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Hey guys! Hope you are having a great long holiday weekend. Have you taken advantage of our SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE for our Fitness Retreat? The sale ends tonight so don’t miss out!

Since tomorrow is Monday and it’s back to the daily grind we’ve got 2 recipes to help you cleanse your system and give you an energy boost to get you ready to get back at it! Today we have a Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado and a special Reenergizer Smoothie to top it off.

Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit and Avocado

1 cup shrimp
2 Tablespoon chili oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cubed avocado
1 cubed grapefruit
1 cup cooked rice, cold
1/4 cup balsamic reduction
salad greens

Directions:

Cook the shrimp in a saucepan over medium heat in chili oil until starting to brown. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper. Pack ½ of the cubed avocado as tightly as you can in a measuring cup. Cover with rice, and pack down firmly. Pour upside down onto a plate prepared with greens. Top with a layer of grapefruit and the shrimp. Drizzle the balsamic reduction. Served immediately.

Reenergizer Smoothie:

6 once coconut milk
2 1/2 handfuls of spinach
1 small handful of kale
1 cup of frozen pineapples
Dash of cinnamon
B12 drops
Gogi berries, for topping

That’s it! Remember to check out the SUPER BLACK FRIDAY SALE while you still have a chance! Clocks ticking! Time to get back on track and back in the race to being fitter, happier, and more productive.

Live in fitness!

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YOU LOSE WEIGHT DIFFERENTLY

Many people think that there is a one size fits all approach to losing weight and keeping your body balanced, but that is far from the truth.  We are all unique, and when faced with losing weight or changing our body composition, we must have a customized approach.  We perform a series of Tests & Assessments so that we can put a specific plan to get you to your fitness & weight loss goals.  One of the obvious pieces of data that we need to be able to put a plan together, is to find out your resting metabolic rate (RMR).  Here is a letter from a wonderful guest of ours who has lost 31 lbs using this important data…….

Dear Live in Fitness!!

Once again I’m thrilled to report I’m stronger than Howard (my husband)!!! (Just Kidding).  No, but usually I do find it hard to pick up my plants in their heavy pots to get them outside for fresh air! But guess what?!  I was able to bring them out with no problem this time…

Also I’m excited to say, that  after the third time it finally is sinking in that the RMR of 1297 is a number that is key to my continued weight loss…This particular test is giving me a platform to guide my vehicle (as Eric taught me) into the ability to deduct my calories from that total and know precisely the needed calories i burn in order to either stay at my current weight of 146lbs or to continue to my goal of 125lbs.

At 5’2 and 177 lbs where I began my journey, it was getting harder and harder  to bring down my cholesterol of 270.  Now I’m excited to get my numbers from my doctor and I’ll let you know!

Please tell all the trainers, the chefs and the entire staff that I could not have done it without y’all… The peace of Hilton Head Island, the amazing meals and those outrageous coconut chocolate chip macaroons at night……tell Matt WooHoo!!

All in all I met great friends and feel you are all like family to me!!

I have to come back again soon and I will!  I had the best time ever!!!

Give my regards to Eric and tell him thank you for bringing a little piece of Paradise into my life!

Theresa

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YOUR RESTING METABOLIC RATE

This is the rate at which your body burns calories (otherwise known as the fuel that revs your engine).  If you consume more fuel than what your tank can hold, you will gain weight.  If you are trying to reduce your weight, you will need to burn off more calories than what you are consuming.   The question is, how do you know how many calories you need to burn to get to your goal?  How many calories do you need to burn to then maintain your weight?  We are able to find this out thru our RMR Testing that we do on site.  Once we have that number for you, we can more accurately determine how many calories you should be consuming each day, and how many more calories you need to burn thru exercise to get to your goals in the most effective and efficient way possible.  You are unique, and your fitness & weight loss program needs to be too!

Live in Fitness!  – Boot Camp

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Take it from a guy who’s been doing this his whole life.  – Fitness Camp.

I’ve trained professional athletes, actors seeking to bulk up for roles, and everyday people who want to look and feel fantastic. Building muscle is not just about pumping iron!

Strength building isn’t just for guys wanting big muscles. Anyone looking to speed up their metabolism, appear lean, and feel sculpted should be building muscle. Especially after the weight drops off.

Women — training like this is the “Fountain of Youth.” It will tighten your skin. No surgery needed.

Here are just a few of my tips on how to build up lean muscle in the fastest, most effective way possible:

1.  The Feel Technique

A learned technique, where direct pressure applied to the muscle during workout allows the brain to connect to the muscle. When done properly one workout has three times the impact.  So one week equals about three weeks, and one year is equal to almost three years of results. This technique is one of the main reasons celebrities and athletes keep coming back to train with us.

2.  Push to Failure, Punishing Pain at the end

Train like a beast, look like a beauty. That’s exactly what it takes. The last three to five reps of pure pain help rip the muscle so it can be rebuilt, bigger and stronger. Not everyone has what it takes to be toned. As I always say, It takes hard work and an unrelenting pursuit of a goal. So when you think you can’t push any further, dig deep, just a couple more!

3. Fuel Yourself

No matter how long or hard you work your muscles, if the fuel for your body is not optimized, you will not gain lean mass, period!

You wouldn’t put cheap fuel in a formula- one race car, would you? What about an airplane…would you feel comfortable flying on low-budget fuel? No, of course not. Your body is a complicated system that is unique to you. It has to have the correct combo of protein, carbs and fats to maximize lean mass. Protein also controls hormones that will in-turn control your metabolic process.

Eat lean, eat often, and grow your body properly. 

Click Here for a video that shows how to use the feel technique. Within this video is one of my secrets to building lean muscle. Give it a look, and dive into the fountain of youth!

Stay strong in mind, body, and spirit!

– Eric

Weight Loss Resorts – Exciting News!

Live In Fitness is a special place were thousands of people have come for help and have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds since 1997.  We feel so honored that we get to do what we do, be the team behind each and every person that comes to stay with us.  We always strive to do better and to be better so that we can do everything that we can to make a difference in each persons life.

We are making some more changes to better our services and our facilities to give you the best experience we can offer. In the next phase of our advancements we will be bringing on a handful of professionals who will help lead our team so that they can give you the ultimate experience at Live In Fitness.We are thrilled to introduce you to 2 new professionals that have contributed greatly to our program in a very short time. Here is a little introduction to our new Executive Chef Brandon Franklin, and our new General Manager Sarah Stone.

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Brandon Franklin
Executive Chef Hilton Head Island, S.C.
I’ve been in the Food and Beverage industry for 20 years. I’ve had the privilege to work with many aspects of Food and Beverage including fine dine, catering, boarding schools and corporate restaurants. I’ve had great teachers as well as being self taught. Starting at the age of 14 I’ve been in the kitchen working at every level from dishwasher to executive chef. Hard work and determination allowed me to become a executive sous chef by the age of 23.
Most of my career was spent in fine dine establishments. At age 27 I had my first child. This led me to pursue a career in Health and Nutrition and learn the fundamentals of healthy eating. This path lead me through weight loss facilities, health and wellness centers, boarding schools for teens and private chef work.
This Ultimately led me to Live in Fitness where I will continue to learn and teach. I feel I can bring a gourmet element to their signature customization Macronutrients for client success.
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Sarah Stone
General Manager Hilton Head, S.C.
“I love what I do. I believe in what I do. My unfaltering dedication to Live in Fitness, Its philosophy, and our clients is what fuels me on a daily basis.”
Sarah has extensive experience in managing high level programs and people. She is a NHS graduate with a BA degree from the University of Toledo. Prior to joining Live in Fitness, Sarah was involved in the initial research and development of a unique therapeutic residential school dedicated to health, wellness and weight loss and served as its Director of Programs for 7 years. Previous positions have included research and development for Museums, Universities and a leading economist.
You will find her meticulous attention to detail, compassion, and open door policy a welcome haven to our clients.
She manages our teams of experts and programs of excellence and is always making sure that Live in Fitness is leading the way in evidenced-based best practices and that its clients are supported to the utmost of her abilities.
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STANDING WEIGHTED LUNGES

3 Sets of 20, 15 and 12.

It takes some time and patience so It’s very important that you keep up your routine to see the desired results. If you stay focused and determined, you’ll find yourself right where you want to be.

Here are a few pointers from our trainer Kate. Remember to maintain good form, and focus on your breathing.

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After grabbing your dumbbells, Keep your back straight, weights to your sides, and take one step forward. Then bring your knee down to a 90-degree angle . Alternate between your legs for 3 sets of 20, 15 and 12.

TIPS: Doing this workout as you walk forward will considerably help strengthen your balance.

Live in fitness!