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“Outstanding exercise-focused resort retreat”
Review of Wellfit Malibu

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Wellfit Malibu
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Outstanding exercise-focused resort retreat”
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

For an exercise focused weight loss and fitness program, this place hits the sweet spot. The personalized attention on beautiful hikes in Malibu makes a challenging experience possible. Very caring and supportive staff who seem deeply committed to the cause. Fitness programming and variety are excellent. It keeps you engaged and interested through your exhaustion. Attendance is taken ... You cannot slouch off here.

The food preparation is spotty (sometimes excellent, other times overcooked and not creative) and nutrition education was lackluster ... The only area where enthusiasm waned. Outstanding, supportive psychologist provides wonderful, personal lectures that engage. I had the best massage of my life here. It left me speechless.

There is no medical care. If you have ongoing active medical ssues, there are other facilities for weight loss that would be better for you.

The cabins are comfortable but not luxury, fitting with what you are signing up for! Pretty campus in a gorgeous locale. They truly take advantage of ad show off the beauty of the California coast and Santa Monica mountains.

I would return for another diet and exercise 'tune up'.

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 July 2012

I went to Fitness Ridge in Malibu to "re-program" myself and get out of a 2-year-long rut of bad habits - eating too much, drinking too much (great) wine, exercising too little. And it sure worked for me.

This isn't a "luxury" resort. As the branding with the TV show indicates, it's a fitness camp focused on healthy eating and exercise. I've been home for a month now, and I'm pleased to report success with kick-starting my own daily fitness program, thanks to Fitness Ridge.

The onsite staff in Malibu is terrific. They are skilled, experienced, empathetic, and dedicated to their guests. When I made special requests, everyone was extraordinarily accommodating. The campus is up in the Malibu hills, shaded by oaks, and nicely landscaped. The buildings, including the modular guest cabins, are utilitarian, but they are perfectly functional, very clean, and well-supplied.

Again, the focus is fitness, not luxury. The food is tasty and well-prepared. The resort-priced massages were some of the best I've ever had, and the salon services were expert too.

Many guests stay for months, on the way to losing hundreds of pounds, while many others stay for only a week or two, in order to regain their self-discipline, with the help of the accomplished staff.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Wellfit Malibu

Property: Wellfit Malibu
Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-2708 (Formerly Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge)
Region: United States > California > Malibu
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Malibu
Number of rooms: 80

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