I saw Hannelore Leavy who heads up several spa associations (including the Day Spa Association
), at our Spa Experience
event at Grand Central Terminal in New York last week. The first thing she said to me was “Your Biggest Loser Competition between Spas is a Marvelous Idea!” I had to laugh because whenever I write something in my blog or in the Club Spa newsletter that goes to our database, I never know ahead of time what peoples’ reactions will be. However, I believe this one has struck a chord! As promised, I am adding this piece to my blog so she can respond and add her comments. So, Hannelore, here it is!
From the Club Spa Newsletter distributed on Tuesday, October 30th:
On the hit TV series the Biggest Loser, people lose 50, 75 or even over 100 lbs by the end of the series and seem to keep it off. What you may not know is that 90 miles outside of Las Vegas, near St. George Utah, there are three spas which have similar weight loss programs:
Fitness Ridge Resort & Spa
Green Valley Spa
These spas help people lose weight with an approach similar to that on the Biggest Loser TV program: healthy diet, exercise, education, and motivation. A bonus at these spas, however, is that they also offer massage, body and skin care treatments, and hiking in the picturesque red rock country right outside their doors!
In fact, I have often thought it might be a great idea for these spas to host a Biggest Loser Competition between the three of them! Whether they do that or not, each fitness and wellness program, although a bit different, would be a great choice for people looking to lose weight. Check them out!