10 Best Fitness Spas of America, Spas of America
We love fitness spas! Getting away to a fitness spa can help you focus on your goals, such as losing weight, improving wellness or learning how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Often located in breathtaking destinations, today’s fitness spas and health resorts help you sweat it out amidst gorgeous natural scenery, yet also offer unique amenities to pamper and nourish you. Discover how these top fitness spas can guide you to a new and improved self.

Oaks at Ojai
Ojai, CaliforniaOaks at Ojai, Spas of America
Nestled in the heart of a charming artistic community, the Oaks at Ojai offers guests a delightful, stress-free environment to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Along with wide array of fitness classes and facilities, this destination health resort is ideally located for exploring nearby canyons, trails, and beaches. The full-service spa awaits to pamper you with skin and body care treatments, gourmet spa cuisine is served for every meal, and you’ll sleep comfortably in hacienda-like accommodations. The Oaks at Ojai offers a seven-night program to focus on weight loss goals. Package includes accommodation, calorie-conscious spa cuisine meals, daily and evening programs including hiking, and two $85 spa treatment credits, and 50% off a 3rd. Prices start at $2,415/week.

Deerfield Spa
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvaniadeerfield-spa-spas-of-america-1
Set on a private 12-acre country estate in the Pocono Mountains, this destination health retreat offers a wellness   experience focused on you. Accommodating a small number of guests at a time, it offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, sense of community and attentive staff. The property is first-rate too, featuring comfortable rooms; spacious, modern fitness facilities; gourmet healthy meals; and spa services to soothe mind, body and soul. The Deerfield Spa program includes accommodations, three meals and two snacks a day, unlimited fitness classes, hiking program, lifestyle education lectures, workshops and demonstrations, evening activities, and 24-hour use of all facilities. Prices start at $1,520/week.

Hilton Head Health
Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaHilton Head Health, Spas of America
Offering weekly all-inclusive programs plus intensive, extensive stays, Hilton Head Health on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina has been working with clients on weight loss issues for the last 40 years. The focus is on fitness, controlled-calorie meals and mind/body connection. The program at Hilton Head includes CORE program schedule, complete meal plan, accommodations, a service allowance to personalize your stay and complimentary transportation to/from SAV and HHH airports. Prices start at $3,200/week.

Lake Austin Spa Resort
Austin, TexasTerry Vine Photography
In the heart of Texas, discover one-on-one sessions with in-house Lake Austin Spa Resort experts before, during and after a visit are offered to help participants achieve their individual weight loss goals. The Lake Austin Spa Resort’s Power of Seven program includes accommodations, three meals and healthy snacks throughout the day, educational sessions and nutritional dining and a selection of spa and body treatments. Prices start at $3,995 for seven nights.

Red Mountain Spa
St. George, UtahRed Mountain Resort, Spas of America
Nestled in Southwestern Utah’s red rock bluffs, Red Mountain Resort is a one-of- a-kind active destination retreat, inspiring guests to pursue health, wellness, balance and joy. With one of the country’s most breathtaking natural settings as its backdrop, the resort features a comprehensive selection of fitness classes and programs, outdoor and hiking adventures, nutritious cuisine and personal discovery seminars. The award-winning Sagestone Spa & Salon provides an array of unique spa services to help you recover.

Lodge at Woodloch
Hawley, Pennsylvaniawoodloch-by-the-lodge-at-woodloch
This woodland retreat is a sanctuary designed to help you focus on the health of body and mind. You’ll sleep well in luxurious accommodations and spend days as active or tranquil as you wish. Along with outdoor activities, fitness classes and healthy cooking, there is a relaxing spa offering wellness treatments and unique amenities such as the Whisper Lounge and Aqua Garden, as well as the new Lotus Labyrinth. The Lodge at Woodloch program includes: lavish accommodations, three gourmet meals per day, guest speakers and workshops, creative arts, group fitness and lectures, cooking demonstrations, hiking and outdoor adventure, and access to all health and fitness amenities.

Movara Fitness Resort
Ivins, Utahcopy-of-140226_fitness-ridge_infinityimagery_042
Located among the spectacular canyons of southern Utah, Movara attracts people from all over the world who want to achieve lasting health and wellness changes. It offers a comprehensive fitness program including hiking, fitness classes and workouts in the fully equipped gym, as well as nutritional counselling and healthy meals. And after your hard work, you can relieve muscle tension with a massage or treat yourself to a slimming body wrap at the spa. Movara‘s weekly program runs Sunday to Sunday and includes comfortable accommodations, all your meals, expert-guided hikes, fitness classes, and evening lectures. Prices start at $1,795/week for double occupancy.

New Life Hiking Spa
Mendon/Killington, VermontNew Life Hiking Spa, Spas of America
New Life Hiking Spa combines the peace of the outdoors with the charm of a New England country inn. Through days  filled with hiking, yoga, Pilates, fitness classes, cooking classes and workshops, guests can chart their own path to better health. Be sure to reserve time for spa treatments, including massages, reflexology and Ohashiatsu, an ideal way to balance energy, relieve stress and ease shoulders, back and hips. New Life Hiking Spa offers spacious air conditioned rooms and private bath with country inn ambiance, three gourmet meals and nutritious snacks, a nationally renowned hiking program (all levels), all exercise classes, and a massage (one per three night stay). Prices start at $259/night single occupancy for a one week stay.

Ste. Anne’s Spa
Grafton, OntarioSte. Annes, Spas of America
Ste. Anne’s is a “spa village” on 500 acres near Lake Ontario. Stay in the historic fieldstone castle or a private cottage while taking advantage of Maison Sante, the central fitness facility, and enjoy gourmet dining and wellness services. Spa treatments such as hydrotherapy, massages and facials are available to enhance your stay, as well as yoga, meditation and equine experiences. Be sure to experience the healing magic of the fieldstone grotto pools, walking trails and eucalyptus steam room. Ste. Anne’s program includes well-appointed spa cottage accommodation, fitness and wellness classes, three gourmet meals and afternoon tea daily, and complete use of the facilities. Prices start at $329/night.

Tennessee Fitness Spa
Waynesboro, TennesseeTennessee Fitness Spa, Spas of America
Less than two hours south of Nashville, Tennessee Fitness Spa is an affordable full-service retreat focused on helping guests lose weight and get in shape. This former fishing camp at historic Natural Bridge offers a rustic, peaceful setting in which to spend a week (or more) working toward your health goals. Access to the gym, hot tub, pool, fitness classes and daily lectures on health and nutrition are all included, as well as meals and snacks. Tennessee Fitness Spa offers private rooms with a shower, three healthy meals and snacks, and all exercise classes. Prices start at $1,514 single occupancy for a one week stay. Don’t want to leave home without your best friend? Tennessee Fitness Spa is pet friendly.



Christine Rowlands is a writer and editor who loves the natural therapy of bicycling and walking in the woods near Vancouver, BC. She edits for alive magazine and writes for Tourism New Westminster, YellowPages.com and subTerrain magazine. Email

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