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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.
The Food

Live in Fitness – Fat Camp


When you eat, there are some very important things to keep in mind. I’m not going to call them rules, because I don’t want to completely take the joy out of eating for you. With that in mind, there are some principles below that you should follow. The first one is the biggest one of all:  FOOD IS FUEL.

Nutrition Principle #1 – Food Is Fuel.
Food is to your body what gas is to your car.  256 Big Mac’s have the same amount of kcal or joules to fuel a car to go a mile. The better the fuel, the better you perform…and without it, you’re going nowhere.  Food gives you power, not the other way around.

Nutrition Principle #2 – Eat Within Balance.
Different types of foods serve different purposes in your body. It’s important to make sure you’re getting all of them, and in the right portions.  Fill about a quarter of your plate with protein, such as a chicken breast, and another quarter with starch, such as potatoes, bread, rice, or pasta. The other half of  your plate should have vegetables, and salad.  For those whose diets include dairy, meals can include a cup of milk, a carton of yogurt, or a slice of cheese.

Nutrition Principle #3 – Carry Protein Bars.
You never know when you’ll be in a situation when the food choices will be unacceptable or out of balance. That’s why you should always carry a couple of protein bars.  I prefer Zone Perfect bars because I think they have the best combination of taste and nutrition.  Try to pick a bar that’s around 200 calories and includes at least 15 grams of protein. This will tide you over for 2 hours.

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Nutrition Principle #4 – Fast Food Is Fine in Moderation.
It’s no surprise that 80% of people who are considered overweight and unhealthy are “heavy users” (pun intended) of fast food restaurants. You can enjoy fast food on occasion by learning what to eat (e.g. eat half the bun, hold the mayo and/or cheese, take a few sips of a shake instead of devouring a 64 oz. Blizzard Blast).  If you’re still hungry when you leave the golden arches, eat a protein bar or better yet you’ll get to eat again in 3 hours.

Nutrition Principle #5 – No Cheat Days (Look at the Math!).
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it could be destroyed in one. Balance, moderation, and making good choices are habits that must be strengthened through repetition⎯one cheat day can offset all the “good” days. Some regimens allow people to take off one day per week and eat anything and everything they want. This is a completely ludicrous approach.  Eating right and making good choices is a habit, and habits always get stronger through repetition.  If someone’s trying to quit smoking, you wouldn’t tell them they could smoke a pack on Sunday and quit again on Monday.

Below is a video with a few tips and tricks from our nutrition specialist, Eric.


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weight loss resortsThe sun is stronger than ever so keep your water bottles close and stay hydrated! If you don’t stay hydrated, especially during a work out session, you’ll find that you lack energy AND you won’t sweat as much as you should.  Optimizing the water balance will help you feel and perform better.

You should drink an average 9 glasses of water per day. Good news is that a percentage of our H2O intake comes from foods like fruits and vegetables. Watermelon, Strawberries, Cucumbers, Celery, Spinach and Tomatoes are a few foods that can help keep you hydrated.

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Let’s also not forget that increasing your water intake helps considerably if you are trying to lose weight!!!! It’ll help burn calories, and a glass of water can be a great way to reduce your appetite before a meal.

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Fitness Retreat

The sun is stronger than ever so keep your water bottles close and stay hydrated! If you don’t stay hydrated, especially during a work out session, you’ll find that you lack energy AND you won’t sweat as much as you should. Optimizing the water balance will help you feel and perform better. You should drink an average 9 glasses of water per day. Good news is that a percentage of our H2O intake comes from foods like fruits and vegetables. Watermelon, Strawberries, Cucumbers, Celery, Spinach and Tomatoes are a few foods that can help keep you hydrated.

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Why Hire a Personal Trainer When Everything’s Online?

As a an avid Instagram groupie, I’ve thoroughly explored the online, self-help weight-loss world, and what I discovered is that pretty much everything I need to successfully shed the pounds and keep them off is out there…workouts, classes, nutrition and diet advice, healthy cooking classes, the right equipment and even the right supplements.
So it stands to reason that now I have reached my weight-loss goals and have all the tools I need to keep the pounds off, right?
Although much of the information I found online was useful, there are elements crucial to successful weight loss that, no matter how wonderful the internet is, can only be obtained from an expert who will keep you motivated, accountable and disciplined. (If you’re already consistently all of those things…hat off to you.)
A PT Provides Motivation and Accountability
We can’t do it alone. If we could, we would have lost the weight and kept it off by now. Our biggest problem is that we shoot ourselves in the foot. We can be our own worst enemy. Personal trainers remove the excuse barriers, keep us focused and accountable to the goal and make adjustments as progress is made.
A PT Is Knowledgeable and Can Build A Customized Plan
Personal trainers work hard to educate themselves, not to be persuaded by the latest health and fitness trends. They devise a custom plan that gets the best and most accurate results for your body. The personalized plan will garner faster and better results than if you were to attempt weight loss or even a diet plan on your own.
A PT Can Shake Up Your Routine and Challenge You
Sometimes we all hit a weight-loss plateau. Sometimes it is worst than that and we never really get to where we are burning fat instead of shedding water. A trainer can see where you have stalled, or what your body has adjusted to, and create a new routine that will give you maximum results.
A PT Can Help You Develop The Discipline To Be Successful
Do you ever wonder what separates good people from successful people? Most times it lies in the discipline that they put into their craft to make them successful and the best at what they do. A trainer will help you achieve that. A trainer will monitor, push and press you to meet and exceed your limits and do it constantly until it turns into a habit for you. You in turn become successful because you are able to maintain the mode and the mind to keep the weight off for good.
A PT Can Help You Overcome Your Fears
Let’s admit it. We have all hid from life in one way or another because of our weight and poor self-confidence. We are full of so much possibility if we didn’t talk ourselves out of things or shy away from dealing with those hard places. A personal trainer is that extra support. They help guide and direct you to go further than you ever imagined.
You can get all of these things from the trainers at Live in Fitness, where we develop a strategy that is centered around scientific testing and give you a plan that will guarantee success. You will see results not just in your body, but also in your diet and mental development.
If you’re ready to succeed, contact Live in Fitness. We specialize in being an award-winning weight-loss fitness camp that will give you the results you need. Our motto? No Client Left Behind. We empower you to be all that you are destined to be in mind, body and spirit. Give us a call at 877-602-4863.
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How To Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

All though we try not to admit it, we know that one of our favorite holidays each year is Thanksgiving Day. We also know that it is not for our family, but for the food! The unlimited array of meat, breads and desserts can make the most resilient workout person weak in the knees. Studies show the average person gains between 8-16 pounds from Halloween until New Year’s Day. But have no fear. Here are some friendly reminders taught by the nutrition team at Live In Fitness weight loss camp on how to survive the Thanksgiving table and holiday season.

Remember To Exercise 
It is already going to be hard to work off the calories you are already trying to lose, don’t add to them. Keep active, even if it is just a walk in the morning. During the holiday season, take full advantage of being out and about to work off any excess calories gained from holiday parties, sampling at the grocery store, or at the Thanksgiving table this season.
Eat Breakfast
This is tempting as we were raised to skip breakfast on Thanksgiving day as children. We were told holiday eating is far better on an empty stomach! This poor teaching however encourages overeating and not maintaining portion control. Start the day off by eating a small meal and sticking to your portions throughout the day. This will keep you satisfied and less likely to go overboard in the calories.
Slow Down 
The food is there, in fact food is everywhere. There is a strong desire to want to pig out, but please resist. Slow down, drink water in between your bites. Give you body time to realize that it is full. If you eat slow, you will savoy it and your body will enjoy it a lot better with fewer calories. Besides, what’s a holiday full of gas. Yikes.
Drink In Moderation 
I know that there are good reasons and bad reasons during the holidays to drink. We all view drinking in a different light. But resist the urge to drink excessively. Drinking makes your thirsty, increases your desire for other foods, and piles in 500-900 unnecessary calories per drink. A celebration drink is ok, but try to stay focus on consuming water and staying hydrated.
Remember What The Holidays Is All About
Remember the holidays and specifically Thanksgiving Day is not about food. Though it might not be about the family either, it is a time for you to reflect and be thankful for what you have and whomever you have it with. Yes the food is an added bonus, but let is be a small amount of icing on your cake of a great life.
If you remember to observe these thoughts through the holiday season, you will not set yourself back but get closer to achieving your weight loss goals.