The Pritikin Approach embodies virtually everything you need to look better, feel better, and, most importantly, live better.
It all starts with our premier Medical Program. You will receive a complete health and fitness evaluation by one of our board-certified physicians that targets your wellness and weight-loss goals using cutting-edge blood chemistry panels and cardiometabolic stress testing. Then, throughout your stay, your physician will track your progress with you.
Your Exercise Program is also customized to your specific needs. Your physician and exercise physiologist use the results of your cardiometabolic stress test to create your highly personalized exercise plan. Using your plan, you will exercise each morning using Pritikin’s three-pronged approach: cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training. And each day, you’ll rediscover the fun, the thrill, of being fit.
Education is the cornerstone of the Pritikin Approach. Every day after exercise, you will be immersed in eye-opening workshops in nutrition, stress management, and health, as well as practical “real world” training in healthy, delicious restaurant dining, cooking, supermarket shopping, and more. Your teachers are among the best lifestyle-educators in the country – professionals with years of success in turning people who want to live a healthier, more fulfilling life into people who are.
It is a popular misconception that you have to starve yourself and abandon any notion of enjoying food in order to lose weight. At Pritikin you’ll learn that not only are these notions false, but it is ideas such as these that may have impeded successful weight-loss efforts over the years.
Think you'll be lost in your kitchen without butter, oils, salt, and sugar? At Pritikin, you'll discover a new world of culinary skills and sensational flavor! Seasoning with herbs, spices, citrus zest, and other healthy condiments is easier than you might think. And it's oh-so delish!
Our exercise program, in conjunction with our nutrition guidelines, are the foundation of the Pritikin Program. Together, they are the gold standard in health and wellness. They'll put you on the best path to a leaner, healthier body.
A hallmark of Pritikin is its strong medical presence. Ten physicians, all board-certified in fields such as cardiology and endocrinology, provide each guest with the expert medical attention required for achieving major life changes smoothly and successfully.
Root out issues that cause stress in your life and distract you from your goals to lose weight and live well. Our psychologist conducts workshops and one-on-one counseling that can strengthen your resolve and promote long-term success. Don't let personal obstacles hold you back.
Education is the cornerstone of the Pritikin Program. Our faculty of doctors, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and lifestyle-change experts encourage active involvement, making each workshop a stimulating, transforming experience. Our guests return home feeling, "I can do this, and I want to."