Step Into Wellness (and Nature) at Bacara Resort & Spa

Step Into Wellness at Bacara Resort & Spa

Those looking to jumpstart their fitness goals—while relaxing in the picturesque beauty of Santa Barbara and the luxurious comfort of Bacara Resort & Spa—can now book a four- or six-day wellness retreat as part of a partnership with Sky Ranch Fitness.

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“A lot of times people end up putting their health and wellness on the back burner, and this is a way to refocus on your health,” says Stuart Gildred, managing director of Sky Ranch Fitness.

The retreats include fitness training and assessments, healthy gourmet cuisine and snacks, scenic daily hikes, therapeutic spa treatments at The Spa at Bacara and personal coaching.

“We really cater it to the individual,” Gildred says. “Everybody has a different reason why they come, but a lot of the reasons overlap: They want to shed a few extra pounds, detox, have better eating habits or a combination.”

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The days start with a tasty and healthy breakfast followed by a scenic morning hike. After lunch and an afternoon break, guests partake in varying fitness classes, then a massage at the spa.

In addition to on-site dinners, Gildred has partnered with area restaurants to offer off-site dinners that fit the retreat’s parameters. Guests also receive coaching on nutrition, attitude, and posture and body alignment.

“Most of the guests are looking for a fit vacation,” Gildred says. “These retreats give guests the best of both worlds: Come and enjoy the facility, but be happy and exercise while you’re there so that you feel better when you go home.”

Click here to learn more about the wellness retreats at Bacara Resort & Spa.