Weight Loss Spas Help in Keeping New Year's Resolutions

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Spafinder's Reader's Choice Award Winners for 2008 are selected for Best for Weight Loss Spa. These top ten spas are the perfect place to keep New Year's Resolutions regarding weight loss, destressing and detoxing.

75 pound weight loss at New Life Hiking Spa and has kept if off for 5 years.

one of four great weight loss spas

Ten spas in North America have been chosen as the Best for Weight Loss by Spafinder's Readers Choice Awards. The ten top spas for weight loss are New Life Hiking Spa, Red Mountain Spa, New Age Health Spa, Fitness Ridge Resort and Spa, Grail Springs Health Retreat and Wellness Spa, Hilton Head Health, The Oaks at Ojai, Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa, Cal-a-Vie and Rancho LaPuerta. Based on votes submitted by readers of SpaFinder publications, including Spafinder.com, the awards represent the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market available today.

"I can attest to the fact that weight loss spas do aid in helping one lose weight and keep it off", states Kathleen LeSage, wife of New Life Hiking Spa's founder, Jimmy LeSage. "I set my own personal resolution in 2003 to get healthy, I lost 75 pounds that year at New Life and have kept if off for over five years. In addition, I have had two pregnancies in those five years and feel healthier than I ever have before. I believe the key to losing and keeping it off is the lifelong habits you learn to break at the spa and then learning the skills to go home to your normal life and make healthy choices," adds Mrs. LeSage.

The Best for Weight Loss Spa award represents the most complete consumer assessment of the global spa market available today. Nearly 250,000 votes--a record for the Reader's Choice Awards--were cast for favorite spas. "Now in its sixth year, our Readers' Choice Awards have become the industry's premier award program - the spa world's answer to the Academy Awards," said SpaFinder, Inc. President Susie Ellis. "Now that there are nearly 13,000 hotel, resort and destination spas operating worldwide, for these ten spas to be singled out for their success in weight loss by our readers is a significant honor."

About New Life Hiking Spa:
New Life Hiking Spa is a nationally recognized affordable spa located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Known for its exhilarating hiking program, a world renowned weight loss retreat, delicious healthy meals and a comfortable atmosphere, New Life Hiking Spa offers the chance to experience the peace of the outdoors in a down-to-earth, country inn environment. It is ideally suited for small groups, couples or individuals trying to improve their fitness level and eating habits. New Life is open each year in Killington, Vermont from mid May through the end of September. New Life offers a variety of vacation options including a 2-4 day mini-getaway, a 5-10 day Jump Start Program and the 11-day or longer Weight Loss Retreat. One of the most respected spas in North America, New Life has been in business since 1978. New Life Hiking Spa was chosen by MSNBC.com as "one of the top 10 destinations in the world to get in shape", by Shape Magazine as "one of the eight best weight loss spas", and by Health Magazine as "one of four great weight loss spas". More information can be found online at http://www.newlifehikingspa.com.

About SpaFinder, Inc.
The world's largest spa media, marketing and gifting company, SpaFinder, Inc. connects millions of wellness-focused consumers with thousands of spas worldwide. SpaFinder's media properties include the award-winning Spafinder.com, SpaFinder Lifestyle webazine, Spa Enthusiast, and the worldwide spa directory, Global SpaFinder. SpaFinder Gift Certificates and its new gift division, Spa & Salon Wish, offer spa gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of over 7,000 spas and salons worldwide and are available at thousands of retail outlets. The company's software division innovates new solutions that help spas build and streamline their businesses, including the popular Spa Booker online booking system. SpaFinder Europe and SpaFinder Japan offer regional spa marketing and gifting programs, including localized, native-language websites. Founded in 1986, the privately held company is headquartered in Manhattan.

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