I am just finishing up my first week at Pritikin. It is basically a two-week program, but one week helps out, and it is better than no weeks. First of all, from the moment I checked in to the spa and resort (Donald Trump's Resort in Doral FL), I was greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable concierge by the name of Wes. He has been employed by Pritikin for 30-plus years. The fitness center staff -- Eric, Scott, Charlie, Andrea, Liz, Deandra, Camille, and team treated us like royalty while we went through our fitness training sessions. The classes, led by doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, etc. were AMAZING! After 1 day, I was off my blood pressure meds thanks to the low salt food they prepare in the restaurant daily. Cooking classes, Yoga, Aquatica, Zumba, nightly walks, move it to music cardio sessions -- awesome. Kim Gomer, Jay Kenny, Gayl Canfield, Ivan Ferran, Frank, the orthopedic guru, Coral Arvon, Ronald Schieb, Danine Fruge, etc. were amazing doctors and specialists and incredible classroom teachers for all of us here. I highly recommend Pritikin. Pritikin is ALL science based, so there is no controversy. You may only lose a few pounds the first week (I lost 5), but it is because this is a program that stresses complex carbs and not a lot of animal proteins. If you want to reverse any disease or ailment that you may have -- this is the place to go to greatly reduce your chances of ever getting heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke, Alzheimer's, Dementia, etc. All your current health problems can be reversed as well. You CAN rebuild your skeleton as well. I hope future guests enjoy the gorgeous hotel rooms and amenities as much as I did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa has two main purposes- getting you back your health and off your medications. Whether you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, are seeking a weight loss spa, or you are just looking for a healthy vacation, we can help. Located on 650 tropical acres in Miami, Florida, at the Pritikin health resort and fitness camp, you will attend informative lectures, establish a fitness regime that works for you, and choose from a plethora of fitness and educational options from hands on cooking classes, yoga to kickboxing, and Zumba, all within the tropical setting and lush landscaping of our beautiful grounds.While you are relaxing at the pool under the bright Florida sun, or enjoying a delicious and healthful meal at our restaurant, you will be in good hands. Pritikin's board certified physicians will teach you eye opening facts about the typical diet, why it doesn't work, and what you can do to improve your quality of life. Our results have been proven- by the end of your stay, you will be armed with the tools to affect a dramatic lifestyle change. Needing a vacation has never been more literal. ... more less