What to Bring

Upon enrollment at our weight loss spa, you will receive a detailed letter/e-mail that lists everything you should need.  Our attire is very comfortable and informal, but you will need good supportive aerobic and walking shoes.  Please do not bring jewelry or other valuables as we do not take responsibility for lost or stolen property.  Here is a list of recommended items to pack:

  • What To BringReading Materials
  • iPod or MP3 Player
  • Ear Plugs (for pool and/or noise)
  • Personal Toiletries (blister kit, insect repellent, etc.)
  • Vaseline (to prevent blisters)
  • Sunhat, Visor, Sweatbands, and Sunglasses
  • Walking/Aerobic Socks (many changes)
  • Sweat Pants and Tops
  • Shorts and T-shirts and/or Aerobic Attire
  • At Least Two Pairs of Good Support Walking and Aerobic Shoes (already broken in)
  • Shoes for Wet or Muddy Activity (ex. walking, canoeing, etc.)
  • Rain Gear
  • Two Bathing Suits (if feasible), Water Shoes, Beach Towel, and Gym Bag for Pool Attire
  • Phone Card (most cell phones don't work here; also for sale in the General Store)
  • Flashlight
  • Warm Jacket and Clothing during Cold Months (March, October, November, and December)
  • Water Bottle, Fanny Pack, and Whistle for Walks
  • Camera (we welcome your photos for TFS collage)
  • Highlighter (for activity schedule)
  • Hair Dryer (if not staying in deluxe, deluxe plus, or Penthouse)
  • Writing Journal and/or Stationery
  • Stopwatch and/or Pedometer
  • Walking Stick or Trekking Pole (if desired)


The improved nutrition and regular exercise can alter your blood sugar behavior.  For those guests who are diabetic, we recommend you pack the following:

  • Twice the number of test strips and other testing supplies you normally use.  You will want to check your blood sugar frequently throughout the day.
  • Extra glucose sources you can carry with you (i.e. tablets, gels--not extra food).  There are medical kits throughout the premises that contain glucose sources, but these are for emergencies, in case your personal supply is depleted.
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