Posts Tagged ‘Fitness’

Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe Invites Spa-Goers to Get Fit and Fabulous

ritztahoepoolHonoring the natural glory of Tahoe, the Woods and Water experience at The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe will give spa-loving outdoor enthusiasts a true taste of what the area and the brand-new resort have to offer. Through April 11th, the package, which starts at $575 including overnight accommodations, invites guests to a one-hour snowshoe tour of the neighboring forest, which takes off from practically the front door of the slopeside spa. Once the blood is flowing (you can burn upwards of 500 calories per hour!), guests retreat to the spa where they can warm up and soothe any sore muscles with a Pinyon Pine Nut Organic Massage, which incorporates supremely soothing essential oils, such as arnica and pinyon pine, which are indigenous flora from the Lake Tahoe Basin. This tweak is followed up by an Energizing Body Glow & Rain Shower to wash away any remaining stress and sloughs away any winter-worn skin. The skin is revitalized with warm towels that are infused with the fragrance of lemon, lime, peppermint, and pine.

To read about my experience at this woodsy wonderland, click here. Also, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a full-length feature in the February issue!

Reader Giveaway: Hit the Deck!

deck‘Tis the season for holiday parties, cheer, and merriment—AND, unfortunately, expanding waistlines. Help your clients fight the end-of-year battle of the bulge with PowerHouse Performance’s Hit the Deck fitness card system. Perfect for those on the go, this helpful retail item can provide your guests with efficient and effective exercises routines, which don’t require equipment.

•FOUR lucky readers will win their very own deck of cards. Please email us at and let us know how you plan on keeping fit around the holidays. Good luck!

Working Out Fitness Options at the Spa

Breaking a sweat at the spa is no longer relegated to the sauna and steam room. Fitness is getting fun at spas and guests are signing up for everything from Wii-guided yoga sessions to beachfront boot camps. Here are a few of our favorite packages that are helping clients achieve healthy minds, bodies, and spirits.

•Escape to Shape at The Tides Zihuatanejo (Mexico): In addition to a Restoring Massage, this six-night package invites guests to burn calories with surf lessons, sea kayaking, beach power walks, Vinyasa yoga, and Pilates-based body sculpting classes. For a true taste of Mexico, it also includes cooking lessons, and tequila and ceviche tastings.

•Wellness in Paradise at One & Only Ocean Club (Paradise Island, Bahamas): Guests can enjoy a five-night getaway, which includes a personal training session featuring Technogym technology, daily yoga, and a one-on-one tennis clinic with a resident pro. The Rituals of Touch ceremony offers them some quiet time with a 140-minute Swedish massage for two in a private spa villa.

For more on what spas are doing to incorporate fitness into their programs, check out “Shaping Up” in the June issue of American Spa.

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