Personal Instruction

At Lake Austin Spa Resort, we take a personal interest in your well-being. Our certified fitness professionals offer private instruction and personal guidance in a range of activities that will help you achieve your goals, making Lake Austin Spa Resort the ideal place for fitness wellness retreats.

  • Guest Favorites

    Our personal instruction is led by the best and we’ve compiled a list of our most highly-requested programs for you to consider.

    Water Therapy for Pain Relief

    If you have pain in your muscles, decreased mobility in your joints, or if you’re just not feeling comfortable during physical activity, myofascial release in the water may be the remedy to help you feel better! This groundbreaking technique, with clinically proven results, is a one-on-one assisted stretching session performed in the warm, shallow and soothing waters of the Pool Barn. With Monica’s gentle guidance, you’ll soon be moving and feeling better!

    25-minute session: $90 (plus 20% service charge)/50-minute session: $140 (plus 20% service charge)

    Private Culinary Instruction

    Culinary Instruction is available as a one-on-one session or for small groups.  In this fun, interactive, hands-on and personalized class you will enhance your cooking skills. Each culinary creation will focus on recipe execution, as well as preparation methods that can be applied in your own kitchen. Instruction options include knife skills, tapas, seasonal cuisine, desserts, and more. Create, execute and plate your culinary masterpiece with guidance from our chef instructors. Availability is limited – please call for details.
    50 minutes: prices start at $195 (plus 20% service charge)

    SUP: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    A fun new way to get in shape and get in touch with nature—stand-up paddle boards! Our stand-up paddle boards look like surfboards, but you provide the power with a paddle. You can stand or kneel on the board and push yourself  for a powerful workout or just glide leisurely along. Enjoy a full-body workout with stability, core, and balance training while you take in the delights of lovely Lake Austin.

    50 minutes $140

    Travel Workout

    It is possible to stay fit while traveling. One of our certified fitness professionals will design a fitness program for you to use while on the go. We will create a workout that utilizes resistance bands, your own body weight, cardio movements and stretching exercises. You will be prepared for your next trip with personalized materials to keep you active while traveling.

    50 minutes $140

    Resting Metabolic Rate

    How many calories do you burn every day? Think you have a slow metabolism? Find out! With this test, we can tell you with 99% accuracy how many calories your body burns at rest and then, based upon your typical activity level, we’ll calculate the total number of calories you burn per day. This session also includes healthy eating guidelines and body composition analysis, along with exercise recommendations for weight management.

    50 minutes $160

  • Fitness Assessments

    Mobility and Stability Assessment

    In this session, you will perform five screening tests to evaluate your joint mobility and stability. Based on your ability to perform the movements, corrective exercises will be demonstrated to help you overcome muscular imbalances and  improve overall mobility and stability.

    50 minutes $140

    Fitness Assessment

    Your fitness assessment includes a body composition analysis and measurements of aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility. One of our certified fitness professionals will explain the results of the  assessment and discuss modifications to your exercise routine to optimize your fitness level. This consultation consists of one 50-minute assessment session and one 25-minute follow-up session.

    50 minutes + 25 minutes $160

    Resting Metabolic Rate

    How many calories do you burn every day? Think you have a slow metabolism? Find out! With this test, we can tell you with 99% accuracy how many calories your body burns at rest and then, based upon your typical activity level, we’ll calculate the total number of calories you burn per day. This session also includes healthy eating guidelines and body composition analysis, along with exercise recommendations for weight management.

    50 minutes $160

    Body Composition Analysis

    Learn your percentage of body fat and what a healthy weight goal should be for you. In addition to the skinfold caliper measurement, we will do waist and hip girth measurements and calculate your height-to-weight ratio (body mass index).

    25 minutes $75

    Knee-Hab - Strength and Stretch

    Having strong, flexible lower body muscles and mobile joints is the best way for your knees to stay healthy, strong, and injury free. In this private consultation, one of our certified fitness professionals will assess your knee joint mobility and stability and provide appropriate strengthening and stretching exercises tailored to your needs.

    50 minutes $140

    Five Star Experience

    The journey to wellness at Lake Austin Spa Resort begins with the Five Star Experience. Your journey will include a consultation with a certified fitness professional to help you plan your activities during your stay, a fitness assessment to establish your current health status and gather information needed to individualize your workout, and two 50-minute personal training sessions specifically designed to meet your fitness goals. Personalized written instructions will also be provided in a follow-up session so you can continue your workout at home.

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  • Indoor Water Activities

    Release the Brakes to Get Out of Your Own Way

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Release the Brakes to Get Out of Your Own Way
    With Special Guest Speaker: Katherine Bock

    Many of us stay stuck in our own comfort zone and create the same experience over and over again.  Too often, we get stuck in an endless loop of reinforcing behavior in a constant downward spiral.  Our limiting thoughts create images in our mind, and those images govern our behavior, which in turns reinforces that limiting thought.  To change that cycle, we must start focusing on thinking, talking, and imagining the reality of what we want to create.  Learn the importance of thinking of yourself as winner.

    Katherine Bock is an executive coach and self-described “recovering attorney” whose life purpose is to help her clients  discover what they were put on earth to do and to live on purpose so they can manifest peace, joy and abundance in their lives and careers.

    Water Therapy for Pain Relief

    If you have pain in your muscles, decreased mobility in your joints, or if you’re just not feeling comfortable during physical activity, myofascial release in the water may be the remedy to help you feel better! This groundbreaking technique, with clinically proven results, is a one-on-one assisted stretching session performed in the warm, shallow and soothing waters of the Pool Barn. With Monica’s gentle guidance, you’ll soon be moving and feeling better!

    25-minute session: $90 (plus 20% service charge)/50-minute session: $140 (plus 20% service charge)

    Swimming

    Beginners can learn to swim, accomplished swimmers can improve their strokes or technique and everyone can acquire a new level of confidence in the water with a private session taught by one of our certified fitness professionals.

    
 50 minutes $125

    Water Workout

    Stay cool in the pool while being kind to your joints. Workout options include cardiovascular conditioning, strength and stretch movements or a combination.

    50 minutes $105 // 
25 minutes $60

    Return to the Water for Fitness and Stress Relief

    Experience the gentle, therapeutic benefits of water movements and exercise in the Resort’s tranquil Pool Barn. Certified aquatic fitness professional Sandy Erickson will personalize a program to match your fitness level and individual  needs. Programs may include overcoming water anxiety, improving breathing techniques, learning to swim, stroke analysis, and using water tools for overall body conditioning. Sandy’s emotionally supportive and confidence building coaching approach will help you reach your goals.

    
50 minutes $140

  • Insights

    Tarot Reading

    The Tarot is a set of 78 cards that originated in 15th century Italy with images that depict universal archetypes. Tarot readings are an interesting tool for self-exploration and a helpful way to bring clarity and focus to difficult decisions or life changes. Note: Your spa and fitness allowance cannot be used toward this session.

    50 minutes $105 // 25 minutes $60

    Stress Less

    In this session, you will learn a variety of stress management tools ranging from meditation and guided imagery to breath work and heart focusing. Practice using these techniques to improve your stress response. These tools can be used anytime or anywhere to decrease the damaging effects of high stress.

    50 minutes $140

    Nutrition Consultation

    Our licensed dietician will address your nutrition-related issues and help you understand your relationship with food. You’ll also learn how to integrate healthy food choices into your lifestyle.

    50 minutes $160 // 25 minutes $105

    Nutrition Trivia

    Test your knowledge in a fun informal setting.  Learn from the questions as we discuss the most current nutrition topics and trends.

    Snap Out of It Description

    Are you obsessing about something out of your control? Do you have an ache or pain that you cannot alleviate? Is there an issue that you keep turning over in your mind?
    Wouldn't it be nice to snap out of it?!? Embrace emotional freedom with EFT: otherwise known as "tapping" or the "emotional freedom technique." A quick lesson can bring you long-lasting peace of mind.

  • Mind/Body

    Breath and Meditation

    Learn simple techniques to calm the mind, boost energy levels and increase breath capacity.

    50 minutes $125 
// 25 minutes $75

    Yoga to Awaken, Align & Heal the Spine

    Learn yoga techniques to strengthen, stretch and relax the muscles that form, shape and support the back.

    50 minutes $140

    Yoga At-Home Program

    Incorporate yoga into your weekly routine with a personalized take-home program. You will have a private session with one of our certified yoga instructors to develop a program based on your preferences. The instructor will also   provide written materials describing the exercises, including illustrations.

    50 minutes $140

    Fine Tune Your Yoga Practice

    Are you practicing yoga, yet uncertain if your technique is correct? Meet one-on-one with one of our certified yoga instructors to refine your form and alignment or to develop more advanced skills.

    50 minutes $140 // 
25 minutes $95

    Private Yoga Training

    Whether you are new to yoga or a more experienced practitioner, you can benefit from one-on-one yoga training. Meet with one of our certified yoga instructors to learn new techniques and/or refine your existing skills.

    50 minutes $140 // 
25 minutes $95

    Phoenix Rising Yoga

    Phoenix Rising Yoga combines classical yoga with elements of contemporary mind-body techniques to facilitate a powerful release of physical and emotional tension. Certified fitness professional Anne Irving, PRYT, will guide you through assisted yoga postures and non-directive dialogue allowing you to experience the connection of your physical and emotional selves. Personal growth, insight, and healing are fostered resulting in a more balanced and content outlook.

    90 minutes $235

    Yoga for Allergies & Asthma

    Do you suffer from nasal congestion because of seasonal allergies or asthma? Schedule a Yoga for Allergies and Asthma session with a certified fitness professional for guidance on managing and minimizing these symptoms. You will  learn yoga breathing techniques and specific movements to strengthen the respiratory system. You will also receive a Neti pot for nasal cleansing, 10 pre-measured salt packets, and instructions for use.

    50 minutes $140

    Integrative Yoga

    Improve your health and well-being by applying the philosophy and practice of yoga with certified fitness professional Paul Smith, M.Ed. This session enhances physical and spiritual wellness particularly for those experiencing specific health or life challenges. Sessions may include asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (hand positions to direct subtle energy), mantras (chanting), and meditation and relaxation techniques. Personalized  written instructions will help you continue the learning process at home.

    80 minutes $205

  • Outdoor Activities

    Group Kayak Outing

    Enjoy scenic Lake Austin on a kayak with your group while accompanied by an experienced guide. Our kayaks are great for novices and require no experience. Paddle along for a great workout while your guide fills you in on the  beautiful surroundings.

    *Starting price for 1-6 people. Options available for groups of 7 or more, or for additional hours.

    50 minutes $215*

    Private Hydro-bike Outing

    It's true - you can bike on water! Experience the magic of Lake Austin on one of the most unique and fun watercrafts. During the outing, your experienced guide can fill you in on the local neighborhood and nearby nature preserve. No experience required!

    
50 minutes $125

    Private Kayak Instruction

    Interested in kayaking? Let our experienced coach  each you basic paddling skills to improve your efficiency and enhance your experience. You’ll learn basic strokes, and master maneuvering and turning techniques in no time. Our kayaks are beginner-friendly and you will leave empowered to enjoy the water.

    50 minutes $125

    Sculling Lessons

    Experience one of our most unique activities as you learn the basics of this Olympic sport on the tranquil waters of Lake Austin. Sculling teaches you to balance and blend your mind, body, shell and oars with the elements of water and   weather. Some rowers call it “Zen;” others describe it as getting into a “zone.” Most agree that rowing liberates the spirit resulting in a more focused life. In short, sculling rewards you with an improved mental attitude and well-being.

    50 minutes $140

    Private Boat Cruise

    Let our captain do the driving as you kick back, relax and enjoy the scenic sights of lovely Lake Austin. View the shores from a different perspective, admire the homes and appreciate the protected preserve. You might even see the wild turkeys or a family of swans!

    50 minutes $215

    Boat & Hike

    Come aboard our pontoon boat and your captain will transport you to a nearby cove where you will go ashore for a scenic two-mile walk or fast hike in a beautiful local park.

    *Starting price for 1-6 people. Options available for groups of 7 or more, or for additional hours.

    2 hours $315*

    Trail Walking or Running

    Burn calories, train the core muscles that assist in balance and strengthen your torso stabilizers while enjoying the scenic terrain in the surrounding area. You can select from a variety of scenic routes ranging from two to eight miles and you can decide whether to walk, jog or run the route. 


    2 hours $275

    Private Hike

    Experience the unique trails in the Texas Hill Country as you hike at your own pace with a personal hiking guide.

    *Starting price for 1-6 people. Options available for groups of 7 or more, or for additional hours.

    2 hours $315*

    SUP: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    A fun new way to get in shape and get in touch with nature—stand-up paddle boards! Our stand-up paddle boards look like surfboards, but you provide the power with a paddle. You can stand or kneel on the board and push yourself  for a powerful workout or just glide leisurely along. Enjoy a full-body workout with stability, core, and balance training while you take in the delights of lovely Lake Austin.

    50 minutes $140

  • Special Opportunities

    Private Culinary Instruction

    Culinary Instruction is available as a one-on-one session or for small groups.  In this fun, interactive, hands-on and personalized class you will enhance your cooking skills. Each culinary creation will focus on recipe execution, as well as preparation methods that can be applied in your own kitchen. Instruction options include knife skills, tapas, seasonal cuisine, desserts, and more. Create, execute and plate your culinary masterpiece with guidance from our chef instructors. Availability is limited – please call for details.
    50 minutes: prices start at $195 (plus 20% service charge)

    Tennis/Golf

    Please consult the Activities Concierge for tee or court times and information about course and court location. Transportation and equipment rental are available for an additional fee. 


    Call for pricing.

    Private Instruction

    Group Cycle before breakfast? Yoga for Sleep at twilight? Select any class from our weekly activity schedule and we'll arrange private instruction at your convenience.

    50 minutes $215

  • Workout Options

    On-the-Go Workout

    Do you need a workout routine that is efficient, effective and easy to perform anywhere—even while you are traveling? Then one of our On-the-Go workouts is for you! The Resistance Tubing Workout is a total body exercise routine
    using a resistance tube and includes written instructions, illustrations of the exercises and a tube. The Pilates Band Workout is a Pilates-based core training routine using a resistance band. The routine includes written instructions, illustrations of the exercises and a band.

    25 minutes $75 // Resistance Tube or Pilates Band $18.50 (purchase optional - fitness allowance not applicable)

    TRX Suspension Training

    Experience this revolutionary workout developed by the Navy SEALs. TRX Suspension Training is a program that uses your body weight and a specially designed band to increase strength, endurance, mobility, stability, balance, flexibility and core power. The unique and creative exercises are effective and appropriate for individuals of all fitness levels. In this session, one of our TRX certified fitness professionals will lead you through a personalized workout.

    50 minutes $140

    Travel Workout

    It is possible to stay fit while traveling. One of our certified fitness professionals will design a fitness program for you to use while on the go. We will create a workout that utilizes resistance bands, your own body weight, cardio movements and stretching exercises. You will be prepared for your next trip with personalized materials to keep you active while traveling.

    50 minutes $140

    Core Conditioning Basics

    Learn the techniques and benefits of strong abdominal muscles and maintaining a strong core to reduce lower back pain and improve posture. This session might include exercises using the stability ball, foam roller, resistance equipment and/or the addition of yoga and Pilates movements.

    50 minutes $105 // 
25 minutes $60

    Pilates Reformer

    Discover how to incorporate and combine strength, flexibility and core work using the Pilates reformer. The reformer is a spring-resisted apparatus that provides a balanced full-body workout to increase flexibility, improve core stability and maintain postural alignment. This session is appropriate for all fitness levels and a great alternative or addition to traditional strength training.

    50 minutes $140 
// 25 minutes $95

    At-Home Workout

    Meet with one of our certified fitness professionals to develop a personalized program that you can follow at your home or at the gym. You will practice the exercises to ensure correct form and alignment. The instructor will send you home with written materials describing the exercises, complete with illustrations.

    50 minutes $140

    Foam Roller

    Discover the wide uses and benefits of the foam roller, a long dense piece of foam that can be used for everything from spinal alignment to self-massage and core training. In this session, you will learn safe techniques and proper form for any fitness level.

    
50 minutes $125 // 
25 minutes $75

    Building Stronger Bones

    Learn the risk factors associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia and discover how to prevent continued loss of bone mass. Then practice safe and effective movements and exercises shown to increase and maintain bone density  levels. This session also teaches which movements to avoid for those with advanced bone loss while providing appropriate alternative exercises.

    
50 minutes $140 
// 25 minutes $95

    Pilates Matwork

    Pilates is a unique system of exercises developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen and tone muscles, improve posture, provide flexibility and balance, and create a more streamlined physique.

    50 minutes $125 // 
25 minutes $75

    Perfect Posture to Align & Strengthen

    In this session, your seated and standing posture alignment will be assessed to determine any current postural concerns. With balanced strength and stretching exercises, you’ll learn and practice proper body alignment. This session  might include use of the stability ball, foam roller or resistance bands to adjust imbalances and develop strong and supportive muscles.

    50 minutes $125 
// 25 minutes $75

    Balance Training

    Balance is a key component of overall health and fitness. Improve performance of everyday activities by practicing movements to challenge your balance and strengthen your lower body.

    50 minutes $105 // 
25 minutes $60

    Stability Ball Training

    The stability ball is a fun fitness aid that builds total body and core strength and increases your flexibility and balance. You will learn how to incorporate the ball into your fitness routine and how to choose the appropriate stability ball for your height.

    50 minutes $105 
// 25 minutes $60

    Focus on Flexibility

    Improve your posture, increase your range of motion and experience the fluidity of movement that comes from adding stretching exercises to your daily fitness program.

    50 minutes $105 // 
25 minutes $60

    Personal Training Workout

    A certified fitness professional will direct you through a strength training and/or cardiovascular workout. We rovide the knowledge, direction and motivation; you provide the participation and perspiration.

    50 minutes $105
 // 25 minutes $60

Helpful Information about Private Instruction

The expert staff at Lake Austin Spa Resort can customize a program designed to meet your individual fitness needs and goals.

These are offered in addition to the daily group classes that are included in every overnight package. If your package includes a spa and fitness allowance, it may be used toward any of these services.

All overnight packages with a Spa and Fitness Allowance include a 20% Service Charge. A 20% Service Charge will be added to all a la carte personal services. Service charge covers many aspects of your visit including gratuities for personal services.

We require a minimum of a 12-hour notice for cancellation of personal instruction. If your session is cancelled with less than a 12-hour notice, 100% of the instruction will be charged to your account. Prices and services are subject to change and all personal instruction sessions are based on availability.