Author: Jennifer Di Francesco

Jennifer brings more than twenty years of experience to the spa industry. Licensed in Massage Therapy, Esthetics, and a certified Pilates instructor, Jennifer has spent her career perfecting the art of spa at top resorts in California. Jennifer was a post graduate trainer for the International Dermal Institute and a spa trainer for Kerstin Florian Skin Care. In 2005, she became a member of ISPA's Education Committee and was a speaker on behalf of the organization in 2006, where she created presentations on spa management, resource partner relations and spa retail. Since then, Jennifer has worked as the Director of Spa Operations for The Well, at the Miramonte Resort. There she played an integral role in the opening of the spa and helped receive numerous awards such as "#1 Resort Spa in North America" by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. Jennifer enjoys remaining active in promoting health and wellness in the desert community writing a regular health column for Desert Health newsletter.

Wellness Speaker December – Meredith Hooke

Meredith Hooke is our Wellness Speaker on Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. Meredith has spent over 17 years studying Eastern philosophy, going on intensive meditation retreats and understanding how our minds and brains work.  Come learn how to rewire the brain for calm, focus, clarity, peace and contentment.    

Dr. Bruce Underwood offers services at Toscana Country Club!

Dr.  Bruce Underwood is returning to Toscana for another season to provide members comprehensive options for one-on-one consultation related to nutrition and health assessments.  Many members have met with Dr.  Underwood and created a personal wellness plan that has improved quality of life. In addition to private consultations Dr. Underwood provides a complimentary monthly “coffee […]

Postural Restoration by Valeria Batross

Postural Restoration by Valeria Batross During this the summer of 2016 I was able to complete a course from the Postural Restoration Institute in Myokinematic Restoration to treat patterns of lumbar-pelvic-hip dysfunction. Postural Restoration Institute uses principles and techniques that can be applied to a wide variety of conditions in patients and clients of all […]

New Merchandise in Spa Bella Vita!

New merchandise in Spa Bella Vita- Spa Bella Vita’s retail wonderland is now open and we encourage all members to explore.  This season there are so many new retail lines. Another new vendor is called Dogeared. Dogeared was born on the beaches of Southern California in 1991. Founder Marcia Maizel-Clarke believed jewelry could be both […]

New Instructors and Activities in the Sports Club

Wendy Cole – Teaching High Intensity Athletic Circuit on Thursday 7:00 a.m.  Wendy is originally from Calgary, Alberta Canada. She has been in the Coachella Valley for three years. Wendy’s schooling and certification is wide range and has allowed for many mentorships with the industries top leaders in fitness. When free time presents itself Wendy is […]

Toscana Cycling Team Manpower

Toscana Sports staff members Saul Nunez and Jennifer Di Francesco joined Toscana Members Mike and Judy Van Handel with their daughter Kristen on Saturday, September 10 to ride the coast of Carmel, Big Sur and San Simeon. Mike Vanhandel’s team; Team Manpower is a spirited team of riders who are enthusiastic towards raising money for […]

2017 Adventure Trips – Space Availability

Many great out of town adventures were recently announced for the 2017 season. The website has already opened for Members to sign up for these great adventures and the following trips list the Members who confirmed and will be participating. Luckily, you will still have the opportunity to sign up for some of these experiences. Please […]

Motivational Speech by Craig Marshall, Toscana Speaker

“Don’t Retire…Just Rewire” A number of converging incidents in life recently encouraged me to examine stages of life transition, purpose, and quality of life related to levels of preoccupation with ageing. This awareness began after listening to a magnetic life coach by the name of Craig Marshall deliver a talk entitled “Don’t Retire, Just Rewire.” […]