About Hilton Head Health
Hilton Head Health is an all-inclusive fitness resort on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island. Hilton Head Health (or H3) has intensive structured weight loss programs as well as more flexible wellness programs for general health.
Hilton Head Health is open to all adults 18 and older, and emphasizes custom fitness options based on guest needs. Most programs begin on Sundays, and last in one-week or one-month increments. One of H3’s general wellness programs offers a 3-day or 4-day option.
All of H3’s programs include healthy dining options, fitness workouts, and lectures covering the physical and mental aspects of health and weight-loss. Additionally, Hilton Head Health offers optional at-home services following your stay, to keep on track with your health and fitness goals.
Hilton Head Health guests stay at 2- or 3-bedroom villas near the weight loss resort. These villas are 1,600-square-foot condos with private bedrooms and baths, plus a shared common living area and shared laundry area.
If attending the Hilton Head Health program with others, you may wish to have your group stay in one of these 2- or 3-bedroom villas. Solo guests staying at the resort will have a private bedroom and bathroom, but share the villa with one or two other individual travelers to help with support and accountability through the program.
Alternatively, solo travelers may wish to rent an exclusive private villa to themselves for an extra cost.
All rooms and villas are fully furnished. Many guests have complimented their accommodations, though others have had varying quality in their villas. According to those guests, Hilton Head Health does not own all the villas and condos offered to guests, and some residences need updating.
Accommodations are separate from H3’s main campus, but connected via pedestrian paths for walking or biking. Additionally, transportation between guest villas and the main resort is available upon request.
The Hilton Head Health campus is within the Shipyard Plantation gated community, which includes multiple award-winning golf courses and miles of walking paths. Additionally, the H3 resort is just blocks away from the beach.
Hilton Head Health offers a variety of exercise options depending on your fitness goals. H3’s JumpStart and LoseWell programs are designed around weight-loss, with structured meal, exercise, and class schedules. The JumpStart program has a minimum one-week stay, while the more serious LoseWell weight-loss program requires a minimum one-month commitment.
For guests looking for a healthy vacation but not pushing for a specific weight-loss goal, H3’s wellness programs (LiveWell and Healthy Getaway) may be a better fit. LiveWell is a one-week program similar to JumpStart, but without the specific weight-loss focus. Healthy Getaway is a three- or four-night program, for guests looking for a shorter wellness vacation.
Each program has a similar (but specialized) set of fitness and exercise options, including daily beach walks and “Thermal Walks” after each lunch and dinner, designed to increase metabolism.
On the standard JumpStart program, guests will participate in 3-5 daily exercise classes, which may include some of the following:
- Cardio workouts
- Pool classes
- Zumba dance classes
- Pilates classes
- Yoga classes (variety)
- Barre classes
- Stretch exercises
- Tabata workouts
- Aerobics classes
- Mobility/flexibility sessions
Hilton Head Health emphasizes it’s customized fitness options as part of the JumpStart and LoseWell weight-loss programs, with small group and private training sessions. For most fitness sessions at H3, multiple different classes are offered at the same time, to give guest many options for their exercise needs.
The all-inclusive dining options at Hilton Head Health are centered around their “True Restaurant”, where healthy meals are served in an upscale restaurant setting. Dining options are presented with calories listed on a diverse menu, including healthy American and multi-ethnic food options.
The H3 weight-loss programs suggest a daily caloric intake of 1,200 to 1,600 calories per day. True Restaurant is able to help guests achieve this mark, as well as offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.
True Restaurant serves three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), and offers FitBites snacks as needed, which includes fruit and veggie options.
In addition to meals, Hilton Head Health prides itself on its Healthy Kitchen nutrition classes. These classes include meal planning, cooking demonstrations and hands-on classes, private cooking lessons, and the “Chef’s Table Fine Dining Experience” with table-side healthy food preparation paired with fine wines.
Hilton Head Health is located on the southeast side of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, just blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. The H3 campus is part of the Shipyard Plantation gated community, and located adjacent to the Shipyard Golf Club. Avid golfers can take advantage of H3’s location playing a round at the Shipyard or other nearby golf courses.
H3 programs include transportation as part of their all-inclusive packages. Your package price includes round-trip shuttle service to Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) or Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), and shuttles are also available on-request for trips around the island.
Hilton Head Health markets itself as an upscale fitness resort, and that is reflected in its price. One week of the JumpStart weight-loss program ranges from $3,375 per week to $4,800 per week, depending on the time of year you wish to book and what special offers are available. The wellness programs at H3 are typically less expensive than the weight-loss programs, though prices may vary based on available offers.
Programs at Hilton Head Health are all-inclusive, and include room-rate, all food, transportation from nearby airports, and what they call H3$, a resort currency that can be used at the spa or for extra classes or offerings.
The Indigo Spa at Hilton Head Health is a full luxury spa and salon. The Indigo Spa offers a full selection of spa, salon, and massage services, as well as take-home products. H3 guests can spend their H3$ credits at the spa.
Hilton Head Health lauds their H3 at Home service for maintaining health and wellness following the resort stay. H3 at Home offers weekly phone sessions with a Wellness Coach, a private Facebook group, a monthly health panel, and more, to help guests stay on-track with fitness and nutrition. Guests of the LoseWell program receive one free month of H3 at Home services following their stay.
Hilton Head Health is a flexible weight-loss and wellness resort with customized options for whatever your fitness needs may be. As a more expensive FitStay, it may not be for everyone; but if you are looking for an upscale fitness resort on the east coast, H3 is one to consider.
Hilton Head Health Pros
Flexible fitness options – With multiple weight-loss and wellness programs and a focus on customized experiences, H3 has more options than most FitStays.
Positive lectures – Many guests compliment the nutrition classes, cooking demonstrations, and wellness lectures in helping them maintain their health upon returning home.
Good, healthy food – H3 guests frequently compliment the options and quality at the upscale-style True Restaurant at the resort.
Hilton Head Health Cons
- Expensive – Hilton Head Health is more expensive than many other FitStays in the fitness resort category, including some with similar all-inclusive fitness and nutrition options.
- Varying accommodations – Most guests have complimented the H3 villas, though others have mentioned a variance in quality of their residences at the resort.