Virtuoso Life - September/October 2017 - 210
Clockwise from left: The
resort's jogging path, ropes
course, and wellness center.
BEST WELLNESS PROGRAM
Canyon Ranch, Tucson
he range of programs is far superior to that of any other spa
I have experienced," says Milwaukee-based travel advisor
Peggy Purtell of the 169-room Canyon Ranch, Tucson. For
almost four decades, guests have checked into the 150-acre
resort in the Arizona desert seeking inspiration from an expert team
of dietitians, nutritionists, physicians, and therapists, who help turn
aspirations and goals into commitments to healthy living. "I love the
V I RT U O S O L I F E
lectures," Purtell says, describing how she learned to make healthy
meals in the demo kitchen during one event and discovered how to
establish a better bedtime routine at another. But what she appreciates most are the staff, some of whom have been there for years.
"You can tell people enjoy working there," she says. "It's so nice to go
back time after time and see a familiar, friendly face." Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $155 spa credit.