Laughing out loud is wonderful medicine. Spending stress-free time with your best gal pals and laughing together is amazing medicine. When you add all-inclusive wellness into the mix, you have an ultimate girls getaway weekend. Spending a few days at Canyon Ranch is an immersive, pampering, laid-back girlcation. No cleaning, no cooking, and a top-notch staff ready to wait on you. Your every self-improvement desire is at your finely manicured fingertips!
At the Canyon Ranch resorts, you can select a guided resort stay from a pre-designed pathway like Optimal Health Exploration, Outdoor Escape, Lifestyle Reset, Reconnect With Joy, and others. Additionally, you can opt for their Just Be Here program, where you explore the Ranch at your own pace with your own goals.
Live well and learn techniques that will improve your mental and physical health while enjoying their wellness-focused indoor and outdoor environments. Planning a girls’ trip to an all-inclusive luxury spa resort is the living-the-good-life of getaways.
Meet With Your Program Advisor
Two weeks before your arrival, it is important to chat with your program advisor to secure any must-have spa treatments or wellness classes. If you have enrolled in a specific pathway, there will be recommended options to aid you in your wellness goal. The Just Be Here pathway is perfect for guests who want to try a variety of different options.
Keep in mind, not all classes can be pre-arranged. Some programs and classes have low-tech, old-fashioned signup sheets. If you want to share a few gal pal group activities like hiking or Tai Chi, make the signup board your first stop after check-in.
When you are on a getaway as a group, selecting a few group activities can be a fun bonding experience. However, it is important to experience your individual spa getaway goals too. Planning a mix of group and solo activities will make coming together at mealtime so much more interesting.
Resort Spa Services
Robe Day, the pinnacle of the ultimate girls spa getaway. Don the classic spa uniform; a luxurious, fluffy white robe and sandals for a day of pampering massages, hydrating infusions, pedicures, and assorted body wraps. In between individual spa services, meet up with your pals and compare notes on your massage and spa treatments. Enjoy the seclusion of the spa’s sauna, hot tub, lounge, and locker and steam rooms where every pampering necessity is at your disposal.
Canyon Ranch employs state-of-the-art potions and lotions for their spa services, and you will be hydrated, younger, softer, and oh so relaxed.
Enjoy The Food
The food is spa-tastic. Artistically plated and bursting with flavor, you will find fun and healthy options at every meal. The servings are delicate, so you can order an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert without experiencing any guilt.
Even if you pursue different classes and services throughout the day, coming together each night at dinner is an important piece of the getaway experience. Plan to dine as a group at dinner; making a reservation ensures everyone has mealtime on their schedule. Sharing a meal can transform acquaintances into friends and friends into besties for life. It is a time to slow down and revel in the luxury of the day.
Finding Your Zen
Sitting quietly on a bench in the woods as the sun rises through the canopy of hemlocks while the forest goes about its morning routine is something we need to practice more often. The art of Shinrin Yoku or forest bathing entreats you to sit and just be. In essence, you become part of the forest tableau. As you breathe in the glorious, forest-filtered fresh air, your entire body relaxes into a state of steady, rhythmic breathing, and you find yourself stress-free and calm.
The opportunities to relax and contemplate are around every corner. Meditating at the reflecting pool or forest bathing, finding the path to inner peace can be a long and winding road.
Hiking And Biking
Hiking is a great way to share your outdoor experience with members of your getaway posse. Canyon Ranch’s hikes are categorized by fitness levels and length so you can select a hike that is appropriate for everyone in the group. Lenox offers off-campus hikes through the gorgeous Berkshires. While at the Tucson resort, you can hike by stately desert cacti. Hikes can range from a 1- to 2-mile, gentle on-property stroll up to a 7-hour advanced hike with a guide.
Biking options include a guided tour of the area geared toward various levels. Also, introduction to mountain biking is an adventurous activity for the daring gals in your group.
Floating in the water is therapeutic. Swimming in the pool will strengthen your body. Water aerobic classes are harder than you think. Jump in, the water is lovely, and it will improve your health.
Water aerobics are not just for senior citizens. Grab your gal pals and a pool noodle to see who has the best balance, strength, and stamina. Just be careful you don’t swallow a mouth full of pool water while you are laughing hysterically at everyone’s inability to stand on a noodle and not tip over! Don’t forget to give the weights a try, pushing water weights will work up a sweat.
Strength In The Gym
Fitness classes you never thought existed are at your disposal, proving you can improve your health and laugh at yourself simultaneously. Try a class devoted just to Battling Ropes if you dare, a Stroops Bungee Workout, or a Tubes and Loops class. You will find the fitness center is at your disposal for a private, semi-private, or group workout. Bosu, Barre, and TRX join the list of strength and conditioning fitness classes where you can sweat with your girlfriends before you hit the spa for a sports massage.
Cooking And Food Science
The Canyon Ranch culinary classes focus on hands-on, seasonal, healthy lifestyle cooking. As a leading health and wellness resort, they offer classes that teach techniques like knife skills, anti-inflammatory food science, and using seasonal ingredients. Time to explore being the best chef you can be.
Yoga And Flexibility
Yoga, gentle and powerful, is an integral part of a wellness resort and lifestyle protocol. The array of yoga options include the classic Sun Salutations, Cardio Yoga, Yoga Foundations, Yoga for Athletes, and many other options. You will surely find a yoga class to suit everyone’s needs.
Flexibility options include some fun options like Fitness for your Feet and a Wake-up Warm-up Stretch.
How about trying your hand at archery, kayaking, or Tai Chi? Outdoor sporting options are designed to get you out of your room and your comfort zone. Sharing a new experience with friends is a great way to release any body tension caused by fear of the unknown.
Canyon Ranch Tucson
In 1979, Mel and Enid Zuckerman opened Canyon Ranch Tucson. The goal was to create a resort where individuals seeking to improve their health could immerse themselves in a healthy lifestyle environment. Since then, Canyon Ranch has become a leader in the luxury resort spa realm.
Canyon Ranch has four world-renowned resorts. They have two wellness resorts; one in Lenox, Massachusetts, and one in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, they operate a wellness retreat in Woodside, California, and a Spa + Fitness center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Have Fun With Your Friends
Spending a few days with your girls is good for pretty much anything that ails you. Having the freedom to cut loose, bare your soul, and laugh till you cry has special healing power. When you offer a luxury spa experience, first-class hotel amenities, beautifully prepared healthy food, and a slew of fitness classes, you have the recipe for an ultimate girls getaway weekend. You will be planning your next visit before you leave the property.
An all-inclusive getaway is designed for a trip with your besties. Once the initial planning is done, everyone can kick back and enjoy a getaway tailored to their favorite things. A trip to any of the Canyon Ranch resort destination properties should be on every girls’ adventure getaways bucket list.
Pro Tip: Some of the Canyon Ranch resorts are alcohol free. So pack your favorite libation and designate one of your rooms to gather for a before or after dinner cocktail.