Congratulations to our Client of the Week, David!!

David lost an astounding 9.4 lbs in 1 week! Total 30 lbs (all fat loss), 32 inches, and lost 8% body fat in 6 weeks!

David lives in Northern California and currently works as a mechanic. David’s true passion and dream have always been to join the Marine Corps and become a Marine. Anyone who has served in the military knows first hand there is no leniency. You must pass an entrance exam and a physical test. (3-mile run in 28 minutes or less, along with pull-ups & crunches) With the support of his family, David was able to come to Live-in-Fitness and use the opportunity as a platform to set up for his new career. His goal, of course, is to lose weight but also to learn discipline, accountability and be pushed beyond his limits and discover his true potential.

 

 

What has your experience at Live In Fitness been?

One of the earlier struggles I faced at LIF was how sore I was with the demanding workouts every day. I chose Live In Fitness because I knew it was what I needed to accomplish my ultimate goal. LIF is more than I expected and I absolutely love it. I was expecting to work hard, but here at LIF, not only do they push and motivate each individual, they take time to educate you on Eric’s philosophies, proven training techniques, and nutritional plan. They provide a wide range of activities; boxing, martial arts training, M.M.A, and the sports were among my favorite.

 

 

This new diet has really worked well for me in my weight loss along with the love and support from all the trainers. The food is specifically measured to the correct macro-nutrients for your goals and prepared fresh daily. I really enjoy the atmosphere around here, including the other clients, who are amazing. The coaches are wonderful, the staff does a fantastic job, the cleaning crew works harder than I’ve ever seen, and the kitchen staff always does an incredible job. This camp has really changed my outlook on life and has prepared me for when I get home. I am developing a plan and know how to stick to it, which is something that will help me in all my future endeavors. LIF has taught me to push myself to the end and then when I think I don’t have any more left to push out, to go beyond that. I have grown and become more capable than ever, completely exceeding my expectations.

If you plan on coming to LIF, you need to expect to work hard and be focused. This camp is not a spa retreat. It is made to change you and add years onto your life. Stick to the diet, follow the workouts and you will be happy with your results. Whatever you put into this camp is what you will get out of it. I push myself every day because I know if I don’t, then I will not be able to get to the next step of my dream of becoming a United States Marine. That’s my motivation. When you are here at LIF, you need to find what motivates you and put that in front of you at all times. No matter how tired you get, how sore you are, or how much you tell yourself you can’t go any further, you need to keep pushing. Never stop working towards your goal, whatever that goal may be. You need to tell yourself that nothing is going to stop you from your set goal and just get up and work. When you are tempted by unhealthy food, you need to tell yourself that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” Just remember, you are coming to this camp for a reason, make that reason your motivation to get up in the morning and get ready to change your life for the better.

 

 

My main focus and the biggest reason for coming to Live In Fitness is to get into shape and join the Marine Corps. Throughout my time here so far, I have noticed many changes in myself, especially when my 4th week came around. By then, I found I was able to push myself much harder in all the workouts than I have been able to in previous weeks. My eating habits are definitely changing for the better and I am learning more about fueling my body and calorie intake, which has made my weight loss goals much more achievable.

 

We are all so proud of your hard work, David!!
– From the Live In Fitness Team!

 

Want to feel better, have more energy and even add years to your life? Just exercise! While making your heart, muscles, and immune system stronger, a fit lifestyle can also improve your mental and emotional health. Here are 4 ways exercise can improve your quality of life.

 

Defeats Depression
Researchers shows there is a strong link between regular exercise and improved emotional health. Exercise causes the release of mood lifting hormones, relieves stress and encourages a state of well being. The muscle contractions that occur in most types of exercise can increase levels of the serotonin, which defeats negative feelings.

Improves Sex Life
Moderate aerobic exercise can benefit both libido and performance. Studies have found that exercising 30 minutes a day make men 40% less likely to experience erectile dysfunction. In women, 20 minutes of cycling boosts women’s sexual arousal by 170%!

Improves Intellect
Physical exercise boosts blood flow to the brain, which helps increase brain functions. It also encourages good lung health and keeps peoples memories and mental acuity strong as they age. Aerobic exercises, in particular, improve cognitive function.

Helps Sleep
Aerobic exercise helps you fall asleep faster, improves REM sleep, and wakes you less during the night. Exercise is the only way for adults to increase the amount of sleep they get.

 

Exercise does much more than only keep you slim it also keeps you sane and your life on track. If you’re in stuck in a rut and haven’t been exercising it’s never to late it start and could help you turn things around.

Congratulations to Our Client of the Week, Glynis!

I was very fortunate to find my soulmate on the back half of life. We had met online, went out for a date, and then I stuck him in the friendzone for a year! But, we really were the best friends anyone could ever imagine. Vince was kind, funny, handsome, and fun to be with! And that’s when I realized we were meant to be. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that is 100% fatal. I was my husband’s full time caregiver for the entire 13 months that he lived with ALS. As I made him high calorie, high fat foods to keep his weight up, I began to over do it. Then, when he passed away, I turned to food for any sort of comfort. I stopped being active… I just stopped. But, then one day in January, something occurred to me. Many of my current friends that are battling this disease have lost the ability to move their muscles or to eat foods, or even breathe. And I thought how unfair it was to them that wanted to be healthy and I was throwing my own health away. I did my research online and found Live In Fitness. What made me choose LIFE was the emphasis on the after care and home plan. Most people can lose weight under strict supervision, but the challenge is the after care at home. So, on my 48th birthday, I booked my 2 week stay!

 

Where are you from?
I live 20 mins south of San Francisco on the coast, steps away from the ocean

 

What is your career?
I own my own dog walking and pet sitting business. But due to the loss of Vince, I had to expand my business plan to include doggie daycare to make ends meet, ending my daily hikes and walks with my packs. And even though we still run around in daycare, the pups get the exercise and not me. So the pounds kept coming. And the long hours of a pet sitter kept me going to fast foods. And the pounds kept coming!

 

What did you expect when coming here to LIF?
I expected the food to be terrible, the classes to be painful and to feel a bit alone. NOT THE CASE! Food has been really yummy and filling. The classes have been hard but doable! Never in a million years did I think I could basically do 2 hours of Abs and Core work, but I did! I find it amazing what the body can do in just one week after being beaten up for the past 3 years!

 

How do you feel about your progress so far?
I am so glad that my hard work has paid off! I know we all want the instant gratification, but it doesn’t work that way, but, the small victories like losing 6 and a half pounds and 10 inches in the first week is a great victory!!!

 

What so far about the program has worked for you?
They make it very simple! Show up to class to work, sweat a ton, eat what they give you and keep hydrated! It’s simple! BUT BE PREPARED TO WORK HARD AND PUSH YOUR SELF! Your coaches will be there for you, but only YOU can truly push yourself!

 

How has this changed your outlook on Life?
I’ve had a few a-ha moments this week. First being if the body can change this quickly to be able to do all that we do here, imagine how long it must have fought to try and keep up with all the junk that I fed it and lack of motion. And the other came to me during a cardio class. I had looked down at my watch and thought to myself, wow, I have been working out for 48 mins!!! And then I realized that I had been doing that for the past 4 days but for 5-7 hours a day!!! I just burst into laughter!! I really don’t have anymore excuses as to why I can’t go to the gym or workout at home! Just 48 mins and then some!

 

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?
Give yourself the gift of life and love for your self! You have probably tended to others for a long time, this time is for you! And we all deserve it!!

 

What advise would you give to others?
My slogan has been: I’m here, I showed up and I’m ALIVE! My Motivation when I really need it in class, I think of all my ALS friends that would love to move their muscles and so that pushes me. So, I do this for them as well! I repeat to mysef, I will not waste my muscles!!

 

 

 

You did an amazing job, Glyns!

The whole LIF team is so proud of you!!

Client of the week,
Congratulations Tanner!
Live In Fitness helped Tanner become the best version of himself and lose 8.5 pounds in one week! From a busy athletic and career driven life, to being exhausted and experiencing ultimate burnout, Tanner chose Live In Fitness to get him back on the right path.

 

What do you do for a living?
“I work with my dad in shopping center development and we own a ranch as wellwhere we put on rodeos twice a year.“

When did you notice a weight pattern or change?
“My entire life I’ve been an athlete. Then about eight months ago I let all of that go and gained 45 pounds in those eight months.”

What made you stop being athletic?
“I was just tired of working so hard. I needed a break from everything including exercise. My drive was gone. So I just worked and kept to myself.”

How did it make you feel and affect your lifestyle?
“I was in a fog. I didn’t know what I really wanted. It was horrible. But coming here it’s like that fog has been lifted.”

What were you biggest struggles before coming here?
“Work getting in the way and lack of organization. Being at Live In Fitness has really restructured my views on my priorities back to where they used to be when life was better.”

Why did you choose LIF?
“My mom stayed at Live In Fitness a few weeks ago and fell in love with the place! When she came home she couldn’t stop raving about it and told me that it was perfect for me too. I came the following week.”

What did you expect when coming to LIF?
“I really didn’t know. I just showed up. But then the program started and it was perfect. I thought I was walking into half of what you offer, but expectations were exceeded by a longshot.”

How do you feel about your progress so far?
“I’m really happy. I’ve always been a person who has a delayed weight loss but the first week here I lost 8.5 pounds. For a guy that was so out of shape before he showed up, it was incredible.”

What has been a highlight of the program?
”The staff! Every time I see the coaches they stop and talk about the workouts, ask how I’m feeling, they’re always checking in. I feel like it’s always about me. It makes it so much easier when the trainers are this personable, that’s why I don’t miss any classes. I enjoy being around all of them!”

What did you enjoy about the program, classes, lectures, staff and clients?
“This is going to sound weird, but the first thing I enjoyed was how sore I was. I missed that feeling. It’s a good sore. I felt like an athlete again. Gaining that feeling back lit a fire in me. Also, all the information I get in the lectures from Eric, the nutritionist, the chef. They explain so much. I was only supposed to be here for one week but I extended my stay so I could soak up even more information. I wanted to double down on the program because it’s great!”

What makes the coaches here different?
“The coaches are amazing. They cater to everybody. They can deal with some of the fittest people I’ve ever met and some of the most out of shape people. They are able to give individual attention to each person here and push each person. I’ve never worked out this hard in my life and I’ve been an athlete my entire life.”

How has this changed your outlook on life?
“I am so much happier. The brain fog that I was experiencing has lifted. Before I could only see a few feet in front of me and was constantly lying to myself about my health and being overweight. But now I can see a lot clearer. I have ten times as much energy and drive than I did before. I’m my favorite version of myself.”

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?
“Just come! I was scared. I thought I was too out of shape to come here. When I got here I realized that I was capable of so much more than I thought and that was because of the trainers. If I was home there is no way I could have done this on my own. It gave me the jumpstart that I needed and the tools to take home to keep it going. If you think you can’t take a week off, or can’t do it, trust me when I say YES YOU CAN! And you’ll thank me for recommending it. I would recommend this place from anyone! Any body type or level of fitness, Live In Fitness works!”

 

Tanner, congratulations again from all of us at Live In Fitness! You should be so incredibly proud of the world that you put into the program!

We’ve all been there. After a day of hard work and day to day stressors, nothing sounds better than an indulgent comforting meal and relaxing in front of the television. That is, until it catches up with you. This is what happened to Hugh. Until he made a commitment to himself and decided that he wanted to be healthier for himself and his family. Take a look at how Hugh was able to change his life and the tools he acquired during his stay at Live in Fitness.

Tell us a little about yourself:

“My wife and I lived in Chicago for 26 years and raised our 4 children there, then 5 years ago moved to the Salt Lake valley. I’ve worked as a consultant and then business manager at a law firm.  Then, when we moved to Salt Lake, my wife and I opened an Elements Massage Studio. In that time, we’ve gone from 5 rooms and 6 massage therapists to 15 rooms and over 30 therapists. It has kept us very busy.”

Wow! What amazing success! Sounds like the growth of your business was a lot to handle! When did you notice a weight pattern or change?  

“Using our savings to open and grow a new business from scratch is stressful!  I found myself stress-eating as well as eating fast food to save time. Also, I really enjoy all kinds of sweets and desserts.”

How did this method of handling stress make you feel and affect your lifestyle?

“After a while, I began to notice a steep drop in energy and ambition. After a long day with the business, I just wanted to sit in my easy chair, watch TV, and of course, snack.  Last year I had to go on blood pressure medication and this year I’m turning 60. I’d tried dieting and exercising on my own, but I could never get it going for more than a week or 2 at the most.  I knew I had to do change something or I was going to really be in trouble.”

What are you biggest struggles when it comes to healthy living?  

“As I said earlier, sweets (think donuts), fast food and too little exercise.  Beyond that, I lacked the commitment and belief I could really do it. Eating right and especially exercise just seemed to take too much time and effort.”

Why did you choose Live in Fitness to help you in your fitness journey?  

“As our business life settled down a bit, my wife and I decided we’d go on a cruise.  It was then she asked me a very vital question, “Are you sure that going on a cruise with all that food 24/7 and sitting around is what you should be doing?”  I had heard of fitness camps and occasionally thought about them, but this time I got on the internet, did my research and then asked her what she thought about me doing that instead (She’s in good shape).  To my surprise, she readily agreed. I chose Live In Fitness because it was NOT a spa, but a real health camp that worked you, fed you right and most importantly, had a strong emphasis on building a workable plan for when you went home.”

What did you expect when coming to Live in Fitness?  

“To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but what I found here at Live in Fitness is what I hoped it would be.  A place with firm, but helpful coaches who work you to your personal max while at the same time helping you understand the basics of how to do a good workout.  I’m also very happy with how they tailor the meals to each camper and teach nutrition. I was afraid I’d feel hungry all the time, but that has not been the case at all.  The meals are very filling, and the snacks keep the hunger away. It has been much easier to stick to the diet than I thought.”

How do you feel about your progress so far? 

“VERY ENCOURAGED! I’ve lost 14lbsgone down a belt notch, improved on all my test exercises and at the start of the day, have much more energy.  All in one week. (I’m still beat at the end of the day, but that’s what I’m shooting for.) My wife and children are proud of me as well.

What about the program has worked for you so far?  

Really, all of it.  The controlled diet, the variety of exercises and the encouragement to give it my all in every class.  The lectures are very helpful, and the other campers all seem to be friendly and supportive.”

What do you enjoy about the program, classes, lectures, staff and clients?  

“First, I have found that they all work together to change both your life while here and to prepare you to go back home with a new life style.  The coaches are friendly, informative and supportive. The classes are designed to work EVERY muscle and/or increase your flexibility. The lectures really focus on what you need to know and do when you leave (something I was really looking for) and the staff are very helpful and cheerful.  I was also very pleased on how friendly and supportive the other clients are. Some come in already in great shape trying to gain a further edge and others have months of effort in front of them just to get into normal shape again, but we all pull together to support and encourage each other.  There isn’t any judgment here for past mistakes, just optimism for what the future can hold.”

How has this changed your outlook on life?  

“After working this hard and seeing what can be achieved, taking care of myself has moved up to being a top priority in my life.  I’m not going to waste this effort and work when I get back. Also, I’m going to be around to play with my grandchildren and go on active adventures with my wife–  she’ll love that!”

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?  

“Look at your life now and if you’re not happy with your size and health, come here and really do something about it.  You truly can’t put a price on good health. I also believe it will help you be more successful in all other areas of your life.”

“You only have one life, make it the best by being your best.  Stop thinking about it and just do it!”