When people think about weight loss programs, or losing weight in general, the images that come to mind are of overweight people sweating it out in gyms, huffing and puffing around the track, and carefully counting calories in kitchens across America. But not everyone fights the battle of the bulge alone. Weight loss spas are quickly becoming the newest dieting trend since Weight Watchers!
For those who have the time and the money, weight loss spas offer a luxurious, calming alternative to traditional fat loss programs. Surrounded by magnificent natural settings and with a full-time staff of people to assist you, it means you can come back from a vacation thinner than when you left. Let’s take a look at some of the more exciting weight loss spas available today.
If you’re stuck in a cold climate and are dreaming of-and dreading at the same time-bikini weather, you can head down to sunny, warm Florida. Even in the depths of winter in the rest of the country, Florida is going strong all winter long with many kinds of weight loss spas to choose from.
Remember Pritikin? It wasn’t just a diet fad way back when (over 100,000 people have benefited from its health and wellness program at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa in Aventura, Florida). They have a full menu of spa services as well as stress management workshops, one-on-one counseling with physicians, and education classes lead by nationally acclaimed nutritionists, scientists, and lifestyle counselors.
If your darling husband is also looking for a getaway, why not choose the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida? Let him hit the links, while you treat yourself to a full spa makeover, including exercise programs that will jump-start your diet.
For those of you further out west, the Eden Valley Institute Lifestyle Center in lovely Loveland, Colorado has everything you could want in a weight loss spa, from cooking classes to vegan diet counseling to more spa-like features like massage and weight management. They even have smoking-cessation programs.
Want to combine your fat loss spa trip with some real traveling, as well as kick the luxury up a notch? Stobo Castle in Scotland is a 19th century beauty that combines beauty treatments with weight loss management in a stunning setting that will make you want to stay forever.
The Caribbean has gotten into the act as well, with the CuisinArt Report and Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. It’s very exclusive, with only 20 guests at any one session. Your meals come from the resort’s hydroponic farm, and exercise classes include long walks on the pristine beaches.
For a trip south of the border, those in the southwest might enjoy a “health vacation” in Melaque, Mexico, which features aerobics classes held in the sea, yoga, massages, and healthy juices made fresh to order.
Up north in Alberta, Canada is the home of the Abundant Life Wellness Centre. They host a 10 to 14 day advanced “whole body detox” and cleansing retreat, which features a six-day juice fast to get you started right.
If you look online, you’re sure to find a weight loss spa that fits your lifestyle, your budget and your location. If you need a jump-start getting that weight off or if you just need a vacation that helps as well as relaxes you, then weight loss spas are your answer.