Episode 5: Robin Regains Her Balance

Best-selling author, ultramarathoner and fitness coach Robin Arzón was surprised to discover Arizona's softer side. When she wasn't scaling mountains in Tucson and dashing down trails in Sedona to prepare for an upcoming race, she focused on connecting mind and body with rejuvenating spa treatments, poolside relaxation and moonlit yoga. Presented by Arizona Office of Tourism

Released on 2/3/2017

Credits

Director: Beau Beyerle
Director of Photography: Beau Beyerle
Producer: Steve Filmer

Transcript

00:00
(southwestern guitar music)
00:08
I'm Robin Arzón former lawyer turned ambassador of sweat
00:11
and ultra marathoner I'm in Arizona for some zen vibes.
00:17
♫ Escape with me I'll hold you tight
00:21
Well Miraval is an incredible place
00:24
it's a true destination spa.
00:26
There's only a few around the world.
00:29
Our philosophy is about mindfulness, is about living
00:33
in the moment enjoying every single thing that you see
00:37
around you so Naga is so unique to Miraval.
00:41
We created this treatment in 2014 is part of Thai.
00:47
[Robin] It was definitely unique and it was a cool kind of
00:50
conversation where she's literally standing on my hip bones
00:54
being like, is this too much you have a race on Sunday?
00:58
[Cecilia] Miraval really slows down the world for you
01:01
and it makes you realize how important it is to be
01:04
connected to those small details.
01:08
(upbeat techno music)
01:11
I'm about to do my first rock climbing and I think
01:13
Arizona seems like the perfect place to do it.
01:16
Aaron what are we doing today?
01:17
Actually gonna get you in the vertical world today.
01:21
[Robin] Great, it's your playground.
01:22
My playground. Soon to be my playground.
01:24
[Aaron] Many climbers playground, yes.
01:25
Cool.
01:26
I'm about to climb.
01:28
I'd be completely lying if I said I wasn't a little bit
01:30
scared (laughs) hopefully that will help with my focus.
01:32
That's what happens on race day so I'm kind of
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I'm channeling those same nerves.
01:36
Alright let's do this.
01:42
[Aaron] Perfect.
01:44
Yeah.
01:44
Ha, ha, ha, ha, I'm totally doing this.
01:47
[Aaron] Cruiser.
01:50
Oh, that's downtown Tucson?
01:52
[Aaron] Yeah.
01:56
(grunts)
01:57
Yeah.
02:00
Excellent job.
02:02
Alright.
02:04
Yes!
02:05
Very nice job. (high five slap)
02:07
It was amazing and I would definitely do that again.
02:09
Unexpectedly a new found hobby.
02:12
I did it, that was so awesome.
02:15
Man that was so rad.
02:21
[Randy] L'Auberge de Sedona
02:22
was just named number one hotel in the southwestern
02:26
United States by Condé Nast Travel readers.
02:30
Here in our spa we call it L'Apothecary so we pull out
02:33
all these herbs here that you see we have spices as well
02:36
that you can blend and customize your own recipe.
02:38
Because it's about to influence you with the major
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to connect yourself with the major and this is the best way
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to kinda have a little bit of Sedona and take it with you.
02:48
[Robin] I can honestly say
02:48
that I've never had an experience like that
02:51
and I would come back, I'm actually,
02:53
I already told my boyfriend that we're coming back (laughs).
02:56
It was awesome.
03:00
Sedona is a reset button but once you get down to
03:03
L'Auberge and you come down for dinner you come down to
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experience the spa or you come down to feed the ducks
03:08
up at Duck Beach you get an opportunity to experience
03:11
nature as one with yourself.
03:20
What are we doin' today?
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Exciting, well we're gonna go mountain biking.
03:24
We're gonna go down to Sedona.
03:25
Mountain biking is totally new to me it's honestly
03:27
something that I'm glad I experienced
03:29
and I couldn't think of a better place to do it.
03:31
Sedona has amazing mountain biking but there's amazing
03:34
mountain biking all over Arizona, Flagstaff has amazing
03:38
summer riding we get snow in the winter.
03:40
So then we have to head down to Sedona, luckily it's only
03:42
a 45 minute drive and world-class riding down there.
03:46
Red slick rock, fun kinda flowy trails versus like
03:51
big alpine riding up here.
03:53
And then there's always Phoenix
03:54
there's tons of good riding down there too.
03:55
♫ Do you think we could lose control
04:01
Well, we're almost there, we've got a great spot
04:03
to do some nighttime yoga.
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♫ We lose it all
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I've always said one of the best things to do in Sedona
04:11
is yoga.
04:12
It amplifies everything.
04:15
My wife and I started in Sedona at the festival.
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So every year anybody from around the world can come
04:21
and experience true, authentic, deep rooted yoga.
04:25
[Robin] I practice yoga regularly and I've done all types.
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And for sure moonlit yoga was a once in a lifetime
04:31
experience from seeing the moonrise to standing
04:34
on the vortex in Sedona was beautiful.
04:40
So this is called tempering
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and this slab is right around 68 degrees.
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And the chocolates at about 113 degrees so I need to take
04:50
the heat out of it quickly, chocolate has such a story.
04:54
It's kind of this magical, mystical, mysterious thing.
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And of course if you eat chocolate
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you can feel this effect from it.
05:01
It's the most chemically complex food on the planet.
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Dark chocolate is oven roasted
05:05
and then fresh ground in house.
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And all of our ingredients are that way.
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And so I feel like that kind of all goes together
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lifestyle, our food choices, where it's coming from.
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This is really the purpose of ChocolaTree is to
05:21
share this lifestyle because it really is a lifestyle.
05:23
We really try to keep it as fresh and local as possible.
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Everything's handmade here and it really shows.
05:29
This is one of the dishes that you're really gonna feel.
05:31
It's alive, it's filling but it's not going to make you
05:35
feel like you just ate a ton.
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We've been lucky enough to be voted by Food Network
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as one of one of the 20 best vegan restaurants in America.
05:45
We call Tlaquepaque the art and soul of Sedona as well as
05:48
even Arizona it's based on having one of a kind items.
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Everything here is generally artist made and created.
05:59
♫ It's just you and me right now
06:01
♫ It's just you and me right now
06:04
♫ Do you think we could lose control
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Oh my gosh, I think I could run in Red Rocks all day.
06:17
I think the energy of the place is really powerful
06:19
and as a runner and an athlete who doesn't want to
06:22
look at this view?
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I think that the novelty of knowing that I have a race
06:28
coming up and being able to do my final training runs here
06:32
and then go back to where I'm from and kind of kill it
06:34
is a pretty amazing juxtaposition.
06:39
I'm already planning my second trip I honestly have seen
06:41
glimpses of things in Sedona and Tucson that I wanna
06:45
revisit from staying at the resorts again for a longer
06:48
period of time to experiencing more treatments
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and definitely getting out here and doing tons of running
06:52
and outdoor sports that like is my life blood.
06:55
♫ It's just you and me right now
06:58
♫ Do you think we could control
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