Building on the success of last summer’s program, Heart of the Rockies
Regional Medical Center 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 rather than 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
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
and click on the Total Wellness Retreat button on the home page. Online
registration is now open; space is limited.