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June 10, 2008

Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers Saturday morning walking program to exercise the body and relax the mind

Enjoy the outdoors, get some exercise and clear the mind all in one rejuvenating fitness program from The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. “Mindful Walking” helps participants become more aware of their wellness, improves strength and stamina and fosters an inward focus of relaxation and down time. Walk for physical fitness and mental clarity while enjoying Colonial Williamsburg’s beautiful, historical setting.

The program begins with “Revolutionary Walking” with Nordic poles from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. “Walking is something we do every day, but the walking poles make a fitness walk more comfortable and help align our bodies so we burn up to 25 percent more calories,” said Amy Scanlin, fitness manager at The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. Revolutionary walking is followed by power yoga for 45 minutes and guided meditation for 30 minutes.

Mindful Walking begins June 14 and continues each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $40 per person for the program, which is open to guests of Colonial Williamsburg’s resort hotels and day visitors.

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is located at 307 S. England St. in Williamsburg, conveniently located near the Williamsburg Inn, the Williamsburg Lodge and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The 20,000-square-foot spa includes indoor and outdoor pools, a complete fitness facility, private lounges, men’s and women’s locker rooms, whirlpool, spa dining and a salon conservatory.

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

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