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Introducing Sky Ranch Fitness Vacations at Bacara Resort & Spa

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Sky Ranch Fitness has partnered with Bacara Resort & Spa to introduce Santa Barbara’s first luxury fitness retreat.
Bacara Resort & Spa_Main_Photo (1)In response to rising consumer preferences for restorative travel, Sky Ranch is designed to help guests
jumpstart their fitness goals while enjoying the natural splendor of the American Riviera. Through daily
hikes and fitness training, nutritious cuisine, luxurious spa treatments and the opportunity to explore some
of Santa Barbara’s most notable sites and restaurants, guests will receive highly personalized care as well as
the tools needed to extend the benefits of their program long after their retreat.

“Our program is designed to deliver positive results for guests of all fitness profiles,” states founder Stuart
Gildred. “Through a regimen that emphasizes variety, camaraderie, and highly personalized coaching, we
teach guests sustainable wellness habits to effect long-lasting lifestyle changes.”

Highlights of the all-inclusive program include:

  • 6 nights’ accommodations at Bacara Resort & Spa
  • Personalized fitness training and assessments
  • 3 healthy meals & snacks each day by Bacara’s Executive Chef David Reardon
  • Daily hikes in the Santa Barbara area
  • 3 luxury spa treatments at The Spa at Bacara
  • Harbor sunset cruise
  • Wine tasting & chef’s dinner at Foley Winery
  • Wellness consulting from physicians, nutritionists and chefs

“With 78 beachfront acres, onsite nature trails and one of the largest luxury spas on the West Coast,
Bacara offers the ideal setting for a weeklong wellness retreat,” said Kathleen Cochran, general manager of
Bacara Resort & Spa. “We are thrilled to partner with Sky Ranch on a program that not only delivers
results, but is enjoyable.”

Designed by a panel of specialists in the disciplines of fitness, nutrition and physiology, the weeklong
program is underscored by an emphasis on personalized instruction wherein guests learn about food
selection, pairing and preparation, in addition to biomechanics and stress management.

Weight-loss results are achieved through a combination of scenic daily hikes through the Gaviota and
Santa Ynez mountains, and alternating sessions of interval training, yoga, TRX and strength training
sessions. This demanding fitness regimen is complemented by nutritious, healthful cuisine co-designed by
nutritionist Nancy Dale and acclaimed Bacara chef David Reardon. Seaside stretch classes, restorative spa
treatments and Bacara’s luxurious accommodations round out the physical demands of the program to
facilitate personal rejuvenation.

Throughout the retreat, guests have the unique opportunity to explore many of Santa Barbara’s favored
locales including dinner at The Lark, wine tasting at Foley Winery and a harbor sunset cruise. “We wanted to create a memorable vacation experience for our guests,” explains Stuart. “By empowering guests with the
tools to make healthy choices, they can experience some of Santa Barbara’s best features without
compromising their wellness goals.”

Retreats begin April 2014. For reservations or additional information, please call Sky Ranch Fitness at
805.252.1498 or visit

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