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Enjoy a Stress-Free Holiday in Vail

'Tis the season for marathon shopping, cooking, cleaning and wrapping. The holidays in Vail can be a very stressful time of year for many. As the Athletic Director at Vail's largest fitness training facility in Vail, it's a great time to remember how important excercise is during the holidays.

Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step and also has some direct stress busting benefits. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is often referred to as a runner's high, a game of tennis, squash or raqcetball or a workout or snowshoe can also contribute to this same feeling. It's meditation in motion. After a fast-paced game of racquetball or a hike up the mountain, you'll often find that you've forgotten the day's irritations and concentrated only on your body's movements. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through movement and physical activity, you may find that this focus on a single task, and the resulting energy and optimism, can help you remain calm and clear in everything that you do. It improves your mood. Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. All this can ease your stress levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.

Photo credit: Spin class at Aria Athletic Club helps relieve stress.

This holiday season, take time to excercise or treat yourself to a well-deserved spa treatment at Aria Spa. With a variety of fitness classes and personal trainers, there's no excuse not to.

For more information on fitness in Vail or to become a member at Aria Athletic Club, feel free to contact me anytime.

Get Fit, Stay Healthy!

Dan Timm | Athletic Director Aria Athletic Club and Spa
Vail Cascade Resort
Office 970-479-5961 | Email:

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Aria Yoga: Practive Forgiveness

Aria Club, Vail's largest athletic training center, offers the best Yoga in Vail. Aria Yoga's quote of the month: “The quality of forgivness that burns up all things except beauty is the quality of love. This love is that which removes the boundaries between self and self. When there is no longer a this self or a that self, there can no longer be pain or seperation. This beings about pure forgivness – not something mental, not a changed mind, but a changed attitude of the heart.” Murshid Samuel Lewis

FEATURED NEW INSTRUCTOR at Aria Yoga: Nicole Mucciolo

Nicole has been practicing yoga in Vail for more than half her life and finally took the plunge and completed the Integrated Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in 2013, studying under Gina Caputo and Julia Clarke. In her experience, yoga has helped her dissuade negative self-talk and improve her self-confidence while consistently finding the playful in everything.  Her classes showcase her experience as a professional ski instructor, a childhood in dance and an infectious energy all her own.

Nicole will be teaching the Friday 5:45pm All Levels Yoga class.


ONLY ONE CLASS LEFT! “Love Your Hips” yoga workshop will create health and wellbeing with this two hour hip opening, strengthening and restoring workshop. Get on the mat and do something good for yourself. Join Karen Anderson on December 21st from 11am-1pm for this special class.
$20 for members/$25 for non-members


Upcoming Vail Yoga Workshops:

  1. Meditations of the Heart with Karen Anderson Saturday, December 13th from 4-6pm
    $15 for members/$20 for non-members
  2. Meredith Cameron, a visiting yoga instructor from Winter Park, will be in the studio: Saturday, January 10th Inversion Workshop from 1-3:30pm
    $35 for members/$40 for non-members
    Sunday, January 11th  Foundations Workshop from 11am-1pm
    $25 for members/$30 non-members
  3. Budokon Yoga is back: Tara Goike will be teaching a 4 week series beginning January 18th on Sundays from 11am-1pm
    Entire Series: $65 for members/$80 non-members
    Single class: $20 for members/$25 non-members
    *For more information or to sign-up please contact the Aria Club front desk at 970-476-7400


  • Karen Anderson’s Monday noon class will be extend to run for 75 minutes
  • Nicole Mucciolo will be teaching the Friday evening 5:45pm All Levels Yoga class


  • Tuesday December 16th at 8am: Linda
  • Friday, December 19th noon: Chelsey
  • Tuesday, December 23rdat 8am: Bronson
  • Friday December 26th at noon: Lee
  • Tuesday, December 30th at 8am: Bronson

Learn more about Yoga in Vail at Aria Athletic Club.


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There's More than Skiing in Vail! According to Condé Nast, Vail Cascade is one Ski Resort to Visit this Winter!

If skiing isn't on the top of your list of winter activities in Vail, no need to worry. Condé Nast Traveler has produced a list of top ski resorts that will appeal to the non-skiers.

Condé Nast Traveler highlights 13 Ski and Spa Vacations for People Who Hate Skiing. The article features Vail Cascade and Aria Spa in Vail, Colorado.

From Vail spa treatments to lounging poolside to sipping winter cocktails by the fire, Vail Cascade Resort in Colorado offers more than a great ski vacation.

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