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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!
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.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Join the owner of High Society Boutique, Pat Swinton as she inspires and teaches us about the joy of resale shopping, the value of recycling clothing, and how to pocket some extra money by rehoming your wardrobe.
Sign up at fitness desk no later than Monday, February 13th.
Reserve Your Spot
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Featured Speaker: Dana Bosselmann, MA, RDN, LMT
Join CopperWynd’s Registered Dietitian, Dana, to consider how to boost your relationship with food to the next level in the year. Learn about a few simple solutions you can adopt to find more joy, happiness, energy and success around mealtime.
Location: Flourish Lobby
Reserve Your Spot
Roses Are Red,
Violets Are Blue,
Chocolate Is Sweet -
And So Is Our Menu!
February 14th, 2017
Book A Romantic Valentine's Day dinner at Flourish for you and your special someone.
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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!
Jeremy Dougherty Has Been Appointed General Manager at CopperWynd Resort & Club - Hospitality Net
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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.
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. November 17, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club has named veteran Valley of the Sun hotel leader Jeremy Dougherty general manager. The appointment is now effective.
Dougherty comes to CopperWynd from Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa where he was general manager. Immediately before that, he was opening general manager at the Graduate Hotel Tempe. Earlier in his career, Dougherty had worked at Sanctuary - as resort manager and, before that, revenue and reservations manager. He also had served as director of guest operations at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.
The announcement was made by CopperWynd CEO Bill Hinz who said: “Appointing Jeremy is one of our final steps in putting together the team that will take CopperWynd to new levels of competitive excellence, as a luxury resort, a first-class club and spa, and as a wellness-fitness pioneer. Since taking over this property in early 2015, we have been rebuilding it, step by step, with staff appointments geared at upping our game.
“We are delighted that Jeremy has come on board as the leader of this excellent team. He brings the leadership skills, the hospitality expertise, and the energetic verve we want as we climb to the next level.”
An ultramarathoner, Dougherty often runs with Team Red White & Blue, an organization that enriches the lives of American veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. December 15, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club has announced it will theme this year’s much anticipated New Year’s Eve gala around a Great Gatsby-like embrace of the joys of the flapper era. Live music, dancing and gourmet food stations placed throughout the property promise a lively evening from 7 pm to 1 am.
“I like large parties. They are so intimate,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in “The Great Gatsby.” Come to the CopperWynd gala and bring friends. Come outfitted in flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos and top hats and be prepared to dance the night away.
Live music by the 4-piece band, Fosterson, will incorporate songs from the 1920s Gatsby era as well as more contemporary favorites.
Multiple food stations will feature a medley of culinary delights in the spirit of what Gatsby would have served his guests, who will be enticed to indulge when they please. Jumbo lump crab cakes, lobster chive risotto, shrimp cocktail, Beef Wellington, and assorted miniature desserts are some of the offerings. See the entire menu here: http://www.flourishaz.com/happenings/
Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party at the CopperWynd Resort & ClubPrice: $125 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Includes gourmet buffet, live band and dancing.Time: 7 pm - 1 am, Saturday Dec 31, 2016Reservations: Make your reservation now by calling: 480.333.1880
Flourish Presents Christmas Eve Buffet at CopperWynd Resort
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. December 12, 2016 -- CopperWynd Resort & Club has announced it will offer an elegant buffet dinner of gastronomical delights on Christmas Eve, with seatings from 4 pm until 9 pm at Flourish restaurant.
Why stress over cooking when our chef Paul Steele and the Flourish culinary team will handle this chore for you? Celebrate the holiday with extended family and friends while enjoying the gorgeous view and a dinner party cooked for you in artful surroundings.
In the memorable words of legendary Chef Mario Batali, “My favorite thing to eat is anything anyone else makes.” On Christmas Eve, Flourish guests will enjoy a bountiful buffet expertly prepared and served in a festive atmosphere.
Begin with a rich taste of lobster bisque, and choice of three salads: Grilled Pear, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Organic Arugula. An array of vegetables includes Celery Root, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Heirloom Potatoes and Sweet Potato Puree. The centerpiece entrees will be Prime Rib, Honey Glazed Ham, and Pan-Roasted Sea Bass, followed by delectable desserts. See the entire menu here: http://www.flourishaz.com/happenings/
Elegant Christmas Eve BuffetPrice: $75 per person, plus gratuity; $40 for children 6-12; age 5 and under eat free.Time: Saturday December 24, 4-9 pmReservations: 408.333.1880. Early reservations are recommended for this popular evening.
On Christmas Day, Flourish at CopperWynd will serve breakfast and lunch, with service ending at 4 p.m., so employees may enjoy Christmas dinner with their families.
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.
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.
You know the standard advice about staying hydrated: drink two to three liters of water per day. But when you’re in the Sonoran Desert, you need to replenish fluids more often, meaning 7 liters a day is the norm.
That is a lot of water.
You also know that getting dehydrated is a very bad - possibly even deadly - idea in the desert. But there are two big steps you can take to optimize your hydration that don’t involve drinking more water.
The first step: eat the right foods. Most experts say that food can comprise 20% of our hydration if we eat wisely. Experts point to many fruits and vegetables that are primarily water, such as radishes, strawberries, watermelon, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, and iceberg lettuce. A pro tip is - before heading out on a morning hike or run in the summer - eat a big salad or drink a smoothie with water-packed foods and you will have boosted your fluid intake.
Watermelon and citrus are primarily water and a glass of fresh pressed juice is a good way to start the day. Avoid canned or carton varieties - evidence suggests there’s way too much sugar in them. Fresh is in fact a healthier matter. Be mindful: the sugar count can still be high. But a glass of fresh, cold, fruit juice on a summer morning in the desert is more hydration you will need later.
The second step: use oils strategically. Apply oils to the skin. They not only help rejuvenate the skin but are also absorbed to help keep water in the body. Ingest oil - put oil on that morning salad, for instance - and the right oils (think olive oil) help hydrate the body at a cellular level, say the experts.
Drink water often and liberally and you will do well in the Arizona climate. And know that you can drink a little less water if you eat exactly right.
A Phoenician has to smile when discovering that the hot fitness craze sweeping London now is hot yoga, hot boxing, hot barre, hot just about everything as Londoners turn up the thermostats and sweat buckets.
They are paying for what we in Phoenix-Scottsdale can enjoy for free. Their belief?
The Evening Standard quoted hot barre teacher Paola Di Lanzo: “You will sweat like never before and leave the class feeling invigorated and energised.”
She added that exercise in the heat flushes toxins from the system and in the bargain “the body has to work harder to cool itself off when you exercise in the heat, so a hot barre class will increase the metabolic load and the calories burned during your session.”
The magic temperature in London appears to be 32 degrees Celsius, about 90 F.
Bikram yoga, when done according to the official guidelines, is at 40 C - about 105 F.
In Phoenix-Scottsdale, our average July high is about 104F. Many days go above 110F.
You want hot yoga, hot Pilates, hot barre, hot boxing? Go outside and do it here, around 4 p.m.
A number of places have formalized outdoor “hot” classes or you can just ad hoc it yourself. Step outside with a yoga mat in the late afternoon and you are in a DIY hot yoga class and it happens with no negative environmental load (as would be the case when a room is heated very hot).
Is it crazy to do hot workouts?
No - but it is wise to take precautions.
Wear thin, light clothing.
Stay out of the direct sunlight.
Are there in fact benefits to exercise involving heavy perspiration? FITNESS Magazine ticked off a bunch of benefits, including: it eases pains; it does indeed purge toxins; is said to help prevent colds; it regulates body temperature; and it lowers kidney stone risk.
So drink lots of water because the more you drink, the more you will perspire.
But here’s an oddity about fitness: you may not see yourself perspiring in Arizona. If it is a high humidity, monsoon day, you will indeed sweat large, visible buckets.
But on other days, when humidity is in the single digits, the perspiration may simply evaporate.
Whether you see it or not, you will get the benefits.
You are feeling light-headed in an outdoor, high-heat routine? Stop. Be mindful of the state of your health and know that the Arizona heat does exact its own tolls.
But if you are feeling good, stay at it and know that you are riding the hot London fitness craze - and you are doing it at no extra charge and you are enjoying the spectacular Valley of the Sun summer landscape in the bargain.
Now how cool is that.
You can’t work out outside in the summer.
That’s the biggest - silliest - myth you will hear about outdoor fitness in Phoenix or Scottsdale, and anybody who is out on hiking or running or biking trails early in the morning knows there is lots of company out there.
The key question: how to do this so it is fun - and safe.
Do three things and very likely you will be fine and, honestly, it is lots of fun to work out in the dry air of the Valley of the Sun.
The Arizona Department of Health Services offers this advice: “People that spend time outdoors should drink 1 to 2 liters per hour that they are outdoors. People that do strenuous activity outdoors should be very careful, being your body can lose up to 4 liters of water per hour during strenuous activity. You should carry water with you and drink even if you do not feel thirsty.”
More advice, from veteran Maricopa runners, is the water you drink before you go outdoors matters, a lot. Hydrate and do it liberally.
Isn’t that a lot of water to carry if you plan, say, a six-mile hike or to run a 10K? Indeed. That’s why many Arizonans wear what amounts to special water backpacks that hold a half gallon or more of water. Carry the water on your back and you won’t notice it after the first few runs - and it is always there if you need it.
Word of advice - many Arizona hiking trails have no available water. Bring your own water to guarantee your safety.
Here is hourly temperature data in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on July 28, 2015:
At 7 a.m. the temperature was 88 F.
By noon it was 92 F.
By 5 pm it was 103 F, the high for the day.
Early risers often are out before 6 a.m. The sun is bright in the desert and the air is cool.
It is easy to carve out 5 or 6 hours of pleasant temperatures every morning.
Step three: use sun block, wear a hat, and - advice from many outdoors veterans - is wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants. It might seem cooler to go with shorts and short sleeves but you may pay the price with sunburn.
Bonus step four: when all else fails, use an indoor fitness facility - and plan to do that for afternoon and early evening workouts. Copperwynd Resort, for instance, offers a huge fitness facility--5,000 square feet complete with dozens of machines and also dozens of classes.
When it just feels too hot to go outside - and some days it may especially if you have missed your morning workout - plan to stay indoors.
Oh, and keep drinking water even when indoors. The low humidity in Phoenix makes all of us thirsty.
You’ve probably been reading about reality weight-loss shows and how contestants gain back the large amounts of weight lost quickly during the show’s season.
Rapid weight loss is unhealthy and the studies done on TV contestants prove that it also doesn’t last. There is a better way to achieve optimum health and it’s not just about weight loss, but involves the whole body and mind to truly be effective.
That is what happens at our upcoming fitness camps. It starts with reality.
Changing a habit, or introducing a new one, takes time and perseverance. There isn’t a quick fix if you want to achieve a sustainable lifestyle change. Consistency and commitment to a program of eating well, exercising regularly and maintaining a positive mental attitude are key to lifestyle transformation.
You don’t have the time? Nonsense. You can start with a commitment of one hour a day - and very probably you’ve been spending an hour daily watching “The Biggest Loser” and similar. Toss the remote control, tie on the trainers, and start creating a new you in 60 minutes.
Programs such as our Ultimate Fyt/X 4-week fitness camp, going on now, can help invigorate your commitment to exercise.
Find ways to move that you actually enjoy. Exercising outdoors in nature can make working out more enjoyable, so why not start with an early morning hike or jog? Take your fitness routine outside for a few minutes to jump rope, hula hoop or ride a bike. And take a moment afterwards to register how good you feel. Are you a little bit happier, do you feel more energetic? That’s the payback of a good exercise routine.
Learn to choose healthy foods and nutritious snacks to help fuel your body for higher energy, and stay well hydrated to maintain that energy level throughout the day. Whether you’re sitting long hours at an office job, working from home or traveling across time zones, the right foods will help you feel better.
How do you fuel your mind? Meditation, contemplation in nature, what you read and who you listen to all affect your mindset and outlook. Change it to reflect what you want to be.
In reality, achieving optimum health is a goal each of us can attain and maintain, if we focus on the long term.
But it can start in just an hour a day. Say that to yourself when you hear doubts. “Sixty minutes...I have one hour to forge a new, fitter me.”
This is where it starts.