PHOENIX - Travelers are serious about their exercise and fitness classes today, expecting not only the latest evolutions but a lot of them. And the Arizona Biltmore ( has stepped up to the plate with a dynamic new Fitness Program offering a wide spectrum of choices and innovative options to meet every guest's expectations.

Seven days a week, guests can choose a class or activity that fits their needs, goals or even mood, from Power Fit and Cardio Kickboxing to Yoga Booty Ballet and Sculpt and Abs.  With its location adjacent a nature reserve, the Arizona Biltmore' Fitness Program also includes a variety of hikes and rides.  Guest may opt for a Mountain Hike, Mountain Bike Tour, Sunset ike in theinHike or Desert Walk in the beautiful Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

"The fitness world is constantly evolving with the introduction of exciting new ideas and creative variations on existing popular exercise routines," said General Manager David Kirken.  "At the Arizona Biltmore, we developed a new Fitness Program with an array of options to meet the needs and wants of all our guests. The program taps the latest trends as well as includes familiar routines, and offers everything from the challenging to light workouts."

The Arizona Biltmore's new Fitness Program includes:

Cardio Kickboxing: Action-packed class focusing on basic kickbox moves combined with high- and low-impact aerobics.

Desert Walk: During this two-mile walk up to the desert, guests will learn about desert plants and wildlife all while receiving a wonderful light morning workout.

HIIT:  A speedy and intense 35-minute workout of short interval periods and power sets, followed by a cool-down stretch and simple breathing exercises.

Hydro Fit:  A cutting-edge, incredible total body workout in the deep end of the Catalina Pool.

Kick, Punch & Crunch: A cardiovascular workout using kickboxing techniques and choreography mixed with sports drills to build muscles in the legs, arms and abs.

Mountain Bike Tour: A guided tour in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve lasting 2 to 3 hours.

Mountain Hike Tour:  A guided hike in the Preserve open to all levels of fitness lasting 2 to 3 hours, with transportation to the base of the mountain.

Pilates: Mat class of movements that increase flexibility and build core strength, with body weight used for resistance in various positions.

Power Fit:  Low-impact conditioning and toning of the entire body to improve power, muscular endurance, balance, cardiovascular fitness and overall agility.

Restorative Yoga:  Precise movements gently work the muscles and slowly stretch connective tissues, restoring flexibility, strength and balance to the body.

Sculpt and Abs: Resistance training utilizing resistance balls, weighted balls, dumbbells, and bands to target the abs and other areas.

Strength, Tone, Align & Relax: Weight-bearing movements using dumbbells to not only tone muscles but stabilize bones and joints, and finishing with a relaxing stretch.

Sunset Hike: Hike from the Biltmore to the Mountain Preserve Trail through the majestic Arizona desert to witness a gorgeous Southwestern sunset.

Tennis Clinic: Improve overall tennis skills with this 60-minute clinic with the Biltmore's USPTA certified pro.

Yoga: A class for all levels that can be modified accordingly using posture, breathing and meditation to improve strength, flexibility and stamina.

Yoga Booty Ballet:  A beginner-friendly class fusing yoga, cardio dance and ballet.

Zumba: A fun cardio workout with dancing, stretching and moving to the beat of Latin music.

Marian Gerlich / Ed Placidi
P&G Communications
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Sarah Moran
PR & Marketing Manager
Arizona Biltmore
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About the Arizona Biltmore
The Arizona Biltmore has been an Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, when it was crowned the "Jewel of the Desert."  The legendary Grand Dame remains one of the most recognized resorts in the world for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architectural style, luxurious facilities, and storied history as a playground of the rich and famous.  Nestled on 39 acres at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the legendary resort offers: 740 guest accommodations; full-service Spa, Salon and Fitness Center; two 18-hole PGA golf courses; six restaurants and lounges; eight swimming pools. The Arizona Biltmore is a Waldorf Astoria Resort®

The warm days and pleasant evenings in fall and winter are perfect for enjoying all the pleasures of the Arizona Biltmore. Swim in eight pools (including the spectacular Paradise Pool with its 92-foot-long water slide), play on seven lit tennis courts, and enjoy a lit basketball court, life-size lawn chess, croquet and bocce ball. The 22,000-square-foot spa has an extensive menu of treatments and therapies from countries and cultures worldwide that use only natural elements and ingredients. The fitness center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.  Eat poolside at the Cabana Club Restaurant & Bar, or enjoy casual bistro fare at The Café, Arizona comfort food at Frank & Albert's, and classic favorites reinvented for today's tastes at Wright's at The Biltmore. Sip the latest cocktails - or the iconic Tequila sunrise that was created at the Arizona Biltmore - at the resort's two lounges.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
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