Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (HRRMC) is partnering with
Mount Princeton Hot
Springs Resort to offer a five-day, four-night, all-inclusive lifestyle
wellness retreat Nov. 3-7.
“This will be our third retreat and we’ve received terrific
response by our past participants,” said Jon Fritz, wellness manager
at HRRMC. “For this retreat, we are adding a health coach, expanding
the exercise component with individual target heart rate zones and establishing
current cardio-respiratory fitness levels for the attendees.”
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, focusing on preventing
diseases before they occur rather than treating current illnesses.
“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 schedule and cost, call 719-530-2057 or visit
hrrmc.com and click on the Wellness Retreat button. The registration deadline is
Friday, Oct. 18.