Cover Feature – October 2007

Bella Vita Spa and Fitness

Over the last few years Terra Vista of Citrus Hills has clearly taken its place among Florida’s leading country club communities. Now in a move that will make the most advanced fitness and spa facilities green with envy the highly successful project unveils the new BellaVita Spa & Fitness Center.
This latest addition to the community’s amenity package catapults Terra Vista to among the most amenity rich lifestyle developments in the Sunshine State.
“Since its recent opening the ongoing response among existing residents and visitors has been astounding,’ comments the projects Director of Sales and Marketing George Sleeman, “This facility is a milestone in Florida’s country club lifestyle scene.”
Perched high among Terra Vista’s unique terrain of rolling hills near Crystal River the new 42,000 sq. ft. facility features everything from racquetball to facials. Visitors to BellaVita enter a reception hall reminiscent of a luxury hotel where they pass through to the facilities central courtyard setting. Encircling the courtyard are a series of stylish buildings devoted to fitness, wellness and physical beauty.
The fitness building is a testament to state-of-the-art training with over 100 pieces of high caliber equipment catering to cardio and strength training. This wing also incorporates 2 racquetball courts, free-weight area, stretching stations and in the midst of it all a staffed trainer service center.
Adjacent to the voluminous fitness wing are distinct Yoga, Aerobics and Spinning room where flat screen televisions playing Tour de France videos provide a sense of realism to an invigorating workout. Members can choose from a full schedule of exercise classes and instruction programs involving specialists in a variety of fitness subjects.
Crossing to the complexes south wing you’ll find the complexes indoor Olympic style pool and large heated spa with adjoining men’s & ladies steam room, saunas and richly appointed bath and locker rooms.
BellaVita’s grand finale is its full service spa featuring a wide spectrum of massages, facials, nails and body treatments administered by a staff of trained professionals. Plush treatment rooms feature private showers and the most advanced spa salon equipment available.
Introduction of the new spa and fitness complex represents the crowning jewel of what already ranked among the most amenitized communities in Florida. The projects extensive collection of amenities include 3 championship golf courses, 2 tennis centers including a choice of Har-Tru and hard surface courts, a central Activity Center and 4 pro shops. The active social lifestyle found is enhanced by 3 distinctive member-only restaurants.
Further outdoor recreational features include extensive jogging and walking paths. Found throughout Terra Vista. Incorporated into this network of trails is the Rockwood Nature Park offering a 1.3 mile paved trail through a pristine wooded environment, tot lot, basketball court and 16 individual fitness stations.
Equally as impressive as its recreational, fitness and social amenities is an extraordinary offering of designer housing. Comprised of over 20 customizable single-family and maintenance-free designs spanning from 1598 sq. ft. to 4545 sq. ft. of living area. Opportunities available cater to a wide spectrum of buyers in a variety of distinctive villages with prices spanning from the high $200s to $900s.
Terra Vista is situated in the heart of Florida’s Nature Coast between Crystal River and Inverness. Its picturesque suburban area noted for its unique rolling terrain offers residents an ideal location with easy access to Tampa Bay, Orlando and nearby Ocala.
Details about Terra Vista of Citrus Hills can be acquired by calling 800-511-0814 or visiting