lost 125 pounds

It all starts with a need then comes the desire and the courage to make the first step. Live In Fitness provides everything you need to stay strong along the way, but it’s you the one who makes the difference, it’s you the one that will stand at the end of the road proud of your hard work. Looking back at those old days that have got you here and more then ever, willing to live.

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lost 35+ pounds

“I’ve learned to make choices and plan.  During my stay I was able to accomplish things I never thought possible…running, spinning, sprinting, hiking and much, much more.  Had the time of my life! Thanks!!”

Obum Burns Off 120+lbs

Obum came to us at a booming 401 pounds.  He was a defensive lineman from the University of Maryland and after graduating he realized he had piled on some weight. 

Obum was athletic from day one.  Obviously his background taught him that hard work and dedication pay off.  In five months he lost 131 pounds and 80.25 inches.  He looked like a completely different person.

Obum has kept every pound of his weight loss off and contributes that fact to the hard working trainers and Eric, the owner of LIFE.  He says that the staff ‘s personal touch really drove him to be the best version of himself… so sweet!  After Obum’s mother passed away, his sister told him that nothing made her happier than seeing him when he back from LIFE.  She felt that LIFE gave him a new lease on LIFE.

Marcelle Beats Back 103+lbs

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“How do you sum up 9 months of blood, sweat and tears? If I could go back in time nine months and tell the old me what I’m like now, I never would have believed it. I was so sad, isolating myself, afraid to confront some serious and scary issues, and as a result I was eating and drinking myself into a place where I mistakingly thought I was safe and no one could see me. That was 113lbs ago! I have transformed into this amazing person, full of life, and vitality, the care of the therapist, amazing trainers, wonderful nutritionist and having the most amazing coach by my side every step of the way have been instrumental in this life saving change I’ve made. They’re family to me now. I have made life long friends here, healthy supportive and truly safe relationships. I’m surprised at the strength and courage that was buried under all that baggage, and weight. I have become so strong mentally and physically. The 9 months of showing up to the gym and doing the hard work despite my fears and insecurities, is something I am so proud of. Other people tell me I’m an inspirations to them! Me? The girl who locked herself away eating and drinking, feeling hopeless and now others are inspired by me! I’m going to say it again. I am really proud of myself and I’m extremely grateful. The combination of this supportive group of amazing people at Live in Fitness Enterprise, and my decision to show up for myself has saved my life.”     -Marcelle

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melissa loss 100+ lbs

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As she expressed on her testimonial, Melissa came to LIF terrified and scared didn’t think she was going to accomplish her goal. But soon Melissa found a family among her trainers, teachers and classmates. Today, after loosing more than 195 pounds she doesn’t recognize the woman who she was before coming to the program ” I feel like a complete different person” she says. “Today I feel  confident, strong, I feel I can do anything. I was working out next to a guy who came with a cane and could barely walk and on the other side to me was a professional baseball player” A life time transformative experience.

 

Favorite Recipe

Chicken Breasts with Steamed Veggies and Butternut Squash Soup

 

Prep: 15 min; Cook: 20 min; Ready In: 35 min

 

Butternut Squash Soup:

  • Nonstick cooking spray 
  • 1 lb butternut squash
  • 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil 
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh chives
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tsp honey 
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper 

Chicken Breasts with Steamed Veggies:

  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 (4-oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, divided
  • 2 basil leaves, torn
  • 3/4 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup zucchini slices (1/2-thick)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

 

  • For the Butternut Squash Soup: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees; coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.  Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds, and place the squash, cut-side down, on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until completely tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Scoop the squash into a large bowl; cover and set aside until needed. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil and heat through. Add the onions, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Stir in the roasted squash, vegetable broth and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard the bay leaf. 
  • Puree the soup in a blender until completely smooth. Do not fill the blender bowl more than halfway full. If necessary, puree in batches. 
  • Heat the soup in a saucepan over medium until thoroughly heated. Stir in the parsley, chives, sage, honey, salt and pepper. Hold warm. 
  • For the Chicken Breasts with Steamed Veggies: Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high; add the olive oil and heat through. Sear the chicken in the hot oil until dark golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip the breasts over, and add the garlic, tomatoes, thyme, oregano and lemon zest. Cook until the chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Stir in the basil leaves during the last minute of cooking.
  • Meanwhile, place the broccoli, zucchini, carrots and bell pepper in a steam basket set over a pot of boiling water. Steam until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Hold warm.
  • Place 1/4 of the steamed veggies on each plate along with one chicken breast; top each breast with 1/4 of the tomato sauce.  Serve with a cup of soup on the side. 

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SERVES 4 (Serving Size: 4 oz chicken breast, 1/4 of the veggies, 1/4 of the tomato sauce, and 1 cup soup)

 

CALORIES 381; FAT 11.9g (sat 1g); PROTEIN 39.5g; CARB 30.5g (sugar 8.5g); CHOL 96mg; CALC 23.8%; SODIUM 603mg