Spa Vacations for Men – I’ll Pass

The Wall Street Journal had a story yesterday that looked at how popular spa vacations have become for men.

In an effort to change men’s mindset that a spa retreat is for women, these spas offer activities such as hiking, bootcamps, fitness classes, hand and foot sports conditioning (a mani-pedi), hunting, tree climbing, tennis, and water volleyball (reminds me of Meet the Parents).

These resorts also offer the traditional spa services, such as meditating, massages, facials, and hot tubs.

Maybe if they didn’t call themselves a spa, maybe if they didn’t offer facials, and maybe if they weren’t so expensive (a couple of them cost over $1,500 PER NIGHT), I would consider trying one.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to use the rowing machine in my dining room, my local Planet Fitness, my $5 nail clipper, my foam roller, the nice warm shower in my own house, and my daily homemade green smoothie to get the same benefits.

P.S. If you are interested in which spas are mentioned in the story, here are the links:

*photo from Seattle Post Intelligencer

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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