Stone cairn on the labyrinth at The Lodge at Woodloch


This November, we are honored to participate in the national movement to improve health and wellness in men, Movember.  Movember is a movement that began back in 2003 with a couple guys growing mustaches for a cause.  16 years and over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sisters later, the movement is stronger than ever. It is a current reality that men still die 6 years before women on average.

We fully support the Movember Foundation’s desire to:
• Improve the quality of life (providing tools and resources for prostate and testicular cancer)
• Prevent Suicide
• Help men take action (healthcare)
To help join the MOvement, we are creating a MO-ment Weekend dedicated to this purpose.  We have gathered health and wellness professionals to help educate, take action and pamper.

Friday, November 22nd
Men’s Nutrition
Nutrition needs differ with gender and age – a healthy diet for a man is different from that of a woman. It is important to know your specific nutrition needs for your age and to design an eating pattern that suits you. Private consultations are also available through the Spa Concierge. 

2019 Global Wellness Trends with Mike Bruggeman, Chairman of the Global Wellness Institute’s Beauty Meets Wellness Initiative
When 600+ wellness experts from 40+ nations gather to debate the future of wellness, a uniquely insightful and global view of trends unfolds. That’s what transpired at the recent Global Wellness Summit (GWS), which brought together leaders from the travel, spa, beauty, fitness, nutrition, technology, medical and architecture worlds. Join for a cocktail discussion and explore the top global trends in wellness and how to lead a well life + an overview of the weekend activities.

I Don’t Like Beer- A Tasting*
For many, an introduction to beer came through a pale lager, best served iced cold, or an import that had a faint aroma of skunk. That coupled with a general impression that beer can be "lower class" than, say, wine, has some people claiming that they don't like beer. This presentation explores the flavors of beer, and how to properly taste it. When taking into account more than just taste, but color, aroma, mouthfeel, and a bit of history, many people are surprised when they suddenly find out that they do like beer, just not the stuff that started them in the wrong direction.

Saturday, November 23rd
Complimentary Mini-Treatments* 
(Available 10:00am - 6:00pm) 
In Honor of Men’s Health & Wellness Weekend, OM4 will be offering complimentary 15 minute mini treatments: Options include a Fall In Love with Your Face treatment, OM4 Signature Eye Treatment + Black Spruce Siberian Ginseng Scalp Massage, or a Men’s Grooming and DerMANalysis Consultation. Please sign up with the Spa Concierge. 

OM4 Signature Eye Treatment + Black Spruce Siberian Ginseng Scalp Massage
Two top-rated premature aging concerns among men are eye fatigue and male pattern baldness.  Attack dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines while promoting scalp health and hair densification in this dual-function age-delaying mini-treatment for men.  Experience OM4’s next generation ingredient technology, and see and feel the immediate difference that only advanced green science organics can produce. 
Fall In Love with Your Face
This weekend, drench your skin in an antioxidant-rich blend of post-crush grapes – wine polyphenols, amino acid-fortified harvest grains and vitamins to ready your skin’s immune system for the winter ahead. Male skin is biologically different from female skin. This green science organic men’s face treatment is customized to your unique lifestyle and grooming challenges. Luxurious hot towels, an abbreviated neck and shoulder massage, and-age-intercepting ingredients combine to create the ultimate experience for tackling the toughest male skin concerns. 
Men's Grooming and DerMANalysis Consultation
 A daily grooming and skin care routine does not have to be complex or daunting, we eliminate the guesswork and curate a routine designed just for you and meet you where you are in the journey. This precision analysis and consultation will be provided by a skin care and grooming expert to customize a RegiMEN working with you to discover targeted solutions that works best for you. A completely curated approach will provide the very best options for your unique skin, grooming and daily  routine needs to support a handsome, healthy complexion and appearance. It is never to late to begin to invest in your skin care 401K to combat and prevent premature aging. 

Best Practice Shaving and Grooming Routines with Mike Bruggeman, founder and CEO of Organic Male OM4
Men, don’t pretend you don’t care about your looks and how you are aging?  See how the biological differences in male and female skin call for innovative male-specific grooming products.  Spend a few minutes to learn how your skin ages and how you can look your best at any age and slow the clock.  We will also explore best practice shaving and how to address common shaving-related skin concerns.

What’s Brewing in Men’s Skincare
Mike Bruggeman, founder and CEO of Organic Male OM4 joins up with beer expert and author John Holl to discuss the parallels and similarities in ingredients between ales and skincare. 

Bro and Brew Yoga
It’s all about finding balance between work(out) and play.  In this cool, upbeat yoga class, we’ll be listening to classic rock music, while doing simple yoga poses with long holds to insure you earn your brew.  Restore and renew after class with a locally brewed IPA from Wallenpaupack Brewery.  All levels welcomed. 

Beer Pairing Dinner($)*
Beer expert and author John Holl joins forces with The Lodge’s own Executive Chef Josh Tomson for a beer-pairing dinner experience you won’t soon forget. 

This special edition of Bingo will have a focus on Men’s health and wellness – exciting prizes will be awarded to winners!

Sunday, November 24th
Dorflinger Hike with Mike Bruggeman of OM4*
The former estate of glassmaker Christian Dorflinger is now the home to an extraordinary sanctuary. This easy 3 mile hike winds through the woods, crosses several fields, and visits two ponds. The terrain is mostly level and trail conditions can be wet. Total Travel Time: 30 min., Hiking Time: 2 hours

*Please sign-up for these activities with our Spa Concierge.