Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mother Daughter Fitness Week at Movara

I have been trying to get some quality one on one time with all my kids and when my friend Lauretta and I talked about doing a fitness resort together we asked our daughters if they'd like to join us and they were excited! Movara Fitness Resort in Ivins, Utah is amazing! The scenery is gorgeous and facility was top-notch.

In between early morning 2 to 2-1/2 hour hikes and four to five additional daily exercise classes, we spent a couple of hours each day listening to professionals in lectures about nutrition with a dietician, emotional eating and planning strategies with a life coach and many others.

Classes consisted of kickboxing, zumba, hip hop, total body tabatas, boot camp, stretch and core, foam roller, barre, circuit training, H2O, Aqua Zumba, cardio intervals, matterhorn, treading, cinco speed, etc. in three different gyms and the pool with excellent instructors. Sharon was just one of about eight different trainers that worked with us and she was incredible.

We ate our meals in the dining hall or out on the covered patio. I can't even believe how delicious the food was and so low in calories and beautiful presentation.

We could choose a different breakfast option every day (homemade granola was a favorite!) and lunch and dinner menus were set. Unlimited salad bar with homemade dressings which added additional calories. Snacks were also provided twice a day.
Fiesta Enchilada
Chicken Tortilla Soup
London Broil
Buffalo Chicken Salad and Won Ton Soup
Lasagne Rollups

Our Monday morning hike was a fitness evaluation to see which van we'd be assigned the rest of the week. Our group stayed at the very front of the pack with our Boston University friend Dr. Ben. First hike was Sidewinder and it was about 7-1/2 miles round trip.

On Tuesday we chose to kayak at Gunlock reservoir instead of the morning hike. We were the only ones on the lake at 7 am.

Wednesday found us hiking Camelback, not far from Gunlock Reservoir. 

We went into Snow Canyon on Thursday's hike and did Central Park up and down through the petrified dunes. It was a tough one.

Friday we chose the Stop Sign hike which starts at the guard station at the bottom of Snow Canyon and goes through the middle to another guard station. We walked up the 4.3 1,000 ft. elevation climb to the stop sign then turned around and ran the 4.3 miles down.

Saturday's hike was a great way to end the week! We hiked to Kanarraville Falls which I've wanted to do for a long time. The creek was full due to recent rain and it was cold. We spent more time crossing the creek with wet feet and legs than we did out of the water...

I had a great week with Hailey doing things I enjoy most and experiencing some new things as well. The best part of each day was getting outside and enjoying our beautiful world! I hope this becomes an annual trip!!

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