Award-Winning Weight-Loss Retreat near Sunny Pacific Coast
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 pounds lighter, with completely reshaped physiques. The show’s focus on committing to strict exercise and nutritional regimens is also at the core of The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge, Malibu, which was voted a top 10 fitness program in the SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards in 2011, and named one of Spas of America's top 100 spas.
The resort's weight-loss program fits exercise, healthy meals, and lifestyle seminars into a daily schedule from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Certified personal trainers might jump-start mornings with hikes through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a beautiful, Mediterranean-like mountain range with both beginner and expert trails. At mealtimes, the resort provides nutritious, low-calorie meals designed by registered dieticians, holistic nutritionists, and Culinary Institute of America-trained executive chef Rodolfo Reyes. For dinner, you could celebrate a productive day with a Hawaiian chicken bowl, topped off with key-lime crème brulee for dessert. Breakfast and lunch provide energy for additional exercises throughout the day, which may include water aerobics, kickboxing, or yoga.
Between workouts, groups attend lectures on weight training and nutrition education, including food-label reading and body-workout recovery. An onsite, full-service spa rewards hard-working participants with massages, facials, and acupuncture 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 further 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 necessarily have to end there; the experience should help guests stick with a healthier lifestyle long after their stay.
What You Get
One-week stay for one in a single room and basic weight-loss program with three daily meals (up to a $2,695 value)
Promotional value expires Nov 24, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 11/23/12 or promo value expires
Complete travel by 12/31/12
Limit 1/person, may buy 1 as a gift
Valid only for option bought
All cancellations subject to fee of 10% Groupon price; 2-week cancellation notice or $300 fee applies
Must call to cancel
Must be 18+ to check in and 14+ to stay; parent or guardian required for those under 18
Credit card req'd at check-in and booking
Must provide full name upon purchase, which will be provided to The Biggest Loser Resort
Must sign waiver
Must use promo value in 1 visit
9.25% tax, private training, and spa treatments not included
Tax required at time of booking
Travel to and from airport not included
New guests only
Can't be combined with other offers.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
In All Included Rooms
Free high-speed WiFi
One queen bed
Standard occupancy: 1
Maximum occupancy: 1
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 10 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: not available
By plane: 39 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX); about 37 miles from Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR)
A lack of signage can make the resort hard to find, so follow directions carefully.