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April 8, 2008

The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg offers a Revolutionary Fitness Walk April 12

Rev up your metabolism while enjoying the company of others when you join The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary Walking Tour 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday April 12. Participants will receive walking instructions, stretch classes, fitness walking poles and a 15 percent discount on a spa service of their choice. Cost is $35 for the fitness program, and space is limited.

Call the Spa fitness director, Amy Scanlin, at 757-220-7479 to reserve your walking adventure. The walk will take you past the spa gardens and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course, behind the Williamsburg Inn and through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area alongside gardens and pastures, ravines and restored buildings. The day will begin with a 15-minute stretch, followed by a two-hour walk and a 45-minute stretching class.

“Walking is something we do every day, but using the walking poles makes a fitness walk more comfortable and aligns our bodies so we burn up to 25 percent more calories than without the poles,” said Scanlin. “Our trek through Colonial Williamsburg’s paths and streets is a perfect way to enjoy this unique setting.”

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

Media Contact:
Barbara Brown
(757) 220-7280