Classes

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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 spa resort. As well as have a little fun! The innovative programs we offer focus on creating a healthy, active and enjoyable lifestyle.

 

  • Guest Favorites

    All of our classes are something to write home about. However, some are mentioned by our guests frequently. Here are some that our guests talk about the most.

    FatBurner

    Burn calories and blast fat with this cardio-infused strength training class. This fast-paced interval workout alternates between cardiovascular and weight training stations to keep your heart rate up and the boredom factor down.

    Foam Roller Remedy

    This fitness tool is a 3-foot long, 6-inch wide Styrofoam roller. Using a Styrofoam roller as a prop, you'll learn how to use the roller for both core strengthening and self-massage exercises as well as soothing tired muscles and aligning your spine.

    Boot Camp

    Get back to basics in this military-style, cardio and strength workout. Weather permitting; we'll take the workout outdoors!

    Cardio Dance Party

    This cardio dance class has easy-to-follow dance moves from Hi/Lo, Zumba, SH'BAM and Flirty Fit. You'll move, sweat, smile and have fun!

  • Cardio & Dance

    Author Christina Baker Kline: The Orphan Train

    Monday, October 6, 2014
    For the Love of Books
    Special Guest Author of the NYT and USA Today Bestseller The Orphan Train: Christina Baker Kline

    Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels, including Bird in Hand and The Way Life Should Be.  Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University from 2007-2011, Kline is a recent recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship and several research fellowships (to Ireland and Minnesota), and has been a Writer-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She lives with husband and three sons in Montclair, New Jersey, and spends as much time as possible in northern Minnesota and on the coast of Maine, where she grew up.  For more information, please visit her Facebook author page www.facebook.com/CBakerKline and on the web at  www.christinabakerkline.com.

    From Chaos to Calm

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    From Chaos to Calm
    With Katherine Coffee
    Join Katherine Coffee, Health Educator & Stress Management Coach for a discussion of how to shift from a stressful state of chaos to a more balanced place of being with the use of positive emotions.  Learn ways to better cope and respond to stressful situations to minimize further stress.

    Katherine Coffee, M.Ed. & R.Y.T.
    Katherine is a fitness professional who brings a variety of fitness experience to Lake Austin including group instruction, stress management coaching, personal fitness and nutrition training. She has worked with a wide range of individuals at all levels. Katherine brings her diverse knowledge, vast experience, and passion for promoting health to all of her fitness classes, educational discussions and one-on-one sessions.
     

    Cardio Trek

    Run or walk in this high-intensity interval class designed to put you through your paces on the treadmills.

    Trek or EFX & Cycle

    This high-intensity cardio workout consists of 25 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical followed by 25-minutes on the group cycles.

    Group Cycle

    This self-paced class brings new meaning to indoor cycling. By adjusting the tension, you'll simulate the experience of flat roads to competitive racing to bumpy terrain to steep hill climbs.

    Pedal & Push

    A cardio and strength class that combines group cycling for cardiovascular training then upper body weight machines for strength.

    Endurance Ride

    An extended version of a group cycle class.

    Ballet Body

    A mix of traditional ballet moves, mat Pilates and dance therapy conditioning that focuses on balance, strength and grace.

    Cardio Blitz!

    We'll hit the ground running and burn major calories in minimum time in this abbreviated version of Cardio Blast!

    Cardio Blast!

    Easy to follow class with high-energy music and hi-lo impact movements designed to keep you moving.

    Step & Sculpt

    An interval class alternating easy to follow bench steps with free weight strengthening and toning exercises.

    24-Hour Burn

    By inserting challenging, but easy-to-follow high-intensity movements into this moderate-paced cardio class, your metabolism will remain on fire up to 24 hours!

    Zumba

    A Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, high-energy, cardio/dance workout. Many describe this class as "exercise in disguise."

    SH’BAM

    In this high-energy, cardio class, you will learn simple but seriously hot dance moves set to chart-topping popular hit songs.

    Power Hour: Cardio Sculpt

    Powerful cardio movements and muscle sculpting segments.

    NIA Dance - (Neuromuscular Integrative Action)

    A mind/body all-level class where jazz, modern dance, martial arts and freedom of expression are united with great music.

    Let’s Have a Ball: Cardio

    A low-impact aerobic workout using a stability ball to enhance coordination, conditioning, balance and strength.

    Kickin’ ABS Boot Camp

    Basic calisthenics for conditioning and fat-burning along with plenty of abdomen sculpting moves.

    Kardio Kickboxing

    This kickin' workout packs a punch! Punches to strengthen your upper body, kicks to tone and condition your lower body and basic calisthenics for cardio conditioning.

    Jump & Pump

    Feel like a kid again in this easy-to-follow class that includes jump rope segments for cardio conditioning and weight training exercises for strengthening and toning.

    Hi/Lo Step ‘n’ GO

    Easy to follow Hi/Lo movements are combined with basic bench steps so you are working out "on the floor" and "on the bench."

    Flirty Girl Fitness

    Fitness and dance are combined in this fun, cardio dance workout.

    Dancing to the Stars

    Basic dance routines set to the crowd-pleasing music of the Dreamgirls soundtrack, The Supremes, Beyoncé and other favorites.

    Cardio Sampler

    Experience a sampling of several different types of cardio formats such as Zumba, Kickboxing, Retro Hi/Lo, Flirty Fit and Step.

    Burn 300: Power Cardio

    Get sweaty, fire up your metabolism and burn 300 calories in this challenging and fast-paced workout.

    FatBurner

    Burn calories and blast fat with this cardio-infused strength training class. This fast-paced interval workout alternates between cardiovascular and weight training stations to keep your heart rate up and the boredom factor down.

    80’s at 8

    Travel back a couple of decades in this easy to follow and energizing cardio/strength workout set to tunes from the eighties.

    Boot Camp

    Get back to basics in this military-style, cardio and strength workout. Weather permitting; we'll take the workout outdoors!

    Cardio Dance Party

    This cardio dance class has easy-to-follow dance moves from Hi/Lo, Zumba, SH'BAM and Flirty Fit. You'll move, sweat, smile and have fun!

  • Discovery Programs

    The Stars at Night: Astronomy Basics

    Join us for an informative talk about the constellations. Learn to distinguish between planets and stars and how to identify particular stars. If the weather cooperates, we will spend a portion of the evening outdoors viewing the stars from a telescope.

    Introduction to Ayurveda

    Learn about this ancient Indian system of health. You'll fill out a questionnaire to determine your body's Ayurvedic constitution.

    Insights from the Tarot

    The Tarot are a series of cards from 15th century Italy, which depict lessons for our personal development. This class includes a discussion of the imagery and meaning of the major cards, a meditation on a Tarot card image and a demonstration of a mini-Tarot reading.

    Garden Tour

    Explore the resort's organic formal gardens with our Director of Flora and Fauna, Trisha Shirey.

    Discover Your Fitness Personality

    After completing a questionnaire to determine your Fitness Personality, you will learn about four approaches to fitness. You will be given recommendations of classes at the Spa to take, and activities you can do at home to best fit your Fitness Personality.

    Fun with Watercolor

    Let's get out the watercolor paints and have some fun. Make a bookmark or a postcard. No experience necessary.

    Cooking Demonstrations

    Learn healthy ways to prepare delicious low-fat cuisine. Recipes are provided, and don't miss the tantalizing taste test.

    Bead-a-Bracelet

    Learn basic techniques of beading while you make a beautiful bracelet to take home.

    Aromatherapy Workshop

    Learn the art and science of using essential oils from flowers, leaves, roots or bark of plants to treat the mind, body and spirit.

    Transforming Stress

    Learn how to better manage stress by using the heart space to change the circuitry and rhythm of the body. Find out how to decrease the stress hormones and increase the youth-producing hormones in this insightful discussion on stress.

    Five Elements

    This class brings together several systems of archetypal symbols, including Jungian personality typing, astrology and Tarot cards. Combining these approaches, this talk includes life-balancing guided meditation exercises.

    Master Your Metabolism

    Our body composition is determined by a combination of our resting metabolism, activity levels, and food intake. By managing these components, we can move toward the body composition that is ideal for us based on age, gender, and genetics. In this class you'll learn ways to boost your metabolism through appropriate exercise and eating.

    Building Stronger Bones

    Find out how to prevent bone loss as we go through life. Learn what we can do with our eating and exercise practices to decrease our risk for osteoporosis. Our fitness professionals can tailor a "Building Stronger Bones" fitness program for you to follow at home to keep the bones healthy and strong. 

    Living from the Inside Out

    Job pressures, family pressures, rapid changes in technology and the overall fabric of society make this world a very confusing and stressful place at times. It's easy to become lost or feel disconnected. Anne Irving will help you tune into your internal needs and desires and find your authentic self.

    Posture Perfect

    This discussion reviews factors that contribute to poor standing alignment. You will learn techniques that reinforce good posture.

    Intro to Texas Hold ‘em Poker

    Join us for some fun as you learn the rules and basic strategy of the game. Poker has now equaled in popularity to the older classics like Bunko and Bridge as an excuse to get people together. It is a fun exciting game that anyone can learn, and Texas Hold'em is the game of games when it comes to having a card night.

    Live Music

    Join us for some live music featuring Austin area musicians including jazz, folk, country and alternative styles.

    Balancing the Chakras through Yoga and Meditation

    The seven chakras are specific, vital centers in the body that govern our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. This class includes lecture, simple yoga movements, chanting and meditation.

  • Meditation, Pilates & Yoga

    Billy Yamaguchi - January 2014

    Join "Feng Shui" Celebrity Hair Stylist Billy Yamaguchi as he discusses "Feng Shui Beauty" and offers private hair appointments by appointment only. (Call 512-372-7380 to book)

    March 18-24 Weekly Schedule

    Feldenkrais Method®

    This class is a novel way of investigating movement that will teach you how to sense feelings, thoughts and movement patterns without stress.

    Yoga: Sun or Full Moon Salutations

    A challenging, warm-up sequence of positions to stretch and strengthen the muscles, improve flexibility and promote mental relaxation.

    Yoga Stretch & Relax

    Gentle stretching movements to increase flexibility with guided relaxation sequences to calm the mind.

    Yoga Sculpt

    A physical form of yoga that challenges the body, builds strength, increases flexibility and relaxes the mind.

    Yoga For The Face

    Combining modern exercise science with ancient yoga philosophy, Yoga Facelift strengthens, tones and relaxes facial muscles while calming the mind. Elements of this session include deep breathing, facial strength training using the fingers for resistance, chanting, meditation, affirmations and self-massage. Learn techniques that you can take home to incorporate into your daily routine.

    Yoga for Relaxation

    This class uses relaxing yoga movements synchronized with mindful breathing to encourage relaxation.

    Yoga to Awaken, Align & Heal the Spine

    Gentle poses and movements to strengthen, release, relax and renew your spine and back muscles.

    Yoga/Pilates Fusion

    Yoga and Pilates postures to lengthen and strengthen the muscles.

    Yoga Basics & Yoga for Everybody

    An introductory class that includes all aspects of yoga including positions for strength, flexibility, balance, stretch and relaxation.

    Yin Yoga

    This class consists of simple stretches focusing on the legs, hips and low back. The positions are held from one to three minutes to get a deep stretch. This approach is helpful for those who are tight and for those with chronic low back pain.

    Water Yoga

    A relaxing Yoga class in the water incorporating stretching movements and balance training.

    Walking Meditation & Stretch

    The class begins with a gentle walk to warm the body and calm the mind and continues with simple poses to awaken the spirit.

    Verti-Core

    Improve your posture, increase your strength, and tighten and tone your entire midsection by performing core exercises in a vertical position.

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga

    This modified version of the Ashtanga sequence builds strength and endurance though continuous flowing movements.

    The Healing Power of Sound

    The use of sound as a healing tool dates back thousands of years. Through a guided sound meditation, find out how sound affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

    T’ai Chi/Yoga Flow

    A flowing blend of easy-to-follow T'ai Chi and Yoga movements.

    T’ai Chi

    This Eastern martial arts practice focuses on flow movements and postures to improve balance, standing strength and flexibility.

    Somatics: Stretch & Release

    Perform posture patterns to stretch and release muscle tension.

    Simple Stretch

    Gentle movements to increase flexibility and range of motion.

    Rise & Shine Yoga

    Simple and gentle yoga movements to awaken and energize the body.

    Restorative Yoga

    Rest, restore, relax and renew in this gentle and rejuvenating class.

    Pilates on the Ball

    Pilates moves and positions are performed with the stability ball for a challenging workout.

    Pilates

    Developed by Joseph Pilates during the First World War, this technique improves posture and core strength using techniques of pelvic stabilization, muscular balance and spinal alignment. Introductory class also offered.

    Meditative Yoga

    This class combines easy yoga stretches and breathing techniques, finishing with a seated meditation.

    Gentle Yoga

    This class uses relaxing yoga movements synchronized with mindful breathing to encourage flexibility and strength.

    Meditative Walk with Qigong

    Learn techniques of sitting and walking meditation that help to bring mindfulness to your life.

    Garden Meditation

    Learn techniques of sitting and walking meditation that help to bring mindfulness to your life.

    Core & Roll

    You'll strengthen your core, align your spine and massage your muscles using the foam roller.

    Breath & Meditation

    Meditation provides your mind methods of focus to keep you in the present moment. This class will also include breath work to bring you into a calm and relaxed state.

    BODYFLOW

    An athletic flowing blend of T’ai Chi, Yoga and Pilates.

    Beaming

    Balance, Engage, Align and Move along a soft beam that sits on the floor. Improve muscle tone, strength, posture, flexibility and balance.

    Balancing the Chakras through Yoga and Meditation

    The seven chakras are specific, vital centers in the body that govern our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. This class includes lecture, simple yoga movements, chanting and meditation.

    5 Tibetan Rites

    Learn a stretching and strengthening daily routine from Tibet that helps energize the chakras.

    Foam Roller Remedy

    This fitness tool is a 3-foot long, 6-inch wide Styrofoam roller. Using a Styrofoam roller as a prop, you'll learn how to use the roller for both core strengthening and self-massage exercises as well as soothing tired muscles and aligning your spine.

  • Strength

    Upper Cuts

    A challenging workout that includes exercises to strengthen, tone and sculpt the muscles of the upper body.

    Total Body Conditioning

    Full body strengthening and conditioning workout that may include props such as hand weights, BOSU balls and exercise bands.

    Stability Ball

    Develop strength and stability in your core by using your stabilizing muscles with a large fitness ball.

    Sleeveless Workout

    A 25-minute class using free weights to tone the upper body. Look great in those sleeveless tops!

    Power Sculpt

    An overall sculpting workout for all of the major muscle groups. Participants will use hand weights or their own body for resistance.

    Rock Hard Rear View

    Lunges and squats and lifts, oh my! You'll feel it in the lower body, improve your posture, relieve lower back pain, increase your energy and love the way you look from behind.

    Power Conditioning

    An overall body conditioning workout in the Training Room that includes basic calisthenics-type drills, weight-training segments, and core sculpting exercises. This great workout will also improve your performance in other sports or activities.

    Legs & Glutes

    This 25-minute workout uses free weights and/or bands to strengthen the muscles of the lower body.

    Kettle Bell Fitness

    A challenging workout using kettle bell weight for cardiovascular fitness, muscle strengthening and overall conditioning.

    Gold Medal ABS

    Pick up a six-pack of ABS or a most marvelous midsection in this challenging core workout. You'll develop strength in the core muscles and transfer the power to acquire a physical, functional and performance edge.

    Gliding into Fitness

    The use of discs under the hands or feet provides resistance and a different feel to movements such as squats and pushups.

    FUNctional Strength Circuit

    Have fun with "outside the box" movements in this functional based training class.

    Cardio Circuit Weights

    A short introduction to proper form on the Cybex resistance equipment followed by a fast-paced interval workout alternating cardiovascular and weight training stations.

    Chisel: Muscle Sculpting

    An overall body workout that will improve muscle definition and increase muscle endurance.

    BOSU®

    A core strengthening and balance class for those interested in developing strength from the inside out.

    All Weight Circuit

    Utilize all of the weight machines we have to offer in this total body strength training class.

  • Water & Outdoors

    Celebrity Estate Plans

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    Celebrity Estate Plans: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons Learned from the Rich and Famous
    With Special Guest: Marvin Blum

    “Celebrity Estate Plans: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Lessons Learned from the Rich and Famous”
    Join Marvin for this light, non-technical discussion of celebrity examples of good planning and poor estate planning.  Celebrities include Jackie Onassis, James Gandolfini, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, George Steinbrenner, Estee Lauder, and Farrah Fawcett.

     

    Marvin E. Blum founded The Blum Firm P.C. 35 years ago in Fort Worth and has since expanded the Firm to Dallas, Austin, and Houston, becoming the largest group of estate planning attorneys in the country.  Mr. Blum is an attorney and CPA and is Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate Law.  New York’s Worth magazine named Mr. Blum to their list of “Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys,” and Texas Monthly magazine named him one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas.  Mr. Blum has been a national estate planning commentator for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer and one of three Board members (along with Emmitt and Pat Smith) of the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities and is in his 35th year as Treasurer of the Fort Worth Symphony.  Mr. Blum also serves on the Texas Cultural Trust Board of Directors to help raise public and legislative awareness of the importance of the arts in Texas.  Mr. Blum loves spending time with his wife, two children, and granddaughter and still has time to be an award-winning pastel artist.

    On “Board” with Yoga (Seasonal)

    Performing yoga positions on the paddleboard such as warriors, planks, boat, triangle and more will challenge your stability, balance and strength. 

    Paddle Fit (Seasonal)

    This activity is the perfect blend of serenity and strength. You'll perform basic fitness moves such as squats, lunges and pushups on a paddleboard while floating on water near the shore of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

    ABS-olutely Paddleboarding (Seasonal)

    This activity is the perfect blend of serenity and strength. You'll perform basic fitness moves such as squats, lunges and pushups on a paddleboard while floating on water near the shore of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

    Waterworks

    A series of rhythmic movements performed in the water to create an aerobic, muscular strength and flexibility workout. May include the use of props.

    Water Walk & Stretch

    Walk easy or with power for cardio benefits and then let the water support your body as you gently stretch.

    Sculling

    Experience one of our most unique activities as you learn the basics of this Olympic sport on the tranquil waters of Lake Austin.

    Scenic Canyon Hike

    Hike up many inclines, both large and small, and enjoy the sounds of water as you cross the creeks in this challenging 3- to 4-mile Hill Country hike.

    Nautical Noodles

    Add some pizzazz to your water workout with the Styrofoam noodles. This user friendly and portable prop will be used in the water for strengthening, stretching, toning and relaxing.

    Kayak Outing

    Our sit-on-top kayaks are beginner friendly and require no experience. Paddling down Lake Austin is relaxing and a wonderful way to enjoy the fresh air while getting a little exercise.

    Hydro-Bike

    It's true! You can bike on water! Our skilled attendant will be on the dock to assist you; so come down anytime during posted dock hours and take out one of the Resort's unique and fun water crafts. No experience required!

    Deep Water Training

    Gain the competitive edge with this unique training method used by athletes in the Olympic Training Center along with fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Save your joints escape the heat, tone your entire body and increase your conditioning.

    Boat & Walk or Hike

    Come onboard our pontoon boat and venture to a nearby cove where you will go ashore for a scenic 2-mile hike in a beautiful local park.

    Boat Cruise

    Relax and enjoy legend and lore, flora and fauna on this leisurely trip along the scenic shores of Lake Austin.

    Aqua Zumba

    Known as the Zumba "pool party," Aqua Zumba integrates the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines and blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning and most of all, exhilarating.

    Water Yoga

    A relaxing Yoga class in the water incorporating stretching movements and balance training.