Our goal is to help you discover, or express, your own unique personality and to help you achieve your individual health and fitness goals during your retreat at our wellness spa resort. As well as have a little fun! The innovative programs focuses on creating a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle.
Imagine cycling to the power of live drumming, starting your day with a yoga class on our lakeside yoga dock, getting cardio in with our new hoop dance or learning how to hydrobike on Lake Austin, these are just a few exciting and health-inspiring fitness options we offer. All fitness classes are included in our resort all-inclusive packages. View our detailed weekly schedules.
Aqua specialists lead our water fitness classes that will encourage you to jump in and splash more. Because of their low-impact format, aqua classes are suitable for every age and fitness level, from beginning exercisers through elite athletes.
Get informed and get active in this informative class and workout. Absorb the techniques and methods that maximize your time in the pool and pick up new skills for invaluable take home aqua fitness skills. Get a full body workout and learn about myofascial release aqua style. (Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain from overexertion or injury)
Aqua Power Play
A high merriment no-impact full body workout. Enter the play zone, using water tools and water resistance to work for you in this enjoyable water session. Be motivated and be moved.
A High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) workout that produces both aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (muscles). The Tabata consists of a 20 second workout, then rest for 10 seconds completing 8 sets of moves or a four minute workout cycle with amazing results. Rest for one minute and begin the next set. Learn the sequence and apply your favorite moves at home, maximizing your results with a condensed workout.
Aqua Hasta la Vista Belly
The go to aqua core class for envy-worthy tone and curves. Just add water for a more resilient core workout.
A moving, floating meditation that is pure relaxation. Offered May to October in our beautiful pool barn. Float to relax.
Aqua Boot Camp
Want to change your mind about exercise? Champion yourself in this challenging, yet playful water class. It's perfect for those intimated by land boot camp classes. Low impact and high energy for shedding the pounds and increasing your endurance for better health.
Lake Austin Water Play
Choose from our wide range of water recreation offerings and explore our intrinsically dazzling Lake Austin shores. Join one of our “how to’s”, take a group class or seize the opportunity for a journey on your own with our fleet of water toys at your disposable.
Stand Up Paddleboard How To: (SUP or Hoe he’e nalu in Hawaii)
This sport originated in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing, enabling surfers to paddle farther into the ocean. Now a dedicated sport on its own, it is the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants of any in the U.S. SUP provides a full body workout and works your legs, arms, back and core. By paddling a few miles you can get a serious workout while having a great time and enjoying nature. Why not learn in Austin, Texas, which is largest hub of stand up paddle board enthusiasts in the world.
Sit back and soak up the sites along the beautiful shores as you experience the sun setting over the lake in your front row seat. Participate in our sunset celebration of applause (or a song) as we salute the end of the day and the sun slowly sinking into the west. (weather permitting)
Join our kayak commander as you are led on this gliding adventure along the shores of Lake Austin. There are few activities that offer this degree of aerobic exercise mixed with upper body conditioning that offers pure fun. Let’s go kayaking!
Water cycle on our pedal powered water bikes, while staying dry and exploring the shores of Lake Austin. The Hydrobikes are easier to ride than road bikes, very stable and are an enjoyable, low impact activity. Try racing with a companion or for an extra challenge pedal backwards.
Kayak How To
Learn the basics of how to kayak, so that you can explore the shores of Lake Austin on your own or with one of our organized kayak tours.
Cruise in relaxed comfort as you enjoy the pristine beauty, natural limestone cliffs, amazing lakefront mansions and the picturesque shores of Lake Austin. Our captains will share the rich history and local culture as you experience our sparkling waters. Don’t forget your camera. (weather permitting)
Hill Country Hiking
Find outdoor inspiration in the hills of Central Texas. One of the purest forms of enjoying the great outdoors is to lace up a pair of hiking boots or shoes and head out. We offer several options to choose from.
Hill Country Hike
Our trails loop around rolling hills, groves of trees and open meadows with vista views of the lake and the beautiful Texas hill country for a 2.5 to 3.0 mile journey. A short van ride to the trailhead and trailheads vary.
Boat and Hike
All aboard for a short boat ride to a great Lake Austin trail. Choose a guided leisurely hike (1.5 miles) or more challenging guided hike (2 miles).
Cardio & Respiratory Endurance
Kettle Bell Boot Camp
This challenging, back-to-basics, interval workout will include kettle bell weight segments for muscle strengthening and toning and cardio segments for overall conditioning. The class is a “diamond” level which means the opportunities for increasing the intensity will be numerous.
Kickboxing is a group of standup moves based on kicking and punching, developed from karate, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Western boxing. We have combined it with vertical core moves for an active, energetic workout and an elevated way to release tension.
Indoor Cycle - H.I.I.T.
A High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) workout that produces both aerobic (cardio) and anaerobic (muscles). This is how it rolls – a focus on endurance, strength, high intensity intervals and recovery.
Half Moon Circuit
Bump up your fitness with this Bosu Ball class. With a flat platform on one side and a rubber dome on the other, the Bosu adds an element of variability to your workouts, forcing you to use your core to stay steady. BOSU workouts can also help improve your strength and balance.
Fusion Cardio and Strength
Powerful strength moves infused with cardio for a dynamic full body workout. Intervals of both keep your cardio rate up for building endurance, while you build muscle power.
Indoor Cycle – A Lone Star State of Mind
Spinning is known for its calorie torching qualities and endurance benefits. This Texas style ride include hill climbs, sprints and interval training as you take a visual journey through Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
Cardio and Core
For those addicted to sweat. Fire up your metabolism and sculpt your abs in this self-paced, high-energy, cardio and core sculpting class.
We love being spontaneous and surprises, so our instructors are encouraged to let it loose, with anything goes, instructor choice. Every class is different and you will get a superior cardio workout to bring out your own workout style.
Dancing can be magical and transforming. It will breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures and trigger long-forgotten memories, if only during the dance. It is a great mind-body workout and dancing requires you to remember dance steps and sequences that boost brain power and improve memory skills.
Fitness Hoop Dance™
A revolutionary program that incorporates dance, cardio, stretching and strength conditioning for a truly enjoyable workout. A throwback to fond memories and the pure joy of childhood movement with our custom dance hoops. The smaller the hoop, the more rotations and movement of your core. Crazy fun, crazy effective.
The spice of Bollywood films, mostly musicals, is the song and dance routines. This dance class is a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop and modern dance. Put on hip scarf and learn some Indian folk dances.
Lakeside Dance Party
Come and join the fun, whether you know how to dance or not. Our best dance music will motivate you to move to easy dance steps and spontaneous moves. Consider this class creative play with calorie burning benefits.
Nia is the art of movement the body's way, engaging your senses and teaching you to listen to your body. Nia is a non-impact, barefoot cardio-dance workout, a movement practice, and lifestyle based on the intelligent design of the body. Engage your senses and listen to your body in this mind body class.
Get Zumba happy in this energetic, hip shaking, booty popping Latin dance class. We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
RX-Relax & Restore
Rest is physically necessary so that the muscles can repair, rebuild and strengthen. Recovery also allows the body to replenish energy stores and repair damaged tissues and is a must in any fitness regimen. Our RX classes provide a chance to recover from the day’s activities, to calm the mind, evoke the spirit and gently allow the body to restore.
Effective, but gentle stretches incorporating the “body awareness” principles of the Feldenkrais method. Learn these proven methods to improve your quality and ease of motion, your coordination, your sense of balance, control and comfort.
End your day with simple, relaxing and gentle stretches. Let go of any tension, sooth tired muscles, decrease soreness and unwind.
Feldenkrais® Foam Roller
The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. This body awareness technique was the first to use the foam roller as a therapeutic tool. Experience this world renowned technique in this gentle class and gain new perspectives on daily movement.
Give Yourself a Massage
Fascia is connective tissue fibers, primarily collagen, that form sheets or bands beneath the skin to attach, stabilize, enclose, and separate muscles and other internal organs. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. When one experiences overexertion, physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. This class will teach you self myofascial release exercises that you can do yourself once home with a foam roller.
Take a healing journey to quiet the mind and experience blissful, deep relaxation. Classes include different types of meditation such as guided meditation, mantra meditation, breath meditation, mindfulness meditation and more. A simple ten to fifteen minute meditation practice added to your day helps you overcome stress more easily and allows you to move more freely through daily stressors.
A calming practice centered on “feeling” rather than on an engaged brain activity like mantra, breath or visualization techniques. Learn to find more joy and feel lighter, less encumbered and to smile from the heart.
Breathing is the quickest tool for instant relaxation and overcoming fight or flight responses to daily stresses. Our focus changes daily and may include breathing for relaxation, stress reduction, for overcoming fear and anxiety, better sleep, improving creativity and peak performance and as a spiritual practice.
Stretch and Relax
A foam roller warm up followed by gentle, soothing guided stretching.
On A Roll
Learn foam roller techniques that can be used as a pre or post workout warm up or cool down. Rolling improves circulation, increases range of motion and speeds up muscle recovery. A soothing way to work out the kinks.
A moving, floating meditation and relaxation that is pure pleasure in our pool barn pool on our cushy pool floats. Offered May to October in our beautiful pool barn. Float to relax.
Lengthening yoga poses to sooth and guided relaxation to calm and restore after a full day of activity. Peaceful and therapeutic in nature for spot-on relaxation.
Mexican Today with Chef Pati Jinich
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Mexican Today with Chef Pati Jinich
Pati Jinich, chef and host of the nationally acclaimed PBS series PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE, will publish her much-anticipated new cookbook MEXICAN TODAY: New and Rediscovered Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen in 2016.
Pati is the resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., a regular guest on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Chew, CBS’s The Talk and NPR’s The Splendid Table. She is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Kitchen Cabinet and has been guest chef for the President of the United States Cinco de Mayo White House Celebration.
Pati’s PBS series has an audience of 13 million viewers in the United States. Her social media platforms are growing exponentially, with her website getting over 5.5 million page views per year.
MEXICAN TODAY is Pati’s second cookbook. Her first book, PATI’S MEXICAN TABLE: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking (2013), was included in New York Times Best in Books, Washington Post Best Cookbooks of the Year, and Amazon’s Top 20 Best of the Year Cookbooks.
This mindful based approach to strength and core stability offers an alternate approach to strength training. As you perform these exercises, you will learn about your movement habits and how you have developed limitations in movement. This body awareness will allow you to move more freely with less effort and strain and stiffness.
Lower Body Sculpt
Shape and tones the hips, gluts and legs building powerful muscles without the bulk.
An efficient and effective total body workout that tones and sculpts the arms, shoulders, core, legs and hips increases and maintains bone density and lean muscle, maximizes metabolic increase and fat loss.
Resistance, Intervals, Power and Plyometrics are what this total body workout is about. A short warm-up session followed by a short, high-intensity surge of energy followed by easy-to-moderate effort to recover, then repeated again for a supreme workout.
TRX® - Intro
This revolutionary workout developed by the U.S. Navy SEALs uses straps and your bodyweight to increase strength, power, endurance, balance, flexibility and stability. The Intro Circuit is designed for those new to TRX®.
TRX® Circuit Workout
This revolutionary workout developed by the Navy SEALs uses straps and your bodyweight to increase strength, power, endurance, balance, flexibility and stability. A remarkably efficient system of strength training that delivers wonderful results quickly.
Sculpt & Slide
A unique way of sculpting and strengthening the muscles—using discs under the hands and feet to provide resistance and a different feel to movement such as squats and pushups.
Upper Body Sculpting
Body Sculpting is designed to shape and tone the body without building muscular size. Strong, toned muscles increase your metabolism and muscle burns more calories, enough said.
This yoga and Pilates class will include strength poses to sculpt the body into a longer, leaner and more powerful physique.
FAB - Flexibility, Agility and Balance
A whole body, mentally invigorating, core-based training experience to Balance, Engage, Align and Move. Core exercises are performed on a vinyl floor beam to improve muscle tone, strength, endurance, posture, mobility, and flexibility, while heightening balance, sensory and self-awareness.
Lengthen and Strengthen
This good for you class combines warm-up and strengthening components of yoga, Pilates and ballet. The moves are designed to tone and tighten your hips and thighs, sculpt your arms and upper body muscles and trim and flatten your abs.
Functional training involves exercises which allow you to perform the activities of daily life more easily, leading to better mobility and stability. The key to functional exercise is integration and training all of the muscles to work together rather than isolating them to work independently, like strength training on machines.
Using “awareness through movement”, the instructor will guide you through simple, relaxing and gentle stretches for a peaceful, easy feeling and increased body awareness.
Ta’i Chi Intro
An internal Chinese martial art that focuses the mind solely on the movements of the form and helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Experience these slow, rhythmic, and meditative body movements designed to enhance relaxation, inner calm, and peace.
End your day with simple, relaxing and gentle stretches. Your body will say thanks for the peaceful meltdown.
Age-Defying Series: Yoga, Pilates, Balance, And Core
Wellness experts and physicians have determined that specific movements can keep us feeling young, strong and healthy. We’ve taken those recommendations and blended them into an age-defying series designed to build endurance, strengthen and sculpt the major muscle groups, enhance flexibility, improve balance and relaxation.
Energizing Tibetan Yoga
Five secrets of the Tibetan Lamas based on a ritual of movements which helped them to live a very long, vibrant and healthy life. Regular practice of these exercises relieves muscular tension and nervous stress, improves respiration and digestion, benefits the cardiovascular system and leads to deep relaxation and well-being.
Yoga and Pilates positions and postures flow beautifully in an elegant sequence designed to lengthen and strengthen the muscles while enhancing balance and stability.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, tends to be a more vigorous style based on the performance of a series of poses called Sun Salutations, in which movement is matched to the breath. Sun Salutations warm up the body for more intense stretching that follows.
The quiet simple practice of deep stretching is the “yin” or less active side of yoga. The practice is long, slow movements that allow the deeper connective tissue (fascia) to lengthen and the bones, joints and ligaments to release. Yin Yoga improves your ability to move and strengthens your heart and mind. A comforting and relaxing way to balance and restore the body.
A wonderful yoga sequence called Sun Salutations that is the perfect to start the day. Based on Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This 20 minute yoga wakeup is the perfect way to start everyday to awaken and energize.
Yoga- Return to Center
Lengthening yoga poses to sooth and guided relaxation to calm and restore after a full day of activity. Tranquil, peaceful and therapeutic in nature for spot-on relaxation.
End your day with simple, relaxing and gentle yoga stretches. Your body will say thanks for the peaceful meltdown.
Yoga for Every Body
This fundamental class is truly for “every” “body” in both meanings of the words. It will include postures for strength, flexibility, balance, stretch and relaxation.