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February 6, 2009

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers $5 fitness classes Feb. 20

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers two fitness classes and one health and wellness seminar Feb. 20 at a special price of $5 each.

Join Kelly Charles, a kinesiology staff member at the College of William and Mary, and learn essential strength and stability exercises for overall health and wellness. The strength and stability seminar will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20 in the spa fitness quarters.

At 11 a.m., worldwide fitness company Les Mills hosts Bodyflow, a yoga, tai chi and Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength. This class includes specialized exercises utilizing controlled breathing, concentration and several stretch and balance movements.

At 12:15 p.m., Les Mills hosts Bodyvive, a low-impact group fitness class which uses VIVE™ balls, tubes and optional hand weights. Participants in this class are led step-by-step by a skilled instructor accompanied by uplifting music, resulting in a feeling of energy and rejuvenation.

Participants may sign up for one, two or all three classes at a cost of $5 each. All classes last approximately one hour and meet in the fitness quarters at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, 307 S. England St. For reservations and information, call 757-220-7720 or 757-220-7479.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280