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michael last won the day on June 23 2015

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  1. I would give it a very high 8. They have a great spa. They have a wonderful facility and their massage/spa menu is incredible. They do have steam and dry sauna. I do not remember cold dips but it is not something I would have looked for. Sorry.
  2. I first started going to Movara when it was Fitness Ridge. It was an excellent experience. I then went when it was The Biggest Loser Camp and it was great. Now, they have changed the name to Movara. But, they still have a great facility and an excellent program. First, St. George is one of the most amazing places on earth to get into shape. I think that is the reason there are so many fitness facilities in the area. The city has an amazing bicycle loop that you can ride around the mountains and to up Snow Canyon. Sno Canyon is simply stunning and Movara does a lot of its hikes in that
  3. First off, Chiva Som is in a class by itself. I have been there 4 times over the past few years and I have enjoyed each time. The place has magic attached to it. The grounds are simply amazing and the spa services are second to none in the world. You really feel like you are being pampered at Chiva Som Fitness Retreat. It is not just a fitness resort but also perhaps the most relaxing spa I have ever been to. The rooms are all great but I have always upgraded to an ocean view one bedroom. The costs of this place is higher than most at near 1k USD per night but if that is in your budge
  4. Hi Michael! Thanks for the work you are doing here.

  5. The Cascade Club is located in Bangkok, Thailand and while not a full live in facility, it is inside a great 5 star hotel that will allow you to get everything you need. The Hotel The Ascott is a great hotel. You can get studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedroom or even three-bedroom apartments. The apartments are fully furnished. They are furnished with full kitchens and everything you need to cook your own meals. The front desk staff is qualified and efficient. They are helpful and professional. They will help make sure your stay is great and you get everything you need. The concierge staff is
  6. Red Mountain is one of the best fitness retreats / spas in the United States. I have been there several times over the years from short time frames to longer time frames. I love the fact that the facility is directly at the entrance of Snow Canyon. It makes for a multitude of wonderful hikes. If you like riding your bike, it is also a fantastic bike train that goes one for miles and up and down the mountains and lands you right back at Red Mountain. The staff is on task and very alert to meeting the needs of clients. Their facilities are top notch and keep clean and gorgeous. The pool is
  7. I have not posted my review of Chiva Som yet as I am going there again in 2 weeks and want the review to be as accurate as possible. This place is amazing. Has anyone else been there? http://www.chivasom.com/
  8. This is my favorite chili recipe. I love it as it is low calorie and no meat at all. I cook up a triple batch and then I portion size it out and put into containers and put in the freezer and heat up when hungry. I have made this at leaat 40 times and I simply love it. Give it a try and see if you like the taste. Vegetable Chili INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 large sweet onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 15-ounce can cannellini or white beans, rinsed and d
  9. I am loving my Polar Loop. It is simply great. It keeps track of my movements and activity throughout the day. Together with the new Polar Heart Rate monitor, it also calculates my calories burned during work outs. The Loop is very comfortable to wear and keeps track of sleeping time, sitting time, standing time, moving time and running time. It does a really great job at all of these. The flow is water resistant as well and I have worn mine in the pool and shower each day. I take it off to charge and to calibrate with the Polar Flow site once per day for about 10 min. It charges fast
  10. I have been to Live In Fitness several times as a client and always had a great experience. I started out with them many years back when they were a much smaller facility with only about 8 campers and 4 or 5 staff. They have grew tremendously over the years and changed locations several times but the program stays in tact. When they were in Los Angeles, I loved the ability to see LA and the city and have some fun adventures on the weekends (but rarely had the time). I had many amazing experiences at LIFE and perhaps some of my most memorable ones are bike-hike-bike with a group and my spec
  11. I have been to the Biggest Loser Resort 3 times over the years and have enjoyed each time. I always loose weight and I always have a good time. The resort is in Irving, UT, right outside of St. George, Utah. The area is beautiful and there are so many amazing hiking trails in the area. The mornings are spent on a good hike in the area and guests are broken down according to ability. Snow Canynon is beautiful and the close proximity to that area is great. The Biggest Loser Resort is well-run and kept clean and up to date. The pool is great and fun to lounge around when you have free tim
  12. Thank you for visiting Spa Critic. We are thrilled you are here. We are the site where you can get in touch with others who have attended the spa/fitness retreat/fitness camp/etc that you are considering. We are an information site only. We accept no money from spas or facilities. We are totally independent of any spa. We are here to give accurate information on fitness centers around the globe. In order to do this, we ask that members submit reviews of places they have been to. We ask that you are honest and forthright. We ask that everyone place their review only in the review foru