In Beautiful Sunny Florida, USA
When it comes to fitness retreats and weight loss camps for adults, Florida is home to multiple world-renowned names in the industry. Whether you’re looking for an affordable and practical weight loss getaway like Weight Crafters or a dedicated medically licensed health campus like Pritikin, you’ll find these and more in sunny Florida. It’s the perfect way to get out of the colder northern states during winter and work on the body you’ll be showing off come summer.
Additionally, for younger campers there’s Shane Camp’s Florida campus, with plenty of activities to keep your teenager occupied.
Since 2007, Weight Crafters has specialized in working with overweight, obese, or senior clients who need personalized attention at an affordable price point. While some guests stay only a week or two, many elect to spend months at a time in Madeira Beach, enjoying the family atmosphere, prepared meals and personalized fitness programs just steps from the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. They only take 8-10 guests at a time, so availability can be very limited during prime seasons.
The care Weight Crafters has taken to walk the line between amenities, comfort and affordability make them our top choice for most fitness retreaters – and guests hail from all over the world to attend. Learn more about them here.
Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa
Located in Miami and operating since 1975, Pritikin is legendary in the residential fitness industry. Their health and fitness programs are on the same level as hospitals and rehabilitation centers, with physician directed programs. The location is home to 650 acres of gardens, pools, golf courses and more. Whether you’re looking for a spa day or a life transformation – Pritikin offers it.
These amenities all come at a price, of course. Weekly rates start in the $4k range, and only go that low if you share your accommodations with a friend. If money isn’t an issue and you need medical-grade help, you can’t do better than Pritikin. Click here to learn more about them.
Vita Vie Retreat
If you’re considering Pritikin but are more concerned with amenities and adventure than medical capabilities, Vita Vie is an appealing alternative. Guests travel from all over the world to enjoy Vita Vie’s active resort and spa programs. Their fitness retreat model follows the traditional three-point process of combining physical activity, balanced nutrition, and a structured but relaxing environment for healthy habit building. As a bonus, Vita Vie focuses primarily on small-groups of no more than 10 guests at a time.
The cost is significantly higher than similarly designed retreats like Weight Crafters, but for that extra cash you get access to golf, a private beach club, spa treatments, and the option of hiring a personal trainer one-on-one for your stay rather than participating in group activities. Find out more about Vita Vie Retreat by clicking here.
For the more athletic or those looking for more of a boot camp styled program, Getaway Fitness in Clearwater is a strong contender. They work with larger groups, and are partnered with the Opal Sands Resort, a luxurious and visually striking place to spend a week or two. Meals are provided, and they offer a variety of activities.
Pricing is once again a bit steep for the average fitness camper, with shared rooms starting at $4k per week. Find out more by clicking here.
Camp Shane, Florida
As noted above, Florida also offers fitness and weight loss getaways for younger guests. Camp Shane is one of the longest standing names in youth and teen weight loss camps. Their Indian River campus is a quick drive from Orlando, and features a large fitness center, several gyms, playing fields, an amphitheater and a whole lot more. Like all Shane camps, they provide meals and activities and dorm accommodations.
You can find out more about Camp Shane by clicking here.