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September 2014

September 22-28, 2014
Quench!  Water Program
Come on in….The water is fine!

Get your cardio on the lake! Our Stand Up and Paddle classes will help keep your spirits afloat while you paddle to improve your health and well being on scenic Lake Austin.

Or, develop balance and harmony between your breath and body as you move through the water with grace and ease in our  Water Relaxation class.

Be inspired to bring out your personal best with guest water athletes that will share their moving stories of motivation.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Bring Out Your Best!
With Special Guest:  Katie Spotz-Water Adventurer-Endurance Athlete

After 70 days alone at sea, 22 year-old Katie Spotz became the youngest person ever to row an ocean solo. No stranger to overcoming challenges, Katie has run across desserts, cycled across America, and is the first person to swim the 325-mile Allegheny River.

As part of the challenge, Katie partnered with the Blue Planet Run Foundation to help the billion people gain access to safe drinking water for life. To date, Katie has raised enough funds to help over 3,000 people gain access to safe water with over $100,000 secured for safe drinking water projects.

Katie’s story has been featured on CBS Morning Show, CBS Evening News, World News with Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper 360, New York Times, NPR, PBS News Hour, and the Discovery Channel.


Additional class examples and instructors include but are not limited to:

Sandy Erickson, AS
AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Certification, YMCA Arthritis Foundation Water Certification
Water and Fitness Instructor for 25+ years and known as the “Water Whisperer” at the Resort.
Sandy’s specialties are Aqua Flow and Stretch and Water Works Blast!

Aqua Flow and Stretch includes gentle, flowing moves that uses the therapeutic power of water for emotional release and physical relief of stress and pain.  Even those who cannot swim or are apprehensive about being in the water learn to feel comfortable in the supportive, placid waters.

Water Works Blast incorporates aqua equipment “toys” such as noodles, kickboards, water gloves and weights.  The toys are used with the resistance of the water to increase the strength and toning challenge while keeping the workout playful.

Monica Gutierrez
AEA Aquatic Exercise and Aqua Stretch Instructor
Currently co-owner and Aquatic Exercise Instructor at Splash-Gym in Monterrey, Mexico
Monica’s specialties are Aqua Tabata Interval and Hasta la Vista Belly: Aqua Core

Tabata Interval workouts—20-second blast of all-out effort followed by a 10-second recovery is all the rage in studios and gyms because it is self-paced and yields fat burning and conditioning benefits.  Now we’ve brought this format into the water for a workout that will leave you breathless yet pleasantly refreshed.

Hasta la Vista Belly: Aqua Core Take to the water and perform traditional core exercises in a non-traditional setting.  You’ll pick up “six-pack” abs or a most marvelous midsection.

Sharon Rekieta, PhD
Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer for 30+ years
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialty emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sharon’s signature aqua sessions are Deep Water Training and Floating Relaxation/Meditation.

Deep Water Training is an energizing conditioning and cardio workout that simulates athletic movements such as jogging, jumping over hurdles and cross-country skiing—all performed while wearing a jogging belt that suspends you in the deep water.  The format is similar to programs designed for our Olympic athletes to keep them performance ready while preventing overtraining.

In the Floating Relaxation/Meditation class, participants float comfortably on supportive mats that allow the body to let go and feel the water’s gentle rocking rhythms. Music plays throughout the grand Pool Barn as the carefully selected lyrics engage the heart and stir the consciousness. The body is completely at rest and thoughts become still which allows for a deep meditative journey in an experience that has been described as “magical”.