Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Just My Nature! with Carol Tuttle

Join Energist Carol Tuttle at Red Mountain Resort & Spa Sept. 22-23.

Carol Tuttle is the best-selling author of "Remembering Wholeness: A Personal Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century" and "It's Just My Nature! A Guide to Knowing and Living Your True Nature." She is the creator of Energy Profiling, an intuitive personality profiling system that is based in scientific principles. Carol has been a personal development pioneer and lifestyle coach for over 20 years. Carol has assisted thousands of people in developing their true nature to optimize their gifts and talents to create a high level of personal freedom and wealth in all areas of their lives.

The Science of Energy Profiling: The 4 Expressions of Human Nature
September 22

This class will introduce you to the four elements that create everything in the Nature Kingdom and also influence the four expressions of Human Nature. You will discover what your natural gifts and talents are, your strengths and "so called" perceived weaknesses. You will be able to identify your truest nature using Carol's groundbreaking Energy Profiling system. You are sure to view your world through a new set of lenses after spending this hour with Carol.

The Science of Body Profiling: What is Your Body Saying About Who You Are?
September 23

There is a parallel between your personality traits and your physical traits. Carol will teach you what your face and body language is saying about who you really are. You will begin to learn the art of facial analysis to learn more about other people's true nature. With this insight you are able to communicate more effectively and have greater rapport with others. Energy Profiling and Body Profiling has assisted thousands of people in developing more harmony and understanding in their marriages, parenting and even careers.

Private Energy Profiling Readings
Private readings with Carol include a personal Energy Profile including an Energy Draping to determine your true Type and a personal Body Profile assessment. Learn your dominant Energy Type to learn more about yourself and others and how to create more harmony in your life. Readings are 30 minutes and are $150.

About Carol
Carol Tuttle is recognized worldwide for her innovative and groundbreaking books and self-help tools. Considered a Master Life Coach, Carol provides a strong foundation to give each student a rewarding experience in self-discovery that can never be experienced in other programs. Her remarkable intuitive insights and teachings give you access to understandings and acceptance of yourself in unparalleled ways.

To sign-up contact the Concierge at 435.652.5724 or 877.246.HIKE (4453).

Complimentary and open to all guests.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Positive Energy and Beliefs = Positive Impact

By Anese Cavanaugh, Guest Blogger

Simple leadership musings from the trenches: energy & impact

We’re having an impact in every moment – what that impact is is totally up to us – it is a choice. “They may not remember what you did, they may not remember what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” The energy and beliefs that you bring to your life, your relationships, and your organization are showing up as impact in one way or another – intended or unintended. If something’s working – or something’s not – a great place to start is to evaluate the energy you’re bringing and the beliefs you’re holding. No matter how great we are at something, if the energy underneath it, and the way we make others feel, is negative, we’ve lost a big opportunity for creating trust, connection, and sustainable positive impact.

Anese will be at Red Mountain Resort & Spa on October 14-16. For more information on her "Leading With Boots On™" event, visit our website.

About Anese
Anese Cavanaugh, President of Dare To Engage, Inc., Founder of Bootist Leadership®, and mother of two, gets people "in their boots." Using energy, mindset, mission and action, cornerstones of her "Bootist" philosophy, she helps forward-thinking individuals and organizations create positive energy, successful relationships, congruent leadership, and joyful results - wherever they go.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yes, Sweat the Small Stuff


By Dr. Brad Crump, Health Services Manager

A healthy and effective detoxification program involves many supportive strategies from nutrition and supplementation to stress management and reducing our environmental exposures. One area that is sometimes overlooked is the importance and benefit of sweating.

Sweating helps to support the function of our nervous system, lowers stress, helps to remove harmful chemicals such as pesticides and even heavy metals through the skin, can support healthy blood sugar levels and can, of course, help us burn more calories and support metabolic rate.

The best ways to support healthy detoxification through sweating should include exercise, saunas or steam bath as well as infrared sauna. These are safe and convenient ways to support healthy elimination of toxins. They can also be very relaxing!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Iyengar Yoga Workshop at Red Mountain

Join us at Red Mountain Resort & Spa for a special Iyengar Yoga workshop with expert instructor Nancy Stechert on September 17–19. This weekend of Yoga classes is designed to stabilize and strengthen experienced Yoga students.

Workshops include:

Stabilizing the Pelvis & Strengthening the Spine
Friday, Sept. 17, 4:00-6:30 pm

Standing Poses: Restoring Balance Connection & Strength in the Whole Body
Saturday, Sept. 18, 9:00-11:30 am

Inverted & Restorative Poses for Emotional Balance
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:00-4:30 pm

Opening the Heart: Finding the Strength & Compassion of an Open Heart Through Backbends & Forward Bends
Sunday, Sept. 19 9:00-11:30 am

This 3-day/2-night Iyengar Yoga Workshop Package starts at $465 per person based on double occupancy in our Deluxe Accommodations.

To reserve your room and place in the workshop, please contact Lori Munk at lmunk@redmtn.com or call 435.652.5706 or 800.944.3488.

Package includes:
  • Four Iyengar Sessions

  • Daily Guided Morning Hikes

  • Three Delicious & Nutritious Meals Daily

  • Deluxe Accommodations

  • Unlimited Fitness Classes

  • Healthy Life Classes & Events at the Wellness Center

  • Personal Discovery Activities

  • Eat Well, Feel Well Cooking Demonstrations

  • Complimentary In-Room High-Speed Internet

  • Use of Resort Amenities including Indoor and Seasonal Outdoor Pools, Bicycles, Walking Trails, Strength & Cardio Studios

Guests not staying at Red Mountain may sign up for workshops individually through Sagestone Spa & Salon at 435.652.5736. Participate in all 4 workshops for $169, or a single workshop for $45.

About Nancy
Nancy Crum Stechert began practicing yoga in 1976 in San Francisco. She holds a Senior Intermediate level certificate in the Iyengar method. She made her first trip to India to study with the Iyengars in 1983. She founded the Colorado School of Yoga in 1987 and the International Yoga Center of Tokyo in 1993 and the Yoga Tree in Colorado in 2006.

She has taught in the Iyengar centers in San Francisco and New York and served as an assessor for the Iyengar certification process for several years. She has served as president of IMIYA, a regional Iyengar association, and was Treasurer of the national Iyengar Association in its beginning. Nancy attends and serves with the few other senior teachers for the Iyengars when they come to the United States for their conferences. For the last seven years, she has conducted teacher-training classes in Colorado. Nancy also holds assessment trainings at her studio for teacher trainees who come from all over the world.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Benefits of Yoga

When incorporating Yoga into your life, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits:

Yoga Benefits for the Physical Body
  • Increases flexibility.

  • Increases lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons.

  • Massages and stimulates the organs and glands of the body.

  • Detoxifies the body by flushing out toxins.

  • Increases muscle tone and strength.

Yoga Benefits for the Mind & Spirit
  • Reduces stress.

  • Introduces the harmonization of the mind and body.

  • Improves emotional wellness.

  • Improves self esteem.

  • Increases clarity of mind.

Experience a full week of Yoga at Red Mountain Resort & Spa. We are offering 36 different yoga classes, lectures and workshops as well as daily guided hikes and a variety of fitness classes. Let us create the environment you need to clear your mind, strengthen your body and lengthen your muscles. Inner peace and happiness is your gift to yourself as you progress through the week. Click to view our daily schedule for class times and descriptions.These extra activities are complimentary to our Signature and Life-Enhancing Package guests.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Core Strengthening Exercise


Torso Twists
Hold your hands together at chest level. Keep your knees and hips squared forward; gently twist to the left, tightening the abs as you twist. Return back to center and repeat to the right side. (8-12 repetitions)

Friday, August 20, 2010

What Do I Need to Take On a Hike?


At Red Mountain Resort & Spa, we enjoy year-round hiking in the red rocks. For summer hiking in the desert, be sure to take the following items to make your hike as safe and enjoyable as possible.

  1. Water
    We can’t stress enough to drink lots of water - at least 8 ounces every 15 minutes. Don't wait until you are thirsty to drink. By then, you could be on your way to dehydration.

  2. Hat & Sunglasses
    A good pair of sunglasses and hat are great protection for your eyes. Even your eyeballs can get burned by the sun or glare off of rocks and sand.

  3. Sunscreen
    Apply sunscreen before starting your hike and reapply it every few hours.

  4. Lightweight, Light-colored Clothing & Proper Footwear
    Dress for the hike. The desert is hot with little protection from the sun. Light-colored clothing reflects the sun's rays. Also, be sure to wear proper footwear. Yes, it’s sandy, but you’re not on the beach. Leave the flip flops in the car and wear lightweight hiking boots that give you good ankle support and stability on potentially loose and rocky terrain.

  5. Snacks with Salt & Sugar
    As well as drinking lots of water, you should be snacking on food containing salt and sugar to compensate for electrolyte loss from sweating.

  6. Personal First Aid Kit

  7. A Planned Route
    Before going on any hike, plan your route. Getting lost can be very dangerous.

  8. Tell Someone Your Hiking Plan
    Always tell someone where you are going and when you will return. If you haven’t returned by the expected time, someone knows where to look for you. Don’t depend upon a cell phone. You may be out of range for service.

  9. Small Trash Bag
    What do you do with those apple cores, banana peels and other refuse from your snacking? Hopefully, you remembered to bring a small plastic bag to practice your "Leave No Trace" ethics by packing out what you pack in.

  10. Camera
    Finally, take your camera, as every hike has its "Kodak" moment and you want to bring those memories back to share with others.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Don't Just Sit There! Stretch!


Hamstring & Calf Stretch
Sit towards the front edge of your chair. Straighten your legs, and pull your toes towards your shins. Lean forward with your hands on the tops of your thighs for support (flexing at your hip joints).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Personal Trainer


By Kim Watters, Fitness Manager

Hiring a personal trainer is just that, it’s personal. You will be spending a lot of one-on-one time with this person, so look for someone you can respect, trust and genuinely like.

Here are some questions to help you get started.
  1. What certifications do you have?
    Some reputable certification associations include the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and American Council on Exercise (ACE). There is plenty of information online if you choose to research these organizations or any others.

  2. Do you stay up-to-date with what’s new in the fitness industry?
    You will want someone who continues to educate themselves no matter how long they have been a trainer.

  3. What is your training philosophy?
    Look for answers including how they plan to motivate you, and how they assess their clients.

  4. Do you have references from current clients?
    Take the time to contact a few of these clients; talking to just one could be misleading.

  5. Where do you train your clients?
    If you want to train at your gym, at home or outside make sure your trainer can accommodate your needs. Some trainers will expect you to get a membership at their gym and this will be an additional cost to you.

There are a variety of personal trainers available, so whether you want your trainer to be a drill sergeant, nurturer or cheerleader choose wisely. You will depend on them to educate you, motivate you and help you reach your goals.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Get Up and Move!


Straight Leg Lift: Stand in front of a desk to hold on to for balance. Bend forward from the hips and extend your right leg back with your toes touching the floor. Lift your leg upward with the knee and toes pointing down and hold 2-3 seconds. Repeat with the left leg. 8-12 repetitions. If your lower back arches you may be lifting your leg too high.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

September Activities at Red Mountain Resort & Spa


September is filled with activities. We hope you can join the fun.

September 3-6 Release & Renew
Cindy Clemens, Red Mountain Life Coach
Reconnect with what is really important in your life and learn how to eliminate the energy drains and distractions getting in your way.

September 3-7 Finding Your Life Purpose
Todd Hershey, Master Clairvoyant
S.A.G.E. (Self Awakening & Growth Experience) is a new evolution in personal understanding that will give you an understanding to the answer of the purpose of your life.

September 5–12 Detoxification & Renewal
Dr. Brad Crump, Red Mountain Health Services Manager
Improve mind, body and spirit while learning healthy methods to rid your body of toxins.

September 8–12 Emotional Fitness
Andrea Hanson, Red Mountain Energist
Witness and experience the profound emotional peace and freedom that can be attained through this multi-cultural, multi-dimensional emotional fitness approach to healing.

September 17–19 Iyengar Yoga Workshop
Nancy Stechert
Join Nancy for a weekend of Yoga classes designed to stabilize and strengthen experienced Yoga students.

September 19-26 Detoxification & Renewal
Dr. Brad Crump, Red Mountain Health Services Manager
Improve mind, body and spirit while learning healthy methods to rid your body of toxins.

September 19-26 Fitness Boot Camp
Kim Watters, Red Mountain Fitness Manager
Your mission is to find fitness activities that you'll love so much you stick with your commitment for improved health.

September 22-24 It's Just My Nature!
Carol Tuttle, Energist and Author
Carol's remarkable intuitive insights and teachings give you access to understanding and accpetance of yourself in unparalleled ways.

September 26-October 1 Life Compass Retreat
Cindy Clemens, Red Mountain Life Coach
Helps you find the direction you want your life to take and gives you the tools to get started.

September 26-October 3 Weight Loss & More!
Dr. Brad Crump, Red Mountain Health Services Manager
Sustainable weight loss is achievable when you have the right tools and know how to make good choices.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

What is Detox at Red Mountain?

By Dr. Brad Crump, Health Services Manager

There is a dramatic and powerful connection between your mind and body, and between your body and your mind. For this reason, I feel it is important to discuss the benefits of a proper detoxification program as a way to improve not just our physical health but also our emotional wellness.

The role of detoxification in reducing stress and other emotional issues is most effective if we understand the basics of detoxification, which is the process of eliminating foreign substances found in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Without a properly functioning detoxification system (mainly the liver and intestinal track), these unwanted substances (ex. heavy metals) remain “stored” in our tissues such as our body fat and even our brains.

The storage of toxins can often result in many symptoms of emotional distress that according to leading physicians such as Dr. Mark Hyman are classified as “Broken Brains” when in reality they are symptoms of a “Broken Body.” These signs and symptoms are seen as depression, anxiety, stress, mood swings and memory issues, learning disabilities and Autism and ADHD in children.

A healthy detoxification program includes the following for at least thirty days:
  • Eliminate refined and processed foods such as packaged foods and foods high in sugar.

  • Remove from the diet foods considered inflammatory and allergenic such as gluten containing grains i.e. wheat, barley and rye.

  • Eat anti-oxidant rich foods such as colorful fruits and vegetable.

  • Eliminate dairy.

  • Eat only small, cold water fish like salmon and sardines and avoid tuna and swordfish and other large fish due to their heavy metal levels.

  • Supplement with high grade multi-vitamin.

  • Consider supplementing with a medical food designed for supporting detoxification.

Click to find out more about Red Mountain's Detoxification & Renewal Program.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Food for Wellness Week Wrap-Up


We've had a lot of fun this week with our first Food for Wellness Week. Our guests have enjoyed cooking demonstrations on everything from grains and sushi to retaining nutritional values and maximizing flavors without adding calories.

Tomorrow's demo topic is "Re-Energize with Food" and the highlight will be recipes for Green Smoothies, which are very popular right now. Executive Sous Chef Michael Girardot suggests using a ratio of 60% fruit to 40% fresh leafy vegetables. Fresh veggies will have the most nutrients (which is the goal with a green smoothie). Michael's favorite is spinach, with kale running a close second. Other options include celery, chard, romaine, alfalfa (or any type of sprout), parsley, mint, beet greens, Brussels sprouts and collard greens.

  • The addition of vanilla extract helps cut the vegetable flavor.

  • Use a good blender otherwise you will have lumpy smoothies.

  • Try not to use the same vegetable twice in a row. Also, try different combinations.

  • Children love green smoothies - as long as they don’t know what’s in them!

Orange-Pineapple-Spinach Smoothie
Servings: 2

1 Handful Fresh Spinach
1 Cup Fresh Watercress
1/2 Cup Packed Fresh Parsley
3/4 Cup Apple Cider
2 Oranges + Add 1/2 inch piece of the peel
1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
3 Tbsp. Agave Syrup
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Pinch Salt

Thai Banana-Coconut Green Smoothie
Servings: 2

1 Handful Mixed Greens
3/4 Cup Apple Cider
1 Banana
1-1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Packed Fresh Parsley
1/4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Pinch Salt
2 Kaffir Lime Leaves
1 tsp. Cardamom (optional)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wild or Farmed?


By Dale Van Sky, Executive Chef

When planning new menus or nightly market fish specials, I mostly choose wild fish that is sustainable. A good source for researching the sustainability of seafood is the Monterey Bay Aquarium website.

However, if I choose a farmed fish, I first research the farming methods that are used. Some farms use growth hormones to increase production and food coloring pellets to achieve a more natural flesh color. I look for farms that do not use hormones and have a natural water circulatory system (pulling water from the ocean that circulates through the ponds and is then released back into the ocean).

The Monterey Bay Aquarium website will also provide you with information on how frequently you should consume seafood and mercury levels.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Emotional Fitness: Sound Impossible?

By Andrea Becky Hanson, CEHP, ACEP Certified Energy Health Practitioner

Emotional Fitness is the state of being that allows you to be intimately connected and involved in all aspects of your life and maintain your sense of inner peace, strength and balance.

Sound impossible? I think all will agree that in these amazing and intense times, we need amazing, quick and effective ways to deal with the immense pressure of the energy, information and choices we must deal with on a daily basis. Whether you just have vague feelings of discontent and dissatisfaction or are overcome and overwhelmed by negative emotions and thoughts, you can benefit from the Emotional Fitness Energy Therapy Technique. Often times, this technique works when many other attempts at health and wellness have failed.

As a certified energy therapist, I skillfully and compassionately provide private consultations and retreats that allow you to experience the integrated combination of the contemporary Energy Therapy and the ancient practices of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. I believe this combination is the answer to optimum health and wellness.

An Energy Therapy session will help you learn and understand why repeated attempts to resolve problems have failed in the past. You will also receive the rich learning and understanding you need to finally be free of negative emotions and thoughts. You can delete the concepts of struggling and suffering from your vocabulary and from you life with the experience and application of the Emotional Fitness Technique.

To learn more about this subject, visit my Merging Rivers website or join us for an Emotional Fitness Retreat at Red Mountain Resort & Spa.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Five Healthful Work Lunches


By Reema Sayegh, PhD

In an ideal world, every meal would be made from scratch, with organic, local ingredients, and eaten slowly in stress-free surroundings in order to promote ultimate health and wellness. Since most of us do not live in that utopian world, what follows is a realistic list of five work lunches that strive for good nutrition we can find in our local grocery store.

Number One: Fish Salad in a Pita Pocket
Water-packed albacore tuna or sockeye salmon makes a tasty base for a healthful version of a childhood favorite. Add some omega-3 mayonnaise, lemon juice, sliced pickles or low-sodium dill relish, chopped celery and maybe some red onion and edamame, mix together in a bowl, and stuff into a whole grain pita pocket, perhaps lined with some avocado and lettuce. If the omega-3 mayonnaise is not readily available, try Greek yogurt with a little agave or Stevia mixed in to provide the creamy mayonnaise texture without all the sat fat.

Number Two: Mixed Greens Chicken Caesar Salad
A bed of organic spring mix lettuces replaces romaine lettuce for a more nutrient dense version of traditional Caesar salad greens. Add some rotisserie chicken from your market’s deli (minus the skin!), onions, part-skim fresh Parmesan cheese (the pre-grated packaged kind often has mold inhibitors and anti-caking ingredients) and a natural Caesar dressing such as Newman’s or Annie’s “Goddess” dressing, toss in some raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds for crunch, and ta-da, you have Caesar salad.

Number Three: Sliced Apples & Almond Butter
If lunch can mean a 15-minute break during a hectic day, you can still eat. Chiquita and Dole are two brands of several that feature bags of pre-washed, pre-cut, individually bagged apples. Grab a bag or two, along with some single-serving packets of natural almond or peanut butter, combine and enjoy.

Number Four: Vegan Wrap
A sprouted grain tortilla makes a lovely no-refined-carb blanket for some avocado slices, fresh sprouts (try the spicier broccoli or radish sprouts for a change from alfalfa), tomatoes, onions and spinach leaves. Drizzle some olive oil and Ume plum vinegar for a tangy, somewhat salty flavor, wrap and go.

Number Five: Greek Yogurt Parfait
Several national brands feature protein-rich Greek yogurt, which boasts a creamier, smoother flavor and texture superior to that of its traditional cousin. Add your favorite berries or sliced peaches, some natural, honey- or agave-sweetened granola, a sprinkle of ground flaxseed meal, and you have a balanced, refreshing treat.

Eat and Enjoy!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Release & Renew at Red Mountain

By Life Coach Cindy Clemens

We can get so busy working in our lives that is becomes difficult to set aside some time to work on our lives. The release and renew ritual is a great way to enjoy taking a strategic view of your life and to help you stay on course.

The process is quite simple – once a quarter schedule an hour to go to your favorite spot and jot down a few ideas in a notebook or journal.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself and areas to explore:

Start by identifying and releasing the mistakes along with the fears and worries that have held you back. Record any mistakes you made, admit that you are human and find the lesson to be learned from the situation. As John Kennedy wisely observed, “mistakes are only failures if we fail to learn from them.” Sometimes the best learning opportunities come from mistakes.

As for the fears and worries that cropped up over the past three months, take away their power by affirming your truth – that you are smart, talented and capable. Write down five successes you had over the past three months and remind yourself that you really are good at solving challenges and gathering resources. Spend a few minutes recalling and recording the help and guidance that came your way over the past few months and affirm that it will continue as you move forward.

Speaking of what you want in your life, give some thought to your plan for the next three months and where you will spend your time and energy. Create a list of no more that five items you will put your focus onto over the next quarter. This is your YES List, and it helps to print it out, post it on your computer, bulletin board or bathroom mirror. Making it visible will remind you to use it when making decisions about how to spend your time and energy.

During the next quarter, notice when you feel drawn to review your previous journal entries, record something that has manifested around your YES List or celebrate a victory over the nagging fears and worries. Spring is an especially powerful time of the year for this process since there is so much new energy bursting out of the earth. Take advantage of the natural urge to release the old layer and renew the new path unfolding in your life.

Click to learn more about Cindy and the Release & Renew retreat at Red Mountain Resort & Spa.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August Recipe of the Month

@Redmountainspa #recipe

Lime Pots de Crème (6 servings)

1/3 Cup Key Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Fructose
4 Whole Eggs
1/2 Cup 2% Milk

  1. Blend all items on high 2-3 minutes.

  2. Divide into six ramekins.

  3. Place ramekins in 2” full pan.

  4. Fill with hot water level to the crème.

  5. Bake 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Chill.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Red Mountain Yoga Week - Aug. 22-28

Experience a full week of Yoga at Red Mountain Resort and Spa. We are offering 36 different yoga classes, lectures and workshops as well as daily guided hikes and a variety of fitness classes. Let us create the environment you need to clear your mind, strengthen your body and lengthen your muscles. Inner peace and happiness is your gift to yourself as you progress through the week. Here are some additional benefits you can look forward to:

Yoga Benefits for the Physical Body
  • Increases flexibility.

  • Increases lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons.

  • Massages and stimulates the organs and glands of the body.

  • Detoxifies the body by flushing out toxins.

  • Increases muscle tone and strength.

Yoga Benefits for the Mind & Spirit
  • Reduces stress.

  • Introduces the harmonization of the mind and body.

  • Improves emotional wellness.

  • Improves self esteem.

  • Increases clarity of mind.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Meet Cindy Boyce, Fitness Instructor


Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Current town: Santa Clara, Utah

Age: I am the young age of 45.

Birthday: July 23

Favorite color: orange

Favorite sport to watch: I love to watch basketball because it is a fast moving game. I like to watch football as well if it is the Rams and they are winning (which hasn’t been for a very long time).

Favorite fitness activity: I love fitness period, but because I am a dancer by trade if I had to choose, dance would be at the top of my list! Water is a close second!

How long at Red Mountain: I have worked four wonderful years at Red Mountain, and I have loved every minute of it because of the people. The employees and the guests are amazing. It makes my job — if you want to call it a job — the best place to work!

Favorite spa treatment: I love massages! I also love facials. Anytime I get some time to pamper myself, I love to take the opportunity to enjoy a treatment. Red Mountain massage therapists are wonderful—I always try a new massage therapist and each one has their own unique approach which means I never get bored by my treatment.

Favorite fitness class offered at RM: I am a little biased because I believe each class has something to improve overall wellness and fitness. I enjoy a cardio class like Boot Camp or Cross Training Cardio to challenge my overall cardio. I like Total Body Conditioning and Core Classes to improve my strength. If you want deep core and to find a sense of center, Pilates is where it is at! How about a cool way to cross train with resistance in a water class—it is the best! Are you sore and need to regenerate your soul? Stretch, Yoga, Meditation or any Chi class is the ticket for anyone and everyone!! Come dance with us in a Nia, Zumba, Cardio Salsa, or Hip Hop — let’s jam!

Family info? Married? Kids? Pets? I am married to the love of my life, Chad, and we have four beautiful children — Jordan 20, Jessica 17, Jill 14, Jackson 9 and Marshall, our little dog.

Favorite vacation spot:Our favorite vacation spot is Lake Powell. We love to boat, ski, wakeboard and ride the “death tube.” We also have had some great times cruising the Mexican Riviera and going to Disney World.

Favorite thing about working at RM: I have had some great moments at Red Mountain, but I think working with the weight loss guests and seeing how we have changed their lives is the most rewarding.

Favorite food: Salad is my favorite food and Red Mountain has the best salad bar ever. It is always so fresh and has my favorite dressing...apple cider dressing.

Favorite indulgence: My favorite things in life have to include my family, dancing, massages, frozen yogurt and time to myself by a pool.

College? I graduated from Brigham Young University in Dance.

Is there one thing at RM that you haven’t done that you want to? I have not gone horseback riding or Kayaking and have always wanted to try it.

Favorite book or movie that is related to health, wellness or fitness? When it comes to movies I love musicals...the dancing, the singing...you can’t get anymore fitness-oriented than that with any other type of movie.

I love to read fitness magazines because they always have some good things I can learn, so I can keep our guests up on the latest and greatest ways to workout.

Favorite quote? “Try a little harder to be a little better.” This is a quote I live by in everything I do!

Anything else you’d like to share? I believe life is worth living. We need to get out and enjoy life to its fullest. In order to do that, we need to take care of our bodies. If we take care of ourselves first, we will be able to manage the world around us better. We will be better parents, spouses, children, friends, neighbors and associates. Life is a Gift and today is the Present — no better time than the present to enjoy the gift we have been given!!