Book a residential stay or make it a resort excursion, where you will learn what you need to do to lose weight and attain optimum health and fitness while away. But remember, you will need to take what you learn with you and work it at home! No doubt these might set you back a little bit, so start saving some money! Sometimes, you get what you pay for!
A six-day Bikini Bootcamp at Amansala resort. A tune up for the mind, body and spirit. It is an adventurous fitness and yoga holiday that will send you home looking and feeling better than when you arrived. Their program is designed to help guests reconnect to themselves and nature through a combination of exercise, healthy eating, adventure, yoga, relaxation and pampering. (Note: There was formerly an online plan based on this program, but it is no longer available.)
Want to try at home? Get the book: Bikini Bootcamp: Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body
Review: Diets in Review (book and former online plan)
Duke Diet & Fitness Center
Durham, North Carolina
Their approach to weight loss and optimal health is based on the core principle that you CAN change your life, and it has been the cornerstone of their success for more than 40 years with more than 50,000 clients. Their therapeutic residential-style weight management program helps people affected by excess weight and impaired physical fitness achieve better health through weight loss, physical conditioning, and improved self-care habits. (Note: There was formerly an online plan based on this program, but it no longer available.)
Want to try at home? Get the book: The Duke Diet: The World-Renowned Program for Healthy and Lasting Weight Loss
Reviews: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (book) | Diets in Review (former online plan)
Green Mountain at Fox Run
A residential weight loss program for women that includes personal health assessment, balanced chef prepared meals, culinary cooking demonstrations, fitness classes, strength training, outdoor activities, which can be modified to accommodate all levels and body sizes, 24 Hour access to a fitness and recreational center, and classes and support groups facilitated by full-time psychologists and registered dietitians.
Hilton Head Health
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Since 1976, they have helped thousands of people lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Their weight loss spa and health retreat combines exercise, healthy eating, and education to give you the tools and knowledge you need to lose weight and keep it off for good. More than a so-called “fat camp” or “fat farm,” this weight loss program focuses on fitness, nutrition and overall well-being to help you achieve long term weight loss for a longer, more fulfilling life.
Inspire Fit Resorts
Park City, Utah
This health retreat works with the LiVe Well Center of Park City to put you back in charge of your own health. They use a variety of evaluation tools, including blood tests, physical tests, and lifestyle assessments, to gain a complete picture of your current state of health. Then they create a customized plan that will give you the education and tools you need to restore or improve your wellness. You will learn about drug-free treatments for many disorders and will develop a healthy, preventative lifestyle that helps you avoid illness and recover from injuries more quickly.
Live in Fitness
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina / Southern California
There is a feeling of fulfillment when you accomplish something so completely, where every detail has been thought out, and every process has been implemented….The “LIFE Signature Program” is just that. They are ever striving, ever evolving, always looking for ways to put even more into this life altering program that is based on science, evaluation, and testing, then analyzed by their expert coaching, nutrition, and behavioral staff, and crafted for each individual who walks through their doors.
Red Mountain Resort Retreats
Saint George, Utah
Take a vacation and get going with the Weekend Warrior Retreat aimed at breaking through weight loss plateaus or the Weight Loss & Well Being Retreat providing mental, emotional and nutritional guidance from wellness and fitness specialists. Every package includes 3 healthy meals daily, yoga and fitness classes, and guided hiking and biking, all designed for life-enhancing changes that last much longer than your stay.
Review: Diets in Review
The Biggest Loser Resort
Chicago, Illinois / Ivins, Utah / Malibu, California / Niagara, New York
They inspire people to overcome their wellness-related obstacles and challenges. This collection of wellness resorts offers an award-winning immersive program that is especially tailored for those who, regardless of their weight, are ready to embark upon a real transformative journey. At each Biggest Loser Resort, you’ll experience an affordable, results-oriented program that comprises challenging fitness, nutritious cuisine, sound education, soothing relaxation, and extraordinary group camaraderie.
Try it online: The Biggest Loser Club
Want to try at home? Get one of these book: The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program to Transform Your Body, Health, and Life, The Biggest Loser 30-Day Jump Start, or The Biggest Loser 6 Weeks to a Healthier You
Reviews: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (book) | Diets in Review (resort) | Diets in Review (30-Day Jump Start book) | Diets in Review (6 Weeks to a Healthier You book) | Diets in Review (online program) | US News & World Report (diet in general) | WebMD (diet in general)
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Wellspring at Structure House
Durham, North Carolina
Since 1977, they have been helping people to lose weight. With this program, you will learn to embrace a healthy and joyful lifestyle, while building the best possible foundation for long-term weight loss success. They empower you with the knowledge and resources to shed the pounds that have been holding you back, experience greater happiness in your life, and significantly improve your overall health. Structure House is proud to have been named the #1 Healthiest Diet in America by Health Magazine.
Try it online: S.H.O.W. Structure House Online Weight Loss
Want to try at home? Get the book: The Structure House Weight Loss Plan: Achieve Your Ideal Weight Through a New Relationship with Food
Review: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (book) | Diets in Review (book)
Wellspring Women’s Program
La Jolla, California
Women ages 25-65+ enjoy a fitness and weight loss vacation on the campus of University of California San Diego. Weight loss activities are tailored to meet the fitness levels and goals of each participant in a supportive and motivational setting. A full wellness program, including life coaching and culinary and nutrition classes, complement a comprehensive range of fitness activities. In addition to the aerobics, dance, yoga and personal training classes offered in UCSD’s state-of-the-art fitness complex, participants hike the beautiful La Jolla shoreline, bike through picturesque villages and nature reserves, shop local boutiques and galleries, and enjoy the company and friendship of like-minded women ready to commit to a lifestyle of health and vitality.
Want to try at home? Get the book: The Wellspring Weight Loss Plan: The Simple, Scientific, & Sustainable Approach of the World’s Most Successful Weight Loss Programs for Overweight Young People – And How You Can Achieve Lifelong Success With It