Wellness Packages and A La Carte Services

You're going to love the way your body feels.

Your core Pritikin stay includes extensive wellness-prevention education and physician services, but some guests wish to enhance their stay with additional education and services. These optional services let you focus on specific issues while getting the maximum benefit of the Pritikin Program.

These services and packages target specific needs, such as Heart Health, Optimal Weight Loss and Back and Joint Pain Prevention.

Choose Any Of These Pritikin Wellness Packages

To secure the best rates, book these packages before you arrive.

Heart Health Package

Best For Guests Who Have Hypertension, High Cholesterol, and/or Heart Disease.

No program or medication has proven more effective than the Pritikin Program in lowering virtually all lifestyle-related risk factors for a heart attack, including high cholesterol, high levels of inflammatory factors like C-reactive protein, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and excess weight. Reap the best results from your stay at Pritikin by adding to your core program this Heart Health Package..

This Package Includes

Carotid Ultrasound

This exam images the major arteries supplying blood to the brain and identifies at a highly sensitive location any development of plaque formation.

DEXA Body Composition Scan

A scan that measures your percentage of lean muscle and body fat, and helps your Pritikin team set goals that enhance heart health as well as a leaner, fitter body.

Personal Cardiologist Consultation

Includes a Cardiac Risk Assessment based on the newest American Heart Association guidelines.

Intimal-Medial Thickness (IMT) Test

This test measures the wall of the carotid arteries, correlating with the effects of hypertension or the earliest identification of the atherosclerotic process. It may be used as a predictor of the development of this disorder in the remainder of the body’s arterial circulation, including the coronary arteries of the heart.

Personal Exercise Consultation

This consult will help you achieve the best returns from each workout. The focus is cardiovascular fitness, helping your heart become the strongest and healthiest it can be.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

This consult will help you prioritize your dietary goals for optimal heart health. It will also pinpoint any personal areas of challenge, from restaurants to cooking, and provide smart, simple solutions.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

This study evaluates the capacity of the body to metabolize foods (burn calories) and assists in identifying possible alterations in lifestyle that can promote weight loss.

Take-Home Heart Monitor

Your new heart monitor will make it easy to stay in your target heart rate zone. It will help you get fitter faster, and will add motivation and fun to every exercise workout.

Echocardiogram

We will evaluate function of the beating heart, imaging noninvasively your heart muscle and valves of the heart. We will also define both contractile and relaxation phases of the heartbeat as well as function of the heart valves.

Optimal Weight Loss Package

Best For Guests Whose Focus is Weight Loss

Want ultra-personal attention and tools for losing weight? If so, this Pritikin Optimal Weight-Loss Package is for you. You’ll take full advantage of our renowned faculty of weight-loss experts. Get ready to transformyour life! You’re going to love the results.

This Package Includes

DEXA Body Composition Scan

More important than what you weigh is what your body is made of, particularly your amount of muscle mass and fat tissue. Put simply, you’re much healthier (and better-looking) if you’re 220 pounds with a high percentage of muscle tissue than 220 pounds with little muscle. Our Body Comp Scan calculates your percentage of lean muscle and body fat. The results are often very motivating. Regardless of what the bathroom scale says, you’re getting results that you can see and feel. They also serve as a baseline for future reference.

Personal Exercise Training

Your individual coaching with a Pritikin exercise physiologist will put you on the best path for burning fat and reaching your weight-loss goals.

Personal Lifestyle Coaching

Lifestyle coaching at Pritikin has proven effective in helping people evaluate emotional and environmental triggers that lead to unhealthy eating. Your consult will help you take charge of your feelings and your food.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

Creating a customized eating plan with a Pritikin registered dietitian is beneficial for guests with weight-loss goals. A one-on-one consult can zero in on those areas of real-world eating that challenge you most. Sometimes, just a few simple changes can make all the difference.

Private Cooking Class

You know what foods you love! In your personal cooking class, “confess” to our chef and, together, you and he will transform your delights into delightfully healthy cooking. You’ll bring home a whole new repertoire!

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

This study evaluates the capacity of the body to metabolize foods (burn calories) and assists in identifying possible alterations in lifestyle that can promote weight loss.

Wellness & Prevention Package

Best For Guests Who Are Interested in Disease Prevention and Total Wellness

Lay the foundation for a lifetime of good health and disease prevention. With this Wellness + Prevention Package, you’ll be enhancing your stay at Pritikin with insightful tests and tools that will inspire you, like never before, to live well

This Package Includes

Biomechanical + Musculoskeletal Evaluation (BME)

Our BME can greatly help in establishing an exercise program for you that is sustainable and safe. It begins with a 90-minute evaluation of your posture, alignment, gait, muscle strength, range of motion, flexibility, and any pain or discomfort you feel in your daily activities. You will then receive personalized instructions based on your unique needs. You will also receive a 1-hour private exercise session focused on your biomechanical and musculoskeletal profile. The end result is a home exercise plan designed for lifelong success.

DEXA Body Composition Scan

Our Body Comp Scan will calculate your percentage of lean muscle and body fat in multiple areas of your body. Gaining muscle and losing body fat can greatly enhance your weight control efforts because the more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn. More muscle mass also means you look better – leaner, more toned.

DEXA Bone Density Test

Osteoporosis (bone loss) can lead to fractures and significant bone deformity. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they’re at risk until they suffer a fracture and all its debilitating consequences. The good news is that bone loss can be assessed simply and painlessly with DEXA Bone Density Testing, the most advanced assessment of bone strength.

Personal Lifestyle Coaching

A private one-on-one session with our Behavioral Therapist to create your own customized lifestyle-change plan and how to implement it.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

We all have personal likes and dislikes when it comes to food. Your private consultation with a Pritikin registered dietitian will help you tailor the Pritikin Eating Plan to your own lifestyle and food preferences. You’ll be amazed at all the tasty possibilities!

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

Having trouble controlling your weight? Several factors may be involved, including your resting metabolic rate, or RMR, which is the number of calories your body naturally burns every day at rest. As we get older, gain body fat, and lose muscle, our RMRs tend to decrease. Knowing your RMR is valuable because it will help you understand the optimal type of physical activity you need for shedding fat and building muscle, and boosting your RMR.

Back and Joint Pain Prevention Package

Best For Guests Suffering From Joint Pain or Significant Orthopedic Conditions Affecting Their Ability to Exercise

We may have the best of intentions to exercise, but what if we hurt when we move? Pritikin’s Back and Joint Pain Prevention Package has helped thousands over the decades arrest pain, improve the quality of their lives, and greatly improve their ability to exercise.

This Package Includes

Biomechanical + Musculoskeletal Evaluation (BME)

In a 90-minute session, our biochemical consultant will assess you from head to toe, analyzing your posture, alignment, gait, muscle strength, range of motion, flexibility, and any pain or discomfort you feel in your daily activities. You will then receive personalized exercise instructions, including photographs, based on your unique needs. In the second session, which is 60 minutes, one of our exercise physiologists will ensure you are performing every exercise correctly. And together you will design your daily home fitness routine.

DEXA Body Composition Scan

Our Body Comp Scan will calculate your percentage of lean muscle and body fat in multiple areas of your body. Gaining muscle and losing body fat can enhance your weight-control efforts, which can greatly relieve back and joint pain.

Additional Private Exercise Session

You’ll continue the good work you’ve begun with your BME and exercise training with an additional 60-minute personal workout session. One-on-one coaching with a Pritikin exercise physiologist is the best track to a leaner, fitter you.

Women's Health Package

Best For Guests Looking for a Package Focused on Women’s Health Concerns, Specifically

This Women’s Health Package is packed with eye-opening tests and information on women specific health concerns, all designed to help you look better, feel better, and, best of all, live better.

This Package Includes

DEXA Bone Density Test

Your weight as measured by the scale is far from the whole story. The scale does not tell you, as our Body Comp Scan does, how much muscle mass and body fat you have. It’s important to know because the more lean muscle you have, the more calories you burn – and the quicker you reach the leaner body you want. The Pritikin Program is all about building your lean muscle mass, and shedding fat.

B12 Test

This blood test is used to evaluate Vitamin B12 levels and can determine if there is a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Full Thyroid Test

How your thyroid is functioning can impact how many calories you’re burning each day. Full Thyroid Testing will assist you and your physician in determining the possible need for medication that will increase metabolism and enhance your weight-loss efforts.

Hemoglobin A1c Test

Hemoglobin A1c shows what a person’s average blood glucose level was for the two to three months before the test. It can help determine how well a person’s diabetes is being controlled over time. It is also valuable in assessing the risk of diabetic eye, kidney, and nerve disease.

Personal Exercise Training Session

This one-hour, one on one sessions will help you achieve the best returns from each workout. The focus is on cardiovascular fitness; helping your heart become the strongest and healthiest it can be.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

The pre-menopausal, menopausal, and post-menopausal years can bring on major changes in our bodies, such as body fat appearing (out of nowhere, it seems) in the abdominal area. A private consultation with one of Pritikin’s registered dietitians can be of great benefit in arresting and even reversing some of these age-related changes.

Personal Lifestyle Coaching

Lifestyle coaching at Pritikin has proven effective in helping people evaluate emotional and environmental triggers that can lead to unhealthy eating. Your consult will help you take charge of your feelings and your food.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

This study evaluates the capacity of the body to metabolize foods (burn calories) and assists in identifying possible alterations in lifestyle that can promote weight loss.

Vitamin D Test

Vitamin D deficiency is strongly linked to bone loss and possibly other health concerns, including diabetes. With testing of blood levels of vitamin D, we will identify any deficiencies and, if needed, prescribe appropriate supplementation to help correct them.

Women’s Health Specific Physician Consultation

This consult with the physician will allow you to discuss specific concerns regarding: menopausal symptoms, healthy aging, review results of bone density and all blood tests and provide possible treatments.

Get even more from your Women's Health Package by adding an optional Sleep Study.

Cardiovascular Imaging + Evaluation Package

Best For Guests Who Suffer from Heart Problems, or Are Looking to Avoid Heart Problems

When it comes to heart disease, it’s what you don’t know that can hurt you. With noninvasive, state-of-the-art testing at Pritikin, we are able to detect cardiovascular disease in its early stages, sometimes years before a heart attack or stroke may occur. The tests will provide you with sharp, exquisite images of your heart and arterial health.

This Package Includes

Personal Cardiologist Consultation

Includes a Cardiac Risk Assessment based on the newest American Heart Association guidelines.

Carotid Ultrasound

This exam images the major arteries supplying blood to the brain and identifies at a highly sensitive location any plaque formation.

Echocardiogram

We will evaluate function of the beating heart, imaging noninvasively your heart muscle and valves of the heart. We will also define both contractile and relaxation phases of the heartbeat as well as function of the heart valves.

Intimal-Medial Thickness (IMT) Test

This test measures the wall of the carotid arteries, correlating with the effects of hypertension or the earliest identification of the atherosclerotic process. It may be used as a predictor of the development of this disorder in the remainder of the body’s arterial circulation, including the coronary arteries of the heart.

Diabetic Care Comprehensive Package

Best For Guests Looking to Upgrade Their Standard Diabetic Package to Gain Even More Health Benefits and Better Control Their Diabetes

Pritikin guests see dramatic improvements in their health and energy. “This is especially true for guests with type 2 diabetes,” notes Dr. Danine Fruge, MD, ABFP, Medical Director at Pritikin. “Many guests eliminate or reduce their need for medication.” Upgrade your Standard Diabetic Care Package with an array of personal consultations, monitoring, and testing. All are designed to give you the best experience and results possible. The one-on-one consultations and cooking class will help you adapt the Pritikin Program to your individual lifestyle. And they will prepare you to maintain – and even improve upon – the health benefits you gained during your Pritikin diabetes retreat long after you’ve left us and returned home.

This Package Includes

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Test

ABI is a simple, reliable means for diagnosing peripheral artery disease, common among people with diabetes. Blood pressure measurements are taken at your arms and ankles using a noninvasive ultrasound device called a Doppler.

Blood Sugar Monitoring

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Diabetic Specialist Physician Consultation

This additional consult will help provide optimal monitoring of your blood glucose levels and progress toward your goals.

Personal Exercise Consultation

Daily exercise is valuable for reducing insulin resistance and “burning up” sugars before they have a chance to build up in the blood. Your consult with an exercise physiologist will help ensure that you’re making the best use of your workouts for long-term diabetes control.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

Creating a customized dietary plan with a Pritikin registered dietitian is very beneficial. Not only can it help control blood glucose, it also enhances weight loss, improves lipids such as cholesterol, and reduces risk of major cardiovascular events. Your consultation will also target those areas of “real world” eating, from restaurant dining to grocery shopping, that are most challenging for you. Pritikin’s dietitians have solutions for virtually every nutritional hurdle.

Private Cooking Class

This is fun! Your personal cooking class with one of our chefs will help you blend the foods and flavors you love with cooking techniques that will do wonders for your blood glucose and overall health.

C-Peptide Test

A C-peptide test is a dependable indicator of how much insulin your pancreas is producing. If you have low blood sugar, C-peptide testing can pinpoint the cause, such as excessive use of medicine to treat diabetes.

Carotid Ultrasound

Ultrasound visualizing of blood flow to the brain. We will identify if plaque is present and determine any early arteriosclerosis. 2D velocity is useful even if complex flow conditions exist, such as blockages.

Hemoglobin A1c Test

Hemoglobin A1c shows what a person’s average blood glucose level was for the two to three months before the test. It can help determine how well a person’s diabetes is being controlled over time. It is also valuable in assessing the risk of diabetic eye, kidney, and nerve disease.

Urine Microalbumin Test

This simple but critical urine test is one of the best tools to assess whether a person with diabetes is at particularly high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Repeat testing following major lifestyle changes and/or medication changes can help determine the improved health of blood vessels.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

This study evaluates the body’s ability to metabolize foods (burn calories). It also helps identify possible alterations in lifestyle that can assist in reducing weight.

Optimal Fitness Package

Best For Guests Who Want an Extra Focus on Fitness

Are you already athletic but want to push yourself even further? Learn more about where you are physically with two state-of-the-art, non-invasive tests. Plus, let our Exercise Physiologists help take your fitness regime to the next level. There’s fun in this package, too - a tension-relieving, specialized massage.

This Package Includes

DEXA Body Composition Scan

A scan that measures your percentage of lean muscle and body fat, and helps your Pritikin team set goals that enhance heart health as well as a leaner, fitter body.

Lomi Juma Massage

Restore your inner balance with a fusion of Asian inspired massage techniques. This massage improves micro circulation, unlocks your joints and relaxes your muscles, while restoring your physical and mental well-being.

Personal Exercise Training

These one on one sessions will help you achieve the best returns from each workout. The focus is on cardiovascular fitness; helping your heart become the strongest and healthiest it can be.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

Jumpstart your journey to better health and lifelong weight control. Get a personalized eating plan that you can live with and enjoy. A session with one of our Pritikin nutritionists may be the most important time you’ve ever spent on your health.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) Test

This study evaluates the capacity of the body to metabolize foods (burn calories) and assists in identifying possible alterations in lifestyle that can promote weight loss.

Cardio Prescription Package

Best For Guests Who Want a Specialized Personal Training Program Tailored for Cardio-Respitory Exercise

Work with a Pritikin personal trainer to build a customized cardio plan suitable to your specific workout style and goals. Learning the program at Pritikin will set you up to continue on the right track once you return home.

This Package Includes

Initial Consultation

This 15 minute consultation will give you and your Pritikin Exercise Physiologist the opportunity to discuss your fitness history, commitment and goals for the home program.

Cardio Fitness Evaluation

A 45 minute private training session to assess your current aerobic capacity to determine the appropriate training for your Cardio Prescription.

Cardio Prescription Program

The Cardio Prescription Program provides you with a personalized cardio plan that provides the frequency, duration, intensity, and type of cardio exercise that is appropriate for your goals. The program includes a detailed guideline on how to adjust and progress the plan at home.

Follow-Up Consultation

A 15 minute consultation to review your Cardio Prescription Program with a Pritikin Exercise Physiologist.

Fitness Prescription Package

Best For Guests Who Want a Specialized Personal Training Program Tailored for Home Fitness

Work with a Pritikin personal trainer to build a customized exercise plan suitable to your specific workout style and goals. Learning the program at Pritikin will set you up to continue on the right track once you return home.

This Package Includes

Full Fitness Evaluation

This fitness evaluation assesses your current aerobic, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility capacities. This full assessment provides the basis of your personalized Pritikin Exercise Prescription Program.

Initial Consultation

This 15 minute consultation will give you and your Pritikin Exercise Physiologist the opportunity to discuss your fitness history, commitment and goals for the home program.

Exercise Prescription Home Program

Fast track your way to good health. Use your wellness credit and benefit from one-on-one consultations, personal training sessions, state of the art testing and more!

Follow-Up Private Exercise Session

A 60 minute training session and consultation to review your Exercise Prescription Program with a Pritikin Exercise Physiologist.

Home Fitness Prescription Package

Best For Guests Who Want a Specialized Personal Training Program Tailored for Home Fitness

Get started building your routine during your stay at Pritikin, and take it, along with your personal trainer home with you (virtually, at least). This program will allow you to continue your fitness routine even after you leave Pritikin under the guidance of your trainer.

This will allow you to address any questions, concerns or adjustments as needed and the opportunity to change up your fitness routine as you progress and stick with the program.

This Package Includes

Initial Consultation

This 15 minute consultation will give you and your Pritikin Exercise Physiologist the opportunity to discuss your fitness history, commitment and goals for the home program.

Full Fitness Evaluation

This fitness evaluation assesses your current aerobic, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility capacities. This full assessment provides the basis of your personalized Pritikin Exercise Prescription Program.

Pritikin Exercise Prescription Home Program

Fast track your way to good health. Use your wellness credit and benefit from one-on-one consultations, personal training sessions, state of the art testing and more!

Follow-Up Private Exercise

A 60 minute training session and consultation to review your Exercise Prescription Program with a Pritikin Exercise Physiologist.

Executive Health + Wellness Package

Best For Guests Looking to Take Their Annual Checkup to the Next Level

This package is available as a 2-night retreat or may be added on to your core Pritikin Program.

Our Executive Health Physical not only identifies issues, it provides solutions that get results. Our comprehensive program of physician consultations, testing and more will evaluate where you’re currently standing health-wise, where you should be, and how to get there. You’ll leave Pritikinvarmed with the tools you need to get- and stay- in tip top shape.

This Package Includes

Exercise Tolerance Test

Under physician supervision, you will receive a cardiac and fitness evaluation performed with both resting and exercise EKGs which will give your physician and exercise team important information for creating your personal exercise prescription.

Comprehensive Diagnostic Laboratory Testing

These tests will provide Pritikin’s team of experts with an excellent overview of where you are health-wise and ensure that they are able to provide you with the best advice and recommendations possible.

Personal Nutrition Consultation

This consult will help you prioritize your key dietary goals for optimal heart health. It will also pinpoint any personal areas of challenge, from restaurants to cooking, and provide smart, simple solutions.

Personal Exercise Consultation

This consult will help you achieve the best returns from each workout. The focus is cardiovascular fitness, helping your heart become the strongest and healthiest it can be.

Personal Lifestyle Coaching

Lifestyle coaching at Pritikin has proven effective in helping people evaluate emotional and environmental triggers that can lead to unhealthy eating. Your consult will help you take charge of your feelings and your food.

DEXA Body Composition Scan

A scan that measures your percentage of lean muscle and body fat, and helps your Pritikin team set goals to enhance heart health as well as a leaner, fitter body.

Two Personal Physician Consultation Sessions

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Carotid Ultrasound

This exam images the major arteries supplying blood to the brain and identifies at a highly sensitive location any development of plaque formation.

Intimal-Medial Thickness Test

This test measures the wall of the carotid arteries, correlating with the effects of hypertension or the earliest identification of the atherosclerotic process. It may be used as a predictor of the development of this disorder in the remainder of the body’s arterial circulation, including the coronary arteries of the heart.

Private Mind-Body Personal Training Session

The ability to channel a sense of calm will help you reduce stress, which can wreak havoc on your health. Choose from a 60 minute one-one-one session of yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises.

30 Minute Remote Physician Consultation

A 30 minute remote follow up session with your Pritikin physician after you have returned home.