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Wonderful Wellness Vacations

Where to Tone Up, Chill Out and De-Stress


Getaways beneficial for body and mind can help break bad health habits, instill good ones or simply provide a soothing, stress-releasing break. Here are some locales to consider:

The Spa at The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Having earned prestigious Five-Star Forbes Travel Guide status, The Spa at The Broadmoor has been anointed one of the nation’s finest. Innovative treatments include Ashiatsu Deep Therapy, during which therapists hang from bars and use bare feet to dig in to better release tension. Personalized fitness evaluations and training help keep healthy resolutions on track. April 14-16, the annual Women’s Weekend of Wellness, co-sponsored by the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, will offer participants a personal assessment, seminars and group activities at the legendary resort, famed for its long run as a AAA five-diamond, Forbes five-star property. Packages include lodging, activities, meals and discounts on spa treatments including a combo package with whipped-honey salt scrub that leaves skin baby-soft.

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The Spa, Fitness Center, and Golf Performance Center

Sea Island, Ga.

Also a Forbes Five-Star spa, Sea Island’s 65,000-square-foot facility holds everything needed to kick-start or maintain a health and fitness regimen. Guests and members choose from an extensive menu that includes Balinese massage, reflexology and a combo of body polish, wrap and custom massage. Hair, nail and makeup services are offered, down to application of false eyelashes. Children and teens can enjoy selfie-ready facials or treatments with parents in a private suite. Those simply seeking serenity can find it during a meditative walk around the labyrinth. An extensive fitness center provides classes, personal training and an array of fitness options. Golfers will find their sweet spot in the acclaimed Golf Performance Center, which assists golfers at every skill level, from juniors to British Open champions. Receive a customized workout routine, treat sore muscles or injuries to an ice-cold cryotherapy session or benefit from a golf performance massage.

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The Spa at Kingsmill Resort

Williamsburg, Va.

The renovated Spa at Kingsmill shines from the moment you check in at the reception area with Swarovski crystal-studded wallpaper. Relax on a chaise in front of picture windows overlooking a pool and the James River before luxuriating in signature customized treatments ranging from healing Reiki and cupping, to Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, to facials and massages melding various techniques. There’s even a sinfully self-indulgent chocolate wrap. Daylong packages including a spa lunch are popular, including an option for couples. The salon specializes in hair coloring using organic dyes.

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Austin Adventures

Fitness Vacations, Austin Adventures

Montana, Utah and Costa Rica

Offered by upscale Austin Adventures, these high-intensity outings kick up working out a notch. You’re not just hiking the trails of Bryce Canyon, Zion or Yellowstone National Parks, you’ll also be running for some of the time. Drop for push-ups, do some lunges and wind down with outdoor yoga. In Costa Rica, trek Manuel Antonio National Park amid chattering parrots and howler monkeys, kayak and view sea turtles in Tortuguero National Park and snorkel on the Osa Peninsula. Tour departure dates depend on sign-ups, and customized outings are available.

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