Balance for Life
We are a unique health and fitness retreat.
Learn more about our All-Inclusive plant-based Retreat, events and programs.
About Balance for Life Florida
Balance for Life Retreats is an all-inclusive plant-based wellness program operating in the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort located in Deerfield Beach, FL. It offers a comprehensive lifestyle education program that includes 100% whole food plant-based nutrition without any added salt, oil or sugar. We also offer a variety of exercise classes, tai-chi/yoga stress management programs, and healthy detoxification programs that include vegetable juices and/or medically supervised water-only fasting under the full-time supervision of our Health Director, Dr. Frank Sabatino.
Our Approach has 4 components – Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness and Natural Treatments. We promote and teach that every life should be filled with vibrant physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and a sense of purpose—and the practical tools to attain them – this is our vision today and for tomorrow.
REBOOT your body, mind and spirit through healthy eating, exercise and relaxation; and treating underlying physiological issues. RECHARGE is the process of gaining energy and vitality for maximum wellness. REJUVENATE yourself and become more youthful in your appearance and behavior.
Integrating the Balance for Life Retreats Vision brings lasting change and overall well-being into your life!
Water-Only Fasting Program
We are delighted to announce that Balance for Life is one of only two centers in the U.S. that provides fully supervised water-only fasting. Water-only fasting is one of the most profound, natural and effective tools for cleansing and health recovery and the warm, gentle breezes and Florida oceanside location of Balance for Life Retreat make it the ideal environment for fasting care. Pricing starts at $179 per day.
Plant-Based Food Program
Discover how mindful nutrition can positively affect your general well-being, enjoying dishes that taste as good as they are for your body, as well as insightful experiences that provide useful information and new tools, so that you can incorporate healthier eating habits into your daily routine back home. Pricing starts at $259 per day.
Juice Cleanse Program
Balance for Life is a Juice Fasting Retreat that provides a variety of supervised cleansing programs for our guests only, including juice and smoothie diets, that are always adjusted to your personal needs and best interests. Pricing starts at $199 per day.
Balance for Life History
Balance for Life Retreats began as The Fit for Life Program which came to public attention in the mid-1980s with the publication of Fit for Life, a New York Times best seller which sold millions of copies. Harvey Diamond, one of the authors of the Fit for Life series of books and other media was a director of the Fit For Life Health Resort and Spa which began in Pompano Beach, Florida in 1993 until it was sold and became Spa Atlantis.
The Fit for Life program has undergone many changes since its early beginnings and is now enjoying a revival under one of the co-founders of the Fit for Life Spa, Mr. Harold Lebovic. The new program, Balance for Life Retreats is being conducted at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort Florida, just north of Ft. Lauderdale.
During the early years of Fit for Life Health Resort and Spa, thousands of people came through our doors every year seeking relief from health complaints, needing to lose weight or just to relax.
Although the program content has changed in order to to keep up with changing times and new scientific research, we have never lost sight of the need to create a safe haven for our guests, a ‘home away from home’ if you will.
Our Vision and Purpose is to empower people to live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives and empower our guests to take control over their well-being for an improved quality of life.
Director Frank Sabatino, D.C. Ph.D
Dr. Frank Sabatino is the past Health Director of the Shangri-La Natural Hygiene Institute in Bonita Springs , FL, the Regency Health Resort and Spa in Hallandale, FL and Health Director-Owner of Ocean Jade Retreat in Lauderdale by the Sea, FL, where he cared for, lectured and inspired thousands of people over the past 40 years. He is currently the director of the Balance for Life Retreat Program in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Balance for Life Retreat is a vegan lifestyle education center specializing in plant-based vegan nutrition, health rejuvenation, stress management, and therapeutic fasting and detoxification.