More than 100,000 people worldwide have come to Pritikin for one-week programs, two-week programs, and longer. For some, the primary goal is losing weight. Others want to prevent and address health issues. Still others seek the ultimate spa-health vacation. Everyone leaves feeling better and, best of all - living better.
Pritikin was the first comprehensive lifestyle program in America, and after 37 years on the cutting edge of lifestyle science, we are still the longest-running, most successful program for reversing many of modern society's health concerns, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Our guests describe their experience as "transformative." Each day they're immersed in education classes, exercise, weight-loss counseling, and physician care that inspire them with an "I can do this!" approach toward healthy living. The benefits are absolutely priceless.
Your Pritikin Health, Weight-Loss, and Spa Program Includes:
Spacious rooms and suites with gorgeous views of the resort's gardens and/or golf courses.
From the first day you arrive, you discover that you're enjoying a lot of great-tasting food - five gourmet meals and snacks daily. Succulent fruit. Roasted lobster. A bounty of savory, grilled vegetables. Paella. Grilled bison. Stone crabs. Wild mushroom risotto. Chocolate mousse. Hunger is never an issue. In fact, many of our guests say they're eating more than they ever have, and they're losing weight.
Premier Medical Program
A hallmark of Pritikin is its strong medical presence. Our board-certified physicians provide each guest with the expert medical attention required for achieving major life changes smoothly and successfully.
While most health/spa programs charge significantly extra fees for every medical appointment and test, the following medical services are standard at Pritikin:
- Complete history and physical, including blood pressure screening, medication review, dietary analysis, and weight-loss planning. Pritikin guests spend on average 2.5 hours of private time with their physician.
- The newest, most scientifically advanced diagnostic tools to detect cardiovascular disease in its early stages.
- Personal consultations with our physicians to closely track fitness, weight loss, and health progress.
- Cardiometabolic stress test.
- State-of-the-art blood panels, including inflammatory markers, comprehensive cholesterol analysis, and insulin and blood sugar sensitivity.
- Personalized exercise prescription for both Center and home use.
Fitness For Life
The Exercise Program has always been a big hit with guests. Just walk in the gym; you feel the excitement. People are laughing, cheering each other on, and, most of all, thrilled because they're shedding fat and building muscle quicker and more effectively than they ever thought possible.
The Pritikin Exercise Program teaches a comprehensive approach involving cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and stretching. Each element is designed to be safe, fun, and easy to follow when you return home. And we accommodate all levels of fitness - from Olympic athletes to people who have not exercised in years and want highly individualized attention.
Also offered daily are elective fitness classes, including Sunrise Stretch, Yoga/Meditation, Aquatics, Toning the Abs and Butt, Functional Fitness, Balance & Stability, Tai Chi, Spinning, Zumba Dancing, and Pilates.
Education For Long-Term Success
Education is the cornerstone of the Pritikin Program. Your teachers are among the best lifestyle educators in the country – professionals with decades of success in turning people who want to live a healthier life into people who are.
Our registered dietitians and chefs teach classes on healthy, delicious eating in the real world. Our physicians demonstrate why healthy living is so important. And small-group workshops led by our psychologists help guests break through personal obstacles that hold them back from health and weight-loss success.
Education classes include:
- Healthy, Pleasurable Restaurant Dining
- The Art of Simple Cooking
- Smart Supermarket Shopping
- Reversing Diabetes
- Revitalizing Your Heart
- Controlling High Blood Pressure
- Preventing Cancer
- Building Strong Bones
- Smoking Cessation
- Taking Charge of Stress
- Sexuality and Intimacy
- Mapping Out Your Home Strategies
- Mastering Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits
A Paradise of Resort Facilities
Come to Pritikin in South Florida and enjoy swimming pools, golf courses, a vast array of spa/massage services, and much more.
You’re Always Connected
For Pritikin living at home, our chefs prepare gourmet meals and ship them overnight to homes nationwide. Our faculty also keeps in touch with our guests via one-on-one telephone counseling, our alumni newsletter Pritikin Perspective, and our website memberships.