Resort Fitness Center Scottsdale Arizona

Experience one of the best fitness resorts in Arizona, where all Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors have degrees or certification in their specialty. Whether you are just beginning or looking to enhance your current program, our health and fitness professionals have the expertise to help you achieve your goals.

Nurture your body at our celebrated spa and fitness resort.

Kara Thomas

Kara Thomas Kara Thomas, Sanctuary's fitness & wellness manager, is a former TV fitness personality and writer for "First Stretch" for Fox and CBS in the Midwest. Among her creations are the Pilates for Life Core Fitness program, the Happy Heart Recipes for Wellness program, the 50-Minute Fitness Retreat DVD featured in Pilates Style Magazine, and a new Weight Management Retreat.

Kara is a nationally certified Pilates instructor, certified fitness nutrition coach, certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. She has specialty training in injury prevention, post rehab fitness, exercise for osteoporosis and arthritis, Hatha Yoga for back pain, and Pilates for Athletes. Her training also includes dance choreography and certification from NETA, ACE, NESTA, STOTT, Balance Body and more.

Mike Masood

Mike Masood A personal trainer since 1994, Mike Masood is a certified flexibility specialist and ACE certified trainer who has also taught physical education, coached women's high school lacrosse, and coached his sons in NYS football. He enjoys hiking, running and weight training, as well as spending time with his four boys.

From professional athletes to people with specific medical conditions, Mike has trained the spectrum and developed a philosophy of postural re-education. Feeling that muscular imbalances may lead to poor posture and injury, Mike works to make exercise meaningful to each client, believing that "you're only as good as your last session."

Misty Hyman

Misty Hyman Misty Hyman, a Phoenix native and Stanford graduate, is best known for her victory at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where she emerged as the underdog to win the 200-meter butterfly. Known as a pioneer in the sport for her innovative underwater dolphin kick, Misty earned 13 US national titles and five NCAA national titles along with numerous other honors.

She's also earned a reputation in the swimming community as a superb instructor and motivational speaker. Her vast knowledge comes from two decades of competitive swimming for two of America's top swim coaches, and her friendly and encouraging personality has made Misty one of the premier swim instructors in the country.