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New Life Hiking Spa Opens For The 33rd Season

New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont opened recently for its 33rd Season. Known as one of the country’s top weight loss and hiking spas, New Life was started in 1978 by Jimmy LeSage.  New Life Hiking Spa ( is a nationally recognized, affordable fitness and weight loss destination celebrating 32 years (and 33 seasons) in business. New Life is open each year from mid May through the end of September in the Green Mountains of Vermont and welcomes approximately 500 visitors each year from around the globe.

New Life is one of the oldest and most established vacation package programs of its kind in the country. In the past decade, New Life has won international acclaim as one of the top fitness spas in the world. “Even though New Life Hiking Spa has become very well known, it is still down to earth, relaxed and very affordable”, states Ellen Alexander, a teacher from Florida. “I have gone three times in the past five years and plan to go again this summer. It’s my favorite vacation,” she added.

New Life welcomes solo travelers, couples, friends and small groups. “People from all walks of life come to New Life and are comfortable here. We have had people age 18-80, nurses, attorneys and stay at home moms. We have even had one of the top news anchors from the country of Chile and Margaret Rey (the creator of Curious George),” said LeSage. “It doesn’t matter the age or the occupation, everyone feels comfortable because of the laid back atmosphere of Vermont, our caring staff and our varied levels of hiking we offer each day,” he went on to say. Earlier this year, New Life Hiking Spa was selected as one of the top 10 fitness vacations in the world by MSNBC. Only three in the United States were selected.

New Life is currently accepting reservations for the 2010 season and is currently running one special. Eleven-night Weight Loss Retreats during the dates of June 12-23, July 9-20, August 1-12, August 20-31, or Sept. 1-12 are $225 off per person the total amount. All inclusive rates are regularly $209-$249 per night based on length of stay. The 11 day Weight Loss Retreat is offered ongoing with check in any day throughout the season. However, the above dates are discounted.

About New Life Hiking Spa:
New Life Hiking Spa is a nationally recognized affordable spa located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Known for its exhilarating hiking program, a world renowned weight loss retreat, delicious healthy meals and a comfortable atmosphere, New Life Hiking Spa offers the chance to experience the peace of the outdoors in a down-to-earth, country inn environment. It is ideally suited for small groups, couples or individuals trying to improve their fitness level and eating habits. New Life is open each year in Killington, Vermont from mid May through the end of September. New Life offers a variety of vacation options including a 2-4 day mini-getaway, a 5-10 day Jump Start Program and the 11-day or longer Weight Loss Retreat. New Life Hiking Spa was selected by Shape Magazine as "one of the eight best weight loss spas" in 2006, and by Health Magazine as "one of four great weight loss spas" in 2008. For four years in a row (2006-2009) New Life has won Best for Weight Loss, Best for Hiking and Best for Affordability by SpaFinder Readers' Choice Awards.  More information can be found online at or
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