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The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, California

This seven-day minimum, boot camp-style retreat is located on a historic ranch once owned by silent film star Hopalong Cassidy. Weight loss is the emphasis here and guests are required to do ten hours of exercise per day, from 5:30am to 7pm—most of it hiking through the property’s 120-acres of rugged canyons in the scrubby Santa Monica Mountains—with allotted time for naps and massages; nutrition, yoga, weight-training, and tech-disconnect are also incorporated into the stay. Food is limited to 1,400 calories/day and alcohol, caffeine and processed sugars are strictly forbidden. But thankfully, creative organic vegetarian meals like zucchini fettuccini with cauliflower Bolognese and Korean kelp noodles with Napa cabbage will keep you satisfied. Seven-day program, meals, activities and massages from $6,800; 12220 Cotharin Road, Malibu; 888-777-2177;