Health and Fitness at The Oaks at Ojai

Oaks at OjaiLocated in the heart of Ojai, California, The Oaks at Ojai is a health spa for those looking t get fit or to just relax. With 15 exercise classes daily, calorie conscious meals, and a full-service spa, guests with health and wellness in mind will enjoy this all-inclusive resort. The Oaks at Ojai is a wonderful place to unwind and have time to yourself, or get a group of girlfriends together to enjoy the experience. The typical guest is a fifty-year-old woman. No children under 16 are allowed.

Meet Founder Sheila Cluff at The Oaks at Ojai

The Oaks at Ojai was founded by health activist Sheila Cluff. Now in her 70s, after 40 years as an internationally known fitness expert, Sheila is still an inspiration to her guests and leads fitness activities several times a week at the resort. As an  fitness expert, Sheila prides herself of being an example to her guests and practices what she preaches. In addition, she is a philanthropist and finds joy in giving back. Her motto is, “It’s not where you live, it’s what you give.”

Renovated Rooms at The Oaks at Ojai

The resort, which has 46 rooms, including private rooms and courtyard suites, double lodge rooms and double cottage rooms, was recently renovated to upgrade the interior of the guest rooms, the dining room, and the lobby.

Healthy Meals at The Oaks at Ojai

Included in the daily rate are three healthy meals and snacks per day that total about 1,000 calories — all made without additional salt, refined sugar, or artificial sweeteners. If you are looking for rich gourmet food…this is not the place. These meals are simple and delicious, but light. The typical menu includes breakfast, mid-morning broth, lunch, mid-afternoon veggies and dip, dinner, and light evening snack. Meals can be catered to fit dietary needs. An on-site health advisor is available to answer any questions. Fruit and non-alcoholic, low-calorie beverages are available throughout the day. Alcohol is not served on property. If you enjoy your meals and want to make them at home, stop by the gift shop and pick up one of the cookbooks featuring recipes from the resort. Meals can be eaten in the modest dining room, at the poolside patio, or in-room.

Evening Lectures at The Oaks at Ojai

Healthy lifestyle lectures are given by experts most evenings and include topics such as seasonal cooking (with demo), healing touch, living your dreams, and more. Alternatively, entertainment nights include movies, live music, or bingo.

Fun and Fitness at The Oaks at Ojai

Not only does the resort offer cardio, strength training, and stretching classes throughout the day in the fitness studio, but there are also daily guided hikes in nearby Los Padres National Forest, water aerobics in the pool, or bike rentals for those wanting to take the paved 14-mile trail into Ventura. The exercises in the group classes are challenging but can be adjusted for any age, ability or fitness level. A current schedule of classes is available upon check in.

Relaxing Spa Experience at The Oaks at Ojai

The Spa offers a full range of treatments including Body Treatments such as River Rock Massage or Thai Table Massage, Skin Care Treatments such as Collagen Regeneration Facial or Ojai Olive Oil Body Soufflé, or Salon Services such as manicure or haircuts. The spa area is for women only until 6 p.m. and includes an indoor whirlpool, eucalyptus steamroom and redwood sauna. Services are offered daily until 10 p.m. Spa appointments cannot be booked prior to arrival.

Guest Services at The Oaks at Ojai

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Indoor and outdoor hot tubs
  • Guest orientation offered twice a day
  • Cell phone use is discouraged
  • Non-smoking facility

Contact Information

The Oaks at Ojai
122 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023