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When you really need to get away Article Kim Parizek

If only you could escape to relax, unwind, let loose…somewhere far from everything that distracts or causes stress. We know just the place….Canyon Ranch.

Since 1979, the Canyon Ranch wellness resorts in Tucson, Arizona and Lenox, Massachusetts have been the answer to rampant stress and busy-ness.  Both of the all-inclusive resorts were built entirely around the concept of healthy living and where the health and fitness vacation revolution was conceived.

A stay at Canyon Ranch combines a myriad of experiences. You can purely relax or be on a mission to get back in shape. You can take a bike ride, assault the High Ropes Course, get bendy in yoga or fierce in TRX training, learn to cook healthy meals or make lovely art. They have the classic spa treatments one would expect, plus originals you’ve got to try the Euphoria Ritual!

The biggest surprise is the health and wellness aspect. This is no mere nod to promoting good health, rather an integrative team of full-time physicians, nurses, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and behavioral specialists available to analyze and inform. You can have private consultations on weight loss, bone density, sports performance, habit change – you name your interest.  All of the experts and technology are in one place, which happens to be at a world-class resort.

Ready, set, focus

One way to make the most of your vacation is to choose a focus. Go to cooking demos, have a nutrition consult, become a healthier foodie. Exercise your spiritual side with meditation in the labyrinth or on a Soul Journey. Start training for a marathon with the help of top fitness experts, or lose unhealthy habits like overeating, sedentary living and poor sleep. If you want an immersive retreat with group dynamics, you can’t go wrong with a week at the Life Enhancement Center® at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. These experiences explore topics such as brain health, spirituality, relationships and weight loss. Consider these upcoming opportunities: Focus on Women: The Journey to Wisdom (May 21 – 28 | October 8 – 15). Ranch professionals in medicine, nutrition, exercise and spirituality examine topics that matter to women. Like life transitions, hormones, relationships, aging, fitness, full houses and empty nests. Daily roster includes group activities, meaningful discussion, private consultations, lots of fun and endless camaraderie. Renew Your Spirit (July 9 – 16 | November 5 – 12). The inspiring desert setting is perfect for inner exploration and cultivating spirituality. Ranch experts offer group experiences and private consultations focused on life transitions, choices, passages, and personal discovery. This life-enriching week is suitable for people of all faiths and beliefs. These eye-opening weeks can significantly change lives. And there’s no extra cost above all the things included with your stay – accommodations, meals, hundreds of activities and an allowance for spa, sports and wellness services. You also have plenty of options for shorter focused getaways. You could have an executive health physical, more comprehensive than most people ever experience. Or work with a nutritionist to personalize an eating plan. Learn stress-management techniques that can add years to your life. Or dance with Broadway pros, from Bollywood to Bob Fosse jazz routines. At Canyon Ranch in Lenox, you can experience the best of the Berkshires. How about daily hikes to spring waterfalls, trekking along the Appalachian Trail (June 15 – 18) or world-class music at Tanglewood or other performing arts centers? Bucket-list getaways in less than a week! Sounds like the escape you need might be at Canyon Ranch. For reservations and special signature amenities contact Kim Parizek from TravelMakers TravelMakers.com/kimp