Congratulations to Kim for losing 7.2 lbs in her first week at Live In Fitness!

Kim lives in Santa Rosa and is a retired Deputy Chief Probation Officer, but works part time doing employee backgrounds and internal investigations. Her biggest struggle in life has always been her relationship with food. For most of her life she has been overweight, trying every diet, which at times left her sad and embarrassed.

Kim chose Live In Fitness because she had always wanted to participate in a weight loss/fitness camp. After researching, she felt this was the right choice for her. She needed a place where she could focus on herself without any distractions, a place to workout hard, feel strong, lose 10 lbs, and to learn something new. The greatest learning experience that Kim will take from Live In Fitness has been by far the nutritional education and guidance, from the nutritionist and from attending the informative lectures.

Kim has always had a positive outlook and loves her life, but this LIF experience has bettered her relationship with food and exercise, helping her find a balance.

This week also proved to be a ‘win-win’ weight loss for several ladies that all started their journey together, sharing an instant bond, a sense of team comradery, motivation, and inspiration. Collectively Kim, along with Sheila, Robin, and Wendy, shed nearly 30 lbs in one week!

A quote from one of our elite Coaches (Jan), Kim will always remember:
“Exercise is not about being able to lift all the weight, or do all the push-ups, etc, exercise is about practicing to get there”

Eric Viskovicz created his LIF Program to provide all the tools and education needed to create a healthier lifestyle. Creating a safe and positive environment where clients felt supported was very important to Eric. For many, acknowledging where we are in life; what is our purpose; and true self reflection can often leave us feeling vulnerable and insecure. With Eric having over 20 years of experience in the Health and Wellness profession, his program has evolved to include not only the fitness and nutritional aspects, but a large emphasis placed on the behavioral and emotional. This combination truly gets to the root of the problem.

One of Eric’s ‘mantras’ often used at Live In Fitness:
“See a problem, find a solution, create an immediate action plan.”

Problem – Solution – Action Plan

Congratulations Kim on all your success while at Live In Fitness, and your continued success in your new healthy future!

From all of the LIFE Team.

Client of the Week Sheila
Lost 9.5 Lbs in 1 Week!

Congratulations Sheila, who lost an amazing 9.5 lbs in 1 week!

Sheila has continued to not only lose the weight, but also increase her fitness level, and improve her endurance. To date, she has lost a total of 18 lbs in fat, and lost 6.4% in body fat.

Sheila lives in Redlands, California, and has been truly blessed to be supported by so many in her life, surrounded by family and friends. Now retired, she had a successful and fulfilling career as an elementary school teacher. One part of her life was not always so constant, her fluctuating weight gain and losses. At times this left her feeling ashamed and embarrassed.

In recent years living alone proves to be the hardest challenge for Sheila.  Although always welcomed at her son and families home, when alone she would always put off today what could be done tomorrow.

Six weeks into retirement, Sheila decided that something needed to change and she needed help to do this.  She researched and came across Live In Fitness, and it was everything she was looking for!

When asked, what did you expect when coming here to LIFE? 
“My time here has surpassed any ideas or dreams I had coming here. The staff is qualified in not only coaching me to become stronger physically, but there’s a mindset of encouragement and also an expectation of personal responsibility.  I am thrilled with my progress so far in the program. I am stronger physically and mentally. My endurance and mobility is constantly improving. Most importantly, I have experienced pushing myself physically in ways I never have before and along the way discovered ‘Jumping Jacks’, I love jumping jacks. I could do them all day long. The food is healthy and amazing, cooked fresh daily with lots of variety.  During my time here at Live In Fitness I have come to learn and understand that my issues about weight are really about being healthy, making good choices, breaking bad habits, and learning new ways to think and do things.

Sheila’s advice to any newcomer attending the program would be to simply follow the advice of the professional LIF Team and follow the program. Attend the sessions and lectures, and be prepared to do the homework. Go the extra mile.  Be positive with an open mind, ready to listen and learn. This program will enrich your life for the better.  We are all worth it!

Sheila, you are like the ‘little engine that could’ and there is no stopping you.  Such a pleasure to work with and an inspiration to many.

Congratulations from the entire LIF Team!

Guest of the Week
Congratulations Laine!

Lanie is 56, from Vacaville, which is east of San Francisco, where she worked for the BART system. A mother, and now a grandmother, she became an empty nester once retiring. Lanie has always yo-yo dieted, 10-15 lbs up and down, then gained 50 lbs when she stopped smoking, but lost it with a healthy eating plan and exercise. That is, until she retired, where she felt like she had lost her purpose for life, feeling like she had nothing to do. Her day to day life was binging and watching TV.”My eating problem and weight made me feel weak, out of control. The simplest things would tire me out. Playing with the kids would take me a whole day to recover from, and that is the worst thing, because I love to spend time with them more than anything.”

She started looking into weight loss surgery, but found out all the work you have to do to even get the surgery. Her mindset was that you might as well do the work yourself, with exercising and eating right! But, she couldn’t do it herself. “I was to far down the rabbit hole with binging and staying home and watching tv all day” That’s when she considered a weight loss retreat, Once doing the research, comparing programs, Lanie ultimately decided the one for her was Live In Fitness!

Lanie has made amazing strides with her healthy and positive outlook. Her body AND mind continue to change in the supportive environment at Live In Fitness. She has lost 10 lbs so far! Doesn’t sound like much? We try not to solely rely on the scale, as it is only one way to gauge progress. This is why we suggest the Silver Testing, consisting of Resting Metabolic Test, VO2, Scan, and the Hydrostatic Tank. These proved that, although it’s 10 lbs on the scale, it is really more like 14 lbs– as she gained 4lbs in lean mass! That 10 lbs came completely from pure fat!! She continues to train hard and smarter, by increasing her mobility, endurance, as her body is re-firing and doing the work for her to become, and stay, healthy.

When asked about her progress at Live In Fitness:“I feel like my progress has been great! I’m walking so much better and I can’t believe what my body has done in just a short time. I feel so much stronger than I ever thought I could in just 2 weeks, wow. I think the accountability and all the motivation I get from the coaches, and all the guests, too. It truly is like a sisterhood here. I used to isolate myself, and now I think this is going to be what I needed to see that I need to put myself first and make me a priority every single day. I really think this program is changing my life! Without this, I would have just continued to not live my life and and sometimes feel dead inside.”​​

Her advice to anyone interested in the program:

“My advice to others that are doing the program is to fully embrace the program, because if you could do it on your own you wouldn’t be here. You should get the most out of this, as you can to not make your own program within the program. To those thinking about attending, it will teach you so much about eating, and how well your body can preform. It truly is amazing!”

Her quote:

Put yourself first, so you can be a better self for everyone else. Always remember to live in the moment, the past is gone and tomorrow is the start of a whole new day. Practice being happy, it’s contagious!”​

Congratulations from everyone at Live In Fitness!
We’re so proud of your continued success!!