15 Weight Loss Spas & Fitness Retreats for 2019


Is achieving a healthy weight one of your goals for 2019?

I’m sure we all agree  that reaching one’s  wellness goals can be more easily accomplished when in a supportive environment, minus the distractions of the busy modern life.

Such an environment can help create and establish healthy habits that can then be transferred into everyday life.

A dedicated wellness retreat is a great way to get started on achieving those wellness goals – including weight loss.

Most of the spas and fitness retreats listed below and offering weight loss programs are located in picturesque locations surrounded by nature. Fitness programs are not limited to a crowded gym but include a variety of outdoor activities. And, tried and tested “clean” food helps nourish your body in a healthy way.

If you’re a fan of mindfulness, many of these retreats also offer guided practices to help one become more mindful about such simple things as eating habits. Knowledgeable staff and wellness practitioners can carry out medical assessments, help guests review and set goals, and simply provide needed support on the journey. Combined, all this will go a long way when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals.

Going to such a retreat takes you away from the small and often insignificant stresses of every life, and allows you the time and space to focus on your own mental and physical health.

Below is an editorial round up of top weight loss spas and wellness retreats in the U.S.

Pritikin Longevity Centre & Spa

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Miami has been offering medically supervised, all-inclusive, structured and scientifically-proven health and wellness programs, including those focused on weight loss – since 1975.

New Life Hiking Spa

New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont has been helping clients lose pounds and maintain a healthy weight for the last 40 years. Their non-clinical approach uses mountains, clean air and lush greenery instead of an indoor gym, plus wholesome natural food instead of a diet. To assist with a healthy lifestyle following a weight loss retreat New Life offers nutrition and wellness workshops and individual counseling.   

Hilton Head Health

Opened in 1976 on the picturesque low-country island of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Health provides a comprehensive weight-loss and wellness experience based upon mindful changes in lifestyle through health education, wellness counseling, balanced nutrition and sustainable fitness plans.  Programs are customizable and run from as little as a week to one month or longer.


Canyon Ranch

Offered most weeks of the year, Canyon Ranch in Tucson, AZ offer one and two-week structured weight loss programs in an immersive environment.

The Chopra Centre

Founded in 1996 by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., The Chopra Center located at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California, offers an integrative approach where the practice of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda assists in achieving any weight-loss goals.

The Biggest Loser Resort

The Biggest Loser Resort, with retreats located in California, Florida and New York, is one of the most well-known weight loss resort brands. Open year-round, the resorts are committed to fostering rejuvenation and motivation.

Westglow Resort & Spa

In the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Westglow Resort & Spa offers a seven-day, customized, weight management program with the assistance of licensed counsellors, personal trainers, fitness instructors and a registered dietician.

Spa at Yellow Creek

Weight loss programs at the Spa at Yellow Creek in Bath, Ohio are packaged according to individual needs and may include personal training, aerobics, yoga, fitness consultations and nutrition.

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts (SDR), with locations in both New York and Texas, offers one to twelve week all-inclusive weight-loss programs

Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa

More of a fitness resort and spa than a dedicated “weight loss spa,”  Rancho La Puerta in Baja California, Mexico offers seven-night and longer stays that typically set the ground work to jumpstart a healthier lifestyle which includes weight loss.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

One-on-one sessions with in-house Lake Austin Spa Resort experts before, during and after a visit are offered to help participants achieve their individual weight loss goals.

Golden Door Spa

Most all-inclusive, week-long health and fitness programs are reserved for women only but Golden Door Spa in Southern, California does offer designated men and co-ed weeks at specific times throughout the year.

Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa

Surrounded by the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Deerfield Health Retreat & Spa helps guests determine their weight loss and fitness goals and set a plan to achieve desired results.

Cooper Aerobics Health

Located in Dallas, Texas, Cooper Aerobics’ six-week Female Focus Weight Loss program begins with a personalized health assessment and nutrition consultation followed by group fitness training and nutrition education.

The Ranch Malibu 4.0

In a partnership with Four Seasons Westlake and the adjacent California Institute for Health & Longevity, the Ranch Malibu 4.0 is a long-weekend program with the focus on weight loss and fitness.