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The Biggest Loser Resort FAQ & Nutrition Questions

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No. Our program is structured to include guests who come for a variety of reasons. The primary motivators are generally to lose substantial weight or to experience an active fitness getaway ─ while learning how to achieve and maintain overall wellness.

No. Our program accommodates men and women at all fitness levels. All you need to be is willing to try your best!

We accommodate teens in our program (ages 14 - 17) but they must be accompanied by an adult to all activities. Please note: Our resorts do not offer daycare services.

The program runs in 7-day cycles with the minimum stay being one week with mandatory check-in on Sunday. Guests are welcome to stay for as long as they wish - many guests stay for multiple weeks at a time.

The rates vary per resort location, accommodation choice and length of stay. For current rates, click here or call our friendly reservation team at 888-870-2639.

Your on-property stay is required at our Niagara location. At our Ivins and Malibu locations, you are welcome to commute in every day and there is a discounted rate on the program for those who choose this option. 

If you have to cancel or reschedule, we will hold your balance as a credit on file for a future stay for the period of one year. If you cancel or reschedule your stay within two weeks of arrival a $300 per week rescheduling fee will be applied. As a resort policy, we do not accept cancellations via email. You are required to call the reservations team at 888-870-2639 to request a cancellation or reschedule of your stay.

Your room features everything you need to relax and refresh after the day’s activities. Click here for a list of location-specific room features.

The facilities at each resort vary depending on it's unique location. For a complete list at your desired location, click here

Each resort features gym facilities with top-of-the-line equipment, spacious aerobics rooms with great sound systems to keep you motivated and a swimming pool for aquatic workouts. Some locations feature additional facilities such as tennis and/or basketball courts. For details on your desired location, click here or call our reservations team at 888-870-2639.

 

Guests enjoy delicious spa cuisine meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner with dessert. Designed by an integrative team of world-class executive chefs, registered dietitians and holistic nutritionists, the weekly menu does not disappoint. Each delicious, calorie-controlled meal features top quality ingredients, in just the right nutritious balance of proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats. (Note: Snacks are available throughout the day if needed).

Sample Menu Items:

Breakfast: Vegetable omelets, breakfast sandwiches and burritos

Lunch: Turkey/avocado wraps, chili with corn bread, soups and salads

Snack: Homemade granola nut bars,fresh hummus with vegetables or crackers

Dinner: Mahi-mahi with vegetables, Hawaiian chicken bowl, chicken cacciatore

Dessert: Key lime crème brulee, pumpkin panna cotta, cinnamon apples

Our goal is to help you reach yours. Every day is specifically designed to provide you with the activities, education, nourishment and personal attention you need to get healthy and stay motivated. This program will challenge you physically and mentally to reach and surpass your own expectations while empowering you to change your life. A typical day includes all four pillars of what makes our program unique and effective: fitness/workouts, wellness education, spa cuisine meals and camaraderie with your fellow guests. Activities listed below vary per resort. 

Example Schedule:

6:00am Stretching Class/Open Gym

7:00am Breakfast

8:00am Hike or Outdoor Activity

11:15am Total Toning Class

12:15pm Lunch

1:15pm Educational Series: Cooking Demo w/the Chef

2:30pm Kickboxing

3:30pm Circuit Training

4:30pm H20 Aerobics

5:30pm Dinner

6:30pm Educational Series: Intuitive Eating

* Schedule has seasonal changes.

You’ll build confidence, strength and endurance through a variety of boot camp-style and fitness classes that will keep you moving and never bored. Our certified professional trainers and instructors will coach and encourage you through cardio, endurance, strength and stretching classes that may include (offerings vary by location): circuit training, toning, aquatics, kickboxing, indoor cycling, dancing, Zumba® and many others! As a unique featured activity, most resorts (such as Malibu, CA and Ivins, UT) offer exhilarating hiking sessions as a complement to the daily fitness routine. The Niagara resort offers specialized Outdoor Activities to keep your workouts exciting and invigorating. For a complete list of activities offered, click here.

Hikes offered at Malibu and Ivins are structured to accommodate guests at all fitness levels. This featured activity plays an important role in your workout regimen at the resort. The diverse locations of our resorts offer a splendid array of amazing trail options for terrain, cardio intensity and experience level – but all feature breathtakingly beautiful scenery. All guides are CPR, First Aid-certified and specially trained to lead, motivate and care for all guests on these memorable, calorie-burning daily workouts. (Niagara guests participate in our specialized Outdoor Activities program)

Our certified professional trainers and instructors offer their own unique style of coaching – but all are exceptional motivators and experts in teaching workout techniques. Our education program is led by a team of registered dietitians, holistic nutritionists, life coaches and certified trainers. (The featured lecturers vary by location).

This program isn’t a diet; we promote creating a healthy lifestyle. Our entertaining lecture series covers the tips you need to make smart choices and achieve results through topics such as portion control, product label reading, menu planning, intuitive eating and strategies to lose weight and keep it off. Our educational series will not put you to sleep – we promise! Each lecture has been specially designed to entertain, educate and empower you to make healthy and permanent changes when you return home. All are taught by a professional team of registered dietitians, nutritionists, life coaches, licensed professional counselors, chefs and certified trainers.

This list will vary seasonally depending on your resort location. For your convenience, a retail store is located on each property offering apparel, shoes, fitness gear, books, music and sundry items. (Niagara's retail location is opening soon). 

Below is a recommend packing list:

Clothes

Casual clothing

Exercise wear

Hat, visor or beanie

Jacket and/or sweatshirt

Swimsuits (2)*

Winter weather apparel (gloves, long pants)

* Pack more than one swimsuit/trunks due to multiple aquatic classes.

 

Shoes

Athletic exercise shoes

Light hiking or walking shoes

Pool shoes/flip-flops

 

Other

Bug spray

Camera

Hydration backpacks (ex: Camelbak 2.0 liters)

ipod/MP3 player/CD player

Sunglasses

Sunscreen and protective apparel

Small first aid kit

Unfortunately, no. Our resorts do not accommodate pets. If you are attending with a documented service animal, you are required to communicate this to our reservations team at the time of booking to ensure proper preparations can be made.

Spa services are not included in your booking fee. All spa services are optional and charged additionally. For a comprehensive listing of available services at your desired resort, please click here . Typical spa offerings include soothing body treatments, luxurious facials, acupuncture, stylish haircuts/color treatments, manicures/pedicures – and even complete makeovers!

As a resort policy, if you cancel your spa appointment with less than 12 hours notice, you will be charged in full for the spa service/treatment. If you provide more than 12 hours notice, you will avoid being charged. To reschedule or cancel a spa appointment, please contact the team at the Front Desk.

The Biggest Loser Resorts are proud to offer smoke-free guest rooms and facilities. Smoking on the premises or in the guest rooms is strictly prohibited. A $500 cleaning fee will be charged to any guest who is found in violation of this policy in their guest room.

Malibu and Ivins offer an on-premises laundry room with coin-operated machines. You can also contact the Front Desk to order laundry service at an additional cost. The Niagara resort offers laundry and dry cleaning service with next day return delivery - please see the Front Desk for details.

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