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Debra Locker is an award-winning communications professional as well as an expert on living a beautiful, well-rounded life. For 17 years, she has successfully held positions in public relations & journalism while following her passions of visiting spas worldwide and creating an amazing collection of beauty products!

In 2008, Debra created Locker Public Relations . Based in Kentucky, this award-winning, boutique firm focuses on luxury lifestyles including skin care, spas and eco products. Named the 2010 Small Business Champion of the Year for Kentucky & the Southeast by the Small Business Administration, Debra leads placements in notable media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, FOX, Good Housekeeping, and RachaelRay.com. Debra also speaks internationally on public relations and is a published expert on communications.

In her 20’s, Debra worked as a television reporter & producer throughout the southeast at stations in Lexington & Louisville, Ky.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Charlotte. Debra continues to use her broadcast skills in voice-over work for television and radio.

An avid community volunteer, Debra is very active in the Junior League of Lexington; is a Board Member of the Lexington Children’s Theatre; an Advisor to the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority; and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

The Best of Summer 2011 at Destination Spas

The lazy days of summer have been replaced with the amazing days of summer at Destination Spas. From paddle board classes, to being up to your elbows in clay, and even a workshop that promotes sweet summer slumber, the well-being lessons to be learned that will transcend the season.

Golden Door Spa

With 24 locations from Phuket to Illinois from which to choose, all Destination Spa Group® members offer a complementary balance of fitness, healthy cuisine, life-enhancing programs and relaxing spa services. “Hanging out on the couch is not an effective way to approach a summer of wellness,” said DSG Executive Director Debra Koerner. “From amazing fitness classes to one-of-a-kind theme weeks, Destination Spa offerings appeal to everyone who needs a little well-being and renewal. Plus, the lessons you learn will come in handy at home for seasons to come.”

Golden Door, Escondido, Calif.  – Creative Renewal

  • This aesthetic journey is full of imagination and intuition. At the end of June, get up to your elbows in clay, lay down a swash of bright paint, or create with scissors and glue. Re-discover that free-spirited self you haven’t seen in a while

Green Mountain at Fox Run, Ludlow, Vermont – Young Women’s Program

  • Offered throughout the summer, this program is designed for women from 18 to 24 who find it difficult to maintain an ideal weight. In a non-threatening environment, participants will learn how to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle without deprivation

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas – ABS-olutely Paddle Board Class

  • This new floating fitness class fuses balance, strength and coordination on the waters of Lake Austin. ABS-olutely Paddle Board was created for all fitness levels and combines the fun of stand-up paddle boarding with a series of intense core conditioning moves such yoga poses, squats and sit-ups – all while floating on the water

Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, Calif. – Better Sleep Weekend

Lake Austin Spa Resort

  • In serious need of some ZZZs? Presented July 8-10, experts will share their “Calming the Body Quieting the Mind” programs as well as “Nidra Secrets” for a night of blissful slumber

Red Mountain, St. George, Utah – Eat Well, Feel Well Culinary School

  • Ever dreamed of going to culinary school? Better yet, culinary school where you may actually lose weight! During special weeks in June, July & August, Red Mountain Chef Dale Van Sky explores the many rich flavors and creative healthy cuisines to help you eat and feel well

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