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| Tuesday, 05 Mar. 2013

The story behind Canyon Ranch embodies the evolution of the health and fitness industry in this country.

A Week at Canyon Ranch in Tucson (Continued) I decided to plan a week stay at Canyon Ranch, as if I was a guest. This is an example of how my week might look:

Saturday Evening Check in. Settle into my room and unpack. Take an evening walk around the "cell phone free" grounds.

Sunday: 6:30 a.m. walk 7:30 a.m. Breakfast: Sweet Potato Pancakes, Fresh Fruit 9:00 a.m. Sun Salutations Yoga 10:00 a.m. Bars, Balls and Bungies class 11:00 a.m. Sound Healing for your Chakras 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn cooking class (Parmesan and Herb Chicken) 1:00 p.m. Healthy Nail Care 2:00 p.m. Funk Aerobics 3:00 p.m. Breathing class 5:30 p.m. Dinner: Boiled Organic Farmed Salmon, Mashed Cauliflower, and Dessert du jour 8:00 p.m. Movie

Monday: 6:00 a.m. Breakfast: Coconut Thai Toast w/orange ginger syrup 6:30 a.m. Hike and Paint -- Instruction and supplies provided: fee $85.00 11:00 a.m. Spa Treatment -- Desert Herbal Wrap (for my sore muscles from the day before) 12:00 p.m. Short nap to make the most of my wrap treatment 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Greek Salad w/ chicken breast 2:00 p.m. Doodles class -- What your doodles mean about you 3:00 p.m. Wet Workout (a pool aerobic workout) 5:30 p.m. Dinner: All-Natural Grass-Fed Beef Medallions 8:00 p.m. Stargazing - Sky Lore and the Arizona Sky

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. Tai Chi 8:30 a.m. Breakfast: Frittata of the Day 10:00 a.m. Woman's Stretch class 11:00 a.m. Spa Treatment -- Desert Herbal Wrap (recommended 3 days in a row) 12:00 p.m. Therapeutic massage 1:30 p.m. Lunch: Salmon Burger -- Frozen chocolate dipped banana 3:00 p.m. Pilates Mat Work 4:00 p.m. The Clay Connection class -- create mini clay creations 5:30 p.m. Dinner: Asian Cuisine Night 8:00 p.m. Native Southwestern Culture, History, Metaphysics & Woven Art

Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. Morning walk 7:30 a.m. Breakfast: Hot Steel-cut Oats 8:30 a.m. Intro to Indoor cycling 10:00 a.m. Yoga Stretch 11:00 a.m. DJ Dance Party 12:30 p.m. Lunch: Caesar Salad, Wrap of the Day 2:00 p.m. Spa Treatment -- Desert Herbal Wrap 3:00 p.m. Spa Treatment -- Ayurvedic Massage 4:30 p.m. Nap before dinner 6:00 p.m. Dinner: Mexican Fiesta Night 8:00 p.m. Ambience Sound Experience -- sonic hologram of nature sounds and music

Thursday: 6:30-10:30 Nature Discovery Hike -- $85.00 additional fee 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Soup, Chicken and Sausage Pizza, Fresh fruit 1:30 p.m. Mid-day Meditation 2:00 p.m. Boxer's Workout 4:00 p.m. Stretch and Relaxation class 6:00 p.m. Dinner: A Taste of Italy Night 8:00 p.m. Confident Communication Class

Friday: 6:00-9:00 a.m. Bird Excursion in Sabino Canyon 9:00 a.m. Golf Clinic 10:00 a.m. Womens Stretch Class 11:00 a.m. Yamuna Body Rolling 12:30 p.m. Lunch: Mixed Green Salad w/ Mongolian Marinated Salmon 2:00 p.m. Don't Worry, Bead Happy class 3:00 p.m. Muscle Conditioning class 4:30 p.m. Nap before dinner 6:00-7:00 Dinner -- Friday Night Delights cooking class 8:00 p.m. Bingo

Saturday: 6:00 a.m. Morning walk 7:00 a.m. Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito or Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich 9:00 a.m. Stride and Strength class 10:00 a.m. Cardio Circuit class 11:30 a.m. Lunch: Greek Salad and Italian Chicken Sausage, Frozen Chocolate Banana 1:00 p.m. Spa Treatment -- Conditioning Body Scrub 3:00 p.m. Spirituality and Health class 5:30 p.m. Dinner: Surf and Turf Dinner 6:30-8:00 Mini Concert

I would challenge anyone to have a week like the one I just described and not have it significantly impact your life. Or perhaps, at the least, encourage you to make permanent changes in your lifestyle. I never even mentioned the individual appointment sessions available with a variety of licensed, skilled practitioners tailored to meet your specific needs.

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