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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 2:13 p.m., April 18, 2014 Updated 2:13 p.m., April 18, 2014

Introducing Sky Ranch Fitness Vacations at Bacara Resort & Spa

Santa Barbara’s first luxury wellness retreat delivers sustainable results in the form of a first class vacation

Sky Ranch Fitness has partnered with Bacara Resort & Spa to introduce Santa Barbara’s first luxury fitness retreat.


Santa Barbara, CA – Sky Ranch Fitness has partnered with Bacara Resort & Spa to introduce Santa Barbara’s first luxury fitness retreat.

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 skyranchfitness.com.

About Bacara Resort & Spa:

Bacara Resort & Spa opened in 2000 and quickly established itself as the premier Santa Barbara resort destination. The property features 354 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants and lounges, a four- story spa and wellness center, three oceanfront swimming pools, a 12,000-bottle Wine Cellar, the Foley Food & Wine Society Wine Tasting Room and 70,000 square feet of function space. Embodying the essence of the American Riviera lifestyle, Bacara is nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast, just 40 miles from the famed Santa Ynez Wine Country and five miles from the Santa Barbara Airport. For reservations or more information, please call (855) 817-9782 or visit www.bacararesort.com.

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