Ever considered trading your party-hopping, beach bumming, Mai Tai drinking getaway for a weight loss vacation?
If you haven’t, then it’s time to stop procrastinating on those fitness goals, and add to your travel calendar in the new year. Many don’t know, these weight loss destinations — which are offered all across the globe — offer fitness adventure, spa detoxing, or medical programs to help people reach their weight loss goals through good food, engaged activities and proven medical advice.
By slowing changing your habits (in an undistracted environment) you’ll be quickly on your way to a healthier and happier you in 2019.
From no-nonsense health clinics in Miami to fab body beaching in Jamaica, these retreats are not like the stereotypical “fat camp” you may have heard of. Here are 5 locations to help you kick start those New Year’s resolutions, sis!
Hilton Head Health
Located on Hilton Head Island in the private Shipyard Plantation community, Hilton Head Health (also known as H3) is a wellness retreat and weight loss spa that provides two different programs for those looking to make a major change in their lives. The Lose Well program is a highly structured month-long experience that is guided by a holistic approach to fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and mind/body classes. The Live Well program takes the same great approach but offers shorter stays (starting at a minimum of three days) offering a jump start where guests can customize their own stay.
Fab Body Retreat
This trip is the ultimate combination of fitness, wellness, and fun. It is an actioned-packed and empowering fitness retreat for women, hosted by Fab Body Factory founder Deanna Robinson, and joined by Brittanee Brooks, M’Balia Rucker, Rachel Miller and stress transformation therapist Sihnuu Hetep. On this 3-day fitness vacation, attendees get to enjoy a magical getaway to a tropical paradise resort where you can enjoy each other’s empowering and uplifting company, with an umbrella drink on the side!
Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa
For more than 40 years, Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa has served as the leading total body and mind health resort destination in the world. From weight loss to the prevention and reversal of the progression of coronary heart disease, diabetes and other health concerns — which are huge concerns for African American women — the program immerses guests in a life-calibrating educational journey embedded in longevity-rich dining, culinary classes, private physician consultations, diagnostics, weight-loss workshops, longevity living education and psychological wellbeing. Located in Miami, nestled within an exquisite 650-acre, four-star resort with beautiful pools, championship golf courses, an award winning spa and other world-class amenities, a Pritikin health and wellness retreat offers something for those seeking to enjoy the greatest duration of life.
Start your new year on the right foot at Canyon Ranch. It’s honestly one of the best gifts that you’ll be able to give yourself. The resort’s Lenox Health Resort Weight Loss Program offers guests a whole-person program with access to top experts in nutrition, exercise physiology, life management, and lifestyle medicine – all working to tailor the best weight loss plan for each guest. Stays range from 1 week and longer, with an all-inclusive no-tipping plan with meals and lodging.
Located on an intimate stretch of Cariblue Beach in St. Lucia, BodyHoliday will give you everything that you need in a weight loss vacation. A luxurious resort, a picturesque Caribbean sea backdrop and a customized approach to your health, wellness and overall well-being. As part of its commitment to wellness, the resort also offers a farm-to-table experience, called I-Tal, through its organic garden, which provides a wonderful learning experience for guests. During the experience, participants learn about organic agriculture, West Indian plants and modern sustainable farming, as well as learning about Rastafarian culture and clean eating.