Summer Entertaining Made Easy

Infused water with watermelons, red currants and mint in a pitcher

  There’s nothing like gorgeous sunshine and a nice breeze to lift your mood! It’s great to get out and enjoy beautiful weather and even more fun when you can entertain your friends & family.  When you invite people over, you want to them to know that you made things special for them, but you […]

Father’s Day and Chocolate Cake

Father's Day and Chocolate Cake

Father’s Day is a day set aside each year to honor the great men in our lives.  It is funny as I look back on many years of celebrating Father’s Day & the different ways in which I chose to “honor” my dad.  It might have been simply picture that I colored for him, a […]

Rhubarb Strawberry Tart

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The weather is finally warming up and we’re spending as much time outside as we possibly can.  If you’re anything like us, that means you’ll be heading to picnics and backyard barbeques.  If you’re looking for something that is sure to impress your family and friends, you’ll want to whip up a Rhubarb Strawberry Tart.   […]

Show Us Your Master Spa Contest Winners

Show Us Your Master Spa

We are so excited to announce the winners of our Show Us Your Master Spas 2014 Summer Photo Contest! The winner of the Grand Prize is Debbie!  She will be receiving an iPad Air.   Our first place winner is Mary!  It looks like her dogs are quite good swimmers!   Our 2nd place winner […]

Fitness Friday: Sign Up For a 5K or 10K

Fitness Friday Sign up for a 5k

It’s Fitness Friday!  Today’s tip comes from IRONMAN triathlete, Ben Gilliam. Everyone should sign up for a 5 or 10k road race to use it as motivation to run and eat correctly. I can’t count how many people I’ve met who just went crazy and signed up for a race and was hooked on trying […]

Fitness Friday: Cut Out Processed Food

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It’s Fitness Friday!  Today’s tip comes from IRONMAN triathlete, Ben Gilliam. The first adjustment to your nutrition program should consist of cutting out all processed foods. We just weren’t mean’t to consume them. No soda, bread, pasta, veggie burgers and even cous cous is processed. Try meat, fish, quinoa,rice, avocados and plenty of greens!

Fitness Friday: You Need a Pedometer

Master Spas Fitness Tips If You Are Just Starting On Your Journey

It’s Fitness Friday!  Today’s tip comes from IRONMAN Triathlete Ben Gilliam. If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, I recommend the use of a pedometer.  We all need a reality check on how much we move or don’t move.  Build it up to 10,0000 steps per day. If you plan on doing […]

Swimming For Fitness This Summer


  Summer is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a great form of aerobic exercise, you’ll want to look at swimming.  Swimming is said to be one of the best forms of aerobic exercise. The stress on your joints is minimal because you’re held up by the water. And you use your […]

Types of Water-Based Exercise

6 types of water based exercises

  Earlier this week, I talked about the benefit of aquatic exercise, but did you know there are types of exercise developed specifically for the water? Here is a brief guide to introduce and explain some of the types of water-based exercise. 1. Squats This exercise does not involve the use of weights. It’s a […]

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