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Dr. Edward A. Taub, who is celebrating his Golden Anniversary as a physician this year, is the wellness pioneer who directs the ‘A Way to Wellness’ program at Viceroy Zihuatanejo resort that guides guests to happiness, health and wellness.
Over his distinguished and compelling career in pursuit of achieving health and wellness, he founded Integrative Medicine, established the first Wellness Medical Departments in American hospitals, and was the national spokesperson for the American Medical Association’s historic “Stop Smoking Campaign.”
Dr. Taub has conducted more than a hundred “Voyages To Wellness” – the first ocean-going wellness programs – for Cunard, Windstar and Holland America cruise lines. He’s currently the Ship Doctor on the historic schooner Curlew, in Dana Point, California, where he conducts “Voyages To Wellness” for both children and adults.
He has written eight books on wellness. “Balance Your Body, Balance Your Life’ was made into a popular national PBS Special. “The Wellness Solution” was co-authored with Dr. Ferid Murad who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering that nitric oxide is our body’s “signaling” molecule that determines whether we stay healthy or not; the book, published by The World Almanac, provides the scientific basis for Dr. Taub's work, including the "A Way to Wellness" program at Viceroy Zihuatanejo.
Dr. Taub has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, The CBS Morning Show and CNN. He also hosted his own popular TV show on QVC for 13 years.
He is the Wellness Medical Advisor for the Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Insider’s Guide To Spas, and the Wellness & Prevention Coalition. He serves as the Medical Director of the Wellness Medical Institute and is licensed to practice medicine as a physician and surgeon in California.
Meet Executive Chef Avila
Chef Avila is committed to serving guests the freshest and most naturally grown produce when making his culinary confections at Viceroy Zihatanejo's restaurants.
Chef Avila came to the Viceroy Zihuatanejo with more than 15 years of experience at exclusive hotels, private clubs and cruise lines. Continue reading more...
Meet Sous Chef Fredy de los Santos
As the Sous Chef at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Fredy de los Santos plays a leading role in all of the dining and catering operations. He has more than 16 years of culinary experience preparing gourmet cuisine at leading Mexican hotels and resorts. Throughout his career he has been deeply influenced by top international Chefs – from Spain, the United States, Argentina, France and Asia – who ignited his passion for cooking and inspired him to develop a wealth of culinary expertise. He specializes in contemporary Mexican Cuisine and Mediterranean Cuisine, and believes there is no substitute for locally sourced ingredients and fresh seafood.
||Healthy Salads and Dressings
Spice up your ordinary salads with one of chef's amazing, flavorful, and all around healthy options. Featuring a cactus paddle salad, a fresh cilantro dressing - made for your chop salads, and a zesty quinoa cous cous tebouleh for that hot summer day.
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Our mind and body wellness team is made up of many skilled individuals, each offering their unique way of maintaining a healthful way to approach life.
Meet the Team
Lucina Iniguez Hernandez
Yoga and Wellness Instructor
Lucina is our master yogi who helps guests transform body and mind and reach their maximum potential. Whether you opt for group classes or private sessions, her exceptional skill and tranquil spirituality are inspiring. Instruction can be tailored to your specific needs as she has special expertise in several yoga disciplines including ashtanga vinyasa, hatha, Iyengar and restorative yoga. To prepare for her critical role on the Wellness Team at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, she earned a Master’s Degree in Resource Management, served as the Wellness Manager at popular Present Moment Wellness Retreat, and completed 12 years of extensive and ongoing education, notably numerous yoga courses and training programs.
Miguel is the stellar coordinator of Viceroy Zihuatanejo’s beach activities and water sports program. If you want to get out on the water and have fun, burn some calories, or even try a new sport, Miguel is your man. He is on duty daily at the resort’s 600 feet of exquisite white-sand beach on Playa La Ropa. Set on calm and tranquil Zihuatanejo Bay, with its warm water and swaying palms, it’s an ideal setting for enjoying all of the resort’s seaside activities. Whatever you need – equipment, orientation or instruction – Miguel takes care of you. A full array of water sports is offered including paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving.
Rosalba is a master of using special techniques to relax muscles, release tension and eliminate toxins from the body. She specializes in giving anti-aging facials, gentle exfoliating body treatments and massages with organic products. Her healing hands help the body inhale and exhale – in a tide-like rhythm in which stress is released and deep tranquility is instilled – resulting in a glow from the inside out. It's no wonder that new and repeat guests regularly sing Rosalba's praises and ask for her on their return visits to the spa.
Modesta brings unique qualifications to her work as a certified massage therapist at the spa. She comes from a family of native traditional healers, and though she doesn't call herself a curandera, a practicioner of the ancient healing arts of Mexico, her colleagues as well as guests understand that she possesses special powers. For massages, she uses herbal ingredients with essences of ancient extracts while focusing on releasing tension and stress by working magic with her hands to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Guests who have had a treatment performed by Modesta say she is an angel, and come back for more of her deeply healing massages.