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!”

Chuck lost an amazing 13 lbs in his first week at Live In Fitness, and 22 lbs in 3 weeks! As well as some other amazing changes, such as his blood sugar levels have dropped and his blood pressure has also improved! Congratulations, Chuck, on being our Client of the Week!!

Chuck is an Army Veteran and retired construction laborer from Lake Sherwood, MO. He began to notice a steady weight increase around his retirement time, five years ago, due to the new inactivity of his lifestyle change. Now he had the much deserved time to enjoy life, but in actuality his quality of life began to suffer. About a year ago his Doctor prescribed high blood pressure medicine, and he was warned that he was becoming borderline diabetic. He tried for a time to exercise and eat healthy, but after sitting around for months procrastinating, he was officially diagnosed with diabetes, while also developing shortness of breath in his limited but everyday movement. Something had to change, so he reached out to Live In Fitness.

Why did you choose Live In Fitness?

“I had actually been considering a Fitness Camp for a few years and researched many camps. Luckily a year ago I put myself on the email list for LIF, because I had decided that they looked to have the best reviews and be reasonably priced as well. I found myself waiting to get their emails to see others success stories. I really wasn’t sure what to expect before coming here, but knew it was definitely time for me to do something. I know now that after only one week that I made the right choice. I am amazed at my progress in only one week! I can even exercise without running out of breath. My blood sugar levels have dropped and my blood pressure has also improved. I hope after getting home and seeing my Doctor, that my prescribed medications are reduced.”

 

What have you enjoyed most about the Live In Fitness program?

“The program is fantastic!! The staff and coaches are welcoming, friendly, always smiling and go out of their way to help everyone. The chefs deserve a special recognition. The meals are prepared by an outstanding crew who are easy to talk to and offer you help and advice. As far as the other clients that are here, everyone is here for the same reason and we know it and support one another. I have made friends that I plan to stay in touch with after I go home.  I truly feel that with the kick start that I’ve got here, that I can, and will, be able to continue my journey to a better and healthier life at home.

If you are now or have ever considered a Fitness, Weight loss, and Lifestyle camp don’t be like me and put it off until your health and quality of life gets any worse. DO IT NOW. It’s even fun and Live In Fitness is located in beautiful Long Beach. What better location for  a morning boot camp than on the beach. Walk or bike ride along the beach. Again, DO IT NOW, you won’t regret it.

 

Chuck you are an inspiration to many.
From our Team, you win our badge of honor!

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!!