Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss


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Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

The votes have been tallied for our 2013 Spafinder Wellness 365™ Readers’ Choice Awards, and now we’re spotlighting our readers’ spa picks for “best for weight loss.” Was it a weighty issue? We’re not sure, but what we do know is that there are some excellent results on this top 10 list, from new winners to repeat ones—Green Mountain at Fox Run has been named one of the best for 10 consecutive years; Hilton Head Health for the past five—and are excited to share a quick snapshot of each!

readers choice awards best for weight loss

Canyon Ranch in Tucson – Tucson, Arizona

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

It’s a win-win situation at Canyon Ranch in Tucson—lose weight healthily while learning lifelong maintenance practices, compliments of the spa’s weight loss program and its nutrition, exercise physiology, life management, and lifestyle medicine professionals. Customized plans continue at home with follow-up phone and video calls from the team.

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Chiva Som – Hua Hin, Thailand

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

With a heavenly beachfront and tropical garden setting along the Gulf of Thailand, you won’t even notice the pounds disappearing while participating in Chiva Som’s holistic weight loss program. You can also engage in a full menu of massage and wraps and eastern- and western-influenced fitness classes.

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Deerfield Spa

Deerfield Spa – East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Don’t wait to start meeting your exercise and health goals—tend to them now by booking a stay at properties like Deerfield Spa; specializing in seasonal fitness programs, the spa accommodates just 33 guests at a time, and participation in all activities is voluntary.

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Green Mountain at Fox Run – Ludlow, Vermont

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Interested in a weight loss program in a destination spa-type setting? Grab your girlfriends and head to the women’s-only Green Mountain at Fox Run, which merges mind-body behavioral classes, fitness, nutrition, and camaraderie in a full-immersion program designed for women who want “to achieve health and a healthy weight without dieting.”

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Weight loss and health resort Hilton Head Health matches your determination to shed weight pound for pound with lifestyle-modification programs inspired by fitness, nutrition, and SELF (stress management, empowerment, longevity, and fulfillment) combined with 35-plus years’ experience.

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Miraval Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Miraval Resort & Spa doesn’t scale back when it comes to rejuvenating both physically and spiritually—amenities at this award-winning destination retreat include challenge activities, integrative wellness programs, the Life in Balance Spa, and casita-like accommodations shaded by the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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New Life Hiking Spa

New Life Hiking Spa – Killington, Vermont

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

For 35 years, New Life Hiking Spa guests have trekked the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail’s diverse terrain, nestled in Vermont’s abundant green mountains. Add director/founder Jimmy LeSage’s health and fitness management expertise, and you’ll be telling unwanted pounds to take a hike.

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Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa

Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa – Miami, Florida

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

A healthful, complete lifestyle is the key component to Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa’s extensive revitalization program (and its success). Here you’ll discover fitness training and workshops on stress management, nutrition, women’s health, heart health, and more, with program results, including those regarding long-term weight loss, documented in more than 110 studies in leading medical journals.

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Learn the tools necessary for a healthy, transformative life at Rancho La Puerta; the legendary, all-inclusive destination spa (spa treatments are optional extras) promotes integrative wellness via various fitness amenities, organic cuisine, and more.

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readers choice awards best for weight loss

Shane Diet, Weight-Loss & Fitness Resorts – San Antonio, Texas

Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best for Weight Loss

Created by the owners of Camp Shane, the Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts brand offers an all-inclusive program aimed at delivering short- and long-term weight loss, led by a team skilled in fitness, nutrition, and behavior change coaching. Part of the program includes private nutrition and personal training sessions so you can maintain a healthy pattern at home.

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