I have avoided writing about weight loss for years because of our culture’s obsession with thinness. I never wanted to contribute to our societal self-condemnation for not being perfect. But as more and more of my patients come to me struggling to achieve or maintain...
Weight Loss Spas and Retreats conduct programs for guests who are seeking a vacation or away-from-home experience to jump start a healthier life. These organized programs and retreats can vary from medically oriented, to luxurious vacations, to no-frills boot-camps. No matter what “style” suits your interests and needs, any weight loss spa and retreat should include counseling and coaching on health and wellness, exercise and fitness, and nutritional guidelines.
If you are interested in visiting a weight loss spa or retreat, we recommend you browse and contact one of our recommended weight loss partners below. This collection of properties represents a variety of plans ranging from short jump-starts to extended stays.
LAKE TOXAWAY, NORTH CAROLINA
Skyterra Weight Loss Spa & Fitness Resort offers an all-inclusive weight loss and fitness program in a beautiful mountain lake setting. Guests explore sustainable foundations of good health, sound nutrition, and mindful well-being, and enjoy daily fitness, outdoor adventures, water sports, farm-to-fork cuisine, massage, educational classes, and more.
Wellfit Malibu Weight Loss and Fitness Resort offers an all-inclusive week-long program with everything you need to jump start or return to health and fitness. Wellness classes and services are led by certified health professionals who guide guests through hiking, yoga, fitness, meditation, cooking classes, and more.
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu assists guests in recalibrating a healthy lifestyle through an intensive week-long endurance, fitness, yoga, wellness and nutrition program. The 7-day stay is hosted on the former estate of Hopalong Cassidy, or choose a 4 day stay at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.
Pritikin was the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America, and after 39 years on the cutting edge of lifestyle science, we are still the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society’s health concerns, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
VANCOUVER ISLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Fresh Start Health Retreat Center at Vancouver Island’s Ocean Resort offers 7-21 Day all-inclusive programs focused on healthy nutrition, weight loss and transformative lifestyle education. Jumpstart to health with daily steam baths, walks and exercise classes, emotional wellness workshops, and yoga.
Grail Springs Retreat offers all-inclusive health and spiritual getaways from 2 to 21 nights for guests to focus on Detox, Rejuvenation, Juice Fasting, Weight Loss, Transformation, and more. All programs include a healthy daily menu based on the Grail Springs pH Balance Approach to Diet and Nutrition.
When you visit Green Mountain at Fox Run you’ll be in the company of like-minded women of all ages who share your health and wellness goals. Discover permanent healthy weight loss and fitness, learn to eat well, cope with find joy in moving your body, and think positively about yourself.
DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Since 1977, Structure House has helped many thousands of participants from many nations battle obesity. The residential programs range from 1 to 4 weeks and have been featured in a wide range of media outlets, including The Today Show, The New York Times, 60 Minutes, and the Wall Street Journal.
PureRejuv Wellness Center is located on 400 rolling and wooded acres in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Retreat focuses on establishing lasting changes and creating new behaviors for healthy living while you nourish your mind, body and spirit. This 5 day therapeutic retreat delivers results for weight loss as well as renewed health and well-being.
E STROUDSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa is an adult weight loss camp and day spa that favors health over hype and laughs over luxury. The Retreat, just minutes from the Appalachian Trail, has restful rooms, modern fitness equipment, a heated pool, skilled hiking guides, and nutritional counselors to lead you to a lasting healthy weight and lifestyle.
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
Shane Diet & Fitness Resort offers a life-changing destination weight loss program for guests determined to live happier and healthier lives. This family-friendly weight loss resort program is designed to be both fun and challenging while allowing time for rest and reflection in a beautiful vacation resort location.
CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
The Copperhood Retreat has for 33 years provided personalized transformative vacations of wellness and rejuvenation. We offer a wide range of result-driven programs for weight-loss, detox, juice fasting, raw food diets, fitness renewal and stress relief, as well as classic restorative spa holidays
OHOP LAKE, EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON
ZZ Weight Loss Retreat guides you through an East meets West program, an Oriental Medicine Weight Loss approach, with Asian herbal medicines practiced for centuries, healthy meals, exercise and fitness, nutrition, hypnosis and positive thinking, lifestyle coaching and follow-up care, including online support.
ST GEORGE, UTAH
Red Mountain Resort enjoys a spectacular setting in Southern Utah. Programs include a variety of fitness assessments and tools. Living Well Weight Loss Retreats are customized for each guest and provide mental, emotional, physical and nutritional guidance from an experienced team of wellness specialists.
Rancho La Puerta was founded nearly 70 years ago as the original destination fitness resort and spa. Each week, guests enjoy spectacular surroundings, natural wellness therapies and nutrition by a panel of expert practitioners. Lifelong wellness from home is available after your visit through the WellnessFX online program.
The Golden Door is a unique sanctuary modeled after ancient Japanese Honjin inns with koi ponds, lush gardens, and miles of scenic hiking trails, enhanced by the latest fitness techniques, ancient relaxation therapies, and personalized counseling to promote a healthy lifestyle and inner peace.
Parkhotel Ingls offers a destination fitness and weight loss program in Austria’s Tirol region. The tenets of its program, Modern Mayr Medicine holds that excess weight and disorders can be treated with regeneration of the digestive system. Enjoy medical services, training, fitness, nutritious meals, complimenting spa services.
Clinique La Prairie and its team of consultants are committed to helping its patients live better and longer. Health, beauty and wellness are three essential needs for a happy life to which we offer precise and long-term answers. More than a beneficial vacation, your stay at Clinique La Prairie is a launch-pad to a brand-new life.
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