I visited the Ranch just over a year ago. It was amazing! And life changing. Health and fitness have always been important to me, but I learned a lot about myself that week and a lot more about health and fitness in general. The daily routine was challanging, but the hiking trails are beautiful, the staff (and other guests) supportive and motivating, the classes (yoga, TRX, boot camp, etc) are fantastic and the food fabulous. I left the Ranch feeling "cleaner" than I have ever felt in my life. And since attending the Ranch, I had made several lasting changes to my diet and to my fitness routine. I was in pretty good shape going into the program, but they customize the program to all levels - so if you are considering don't worry. My mom also went the same week and she was not fit. It was difficult for her, but she is so thankful that she went; also life changing for her. I highly reccomend the Ranch to anyone looking for a health and fitness program. It is challanging, but you still have all the lux amentities you would expect in a setting you will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ranch Malibu and The Ranch 4.0 are two acclaimed, results-oriented, fitness and wellness destinations that feature a no-options program designed to recalibrate the mind and body. An intense daily fitness schedule, paired with a highly structured vegan diet delivers sustainable results, providing guests with the skills, discipline and practice to make lasting changes. In an intimate setting with just 18 guests each session, the day begins at 5:30 a.m. for morning stretches, breakfast and then a four- to five-hour hike through the Santa Monica Mountains. After lunch, enjoy a nap before an active afternoon filled with core and ab work, weight training sessions, a daily massage, and evening yoga followed by dinner. After an invigorating daily schedule retreat to one of 18 private cottages, each beautifully decorated with rustic, yet refined interiors to calm the mind, return to nature and allow you to focus on your health, fitness, nutrition and wellness goals. Whether you opt for our signature seven day program at The Ranch Malibu or our 4-day version at The Ranch 4.0 at Four Seasons Westlake Village, expect to shed unwanted pounds, lose inches, improve mental clarity and detoxify the body! ... more less