Congratulations to Rocio, LIF’s – ‘Client of the Week’. In one week she lost 8.4 lbs making a total of 25 lbs, lost 22 lbs of fat and gained over 4 lbs in lean mass!

Rocio lives in Houston, Texas, where she raises her daughter and balances her career as a marketer, working in the energy industry. Rocio had been athletic most of her life and is ex-military, so knows what it means to make a commitment and be dedicated.  She chose Live In Fitness for that purpose & accountability.  Rocio became a mother to her beautiful daughter 5 years ago and her world changed for the better, but she no longer made herself a priority.  Her weight steadily increased and in the last 2 years she gained over 65 lbs, tipping the scales at an all time high of 265 lbs.  She had tried and failed many fad diets, which left her feeling tired, sad, and often depressed.  She was then diagnosed with sleep apnea and high blood pressure for the first time in her life. Each day became a struggle of feeling hopeless, and feeling less like her former self, drowning in her own life.

The pivotal turning point in Rocio’s life was when one day her daughter found her double over with abdominal pains. Her daughter turned to her crying saying “Mommy, what’s wrong! Are you ok?”

Rocio knew she needed to remove herself from her environment temporarily so she could get the help, structure, and accountability, so made the call to Live In Fitness. She had great support system from her daughter’s father, family, and her boss, whom all supported her on this journey.

When asked, how do you feel about the program and the progress you have made so far?

Amazing!! I’m starting to feel like my old self. I love it!  I knew there would be intense training, and I was looking forward to it, but my biggest surprise were the meals, the education from the lectures, and Live In Fitness’ professional team. We sometimes think we know and have heard it all, when in actuality we miss the most simple, and often important, things in our life. The teachings in Eric’s ‘LIF Plan: Power of 4’ when applied really do start to peel the layers away in your life.  What holds us back most is the fear of failure. To me failure is not trying… The program has really helped me put my life back into perspective and the realization that it is alright to reach out and ask for help.  So far my experience has been amazing. I love everything, and I’m not exaggerating!! If I had a wish I would probably just extend Taco Tuesday to Taco’s everyday!

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

It’s truly given me hope.  I feel my inner personality reigniting. The assertiveness and drive is back and I am no longer tired all the time but now have energy. I know I can follow the program and now have my life back again.

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

Don’t give up, you are here because you are tired of hearing your own excuses. Just follow the program and the results will come.  I am leaving Live In Fitness with a renewed lifestyle, where I can inspire and teach my daughter to have balance and be healthy.  I am leaving with a strong bond and many new life long friends.

Don’t wait to make it worse. Get the help and start living your life! Stop doubting, life is too precious…

Rocio, we are so proud of what you accomplished here for yourself. Not once did you give less than your best, nor were you afraid to get out there, challenge yourself to try something new.  Your unrelenting drive to always want more is a clear statement that you have taken back control of your life. Not only did you work hard on the physical, but also the behavior and emotional side, too.  Always keep that spirit!!

This Christmas we suggest you treat yourself, or a loved one who may need this more than anything, to the gift of fitness and health! Give the gift of 20 Extra Years of a Healthy Lifestyle with our Christmas Special!

Also, follow along on Our Facebook Page for our 12 Days of Christmas countdown, the Live In Fitness Way! The 6th day of Christmas Live In Fitness gave to me… 6 Packs Displaying (show ripped abs)!

It is so important that we don’t let ourselves go. We spend all of our time and energy on keeping our families happy, keeping up with our social lives, balancing our bills, and excelling at our jobs. It seems as though we forget that in order to keep all those things in track, we must pay a lot more attention than we actually do to our physical and mental health.

This holiday we suggest you treat yourself, or a loved one who may need this more than anything, to the gift of fitness and health! At Live in Fitness weight loss retreat, we provide you with the steps you need to lead a healthier and fuller life. What better way to get started on such an important aspect of your life, than doing it at a state of the art weight loss fitness camp retreat right next to the beach. No better way to get up and be motivated every morning than at our retreat!

Our programs are designed and customized to each guest’s body type, fitness level, and age. After our complete assessments and testing, we make sure to create a unique program for each guest that will get them to their goal!

If this sounds good to you, and you are currently looking for or know someone who needs a complete life and body makeover, and want to get expert training out of your daily environment at a beach side retreat, check out our Holiday Special! Our clients are trained from the top fitness coaches, and let’s not forget the tastiest customized meal plans from our expert nutritionists! We will make the perfect program designed for you or a loved one. Act soon, as we have limited spots available.

Client of the Week
Congratulations, Alvaro!!

Alvaro completed a 4 week program at Live In Fitness, and in two consecutive weeks lost 5.6 lbs each week! His body fat percentage dropped 4% in four weeks and he lost over 10 lbs in pure fat.

Alvaro was born in Mexico, but currently lives in New York. His career started in the Postal Service, but now he owns his own professional cleaning service.  Along with his beautiful wife, who was in the medical field, they worked hard and raised a family.  Alvaro stopped drinking 25 years ago, and as common pattern, it was replaced with another vice, which for Alvaro was smoking and then soda.

He started to notice an increase in weight, particularly in belly fat, over the last two or three years.  As a father, a grandfather, and with a wife in the medical profession, he knew the risks that came with this change. He knew it was time to make a lifestyle overhaul. He is turning 60 at the end of the year and wanted to feel good about himself, to be healthy for himself and for his family. This had been an ongoing worry for his wife and kids, who were the ones that suggested Live In Fitness. It can take 28+ days to break a habit, so Alvaro signed up for a month!

When asked what did you expect when you came to LIFE?

To work hard and be pushed. I underestimated how hard I would have to work but I was committed. My goal was to lose two pant sizes,  I came in wearing a 40 and left in a 24.

What have you enjoyed about the program?

Great encouragement from the couches, they truly understand what we you are going through.
The accountability especially from coach Jan ,who every day was asking me “How did your day go yesterday”  “How many calories did you burn please text me with these results every night.”  Coach Sarah was always pushing my weekly goals higher and higher and would say “ I increased it because I know you can do it “. My personal trainer J, who was a key person in my development and achievements, was always always encouraging and helpful. The program works. Eric’s program is complete with many facets to ensure a healthy lifestyle for us, the client, and more importantly our specific needs. You have to do the work, no matter the cost. If you don’t do the work, you’re not going to lose weight.  The classes are well designed and the levels set to your ability.  The lectures are very enlightening, especially the lectures taught by Eric Viskovicz the owner. It’s so cool that he is so down to earth, knowledgeable and passionate!  My wife cannot wait to taste my cooking, now with new and healthy recipes.

What advice would you give to others contemplating the program?

Go out there and work more than the coaches ask of you, “go the extra mile “!
Live In Fitness definitely change my life forever and for the better.  Thank you!!

You truly are an inspiration!
Congratulations from all of the LIF Team!

Holiday Recipes Made Right!

The holiday season is here and with it comes all of that fatty delicious food we love so much. We know you’ve been trying your very best to keep that winter weight under control, but some times we can’t help it when everything smells so good!

Here are 2 equally delicious and quick recipes that will help you stay fit and not miss out of that holiday feast. Smoked trout spread and Orange-rosemary roasted chicken.

Smoked Trout Spread

Dietitian’s tip: This easy-to-prepare spread can be made up to a week in advance and kept tightly covered in the refrigerator. Serve on whole-grain crackers or thin slices of toasted baguette. Serves 12. Low fat, low sodium, healthy carb.
Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pound smoked trout fillet, skinned and broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cup 1 percent low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 celery stalk, diced

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the trout, cottage cheese, red onion, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Fold in the diced celery.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until just before serving.
Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 tablespoon

  • Calories 29
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0.5 mg
  • Cholesterol 7 mg
  • Sodium 87 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g
  • Dietary fiber Trace
  • Total sugars Trace
  • Added sugars 0 g
  • Protein 4 g

Orange-Rosemary Roasted Chicken

Dietitian’s tip: Rosemary has an appealing piney flavor. It can be used to season a variety of foods, including roasted vegetables and mushrooms, and even ripe melon. Use it with care, however. Too much can be overpowering. Serves 6. Low Sodium.

Ingredients:

  • 3 skinless, bone-in chicken breast halves, each 8 ounces
  • 3 skinless, bone-in chicken legs with thigh pieces, each 8 ounces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 450 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Rub each piece of chicken with garlic. Dab fingers in oil and rub with oil, and sprinkle with rosemary and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken pieces in the baking dish. Pour the orange juice over the chicken.
  4. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Using tongs, turn the chicken and return to the oven until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes longer. Baste the chicken with the orange juice from the pan as needed to prevent it from drying out.
  5. Transfer the chicken to individual serving plates. Spoon orange juice from the pan over the top of the chicken and serve immediately.

 

Nutritional Information

Serving size: One piece

  • Calories: 204
  • Total fat: 8 g
  • Saturated fat: 2 g
  • Trans fat: Trace
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 118 mg
  • Sodium: 95 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 2 g
  • Dietary fiber: Trace
  • Total sugars: 1 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
  • Protein: 31 g

There you have it! Two great treats to keep your Winter Holidays yummy and healthy. This month we will continue to share great ways to stay on track to reach your goals!! With the Holidays coming up, keep in mind that nothing is better than gifting a loved one, or yourself, with fitness and health. At Live In Fitness we can give the gift of extra years of life and a more positive lifestyle! What’s more important than that? There are Limited Spaces, so book the holiday special for our fitness retreat now!

Swithun lost 9 lbs in his first week at Live In Fitness! Accompanied by his lovely wife, who never missed a beat with her own stay: classes, schedule, and LIF program.  Together this dynamic duo have been an inspiration to all of us here. From the LIF staff, the coaches, and to the guests themselves.  Swithun and Lorraine, in their 70’s, are from the Bahamas, and are both retired from a career in Sales.

They chose Live In Fitness as their two week destination as the program offers proven science in nutrition and exercise.  This, along with Eric Viskovicz’s life philosophies on self improvement, awareness, and education to help enrich their health, so that they can continue to travel as soul-mates.  Both diabetic, with high HBP, they tried a raw diet several years ago to lower their blood sugar levels, but it was not sustainable for Lorraine.  Knowing that their sugar levels, particularly over the last six months, have steadily increased, they had to make a lifestyle change – and quickly. They called, made the decision, registered, and headed to Live In Fitness right away!

What did you expect when coming to Live In Fitness and what changes have you seen?

We didn’t know for sure quite what to expect, but the food looked good in the pictures. Turns out the food tastes even better than displayed on the website!!  In just two weeks my sugar levels have lowered by 100 points.

What have you enjoyed about the program?

The atmosphere!! it is really a community working together towards a common goal. The Trainers are very patient and push you further than you can imagine. Chef Keith is the King of his Court! Nicola bends over backwards to fill your every need.

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

I am very optimistic now and believe this is a sustainable lifestyle!

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?


Come, do it NOW don’t waste a moment!

What advise would you give to others?


Do the best that you can in each class and give the program your all and avoid outside temptations.  Ask yourself, is it really worth it… and was this why you came to the program.

Congratulations Swithun and Lorraine!! You really have laid the foundation that life is what you make it, and you do have a choice.  Don’t let fear, or being uncomfortable, dictate your decision not to try or change. We are so privileged and glad that you chose Live In Fitness as your reset on life, and that we all had the opportunity to learn from your wisdom and experience!  Continue to enjoy, be adventurous, and explore what life has to offer!!

From all of the LIF Team!