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 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

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.