Given our love for a Spanish Hacienda, its little wonder that The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu would have to be our health camp of choice for 2013. Set above the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Ranch is the ultimate escape back to nature, complete with interiors to calm the most restful soul, organic farm and kitchen to appeal to the inner foodie in us all and an exercise pavilion that will have you feeling muscles that you never knew you had.
The Ranch program is a no-option program. That is there is no other option – there is only one, The Ranch Option. Consisting of five hours of group hiking (who doesn’t love a little bonding time spent outdoors with random strangers – or is that just us?) combined with daily yoga sessions, weights, core ab work – and the best bit – private afternoon massages. Where do we sign up?
With a philosophy of ‘unplug and off the grid’ we think we might just like to check in for a month, but with a new issue of Est Magazine around the corner this is as about as unlikely as a Paleo fanatic condoning a carb.
PHOTOGRAPHY VIA The Ranch