On the Go - Healthy Horizons
Family Connections & Celebrations
Quick, think of your favorite family tradition … your most eccentric relative … best foods and worst … embarrassing photos … a wild story that’s been passed from grandparents to kids to cousins and beyond ….
Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Co-Founder
Unique opportunities at the Aquatic Center in Tucson
What if you could move more easily, stretch farther and relax utterly in weightless freedom? That’s what can happen when you take your exercise or body work into the water.
Do you ever think about all the “modern miracles” our society takes for granted in the 21st century? We casually live every day in our grandparents’ wildest dreams of the future.
Reaching Diverse Communities to Inspire Hope & Health
Science & Technology | Fall 2013 | Volume 32 | Issue 3
Fall/Winter 2011 | Volume 30 | Issue 3
Spring/Summer 2011 | Volume 30 | Issue 2
Spring/Summer 2012 | Volume 31 | Issue 2
Highly Rated & Delectably Healthy
It can be hard to quantify excellence, but the returns are in. Canyon Ranch Grill™ at SpaClub® in Las Vegas was ranked “highly rated” in the prestigious Zagat 2013 Las Vegas Survey.
More Beautiful than Ever
New! Weekend Warrior Program
International Partnership Targets Health Gains in Perú
A Bronx Success Story
Investing in Savannah for a Brighter Healthier Future
A Recipe for Community Health
Prevention in Practice – Canyon Ranch Institute Inspires Future Doctor
Canyon Ranch Institute – Celebrating a decade of dedication to health & wellness
A message from Dr. Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, President of Canyon Ranch Institute
by Mark Liponis, M.D., Canyon Ranch Corporate Medical Director
Ten Thousand Years of Health
The SpaClub experience is coming to a classic Virginia resort.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Omni Homestead Resort
Opening Spring 2013
On the Go - About Face Advanced Aesthetics
Shave & A Haircut
We care about your wellness, your pleasure – and every hair on your head. And we’re speaking literally, men.
Seaweed Body Ceremonies – 100 Minutes of Luxury
Canyon Ranch Healthy Feet
Restoring a Healthy Balance in Busy, Stress-Filled Lives
Drew Scott knows all about marketing – and can easily spot the difference between reality and hype.
As the days grow shorter and nights cooler, it’s time to rediscover the joy of hot soup on a cool autumn evening. This one satisfies those fall cravings with touches of honey, ginger and maple syrup. You can use one of those high-tech food processing marvels favored by our chefs — otherwise, your basic kitchen blender will do.
3 tablespoons diced onions
½ teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
1 cup peeled and chopped carrots, about 6 ounces
Canyon Ranch SpaClub® Las Vegas
A Lifelong Journey
Fall 2010 | Volume 29 | Issue 3
Winter 2011 | Volume 30 | Issue 1
Shopping Tips From the Ranch
At Canyon Ranch, we know that health is about the choices each of us makes, day in and day out. Here are some tips to help you be a savvier, healthier shopper.
Selecting safe scented candles
Children love to be with their parents, love to do what they see their parents doing, and love to create. Add the fact that they’re usually hungry, and it’s easy to see why children so dearly love to help in the kitchen.
Try to imagine all the edibles that exist in the world, from dandelion tea to ostrich eggs and cheeseburgers with jalapeño sauce. Out of the endless choices, most of us stick to a limited range based on taste, availability and habit.
On top of that, there are the foods we simply don’t like; yet can you even remember the first time you tasted your most-hated food, made a face, and never looked back? Maybe it’s time to give certain foods another chance with fresh eyes and open taste buds.
Children rush joyously into every experience, simply enjoying the now-ness of it. No reservations, no expectations or fear of failure – just zest for living. You can’t stop time – but you can recapture that freshness you brought to life when there was no such thing as “What if I can’t?”
Fun, Your Way
Get on stage or into the kitchen with the pros! Two of our most popular Featured Events are coming to Canyon Ranch in Lenox this November.
A Summer of Milestones
Magic comes to the Berkshires every summer in all varieties of music, dance and theater. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the world-class performing arts festival at Tanglewood. It will be more spectacular than ever at all the renowned local venues – the perfect complement to your Canyon Ranch vacation.
Late fall and winter is a great time to be outdoors – and we’re offering two new ways to get some major exercise in the sparkling desert air.
NEW! High Ropes Challenge Course
Since we first opened, Mel and I have searched for the right words to describe what Canyon Ranch means to people. It’s hard to put into words for someone who hasn’t experienced it, and sometimes our guests say it better than we can. This poem was written by Joy Stosz after her last stay. It’s a beautiful reflection on the Power of Possibility, and I hope you feel as inspired by it as I do.
New Things Abound This Time of Year
The Great Outdoors
A Place for All Seasons
A Dreamy Legacy
The beauty and serenity of the Berkshires have always attracted dreamers. Away from bustling cities, great artists have realized their creative visions, leaving a legacy that enriches us all.
A Recent Visit Inspires a Guest to Wax Poetic
Another Brutal Winter in Tucson
Amazing Sculptures from Kenya – Growl, Snort, Roar!
A Place for Dreamers
Who's Afraid of Winter?
With the snow piling up, you could hunker down and wait for the whole season to go away – or you could visit us in Lenox and have a ball!
New Year, New Opportunities
Will 2012 be the year you climb a mountain, learn to meditate or finally conquer your seesawing weight? Whatever your goal, I believe in you!
What do your neck measurement, the way you stand, or Great-Uncle Joe’s demise in the 1960s have to do with proactively managing your health? More than you might think, says Canyon Ranch Corporate Medical Director Mark Liponis, M.D.
Marathons, triathlons and beyond
What do people who go after their long-distance dreams get in return for all that hard work? To start with, better health.
20 Years of Healing & Hope
Delectable dessert recipes
To the Ends of the Earth
Canyon Ranch professionals scour the globe for greater knowledge, new ideas, fresh perspective & ongoing renewal.
The Other Side of You
Za'Atar-Crusted Lamb Chops with Pomegranate Molasses
Lamb dusted with sesame seeds and a Middle Eastern spice mix and grilled or broiled. Tangy pomegranate molasses is the finishing touch.
Za'atar Spice Mixture:
|Primitive Outdoor Skills|
October 8 – 11 in Tucson
Go primal with Randy! Learn how to make tools from stone, tune into nature, read animal tracks and make fire. Take “The Final Test” with your group, when you get to apply your new skills and wisdom. Bring your beginner’s mind!
Reset Your Goals — Peak Performance
The Art of Balance – Cross Training for Fitness & Life
Staying fit comes naturally to small children. Every day is an adventure, running off to a favorite swing set, then skipping away to play with friends. As they grow bigger and stronger, they acquire finer skills and can channel their energy and interests into higher-level sports or activities they can pursue for the rest of their lives. At least that’s how things should go.
You want the best for your patients and for yourself. Now, as a physician, you can take leading-edge Canyon Ranch integrative and preventive care techniques back to your own practice.
Is Exercise Technology for You?
There’s nothing like feedback and encouragement to help you walk, run or bike that extra mile, or hit the gym more often – and for today’s athlete, a flashing, beeping array of cool exercise gizmos offers an instant answer to the panted question, “How am I doing?”
Explore Your Family History
Discovery comes in all shapes and sizes at Canyon Ranch. Now it’s available in the form of a genealogy service for guests who wish to explore their family histories. The service is provided by Genevieve Leavitt, M.A. – better known to thousands of tennis-playing Ranch guests by her nickname, Jerry.
Whether you’ve been to Canyon Ranch once or have been coming for years, there’s always something new to try each time. In fact, that’s part of the fun. You can enjoy all your favorite activities and services – and you can expand your personal repertoire in a place that’s safe, inspiring and filled with possibilities.
Whether you explore woodland trails and historic sites in the scenic Berkshires, or stroll among giant saguaros in a Sonoran Desert canyon, memorable outdoor moments await at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, or in Tucson, Arizona.
Healthy Group Stays at Canyon Ranch
By Enid & Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founders
Pursuing a health issue can be anything but a holiday. Too often it involves busy doctors, short appointments, long waits and impersonal results. At the other end of the spectrum is Canyon Ranch, where you can have a relaxing, fun, invigorating, all-healthy vacation. Sometimes that’s all you want, but other times you’re ready for more.
You dream that your baby will be healthy, happy and smart – but how can you help?
Here’s a family-friendly Saturday breakfast that offers quick gratification to budding sous chefs – and a delicious start to the weekend.
Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes with Fruit
The Soda Factor
The Challenge: Most people who struggle with weight know what they should do – they need something more to get them going.
The Opportunity: Since it opened in 1988, The Life Enhancement Program® at Canyon Ranch in Tucson has been all about transforming “should” into “does.”
Remember your first encounter with kitchen “technology”? Chances are, it occurred at floor level and involved banging utensils against pots and pans to find out how much noise you could make.
Ken and Nancy Arlen can pinpoint their Aha! moment in the Canyon Ranch Weight Loss Program.
Weight loss and lifestyle change began when a Resting Metabolic Rate test showed them how many calories each burned in a day. They learned how to use that knowledge to assess how much they needed to eat and exercise to lose or maintain weight. “That was a light bulb that went on,” says Nancy.
Everything You Expect and So Much More
The Beach Advantage
The beach just got better!
Remember your mother telling you not to slouch?
Some electronic devices encourage you to move – but many, such as computers, tablets and smartphones, can result in a hunched posture, inviting tight, painful muscles and poor body alignment.
Tasty & Gluten-Free
Sensitivity to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley is one of the most challenging food sensitivities to manage, and it’s quite common. As a result, “Do you have gluten-free options at Canyon Ranch?” is one of the questions we’re most frequently asked by our guests with personal dietary needs. “Yes!” is the answer.
by Enid Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founder
I was walking across the Ranch in Tucson recently and noticed a group of buildings that looked different somehow. I honestly couldn’t recall anything we’d changed recently. Then it dawned on me – I’d been seeing these buildings for 33 years but hadn’t really looked at them in ages. It made me aware of how they might appear to a first-time guest.
with Tanya Becker
Life In Balance – for Good
with Louis Van Amstel
Kicking back with Gayle King, journalist & TV host
Setting a goal is a popular way to approach a visit to Canyon Ranch. In fact, many first-time guests want to do everything the Ranch offers and forget to leave time for simply sitting and being. Gayle King took the opposite approach on her recent first visit to Canyon Ranch in Lenox. Her goal was relaxation, and lots of it.
with CBS Sportscaster Bill Macatee
How do you reclaim your life after a traumatic heart event?
Pati Jinich says her most precious ingredient is time – but until recently there never seemed to be enough of it to go round. “I’m always very busy,” she says. “I work 24/7 – I run around like a madwoman.”
Ever wish you had the fitness of an athlete? Golf Hall of Fame Champion Nancy Lopez can relate.
Intuition & pathways to self-awareness
Ordinary to Extraordinary
Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Co-Founder
A Farmers' Market Adventure
Whether I’m speaking to groups or individuals at Canyon Ranch, invariably the subject of commitment comes up. Though almost everyone says they are committed to adopting healthier habits, what I often hear are the undertones of defeat and self-recrimination.
People talk about balancing the mind-body-spirit triad as the time-honored pathway to wellness. And it’s absolutely true. Yet there’s a fourth dimension – community – that doesn’t get specific attention but adds immeasurably to all other aspects of wellness.
Being a good physician means being part scientist, part detective and always a careful observer. Case in point: Katie, a young woman with a history of underactive thyroid, consulted Cindy Geyer, M.D., with a list of troubling symptoms. Dr. Geyer, Medical Director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, put on her Sherlock Holmes hat and went to work.
by Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founder
Every year when our new Guide to Services comes out, new services join our extensive menu of choices. We don’t want you to miss anything, so here are just a few of our all-new services and classes to check out – and don’t forget the ones you simply haven’t tried yet! Our Program Advisors can help you pinpoint the classes and services that will interest, challenge or delight you most. Here are just a few of our latest offerings (fees may apply):
The fabulous colors and flavors of Mediterranean cuisine are thriving in the Arizona desert with the arrival of Trattoria Locale, a tapas-style dinner menu at the Double U Café at Canyon Ranch in Tucson.
“We know that the Mediterranean regional diet is a healthy one, and in Canyon Ranch kitchens we’ve been adhering to the Mediterranean philosophy for years,” says Corporate Chef Scott Uehlein. “Now we’re really bringing the feel and the flavors home to our guests.”
Perspectives from Canyon Ranch Experts
by Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Co-Founder
Canyon Ranch at Home
LEC: Enhancing Lives for 25 Years
In metaphysics, a vortex is defined as a high-energy spot on Earth where healing and spiritual insight are concentrated.
by Kaye Patchett
Even if you’re in your 20s, it’s not too early to start thinking about bone loss.
Family, Traditions & You
Rabbi Sherre Hirsch is a great fan of nurturing relationships away from the busy schedules and interruptions of home life. For her, Canyon Ranch has been the perfect retreat. She says her first visit with her mother was unforgettable.
Battle of the Ranches
Healthy Hearty Eats for the Big Game
Buffalo Chicken Salad
A life-changing moment can occur at any time. It’s how you deal with the situation that matters.
Queen Mary 2 – Healthy Feet for Happy Tourists
by Enid & Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founders
Enid and Mel Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founders
Great Myths & Truths
You plan to stay healthy and fit for life – and that requires fact, not fiction. It’s hard to keep up with all the advice, tips and jewels of common knowledge available at any time. Here are a few myths you can dispose of quickly as you expand your understanding of wellness:
by Enid Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Co-Founder
Humans were built for sensuality. It’s why we have our five senses. We have one thousand nerve receptors for every square inch of skin. It shows we need to be touched.
Advice from an expert
Is a home gym really for you? Here’s what we learned from Reba Schecter, M.S., P.T., an exercise physiologist and physical therapist at Canyon Ranch in Lenox.
Fall in love with Lenox
What could be better than autumn in New England? Enjoy every colorful possibility at Canyon Ranch in Lenox. Hike through stunning foliage, paddle a canoe on a perfect lake, breathe in the crisp air and enjoy all the seasonal pleasures in our healthy slice of paradise.
Ahhh, Summer in the Desert
A Winter Wonder
One Guest at a Time
BY THE NUMBERS
25 Weight Loss weeks
35 Weight Loss weeks planned for 2012
Oasis in Vegas
You’re ready for a getaway, but what will it be – an exciting city with plenty of nightlife or a peaceful haven where you can feel utterly relaxed and rejuvenated?
Canyon Ranch SpaClub® in Las Vegas & at Sea
Experience the Healing Power of the Ocean
Canyon Ranch Sets Sail on Riviera
Welcome to the Newest Ship in the Oceania Cruises Line
2 X 2 Treatments for Couples & Friends
Creative Arts & Soaring Spirits
New Beginnings | Spring/Summer 2013 | Volume 32 | Issue 2
On the go or at home
STRONG & SCULPTED DVD
Learn, Discover, Enjoy
Canyon Ranch iPad Apps
If you have an iPad, you can access Canyon Ranch expertise wherever you go with three exciting new healthy living apps, now available for download.
Sole Energizers for Happy Feet!
Sole Energizers® for happy feet!
Products & Services That Help You Bring Canyon Ranch Home
Strong & Sculpted DVD
Enjoy effective exercise routines led by Canyon Ranch experts. DVDs are available in Barnes & Noble and at amazon.com, or call the Ranch Store: 520-749-4100.
The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution
by Mark Liponis, M.D.
Products & services that help you bring Canyon Ranch home
Canyon Ranch DVDs help you stay fit & healthy
Leaving a Smaller Carbon Footprint
CANYON RANCH GROUP GETAWAYS
Share the healthy getaway of a lifetime with family, friends or colleagues.
TAKE NOTE: MIAMI BEACH
Specials at Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach
TAKE NOTE: MIAMI BEACH
TAKE NOTE: TUCSON
Dropbox – a system that lets you create a file on one computer and open it from another. Your memoir, wedding plans or other documents are saved in the “cloud,” so you always have access to them and can allow access to the people you choose.
Dreams in the making
Vacationing with teens can be a challenge.
Chances are that what you enjoy on vacation may not resonate with the younger set. For a young person's view of the Canyon Ranch experience, we spoke to some teens about their family stays at the Tucson and Lenox resorts. Some arrived unsure what to expect, but all agreed that they discovered boundless opportunities for fun and individual exploration.
Dreaming for Good Health
On Land | At Sea | In the Mountains
Escaping for a few hours or a whole day for a rejuvenating SpaClub® experience is the perfect complement to your travels. You can enjoy a satisfying taste of Canyon Ranch in fast-paced Las Vegas, on magnificent luxury ships and amid the rich mineral springs and mountain scenery of Hot Springs, Virginia.
At every SpaClub location, you’ll find unsurpassed spa services, beauty treatments, workout facilities, fitness classes and expertise, wholesome cuisine and the energizing environment of Canyon Ranch.
What’s your secret wish – and how do you make it real?
You released the genie from his bottle and now he’ll grant you a wish: Your favorite vice will turn into a virtue...
Would you choose the transformation of an irresistible confection, lattes topped with whipped cream but free of all calories, or some other deep-secret guilty pleasure?
The Integrative Approach
Healthy Relationship with Food
“Does anyone still think it’s all about the weight?”
Building Your Home Health Team
It all seems so easy at Canyon Ranch: You meet with a physician in the morning and a nutritionist in the afternoon. The next day you might have a session with a movement therapist or talk with a behavioral expert. Everyone is right here for you, and they work as a team on your behalf. When you leave, you take home a detailed plan and sincere commitment. So, how do you find professional support at home to help you stay on track?
Do you recognize any of these state-of-the art kitchen gadgets of the 20th century? Take your best guess! Find the answers below.
Answers to Quiz:
1. Citrus press
2. Pie trimmer/sealer
3. Knife sharpener
4. Vegetable peeler with French cutter
5. Apple peeler/corer
7. Dutch oven
Tucson Dining Room Makeover
by Enid Zuckerman, Canyon Ranch Founder
When you come to Canyon Ranch, we want every part of your experience to feel like home. Maybe even better! That’s why I’m so proud of our recent dining room renovations in Tucson. It’s never been more beautiful or welcoming, and it took a village to do it!
Technology, with all the amazing benefits it brings to our lives – convenience, connectivity, efficiency, advances in medicine – also exacts a mighty toll in terms of stress. When talk turns to the advantages of turning off your smartphone and laptop for a while, Ann Pardo invites us to examine the metaphor of “unplugging.”
“It’s interesting when you think about what popularized the term – it was when rock musicians unplugged their instruments and discovered it was possible to make some beautiful music.”
by Enid Zuckerman,
Canyon Ranch Founder
Who knew that we would enter the third act of our lives with the world changing at such a fast pace – and that in some ways we are managing to keep up with it!
Who knew that we would be staying in touch through electronics?
Your Personal Health Maintenance Plan | Winter 2013 | Volume 32 | Issue 1
Are you ready for summer? You know – that time of year when you run out of excuses to hide behind those layers of outerwear and are forced to give up the goods. When called upon to flash the flesh at the beach and poolside, you’ll want your skin to look its best.
Summer has its own set of rules when it comes to keeping skin healthy and hydrated, says Laura Hittleman, Canyon Ranch Corporate Beauty Services Director.