Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Mt. Princeton expand all-inclusive wellness retreat to two sessions in 2019

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Wellness retreats focusing on preventing disease as opposed to treating illness.

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“We believe making these changes before a diagnosis of a disease like diabetes is preferable to waiting until we have to treat the disease. That is why we are offering these retreats.”

Building on the success of last summer’s program, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) will again partner with Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and offer two wellness retreats at the Nathrop resort in 2019. The sessions will take place Jan. 13-17 and March 31-April 4.

“Last summer, we offered one session to judge the interest in the program,” said Jon Fritz, wellness manager at HRRMC. “We had a terrific response and decided to not only offer an additional session, but to expand the program as well.”

The Total Wellness Retreat at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is an all-inclusive, lifestyle-change program that spans five days and four nights. Led by medical providers and staff from HRRMC, the program is designed to spur a lifestyle change for better health. The focus is on preventing disease down the road as opposed to treating illness.

“When healthy behaviors are sprinkled into your life as something extra to do, real change is challenging. But when you have an intensive, lifestyle-change experience, research has shown that real change can be made that is long-lasting,” Fritz said. “We believe making these changes before a diagnosis of a disease like diabetes is preferable to waiting until we have to treat the disease. That is why we are offering these retreats.”

The retreat is designed to offer evidence-based health interventions through educational sessions on topics such as stress management and behavior-change skills. It also includes daily meditation, group counseling, tai chi, hiking and a healthy cooking class to help participants not only learn to prepare food, but to understand what and how to eat.

Participants will have access to the pools, spa services, mountain bike rentals and fitness classes. Blood work is taken at the beginning of the session and participants can opt for a full cardiovascular screening on the final day.

“We’ve really designed these programs to not only motivate participants, but also give them the tools to make real changes in their lives,” Fritz said.

In addition to the all-inclusive program, single-day options are also available. For more information about the daily schedule and cost, call (719) 530-2057 or visit http://www.hrrmc.com and click on the Wellness Retreat button on the home page. Online registration is now open; space is limited.

Media contact:
Jon Fritz, Wellness Manager
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
1000 Rush Drive, Salida, CO 81201
jon.fritz@hrrmc.net, (719) 530-2057

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