Resort Ready Fitness Tips


Resort Ready Fitness Tips

The fitness gurus at Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offer workout tips for staying motivated during “margarita season” and rocking those swimsuits, sundresses and tank tops (no, it’s not too late to make a difference this summer!).

Shoulder tips from Misty Hyman, swim coach and Olympic Gold Medalist in the 200-meter butterfly:

“Shoulder stability is key to any workout that involves the upper body, especially swimming. You can prevent injury and get shoulders you are proud to bare in your tank top by externally and internally rotating your shoulders with moderate resistance. I recommend using a stretch cord or small dumbbells with your arm bent at a 90 degree angle. Keep the resistance moderate and work up to 2-3 sets of 15 on each side.”

Core tips for better posture and balance from Kara Thomas, wellness and fitness manager:

“Move into a plank position on forearms with your elbows under your shoulders and palms flat, keeping your inner thighs together. Pull your navel in to engage ab muscles and prevent arching your lower back. Inhale, and bend your right knee, pointing your foot to the sky, then exhale and pull your abs in tight. Inhale again, then exhale and release your foot back to the floor. Repeat sequence five times on each side.”

Stretching tips from Mike Masood, personal trainer and award-winning fitness program developer:

“Extend your legs and lean forward to stretch your hamstrings and lower back. To stretch tired neck muscles, gently bend your neck from side-to-side as if you’re trying to touch your ear to your shoulder. Hold each stretch for 3 breaths (approximately 15-20 seconds).”