Lake Austin Spa Resort Infuses Fitness Program with Live Music Performances from Austin Artists

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Live music merges with yoga, indoor cycling, cooking classes and lakeside leisure time to create a year-round music themed wellness program called Rhythm and Moves. Lake Austin Spa Resort will highlight local Austin musicians beginning April 20, 2015 in a monthly series at the award-winning destination spa in Austin, Texas.

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Music is an integral part to the mindful part of exercise

Sound waves will swathe the shores of Lake Austin when live music takes center stage in Lake Austin Spa Resort’s new program for 2015, RHYTHM and MOVES. Austin musicians will add an exhilarating, pulsating component to yoga classes, cardio classes, meditation, cooking classes and more throughout the year and during music focused weeks once per month beginning in April. Featured artists include 19-year old fiddle prodigy Ruby Jane, multi-platinum selling songwriter Kimmie Rhodes and Sara Hickman, an Official State Musician of Texas.    

Situated in the rolling hills of the Live Music Capital of the World, overnight guests of the 40-room destination spa will have access to these classes at no additional charge as part of the daily activities schedule in the all-inclusive resort offerings at the #21 ranked resort and #4 destination spa in the world, according to the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

RHYTHM and MOVES dates in 2015: April 20-26, May 18-24, June 22-28, July 20-26, August 17-23, September 21-27, October 19-25.

“Music is an integral part to the mindful part of exercise - whether to motivate or soothe and relax. We remember experiences all through our lives when a song comes on the radio or plays on our iPod – our connections to this therapeutic medium are deep and hearing songs played in a live format makes for a more enriching and meaningful experience,” says Robbie Hudson, Director of Programming.

Austin Artists include:
Pianist and Guitar Player Joe Drennan: Joe has been teaching music for almost 20 years, and is interested in physical and mental health (specifically yoga and meditation), and how these relate to making music.

Singer and Songwriter Michael Fracasso: When he arrived in Austin from New York City, Fracasso was voted Best New Artist in Music City Texas ‘Insiders’ poll.

DJ Gatsby: Spinning high-quality sounds, Jonathan Simon has successfully mesmerized audiences from New York City to Tokyo.

Singer and Songwriter Sara Hickman: Sara is an Official State Musician of Texas as decreed by the Texas State Legislature.

Singer and Songwriter and Prodigy Fiddle Player Ruby Jane: Ruby is a 19 year-old fiddle prodigy turned singer/songwriter/national touring artist.

Drummer K. Solomon Masala: Solomon is a dose of invigoration and vitality and is the first X8 Drums endorsed rhythm program facilitator.

Classical Guitar Player Tony Morris: Tony is heard each week by over one million public radio listeners via 200 stations across the United States and world-wide via internet broadcasts as the host of the Classical Guitar Alive! program.

Singer and Songwriter Kimmie Rhodes: Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCeWinans, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.

Singer and Songwriter Jean Synodinos: Jean delivers grit, grace and acoustic soul with a voice that's been hailed by critics as “big league” and "show-stopping."

Classes Include:
Soul Sounds: All Level Yoga with Live Classical Guitar
FitBeat Cycling and Cardio Class
Sweet and Savory with Song: Songwriters Culinary Gig
Pulse: DJ Dance Class
Musical Meditation
X8 Interactive Drumming GroovElixer™
Sounds from the Shore
Spotify Playlist featuring artists from RHYTHM and MOVES.

Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests the sanctuary of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of spa and body treatments.

The wellness resort has received numerous awards and accolades from prestigious national travel and spa magazines since its multi-million dollar renovation and expansion in 2004. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report, Fodor’s, Allure, the Zagat Survey, Health, Garden Design, SpaFinder Wellness, and American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine have honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-847-5637, or visit

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