Greetings from Canyon Ranch Lenox

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Good morning and greetings from Canyon Ranch Lenox! I will be spending the next 2.5 days here as part of a media visit. My friend Gina put me in touch with one of the public relations representatives at Canyon Ranch and the rest is history.

Visiting Canyon Ranch is something I’ve wanted to do since I was a teenager. I still remember reading about it in a magazine and wanting to go someday. Post-college, one of my friends and I planned to save up for a visit to Canyon Ranch, but then we ended up blowing our money on booze at bars and never went. Long story short, I am absolutely thrilled to be here and can’t wait to tell you all about it. I’m actually planning to take an “Advanced X-Training” class in a little bit, so I’m going to whizz through this post.

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I left Regionals early yesterday afternoon, so I could make the 2-hour drive out to Lenox. (Canyon Ranch has six locations all over the country.) When I arrived, two super friendly gentleman greeted me at my car and offered to take my luggage to my room. What service! I was then directed to reservations in the main lobby to meet with a guest services attendant. She gave me a brief explanation of what Canyon Ranch was all about, gave me the lay of the land and explained where things are located, and told me how meals and activities worked. There’s a lot going on at Canyon Ranch, so I was both overwhelmed and excited at the same time.

Then, I was taken to my room for the next few days. It’s beautiful!


The bed is so comfortable. I pretty much melted down into the mattress before I fell asleep last night. It was heavenly.




There’s a filter on the side of the sink for fresh, filtered water. Definitely love that!





After being at Regionals all day and feeling totally inspired by the athletes, I had a ton of energy to burn, so I decided to go for a treadmill run in the gym.


The gym was massive! There was literally a sea of treadmills. The pic below is only half of them. To the left was just as many, but I couldn’t get a good picture of it all. Plus, there was a woman walking on one of them, and I was asked to be discreet with my photo-taking while I am here, which, of course, I totally understand. If I was coming here for a relaxing vacation, I wouldn’t want some rando snapping pictures of me.


Check out this gym! It has everything! It even had speed ropes, so I did some Double Unders to finish off my workout.







After my workout, I headed back to my room to shower up before going to dinner. There are a couple of different dining options at Canyon Ranch Lenox: the main dining room and Café Tasse. I didn’t have reservations for the dining room last night, so I popped into the Café for dinner. FYI: You don’t have to “dress” for dinner or anything like that. I saw plenty of people in workout gear at dinner, so it’s definitely a casual atmosphere.

For dinner, I had Salad Niçoise.


And French Onion soup. Both were fresh, flavorful, and delicious.


And, of course, I always have room for dessert. I had two gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with a decaf black vanilla tea. Mmm!


Once I finished eating, I took my tea to go and headed back to my room to plan my schedule for today. There’s seriously SO MUCH TO DO! I am pumped for today.


Question of the Day

What’s on your list of places you want to visit someday?

Mine: Grand Canyon, Greece, Key West.

Disclosure: Canyon Ranch is hosting me at their Lenox location free of charge as part of a media visit. As always, the opinions expressed are all my own.



  1. I had no idea there was a Canyon Ranch in Lenox. Looks wonderful. My wish list for destination is a bike tour in Tuscany.

  2. I want to visit Australia, Egypt, and the Galapagos! Key West is a blast! If you go, you and Mal have to do the Duval crawl…aka booze fest. It’s so much fun. They also have pink taxis…which I was incredibly excited about 😉 My girlfriends and I had plans to let all cabs pass us that were not pink at the end of the night because we wanted the pink one..and the first one we got was pink, so it was meant to be 😀

  3. The gym looks so amazingly well-stocked! And the food looks delicious.

    I want to go so many places–London, Greece, Los Angeles, Colorado, the Galapagos Islands, Peru…the list goes on and on! I love traveling and seeing new places, new cities, new people, and new cultures.

  4. I’ve always wanted to go to canyon ranch!! Those pictures are awesome! I have always wanted to go on safari somewhere in africa (kenya perhaps?) and I’d also love to visit India. Haha now if i could just stop spending all my money at the bar 🙂

  5. I too have always wanted to visit Canyon Ranch! I feel like it is vacation for fitness and health geeks! I would also love to cycle through Tuscany, relax in an over-the-water bunaglow in the Maldives, kayak in Croatia, and see the Cherry Blossoms in Japan!

  6. Wow this place looks amazing!
    My list? Machu Picchu, Glacier National Park (well, all of the National Parks), Paris, Quebec City, Hawaii

  7. I’ve never heard of Canyon Ranch before but it looks beautiful!

    Oh man there are so many places on my must-see list! Turkey, croatia, patagonia, south africa… the list goes on and on!

  8. Hi Tina,
    I’ve been to Canyon Ranch before and LOVED my time there. I return home feeling energized, nourished and cared for. CR is a magical place!
    I noticed that you misspelled “Lenox” in your blog title. I’m sure the lovely PR folks would want you to correct that to increase traffic to your blog/their website.
    Enjoy the rest of your visit!

  9. I used to work at Canyon Ranch Lenox during a summer in high school and my dad has worked there for ~15 years. Love the place and used to use the gym on my lunch break. Have fun! Enjoy the Berkshires 🙂

  10. want to go to so many places, canyon ranch is one, but i have been lucky to travel to many beautiful places b/c i worked for an airline after college. Hawaii is a favorite, my list of places i want to go is so long

  11. That looks amazing! That’s the biggest hotel gym I’ve ever seen (not to mention the nicest and most well-equipped), and I love the fact that there’s filtered water in the bathroom. Brilliant! 🙂 Have an awesome time today!

  12. Daaang, this places looks totally amazing! I just hopped over to the Canyon Ranch website and got lost there for WAY too long 🙂 A trip out there isn’t in the budget right now, but I’ve already shown my husband what he can get me for my birthday, lol. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your stay, Tina!

  13. What a wonderful looking place and that gym! Wowzers. I would love to vacation just about anywhere, but Italy and the Galapagos Islands are definitely on my bucket list now 🙂

  14. Looks amazing! I too have always wanted to go to the Canyon Ranch, ever since my friend Becca stayed there! It seems so beautiful and luxurious and is actually on my own list of places to visit. I’d also like to go to London, Paris and Hawaii (I went to Hawaii when I was younger and it was AMAZING). I think I’d appreciate even more now that I’m older.

  15. Ah there are several places I would like to visit: Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Seattle, New York, and Hawaii. Not sure I’ll make it to all of them 🙂

  16. I’m with ya on Greece….so beautiful. Crete in particular because allegedly the Cretans enjoy a diet rich in healthy foods and live long lives.

    If you go to Grand Canyon, the South or North rims are the best for hiking and views. We flew into Vegas, drove in a rental and hiked for the day at the South Rim. But I’d love to camp out there. Key West is gorgeous, but I haven’t been since I was 19.

  17. I want to go to Shanghai, Spain and the Galapagos Islands!!!

    I finally went to Yellowstone last summer and it was just so AMAZING. Totally recommend it if you haven’t been 🙂

  18. I was at CR Lenox in Feb and loved it. I liked to start mu day with a pre breakfast stretch class. All of the yoga classes were awesome and I also recommend checking out the pool classes. It goes without saying that the spa treatments are amazing. Make sure to try the virgin margaritas. I loved their blueberry pancakes. We also found the lectures at night to be great. I wouldn’t bother with the gym- try to pack in as many classes/ hikes/cooking demos etc , since that is what CR is known for! Also, I loved the lemonade/ flavored water/ sports drinks in the fitness area!

  19. Wow, I was looking for an all-inclusive hotel for a vacation, but this place is very expensive. I’m curious to find out if you thought this would be worth it if you were paying for it out-of-pocket.

  20. That looks like an absolutely beautiful place to stay!

    I would love to visit Greece, Maine, and Seattle someday… I’ve lived in the South throughout my entire life and think that it would be awesome to get out and explore!

  21. I’d like to visit Hawaii, England, Ireland, Italy, the Galapagos…and so many more! I’d like to be independently wealthy & travel the world 😉

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