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“Just keep moving” is theme at Oaks at Ojai, California’s primo budget spa

“Keep on moving for health and fitness,” is the manta of The Oaks at Ojai’s dynamic founder Sheila Cluff . The award-winning destination spa has set out to make it easier for guests to put more activity into daily routines with value-added theme weeks that offer three or four additional classes a day at no additional cost.

Sheila Cluff, founder Oaks at Ojai
Patti Pietschmann
Doing Drumball at the Oaks at Ojai
Courtesy of the Oaks at Ojai

The first is Dance Week from August 1-9 which gets guests into their own groove with a variety of dance-based fitness classes taught by guest instructors such as Ken Gilbert, a first generation instructor of NIA, a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts; Susan Nelson who brings her “Get Your Young On,” choreography and Qigong classes and Kymberly Williams Evans, fitness instructor and co-founder of the Fun and Fit blog, who teaches Rhythm, Stability Balls and Drumsticks. Additionally, African, Mid-Eastern Belly Dance, Drum on the Ball, Latin, Jazz and Aqua Zumba dance classes will be offered throughout the week by The Oaks’ talented fitness and dance professionals.

The Oaks at Ojai is one of a rare breed of budget spas with rates that come with overnight accommodations, three tasty, calorie-conscious meals a day designed to promote weight loss, choice of 15 daily fitness classes and evening entertainment and seminars. Housing in the charming 1920s hotel turned spa is in one of 46 guest rooms, including private rooms and courtyard suites, double lodge rooms and double cottage rooms. Exercise options include hiking, art tours, in-line skating, guided kayaking tours, belly dancing, yoga ropes, and qi gong, in addition to other fitness classes. Pamper possibilities include a full menu of relaxing and therapeutic spa services as well as private consultations with a variety of health experts.

The Oaks at Ojai is located at 122 East Ojai Avenue (Ojai’s main street). For more information visit or become a fan on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The Oaks is located at 122 E. Ojai Avenue Ojai, CA, USA 93023. Call toll free 1-800-753-6257 or 1-805-646-5573.

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