QUENCH Summer Program Creates a Splash

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Lake Austin Spa Resort Creates a Splash with Summer QUENCH Program
Lakefront Destination Spa Highlights Location with QUENCH: An Immersive Water Experience featuring Aquatic Fitness Specialists, Water Sports, Spa Treatments, Moonlight Meditation and more

Austin, Texas – Encouraging guests to step out of their spa robes and into the cool waters of Lake Austin is not a difficult task at the award-winning lakefront destination spa in Austin, Texas. But it’s not only the lake that draws water enthusiasts to Lake Austin Spa Resort. The resort’s weeklong program, QUENCH highlights water themed activities such as Stand Up Paddleboarding, Aqua Nia, Deep Water Workout, Sculling, Kayaking, Birding Boat Cruise and Hydro-biking as well as cooking demonstrations, spa services and classes with renowned aquatic experts Katie Spotz, Mary Quinn and Linda Griffith. It is the first program of its kind, wrapping more than 25 water themed activities into a seven-day program.

Several activities take place in the Pool Barn – one of three pools at the resort – which is a free-standing structure surrounded by lush Texas landscaping that is home to a Junior Olympic length lap pool. Water classes include H2O Power, Aqua Nia, Soothing Aqua Stretch, Healing Hydro and a Swim Stroke Clinic. Additionally, a Water Relaxation class combines deep breathing with slow, broad movements of arms, legs and torso in the soothing waters to develop balance and harmony between breath and body. This class provides improved mobility, relaxation, circulation and sound sleep.

Other activities include a Sunset Smoothie Cruise, Wine and Watercolor workshop, How to Make Herbal Bath Teas, Bath Salts and Sugar Scrubs and Moonlight Meditation on the Yoga Deck above Lake Austin.

Paddleboarding on Lake Austin will be a highlight of the cardio program, featuring Laird Stand Up Paddleboards, one of the hottest new fitness crazes. Early in the program, spa visitors will learn the basics of stand and paddle--correct paddle technique starting with sizing paddles, paddle grip, correct board stance, paddle stroke & skills, turning the board and board balance. After learning the basics, guests will have a chance to test their balance with inventive classes such as ABS-olutely Paddleboarding – a group class that features core and abdominal workouts while floating on water, Sunrise Stand Up and Paddle Stretch and Yoga, and a Boat to Paddle Excursion that blends the serenity of a boat cruise on Lake Austin with a two-hour paddle workout. Paddlers will enjoy morning sightings of birds and wildlife while standing atop the peaceful waters. In a more strenuous “Paddle Fit” class, participants will use a paddleboard as a platform for a core, cardio and body strength “boot camp” workout. A dive into the lake’s cool waters will be a welcome reward.

On the relaxation side of the QUENCH program, the spa will highlight “Little Drops of Rain” raindrop therapy. Nine essential oils are sprinkled along the spine to melt away tension in the back and neck. Other water inspired treatments include the Quench Body Wrap, Sports Soak and Massage and Deep Sea Wrap and Bath.

The weeklong program is offered four times in 2014: June 2-9, July 7-14, August 25-September 1 and September 22-29.

A detailed schedule of activities is available as well as photography.

ABOUT LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT
Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests the sanctuary of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of spa and body treatments.

The resort has received numerous awards from prestigious national travel and spa magazines since its multi-million dollar renovation and expansion in 2004. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report, Fodor’s, Allure, the Zagat Survey, Health, Garden Design, SpaFinder Wellness, and American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine have honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-847-5637, or visit www.lakeaustin.com.
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