Be Inspired to choose your destiny in life.

Congratulations to Sam, our Live In Fitness ‘Client of the Week’ who lost 8 lbs in her first week!!

 

Sam chose an 8 week program with Live In Fitness, but her success story is more of a LIF Journey and a path which has just began. Sam is currently a full time student who also works with children that have mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. Sam is from Kansas City and grew up with a lot of turmoil and pain in her teenage years, causing her to internalize her emotions. Like many, she found comfort in food by emotional eating, to fill something she could not seem to find in her everyday life. Her mother was tragically murdered when she was 15, leaving her world turned upside down.

Sam had always enjoyed sports, riding, and was undefeated in her national tennis tournaments. At 25 she was ready to turn her life around. Whilst attending a fitness camp she met Judy, who became her mentor, her guidance, a voice of reason and wisdom. They has such an instant bond and connection, Judy later went on to adopt Sam and her life path changed forever.

Sam turned 30 whilst here at the Live In Fitness Program. She missed out on her adolescent life experiences, but she was going to make sure her 30’s were about her and what she could achieve. She was tired of not fitting into the seats at amusement parks. She was ready to make her lifestyle change and came to LIF with Judy and family friend Susan to learn, re-educate, and make it happen. She realized it was easier to be negative than have a positive attitude. The fear of failure or a sense of not being worthy were thoughts of the past.

 

 

When asked why did you choose Live In Fitness?
I came to LIF as a safe place to reset. I have been on countless diets but lacked the motivation to follow through, ultimately allowing the temptations of life to win. It’s my time. At Live In Fitness I am given a specific meal plan and guide and am with like minded people all trying to better their lives. I knew the expectations and appreciated the accountability. The coaches and staff are invested in me and the goals I strive to achieve. I have displayed every emotion from sadness to happy and realize it’s OK. I feel a difference in my body even after a short time. I can run a little faster, lift heavier and I weigh less..

 

When asked, what have you enjoyed the most at Live In Fitness?
I enjoy the classes and am inspired by the Coaches. The classes are challenging and the staff are very knowledgeable and are ready to answer any question I may have. Modifications are given when needed and they know exactly when to push you beyond your potential.

During a lecture, Eric Viskovicz the owner and renowned Life Coach said something that will always resonate with me. “The way you speak to yourself is so, so important. We deserve self validation and respect and we are worth it. ”

I have always been hard on myself, seeking out my flaws and tearing myself down. This would lead to self defeat and depression. The things I would tell myself I would never say to another. After reading Eric’s ‘Power of 4′ LIF Workbook, I have started to work on my emotional triggers and mental state and well being, realizing that I am deserving. I feel empowered and ready.

When asked, what advice would you give others?
Immerse yourself in the program. Attend the classes and always reach out to your coach or team member if your struggling. Taking control and changing your life is hard but your worth it.

My favorite Quote:

“She was unstoppable not because she did not have “Failures” or “Doubts” but because she continued on despite them.”

Sam, you are a courageous, strong, and beautiful young lady who has chosen to live your life to the fullest. By choosing this path of a healthy lifestyle and healthy heart you have opened your world to such opportunity and possibility. We are excited to see what your future holds!

We are all so proud of you!!

Lance dropped an amazing 10 lbs in his first week, for a total of 23.5 lbs in 4 weeks here at Live In Fitness.

Lance is from Washington, DC where he is an attorney, plus an established business owner. Weight has been something he not been able to conquer. As a child he always struggled with weight, trying every diet while watching his weight fluctuate 30-40 lbs over his adult life. His weight gain and obesity has affected every area of his life, from his self-esteem, to the sheer frustration of not being able to enjoy everyday activities.

What has been your biggest struggle?
“Three years ago, due to a freak accident, I ended up with a staph infection in my foot and leg requiring two surgeries. After this the doctors put me on blood pressure medications “until I could lose the weight”. Between my chronic foot pain and the medications, weight loss seemed impossible. Most recently, two months of trying my best to lose weight resulted in only 4 pounds lost. I was beginning to question whether I would ever be able to lose the weight.”

Why did you choose Live In Fitness?
“It’s reputation, location, philosophy, nutrition emphasis, and reasonable price point made it too good to pass up!! I got what I expected. Very intense workout days in small classes, excellent training instruction, good healthy meals, and a group of really supportive fellow campers – all pushing each other to the same goals. I feel great about my progress because it’s happening in a healthy way, not through fad dieting and my endurance and overall strength are achieving new heights daily. The program at Live In Fitness has reset my mind, away from the failed diet mindset I have had for 40 years. It has proven to me that I can finally have the body I want for the first time in my life, without starving or straight lifting insane hours everyday. It has shown me how much more my body is actually capable of performing, as long as I take care of it with nutrition, stretching, and proper rest.

Live In Fitness has changed my outlook and optimism about life greatly. I look forward to so many things and moments in life I had basically written off. “

What advice would you give others considering Live In Fitness?
“I would advise anyone to come for at least two weeks. Trust the system. Show up and try. You will never at the end of your life regret the time you put in here trying to find your best self at Live In Fitness!!

Two quotes I love and often reference in my life:”

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult.” – M Scott Peck

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Sweet Marden.

Congratulations Lance on all you have accomplished and what you will continue to accomplish in your future!! You were an inspiration and a true pleasure to have in the program! – From all of the Live In Fitness Team.

Congratulations to Rocio, LIF’s – ‘Client of the Week’. In one week she lost 8.4 lbs making a total of 25 lbs, lost 22 lbs of fat and gained over 4 lbs in lean mass!

Rocio lives in Houston, Texas, where she raises her daughter and balances her career as a marketer, working in the energy industry. Rocio had been athletic most of her life and is ex-military, so knows what it means to make a commitment and be dedicated.  She chose Live In Fitness for that purpose & accountability.  Rocio became a mother to her beautiful daughter 5 years ago and her world changed for the better, but she no longer made herself a priority.  Her weight steadily increased and in the last 2 years she gained over 65 lbs, tipping the scales at an all time high of 265 lbs.  She had tried and failed many fad diets, which left her feeling tired, sad, and often depressed.  She was then diagnosed with sleep apnea and high blood pressure for the first time in her life. Each day became a struggle of feeling hopeless, and feeling less like her former self, drowning in her own life.

The pivotal turning point in Rocio’s life was when one day her daughter found her double over with abdominal pains. Her daughter turned to her crying saying “Mommy, what’s wrong! Are you ok?”

Rocio knew she needed to remove herself from her environment temporarily so she could get the help, structure, and accountability, so made the call to Live In Fitness. She had great support system from her daughter’s father, family, and her boss, whom all supported her on this journey.

When asked, how do you feel about the program and the progress you have made so far?

Amazing!! I’m starting to feel like my old self. I love it!  I knew there would be intense training, and I was looking forward to it, but my biggest surprise were the meals, the education from the lectures, and Live In Fitness’ professional team. We sometimes think we know and have heard it all, when in actuality we miss the most simple, and often important, things in our life. The teachings in Eric’s ‘LIF Plan: Power of 4’ when applied really do start to peel the layers away in your life.  What holds us back most is the fear of failure. To me failure is not trying… The program has really helped me put my life back into perspective and the realization that it is alright to reach out and ask for help.  So far my experience has been amazing. I love everything, and I’m not exaggerating!! If I had a wish I would probably just extend Taco Tuesday to Taco’s everyday!

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

It’s truly given me hope.  I feel my inner personality reigniting. The assertiveness and drive is back and I am no longer tired all the time but now have energy. I know I can follow the program and now have my life back again.

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

Don’t give up, you are here because you are tired of hearing your own excuses. Just follow the program and the results will come.  I am leaving Live In Fitness with a renewed lifestyle, where I can inspire and teach my daughter to have balance and be healthy.  I am leaving with a strong bond and many new life long friends.

Don’t wait to make it worse. Get the help and start living your life! Stop doubting, life is too precious…

Rocio, we are so proud of what you accomplished here for yourself. Not once did you give less than your best, nor were you afraid to get out there, challenge yourself to try something new.  Your unrelenting drive to always want more is a clear statement that you have taken back control of your life. Not only did you work hard on the physical, but also the behavior and emotional side, too.  Always keep that spirit!!

Client of the Week
Congratulations, Alvaro!!

Alvaro completed a 4 week program at Live In Fitness, and in two consecutive weeks lost 5.6 lbs each week! His body fat percentage dropped 4% in four weeks and he lost over 10 lbs in pure fat.

Alvaro was born in Mexico, but currently lives in New York. His career started in the Postal Service, but now he owns his own professional cleaning service.  Along with his beautiful wife, who was in the medical field, they worked hard and raised a family.  Alvaro stopped drinking 25 years ago, and as common pattern, it was replaced with another vice, which for Alvaro was smoking and then soda.

He started to notice an increase in weight, particularly in belly fat, over the last two or three years.  As a father, a grandfather, and with a wife in the medical profession, he knew the risks that came with this change. He knew it was time to make a lifestyle overhaul. He is turning 60 at the end of the year and wanted to feel good about himself, to be healthy for himself and for his family. This had been an ongoing worry for his wife and kids, who were the ones that suggested Live In Fitness. It can take 28+ days to break a habit, so Alvaro signed up for a month!

When asked what did you expect when you came to LIFE?

To work hard and be pushed. I underestimated how hard I would have to work but I was committed. My goal was to lose two pant sizes,  I came in wearing a 40 and left in a 24.

What have you enjoyed about the program?

Great encouragement from the couches, they truly understand what we you are going through.
The accountability especially from coach Jan ,who every day was asking me “How did your day go yesterday”  “How many calories did you burn please text me with these results every night.”  Coach Sarah was always pushing my weekly goals higher and higher and would say “ I increased it because I know you can do it “. My personal trainer J, who was a key person in my development and achievements, was always always encouraging and helpful. The program works. Eric’s program is complete with many facets to ensure a healthy lifestyle for us, the client, and more importantly our specific needs. You have to do the work, no matter the cost. If you don’t do the work, you’re not going to lose weight.  The classes are well designed and the levels set to your ability.  The lectures are very enlightening, especially the lectures taught by Eric Viskovicz the owner. It’s so cool that he is so down to earth, knowledgeable and passionate!  My wife cannot wait to taste my cooking, now with new and healthy recipes.

What advice would you give to others contemplating the program?

Go out there and work more than the coaches ask of you, “go the extra mile “!
Live In Fitness definitely change my life forever and for the better.  Thank you!!

You truly are an inspiration!
Congratulations from all of the LIF Team!

Swithun lost 9 lbs in his first week at Live In Fitness! Accompanied by his lovely wife, who never missed a beat with her own stay: classes, schedule, and LIF program.  Together this dynamic duo have been an inspiration to all of us here. From the LIF staff, the coaches, and to the guests themselves.  Swithun and Lorraine, in their 70’s, are from the Bahamas, and are both retired from a career in Sales.

They chose Live In Fitness as their two week destination as the program offers proven science in nutrition and exercise.  This, along with Eric Viskovicz’s life philosophies on self improvement, awareness, and education to help enrich their health, so that they can continue to travel as soul-mates.  Both diabetic, with high HBP, they tried a raw diet several years ago to lower their blood sugar levels, but it was not sustainable for Lorraine.  Knowing that their sugar levels, particularly over the last six months, have steadily increased, they had to make a lifestyle change – and quickly. They called, made the decision, registered, and headed to Live In Fitness right away!

What did you expect when coming to Live In Fitness and what changes have you seen?

We didn’t know for sure quite what to expect, but the food looked good in the pictures. Turns out the food tastes even better than displayed on the website!!  In just two weeks my sugar levels have lowered by 100 points.

What have you enjoyed about the program?

The atmosphere!! it is really a community working together towards a common goal. The Trainers are very patient and push you further than you can imagine. Chef Keith is the King of his Court! Nicola bends over backwards to fill your every need.

How has this changed your outlook on Life?

I am very optimistic now and believe this is a sustainable lifestyle!

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?


Come, do it NOW don’t waste a moment!

What advise would you give to others?


Do the best that you can in each class and give the program your all and avoid outside temptations.  Ask yourself, is it really worth it… and was this why you came to the program.

Congratulations Swithun and Lorraine!! You really have laid the foundation that life is what you make it, and you do have a choice.  Don’t let fear, or being uncomfortable, dictate your decision not to try or change. We are so privileged and glad that you chose Live In Fitness as your reset on life, and that we all had the opportunity to learn from your wisdom and experience!  Continue to enjoy, be adventurous, and explore what life has to offer!!

From all of the LIF Team!