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8755 NW 36th St, Miami, FL 33178-2401
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Since 1975, Pritikin has been the only medically supervised, all-inclusive structured residential program to provide scientifically proven and consistent results to our guests via eye opening physician led lectures, healthy meals, fitness classes and more. Lauded by peer reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, praised by the press, including the Today Show, and attended by over 100 000 guests, a stay with us will change your life.
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Joanne M wrote a review May 2022
Brooklyn, New York, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
After two weeks at Pritikin, I am back on track with my exercise. I have learned so much from the incredible lectures and staff here. My cholesterol has dropped tremendously. It is a lifesaver and a life changer
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Pinny Y wrote a review May 2022
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While we were at Pritikin both my wife and I were fortunate enough to meet Frank Musumeci. He is very thorough and comprehensive. Has encyclopedic knowledge of human ergonomics and anatomy. He is not a one size fits all guy. He analyzes each problem and customizes an approach. He relieved my knee pain by analyzing me from the feet up. Some simple changes in posture and foot supports and I am so much better. My wife also had some back pain which has never been properly treated or diagnosed. He figured it out quickly with a listening ear and a comprehensive exam. Can’t thank Frank enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kell Wynn, Marketing at Pritikin Longevity Center
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I'm glad you and your wife had an opportunity to work with Frank. He is amazing! As you mention, he often recommends just a simple change that is transformative. We're fortunate to have him at Pritikin! We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit. In the meantime please let us know if we can be of further help :)
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Y5046EBrobertf wrote a review Apr 2022
indianapolis, United States2 contributions
This place nearly destroyed my health, in addition it was depressing. I went there for a lifestyle change. What they do is not a sustainable program. Their weight loss is all water for quick gratification, no fat loss. They take your blood every week to monitor your kidneys knowing that their program and diet can hurt them. I have been to other health camps, anywhere will be better than pritikin. Truthfully I am amazed they are still in business.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Kell Wynn, Marketing at Pritikin Longevity Center
Responded 18 May 2022
At Pritikin, we strive to ensure that every guest has the best experience possible. As we approach our 50th anniversary and we pass the milestone of 100,000 guests - we take great pride in the work we do and the success of our guests. I'm sorry you were not happy with your stay. Scientists worldwide have published more than 100 research studies in the New England Journal of Medicine, Metabolism, and other leading medical journals on the health benefits of the Pritikin Program. No other health and wellness retreat has been studied more rigorously by the scientific community. None of that research has suggested Pritikin may cause kidney damage. I truly wish you the best. Please reach out directly to me if we can be of further help.
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tracey k wrote a review Jul 2021
Redmond, Washington576 contributions205 helpful votes
Work and world class education. Here in july, which although cheaper I dont recommend, too darn humid and hot to be comfy outside and a surprising amount of rain. Definitely plan on arriving on a saturday or sunday...the program is geared to sunday arrivals and you will develop a cohort. Personally my plane landed 6:25pm on saturday night; cheap airport hotel, and I'm ready for pickup by pritikin and enjoy first day of checking in, getting lay of land. If u book more than 1 week, you get new set of educational classes and more opportunity to enjoy elective classes you dont have time for first week, plus dining room offerings fresh. Mealtimes offer great opportunity to mingle with guests, a highlight of my 10 day stay, dont be shy. Sit at table with several seats and welcome everybody. Many shared experiences and tips to be had here. As a single woman I was perfectly comfy. Within a few days, Pritikin took away a blood pressure medication, my blood pressure achieved un dreamed of levels, and I am educated on when, precisely, I might need to re introduce the med, plus the benefits of a sodium reduction. Staff excellent. Food as good as it can be. If you want to lower blood pressure or cholesterol, learn about lifestyle choices, (and I mean be truly educated), lower blood glucose or learn how to exercise and integrate into your life, this is the place for you. A welcoming community, plush digs, world class medical attention and counseling. Its work tho...stay as many nights as you can for maximum benefit. As far as weight loss, you'll likely lose a bit, but after 9 days, I've only lost two pounds.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Check in as early as you can Sunday
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danakate wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia90 contributions92 helpful votes
OK, here's the good and the not so good. You will see results. Big ones. Weight loss, blood pressure lowered, healthy eating. The medical staff and instructors are top notch. The guest rooms and facilities are very posh. But – don’t expect time for the “spa” part, come prepared to be overwhelmed at first, and expect a full schedule. If you don’t like the medical aspect (bloodwork, repeated blood pressure checks, urinanalysis) this is not for you. If you’re an introvert, it will be hard to connect with others because they don’t have any mechanisms in place to facilitate that. And despite what glowing reviews say, you may well be hungry. They don’t limit your portions, but if you don’t like what is served the options are limited, and there’s not much you can do if you miss snack time or try to get the kitchen staff’s attention between meals.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Maria Joseph wrote a review Aug 2020
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Pritikin changed my life ! The food, the staff, the excersise program, everything I would reccomend Pritikin to anyone who needed or just wanted to feel better. The entire program is AMAZING and very easy to adapt into ones day to day life. I cannot imagine anyone not benefiting from this program.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for a view of the golfcourse it is breathtaking to wake uto in the mornings.
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Carol B. wrote a review Jul 2020
Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution1 helpful vote
My two week trip to Pritikin was a life changing event for me. I went to Pritikin hoping to gain some knowledge on becoming more healthy and hopefully to lose a little weight. My expectations were greatly exceeded! The education I received will improve my health for the rest of my life. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and made being away from home a lot easier. The Pritikin program is not an easy vacation, you will work very hard. Between the exercise classes, education classes, cooking classes and optional classes, I was busy from morning till night. The Pritikin diet is an extremely low sodium and HIGH vegetable diet which took me, a vegetable hater, several days to get used to but I did. The chef and cooking staff are very creative with spices and are very informative and helpful during cooking classes. The entire staff had to work very hard while new rules were thrown at them during my stay due to COVID-19. They followed the new rules and still delivered a quality atmosphere and experience. I look forward to visiting Pritikin in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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patrice m wrote a review Jul 2020
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Wow, 🤬 what a rip off! Only go if you have money to put in toilet and you want to lose all your water weight! The food is a joke and just blatantly unrealistic! You better no spanish too or you’ll be exhausted from language barrier. Go to Red Mountain Resort or some other fun place where you get activity, healthy eating options and beautiful / quiet accommodations. I lost same amount in 4 days at red mountain as i did here in 7! Difference was drastic!!! Go elsewhere....
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Jennifer Weinberg, Marketing at Pritikin Longevity Center
Responded 15 Jul 2020
We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. Although our lectures are given in English, we do have several Spanish speaking employees, including physicians, on staff, who would have been happy to answer any questions you may have had. Although a lot of our guests consider their experience at Pritikin life changing and learn a lot from it, it is admittedly hard work to embrace and launch a lifestyle change leading to overall sustainable and better health, which is what our guests tend to join us for, as opposed to just weight loss based on calorie counting. We wish you all the best.
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vita43256 wrote a review Dec 2019
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I don't want to write a very long review, but there is so much I want to say. Someone smart once said that true healers teach you how to stay healthy instead of charging you forever. Pritikin is such healing place, they tech you how to stay healthy. Before Pritikin, my health was not very good, I tried every diet, even had weight loss surgery, lost some weight and regained most. I wasn't eating a lot so couldn't understand why I am struggling my entire life. I went to Pritikin for two weeks and signed up for two weeks of cooking classes at Pritikin, I wanted to make sure that when I go home I can follow the program. Chef Vince was fantastic and I learned so much! While taking these cooking classes I actually realized how much fear I had of cooking or actually of doing something wrong. I didn't know that it was the reason why I rarely cooked, but this class helped me to overcome my fears and I am cooking all the time since I came home. Food and Pritikin eating plan was such revelation. I realized that I can eat as much as I need not to be hungry and still loose weight, imagine that. Turns out, how much I eat wasn't the problem, it was what I ate. At Pritikin I ate whole day long and had dessert every dinner and lost weight. Exersise: I already exercised but what I loved was ability to try different classes in one location. I tried classes I never did in my life: different yoga classes, water aerobics, Zumba, fun dance aerobics (can't remember name of this class). I would like to mention that I suffered with pains and aches for so long and then I took Maria's Restorative yoga class and pain went away, just like that. I hope Maria and her class will be offered more than just on Saturday, she is a healer and she healed me. Frank: he is the person that evaluates your body mechanics from head to toe and prescribes exercises to help you. It's like a car, if gears are grinding wrong way, it will damage it and everything around it. Do schedule Frank way ahead of time, best thing ever. I also learned a smarter way to take care of muscle aches: do hot tub first to warm up muscles, then stretch (Maria's yoga) then massage :-))) Dear Pritikin center, thank you for teaching me information and hands on to become and stay healthy, you truly changed my life for better. Viktoria
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from JenniferW5962, Director of Marketing Communications at Pritikin Longevity Center
Responded 23 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review! We are so happy to hear that your stay was life changing, and that you left having overcome your fear of cooking and in no pain! That is great to hear! We are thrilled that you are living a new, healthy life and thank you for your comments about Chef Vincent, Maria and Frank. We wish you much success on your continued road to good health!
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Katharine Haggiag wrote a review Dec 2019
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My husband and I spent a week at Pritikin in May 2019, and we haven’t looked back. We’re in our early 70’s and we were both overweight with high blood pressure other health issues.The Pritikin team are top professionals and gave us all the information and inspiration we needed to make positive changes. My husband’s blood pressure returned to normal within days, and he’s lost 22 pounds and kept it off. I’ve lost 16, and we both have a new fitness and health regime that we actually enjoy. We are grateful everyday for the wonderful support and guidance Pritikin gave us, and the amazing team who helped and inspired us.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from JenniferW5962, Director of Marketing Communications at Pritikin Longevity Center
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for posting your review and congratulations to both you and your husband on the incredible results you've achieved as a result of your visit! We are so happy that you've incorporated healthy Pritikin living into your daily life and wish you much success on your continued health journey! We look forward to welcoming you back to Pritikin!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pritikin Longevity Center
What are some of the property amenities at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pritikin Longevity Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Champions Bar & Grill, BLT Prime, and Mondongo's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Pritikin Longevity Center?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Pritikin Longevity Center offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Pritikin Longevity Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Curtiss Mansion (6.4 km).
Is Pritikin Longevity Center accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.