

Please share with us a little more insight into how you came to be on this path?

Yoga actually found me — it was a blessing in disguise! It became a huge part of my healing after I broke my arm surfing. It was my awakening to the life-altering benefits of this practice — after a decade of studying, participating and teaching across four continents, yoga is now my full-time focus. I realized there was much more I could offer to others in life, more ways I could serve the greater good. Yoga is my pure passion and it will stay with me for the rest of my days.

What type of yoga do you practise? Is this a different style to what you teach?

I personally practice Ashtanga yoga every morning with my incredible teacher, Eileen Hall. She has aided me immensely in deepening my knowledge and appreciation for yoga. I meet my clients wherever they’re at – whether they are new to yoga, or have practiced for years. Every class may differ, depending on their emotional, mental and spiritual state, as well as the physical side of things. I pride myself on progressing (and adjusting) my clients to ensure they get the most out of their practice.

 

What does your typical day look like?

I’m an early riser and practice yoga everyday, even if it means getting up at 3am! Whether I’m hosting wellness weeks, media events or filming – my day is jam packed with spreading good vibes, loving the people around me and enjoying the moment!

What motto or mantra do you live by?

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH!

What advice would you give to someone wanting to start yoga?

Any yoga practice is a great place to start, whether it’s at your local gym or yoga school – you’ll always take something home from the experience. You can always join my Yoga TV site – charlottedodson.tv – and ask me any questions along the way via the Live Chat option. With your teacher and yoga style, it’s a personal choice – so if you haven’t yet found a yoga you resonate with, please keep trying! Yoga is for every shape, size and background, and once you find your ultimate yoga space, you’ll be forever grateful.

 

What are you up to next?

I’m so blessed to have so many exciting projects on the horizon! As well as featuring in a new branded entertainment TV show as the resident ‘Yoga Life Coach’ (airing early next year)… I’ve recently been approached to develop a specialized entertainment program as the Content provider and Global Brand Ambassador for a new health related channel which will be available world-wide… stay tuned, more details to follow!

Lastly, what are your favourite Nimble Activewear pieces and why?

I love the pastel range because they’re so pretty, light, refreshing with a feminine yet sporty touch!

 

Learn more about Charlotte Dodson and connect with her through her Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Weekend NOTES – Wellness with Charlotte Dodson

Wellness Retreat with Charlotte Dodson

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Join celebrity yoga instructor Charlotte Dodson for a four day wellness retreat at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa.

Retreat includes:

  • Four nights accommodation in a Garden View Studio
  • Two group yoga sessions daily with Charlotte Dodson
  • One group fitness session daily
  • Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane 2 hour treatment package
  • Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane 1 hour treatment
  • Breakfast, lunch and healthy treats daily (Meal plan designed by Nikki Heyder of NOOD)
  • Dinner at each signature restaurant
  • Cooking classes
  • Return Broome Airport transfers

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This is a great opportunity to rejuvenate and revitalise your body and mind under the guidance of Charlotte, whose clients include Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler, Lara Bingle, Stephanie Rice, Kit Willow, Camilla Franks and Leah Wood.

Born in London, Charlotte studied and practiced yoga for over 15 years in London, India, New York and Sydney. Her sessions are described as “dynamic yet elegant and simplistic with a unique focus on bold creativity and grounded energy.”

The wellness retreat is limited to just 12 people and bookings are subject to availability. For more information please email wellness@cablebeachclub.com or call (08) 9426 8865.

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Charlotte Dodson

Charlotte is an internationally renowned yoga life coach and motivational speaker. She’s practiced and taught yoga for more than 15 years in the UK, India, US and Australia. Amongst Charlotte’s clients are a host of celebrities, including Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, Gerard Butler, Stephanie Rice and Lara Bingle. Charlotte is a regular adviser to the media and has appeared in many Australian magazines and TV shows.