Fitness professional Beth Ernst has been named the new life enrichment manager for Splendido, the Oro Valley retirement community.

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. She 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.

Ernst is a certified personal trainer, wellness practitioner, senior fitness and aquatic arthritis instructor and massage therapist.

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