VISTA, CA Cal-a-Vie® Health Spa, the leading destination health spa resort, introduced its Olympic-length pool as part of the property’s latest multi-million dollar expansion commissioned by Cal-a-Vie owners John and Terri Havens.
The 250,000 gallon, four-racing-lanes wide, saline pool offers Cal-a-Vie guests an aquatic retreat for fitness classes, lap swimming, private swimming lessons and leisure. Switching chlorine for saline as an additive to the water allows guests to enjoy the benefits of softer skin and hair, as well as knowing the saline pool is environmentally and ecologically enhanced.
The fitness team at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa will use the new Olympic-length pool for water fitness classes, promoting cardiovascular health, strength and core training. Water exercise provides guests a less physically taxing way to meet fitness goals as well as push the limits of what they previously thought they could do only on land. Even though spring-like weather and sun-drenched temperatures are common to Cal-a-Vie’s Southern California location, the new pool will remain heated to 82 degrees, making lap swimming and water fitness classes available to guests year-round. Daily water fitness classes will include deep water exercises with a flotation belt, strength training with resistance bands, cardiovascular conditioning with leg floats and kickboards, the use of HydroBikes and more.
The pool’s perimeter overflow design brings the water level with the surface of the deck, providing a jaw-dropping illusion of a large shimmering mirror, resting on the deck. More than a million pieces of mosaic glass line the bottom and sides of the pool. The overflow drains and 5,000 square feet of deck are made of imported Greek limestone. Antique materials and fixtures, such as the entry gate and lighting, are featured throughout the pool area, carrying out the French Provencal-inspired decor present throughout the spa grounds at Cal-a-Vie.
With a pool cabana offering four stations for private outdoor massages, guests can enjoy a relaxing treatment or sunbathe on one of the 20 lounge chairs and unwind. The tranquil sounds of an antique mermaid-and-Neptune fountain plus a scrolling panoramic view of farm-dotted hills and majestic mountains add a serene, picture-perfect experience.
Soon to follow the new Olympic-length pool will be a complimentary 4,500 square foot Aquatic Center adjacent to the pool deck and cabana. The Aquatic Center will house four treatment rooms for body and spa treatments, men’s and women’s Jacuzzis, a steam room and Watsu pool.
About Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
Nestled away on over 200 private acres in Vista, just 40 miles north of San Diego, Cal-a-Vie is a health spa resort with 26 private villas and a 5:1 staff to guest ratio. Cal-a-Vie combines luxurious European Spa philosophies with the California concepts of fitness, health and nutrition. The French Provencal spa retreat features award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Jason Graham, a program consisting of fitness, luxuriating treatments and mind-body awareness, tailored specifically to each guests’ desires. The resort is embellished with historical pieces and antiques from Europe, bringing the finest touches of the Mediterranean to California. Cal-a-Vie offers three, four and seven night spa vacation packages that include gourmet spa cuisine, fitness classes, hiking, beauty and spa treatments, mind-body awareness programs, lectures on health and nutrition, accommodations, and even workout clothes“ taking the worry out of packing. For more information, please visit www.cal-a-vie.com.
Introducing a Kitchen for Your Mind: The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Artist’s Cottage
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s Artist’s Cottage & Apothecary is the next generation of spa – a ‘Kitchen for your Mind’.
OJAI, Calif., Ojai Valley Inn & Spa’s Artist’s Cottage is the next generation of spa: a “Kitchen for your Mind.”
“Traditional spas just focus on the wellness of your body,” said Janis Clapoff, Managing Director, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. “At Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, we strive to go one step further, allowing our guests the opportunity to treat not just their body, but their mind as well, through use of our Artist’s Cottage and Apothecary.”
Considered to be the heart of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, the Artist’s Cottage and Apothecary is staffed by the multi-talented Renate Collins, the facility’s in-house Artist in-Residence. Ms. Collins supervises a wide range of creative activities, including the signature “Personal Mandela” session that provides a remarkable insight into one’s own personal life and creative side. Complete details can be found at www.ojairesort.com.
“Renate and the entire team in our Spa Village are dedicated to making any visit here remarkable,” noted Ms. Clapoff, adding, “We are so grateful for the recognition received from our guests concerning our Spa and its offerings, and the rating that has been given by Trip Advisor as #1 Spa in the World.”
About Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Since 1923, vacationing guests have sought the tranquil pleasures of the historic Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, an AAA Five Diamond property located on 220 tree-shaded acres offering an incredible golf course ranked as one of the finest in North America. Located 35 minutes south of Santa Barbara, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is approximately 90 minutes north of LAX. Affirmed by its many prestigious awards and fresh from a $90 million renovation, this legendary Inn is one of North America’s unique hidden treasures. For reservations, contact 1-800-422-6524