NEWS, TRAVEL

Turnberry Isle Offer Triathlon Program

Aventura, FL (April 18, 2012) – Combining new Schwinn bikes, a tranquil lap pool, winding paths that undulate throughout two championship golf courses and a scenic 2.9 mile jogging trail, Turnberry Isle Miami offers a new fitness program designed to train beginner and amateur triathletes. A first of its kind at a South Florida resort, the new Tri-Turnberry program was designed by lead Fitness Director Tait Smith and Spa Director Kirstie Bolitho—who are both avid triathletes—to cater to one of America’s fastest growing sports.

“We thought about all the beautiful surroundings at Turnberry Isle and asked ourselves how we could incorporate all the features into a workout that’s suitable for all fitness levels,” said Smith. “For triathletes, this is a course that is sure to test physical endurance and will get proven results.”

The cost to participate is $25 and triathletes can choose difficulty and speed from three different categories: Elite, Sport and Beginner. With admission, participants also receive unlimited classes and compete in a final race held at the end of each month.

For die-hard cyclists, the resort also has introduced a new Tour de Turnberry program, which takes place at the Fitness Center on new Tour de France bikes powered by Google maps with 21 stages of the tour. The bikes feature tilting mechanisms and a simulation of hugging tightly to the road.

It’s $200 to participate in the Tour de Turnberry program and each participant has 30 days to complete the program and can earn prizes at each stage, such as the popular yellow and king of the mountain polka dot jerseys normally associated with the Tour de France, for having the fastest time or best climb.

Tri-Turnberry Class Categories:

ELITE CLASS: 20 laps in the pool, 18-mile bike ride and 5k run

SPORT CLASS: 12 laps in the pool, 12-mile bike ride and 5k run

BEGINNER: 8 laps in the pool, 8-mile bike ride and one-mile fun run

Two spaces are available at the top of every hour, Monday- Friday, and then between a period of four hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Physicals are required for both fitness programs, and health enthusiasts must be a hotel guest, club member or member of Turnberry Isle Miami’s elite fitness club. Water, snacks and T-shirts are provided. For inquiries, call 305-933-6930.

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