It takes courage and decision, but recognizing and wanting a change is the first and most important step. Loosing weight is clearly everyones’ goal when they join a weight loss camp or a fitness retreat but little they know about the new life they’re about to embark. Mind is where it all happens, transitioning to an adequate mental state takes some emotional stability because that will give green light for the body to properly adapt to it’s new duties which will include intense workout and healthy eating. The photos below are the before and after of the story of Jenny, Melissa and Tom who came to Live In Fitness at a crucial point of their lives.

It’s these moments where things are up-side-down and not in a good color where opportunities come and for them it was the opportunity to change and grow. Three of them lost about and more than 100 pounds and that it’s easy to say but only they can speak about those long nights really considering the idea of giving up, but they didn’t and gladly it worked in their favor because those moments of doubt put in perspective what you own and what you have achieved and should give you strength to  continue.
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The vulnerable state under which stress puts you has a very unfortunate relationship with your eating habits. You’ll find yourself in disadvantage on a battle against your weight loss efforts. A mental or emotional stability is vital when it comes to loosing weight because the body will get into it’s own process which will have to go in hand with the mind and heart.

When you’re stressed your body releases a stress hormone called cortisol which has been linked with the buildup of abdominal fat. Your metabolic process also gets affected by the release of these hormones slowing down your metabolism, this interferes is by not burning the same calories as you used to. 

Stress is also associated with weight gain because it distracts your brain building up a feeling of hunger that it’s also described as a way back to your comfortable zone. But not all cases work this way, some lead to a loss of appetite causing you to loose weight unexpectedly.

Weather you lost or gained weight thanks to anxiety or a dramatic event in your life that caused in you a great deal of stress the best way to get back on the road is the gym. Exercise decreases the stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins.  Endorphins are the body’s natural feel good chemicals, and when they are released through exercise, your mood is boosted naturally. A weight loss camp or a fitness retreat rely a lot of their success stories on creating an environment where you mental and emotional state is always stable. Once you’ve achieved to lower your stress levels the gym should be your first option and being more strategic about your diet will be key to achieve your goal. 

elizabethYou might remember her from the TV series Law & Order as the Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn and Detective Kate Lockley in the TV series Angel. Recently, she was Peggy in the film Joy from the director David O. Russell.  Between television and film, Elisabeth Röhm keeps herself incredibly busy doing 3-5 productions a year.

How does she handles to look so svelte all the time? Well, she just told her secret in an interview she gave to LiveStrong.com at a Grammy event. Whenever she needs some extra help she heads over to Live In Fitness. “When my schedule allows it, I love intense, immersive workouts like the ones Eric Viskovicz crafts at Live In Fitnes …but in between those visits to Eric, I rely on the classics: body-sculpting classes and basic weight training mixed with hot yoga.” Keeping a busy life and looking incredibly beautiful definitely has it’s tricks. Live In Fitness it’s a fitness retreat in Hilton Head Island, they’ve been around for almost 20 years and their group of trainers and experts are known to be some of the best in the world.

caitlyn-jenner-july-2015-vf-01Another celebrity that shared what she does to keep such svelte figure was the retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner.  “I don’t really exercise like I used to,” acknowledged Jenner. “I go for morning walks. I try to eat properly — the best I can, anyway.” “Eat your Wheaties!” she quipped at the TV Critics Press Tour.

No doubt that exercise along a good nutrition will always be the key for a fit and healthy body.

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The easiest way to gain weight is by loosing track of your routine. School, work, family or friends can get us so busy that keeping up with a routine for your meals or workout can become impossible.  Tara wanted to get back into jogging.  She had struggled with weight in the past years and she came to L.I.F. to make a change and commit to a lifestyle change.  She enjoyed her improvements to her body so much that she is considering figure competitions.  She utilized all aspects of the program to customize her lifestyle change for her continued success.

Just as Tara did, Fred had a great success at L.I.F. he recovered his recovered his routines and gained strength and discipline to continue his improvements from home. The hardest part always seems to be the beginning, but your joy once you have started will always be greater. Weather you call it a fat camp or a fitness retreat it’s definitely a place where you’ll get results that can last forever. Live In Fitness is here to help and to provide you with all you can possibly need to reach your goal. Us the hashtag #liveinfitness and share your transformation or your best moments  or while excessing at home and you might get featured on our IG or the website!

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Her name is Virginia McLaurin, she is 107 years old and is probably by now everyones’ favorite person. We saw her dancing with Barack and Michelle Obama when she go invited to visit the white house not too long ago when she was 106 years old. Her incredible energy has moved everyone at our weight loss spa, although there’s not much she hasn’t seen she still remains curious and so enthusiastic about life and people that puts in perspective the challenging moments we could have. This time Moose Weekes and Zeus McClurkin, two formal players of of the Herlem Globetrotters met up with McLaurin at the Roots School where they got to speak to the alumni and also why no, play and dance. You all will agree with me that it’s a huge joy to know that there is people like McLaurin that after so long remain true to what is important; live and be happy!

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