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Biggest Loser Resort Amelia Island is nestled on 1,350 acres at the tip of a barrier island off the Northeast Florida coast. This premier Florida weight loss retreat is located just 29 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport.
The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation is part of a resort community that was created in perfect harmony with nature – overlooking the blue water of the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west.
As a guest at the Biggest Loser Resort Amelia Island you will enjoy beautiful scenic views, various outdoor activities, 3.5 miles of beaches, and exclusive access to Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort facilities including 54 holes of championship golf, a multi-tiered pool-scape, a nature-inspired spa, the Cliff Drysdale Tennis program and more.
Check in, Transportation & Directions
Villa Check In: 4pm on Sunday at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation hotel:
If you arrive early we will do our best to get you accommodated. Feel free to explore our 1,350 acres resort which offers pool scape, walking trails, shopping, bike rentals, a spa and more.
2:00pm- 4:00pm BLR program check in and weigh in’s are at Racquet Park Tennis Shop, 102 Racquet Park Dr, Amelia Island, FL 32034
*15 minutes time slots to meet your trainer and weigh in session
* Tennis Shop phone: 904-277-5145
4:30pm: All guest orientation – Osprey Room at Racquet Park conference center
6:00pm: Dinner for all BLR guests – Heron Room at Racquet Park conference center
* Some amenities at an additional cost
Betty is the Corporate Trainer and Program Director for The Biggest Loser Resorts. She found her love for training 6 years ago when she hired a personal trainer to put on some muscle. She then realized she wanted to become a trainer herself and became certified by the American Aerobic Fitness Association. She lives by two sayings in life:
The first is LIFE stands for 4 things: Limitless, Inevitable, Fearless and Endless: Individuals can do anything they want, there are no LIMITS if they believe they can. INEVITABLE – life happens so take it one day at a time. FEARLESS – you have to face a fear to know what one is. If you never face it you will never know. ENDLESS – your possibilities are endless in this world!
Second, “Suck it up Buttercup”- Basically if you don’t feel like doing it, just do it! You will feel better afterwards.
Betty believes the coolest part of her job is watching individuals start believing in themselves and realizing their full potential.
Michele Ward has a strong passion for helping others reach their health and fitness goals. That passion is what helped her start her career in the Health and Fitness Industry back in 1991, first as a group exercise instructor then as a personal trainer. Michele’s passion and greatest satisfaction come from having a positive impact on people’s lives and seeing their health and confidence grow. Her continued success comes from truly enjoying her career. Many are able to feel this enthusiasm and feed off of it.
Michele is currently involved in natural bodybuilding and has won several shows in a few different bodybuilding organizations. She is also a proud mom of two very active boys ages 12 & 13.
“I’m truly blessed to be here and want to make a difference and have a positive impact on someone’s life. I believe we all have it in us to BE FIERCE, FIT & FABULOUS!”
Tom’s background in fitness and conditioning comes from his more than 20 years of military service as a U.S. Army officer. As a collegiate soccer player, he earned the team’s leadership award and was selected for the annual edition of “Outstanding College Athletes of America.” Tom is an AFAA certified personal fitness trainer and is certified as a “Les Mills Body Pump” instructor. Earlier, he was also a certified referee with the U.S. Soccer Federation. Also contributing to his approach to fitness training, Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Education.
Tom lives here on Amelia Island with his wife MaryJane and enjoys spending time traveling and visiting with his daughter, Laurie and her family in Ft. Lauderdale and his son, Brendan and his family in Boston. He says that the proudest moment for him on Amelia Island was watching MaryJane complete a 10,000-foot sky dive over Amelia Island last year.
Viviana Drake has been a trainer for over 15 years, providing both group and individual training. She is certified in Zumba, Pilates, Spin, Yoga, Body Pump/CX and Aqua Aerobics.
In addition to these certifications, she received a Masters in Psychology and has been a certified Life Coach since 2014.
Viviana loves exercising because it makes her feel young and healthy to do the things she likes to do. Her hobbies include cooking, writing, traveling and painting.
Kathryn Leslie is a certified life coach, wellness instructor, speaker and writer.
With over three years and hundreds of hours of private coaching experience, Kathyrn is passionate about sharing what she’s learned. Her goal is the help participants overcome the emotional obstacles and negative mindset that prevent them from living a healthy lifestyle.
Kathryn is a mom to two amazing young adults and two rambunctious mixed-breed pound pups. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
Breakfast: Breakfast Yogurt Parfait with mixed Berries
Snack: Apple, Peanut Butter, Carrots & Celery
Lunch: Greek Lemon Chicken Soup; Shrimp, Spinach & Artichoke Quesadilla
Snack: White Bean Dip, sliced bell pepper & cherry tomatoes
Dinner: Turkey Cincinnati Chili with Quinoa Pasta
Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Berries, Sliced Almonds and Chia Seeds, with Turkey Bacon on the side
Snack: Banana, Almonds, Carrots & sliced Cucumbers
Lunch: Tomato, Fennel, & Roasted Red Pepper Soup; Steak & Feta Pizza with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Snack: Hard, sliced Bell Pepper & Celery
Dinner: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Breast with Spinach, Grape & Walnut Salad & Grilled Pineapple and Mango
Dessert: Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation is dedicated to the guests and the environment. They are committed to “Clean and Green” organic and fair trade products. They work with local vendors whenever possible to protect the revenue for the community and region. Most of their products are from “family-owned” businesses who take pride in their formulas as well as their dedication to protecting the environment. In addition, they select their products carefully to ensure that each one is free from harmful chemicals, artificial ingredients and preservatives.
The spa is pleased to offer a relaxation area and garden, perfect for before and after your treatments. Enjoy our vast array of herbal teas and organic citrus water, then relax and revive with the men’s and women’s spa treatments, including couple massages, facials, steam showers, signature Seaside Sensory Journey and Plantation Blossom Rituals. The full-service salon offers haircuts, hairstyling, makeup application, bridal party appointments, manicures, pedicures, and child and teen services. Yoga classes are available through the spa, hosted in the “spa tree house.”
Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Our most popular massage and certainly one of our most enjoyable, this massage promotes relaxation, enhances circulation, relieves muscle pain and tension and improves flexibility. 50 minutes $125 / 80 minutes $190
This Swedish massage includes the addition of potent herbal and aromatherapy oils to promote circulation, diminish toxins and encourage deep relaxation.
50 minutes $135 / 80 minutes $200
Deep Tissue Sports Massage
Experience the rejuvenating effects of a deep-tissue massage. This intense indulgence helps restore body alignment and range of motion by focusing on the deeper layer of muscle tissue.
50 minutes $140 / 80 minutes $205
Hot Stone Massage
This supremely relaxing massage harnesses the restorative power of thermotherapy—the direct application of warm stones and hands to thoroughly penetrate muscles.
75 minutes $175
To find out more check out Spa Brochure, to book an treatment call 800-684-9999.
Hi. My name is Kevin “Dotcom” Brown. You may know me from portraying the character Dotcom on the Emmy Award winning TV show 30 Rock. After spending a week at The Biggest Loser Resort in Amelia Island Florida, I literally lost 13 pounds and 13 inches in 6 days. That’s right I said 6 days. I couldn’t believe the results either.
The week was not only extremely demanding but extremely enlightening because we had almost as many daily nutrition lectures as we did daily workouts, (not really).
I have not achieved substantial weight loss results like that since I was a teenager. Also, never in my life have I put my workouts and my daily food intake in someone else’s hands simultaneously. I really believe that this combination of physical fitness and nutritional detoxing was the healthy secret sauce that I have been searching for throughout most of my adult life.
Thank you Biggest Loser Resort!
I attended the Biggest Loser Resort from 1/18/15-1/25/15. It was the experience of a lifetime. I went with 2 friends & my daughter. I was a little skeptical at first (the New Yorker in me 🙂 wondering if there was going to be all these products they wanted us to buy, but that was not the case.
What I did find was a loving, inspirational & motivational staff. From the day we arrived until check out, they worked with us at our capacities. Some could do more, some less, but they never let us give up and, more importantly, THEY never gave up on us.
I can’t say enough about the staff at Amelia Island. Even before I got there, Bobby was so helpful in responding to some questions I had. To say that it was a privilege to be in the care & expertise of Betty, Sarah & Juliette is an understatement. And their care did not end on 1/25. They have told us we can email them anytime with questions and, although it has been less than 24 hours since I have left Amelia Island, I have, in fact, emailed them several times already AND heard back.
They have gone above and beyond, and I will be forever grateful.
Thank you Biggest Loser Resort Amelia Island Staff.
I went to BLR Amelia Island feeling lazy, lethargic, and defeated. Sarah, Betty, and Adrien showed me the strength I had inside me. They pushed me to the limit and made me feel proud, strong, and hopeful. With Juliette’s nutrition classes I learned the tools I need to feel healthy at home. BLR Amelia Island woke me up and gave me a second chance to regain a life I had come close to giving up on. The whole staff went above and beyond to give us all the information we could ask for and answer any questions we could come up with. Thanks BLR Amelia Island – you haven’t seen the last of me yet!
Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
-29 Miles from Resort
-45 Minute travel time depending on traffic
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Resort Address: 39 Beach Lagoon Road | Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Physical Address: 102 Racquet Park Drive | Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034