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290 Fitness Way, Ivins, UT 84738-6742
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Make your reservation by giving us a call! Since 2002, Movara Fitness Resort has provided a program that encourages and empowers people to lose weight and achieve balance in their lives through a strategic combination of fitness, nutrition, education and relaxation. Compassionate, world-class trainers and nutrition staff have helped many resort guests build endurance, know their bodies' unique cues and triggers, and transform their relationships with food in a safe, supportive environment. Take charge of your life today! When you learn how to break through your own barriers and implement positive lifestyle changes - your entire life takes a new shape. Experience personal attention from professional trainers, immerse yourself in invaluable education, and bring home your tools for success. Designed for every fitness level, the award-winning program at Movara Fitness Resort provides an opportunity for you to focus exclusively on changing the direction of your life. We are more than just a fitness or weight loss resort. We are committed to helping you make lasting lifestyle changes that you will continue to live for the rest of your life!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Hiking
Banquet room
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Aerobics
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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rosa3742 wrote a review Feb 2
Red Bud, Illinois1 contribution
Awesome experience. I will definitely return. Excellent hiking guides and trainers. Enjoyed the challenging and scenic hikes. All staff friendly and helpful. Stretch classes were a life saver. Excellent lectures, also.
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Susie M wrote a review Sep 2022
Portland, Oregon4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Movara Fitness Resort is an amazing program to come to whether you are looking for a reset, a weight loss camp or a fantastic well structured Fitness Program. Every day starts out with a 2 hour hike in beautiful Snow Canyon and it’s surrounding trails, the food is incredible, nutrient dense low calorie, the structure of the classes incredible and the educational lectures are top notched. This is my 4 th year coming for a multiple week stay, The guests that attend are also supportive of each other truly an amazing magical spot. The fitness instructors and all the staff are hand-picked and top-notch you will not find a better program out there.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 22, 2022
We appreciate your kind words and positive review about Movara! We are so grateful you had another wonderful experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again next year!
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laureltinker wrote a review Jan 2023
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Movara allowed me to start fresh on my commitment to wellness and create new clarity around my commitment to health and wellness. The opportunity for intensity is there for the taking. And, the spa is there for the taking too— this makes it a great balance of intensity and recovery.
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knic2016 wrote a review Jan 2023
Parker2 contributions
Both the nutritious meals and the exercise programs were just what i needed to get me going again after some surgeries and health set backs. The program made me feel like I actually can put into place what I did at the resort when I get back at home. The staff and guests were all super friendly and made everyone feel at ease, even though we worked our butts off.
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tjroemer wrote a review Jan 2023
Pleasant Hill, California1 contribution
Family vacation with adult children was an awesome experience. Everyone always does more than they think they can on hikes and in class. Spa services in the evening are wonderful . Third trip and will return. Next stop Movara East
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Responded 5 days ago
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Movara with your children! Keep up the good work and be sure to come back soon!
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Denise W wrote a review Jan 2023
Perryville, Missouri5 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment you enter the resort, you feel welcomed. Prioritizing your health and well-being is tough, but at Movara it is easy. The staff is amazing. The facilities are top-notch, and the food is delicious (albeit healthy). The daily hikes are adventurous and the daily fitness classes are full of energy. The hot tub/sauna and steam room are a great way to end the day. Time at Movara is time well spent and a great investment in your overall well-being. They are correct in saying just show up and they will take care of you!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your kind and inspiring words about Movara. We could not be more happy to hear about your positive experiences while staying here. Keep up that optimistic outlook and we will look forward to your next visit!
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katwindell wrote a review Jan 2023
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I spent the past week at Movara Fitness Resort in Ivins, Utah. When I booked, I knew wanted to lose weight, but I got so much more than that! I met incredible, dedicated people who quickly became friends! I built my confidence by pushing myself out of my comfort zone several times on the beautiful, adventurous hikes and workouts! I realized a 1200 calorie meal plan full of nutritious and calorie dense food can be satisfying and filling! I had phenomenal support and encouragement from the entire Movara staff! I not only worked on my fitness, lost weight, and built muscle, I also invested in my my mental health! The week at Movara was a great way to reset, recharge and challenge myself. I can’t wait to go back!!
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We are so happy to hear about your amazing week at Movara! Also glad to know that you loved the staff, hikes and workouts! Keep up the good work ... we can't wait to see you back again soon!!
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sarahmT1211CG wrote a review Jan 2023
Grand Junction, Colorado2 contributions
This was an incredible week of hiking, fitness classes, great food, amazing and supportive staff and informative lectures. It was challenging but everyone there made it so easy to accomplish! The entire program is well thought out and professional. I will be returning!
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Thank you for your kind and inspiring words about Movara. We could not be more happy to hear about your positive experiences while staying here. Keep up that optimistic outlook and we will look forward to your next visit!
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JB wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Movara is amazing anytime of year. I have visited several times in warm months and this is my first winter visit. The hiking was invigorating and beautiful and as always the staff are the kindest most welcoming of any resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your review! We always love hearing from our guests :) Glad to hear you enjoyed the hiking and our amazing staff.. hope to see you back soon!
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jstallings63 wrote a review Jan 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada1 contribution
I love Movara because they focus on everything from good nutrition to proper mindset and physical fitness. The entire staff is wonderful and you can feel that they truly care for you. Movara is an experience. Once you visit, you will come back. Movara is family!!!
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Response from Michelle Kelsch, Owner at Movara Fitness Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much Judy for your review. We love our return guests and couldn't be happier that you've had great experiences at Movara. We always look forward to seeing you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Movara Fitness Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Movara Fitness Resort?
Nearby attractions include Snow Canyon State Park (4.7 miles), Tuacahn Amphitheatre (2.9 miles), and Kayenta (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Movara Fitness Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Movara Fitness Resort?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Movara Fitness Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Movara Fitness Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xetava Gardens Cafe, Canyon Breeze Restaurant at Red Mountain Resort, and Anasazi Steakhouse & Gallery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Movara Fitness Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Movara Fitness Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Movara Fitness Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Movara Fitness Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Jacob Hamlin Home (2.0 miles).
Is Movara Fitness Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.