August 4, 2008

Woman Who Lost Nearly 200 Pounds Bicycling 3,000 Miles Kicks Off Final 100-Pound Weight Loss and Filming of TV Series About It at Deerfield Spa

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Deerfield Spa announced today that Priscilla Houliston, who lost nearly 200 pounds and gained notoriety among millions of supporters by cycling 3,000 miles, will kick off her final 100-pound weight loss, and the filming of a television series about the process, at Deerfield Spa.

After a knee injury ended Houliston's bicycle journey in 2007, she spent her recovery time writing a book, communicating with millions of supporters who followed her journey via her web site, and determining hot to shed her final 100 pounds.

Since many supporters lamented gaining weight on vacation, Priscilla decided to create a TV series about healthy vacations, for which she'll visit 16 different fitness-oriented destinations around the globe.

Houliston chose Deerfield Spa to begin this next chapter of her personal journey, and filming for the series, because Deerfield, located in her native PA, is known for health over hype and laughs over luxe.

"Being supported by genuine, warm people is something I cherish from my 3,000 mile bicycle journey," Houliston said. "Since Deerfield is known as friendly and nurturing, it not only feels like the right place for me to begin the next chapter of my journey, but also a destination I'll love sharing with supporters and viewers."

Houliston will co-produce and star in the Healthy Vacations TV series. Each one-hour episode will feature intimate accounts of her experience at a single destination and give viewers a front-row seat to her journey to better health.

"We welcome Priscilla and Healthy Vacations with open arms," added Joan Wolff, owner Deerfield Spa. "Our guests become like family, whether they stay a weekend or a month. Everybody's warm, everyone's authentic, and there's no pretention, so we connect in very special ways, and we're thrilled to count Priscilla among our Deerfield family."

Deerfield is the friendly, casual spa known for health over hype and laughs over luxe. Consistently recognized among top affordable spas, it offers a comfortable, homelike setting less than two hours from New York City or Philadelphia to jumpstart weight loss and fitness or just pamper and relax.

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