8 Reasons to Ski at Keystone Colorado

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Located in the White River National Forest, just a little more than an hour from Denver, you will find Keystone, home to three magnificent mountain peaks: Dercum Mountain, North Peak and the Outback. Keystone includes more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across 135 trails that are accessed by 20 chairlifts. There’s something magical about this resort for families, friends or loved ones. I took two out of my three kids last month, and it was one of the most EPIC ski experiences and favorite family vacations ever! Head over to Healthy Travel Magazine for 8 reasons why to put Keystone Colorado at the TOP of your MUST ski and visit list:


One special reason to note on my list is the amazing staff at Keystone. If you’re looking for a ski destination to feel right at home, the staff at each end of Keystone–from restaurant employees to shuttle drivers and those working the gondolas–will consistently greet you with a smile. The Keystone Ski School offers adult, women-only, children’s and private lessons for the ultimate ski learning experience. You will find the best of the best service with a smile at the resort. Thank you to everyone we met in Keystone and special shout-outs to the lovely Stephen Hicks and Elizabeth Peacock! We thank you so very much!

Keystone Colorado

800-328-1323; keystoneresort.com


Is Cardio Drumming the New Travel Workout Trend?

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Have you heard of Cardio Drumming? From Wisconsin to Mexico, I continue to see this new workout trend in some of the greatest high-end spa resorts. Check some of my favorites:

1. Here’s what Grand Geneva  in Wisconsin is drumming up:

To spice up workout routines, Grand Geneva has added POUND®  classes to their workout schedule. POUND® / Fit Ball fuses the most challenging series of core, leg and upper body conditioning moves with cardio interval training, and most importantly – fun. During this class, guests will use the fit ball as a large drum, using a set of fit sticks to turn into a calorie-torching drummer – pounding off the pounds as each song flies by. Grand Geneva also offers Body Pump, Cycling, Tabata, Piloxing, Zumba, Step Hit Up, CariOMG and Aqua classes.

2. If you head to Mexico, you’ll also dance to the beat of your own drum at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico:

A Ranch favorite, Cardio Drumming is an upbeat, fun workout that has fitness goers burning calories by using drum sticks and workout balls, as they sweat it out during a choreographed dance routine. Guests get a full workout as they pound out a beat and find their rhythm to the high-energy mix. No drumming experience necessary.

3. Try Drums Alive at Red Mountain Resort in Saint George, Utah:

This rhythmic, cardiovascular workout is also a powerful stress reducer. It’a total blast!

4. Don’t miss Cardio Drumming at Miraval Resort in Tuscon, Arizona:

This heart-pounding fitness class gets you moving to a beat you may have not known is inside you. This class uses principles from movement therapy, music and sound therapy, fitness and rhythmic education for a mind and body workout you won’t forget.