Mountainside Hotel Promotes Weight Loss with Low-Calorie Meal Plan and Fitness Regimen
Known as one of the country’s premier weight-loss spas, Hunter Mountain Hotel & Spa features numerous nature trails in the Catskill Mountains where guests can take morning fitness walks. As they’re burning calories, hotel executive chef Tim Lang—a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America—prepares a low-calorie lunch. The fitness regimen you set according to your goals and abilities will be supplemented by Hunter Mountain Hotel with a healthy meal plan. The hotel’s fitness classes, tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools also help each participant lose weight while having fun.
Depending on your weight-loss goals, you can choose either a 900- or 1,200-calorie gourmet meal plan. All meals are enjoyed as a group in the main dining room. Each lunch begins with a soup such as broccoli or minestrone followed by a choice of made-to-order entrees including turkey burgers, veggie pizza, and chicken caesar salad. For dinner, you can dig into flounder florentine, herb-crusted steak, and other healthy offerings. Vegetarian diets can be accommodated, and with advance notice, the staff can prepare frozen food to take home after your stay.
The spa's fitness program is just as flexible, with professional trainers teaching a varying schedule of classes that includes a minimum of three courses per day. Jump in the pool for an aqua aerobics session that uses water resistance to enhance weight loss, or ease your mind during a multilevel yoga class. For individual workouts, the fitness room is equipped with treadmills, stairmasters, and weights. Guests can supplement their weight-loss plans with massage therapies and body-wrap treatments at the onsite spa.
Hunter, New York: Small Town in Catskill Mountains with Year-Round Recreation
Nestled in the Catskills of eastern New York, Hunter is surrounded by natural beauty. The town is situated in a forest preserve dotted with waterfalls and some of the state’s highest peaks. Hunter Mountain, a four-season resort located two miles from the hotel, draws year-round visitors for skiing and snowboarding during the winter and hiking and biking in the summer.
For a relaxing afternoon, drive 30 minutes east to the Thomas Cole House, the former studio and home of the famed American landscape artist. Exhibits onsite display several Hudson River School paintings. About 30 minutes south, you’ll find antique stores in the town of Woodstock.