The Experience

The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu

Welcome to the only weekl ong, results-oriented, intensive fitness and wellness program of its kind.   Guests make The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu their preferred choice to take at least a week for themselves to recalibrate through intensive outdoor physical activity, and a highly structured nutritional diet.  The Ranch is a results-oriented fitness, health and wellness program, not your typical vacation, spa or resort. This luxury boot camp focuses on meeting your fitness, nutritional, weight loss and detox goals through our specialized program. The 10 hours of daily exercise includes daily hiking, core and ab workouts, body toning and sculpting, weights, yoga sessions and a strict calibrated vegetarian diet.  The Ranch is located in the Santa Monica Mountains above the beaches of Malibu in Southern California. We are located near Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Place: Set on an historic working ranch with a heartfelt place in Southern California history, The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu spans acres of native grounds, offering hiking trails, picturesque mountain and canyon views and authentic splendor. The Ranch offers the perfect setting to focus on your health, fitness, nutrition and wellness goals.  Located three miles above the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Monica Mountains, the property houses a Spanish hacienda – as well as The Ranch’s great room, organic farm and kitchen, exercise pavilion, outdoor pool and spa, private treatment rooms, and more. The Ranch gets you back to nature at its finest.

Program: Results are achieved through our no-option, daily group fitness routine led by our skilled and professional staff. The program comprises of four to five hours of group hiking, core and ab work, weights, daily group yoga sessions, private afternoon massages Monday – Friday, a daily nap and more.  While at The Ranch, your time will be spent in low impact, moderate activity, rather than short bursts of intense, injury-prone activity. We believe that stimulating your mind and body through sustainable exercise will enhance your metabolism, cleanse and detoxify your body, allow for healthy weight loss, and offer a heightened sense of mental wellness, clarity and serenity.  In spectacular surroundings, look forward to each day being filled with challenging physical activities that will prove fun and rewarding. And, of course, our dedicated staff will tend to your every need.

Stay: In a welcoming environment, each guest will retreat to his or her own private room with a queen size bed and bathroom. Your stay at The Ranch will feel as if you are in a friend’s comfortable guest house.  The calming colors and beautiful décor of your own private room will not only add to your relaxation and transformation, but also support a restful night’s sleep.

Food: From our bounty of garden grown organic food on our sustainable farm, The Ranch uses only the freshest and finest ingredients.  Our chef creates artful cuisine that tastes delectable and is visually stunning, using all fresh, organic vegetarian fare designed to sustain you throughout your stay, giving you energy and allow for healthy weight loss. The dietary program at The Ranch excludes alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars, aiding in your detoxification and revitalization process.

Results: Our ‘unplug and off the grid’ philosophy ensures that your stay with us will be memorable, satisfying and highly rewarding.  Guests desiring weight loss, routinely shed unwanted pounds during the program while visibly losing inches, emanating a vibrant, healthy glow, gaining clarity and peace of mind, and getting a dramatic head start on maintaining a path of healthy living.

What is a typical day at The Ranch?: Your day will consist of our carefully thought out fitness and diet program centered around hiking, stretching, core training exercises, yoga, massage therapy, personal down time, delicious organic meals and restful sleep. We prefer to focus on maximum time spent in low impact, moderate activity rather than short bursts of intense, injury-prone activity. We believe that stimulating your mind and body through sustainable exercise (9-10 hours a day while at The Ranch) will enhance your metabolism, cleanse and detoxify your body, allow for a healthy loss of fat, and offer a heightened sense of mental clarity and serenity.

The Ranch’s rate of $6,500 and includes: 6 nights and 7 days (Sunday-Saturday) of daily guided hikes, yoga, fitness and exercise classes including core training, abs and low impact weight training, and massages for each full day of your stay. Private accommodations for each guest, all meals and some evening elective cooking and nutrition classes are also included.

The Ranch accommodates up to 18 guests each week, ensuring personalized attention.  Guests receive a 30-day pre-arrival program detailing exercise, diet and wellness tasks which are recommended prior to their arrival to ensure each guest is prepared for their stay.

Commit to a week or longer at The Ranch and lose substantial fat and inches, look and feel younger and more vibrant, and recalibrate your life with its one-of-a-kind fitness/wellness program, all while staying in luxurious accommodations and eating fresh, organic, vegetarian fare. Think transformation, recalibration and unplugging. Guests rise early for stretching, daily mountain hikes, core training, yoga and other exercises that enhance your metabolism and, of course, a daily massage. There are 16 luxurious guestrooms. Your time spent at The Ranch may be the most rewarding experience of your life. You will marvel at your results!
In the Know
To improve guests’ weight loss results and avert the side effects of detoxing, guests are given a 30-day pre-arrival plan. Time with the chef is a must!Distance from Los Angeles Airport (LAX): 40 mi/65 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2014
  • Choice of a chiropractic treatment
    • guided imagery or self-defense class (one per person, per stay)
  • Daily breakfast for up to two in-room guests
    • in Dining Room
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Choice of one complimentary spa treatment
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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