Weekend Retreats & Specialty Programs

Guests come from all over the world to Pritikin for the core all-inclusive one or two week program to get their health on track and start seeing- and feeling- immediate results.

Several times a year we offer enhanced programming to those who want to really bring the lessons they learn home with them. During our Healthy Cooking 101, Cooking Like a Pro and Family Health Camp weeks, special happenings will be available in addition to your core stay. Once you leave, your home life will healthier than ever!

Weekend Retreats

Get a "Taste" for How Good Pritikin Living Can Feel!

Several times a year Pritikin offers Taste of Pritikin weekends, which are an opportunity for first time guests to see all that Pritikin has to offer. This program will open your eyes to all that Pritikin has to offer, and you will take away some life-changing health related lessons in just a few short days.

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Our Weekend Health Retreat is ideal if…

  • You’re too busy to get away for a week or more,
  • You believe the Pritikin lifestyle might benefit you but want a taste of it before committing to the full program, or
  • You’re looking for the perfect gift for friends and family interested in – or who may benefit from- healthy Pritikin living.

What's Included

Eye-opening lectures, fitness classes, cooking school, healthy meals and luxurious accommodations are all part of a Taste of Pritikin weekend. More into taking baby steps than going all in? Than this is the weekend for you.

Your Taste of Pritikin Weekend Retreat includes:

  • Life-transforming seminars in eating, cooking, and living well, all taught by Pritikin’s acclaimed faculty.
  • DEXA Body Composition Scan to determine your percentage of lean muscle and body fat. (What your body is made of is often more important than what you weigh.)
  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • A 30-minute Personal Nutrition Consultation to enhance weight loss, improve lipids such as cholesterol, and target those areas of real-world eating, from restaurants to grocery shopping, that are most challenging for you. Pritikin’s dietitians have solutions for virtually every nutritional hurdle.
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations for 3 nights at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • A $140 spa service credit..

Dates & Rates

All-Inclusive Weekend Health Retreat

Your Taste of Pritikin Weekend takes place at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida, and is conducted by Pritikin’s physicians, nutritionists, exercise experts, and chefs. Our Weekend Health Retreats fill up quickly. So do call the Pritikin Longevity Center as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

Available Dates

  • March 28-31, 2019
  • June 20-23, 2019
  • September 26-29, 2019
  • December 12-15, 2019

Pricing

One Guest: $1999

Two Guests (Shared Room): $2999

Healthy Cooking 101

June 2-16, 2019

Hands-On Cooking Specialty Program

Do you want to eat healthy, but struggle finding time to cook? If so, this hands-on specialty cooking program is for you. It features a wealth of recipes, each with 6 ingredients or less, and each finished in 30 minutes or less. Never was food prep so simple, quick, and delish!

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From Novices To Advanced Chefs, Everyone's Welcome

Guests who upgrade to this specialty program will learn everything from basic cooking skills to advanced techniques, including lessons in new and unusual food pairings. (Get ready for some delectable surprises)! Proper knife skills, core techniques like healthy sautéing and roasting, food handling, and the science and nutrition of food will all be covered.

Let Your Inner Chef Out

The chef that lives inside you will come to life as you master using your very own brand new knife and wearing your new Pritikin apron. These easy to make recipes will have everyone thinking you're a gourmet chef in no time, and you'll leave equipped with the tools and the skills to take home and prove that indeed, you are one.

Take a Culinary Tour Around the World

You'll master brand new healthy cooking skills for preparing cuisine inspired by the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond. You'll also learn about new seasonings and foods, and experiment with new combinations, that explode with flavor. Who needs salt, sugar, and fat when food can taste this good?

Foodie Excursions

Weather permitting, you'll be climbing aboard the Pritikin Culinary Van for an offsite foodie excursion. A Restaurant Night Out, a Grocery Shopping Scavenger Hunt and more will round out your stay. Love field trips? Love food? Climb aboard!

What's Included

This special hands on cooking experience includes the full Pritikin Program and an opportunity to work side by side with the Pritikin Chefs.

  • Life-transforming seminars in eating, cooking, and living well, all taught by Pritikin’s acclaimed faculty.
  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • Comprehensive medical health evaluation and fitness assessment/monitoring by our board-certified physicians.
  • Customized fitness classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists.
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • Use of all resort facilities

Dates & Rates

Healthy Cooking 101
June 10 to 24, 2018

Healthy Cooking 101 takes place at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida, and is conducted by Pritikin’s physicians, nutritionists, exercise experts, and chefs. These hands-on cooking programs fill up quickly. So do call the Pritikin Longevity Center as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

$600 additional per person, per week

This package runs concurrently with our core Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which means you’ll receive the full benefit of our core program plus, if you sign up, this special program. To enroll, speak with your program advisor about adding this program onto your core reservation. All special programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if registration is low

Family Health Camp

July 7-21, 2019

Get Healthy Together! Total Immersion In Healthy Living for Your Entire Family

The Pritikin Family Health Camp is an opportunity for both parents and kids to learn a healthy lifestyle. A schedule full of healthy and fun activities will have your kids putting down those video games and turning off the television..

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Each day in Pritikin’s Family Health Camp, the kids whoop and holler their way through drum-thumping “Cardiac Rap” aerobic workouts, strength training called “Pump ‘Em Up,” kid-friendly nutrition and cooking classes, and afternoons filled with swimming, golf, volleyball, and tennis.

They also enjoy tasty, healthy snacks and meals like chewy potato skins, icy fruit smoothies, salsa-bean burritos, chicken pasta primavera, and chocolate mousse.

Meanwhile, parents receive the full benefit of the traditional, for-adults Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program. Many also attend workshops on motivating their kids to make healthy choices.

Science-Based

In peer-reviewed studies on children in the Pritikin Family Health Camp (see citations at end of article), scientists at UCLA found that in just two weeks the children:

  • Shed on average 9 pounds (among children needing to lose weight)
  • Decreased LDL bad cholesterol 25% and total cholesterol 23%
  • Lowered triglyceride fats 39%
  • Reduced key markers of inflammation
  • Eliminated the Metabolic Syndrome (a pre-diabetic condition)

“I learned a lot…”

“I learned a lot at Pritikin,” says Colin, 15, who lost 45 pounds within nine months after leaving Pritikin and watched his chronically high blood pressure fall into normal, healthy ranges.

This Indiana teenager is a runner, basketball player, and weight lifter, “but I learned at Pritikin that what you eat matters a lot more than how much you exercise.” He fills his day with good food, like breakfasts that begin with bananas and Subway sandwiches at lunch that are packed with all kinds of fresh veggies. “It’s second nature to me now. I like what I eat.

“I also learned at Pritikin that even if I’ve have a bad day of eating, I can get right back into a healthy eating pattern the next day. I no longer have an ‘all or nothing’ mindset where I was ridiculously strict, eating no more than 1,200 calories a day, then I’d crash and eat a whole pizza, then hate myself. It’s great to be free of that mindset.”

Total Immersion In Healthy Living… And A Lot Of Fun

To teach children healthy habits, the entire family needs to be involved, insists every major pediatric health organization. Family immersion in healthy living is what the Pritikin Family Health Camp is all about, and it’s taught by nationally renowned physicians, dietitians, and exercise physiologists.

More important (as far as the kids are concerned) is that the program’s just a whole lot of fun. Each day, the children get movin’ while participating in fun activities both indoors and outdoors! They’ll enjoy kayaking, hiking, playing tennis and basketball in the fresh air, and when it really heats up, can go inside and keep moving with dance classes as well as strength training, music-charged aerobic workouts, or better yet, go for a dip in either our outdoor or indoor pool!

The cooking classes get high marks, too. The kids make – and get a big kick out of sampling – tasty snacks, soups, sorbets, pastas, crepes, cookies, and Mexican-style beans and tortillas.

In kid-friendly nutrition classes taught by Pritikin’s dietitians, the children are exposed to some real eye-openers, like the number of teaspoons of sugar (more than 10!) in a can of Coke, and how smooth-skinned arteries can turn “gross with cholesterol boils” after years of eating the wrong foods.

Meanwhile, parents are fully involved in the for-adults Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which also includes family-focused workshops, such as planning menus with your kids, handling picky eaters and junk food lovers, and fitting fitness fun into everyday family life.

The Epidemic – Childhood Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Never before was it so vital that we improve the diet and exercise habits of our children. We don’t have a few overweight kids in America. We have a national health crisis.

Among U.S. teens, obesity-related type 2 diabetes has increased 800% during the past decade. And nearly 70% of teens in America show the initial stages of fatty streaks, or early heart disease, in their arteries — not only overweight adolescents but thin ones as well. This is the first generation in history, scientists predict, in which parents may outlive their children.

The Solution – Pritikin Delivers Results

A powerful solution, UCLA researchers have found, is the Pritikin Family Health Camp. In studies (see citations below) on both normal-weight and overweight children, the following results were achieved in two weeks:

  • Total cholesterol lowered on average 23%
  • LDL bad cholesterol decreased 25%
  • Average weight loss (among overweight children) of 9 pounds
  • Triglyceride fats lowered 39%
  • Key markers of chronic inflammation reduced, including C-reactive protein and oxidative stress
  • Increased production of nitric oxide, a beneficial chemical that expands blood vessels, increases blood flow, and squelches plaque growth and blood clotting

What's Included

This special once a year Family Health Camp includes the full Pritikin Program for adults and a very special program for kids (ages 10-15).

  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • Comprehensive Medical Health Evaluation and Fitness Assessment/Monitoring by our board-certified physicians
  • Customized Fitness Classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists
  • Education Classes taught by internationally renowned physicians, nutritionists, and psychotherapists
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • Use of all Resort facilities

Dates & Rates

Family Health Camp

Both kids and parents learn how fun and rewarding a healthy lifestyle can be in Pritikin's Family Health Camp. Adults enjoy the all-inclusive Pritikin Program, while kids, ages 10-15, get to cook up healthy versions of their favorite recipes, participate in fun, interactive sports, such as tennis, and more! We'll have your kids hopping on the healthy bandwagon in no time!

Available Dates

July 7-21, 2019

Kids Rates

One-Week: $1950 | Two-Weeks: $3100

This package runs concurrently with our core Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which means you’ll receive the full benefit of our core program plus, if you sign up, this special program. To enroll, speak with your program advisor about adding this program onto your core reservation. All special programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if registration is low

Cooking Like a Pro

September 8-22, 2019

Pritikin for the Foodie

Take your cooking skills to the next level with confidence! Learn how to break down a whole fish and entire chicken, experiment with different cuisines and let your inner artist out perfecting food presentation.

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Learn Advanced Cooking Skills

Take your cooking skills to the next level with confidence! Learn how to break down a whole fish and entire chicken, experiment with different cuisines and let your inner artist out while perfecting food presentation.

Give Your Favorite Recipes a Healthy Makeover

Not only will you benefit from practicing your cooking skills in these hands on classes, but you’ll experience creating and Pritikinizing you own recipes.

Take a Culinary Tour Around the World

You'll master brand new healthy cooking skills for preparing cuisine inspired by the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Middle East, and beyond. You'll also learn about new seasonings and foods, and experiment with new combinations, that explode with flavor. Who needs salt, sugar, and fat when food can taste this good?

Foodie Excursions

Weather permitting, you'll be climbing aboard the Pritikin Culinary Van for an offsite foodie excursion. A Restaurant Night Out, a Grocery Shopping Scavenger Hunt and more will round out your stay. Love field trips? Love food? Climb aboard!

What's Included

This special hands on cooking experience includes the full Pritikin Program and an opportunity to work hands-on and side by side with the Pritikin Chefs.

  • Life-transforming seminars in eating, cooking, and living well, all taught by Pritikin’s acclaimed faculty.
  • Healthy gourmet meals prepared by Pritikin’s award-winning chefs.
  • Comprehensive medical health evaluation and fitness assessment/monitoring by our board-certified physicians.
  • Customized fitness classes led by university-degreed exercise physiologists.
  • Eye-opening lectures led by internationally renowned physicians, nutritionists, and psychotherapists.- redundant with first bullet- can remove, if you want
  • Luxurious hotel accommodations at the home of the Pritikin Longevity Center – a beautiful 650-acre resort in Miami, Florida.
  • Use of all resort facilities.

Dates & Rates

Don't Miss Out. This Special Hands-On Cooking Program is Only Offered Once Each Year.

This hands-on cooking experience takes place at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida, and is conducted by Pritikin’s physicians, nutritionists, exercise experts, and chefs. Cooking Like a Pro specialty weeks fill up quickly. So do call the Pritikin Longevity Center as soon as possible to secure your reservation.

Available Dates

September 8-22, 2019

$750 additional per person, per week

This package runs concurrently with our core Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, which means you’ll receive the full benefit of our core program plus, if you sign up, this special program. To enroll, speak with your program advisor about adding this program onto your core reservation. All special programs are subject to change and may be cancelled if registration is low