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, Sanctuary's fitness & wellness manager, is a former TV fitness personality and writer for "First Stretch" for Fox and CBS from Ohio. 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. Her fitness tips and programs have also been featured in magazines: Women’s Health, Executive Travel, Shape, Fitness and more
Kara is an NCCA 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, Pilates for Athletes, exercise for osteoporosis and arthritis, Pilates and Yoga for back pain. She also has a background in dance choreography. Specialty certifications and/or advanced training from National Exercise Sports Trainers Association, American Council on Exercise, STOTT, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise Trainers Assoc., Suzanne Gutterson of Eve Gentry Pilates and Balance Body Pilates, PM & R Physical Therapy. Kara is passionate about helping people of all fitness levels. One of her favorite Good Health quotes: ‘A kind word is healing to the bones and a smile is like good medicine’ – proverbs in the Bible
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. Awarded Top Ten World Wide for Fitness Programming by Spa Finders
Mike has developed an Assisted Sports Stretch program and has trained diverse levels of fitness from beginners – professional athletes! He also creates automated weight management programs for our guests to take home with them.
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, 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.