New Life Hiking Spa Wins Four SpaFinder® Wellness 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

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New Life Hiking Spa has been selected to receive Best for Affordability, Best for Fitness, Best for Going Solo, and Best for Outdoor Adventure for the 2012 SpaFinder® Wellness Readers’ Choice Category Awards.

It is quite an honor to be chosen among the top ten in the world for these competitive categories.

SpaFinder Wellness, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that New Life Hiking Spa has won a 2012 SpaFinder Wellness Readers’ Choice Award for the categories of Affordability, Fitness, Going Solo and Outdoor Adventure.

Spa-goers cast a record number of votes in the annual Awards, which are considered the most thorough and independent assessment of spas worldwide.

“New Life Hiking Spa has won the award for Affordability, Going Solo, Fitness and Hiking each year since 2006. This year, the “Hiking” category was changed to “Outdoor Adventure” and we are thrilled to have won under its new name. It is quite an honor to be chosen among the top ten in the world for these competitive categories,” said Jimmy LeSage, founder and director.

New Life Hiking Spa was established in Vermont in 1978 and next season marks its 35th anniversary. The 2013 season will run from May 16 through September 27, 2013.
A complete list of 2012 winners can be viewed at

About SpaFinder® Wellness, Inc.

SpaFinder Wellness is a wellness discovery engine that connects millions seeking a healthier, happier lifestyle with wellness providers around the globe. Its unique digital platform gives people everywhere the ability to discover, search, evaluate and reserve the services they want, at the time, location and price that they desire — whether they are seeking spa, fitness or wellness experiences. SpaFinder Wellness is the largest retailer and wholesaler of gift cards for the spa and wellness industry, and also offers SpaFinder Wellness currency to support corporate wellness programs to help employees maintain healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa is a destination spa in Killington, Vermont celebrating 35 years in business. Founded in 1978, by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life is an award-winning weight loss and hiking spa vacation.

New Life Hiking Spa is open for nineteen weeks a year; from mid-May through the end of September. Approximately 600 guests from all over the world come to visit New Life in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

SpaFinder Wellness has selected New Life Hiking Spa as one of the 25 Pioneer Spas which have shaped the spa industry as we know it today. New Life is consistently picked as one of the top ten spas in the world by SpaFinders Readers Choice Awards for hiking, solo travel, weight loss, affordability and fitness classes. In addition, in 2011, Jimmy LeSage, M.S., was chosen as one of the world’s top ten best spa managers.

Since 2005, New Life was selected as a top ten fitness vacation by MSNBC, and a top weight loss spa by Shape Magazine and Health Magazine. New Life Hiking Spa was chosen in Yankee Magazine as the 2012 Editor's Choice for "Best Place to Rejuvenate" and has been listed as New England's top spa by Spas of America for the past two years.

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