The Inspiration Awards from Canyon Ranch

Who inspires you? I am willing to bet that you can think of someone. Perhaps that person has made a selfless sacrifice, motivated others, overcome adversity, or made a difference in the community. Who makes you want to be a better person?

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. - Mulan

If that someone you know has truly inspired you, how about showing them how much they have done so by nominating them for an Inspiration Award?

Mel and Enid Zuckerman opened the first Canyon Ranch in 1979, a beautiful, serene resort that is devoted to fitness, nutrition, relaxation, and healthy living. In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, Canyon Ranch is hosting its first Inspiration Awards, in partnership with Health Magazine, to honor these worthy individuals.

There’s not just one winner in this contest either. There are 70. Yes, you read that right. A whopping 70 people will each win a 4-night trip to Canyon Ranch. That makes 35 people for each of their locations (Tucson, AZ or Lenox, MA) in celebration of their 35 years.

Canyon Ranch Inspiration Awards

Each very deserving winner will receive an all-inclusive 4-night Canyon Ranch resort vacation valued at $3900. They will receive deluxe accommodations complete with three gourmet meals daily (plus a plethora of healthy snacks), as well as access to any of the more than 40 daily fitness classes and activities. The package will come complete with a voucher for travel as well as a $670 credit to use toward spa, medical or other services while at the ranch. This credit can include massages, personal training, consultations with health experts and more. Transfers to and from local airports or train stations, or complimentary valet parking are also included. They are even throwing in a $300 prepaid credit card at check-in to use toward travel or other expenses!

If you know someone deserving of an Inspiration award, why not nominate them today? Entries can be submitted through August 31 at There you can share details about your nominee in up to 600 words, which is plenty of room to explain why he or she is an inspiration to you.

The Inspiration Awards winners will be notified in December, 2014, and award stays may be booked 1/1/2015 and 2/29/2016, based on availability. Recipients are responsible for taxes and will receive a 1099 IRS form. Other details for the contest can be found at

So, who inspires you?


  1. Wow that is a great award. I have to narrow down the people who inspire me most.

  2. That is amazing and how generous 70 people will win!! I have a few people that come to mind to nominate, thank you for sharing this awesome giveaway!

  3. I have a few people in my life that are very deserving of that award.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I have one person who I would nominate!1 My daughter, who inspires everyone to be healthier by setting the perfect example!

  5. This sounds like an amazing place to visit. I will have to be sure to nominate someone. What a nice giveaway to honor people who inspire others.

  6. WOW, how generous! This sounds great!

  7. My kids and grandchildren inspires me to be a better person. This is really a nice giveaway!

  8. This is an amazing way to celebrate. Awesome they are doing this and the winners are deserving.

  9. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love this and I will be nominating Laura Gonchar. She has helped me so much since I met her through entering one of her giveaways. She is such a positive woman and person who loves to help other be positive about life in general. I owe her a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This is fantastic! What a wonderful way for them to celebrate their success!

  11. That is an amazing prize. My mom inspires me, just because of who she is.

  12. What a great contest! I have so many people that have inspired me through out my life I wouldn’t even be able to begin to pick just one!

  13. Oh my! I would love to go there. My husband and I have a wedding anniversary coming up that would be perfect to go there.

  14. What a terrific prize. My BFF inspires me everyday!

  15. What a great idea for a contest! I’ll have to give some thought who I would nominate. So many choices!

  16. My goodness this sounds amazing! I wish that I could go to Tucson–going to have to check this out!

  17. Sounds like a great place to visit. What a great contest!

  18. This sounds amazing! I have a number of people who inspire me, and it would be so great if they could win a trip to Canyon Ranch!

  19. What a wonderful contest! Thank you so much for such a great giveaway. Going to check this out.

  20. Great reward. I would have to say the person that inspires me is my mom.

  21. What a beautiful idea!

  22. Wow 70 winners!?! That’s awesome! I do know a lot of people I could nominate.

  23. This is a great contest! I know several people I could nominate. Hopefully they will be part of the 70 winners.

  24. My dad inspires me. Every single
    Day. Wish he knew

  25. What a great contest and the fact they have so many winners is amazing. Great recognition!

  26. What an amazing contest!!!! Love all the winners who can be recognized!

  27. That is an amazing and truly inspiring contest! Wow! Who wouldn’t want that package!

  28. Nice Blog, Keep Writing

  29. Maria Oller says:

    What a great way to celebrate. Not only they will make 70 peeps really happy but, they will be people who deserve it.

  30. Wow! What an amazing contest. I can think of a couple of people to nominate.

  31. What a great contest! Thanks!

  32. Wow…what a neat contest! I think I would have to choose either my father or husband; both have inspired my in many ways throughout my life.

  33. That’s a pretty amazing amount of winners. There are so many wonderful people who deserve to be recognized in this way!~

  34. My mom inspires me. She has been through so much.

  35. What an impressive prize. I’m sure whoever wins will love it!

  36. Kimberly Williams says:

    I nominated my daughter, Lacey, who is an absolute angel who takes care of everyone and is so deserving. Last week Lacey was notified that she was an award winner for the Inspirational Award. Although very surprised to have been nominated and then to have won, Lacey is very excited to have vacation time at Canyon Ranch! Canyon Ranch is so unique, providing so many things that she really enjoys that you rarely find all in one resort. I am thrilled that after so many years of sacrifice Lacey will be recognized and rewarded for all she has selflessly done for others. I want to thank Canyon Ranch for this opportunity they have given my darling Lacey who has been the primary care giver for her ex-step father until he passed away from terminal cancer; for her brother while he suffered stage 4 terminal cancer, for her elder brother who was born with severe learning disabilities, as well as my primary caregiver since suffering disabling injuries during the course of a robbery. Lacey has taken care of me without complaint since she was 15 putting her own life on hold finally obtaining her college degree just a year ago. She is getting ready to obtain her masters entering the field of teaching. I know that there are many nominees just as deserving as Lacey, but she is my inspiration that inspires me to work through my pain and continue living my life the best I can. Thank you Canyon Ranch for this award and thank you for providing a wholesome, healthy environment for others to enjoy and learn to live life to it’s fullest! There are so few places that offer the variety of healthy, wholesome, and spiritually inspiring activities that you offer. Of all the places she could vacation, Canyon Ranch provides everything she could want in one location. She is so looking forward to her time at Canyon Ranch! Once again, thank you for giving my daughter this opportunity to do something just for her and for recognizing her sacrifices and her achievements! Although she will tell you that it was not a sacrifice for she receives more than she gives. For the secret of living life to its fullest is learning through experience the true meaning of “The more you give, the more you receive.”

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