Next Monday 19 March through Sunday 25 March is Wellness Weekâ„¢ 2012 encouraging people to take charge of their health and enjoy great savings on spa, private training, yoga and more.

SpaFinder has partnered with wellness advocate Mariel Hemingway, also an Oscar®-nominated actress and the author of the bestselling books Finding My Balance, Healthy Living from the Inside Out and Mariel’s Kitchen. More than just spa deals, Wellness Week is about getting people to pledge to living a healthier life. You can register and find out about all the details and deals in your area at

To get people on the right track, you’re encouraged to take the Wellness Week Pledge – 7 Habits for a Healthier, Happier You. It’s simple…

The Pledge: I pledge to take charge of my health by taking these simple yet vital steps toward a happier and healthier life. By committing to achieve at least one of these activities each day of Wellness Weekâ„¢, I will make taking care of myself a priority, enabling me to do more, stay healthy and live a longer, more vibrant and meaningful life.

  • Change my BREAKFAST
  • Choose to MOVE
  • Connect with NATURE
  • Make my SLEEP a priority
  • Embrace the power of TOUCH
  • Give myself the gift of SILENCE

Get more details and take the pledge here.

There’s also a photo contest…What Does Wellness Look Like? Upload your picture for the chance to win SpaFinder Gift Certificates and Wellness Goodie Bags.

I’ll be celebrating Wellness Week at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. Started in 1940, they were one of the original destination spas and welcome approximately 125 guests each week to enjoy their classic one-week program. I’ve been wanting to go for years and thanks to SpaFinder’s SpaRahRah!, luxury spa and wellness deals website, I got an awesome deal on my week. More to come from Mexico next week.

Get your appointments booked, take the pledge & get ready for Wellness Week 2012!