About Balance for Life Florida
Balance for Life is a diet retreat located on the Atlantic coast in Deerfield Beach, Florida, about 17 miles north of Fort Lauderdale.
With the mission to empower guests to live healthier lives and take control of their well-being, Balance for Life uses nutrition, fitness, mindfulness, and natural treatments to encourage visitors to continue their path to wellness after leaving the resort.
Balance for Life offers guests 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day all-inclusive stay packages that include meals, accommodations and complimentary spa credits. Through their structured program, Balance for Life hopes to help participants “reboot their body and mind, recharge their spirit, and rejuvenate themselves in both appearance and behavior.”
The resort opened recently (Summer 2017) and is continuing to grow as more guests begin to visit.
Balance for Life guests stay in The Wyndham Beach Resort, which is located on the same premises as the program, just steps from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort has a variety of accommodations for visitors, including a swimming pool, spa and bike rentals.
All guests stay in the same type of smoke-free room, which includes the following:
- Double, Queen or King size beds
- City View
- Step-out Balcony
- Free Wi-Fi service
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Sliding glass doors that open to the sea breeze if desired
- In-room safe
- Flat screen TV with premium movie channels
For an upcharge, guests can select to stay in a room with an ocean view. This request must be made at the time of booking.
The Fitness Program at Balance for Life is loosely structured and is included in the cost of an all-inclusive stay. The retreat offers several daily classes with various difficulty levels. Guests can choose to participate in any number of these classes, or none of the classes.
Some of the classes offered include:
- Beach Walks
- Qi Gong
- Tai Chi
- Body sculpting
- and more.
The nutrition program at Balance for Life offers guests three meal plan options—Traditional Balance for Life Cuisine, Water Only Fasting, or Juice Cleansing. All meals are included in the price of a stay.
Traditional Balance for Life Cuisine
The food plan at Balance for Life is centered on locally sourced, plant-based foods to promote disease prevention and digestive rejuvenation. All meals are served buffet-style to remove the need for snacking, and to allow for a 13-hour fast between dinner and breakfast to promote weight loss. All food at Balance for Life is prepared without added sugars, salt, chemicals, or oils. All meals include water to drink.
A meal plan for a typical day at Balance for Life includes:
- Gluten-free oatmeal with apples/berries
- Fruit bowl
- Green smoothie
- Raw salad bar
- Quinoa Risotto with spinach and mushrooms
- Brussel sprouts
- Baked sweet potatoes
Currently, Balance for Life is one of only two diet retreats in the United States to offer fully supervised water-only fasting. The premise of this program is to reduce caloric intake (guests eat nothing and drink nothing but water during this fast) and promote weight loss and digestive cleanliness.
Guests who wish to participate in water-only fasting must have a phone consultation with Balance for Life’s director, Dr. Sabatino, before participating in this program.
Balance for Life also offers guests the option to participate in a monitored juice cleanse during their stay. Structured for the individual and their needs, this cleanse is meant to help promote weight loss and provide the participants with more energy. Like the Water-Only Fasting, guests who wish to partake in a juicing cleanse must complete a phone consultation with Dr. Sabatino before participating.
Balance for Life’s resort at The Wyndham also includes an on-site spa to help guests relax and better enjoy their stay. Each all-inclusive stay package includes a $100 spa credit. Guests can choose to participate in any spa service, but any service more than $100 becomes an additional fee.
The spa at Balance for Life offers services such as the following:
- Chiropractic services
- Nutritional counseling
- Smoking cessation program
- Body scrubs
- and more.
Classes & Extra Help
Balance for Life also offers separate classes such as Stress Management and Mindfulness, and offers guests professional assistance with migraine elimination and chronic fatigue.
Balance for Life is located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deerfield Beach, Florida, about a 25-minute car ride or 19-minute Amtrak ride from Fort Lauderdale. Most out of state guests visiting Balance for Life fly into Fort Lauderdale or Miami (about 1 hour away) and take the train or a rental car to the resort.
Balance for Life offers a 3-day, 5-day, and 7-day all-inclusive stays. Each all-inclusive stay packages include:
- 3 daily meals
- Fitness Classes
- Wellness Lectures
- $100 Complimentary Spa Credit
A 7-day all-inclusive stay starts at $2,171 and increases depending on selected room upcharges, nutrition plan, and whether or not guests choose to room with someone else visiting the resort.
Balance for Life is a diet retreat that aims to assist guests in their overall physical and mental health through a structured diet and fitness program. Balance for Life offers three different nutrition plans, a variety of fitness and mindfulness classes, and spa services to promote guests weight loss and mental rejuvenation. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in Deerfield Beach, Florida, visitors are able to relax next to the ocean while losing weight and learning better health habits.
Balance for Life Pros
- Price: Compared to other diet retreats in Florida and elsewhere, Balance for Life is fairly priced, and less expensive than its competitors.
- Amenities – The resort opened recently, and some guests have commented that the amenities met or exceeded their expectations during their stay.
- Location – Many guests have noted that because the resort is located on the Atlantic Ocean, they felt more relaxed and like they were on vacation.
Balance for Life Cons
- Exercise Variety – Balance for Life is still growing; however, the fitness class variety is less extensive than other programs of this type.