Congratulations on Client Of The Week Norma! Norma lost a total of 9.5lbs in fat mass and a 1.25lbs increase in lean mass within 1 week!




Q: How did you come about Live-in-Fitness and first meet Eric?

A: I found out about Live In Fitness by searching the web for something like the show “The Biggest Loser.” I had no idea Live In Fitness existed! I found what I was looking for.


Q: Where are you from?

A: I am from Rio Grande Valley, Texas. 


Q: What is your career

A: I am a paramedic, I will be starting nursing school in the fall. 


Q: When did you notice a weight pattern or change if it applies?

A: It honestly felt from one day to the next because I didn’t even notice it but I want to say probably about 2 to 3 years ago. I woke up one day and It was just hard to move around and do daily activities. I feel like it has progressively gotten worst ever since.


Q: How did it make you feel/or affect your lifestyle?

A: I never thought I was in shape. We would eat all the time. I remember getting out of the water and feeling more hungry. Not following a healthy diet made it difficult for me to maintain my flexibility. 


Q: What were your biggest struggles?

A: Not being able to move the way I wanted to.


Q: What did you expect when coming here to LIFE? then & now?

A: The only thing I wanted was movement. Being able to move and do things as a normal person would. I honestly did not expect to lose as much weight as I have!


Q: How do you feel about your progress?

A: I feel so much better! I really do. I feel like it’s almost day and night from when I started to now! I know I still have more to go but this has set me up to go the rest of the way!



Q: What so far about the program has worked for you?

A: I used to be outside all the time growing up being in the water as well as even being called fish as a nickname. Starting my days with the hike every day at Live In Fitness, has helped me get a chance to do lap swims! It takes me back and reminds me of the things I used to love to do. Whether it was diving, fishing, or surfing. I’m glad I got the chance to enjoy the activities here at LIF.


Q: What is your opinion on Eric’s philosophies and approach to fitness and coaching?

A: Even being in the medical field I noticed it’s a very different approach than what I am used to. It’s like “What? Aren’t you suppose to eat less to lose weight?” That approach and the way Eric has his program down works! You can see it and feel the difference! 


Q: What do you look for in a coach?

A: Someone who is accountable. Who can make me accountable that is one of my struggles. I also, look for someone who is positive. I can’t have someone who will be negative or passive-aggressive. 


Q: What is your favorite class? What have been your favorite dishes?

A: I still have to say hikes in the mornings. All of chef Jason’s cooking is delicious but I still dream about his breakfast nachos! I took like 20 pictures of that dish!

Q: What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

A: I would advise others to try the program for at least two weeks! Also, bring everything on the list with you! 


Q: What advice would you give to others? Quote? Statement?

A: “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errors and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

—Theodore Roosevelt

It looks like your list of fitness goals just got one bigger, as a Spanish climber — Kilian Jornet — has set a new record for summiting Mt. Everest, by doing it in just 26 hours.

Jornet’s climb is the fastest known ascent of Everest and, to add icing to the cake, he did it all without fixed ropes or bottled oxygen. Feeling inspired? Us too. So instead of spending another lunch break al-desko, let MH move mountains to improve your fitness with a mind and muscle-boosting programme that will match Jornet’s feat.

eight-week workout plan you will scale the equivalent of the mighty 29,028ft Mount Everest, without the frostbite, in your lunch break. To give you a headstart we asked two-time Everest climber Adele Pennington, and mountaineering legend Conrad Anker what it would take to replicate each stage of the climb from Base Camp to the summit using regular gym equipment. The final workout was put together with fitness trainer and boot camp pioneer Eric Viskovicz. By the end of MH’s two-month Everest experience you’ll be a new man, he says. “The physical gains should be a 20% increase in VO2 max. And with the proper nutrition, the climber will have increased muscle mass by 2-5lb(0.9-2.3kg).” Complete the workouts specified and you’ll be able to look down on the whole world.


Day 1 – Day 14

Lunch date with destiny
This hardcore start to your health hike will shock your muscles into action, trimming your waistline and increasing VO2 max, says Viskovicz. If your gym doesn’t have a Versaclimber machine, just use a step machine instead.


Day 1: 20mins step machine; 20mins rope or rowing machine; 3×15 press-ups
Day 2: Rest
Day 3: 20mins step machine; 20mins Versaclimber; 3×8 lat pull-downs
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: 20mins step machine; 20mins rope or rowing machine; 3×5 pull-ups
Day 6: 30mins treadmill; 3×12 crunches
Day 7: Rest
Day 8: 20mins step machine; 20mins rope or rowing machine; 3×15 press-ups
Day 9: Rest
Day 10: 20mins step machine; 20mins Versaclimber; 3×8 lat pull-downs; 3×15 press-ups
Day 11: Rest
Day 12: 20mins step machine; 20 mins rope or rowing machine; 3×5 pull-ups
Day 13: 30mins treadmill; 3×12 crunches
Day 14: Rest

Peak condition: This climb crosses the Khumbu icefall and glacier: 2,000 vertical feet of crevasses and ice blocks that have caused more deaths than any other section of the climb.


Day 15 – Day 20

Cardio hike
After the rigours of the firstfortnight, this breezy week of cardiowill keep your VO2 max gains onthe up, says Viskovicz. You’ll feelenergised all week and, accordingto research from University CollegeLondon, your stress levels willplummet by up to 40%.

Day 15: 20mins treadmill;20mins cross trainer;10mins Versaclimber
Day 16: Rest
Day 17: 20mins treadmill;20mins cross trainer;10mins Versaclimber
Day 18: Rest
Day 19: 20mins treadmill;20mins cross trainer;10mins Versaclimber
Day 20: Rest

Peak condition: A trek across the Valleyof Silence, a glacial valley ofundulating snow and ice thatbakes climbers on sunny days.The incline is gentle but the risingaltitude makes for hard work. Getready to work your lungs.


Day 21 – Day 35

Scale up the muscle
The ever increasing numberof squats and upper-body moves,which mimic the physicalityof the real climb, give you full-bodyconditioning to ensure the bikeride to work is a breeze andyou arrive at the office lookingbetter than ever.

Day 22: Rest
Day 23: 20mins rope or rowing machine;4×10 squats; 4×8 lat pull-downs
Day 24: Rest
Day 25: 20mins steps; 4×10 shoulder press
Day 26: Rest
Day 27: 20mins rope or rowing machine; 4x10squats; 20 crunches; 3×5 pull-ups
Day 28: Rest
Day 29: 20mins step machine; 20minsVersaclimber; 4×10 shoulder press
Day 30: Rest
Day 31: 20mins rope or rowing machine;5×10 squats; 20 crunches;5×10 lat pull-downs
Day 32: Rest
Day 33: Rest
Day 34: 20mins step machine; 20minsVersaclimber; 4×10 shoulder press
Day 35: Rest

Peak condition: Camp three is halfway upthe Lhotse face, a climb up a 40-50 degree slab of hard, cold, blueice. It’s a challenging, step-by-steppace to get there.