Client of the Week! Congratulations Kim!!

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.

Kim Live In Fitness

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.

Kim – Live In Fitness

Client of the Week Sheila Lost 9.5 and You Can, Too!!

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

Sheila – Live In Fitness

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!

Sheila Live In Fitness
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!
Sheila – Live In Fitness Retreat
Client of the Week Laine! "Put yourself first, so you can be a better self for everyone else."

Guest of the Week
Congratulations Laine!

Laine – Live In Fitness

Laine 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.

Laine Live In Fitness

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!!
 Laine – Live In Fitness Retreat
Congratulations Araceli For Losing 9.7 lbs in 1 Week!!

Araceli Live In Fitness

 

Congratulations to Araceli on dropping an amazing 9.7 lbs in one week at Live In Fitness!

 

Araceli lives in El Monte, California and is a business owner, overseeing and operating a Transformation Center. Araceli had attended the Live In Fitness Program back in December of 2017 and knew it was time to revisit and reset when she became discouraged that her weight plateaued and she was starting to sabotage her success by making unhealthy choices. To date, and since attending the LIF Program, Araceli has lost a total of 61.5 lbs and is determined and committed to staying on her personal journey of a healthier and happier lifestyle.

She chose Live In Fitness not once, but twice, so she could physically and emotionally remove herself from distractions, temptations, and be able to focus on her health and fitness. She has always been her own worst self critic and was ready to learn how to be her own biggest fan. She liked the fact that this program, unlike others, held her accountable. The coaches and team are committed, and know how to push each individual client to new heights and reach their full potential.

Flag football and weight training are among her favorite activities. She appreciates the support from the entire LIF Team, but in particular with Coach Blaine & Jay who encourage her daily to strive, hit, and surpass her goals.

The structure and many faceted levels of the Live In Fitness Program allows her to solely focus on herself and her self improvement. The informative lectures, The LIF Plan, the comradely of fellow clients and staff members. By working on internal and external emotions, health and exercise, this allows her to be better in her profession, and more importantly, be there for the important people in her life.

When asked what advice would you give to others considering the LIF Program?

‘Go All In’ – Don’t treat this as a fad diet, but rather that this is a sustainable lifestyle change for life!

There is no secret to this journey we are all on. It’s hard work, which requires dedication and commitment. What you put into this is what you’ll get out. Don’t put off tomorrow, what you can do today.

Congratulations Araceli! You have set your sights on an end goal and have allowed no room to be derailed. Weight loss is a journey and a choice. You reached out for support when you needed it, which shows strength in your character. You should be proud of yourself and your action. When Eric Viscovicz founded his company, he knew the bigger challenges were to come after the clients complete the program. For this reason he created his Aftercare Program for continued support and accountability. He also created FitClub Tv as a web portal for nutrition, exercise workouts, and planning for home.

We are so proud of your accomplishments! Ari, you are an inspiration to so many!! Final big ‘shout out’ from your Team Coaches, Blaine & J – The Warriors, and all the LIF Staff!

Live In Fitness Success Story & Client of the Week: Jermaine!

Jermaine

 

Live In Fitness Success Story & Client of the Week: Jermaine!

 

Jermaine currently resides in San Bernardino, California and is married to his beautiful wife Myeshia and is the father of three young children. He works in community relations as a Resources Coordinator.

Eric Viskovicz built this company, Live In Fitness, from his passion and strong beliefs in being able to help others by providing the education, foundation and the support for each to live a healthier lifestyle.  The clients are the true testament of a successful program and by sharing their story! They may be an inspiration for others to get up and do the same, as was the case withJermaine.

 

In early April Jermaine was to receive a routine outpatient procedure, but the anesthesiologist refused to put him under. They said the condition of his heart and his weight made her fear that he would not wake up.  He then went to his cardiologist who in turn told him there was nothing more they can do to help him and that he should make sure he had his final wishes in order. Jermainewas devastated and almost immediately started to have a psychological breakdown. His wife started researching weight loss facilities and found Live In Fitness.  There they discovered the success story of a previous client who had lost over 300 lbs, Jermaine Gause. They not only shared the same name but have a similar life journey!  His story and the amazing success he had at LIF compelled him to come.  Jermaine chose to come to Live In Fitness because to him this was his last hope. Being out in public with his family and trying to physically play with his young kids was always a struggle. Jermainealso has congestive heart failure, which makes the simplest of things very hard to do. He grew up always being the jokester to compensate for his size.  Laughing with him was easier than laughing at him.

 

On arrival to Live In Fitness Jermaine was still in poor health, but mentally he was ready. Not only did he have the support of his friends and family, but also from his church & community, and now he would be working with the professional Team at LIFE!

 

In 4 weeks Jermaine lost a total of 50 lbs and 30 inches!! On returning home has a check up with his physician to adjust his medications. One ofJermaine’s goals was be tested in our hydrostatic dunk tank.  We were unable to perform this test on Day 1 due to size, mobility, and flexibility, but Jermainewas able to check that box on his exit day after all his hard work.

 

 

Jermaine

When asked what he thought of the LIFE program:

“So far it’s been amazing. I’ve been able to do things here in a few weeks that I have not been able to do in years.  Whenever I have questions about what to expect, or what to do when I’m feeling a certain way, there is an answer or a pathway to get the answer. The constant support from the staff and team was unparalleled. The classes are universal, as a large person with very low exercise tolerance and limited mobility, there is always something that I can do. I feel program lectures, being able to learn and understand the science behind the nutrition, have been the thing that has allowed me to see my potential success. Real fresh food, correct portion sizes, and meals that are delicious to eat.”

Jermaine’s new goal is to lose the weight naturally.  Before he came here he would constantly think about death. Now he has a renewed hope for life!

 

When asked what advice he would give others contemplating coming to Live In Fitness, Jermaine said this: “You deserve the best chance at LIFE.  ‘Do it for yourself’ and ‘Do it now’!   As long as there is breath in your body you have the ability to re-create your life.”

Jermaine

 

Truly An Inspiration!

Congratulations Jermaine on your success at Live-in-Fitness!!  Be proud of what you have achieved here and more importantly what you have learned. Success for you is continuing this journey.  Set attainable goals and keep holding yourself accountable.

From all of the ‘LIFE TEAM’