Splendido Retirement Community Adds Life Enrichment Manager to Team

Beth Ernst to Oversee Wellness Consultation and Classes for Tucson Community’s Residents

TUCSON, Ariz. (April 2, 2010) – Fitness professional Beth Ernst has been named as the new Life Enrichment Manager for Splendido, an upscale continuing care retirement community in Tucson.

In her new position, Ernst provides fitness consultation, wellness education programs and classes for residents. She also oversees the community’s Saluté Spa & Fitness Center and Wellness Resource Center.

“Beth’s excitement and exuberance comes through in all fitness and wellness efforts here at Splendido,” said Tom Rios, Executive Director of Splendido. “She is dedicated to ensuring our residents are living the best possible life. Her passion for healthy living principles makes her a wonderful addition to the community.”

Ernst brings more than 12 years of fitness and personal training experience to Splendido. Her previous professional experiences include positions with Missouri Bone and Joint in St. Louis, Mo., Northwest Medical Center in Tucson and Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa in Sedona, Ariz. She also has taught anatomy, physiology and kinesiology courses at Pima Community College in Tucson.

Ernst received her master’s degree in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill. and her bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Missouri in St.Louis, Mo. In addition to her many years of specialized training, she is a certified personal trainer, wellness practitioner, senior fitness and aquatic arthritis instructor and massage therapist.


About Splendido

Splendido is a joint venture of Mather LifeWays, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Evanston, Ill., that creates Ways to Age WellSM for older adults; and The Plaza Companies, a developer headquartered in Peoria, Ariz., that specializes in retirement community development. Opened in 2006, Splendido offers upscale resort-style living for adults 55 years and older through the 10,000-square-foot Saluté Spa & Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 24-hour concierge service, four dining venues, an 18-hole putting course, and cinema. In 2008, Splendido opened the Sonora health center, which is open to the public-at-large. To learn more about Splendido, call (520) 878-2612 or visit www.splendidotucson.com.