Travelers Can Experience World Class Fitness Designed by Heather Gollnick at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida

Professional tri-athlete and five-time Ironman Champion, Heather Gollnick, is the newest addition to Club Med Academies’ elite coaching staff at Sandpiper Bay. The all-inclusive resort is currently undergoing a $25 million transformation. When it reopens on December 17, 2010, it will be the flagship of Club Med “premium sports” resorts offering enriching programs through the fitness, tennis and golf academies. Heather’s fitness and training expertise will further enhance the exclusive sports programs and services available at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.

Under the direction of Gollnick, the new Club Med Fitness Academy will focus on educating each individual on what it takes to lead a healthier, happier life. The program will include the assessment of aerobic and muscular fitness, flexibility, body composition, nutrition and diet. The Fitness Academy will help guests get on track by evaluating their goals and developing a personal regiment designed to guarantee results.

“As a professional athlete and mentor, I relish the opportunity to share my experience and expertise with athletes and adolescents who desire to set and reach their health and fitness related goals, while actively participating in the dynamic program offerings delivered through the new Club Med Fitness Academy” stated Heather.

The Fitness Academy also provides programs for children as young as four years old to promote a healthier lifestyle from a young age. The Junior Fit/Performance programs have been specially formulated using the most up-to-date sport specific training methodologies and have been carefully crafted to monitor and adapt to the athlete’s progress in-real time intervals. The program follows a team approach delivered by the most qualified trainers in the world, who are committed to providing the support needed long after the program is completed.

The Fitness Academy will also cater to multi-sport athletes with the inclusion of a five lane lap pool, open water swim course off the beach of Club Med, golf course running trails and a full complement of multi-sport events to include six sprint distance triathlons, two Olympic distance triathlons, and five 5k and 10k running races.

“We are thrilled to have Heather Gollnick and her expert instruction available at Sandpiper Bay. She is consistently known for providing the best programming in the fitness industry and will help bring our programs to the next level”, said Kevin Batt, Sandpiper Bay Project Manager.

Known as the only all-inclusive family resort in the United States, guests will be able to benefit from the value an all-inclusive Club Med vacation while rediscovering life’s balance with a world of nourishing experiences to better one-self.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida, 800-CLUB-MED,

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