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Stay-and-Sweat with Fitness Retreats

Fitness retreats are a fast-booming business with health-conscious travelers looking to upkeep their fitness routines while vacationing — and leave them with a little more wiggle room to indulge. For vacationers looking to stay-and-sweat, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Triathlon Prep Program and Satori Wellness Retreat elevate the healthy getaway experience with unique retreats led by Sanctuary’s A-List fitness staff, including swim coach Misty Hyman, a 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist.

Three-day Triathlon Prep Program

Prior to arrival, Sanctuary’s fitness team connects with the guest to determine their current training program and goals. On the first day of training, guests work directly with swim instructor Misty Hyman, who earned a gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She offers best swimming strategies for endurance and speed in Sanctuary’s 25-yard outdoor lap pool. Day two brings a guided desert bike ride, and guests hit the ground running on their third day of training, embarking on a tandem run with a fitness instructor. At the end of each training day, guests will enjoy spa treatments to restore muscles and joints impacted by strenuous days.

Package includes:
· Three night casita accommodations
· Three days of training with Sanctuary’s team of experts. Each day will be focused around the different elements of a triathlon, such as core training, swimming, biking, and running.
· Power breakfast each morning
· Three spa treatments to address the ailments brought on by a hard day of swimming, biking and running. Treatments include:
· 60-minute Therapeutic/Sports Massage customized to specific areas of muscle tension and to enhance athletic performance by focusing on sport-specific muscles.
· 60-minute Reflexology using techniques to stimulate the flow of energy in your feet, this massage rebalances the body and promotes increased relaxation and relief from stress.
· 90-minute Table Thai Massage. This ancient style of massage, gently pulls, pushes and kneads your muscles in patterns of gentle rocking and rhythmic compressions

Package price starts at $1,797, single occupancy. Rate includes room tax, food & beverage tax and gratuity, and spa gratuity. Advance reservations required. Trainer gratuity per guest discretion. Package prices do not include $20 daily resort fee

Satori Wellness Retreat

Sanctuary’s Satori Wellness Retreat enlightens guests for a healthier new lifestyle. During the 4-day wellness journey, guests meet a certified personal trainer, who will introduce them to a unique, personalized health and fitness program that’s exciting, effective and easy to maintain when they return home. Guests can choose from a variety of fitness styles and activities such as private Pilates, yoga, body sculpt, dance fusion, private hiking & biking tours, tennis and much more. Satori Wellness Packages can be customized for individuals and groups and can booked through Sanctuary’s Fitness & Wellness Manager, Kara Thomas by calling 480-607-2336 or email kthomas@sanctuaryaz.com.

The base rate of $2,455 (per person) includes:
· 3 nights, 4 days in a Mountain casita
· One hour Agenda/Nutrition Consultation with Fitness Director Kara Thomas
· One hour personal training session, automated weight management program.
· Two 60-minute luxurious Spa treatments
· Welcome gift, daily journal, transportation from and to airport
· Take home recipes from award-winning Executive Chef Beau MacMillan
· Access to open resort movement studio classes as well as access to the resort’s infinity swimming pools and lap pools.

The retreat can also be customized to include an entire Yoga retreat, Pilates retreat, Romance retreat for couples, or an Outdoor adventure retreat. Rates customized for each program.

In addition to specialized fitness retreats, Sanctuary offers an extensive schedule of group exercise classes to all guests.

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Online Triathlon Store Opens Scottsdale Location

After several years of competing in triathlon races, Brooke Schohl, MS, RD, brings her passion for the sport to Scottsdale. Schohl launched Destination Kona as an online triathlon store in March 2012 and will be expanding to a North Scottsdale retail location this fall, complete with in-house nutrition coaching.

Located in the premier Scottsdale Promenade, Destination Kona will be located at 16459 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85454. The triathlon store is set to open its doors in late September.

“Destination Kona was created to not only provide triathletes with exceptional gear and apparel, but to offer convenient nutrition and coaching services for everyone,” said Schohl, who recently obtained a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and founded an endurance nutrition coaching business called Fuel to the Finish.

To distinguish her triathlon store from general sporting goods stores, the owner offers products and training guidance specific to triathlons as well as those training for the three sequential endurance events independently: swimming, cycling and running. In store or online, athletes of all levels can find men and women’s fitness apparel and gear, as well as fueling products.

“Triathlons have become a lifestyle for many people,” Schohl said. “It’s about setting goals, making lifestyle changes, improving nutrition, revving up physical activity, building confidence, and pushing the mind and body to the limit. At Destination Kona, we promote lifestyle change through the incredible sport of triathlon.”

According to USA Triathlon, the sport’s national governing body, races are more popular today than ever. The organization’s annual memberships are up from 19,060 in 1990 to 135,000 in 2010. One-day memberships for single USA Triathlon events have more than tripled, increasing from 100,000 in 2000 to nearly 327,000 in 2010.

Brooke Schohl and her husband, John, are personally training for two upcoming triathlons in the Valley – Nathan Tempe Triathlon and Soma Triathlon – in which Destination Kona is the award sponsor for both events. The couple donates time and money to many local organizations including Challenged Athletes Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and more.  Destination Kona feels strongly about philanthropic partnerships and giving back to the community.

For more information on Destination Kona, Scottsdale’s newest triathlon store, their products, hours of operation, and upcoming events, visit www.dktristore.com or call 866-984-6333.