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Arizona Grand Resort Launches Exclusive Partnership with World-Class Fitness Coach

Staley Performance Institute Opens at Phoenix Resort and Introduces Olympic Lifting Vacations

PHOENIX (April 18, 2011) – Arizona Grand Resort® in Phoenix, today announced its exclusive partnership with Charles Staley and the Staley Performance Institute, a world-class fitness teaching and coaching organization, and creator of the proprietary Tri-Cor™ training system offered at the Phoenix resort.

The Staley Performance Institute (SPI) opens in April as a permanent feature inside the Arizona Grand Athletic Club and Spa, which is the largest spa and fitness facility in Arizona.  Club members and resort guests will be able to experience onsite personal coaching and training provided by SPI’s expert staff, along with access to the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness equipment and club amenities.

Additionally, Arizona Grand Resort and SPI introduce Olympic Lifting Vacations, a unique fitness-training getaway that uses a structured program of training, education and relaxation.  Training programs are coupled with outdoor adventures including biking or hiking on more than 60 miles of trails at the nearby South Mountain Preserve.

Olympic Lifting Vacation packages include a resort guest suite and are available with 3-night or 7-night resort stay options and rates starting from $895* based on single occupancy.  The 3-night package provides a minimum of 4.5 hours of training and the 7-night package provides a minimum of 9 hours of training.  Guests will receive athlete-training education, small group training sessions, movement assessment, body fat and muscle assessments along with follow-up calls from personal coaches after the Olympic Lifting Vacation is concluded.

Charles Staley is an innovator in the field of personal coaching and competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the master’s circuit.  He has appeared on NBC’s The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show and is author of Muscle Logic, a book on the practice of EDT (Escalating Density Training), that teaches how muscle size increases if you force them to work harder — not longer.  Staley’s latest innovation is the Tri-Cor™ training system that stresses the development of maximum strength, power, and strength-endurance in a single high-voltage workout offered at the Staley Performance Institute at Arizona Grand Athletic Club and Spa

The 20,000-square-foot Arizona Grand Athletic Club and Spa has been voted as one of the "Top 10 Fitness Facilities in Arizona”.  Athletic club options vary from the latest fitness classes to state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines from Paramount and Icarian.  The facility offers a separate free-weight room, indoor racquetball and basketball courts, a five-lane, 20-meter adult only lap pool and separate Jacuzzi.  Additionally, guest and club members can experience more than 45 weekly exercise classes in the aerobic studio including Pilates, yoga, spinning, water aerobics, strength training and more.  The upscale locker rooms afford every amenity including steam rooms, sauna, hot tubs, showers, personal care products, and secure lockers.  For those who enjoy outdoor adventures, the adjacent 17,000-acre South Mountain Preserve offers exceptional opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

To book an Olympic Lifting Vacation package provided by the Staley Performance Institute starting from $895 for single occupancy, valid for travel now through December 31, 2011, call the Arizona Grand Resort at 1-866-267-1320 or log onto www.ArizonaGrandResort.com.

*Rates are for single occupancy and start from $895 for the 3-night package and from $2,295 for the 7-night package and are based on availability. Rate does not include incidental charges or taxes. Blackout dates may apply. Offer valid for stays through December 31, 2011.

About Staley Performance Institute (SPI)
The Staley Performance Institute (SPI) at Arizona Grand Resort is a world-class fitness teaching and coaching organization, and creator of the proprietary Tri-Cor™ training system. Beginning in April 2011, the Staley Performance Institute will offer its personal coaching services and Tri-Cor™ training classes at the Arizona Grand Athletic Club and Spa at Arizona Grand Resort. The Tri-Cor™ system stresses the development of maximum strength, power, and strength-endurance in a single high-voltage workout. For more information about the Staley Performance Institute visit www.staleyperformance.com.

About Arizona Grand Resort
Arizona Grand Resort is located on 164-beautifully landscaped acres at the base of the spectacular South Mountain Preserve and boasts 640 residential-style suites and 100 luxury Villa accommodations. The AAA Four Diamond rated property recently completed a $52-million redesign to enhance the property including all guest suites, main lobby, spa, golf course, and restaurants. A member of the Preferred Hotels® & Resorts Ultimate Luxury Collection, Arizona Grand Resort offers the 7-acre Oasis Water Park, a challenging 18-hole golf course, seven unique dining venues, the full service Arizona Grand Athletic Club & Spa and 117,000 square feet of meeting and function space, including a 20,000-square-foot exhibit pavilion. Arizona Grand Resort is managed by Classic Hotels & Resorts (CHR), an affiliate of Grossman Company Properties (GCP).  GCP is one of the premier commercial and residential developers in the western United States. During the past 50 years, GCP has built, developed and managed more than 14 million square feet of high-quality properties, including Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Inn at Laguna Beach, Biltmore Fashion Park and the Phoenix Spectrum Mall. Additional information is available at http://www.arizonagrandresort.com/, www.ClassicHotels.com and www.GrossmanCompany.com.

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For more information on the Arizona Grand Resort, or to arrange an interview or fact check a story, please contact:

   Emily Dille, Marketing Manager
   8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
   p: 602-659-6312 
   edille@arizonagrandresort.com

 



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