Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Miami FL
An all-inclusive health and wellness resort and the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society’s health concerns, Pritikin offers an array of specialty programs, including hands-on cooking events and health retreats, in addition to their all-inclusive program for overall healthy living. Learn first-hand from registered dietitians and chefs who teach classes based on healthy, delicious eating in the real world. Enjoy spacious rooms and suites with gorgeous views of the resort’s gardens and/or golf courses and access to exceptional fitness trainers, award-winning chefs, nutritionists and renowned spa treatments. Upcoming wellness retreats include LaBlast Taste of Pritikin with Louis Van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars, January 19-22 and Family Health Camp, July 9-23 as well as Cooking Like a Pro, October 15-29.
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico
Just an hour south of San Diego lies the original ‘fitness resort’ and spa providing a luxurious wellness experience, a unique reawakening and spiritual mental escape each week to its 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows. The Ranch offers over 80 fitness classes including TRX, yoga, pilates, Watsu, and advanced hiking trails as well as spa treatments, therapeutic sessions and daily lectures to inspire a recharged sense of being. Specialty weeks at the Ranch are offered year-round, featuring visiting guest speakers, talented performers and workshop leaders to present afternoon learning experiences and evening lectures. In addition, Rancho La Puerta provides inclusive healthy spa cuisine, utilizing the season’s freshest ingredients from the on-property garden, as well as provides cooking classes at the Ranch’s culinary school, La Cocina Que Canta, helmed by Chef Denise Roa.
The Pearl Laguna in Laguna Beach, CA
An intimate retreat offering week-long and multi-week programs designed to harness the transformative powers of yoga and nature. Their program rejuvenates by combining a proven cleansing diet with yoga, hiking and meditation. Come here to cleanse, get in shape, renew your spirit and emerge stronger and revitalized. Mornings begin with Geo’s Power Yoga – his signature sequence of postures is designed to wake you up, increase your mobility and energize your day. In the evenings, enjoy a relaxing, restorative yoga practice. Evening programs also include meditation and healing/energy workshops. Afternoons include weight training in their inviting open-air gym and refreshing pool classes. By the end of your stay, experience a remarkable difference in strength, posture, outlook and energy level. One amazing program that focuses on the cleansing of the soul, mind and body.
Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, WI
Destination Kohler, a Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel located just two and a half hours from Chicago, features the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa. One of only 47 Forbes Five-Star spas in the world and the only one in Wisconsin, Kohler Waters Spa is a leader in water-based services and the practice of hydrotherapy with an array of innovative treatments, including: the latest water service All Things Scotland – a calming treatment that brings the healing properties of Scotland’s North Sea with a seaweed wrap, sea salt exfoliation, hot seashell moisture application and warm rinse under the KOHLER Custom Vichy shower, leaving the body feeling renewed and reinvigorated.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, AZ
The award-winning luxury resort is renowned for its unique wellness programs and fantastic fitness staff. From Olympic gold medalist trainers to Triathlon training, Sanctuary’s wellness programs are top notch. Highlights include the award-winning Sanctuary Spa, tennis on one of Sanctuary’s five courses, Zennis (a unique hybrid of yoga and tennis), swimming, and hiking Camelback Mountain. The resort is home to Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Misty Hyman for individual training sessions.
Cedar Creek Spa at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, MO
Big Cedar Lodge was recently named the No. 1 Resort in the Midwest by reader-voted Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Cedar Creek Spa is a world-class destination spa measuring 18,000 square feet, complete with hand-hewn timber ceilings, natural stone floors, handcrafted stained-glass accents, and antique-style chandeliers. Candles lining the rustic stonewalls surrounding the indoor grotto pool softly illuminate the underwater lounges with full-body massage jets and secluded coves. The most unique and destination inspired treatment here is the “Ozarks Rain Experience”. In under an hour, rejuvenate your mind and body as you relax in this hydrating experience, reminiscent of a warm summer rain.
The Boulders Resort in Carefree, AZ
Named for the surrounding 12-million-year-old granite boulder formations, The Boulders Resort includes a 33,000 sq. ft. spa facility that incorporates the Native American influences of the region. From its environmentally sound development to its legendary Spa, the Boulders is a compelling destination and has been named Sunset Magazine’s #1 Best Wellness Resort in the Southwest in 2015. The Spa at the Boulders blends the spirit of Eastern and Western influences in its architectural design, healing methods, treatments and philosophies. One wellness service to positively experience here is the Journey of the Sacred Circle – a life-affirming experience that helps find inner peace, renew your spirit and tap internal sources of energy to evolve your wellbeing, giving you the personal tools needed to deal with the rhythm of life.
The Well Spa at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA
Modeled after a natural well discovered in the area generations ago, the Well Spa stays true to its rejuvenating heritage. From facials to tailor-made massages, 15 types of treatment offerings at the Well Spa incorporate natural ingredients to hydrate and purify the body. A healing oasis with views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the spa gives guests time to unwind with a private salt pool, a eucalyptus-infused steam room, meditation room, and 13 treatment spaces. Recommended programs are the Pittura Festa for couples, which begins with a therapeutic mud paint party in a private room and ends with a tailor-made couples massage, and the Bella Body Casting which Mothers-to-be can participate in, where loved ones apply warm plaster onto the torso to create a belly mold that can be signed or decorated as part of a unique baby shower activity.