The Pritikin Health and Weight-Loss Program, the longest-running, most successful lifestyle program, is conducted year-round at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa. A new program begins every Sunday. The full length of the program is two weeks; it includes all educational offerings. We do offer one-week stays with core education.

Many guests decide to stay three weeks, four weeks, or longer because they are amazed with the results they are achieving, and want to achieve more. Many guests also stay three weeks or more to have ample time to break through stubborn, decades-old habits and reshape their lives.

Science and results

What sets Pritikin apart from the myriad of other diets is that its program is based on real science. Key results, from thousands who have attended the Pritikin Longevity Center, include significant and sustained weight loss; major improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose; reductions in risk factors for breast and prostate cancer; avoidance of angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery; and reductions in the need for medications for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes.

So successful is the Pritikin Program that new legislation now allows Medicare coverage for qualifying individuals with a history or risk of cardiovascular events.

Education and exercise

Your educators are board-certified physicians, graduate-degreed nutritionists, exercise physiologists, psychologists, and award-winning chefs. They have years of experience helping people who want to live a healthier, happier life become people who are. Every morning, you exercise in Pritikin’s core program of cardiovascular conditioning, strength, and flexibility. For later in the day, you have a fun menu of electives to choose from, including aquatics, yoga, Zumba, LaBlast, and spinning.


In its 650-acre home in Miami, you’ll be surrounded by beauty – lush tropical gardens, cascading fountains, swimming pools, and championship golf courses. You’ll also appreciate the stunning facilities – gorgeous sky-lit restaurant, huge and fully-equipped fitness center, and state-of-the-art spa with 100+ body and spa services and 32 world-class treatment rooms. You also have a wide range of hotel room choices, from deluxe villa rooms to the more luxurious spa suites.