New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont opens today for the 2009 season and announces a new morning program. This year marks New Life’s 31st year in business as an award winning hiking spa and weight loss retreat. The spa has added an additional morning program this year for those new to exercise.

Killington, VT – May 14, 2009 – New Life Hiking Spa is pleased to announce it is opening today for the 2009 season.  New Life Hiking Spa started in 1978 and since then, has helped thousands of people shed pounds while having a wonderful vacation. Each year, approximately 500 people come to New Life Hiking Spa. The spa is open this year from May 14 – September 27, for the 2009 season.

New Life Hiking Spa traditionally offers three levels of hikes every morning. Beginner hikes are nature walks that take hikers along mountain streams and working farms. Intermediate hikes lead hikers along diverse terrain of the famous Appalachian and Long Trails. Advance hikes challenge spa guests up some of the highest peaks in Vermont with breathtaking views.

In addition to the three morning hikes, New Life is offering another morning option which includes a one-hour workout appropriate for all levels and a one-hour workshop teaching various healthy living skills. Spa guests brand new to a fitness regime will benefit from the additional morning offering by easing into the more strenuous hiking program. “We are finding that with today’s busy lifestyles, many people have gone years living a sedentary lifestyle and need a little more time to get into hiking for three hours. Plus, with the increase of long-term guests coming to New Life for the 11 day weight loss retreat, we are please to offer another morning option for those who might need to take a day off from hiking”, states Jimmy LeSage, New Life’s founder and director.

New Life Hiking Spa has been named as one of the 8 places to take a vacation and lose weight on MSN and one of 4 great weight loss spas by Health Magazine. The spa also was selected by Shape Magazine as one of the eight best weight loss spas, based on its realistic programming.

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, 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 and is ideally suited for small groups, couples or individuals trying to improve their fitness level and eating habits. New Life is now taking reservations for the 2009 season, open from May 14 – September 27. 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’s all inclusive rates (room, meals, hiking, lectures, cooking demos, fitness programming and massages) range in price from $209-$249 per night.