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FITNESS vs. FUN...OR BOTH: Wild Dunes Resort Makes Calorie Burning Fun Not Frustrating

Stand-Up Paddle boarding (SUP) offered at Wild Dunes Resort takes the gym to the water for a full-body workout.

CHARLESTON, S.C., JUNE 11, 2013 –Lately, exercise is more than “hitting the gym” with a movement toward functional forms of burning calories, from barre to pilates to trampoline fitness classes, these activities camouflage calorie burning with fun. Wild Dunes Resort, the ultimate fitness playground, located on a barrier island near Charleston, SC, offers active outdoor outings that effortlessly blend fitness with the island’s natural landscape.  Occupying 1,600 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, coupled with numerous amenities, Wild Dunes Resort includes 36 holes of golf, 17 tennis courts, watersports, nature excursions, recreational activities and miles of serene bike trails, making calorie burning fun, not frustrating.

“Burning calories is dependent on the weight of the participant and the vigor of the workout. Activities offered at Wild Dunes Resort such as SUP paddle boarding and cardio tennis classes offer innovative ways for guests to earn the burn while engaging in fun outings,” remarks Jeff Minton, Director of Golf & Sports at Wild Dunes Resort.

Guests can choose from various fun fat-burning excursions, conveniently packaged in Wild Dunes Resort’s summer vacation activity planner. Please see below for calorie counts of fun activities available at Wild Dunes Resort versus everyday gym activities.

FUN

Calorie Count Per Hour

FITNESS

       Calorie Count Per Hour

Surfing

207

Walking on Treadmill

207

Kayaking

300

Elliptical

428

Cardio Tennis

500-1000

Running on Treadmill

656

Paddleboarding

500-1000

Stair Master

621

*Sources:* beoceanfit.com  *Self.com  * tennisindustry.org

While off property, guests take advantage of the abundant attractions and activities in downtown Charleston including shopping on King Street, the SC Aquarium, eateries, the Historic Charleston Market, plantation experiences, ghost tours and much more. For an extra boost a physical activity, choose to take a tour by foot and burn up to 207 calories per hour while visiting these attractions.

Wild Dunes Resort offers starting summer (through August 31, 2013) rates from $259 per night for weekday stays and from $359 per night for weekend stays in the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Boardwalk Inn. To make a reservation and learn more about Wild Dunes Resort, call toll-free 877-221-0901 or visit www.wilddunes.com.

About Wild Dunes Resort

Nestled on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, Wild Dunes Resort is located less than 30 minutes from the charm and grace of historic Charleston. The Resort occupies 1,600 acres of oceanfront paradise with a variety of accommodations ranging from the AAA Four-Diamond Rated Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes to private condos and luxury home vacation rentals. Offering a year-round menu of championship golf, nationally-ranked tennis, award-winning recreation, spa services and restaurant options, Wild Dunes Resort has been distinguished by many publications and associations as a top destination for families, golfers, tennis lovers, and meeting and event planners. It is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country.  Visit Wild Dunes Resort online on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.

For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

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Lou Hammond & Associates
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