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September 27, 2013 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
Sheila Cluff, founder of the Oaks at Ojai, a spa and fitness retreat deep in the valleys of Ventura County, uses her background as a professional figure skater and health expert to help visitors achieve their wellness goals. In her book, "Living Your Dream: The Inspiring Story of Sheila Cluff," the 76-year-old mother of four tells how she came to open the spa. The Oaks was one of the first spas to blend exercise and spa treatments. Tell me what you do there now. The average stay is four nights and five days.
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HEALTH
September 27, 2013 | By Jessica P. Ogilvie
Sheila Cluff, founder of the Oaks at Ojai, a spa and fitness retreat deep in the valleys of Ventura County, uses her background as a professional figure skater and health expert to help visitors achieve their wellness goals. In her book, "Living Your Dream: The Inspiring Story of Sheila Cluff," the 76-year-old mother of four tells how she came to open the spa. The Oaks was one of the first spas to blend exercise and spa treatments. Tell me what you do there now. The average stay is four nights and five days.
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NEWS
October 17, 1991 | KATHLEEN WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Swooping through the post-dawn quiet of downtown Ojai, a slight figure in a dazzlingly white jumpsuit power-strides down the sidewalk, her shoulder-length blond hair bouncing, a train of 40 fitness pilgrims streaming out behind her. Sheila Cluff does not pause for the traffic on Ojai Avenue--it halts for her. And it stays halted while she bounds across, trailed by her multi-paced retinue in downscale sweat togs. They disappear down a side street like leaves in the wind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Sheila Cluff, owner of the Oaks at Ojai health spa, has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to a newly formed state fitness council. Cluff, 57, joins such luminaries as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former athletes Ray Leonard and Bruce Jenner on the 14-member Council on Physical Fitness and Sports formed last month by Wilson. The council's mandate is to increase public awareness about physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, Cluff said.
SPORTS
April 29, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still fresh after a six-mile morning hike and a manicure, fitness guru Sheila Cluff moves swiftly through her Ojai health spa. Looking sleek in a cherry-colored body suit, she says a quick hello to a visitor, then power-walks to her corporate office a block away. As queen of a diverse fitness mini-empire--two fashionable health spas, 200 employees, workout videos, TV shows--Cluff has neither the time nor the metabolism to slow down.
BUSINESS
December 19, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
The Oaks at Ojai, a health and fitness-oriented resort spa, has been ranked among the top 10 U.S. spas by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The Ventura County facility was listed as No. 10 among all American spa resorts. Its sister spa, The Palms at Palm Springs, was ranked No. 8. Both resorts are owned by Don and Sheila Cluff. The magazine considered staff, program, location, atmosphere, food, rooms and facilities in judging the nation's spa resorts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
Oxnard College will hold a Women's Day Celebration on Saturday that will include workshops, seminars, speakers and a fashion show, all geared toward women. The one-day program will feature speakers such as Sheila Cluff, the creator and owner of two spas--The Oaks at Ojai and The Palms at Palm Springs--and physician Ruby Simpkins speaking on chronic fatigue syndrome. The celebration also will include 24 workshops with topics ranging from parenting practices and self-esteem to makeup and finances.
TRAVEL
September 16, 2007 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oaks at Ojai with a 30%-off special at the fitness resort's spa. The deal: During October, the resort's anniversary month, guests pay $180 per person per night, double occupancy weekdays, for accommodations in a standard room. (Weekends are $10 more.) Included are three low-calorie meals daily, plus midday snacks and access to more than a dozen fitness classes a day, including hiking, power walks, belly dancing, yoga and water aerobics.
SPORTS
April 29, 1993 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still fresh after a six-mile morning hike and a manicure, fitness guru Sheila Cluff moves swiftly through her Ojai health spa. Looking sleek in a cherry-colored body suit, she says a quick hello to a visitor, then power-walks to her corporate office a block away. As queen of a diverse fitness mini-empire--two fashionable health spas, 200 employees, workout videos, TV shows--Cluff has neither the time nor the metabolism to slow down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1993 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
Sheila Cluff, owner of the Oaks at Ojai health spa, has been appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to a newly formed state fitness council. Cluff, 57, joins such luminaries as actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former athletes Ray Leonard and Bruce Jenner on the 14-member Council on Physical Fitness and Sports formed last month by Wilson. The council's mandate is to increase public awareness about physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, Cluff said.
NEWS
October 17, 1991 | KATHLEEN WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Swooping through the post-dawn quiet of downtown Ojai, a slight figure in a dazzlingly white jumpsuit power-strides down the sidewalk, her shoulder-length blond hair bouncing, a train of 40 fitness pilgrims streaming out behind her. Sheila Cluff does not pause for the traffic on Ojai Avenue--it halts for her. And it stays halted while she bounds across, trailed by her multi-paced retinue in downscale sweat togs. They disappear down a side street like leaves in the wind.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
When Sheila Cluff gained 50 pounds in college, she turned to exercise as a weight-loss plan. When her son died years later, she turned to exercise as a tranquilizer for her grief. On Saturday, Cluff urged women at a daylong conference in Oxnard to use exercise as a tool to take control of their lives. "I intend to have you walk out of here today saying I can do that," Cluff said to a crowded auditorium. "Minor lifestyle changes can make a great change in your life."
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