Destination Fitness: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

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With a name like Sanctuary, this resort already sounds like the ideal place to escape to and relax. While you sit and enjoy the view of Paradise Valley from one of their various casitas, know that you are in a boutique resort that won Travel and Leisure's award for "Top Resorts in the Continental U.S." It is located in Scottsdale, Arizona where you will find endless sunshine, clear skies, colorful wildflowers, sensational sunsets and gorgeous desert vistas! The resort even features award-winning cuisine by Food Network star Chef Beau MacMillan.

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While you might want to stay in your comfy casita all day and enjoy the silence, Sanctuary offers a variety of activities you can enjoy! You should first try out their state-of-the-art fitness and movement center, which features Pilates, meditation, yoga, fitness and nutrition consultants. Sanctuary resort has personal trainers who offer resumes such as an Olympic gold medalist and a former TV fitness personality. If you want to sign up for a fitness program, the resort offers:

  • swimming lessons
  • personalized training
  • assisted stretching
  • personalized training and nutrition programs
  • private classes on your workout of choice
  • circuit resistance training
  • power pilates fusion
  • Thai yoga
  • exercises for arthritis and osteoporosis
  • pilates reformer for athletes

They even offer a variety of classes involving yoga and strength training to improve your golf swing!

Now after working up a sweat, go visit their spa to treat those tired muscles. It should be no surprise to find out that Sanctuary's spa was deemed one of the top destination spas in the country. They offer a menu of Asian-inspired treatments in twelve indoor and outdoor treatment rooms. The spa is enhanced by its distinctive architecture, a breathtaking setting, relaxing zen meditation garden and a tranquil reflecting pond.

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When you're done with everything that Sanctuary has to offer, be sure to check out the Scottsdale area! They have a Museum of Contemporary Art with modern and quirky downtown galleries that let you know that their art scene is alive and well. If you enjoy golfing, be sure to hit up one of the 5o different golf courses that they have to offer. They not only have a challenging terrain but gorgeous, rugged desert views. If neither of those options grabs your attention, you might want to go out at night so you can enjoy the clear view of the sparkling night sky. Since Scottsdale is about 2,600 feet above sea level, it allows for one of the ideal places for stargazing!

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If you're still not convinced to visit Sanctuary resort for a revitalizing weekend, you should check out the packages that they offer.

Ferrari Casita: This has to be one of the neatest packages that a resort has to choose from! This package has you renting a Ferrari for a day trip, driving through the valley of Scottsdale to a local scenic hotspot for a delicious picnic lunch.

Satori Meditation: This all-inclusive package allows you to have a peaceful weekend filled with massages, scrumptious meals, rejuvenation, inspiration and guided deep meditation. Throughout this weekend, you join Sarah McLean who has taught thousands of people around the world about how to discover the keys to a more peaceful, centered and fulfilling life.

Thrill Seekers: The Arizona terrain provides great hiking trails and amazing views. This package presents you with an amazing opportunity to take a private plane or hot air balloon ride to view firsthand this amazing view. You also get to go on a guided hike through Camelback Mountain!

Tri-Retreat: This unique package is specifically for people who are training for a triathlon. With gold medalist, Misty Hyman and World Masters track cycling champion, Terry Roach, you are sure to have an edge that the other competitors won't have. It includes fitness instruction, nutrition seminars, spa treatments and unlimited access to fitness classes. You won't even feel like you're training anymore!

BFF Retreat: What would be better than going to this amazing resort and spa? Going with your bestie, of course! Grab your best friend and enjoy three nights of everything Sanctuary has to offer. You even get your own in-room martini bar, a guided hike and an amazing poolside lunch.

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Sanctuary Resort and Spa has everything you could ever want or need in a spa getaway. Take a quick weekend to get away from work and focus on the serenity that this place has to offer. If you can't get away from work, convince your boss that she's in need of a company retreat and suggest Sanctuary. They offer beautiful meeting rooms and a catering team. Now you have no excuse for avoiding this beautiful resort that is sure to relax your mind and body entirely.

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