Canyon Ranch: Aims to Inspire Healthy Living

Jumpstart your fitness program, fortify your spirituality, take a healthy cooking class, hike a woodland trail, go mountain biking, or just sit back and relax.

Canyon Ranch Health Resort originated directly from the experience of founder Mel Zuckerman, who – overweight, sedentary and desperate – checked himself into a fat farm in 1978. After just 10 days of physical training and healthy eating, he realized that he felt wonderful, that he’d changed his life forever and that he wanted to help other people change theirs.

Pursuing a vision of healthy living for everyone, Mel and his wife Enid opened the first Canyon Ranch resort spa in Tucson, Arizona, in 1979. The company has expanded far beyond the family-run health resort envisioned by its founders, while always remaining true to the original mission:

Canyon Ranch aims to inspire people to make a commitment to healthy living, turning hopes and intentions into the highest enjoyment of life.climbing-wall
Canyon Ranch promotes an integrative approach to wellness – including mind, body and spirit – in which professionals in various disciplines help you achieve your goals, create greater balance in your life and feel your very best. It is the gold standard in healthy spa vacations, and a favorite among savvy travelers. In the comfortable and unhurried atmosphere of the resort and hotel, surrounded by natural beauty and warm personal attention, you can enjoy a relaxing, invigorating spa getaway while discovering a healthier track for life.

Every day, experts in integrative wellness work with guests in: 

• Fitness & Movement
• Nutrition & Food
• Health & Healing  
• Mind & Spirit  
• Spa & Beauty

During your amazing fitness vacation, you can exercise to lose weight, practice Pilates or yoga to shed stress, or hike and bike desert canyons, along with other exciting outdoor activities. Swim or immerse yourself in low-impact water exercises at the Aquatic Center or in any one of three inviting outdoor pools. Golf on spectacular nearby courses or fine-tune your game at the Golf Performance Center. 

All-inclusive Canyon Ranch health resorts are in Tucson, Arizona, and Lenox, Massachusetts and offer a full-immersion experience of world-class integrative health and wellness services. Rates start at $3280 for three-day packages. For a list of inclusions and packages, go to or call about seasonal specials at 800-742-9000.

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