Nine Things “Nine Perfect Strangers” Gets Wrong About Wellness Retreats

Have you seen the new Hulu Original drama that everyone’s buzzing about? Based on The New York Times’ bestselling book by author Liane Moriarty, Nine Perfect Strangers takes place at Tranquillum, an award-winning wellness retreat that promises healing and transformation. If you haven’t watched it yet, don’t worry; we won’t spoil it too much. When…

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For the fourth year in a row, USA Today ranks Skyterra in Top Three Best Wellness Retreats in the Nation

For the fourth year in a row in its short five-year history, USA Today has again ranked Skyterra Wellness Retreat in the top three best wellness retreats in the country. This honor comes by way of USA Today’s annual Readers’ Choice awards, a well established and nationwide competition. Only 20 nominations, chosen by a panel…

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LoseSmart: A Community Within a Community

There is nothing more personal than health-related goals. Guests enrolled in Skyterra’s LoseSmart program receive comprehensive support for achieving and maintaining their goals not only from staff, but also from other program participants. Part of that support includes a safe and encouraging environment where inspiration and motivation occur organically in the small group of like-minded…

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LoseSmart: Benchmarking Reveals Exciting Improvements

In Skyterra’s highly effective LoseSmart program, ‘we meet you where you are’ is more than a simple phrase; it’s a promise. LoseSmart guests arrive at Skyterra with varying abilities, and through modified exercises and specialized equipment, Skyterra’s experienced fitness instructors meet guests where they are.  In order to understand guests’ starting points and goals for…

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LoseSmart: ‘Game-Changing’ Nutrition Education

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LoseSmart guests arrive at Skyterra with varying past nutrition education. Some guests are anxious about eating and others have practiced destructive dieting behaviors for decades. A recent LoseSmart guest shared that she has changed her relationship with food and no longer experiences shame when having a meal out. Another recent LoseSmart guest said that one…

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LoseSmart works like ‘nun’ other

When Diane Brown first arrived at Skyterra Wellness Retreat for her LoseSmart stay, she did not know what to expect. What she did know was that she was ready to make some changes in her life. “When the handwriting is on the wall in big flaming letters, you tend to pay attention,” she says.  For…

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