Author: Frances Hibbard
12:00AM, Jan 23, 2014
February is the line-in-the-sand month marking the end of
holiday excess and the start of virtuous habits. And, right on cue,
a new boot-camp option is offered by The Ranch at Live Oak, in Malibu. Its
take-no-prisoners seven-day retreat promises weight loss, mental
clarity and an overhaul achieved by intensive exercise and
restricted vegetarian diet. Expect to work for it. There is no
mobile reception, no WiFi, no vices and no options; guests
participate in every activity.
But a week is a long time on boot camp, which is why founders Alex and Sue Glasscock have introduced R4.0, a four-day program in partnership with the California Health and Longevity Institute. It's set at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village and offers the same rigorous exercise with a little more connectivity and a little less isolation. R4.0 costs $4,260 per person all inclusive.
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