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.
The Chopra Centre
The Biggest Loser Resort
Westglow Resort & Spa
Spa at Yellow Creek
Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts
Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa
Lake Austin Spa Resort
Golden Door Spa
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
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.