What to pack during your visit to our weight loss retreat
Below is a list of suggested and optional items you might like to have with you at our weight loss retreat. You may need to adjust the following list depending on the number of weeks you are staying, the time of year, and the expected weather. Note that we do have free laundry facilities available. Our facility is very comfortable and informal, so please feel free to dress casual during your entire stay or, if you prefer, you may dress up for dinner and evening events. Most importantly, you will need good supportive aerobic and walking shoes. Please do not bring jewelry or other valuables, as we do not take responsibility for lost or stolen property.
Necessary items to pack
- Supportive aerobic shoes
- Refillable water bottle(s) (bring to land and water classes; also sold in General Store)
- Ear plugs
- Personal toiletries (blister kit, insect repellent, etc.)
- Medications and/or vitamins (mini-fridge for medication needs available upon request)
- Vaseline (to prevent blisters)
- Sun hat, visor or sweatband
- Walking or aerobic socks (several pairs)
- Sweat pants and tops
- Shorts and T-shirts or aerobic attire
- Supportive walking shoes (already broken in)
- Shoes for wet or muddy activity
- Two bathing suits (if feasible)
- Water shoes (highly recommended)
- Gym bag for pool attire
Optional items to pack
- Cycle shorts or bike seat pad
- iPod or MP3 player
- Laptop or tablet and cords (wireless available in all rooms)
- Warm jacket and clothing during cold months (March, October, November, and December)
- Reading material
- Fanny pack with water bottle holder
- Hair dryer (if not staying in deluxe, deluxe plus, or Penthouse)
- Writing journal or stationery
- Heart rate monitor or pedometer
- Walking stick or trekking pole
- Rain gear
- Waterproof boots for creek walking
- Protein power or protein drinks
- Laundry soap and fabric softener
- Old license plates (to add to our wall)
- Extra shoes to donate to Soles4Souls, a charity we help by gathering shoes (read more about them at their website)
Items recommended for diabetic guests
Improved nutrition and regular exercise can alter your blood sugar levels. For those guests who are diabetic, we recommend several additional items be packed for their stay.
- Twice the number of test strips and other testing supplies you normally use. You will want to check your blood sugar frequently throughout the day.
- Extra glucose sources you can carry with you (i.e. tablets, gels – not extra food). There are medical kits throughout the premises that contain glucose sources, but these are for emergencies, in case your personal supply is depleted.
A limited number of mini refrigerators are available for guests with medication needs. Please let the office know you need a refrigerator and one will be delivered to your room.