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Rancho La Puerta Named Best Destination Spa

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 19, 2010

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, received Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Destination Spa award from its 2010 readers’ survey. The magazine invited readers to participate in its 15th annual survey, which does not include any identified travel-industry professionals. Founded by Deborah and Edmond Szekely in 1940, Rancho La Puerta is noted for being the world’s first destination fitness resort and spa. The schedule features a broad array of activities to stimulate mind, body and spirit. Deborah Szekely received the Inner IDEA Inspiration Award in 2008.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at