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Written by Riva Budowsky   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:15

Los Angeles, Calif., February 20, 2013 – Fitness Ridge Worldwide, the parent entity of The Biggest Loser Resort, today announced that it will open its next destination resort this spring outside Chicago.  The Biggest Loser Resort – Chicago will open in May 2013 in Itasca, Ill. within the AAA Four Diamond rated Eaglewood Resort and Spa.  Offering the same award-winning, results-oriented program that guests have come to expect and enjoy at the company’s other locations, The Biggest Loser Resort-Chicago will be the first to feature “Four Diamond” accommodations, a championship golf course, and a breathtaking 75- foot indoor pool. This  location addresses the repeated requests of  guests from the Midwest and Canada to locate a resort closer to home.

The Biggest Loser Resorts cater to adults of all fitness levels (and teens 14 and older) and focuses on exercise, healthy nutrition and education. The Resorts’ inspiration stems from what contestants on NBC’s hit weight loss series “The Biggest Loser” experience during their time on the show.  Spas of America recently recognized The Biggest Loser Resort in their Top 100 Spas of 2012 listing: Utah was #1 and Malibu was #4. The Resorts have also received numerous readers’ choice awards from SpaFinder, and were recently named one of the top fitness vacation destinations by

“Expanding into Chicago is a very exciting step for us, and this resort will allow us to continue our expansion into  corporate wellness,” said Larry Bond, CEO, Fitness Ridge Worldwide, LLC. “Workforce health care costs are spiralling out of control, and onne way to stem these costs is to prevent the chronic and complex diseases linked to being overweight and obese. Companies will now be able to combine traditional corporate training and retreats with a wellness solution that can work within the parameters of their business meeting.”

The Biggest Loser Resort – Chicago is located just minutes from O’Hare International Airport airport, and sits on 106 acres offering three beautiful lakes and a championship golf course.  The Biggest Loser Resorts offer a minimum one-week wellness and weight loss program that combines morning hikes and an array of daily fitness classes, including kickboxing, yoga, spinning, biking, water aerobics, and others – all under the close supervision of certified personal trainers. In addition to expert fitness professionals, The Biggest Loser Resorts also feature onsite health practitioners, dietitians, nutrition experts, and executive chefs who prepare calorie-conscious, nutritionally balanced yet delicious spa cuisine meals.  The Resorts offer award-winning, on-site spas with a robust menu of massage options, aesthetics, acupuncture and other rejuvenating therapeutic treatments.

The Biggest Loser Resort-Chicago, is scheduled to open in May 2013. Advance reservations are currently being taken at (877-825-8878).  For more information about The Biggest Loser Resorts, please visit

About The Biggest Loser Resort

Since 2009, The Biggest Loser Resort has provided programs that encourage and empower people to lose weight and achieve balance in their lives through a strategic combination of fitness, nutrition, education, relaxation and extraordinary camaraderie.  Compassionate, world-class trainers and nutritional staff have helped many resort guests build endurance, know their bodies’ unique cues and triggers and transform their relationships with food in a safe, supportive environment.  The Biggest Loser is a registered trademark and copyright of NBC Studios, Inc. & Reveille LLC. Licensed by NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group 2013. All rights reserved.

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