What most impressed me about the Oaks was the quality of attitude. People really seem to care about creating a caring and supportive environment. And if they don't get some of the details right on occasion, well I guess I can manage to deal with that.
The City of Ojai is a terrific place surrounded by mountains, National Forest, orange groves, hiking trails, filled with art galleries and other interesting shops- you get the drift. The Oaks facilities are dated, but they are working on improvements. My daughter and I shared a small, comfortable room.
The fitness program serves people (mostly women) with a wide range of ages, physical conditions and abilities. In serving this disparate group the Oaks fitness program comes up short in meeting the interests of the very fit (and also maybe those who really need rehabilitative, personal fitness training). But when you find yourself in this big, strange group of women something neat and really positive happens.
The food is generally very good for healthy, diet food. (Ycch.)
Good news for folks in good shape and looking for a challenge is that you can complement the program at the Oaks with the offerings (spinning, yoga, tennis, etc) of the Ojai Athletic Club, yoga classes at Lulu Bandhas, running or biking on the Ojai Valley Trail- all within walking distance. And you can arrange for spectacular hikes in the nearby national forests. You just have to spend a little time getting the info from the folks at the front desk.
- Also Known As:
- The Oaks At Ojai Hotel
- The Oaks At Ojai Hotel Ojai
- The Oaks Ojai
- The Oaks Hotel Ojai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the all inclusive program of: Up to 16 exercise classes and fitness activities per day; Our 1,000 calorie-a-day spa cuisine food plan; Massage, facial, watsu, wellness services and more. Interesting evening programs. A visit to The Oaks is more than a spa vacation - it's a life affirming experience. The Oaks is mostly women who get a chance to leave the designer sweats at home; this is a place where you can let your hair down and take in all the positive, nurturing elements of a healthy lifestyle...from nutrition, to exercise, to attitude. ... more less