In the world of spa and wellness, programs that get real results attract clients for decades. Case in point: the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa. Located in Miami, Florida, Pritikin’s relaxed beauty is a major draw but it’s famous for life-changing programs to aid guests on their personal path to health and wellness.
Nathan Pritikin, author of the best-selling book “Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise” was an inventor with a passion for nutrition and fitness. In the 1970s, he began testing his then-revolutionary theory to treat heart disease with lifestyle changes. His program changed how the scientific community looks at heart disease and diabetes. No other diet-and-exercise regimen has been more highly praised.
The Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa program is based on the extremely healthy Pritikin Diet. Complimented by exercise that combines cardiovascular conditioning and strength training, the result is success. Mind-body wellness is also a factor. There is a mental component to illness and rewiring patterns.
As Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness Coral Arvon notes, “By changing our minds and our emotions, we really can change our lives.”
Pritikin wellness and medical experts embrace the science of behavioral cardiology, the psychological and social factors that impact cardiovascular risk. Guests can also customize their health transformation program with special packages. The center provides add ons for optimal weight loss and fitness, heart health, women’s health, family plans, executive health and more.
Your Day at Pritikin
Upon arrival, visitors undergo a health evaluation. After the physical, there’s a focus on your specific nutrition, medical and fitness needs. A typical day includes exercise classes based on your personal fitness prescription. In addition, stress management workshops, private counseling with physicians and education classes are led by acclaimed nutritionists, scientists, and lifestyle counselors. Visitors participate in nutrition and weight-loss workshops and cooking classes that emphasize healthy and simple meals. Seminars on dining out healthfully, classes in heart disease, diabetes and women’s health workshops are part of the menu here.
Additionally, the facility touts custom exercise classes, tennis, outdoor and indoor pools, yoga, onsite golf courses and more. Yes, your new well life will be fun.
The Guy Connection
Men love Pritikin. It is effective, personal and there are lots of opportunities to play golf or tennis, relax in the Miami sun and just have fun. As guest Aston Holley describes it, “Today, one year after adopting the Pritikin Program, he’s 70 pounds lighter.”
Known for heart-healthy meals and snacks, you won’t be hungry or crave sweets. Award-winning chefs serve delicious, bountiful meals at the resort’s private restaurant. Plus, you’ll learn how to prepare the scrumptious dishes in healthy cooking classes. We say yum.