Pritikin Wellness Education

Education is the cornerstone of the Pritikin Program.

The discoveries and "aha" moments that come from participation in our classes have transformed the lives of thousands worldwide for more than 40 years.

Wellness Education is the cornerstone of your experience at the Pritikin Health Resort and Weight Loss Spa.

Our coaches encourage active involvement, making each of our workshops a stimulating training experience. So invigorating is our education program that over the years many guests have described us as the “Harvard of Health Education.”

For it is in these classes that you will begin to understand how the principles of the Pritikin Program impact your overall health. The power of good nutrition and exercise to heal the body is truly amazing. You will also attend “real world” courses daily, including cooking classes and restaurant dining, that will imbue you with the confidence that you can successfully continue your healthy new lifestyle when you return home.

Our coaches encourage active involvement, making each of our workshops a stimulating training experience. So invigorating is our education program that over the years many guests have described us as the “Harvard of Health Education.”

Last but not least, classes are just plain fun. With other guests, you laugh. You’re inspired. You learn together. You reach exciting new goals together. And you make friends for life. Whether school teacher or celebrity, our guests feel at home in a relaxed ambiance with great camaraderie. Many describe their stay at Pritikin as one of the best and most life-changing experiences of their life.

The educational workshops are distinguished by the presentation of scientific evidence that supports the principles of the Pritikin Program. Our extensive portfolio of published research provides participants with the confidence that this program has been well-documented for safety, efficacy, and proven results.

Putting the Pritikin Longevity Center Principles To Work For You

Our registered dietitians, doctors, exercise experts, and lifestyle counselors provide sound strategies for everyday living with daily workshops such as:

  • The Calorie Density Solution: Feeling Full While Losing Weight
  • Planning Your Eating Strategy
  • Move It! Exercise Action Plan
  • Designing Your Home Exercise Program
  • Dining Out in the Real World
  • Cooking Workshops
  • The Biology of Weight Control
  • Supermarket Savvy
  • Diseases of Affluence (The Price of Success)
  • Fueling the Healthy Body
  • Belly Fat, Metabolic Syndrome, and Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • How To Prevent a Heart Attack
  • Maximizing Your Stress Hardiness
  • New Thoughts, New Behaviors
  • Women’s Health (Breast Cancer, Menopause, and Healthy Choices)
  • Men’s Health (Prostate Cancer, Enlarged Prostate, Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Setting Yourself Up for Success

In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in one-on-one nutritional and lifestyle counseling. And for those of you facing the challenge of trying to quit smoking, we offer a series of smoking cessation workshops facilitated by experienced coaches.

You’ll Discover All The Answers

Our experience has shown that three components – knowledge, skills, and support – provide the most effective formula for adopting a healthy way of life and creating a lasting sense of physical and emotional well-being.


One of our guiding principles is the importance of a strong scientific foundation. We provide you with the evidence and behavioral education for all the strategies you will learn in the Pritikin Program. Workshops that focus on the right kind of carbohydrates, the calorie density of foods, and the science of managing change in our lives will help you understand the true value of the Pritikin Program.


Your long-term success depends on new skills. Developing new habits takes practice, and that’s exactly what the Pritikin Program offers you. New behaviors such as regular exercise, cooking with a little fat and a lot of flavor, label reading, and healthy dining in restaurants will become second nature through our workshops, hands-on classes, and presentations.


You can’t succeed without it, and it’s what makes the Pritikin Program unique. From the first day of your session to the last, your entire experience takes place in an environment that specializes in helping and motivating people to make successful lifestyle changes. The entire staff of the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa helps you at every turn. And you will be in a group of people just like you, learning, laughing, moving, and growing toward a lifetime of health and vitality.

Health Resort

Take life to the next level, and be all that you can be. That’s what a vacation at Pritikin is all about. Live better. Look better. Best of all, feel better.

All-Inclusive Program

Since 1975, 100,000+ people have come to Pritikin. We are the longest-running, most scientifically documented health resort in America.

Rooms and Suites

Our newly renovated guest rooms at the health resort are spacious, serene, and amenity-rich. Each has a gorgeous garden view.

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