Exercise & Movement

A well-rounded program of physical activities makes you more energetic, boosts your brain power, helps you handle stress, strengthens your immune system – and besides, it’s fun! Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you’ll find something to excite you from our vast menu of activities and superb facilities.

Teen Services: Canyon Ranch welcomes guests ages 14-17 when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that the accompanying parent or guardian must sign a consent form and book all services for guests under 18, and an adult must be present for most services. Ask your Program Advisor for details.

View the Teen Services Guide.

Mind-Body Private Training

Start a mind-body practice or enhance your current routine. Explore any of the following one-on-one sessions. 

Ayurvedic Yoga – Ayurveda and yoga are complementary systems of human development. Discover your basic dosha or constitutional type – vata, pitta, or kapha – and receive a customized program that will bring greater well-being to your life.

Breathing Practice – Proper breathing is vital to good health. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to reduce muscular tension, improve circulation, reduce stress and foster overall well-being. 

Meditation – A mind-body instructor leads you through techniques to develop your ability to let go and be in the moment. In addition, you learn strategies for applying meditation to daily life. 

Qi Gong – This gentle Chinese mind-body practice integrates physical movements, coordinated breathing, and meditation. Your trainer teaches you a series of movements that restores and balances chi – the life force – and releases unhealthy inner tension and stress. A great tool for daily life. 

Tai Chi – This form of Chinese mind-body exercise builds unity of mind, body and breath through slow, controlled martial arts movements. Tai chi serves to heighten chi – the life force or essence of your being.
Note: Check the Outdoor Sports Schedule for outdoor Tai Chi sessions.

Yoga – A skilled yoga teacher corrects or enhances your poses, provides tips on alignment, breathing and intention. A great way to perfect your practice whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioner.

  • $130 for 50 minutes
Personal Training Session

Try one of these focuses or create your own:

All sessions are 50 minutes.

Individual Session – $130 – One-on-one attention is essential for beginners, people with restrictions and/or limitations and those who desire in-depth, customized work.

Duet Session – $200 –Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child (ideally, you should be at the same level of fitness).

Small Group ($85 per person – three to five people) or Large Group ($495 – six or more) Session – Customize your group private session to include the many different class modalities offered in This Week at Canyon Ranch.


This famous mental and physical conditioning system uses specially designed equipment to strengthen and stretch the whole physique. It reshapes and aligns, builds true core strength (fast!), increases flexibility, improves posture and coordination and promotes a healthy, focused mind. Everyone from athletes to those with chronic pain or limitations can benefit from expert instruction in Pilates.

Individual Session One-on-one attention, the traditional way to learn Pilates, is essential for beginners, people with special needs and those desiring in-depth, customized work.

  • $130 for 50 minutes
Pilates Duet

Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child. (Ideally, you should both be at roughly the same level.)

  • $200 for 50 minutes
Pilates Small Group Session

Share a session with three to five friends. You can tailor your private class to include the many different pieces of equipment available to you in our Movement Therapy Studio.

  • $85 per person for 50 minutes
Pilates Large Group Session

Share a session with six or more friends. Your private class can be designed to suit your needs, including the use of any of the equipment available in our Movement Therapy Studio.

  • $495 for 50 minutes
Pilates Mat

Pilates matwork improves posture by building core strength, increasing flexibility and enhancing energy levels. A certified instructor works with you to improve your knowledge and maximize the benefits of these targeted movements.

  • $130 for 50 minutes
Pilates Reformer Jumpboard Clinic

Challenge yourself to a Pilates cardio interval workout. Increase your heart rate, burn fat, improve bone density and create a long, lean, strong body. Reformer experience required.

  • $80 for 50 minutes
Pilates for Osteoporosis Management Clinic

You’ll learn specific exercises from the Mat and Reformer series targeting the management of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

  • $80 for 50 minutes
Comprehensive Exercise Assessment

Get the type of evaluation and advice that professional athletes enjoy.

Part I Begin with an extensive assessment of your fitness. Tests include a body composition analysis by skinfolds, flexibility testing, upper- and lower-body strength assessment, and a submaximal treadmill test to estimate aerobic capacity and determine your optimal target heart-rate training zone. 50 minutes.

Part II An exercise physiologist reviews your test results with you and compares them to norms for your age. Together, you’ll develop an exercise prescription for improving your fitness in areas important to you. 50 minutes.

Note: We recommend that you book this service prior to arrival. This service is for apparently healthy people with no major risk factors for vascular or heart disease. Men over 45 and women over 55 need to speak with a Program Advisor about American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for taking this test. You may need to take a Cardiac Stress Test first with a physician. If you are an experienced exerciser or competitive athlete, you may want to explore ways to improve your peak performance by doing a Metabolic Exercise Assessment.

  • $300 for Parts I and II
Gyrotonic Expansion System®

The word Gyrotonic® is derived from the words “gyro” (meaning spiral or circle) and “tonic” (meaning toning or invigorating). The Gyrotonic method is a revolutionary system of exercise that unlocks the rejuvenating powers of the body. The Gyrotonic machine guides and supports the whole body through a series of spiraling and undulating movements designed to systematically open the joints, integrate the spine and strengthen the muscles.

Individual Session One-on-one attention is essential for beginners, people with special needs and those desiring in-depth, customized work.

  • $130 for 50 minutes
Gyrotonic Expansion System® Duet
Share a session with a friend, partner, parent or child. (Ideally, you should both be at the same level.)
  • $200 for 50 minutes
Rx for Exercise

Whether you’re looking to kick-start a regular exercise program or you’re already active and want to increase fitness, strength or endurance, our experts can help. An exercise physiologist designs a take-home program based on your goals, interests, time, physical limitations and facilities available.

  • $145 for 50 minutes
Target Heart-Rate Determination

Forget those charts in magazines – get an accurate, personalized determination of your target heart rate and be sure that you’re making the most efficient use of your workout time. An exercise physiologist takes you through a submaximal exercise test that determines your target heart-rate zone, then incorporates this information into a customized exercise prescription.

  • $145 for 50 minutes