Award-Winning Weight-Loss Program in New York’s Niagara Region
Since 2004, tens of millions of viewers have tuned into the hit reality show The Biggest Loser to watch contestants shed pounds and revamp their eating habits during an intense weight-loss competition. Season winners invariably emerge 100-150 pound lighter, with a complete reshaped physique. The show’s focus on committing to strict exercise and nutritional regimens is also at the core of The Biggest Loser Resort Niagara, which as of May 2012 became the newest member of the brand's award-winning weight-loss resorts.
The Niagara campus follows the same results-driven weight-loss model as the other Biggest Loser Resorts, incorporating exercise, healthy meals, and lifestyle seminars into an action-packed daily schedule. The year-round facility features a state-of-the-art fitness village as well as a new indoor aquatic center. Certified personal trainers jump-start mornings with hikes through the resort's 300-acre property, which features a private woodland lake. This unique location allows guests to add seasonal activities⎯including catch-and-release fishing and cross-country skiing⎯to their workout regimens. For lunch and dinner, they can celebrate a productive day with chef-created, low-calorie meals such as organic vegetable omelets and turkey-and-avocado wraps. Breakfast helps provide energy for additional exercises throughout the day, which may include water aerobics, kickboxing, or yoga.
In between workouts, groups attend lectures on weight training and nutrition education, including food-label reading and body-workout recovery. The full-service, onsite Spa Alexis at Niagara rewards guests with massages, facials, and salon treatments (not included with this Groupon).
One of the hallmarks of the program is a supportive team environment, as each person encourages other members of the team to push farther than they thought they could go. At the end of the week, trainers record each guest's weight and measurements, and note their progress. But the program doesn’t necessary have to end there, as the experience should help guests stick with a healthier lifestyle long after their stay.