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Four Seasons Westlake Village Goes Extreme with Weight Loss Package

September 22, 2009 at 9:29 AM | by | ()

We're not sure we'd have a smile on our face after five days of fattie bootcamp.

Everyone is looking to shed a few pounds, but if you want to do it in a hurry, Biggest Loser style, check into the Four Seasons Westlake Village, whose California Health & Longevity Institute was featured in the TV show's premiere episode this month.

The CHLI offers a crazy-intense five-day Weight Loss Training package that's all weight-focused, all of the time. For a staggering $4,700 (which doesn't include hotel accommodations), you'll get a medical evaluation with a physician, including lab analysis; a choice of three alternative medicine treatments, such as hypnotherapy, energy healing or acupuncture; a read of your body mass composition in a space capsule-looking thing called a BOD POD; fitness assessments; a consultation with an exercise specialist and four personal training sessions; along with nutrition advice from a registered dietitian; follow up strategies and tools to keep up the healthy living after you check-out.

This crammed itinerary makes us a wonder. We're all for healthy living, but this sounds like an upscale fat camp. There's a two-day Weight Loss Kick Start package for $1,400 that seems more doable. It includes a lab analysis; an alternative medicine treatment; a series of fitness assessments; consultations with a registered dietitian, an exercise specialist and a lifestyle consultant; fitness classes; and a Wellness Kitchen session.

Both options are available through March 31 and require three-day advanced booking. Obviously, if you do either, staying at the Four Seasons would be the most convenient. Those purchasing weight-loss packages can get a rate of $150 per night, and of course the hotel mentions that the stay includes 24-hour complimentary access to the fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and daily classes such as yoga and Pilates.

But after the bootcamp-like onslaught, skip those and head to the spa to unwind with a massage and to hide from the nutrition, exercise and "lifestyle" consultants.

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[Photo: Four Seasons Westlake Village]

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