The next time life all just gets too hectic and you feel yourself losing sight of the core you, why not consider a rejuvenating break at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida. Their retreats are the perfect way to give yourself a health and fitness boost; with fantastic facilities, life-transforming seminars and healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs. This is not just any old health centre; billed as where the A list go for a health fix, it’s an altogether fabulous place! With a flight time from London of less than 9 and a half hours and then the resort is only a short 15 minute drive away – there’s really no reason not to do this!
The resort is tucked in a private enclave surrounded by 650 acres of tropical paradise. With beautiful peaceful grounds and impressive facilities that include swimming pools, five championship golf courses, tennis courts, and even meditative labyrinths. Most their programs last for a week, or 2 weeks to get the maximum benefit, but this year they have also launched a special trial retreat over a 3 day weekend. Some of the guests come with the specific goal of weight loss, whereas others just want a break away that has their physical and mental well-being at the heart – being immersed in the Pritkin world is rather special; healthy food, mindfulness programs and fitness – as the longest-running health resort in America (they were founded in 1975) they can certainly claim to know their stuff! The service here is special; personal, dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive, the staff really make the resort.
The rooms and suites are all newly renovated and offer gorgeous views of the gardens. Facilities include: 1 King or 2 Queen Beds, an aromatic pillow selection, balcony or lanai, 55-inch LCD flat-screen HDTV, Wi-Fi, Nespresso beverage system, safe and en-suite with frameless, rainfall shower. The suites also feature a parlour area and an additional bathroom. There are also 48 rather fabulous spa suites with decadent finishes and lavish details, you can rather imagine that this would be where the A list would stay!
Restaurants & Bars
With award-winning chefs delivering healthy gourmet meals you perhaps might have, correctly, suspected that the food was tasty! You also might have been suspicious that it was rather lacking in volume – well you’d be wrong! The food here is delicious but plentiful and yes healthy too as that is rather the point – a mixture of classic safer dishes and more unusual, dramatic flavours mean everyone is happy. The cooking school ensures that you keep this up once you’re back at home – this is no quick fix approach but a dedicated, supportive environment that give you the tools you need to make any changes that you need to.
Pool & Activities
With swimming pools, golf courses and tennis courts there is plenty to do to fill your time. The informative lectures are a must, they are packed with science – learn about taking charge of stress, controlling high blood pressure or smart supermarket shopping to name but a few. The newly refurbished luxurious spa is exceptional and the gym is the place to hang out – it’s a really positive environment. For classes you are spoilt for choice with yoga, Zumba, Pilates, spinning, Tai Chi, etc.
For an altogether life-changing break away from your normal frantic pace, why not give your body and mind a real treat and book into Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa.
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