Vermont's New Life Hiking Spa Voted as Top 10 Spa by SpaFinder

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New Life Hiking Spa Voted “Top 10 Best for Weight Loss, Affordability, Hiking and Going Solo” in Prestigious SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards

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SpaFinder, Inc., the global spa resource, has announced that New Life Hiking Spa has won a 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award for the categories of Weight Loss, Affordability, Hiking and Going Solo. Spa-goers cast a record number of votes in the eighth-annual Awards, which are considered the most thorough and independent assessment of spas worldwide.

“Winning a Readers’ Choice Award is a remarkable achievement,” said Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder, Inc. “Spa-goers are looking for a spa that offers their desired experience and helps them meet their specific goals. There are over 15,000 destination, resort and hotel spas around the world, and to be singled out by our readers is a tremendous honor.”

Throughout the year, spa-goers voted on their favorite spas overall – by continent and country/region – along with their picks for “Favorite Spa” in 31 popular categories, such as “Best for Romance” and “Best for Weight Loss.” Voters were asked to cast ballots only for spas they have personally visited within the past three years.

“This is the fifth consecutive year New Life Hiking Spa has won the award for Weight Loss, Hiking and Affordability, 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 selected by MSNBC as “one of the top 10 fitness vacations in the world” earlier this year, by Health Magazine as "one of four great weight loss spas" in 2008, and by Shape Magazine as "one of the eight best weight loss spas" in 2006.

Readers’ Choice Award winners will be featured in the NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty, which will be on newsstands in November.

A complete list of winners can be viewed at:

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, the Club Spa e-newsletter and blog, and the annual NewBeauty SpaFinder Guide to Global Spa, Wellness & Beauty. SpaFinder and its spa-beauty gift division, SpaWish, offer gift certificates and cards that are redeemable at a combined network of thousands of spas and salons and are available at more than 90,000 unique retail outlets in 79 countries. 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.

About New Life Hiking Spa:
Founded in 1978 by Jimmy LeSage, M.S., New Life Hiking Spa is a nationally recognized destination 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.

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