Movara Frequently Asked Questions
“BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!!!! The week at Movara was “Magical!” Upon arriving home from the resort I had a lipid panel done for a checkup. And all my numbers are now in check!”. Michelle
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Is the Movara Program only for overweight individuals?
No, our health and wellness program is structured to include guests who come for a variety of reasons. The primary motivators are generally to lose substantial weight or to experience an active fitness getaway ─ while learning how to achieve and maintain overall wellness.
Do you have to be in shape to participate?
No. Our program accommodates men and women at all fitness levels. All you need to be is willing to give your all!
What is the age limit for guests?
We accommodate teens in our program (ages 14 – 17) but they must be accompanied by an adult to all activities.
How long do people stay at the resort?
The program runs in 7-day cycles with the minimum stay being one week with mandatory check-in on Sunday. Guests are welcome to stay for as long as they wish – many guests stay for multiple weeks at a time, the average is around four weeks.
How much does it cost?
The rates vary by accommodation choice and length of stay. For current rates, click here or call our friendly reservation team at 888-870-2639.
If I live nearby do I still have to stay at the resort to participate?
No. You are welcome to commute in every day and there is a discounted rate on the program for those who choose the “town” option.
What happens when I book a reservation but have to cancel it?
If you have to cancel or reschedule, we will hold your balance as a credit on file for a future stay at our resort for the period of one year. If you cancel or reschedule your stay within two weeks of arrival a $300 per week rescheduling fee will be applied. As a resort policy, we do not accept cancellations via email. You are required to call the reservations team at
to request a cancellation or reschedule your stay.
What are the features of a typical guest room?
Your room features everything you need to relax and refresh after the day’s activities.
What are the facilities like at the resort?
Our weight loss resort features gym facilities with top-of-the-line equipment, spacious aerobics rooms with great sound systems to keep you motivated and a swimming pool for aquatic workouts. Our location also features additional facilities such as a basketball court, lounge areas, and lecture hall. For additonal details, call our reservations team at 888-870-2639.
What is the food like?
Guests enjoy delicious spa cuisine meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner with dessert. Designed by an integrative team of world-class executive chefs, and registered dietitians the weekly menu does not disappoint. Each delicious, calorie-controlled meal features top quality ingredients, in just the right nutritious balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. (Note: Snacks are available throughout the day if needed).
What is a typical day like?
Our goal is to help you reach yours. Every day is specifically designed to provide you with the fitness activities, wellness education, nourishment and personal attention you need to get healthy and stay motivated. Our bootcamp style program will challenge you physically and mentally to reach and surpass your own expectations while empowering you to change your life. A typical day includes all four pillars of what makes our program unique and effective: fitness/workouts, wellness education, spa cuisine meals, and camaraderie with your fellow guests. View our sample schedule for more information.
What types of exercise classes are offered?
You’ll build confidence, strength and endurance through a variety of boot camp-style and fitness classes that will keep you moving and never bored. Our certified professional trainers and instructors will coach and encourage you through cardio, endurance, strength and stretching classes that may include: circuit training, toning, aquatics, kickboxing, indoor cycling, Zumba® and many others! As a unique featured fitness activity, our weight loss resort offers exhilarating hiking sessions as a complement to the daily workout routine.
Hiking for two hours is intimidating to me….will I be able to do it?
Hikes offered are structured to accommodate guests at all fitness levels. These hikes plays an important role in your workout regimen at the resort. The diverse location of our resort offers a splendid array of amazing trail options for terrain, cardio intensity and experience level – but all feature breathtakingly beautiful scenery. All guides are CPR, First Aid-certified and specially trained to lead, motivate and care for all guests on these memorable, calorie-burning daily workouts.
Who are the trainers and educators?
Our certified professional trainers and instructors offer their own unique style of coaching – but all are exceptional motivators and experts in teaching workout techniques. Our education program is led by our team of registered dietitians, holistic nutritionists, life coaches and certified trainers. We hope you take the opportunity to meet them!
What will I learn in the education series?
Our program isn’t a diet; we promote creating a healthy lifestyle. Our entertaining lecture series covers the tips you need to make smart choices and achieve results through topics such as portion control, product label reading, menu planning, intuitive eating and strategies to lose weight and keep it off. Our educational series will not put you to sleep! Each lecture has been specially designed to entertain, educate and empower you to make healthy and permanent changes when you return home. All are taught by a professional team of registered dietitians, nutritionists, life coaches, licensed professional counselors, chefs and certified trainers.