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Looking for a happy hour exploding with the best, live music and fun dancing?
On Tuesday evenings, Marley Taylor brings the heat to Flourish from 4PM - 6PM.
Our team interviewd Marley Taylor about her life in the music scene. Read on below!
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Let’s face it – we all love wine, but when it comes to pairing up the perfect wine, it can all look the same on paper. Luckily, Flourish Sommelier Jean Paul has a few easy to memorize tips for pairing a glass of white with your next meal.
1. If It’s Light, Keep It White
If you're eating chicken or seafood, white wine is definitely your #BFF.
When picking out a dish you’d like to have with a white wine, it’s important to keep flavor context in mind as well.
I love these sweet white wine tips from Wine Folly:
When served chilled, sweet white wines with low alcohol are a great match with hot and spicy food
Sweet white wines combine with salty foods to produce a highly desirable sweet-salty effect
Sweet white wines with high acidity (such as Riesling) can handle sour vinegar-based sauces
Asian sauces with sugar, tamarind or honey match well with sweet white wines.
2. There Are 7 Different Types Of Whites - Each Of Which Are Unique
Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling.
White wine is fermented without the skin, while red wine ferments with the skin –this gives red wine it’s signature color.
Chardonnay’s are great choices for fish and chicken, Gewürztraminer bodes well with pork and sausages, Riesling goes well with chicken and pork, Pinot Grigio works with spicy food, Moscato's are great with dessert, Sauvignon Blanc works with salads and seafood, and Semillon goes well with seafood and pasta.
3. Check Your Temperature
White wines are best between 49-55 degrees. When white wines are too cold, their flavors tends to become masked or one-note, while if a wine is too hot, they tend to taste flat and lose their flavor altogether.
Did you know?White wine is fermented without the skin, while red wine ferments with the skin –this gives red wine it’s signature color.
For more fantastic wines and whimsical pairings, see Flourish’s all new menus or make your dinner reservation at OpenTable.com.
Dining out and looking for the perfect pair for your decadent dish?
If you haven’t already, consider swapping out that cocktail for a glass of red wine. Our Flourish Sommelier, Jean Charlas has listed the ultimate 3 things you ought to know about red wine.
1. When It Comes To Red – Beef Knows Best
If you are eating a beef or lamb dish, partner your protein with a glass of your favorite red – this will bring out the juiciness of the meats making it a perfect pairing.
Lean cuts of beef should be paired with a light or medium-bodied red wine, while fattier cuts of beef should be paired with a bolder red wine. Lamb and veal have a lighter flavor so will need a light to medium red. Pair venison with a medium red.
2. Red Wine Could Be Good For Your Heart & Waistline
Red wine contains a component called resveratrol (the skin in red grapes) - which may be linked to a number of heath benefits.
A Journal of Biological Chemistry study on piceatannol, the chemical compound that our bodies convert from resveratrol showed a prevention in the growth of fat cells. This could indicate a link to red wine and weight loss. That being said most health professionals recommend drinking no more than 1 to 2 glasses of red wine a day.
A number of other studies have shown possible links between red wine and preventing heart disease, reducing depression, preventing colon cancer, preventing dementia, and a link with anti-aging.
3. Know Your Wine Etiquette
Red wines should be served in a larger glass so the bolder flavors can mingle with the oxygen in the air.
#WhyNotWineFact - Wines should always be held by the stem and not the glass because the heat of your hand will raise the temperature of the wine.
For more fantastic wines and whimsical pairings, see Flourish’s all new menus or make your dinner reservation at OpenTable.com.
We've just received a Guest Review Award from Booking.com for 2016!
Properties with an average score over 8, minimum 10 reviews, receives this award.
Thank you to our fantastic guests and our fantastic staff who have went out of the way to make this possible!
Come into our boutique and check out all new items on the Spring Sale - plus all new accessories will be arriving throughout the month!
Book One 60 Or 90 Minute Treatment & Receive The Second 60 Or 90 Minute Treatment For 50% Off
*Appointments must be booked and received in May 2017. Both appointments must be taken on the same day by the same guest. The 50% Discount will be taken on the treatment of equal or lesser value. Offer may not be combined with other specials or offers.*
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Flourish Receives 2017 Best of Fountain Hills Award
Fountain Hills Award Program Honors the Achievement
FOUNTAIN HILLS March 15, 2017 -- Flourish has been selected for the 2017 Best of Fountain Hills Award in the New American Restaurants category by the Fountain Hills Award Program.
Each year, the Fountain Hills Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fountain Hills area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Fountain Hills Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Fountain Hills Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Fountain Hills Award Program
The Fountain Hills Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Fountain Hills area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Fountain Hills Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Fountain Hills Award Program
Fountain Hills Award Program
Via Phoenix Business Journal:
The CopperWynd Resort and Club in Fountain Hills is getting a major expansion and renovation.
CopperWynd will go from 32 to 300 rooms via the expansion, according to owner William Hinz.
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The CopperWynd Resort & Spa in Fountain Hills is getting a massive renovation and… more
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It will also get a new conference center and event space.
The resort opened in 2000 and is north of Shea Boulevard in Fountain Hills.
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group and architectural firm Allen + Philp Partners are part of Hinz’s expansion efforts.
Kimpton sold the FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale last year to Classic Hotels & Resorts for $62.5 million, and Classic is transforming the hotel into The Scott Resort & Spa for $15 million.
The future Scott Resort and CopperWynd are a few of many hotels in the Valley to undergo extensive rebranding within the past year or so.
Hinz said it will help keep tourism spending and tax revenue in Fountain Hills instead of neighboring Scottsdale.
“Unfortunately, our town’s visitors stay in hotels and resorts in neighboring cities because there simply aren’t any luxurious resort offerings in Fountain Hills,” Hinz said. “The time is now to build an iconic resort that the town deserves. With a resort that will be a crown jewel, we will ensure that when visitors come to Fountain Hills, they stay in Fountain Hills.”
Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce recently revealed a new logo in part to help attract people to the area instead of Scottsdale.
New rooms at CopperWynd will get gas fireplaces and oversized deep soaking tubs.
To read the full article about the expansion, click here.
Credit: Mike Sunnucks and Steven Totten of Phoenix Business Journal
Jeff Fisher is the Direction of Instruction for the Fisher Bryan Golf Academy at Sun Ridge Canyon.
A 25 year veteran of the golf instruction industry, Jeff has taught at some of the most prestigious clubs across the country including La Quinta Resort, The Club at Las Campanas and Desert Mountain. His mentors include Jim Flick, Jim McLean and Hank Haney.
Jeff’s students range from the beginning recreational golfer to elite juniors and Tour professionals. Few coaches have enjoyed success with such a wide range of students. In addition to running the busiest junior development program in Arizona he has also had more than 100 students go on to play college golf and several compete on professional tours all over the world.
For recreational golfers, Jeff’s strength lies in his easy manner of communication and his ability to find the easiest and quickest way for golfers to do what they most want to do, shoot lower scores! Whether your desire is a coaching session utilizing all of today’s latest technology, a short game tune up or an on course coaching session Jeff is master at all of these tasks!
CopperWynd guests can contact reservations to arrange a group outing or private instruction with Jeff. Fisher Bryan Golf Academy is located adjacent to Sunridge Canyon Golf Course.
For more information on Fisher Bryan, visit www.fisherbryangolf.com or to contact directly, call 480.414.9330.
Jeremy Dougherty Has Been Appointed General Manager at CopperWynd Resort & Club - Hospitality Net
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Play Tennis with a Pro at CopperWynd Resort & Club's Sip'N'Serve - Arizona Foothills
CopperWynd Pro Challenge This Week - The Fountain Hills Times
20 Places to be Happy Eating a Cheesy Burger Around Phoenix - AZCentral
Fresh Off a Remodel, The Spa at CopperWynd is Upping Its Game with Luzern Laboratories Oxygen Facials - Modern Luxury Scottsdale
Top Phoenix Restaurants with Scenic Views: Flourish - abc 15
Arizona Summer Staycations: CopperWynd Resort - Wander with Wonder
2016 Staycation Guide: CopperWynd Resort & Spa - Phoenix Magazine
CopperWynd Resort Offering Summer Membership Discount -Arizona Foothills
The Best Little Wedding Resort in Arizona - Destination W
Emerging Restaurant of the Year, Foodist Awards finalist: Flourish - Write on Rubee
The Spa at CopperWynd Welcomes Luzern Laboratories - Arizona Foothills
The CopperWynd Difference: this is a place for champions - Experience Cliff Drysdale Tennis
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Kara Thomas joins us from Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, where she was the Fitness & Wellness Director for 9 ½ years. She has over 20 years of combined experience in Health and Wellness Management, Fitness Programming and Instruction, Wellness Retreat & Inspirational Speaker, Retail/Fashion Management and Special Events Director for over 25 philanthropic organizations. She is the former TV fitness personality and writer for “First Stretch” on Fox and CBS in Ohio.
Kara was awarded Top 10 Worldwide for Fitness Programming by Spa Finders Reader’s choice awards. She is the creator of Pilates for Life Core Fitness program, CoreFlex for Athletes and The 50-Minute Fitness Retreat DVD, featured in Pilates Style Magazine. Kara is one of the Fitness Experts of Spa Finders 365 Wellness blogs. Her fitness tips and programs have also been featured in magazines such as: Women’s Health, Fitness, Executive Travel, Shape, Vogue, West Jet’s Up, Yoga Journal, AZ Foothills, and Sonoran Live TV.
She will be the Director of Health and Wellness at CopperWynd Resort and Club. She will oversee the Fitness Center and group classes, Spa, Retail boutique, Membership, Organic Smoothie Bar & Akara Retreats. Kara will be working with the department teams and introduce new Fitness programs, new Wellness Retreat packages, a new Spa menu and more!
Kara’s desire is to build a Wellness team at CopperWynd, who inspires our members and guests to enjoy “Healthy Fun” together, with a spirit of excellence and compassion...
Offering top quality programs, with professional instruction and personal attention. Kara is so excited to be joining the CopperWynd Team!
Starting this February, we're kicking off all new fitness classes!
See new classes below, or click here to view all our February classes and class schedules.
New Power Flow Yoga Classes - Challenge your body with innovative Vinyasa sequencing and twists, inversions, arm balances and more! - The instructor will show modifications for beginners as always.
NEW CANDLELIGHT YOGA- this is the perfect way to end your Monday evenings. Gentle stretching using yoga bolsters and straps. Rest your head on our micro-bead therapy pillows, while listening to beautiful sounds of an acoustic guitar or gentle instrumental….take a deep inhale, then exhale – ahh restore.
NEW PILATES REFORMER GROUP CLASSES…FREE FOR MEMBERS!-Kara Thomas our Director of Health and Wellness will introduce The Pilates Reformer group classes – They will begin on Friday, February 3rd. Lengthen, strengthen, increase flexibility, improve muscle tone and core strength with one of the most popular exercise programs, using the Pilates apparatus. Members may sign up a month in advance by calling or stopping in at the fitness desk.
CYCLE 3 FUSION! – JOIN THE REVOLUTION!- ONLY AT COPPERWYND RESORT AND CLUB-Three elements to increase your energy: 1. Energy Cardio Intervals 2. Strengthen your core with some powerful ab exercises 3. Stretch and recovery – increase flexibility and decrease injury…ready for your next ride!
OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP- AT OUR FUNCTIONAL TRAINING LAWN!- CopperWynd has the top of the training equipment for Our Expert Fitness Specialists to create a powerful and strategic circuit program using weighted balls, bands, boxes, ropes, free weights, discs and more! Crossfit games would be jealous!
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. November 7, 2016 -- Revitalize Wellness, the newest package from CopperWynd Resort & Club is a one-day wellness retreat designed to help guests focus on healthy lifestyle goals. Guests will leave feeling rejuvenated and inspired to make exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices a top priority. Consider these day-long retreats the first step in significant life change - but with no prescription. Each guest determines his/her next steps. The first Revitalize Wellness retreat begins Wednesday, November 9, 8am to 4pm. Subsequent retreats will be offered every Tuesday and Wednesday, excluding holidays.
The Revitalize Wellness day package is presently offered at an introductory discounted rate of $250 per person and includes the following:
- Energy-boosting spa cuisine breakfast to fuel the day- Discussion featuring an evidence-based wellness topic led by our resident expert- Invigorating fitness class on the fitness lawn with Sonoran Desert views- Anti-inflammatory spa cuisine lunch designed by our nutritionist and chef- Healthy cooking demonstration with recipes- Restorative session: yoga, mat Pilates, deep stretch or foam roller- 60-minute therapeutic massage or facial, with full use of the spa facilities including steam, sauna, whirlpool and relaxation room- Use of the resort facilities for the entire day, including heated resort and lap pools, outdoor whirlpool, tennis courts and fitness center
It’s a relaxing but also inspiring day designed to help participants keep their personal wellness top of mind and to show them new techniques, new ways to succeed, new ways to make a new you blossom.
Call it a Spa Day Plus - where the plus is the wellness, educational and personal fitness takeaway that allows guests to take the first step towards embarking on a healthier lifestyle.
“We designed this retreat to appeal to guests who want a little kickstart to get back into their healthy routine” says Bill Hinz, CEO of CopperWynd Resort & Club and himself a longtime wellness aficionado. “Our beautiful location in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains means you’ll have inspiring views whether outside on the fitness lawn or in the yoga studio. We offer everything needed for a wellness immersion experience: a 5,000 sq ft fitness center, spinning and yoga studios, 9 tennis courts, lap pool, a full-service spa, and nearby hiking, running and mountain biking trails. You can do so much here.”
The one-day wellness retreats can be attended multiple times, or it can be a one-time event to spark a desire for a deeper fitness program. Guests will receive 15% off additional meals and spa treatments, and 10% off a room rate booked that day.
Classes will be kept small to allow for maximal personalization to guest needs.
“Our Revitalize Wellness day package is built around the building blocks of nutrition, fitness and wellness, and it’s perfect for those who are looking for “me” time to focus on their health goals,” said Hinz.
For more information, reservations, or to purchase gift certificates, please call 480.333.1841.
May 12, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club owner Bill Hinz was presented with the first annual Tourism Award by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce for excellence in industry leadership and driving value through an outstanding visitor experience.
August 30, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club, one of the top luxury tennis resorts in the Scottsdale area, has announced the debut of Sip’n’Serve, a new style tennis program ideal both for beginners and longtime players and where it does not matter if you are only now dusting off your high school racquet or if you have played a weekly match for years.
The goal of Sip’n’Serve is to encourage people to enjoy a more active lifestyle while having fun playing tennis, socialize in person, and maybe post a photo showing off your #TennisTuesday moves. Each Tuesday at 6:30 pm, the tennis pro leads the group in 90 minutes of match play, games and instruction. Afterwards, players are invited to enjoy happy hour prices at Flourish, the bar and restaurant with award-winning views at CopperWynd Resort.
CopperWynd Resort offers one of the Valley’s best tennis experiences, with nine lighted, recently resurfaced tennis courts and inspiring mountain views at 2500 feet elevation. The program is run by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, one of the nation’s leading tennis operators.
In Sip’n’Serve, the aim is to to provide participants with the opportunity to improve their game - but without a lot of pressure or tension. Fun is the program’s first name and its middle name is sociability.Sessions are held every Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8 pm. Drop-in rate is $10 for CopperWynd Club members, $15 for non members. Session rate (four weeks) is $30 for members, $45 for non members. (Not offered Tues Nov. 1 due to the Women’s Pro Challenge event.) For questions or to sign up, contact Dave Phillips - firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-333-1842.(Sip ‘n’ Serve will not be offered Tues Nov. 1 due to the Women’s Pro Challenge event.)
June 20, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club has received a "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor for consistently earning great reviews from travelers in the last year.
This month is National Heart Month, so now is a great time to think about how you can take care of your heart and the heart of your loved ones!
Coincidentally, Valentine's Day is also around the corner.
So this year. skip the chocolate and focus on fitness and better health!
Our Director of Health and Wellness, Kara Thomas, and Fred Eddy, our Lead Exercise Specialist have got you covered with all new workouts you can do at home or at the club.
Get Heart Healthy In 3 Steps:
Step 1.) Watch The Workout
Step 2.) Set your goals - and stick to them!. Whether your looking to stay heart healthy, build muscles, or change up your routine, our fitness team can help you build a plan to achieve your dreams. Contact us about building a personal plan just for you.
Step 3.) Join the revolution. We've rolled out all new fitness classes - come join Kara, Fred and more!
Giving the gift of club membership is a fantastic Valentine's Day gift for you or your special someone.
Some membership benefits include:
1. A Complimentary 60-Minute Spa Service on your birthday.
Member choice - Up To $120 in value!
2. A Monthly Coupon for a $75 60 Minute Spa Service.
- That's $55.00 savings!
3. A Complimentary Personal Training or Assisted Stretch/Sports Stretch Session.
Train with our new full-time exercise specialist Fred Eddy or with our Triathlon Coach Frank Sole.
An $85.00 Value!
4. Complimentary Fitness Classes
Including: Pilates Reformer Group Classes, Cycle 3 Fusion/Spinning Group Classes,
TRX Group Classes, Outdoor Bootcamp Group Classes and Gym Floor Circuit Group Classes!
5. Monday Menu Club with Dietician/Nutritionist Dana Bosselmann
Every Monday in our Wellness Café Dana will be doing a healthy food demo/tasting with free nutrition tips for member's to take home! Special "Ask the Expert" workshops will also be coming soon!
6. Our Monthly Health and Wellness Newsletter
Get wellness tips from our Director of Health and Wellness, Our Nutritionist, Chef, Spa and Wellness Staff!
7. Monthly Special Events & Workshops
Exclusively for our Members.
... And More!
Contact membership today for a tour.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5th, 2017
Join us for community yoga on our event lawn with yoga instruction and song provided by Jason Graves.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Our Zumba and dance instructors join Kara Thomas at 11:15 am for a Dance Party on our Event lawn.
Have fun burning calories and doing great things for your heart! Great Music, GREAT People!
February 6, 13, 12, 27
Every Monday, come sit with Dana Bosselmann, our Dietician/Nutritionist at our Wellness Café to field your nutrition questions, while tasting healthy and recipes.
CopperWynd offers One Day, Two Day, & Three Day Golf Packages w/ Sunridge Canyon.
Packages start at $1,100.
To book a package, contact Kara Thomas here.
Learn About The Movement Specialists:
Kendal Yonomoto is the author of “The Athletic Fundamentals of Golf”, which describes a new paradigm is sports training. It is a physics based set of 8 Athletic Movement Principles that he has uses to coach golf technique. Coaches and athletes in other major sports have recognized the Athletic Fundamentals to be a universal method that provides immediate results and long term allows you to master your sport.
Kendal has worked with several PGA Tour players including Ryan Moore (2012), Stephen Ames (2014-15), Paul Casey and his coach Peter Kostis (2014,15), and Frank Lickliter. As a Movement Coach and consultant he has worked with MMA, MLB, NHL and NFL coaches and athletes.
Current projects involve the coaching of athletes, coaches, professionals and business people to think critically and problem solve using the 8 Athletic Movement Principles as a foundation for understanding their chosen sport and applying the ability to think critically and creatively to all aspects of their lives.
A player and a coach, Kendal’s lowest competitive round is a course record 62 (-10) and he is a former member of the Canadian Professional Golf Tour and current Canadian PGA, Class “A” Teaching Professional.
Steve Lewis is a British pole vaulter. His personal best jump of 5.82 meters, set in July 2012, is the British record for the event. Indoors his best is 5.77m, achieved in Dessau on 2 March 2012.
Steve represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics and is a three-time medalist at the Commonwealth Games.
He has participated at the World Championships in Athletics on five occasions (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015).
In 2014, he won the Commonwealth Gold, completing a full set of Commonwealth medals.
Steve moved to the USA in 2013 on an Extra Ordinary Ability Visa to set up a world leading Track and Field training and education program in Arizona. He specialized in private coaching for elite level sportsmen and women before co-founding Green Box Golf with Kendal Yonomoto. Steve’s role is to empower any user to understand fundamental movements in sports and in life.
What is a Movement Coach?
A Movement Coach is a specialist that empowers athletes to improve performance in their chosen sport by improving their ability to move and to problem solve - critically think - in game situations as well as practice.
Performance in sport is influenced by many factors, skill is a large factor, so is confidence. Here are two examples of strategies we may use as Movement Coaches depending on the experience, skill and competitive age of the athlete:
Movement Strategy #1
We take what you have and empower your to make it better, a good example is a pro golfer or baseball player. We won’t mess with their swings, but by ensuring that their fundamental movement is inline with the 8 Athletic Movement Principles we coach athletes to make them selves better - without losing ownership of their swings.
Movement Strategy #2
You are a new athlete to a sport. We coach you on movement and the ability to think critically within the 8 Athletic Movement Principles to augment your skill learning and problem solving. We build the athletic, cognitive, strategic and tactical skill base either before or during your initial phases of skill acquisition and competition.
What are the benefits of a Movement Coach?
We help you develop the ability to get the job done.
Sick injured, different venue, different country, different time zone different culture - athletic ability and the ability to problem solve contributes greatly to your ability to complete a task. And these abilities enhance your ability to persevere and perform - to stick to a directive - self, coach or team imposed.
We facilitate communication across disciplines.
S and C, Skill, Administration, Athletes, using a simple vernacular we are able to help all part of your organization understand the sport by creating a context based on two things - movement and critical thought.
We reduce the pressure and anxiety of skill development, maintenance and trouble shooting.
As we break movements down into components based on physics principles we can see that for a right handed swinger of a golf club, a ball that travels right curving right is the product of a movement fault - a high center of gravity lateral drift. The movement tendency is the main driver of the poor technique at a global level. The fundamentals: the grip, posture, alignment, ball position, all static factors, may be sound, but the overall movement may be poor. Instead of making athletes self conscious about their technique or even worse - taking away what makes them special - we focus on improving the fundamentals of movement, controlling the club on Midline, maintaining Physical Advantage thought the movement.