Congratulations to Araceli on dropping an amazing 9.7 lbs in one week at Live In Fitness!

 

Araceli lives in El Monte, California and is a business owner, overseeing and operating a Transformation Center. Araceli had attended the LIF Program back in December of 2017 and knew it was time to revisit and reset when she became discouraged that her weight plateaued and she was starting to sabotage her success by making unhealthy choices. To date, and since attending the LIF Program, Araceli has lost a total of 61.5 lbs and is determined and committed to staying on her personal journey of a healthier and happier lifestyle.

She chose Live In Fitness not once, but twice, so she could physically and emotionally remove herself from distractions, temptations, and be able to focus on her health and fitness. She has always been her own worst self critic and was ready to learn how to be her own biggest fan. She liked the fact that this program, unlike others, held her accountable. The coaches and team are committed, and know how to push each individual client to new heights and reach their full potential.

Flag football and weight training are among her favorite activities. She appreciates the support from the entire LIF Team, but in particular with Coach Blaine & Jay who encourage her daily to strive, hit, and surpass her goals.

The structure and many faceted levels of the Live In Fitness Program allows her to solely focus on herself and her self improvement. The informative lectures, The LIF Plan, the comradely of fellow clients and staff members. By working on internal and external emotions, health and exercise, this allows her to be better in her profession, and more importantly, be there for the important people in her life.

When asked what advice would you give to others considering the LIF Program?

‘Go All In’ – Don’t treat this as a fad diet, but rather that this is a sustainable lifestyle change for life!

There is no secret to this journey we are all on. It’s hard work, which requires dedication and commitment. What you put into this is what you’ll get out. Don’t put off tomorrow, what you can do today.

Congratulations Araceli! You have set your sights on an end goal and have allowed no room to be derailed. Weight loss is a journey and a choice. You reached out for support when you needed it, which shows strength in your character. You should be proud of yourself and your action. When Eric Viscovicz founded his company, he knew the bigger challenges were to come after the clients complete the program. For this reason he created his Aftercare Program for continued support and accountability. He also created FitClub Tv as a web portal for nutrition, exercise workouts, and planning for home.

We are so proud of your accomplishments! Ari, you are an inspiration to so many!! Final big ‘shout out’ from your Team Coaches, Blaine & J – The Warriors, and all the LIF Staff!

 

Live In Fitness Success Story & Client of the Week: Jermaine!

 

Jermaine currently resides in San Bernardino, California and is married to his beautiful wife Myeshia and is the father of three young children. He works in community relations as a Resources Coordinator.

Eric Viskovicz built this company, Live In Fitness, from his passion and strong beliefs in being able to help others by providing the education, foundation and the support for each to live a healthier lifestyle.  The clients are the true testament of a successful program and by sharing their story! They may be an inspiration for others to get up and do the same, as was the case withJermaine.

 

In early April Jermaine was to receive a routine outpatient procedure, but the anesthesiologist refused to put him under. They said the condition of his heart and his weight made her fear that he would not wake up.  He then went to his cardiologist who in turn told him there was nothing more they can do to help him and that he should make sure he had his final wishes in order. Jermainewas devastated and almost immediately started to have a psychological breakdown. His wife started researching weight loss facilities and found Live In Fitness.  There they discovered the success story of a previous client who had lost over 300 lbs, Jermaine Gause. They not only shared the same name but have a similar life journey!  His story and the amazing success he had at LIF compelled him to come.  Jermaine chose to come to Live In Fitness because to him this was his last hope. Being out in public with his family and trying to physically play with his young kids was always a struggle. Jermainealso has congestive heart failure, which makes the simplest of things very hard to do. He grew up always being the jokester to compensate for his size.  Laughing with him was easier than laughing at him.

 

On arrival to Live In Fitness Jermaine was still in poor health, but mentally he was ready. Not only did he have the support of his friends and family, but also from his church & community, and now he would be working with the professional Team at LIFE!

 

In 4 weeks Jermaine lost a total of 50 lbs and 30 inches!! On returning home has a check up with his physician to adjust his medications. One ofJermaine’s goals was be tested in our hydrostatic dunk tank.  We were unable to perform this test on Day 1 due to size, mobility, and flexibility, but Jermainewas able to check that box on his exit day after all his hard work.

 

 

When asked what he thought of the LIFE program:

“So far it’s been amazing. I’ve been able to do things here in a few weeks that I have not been able to do in years.  Whenever I have questions about what to expect, or what to do when I’m feeling a certain way, there is an answer or a pathway to get the answer. The constant support from the staff and team was unparalleled. The classes are universal, as a large person with very low exercise tolerance and limited mobility, there is always something that I can do. I feel program lectures, being able to learn and understand the science behind the nutrition, have been the thing that has allowed me to see my potential success. Real fresh food, correct portion sizes, and meals that are delicious to eat.”

Jermaine’s new goal is to lose the weight naturally.  Before he came here he would constantly think about death. Now he has a renewed hope for life!

 

When asked what advice he would give others contemplating coming to Live In Fitness, Jermaine said this: “You deserve the best chance at LIFE.  ‘Do it for yourself’ and ‘Do it now’!   As long as there is breath in your body you have the ability to re-create your life.”

 

Truly An Inspiration!

Congratulations Jermaine on your success at Live-in-Fitness!!  Be proud of what you have achieved here and more importantly what you have learned. Success for you is continuing this journey.  Set attainable goals and keep holding yourself accountable.

From all of the ‘LIFE TEAM’

 

Ben has kept true to his personal goal and has lost over 60 lbs in 6 weeks!! He is determined to hit that 100 lb marker before leaving the Live In Fitness program.

 

Ben chose to come to Live In Fitness for a few reasons. First and foremost, his cousin attended the LIF program several years ago and was very satisfied with her experience and results. Her personal account and testimonial was a deciding factor for Ben. He also read the positive testimonials online that gave acknowledgement and praise to Eric Viskovicz, for his philosophy and understanding of how to truly adopt a healthy lifestyle change through the unique program he has created. For Ben not only was the program affordable, but also there were no claims to it being a ‘spa’. Instead the intent and focus was learning the tools to make each individual successful in their quest for health. It was important to Ben to eat healthy meals and learn as much as he could about nutrition. Decision made! Ben knew this would be his home for the next 10 weeks..

 

Ben came from an athletic background. Loved skiing with his family, playing basketball, and played hockey from a very young age right into his mid-teens. Following a shoulder injury playing hockey, he started to notice the gradual weight gain. This weight really started to affect his lifestyle in a variety of ways. Simple tasks, such as putting on socks, getting out of bed in the morning, and walking up a single flight of stairs became taxing. This was a concern and Ben saw this as a path that would not end well. It was time for a big change.

 

What have you enjoyed about the LIFE Program?

I love everything the program has offered me! Lectures are daily and these lectures have taught me so much. The staff are all FANTASTIC people who I am really going to miss when I return home. I love the clients too! I’ve met some of the best people here. Being around motivating individuals – both clients and staff – has been the best part of this program. The exercise classes have been great too! I really cannot express how lucky I am to have attended this camp.

My outlook on life has become more optimistic since I first entered this program. I’ve learned so much about myself. The most important lesson I will be taking with me is that hard work can bestow upon you a joy and inner peace that few other things do. I am proud of the work I have put in and I will be bringing this ethic home with me not just in the way of staying active, but in my educational pursuits, and in business as well.

 

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?

Long Beach is a wonderful location for a program like this, and it has been a blessing for me to be here, so I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to get healthier and spend some time working on themselves! If you want results, do NOT skip classes!! Follow what the instructors say – each is very qualified and they are there to help you. They are also very empathetic by the nature of the business they do, so please feel comfortable in seeking any of them out. Getting to know the trainers here has been one of my favorite aspects of being here at Live In Fitness. If you want to be fed delicious food, be surrounded by motivating and knowledgeable individuals, and see real results, this is the place for you!

 

Keep up the great work Ben! Your determination and dedication each week does not go unnoticed and is so infectious in a positive way.. You are a great example of why Eric Viskovicz created this LIF program and why he has dedicated his career to mentoring, coaching, and helping others in any capacity he can.

 

Congratulations from all of the LIF TEAM & a special ‘Shout Out’ from your Coach Zach!

Congratulations on being chosen as LIFE’s “Client of the Week”!
Veronica – Team Miranda – “The Shredders”

 

Tell us a little about your backstory and what ultimately made you decide to come to Live-in Fitness?
I spent 6 years in University getting my bachelors of science in marine biology. I never took a semester off, including summer and winter semesters. I was focusing and stressing over school so much that I inevitably gained weight. Some neighbors of my parents told my parents about Live In Fitness and they asked if I would be interested in going. I agreed because eating healthy and working out all day while in sunny California sounded like an amazing time.

Where are you from?
North Houston, Texas

What is your career?
I don’t have one right now. I graduated with my BS in December and I will be starting my masters program this July in New Zealand. I will be getting my masters in marine conservation.

When did you notice a weight pattern or change if it applies?
I have always been chubby. My weight was increasing steadily for years. It wasn’t until a year ago that the scale read 200.

How did it make you feel/or affect your lifestyle?
Seeing that number on the scale was mortifying. But it was during one of my most difficult semesters and I couldn’t focus on weight loss like I wanted to.

What were your biggest struggles?
I struggled with eating. I always made time for exercise. My cardio was decent and I loved lifting weights. But I would never eat at the right times or the right amount.

Why did you choose LIFE?
My parents neighbors went to the Hilton Head location and had great results. They recommended it to my parents who then made the arrangements for me to come here.

How do you feel about your progress so far?
My progress has been incredible. I am so much thinner and stronger than when I got here. My mental state is so much better too. It really is all mental.

What so far about the program has worked for you?
Personal training has been my greatest tool. Learning how to run more efficiently has helped in all areas. Diet is definitely the most important part of weight loss and the chefs have insured my meals are perfect so that I can reach my goals.

What did you enjoy about the program? classes? lectures? staff? clients?
The program has achieved the perfect algorithm to help almost anybody lose weight. The classes are fun and allow me to push myself even harder. The lectures equip us with the knowledge to continue to lose weight once we’re at home. The trainers are fantastic and very knowledgeable. The chefs are kind and accommodating. The housekeeping manager, Lorena, is hard working and attentive. I have surrounded myself with only positive friends.

How has this changed your outlook on Life?
I feel confident that I will continues to lose weight and keep it off on my own. I have asked all the questions I could, learned new techniques to keep my workouts working and bust through any plateaus I might hit. I will keep this up for my health because I want to have a long life.

What advice would you give others contemplating attending the program?
You have to be in the right mind frame before coming here. Know that this program will only work if you have an open mind and a drive to do your best. There may be setbacks, but you have to be smart about how you will overcome them. There are people here that want to see you succeed and they will give you a push in the right direction. Trust them. Trust the process. Listen to your body. You will be surprised at what it can do.

What advise would you give to others? Quote? Statement? Motivation
Quit slackin’ and make it happen!

 

Congratulations to Una! Our ‘LIFE’ Client of the Week

 

Una is 82 years young from Kansas City and chose to come to Live-in-Fitness for 4 weeks.  She is now retired but worked a full career in medical education. This time around she wanted to utilize her vacation time in a more productive way. To find a health and wellness program where she could work on self improvement, to work on her gait, improve her posture, stability, balance, and mobility. Live-in-Fitness was to be her next destination.

 

Una noticed a steady weight gain 5 years ago when her husband passed away and her lifestyle became more sedentary, living a less active lifestyle.  She chose Live In Fitness because of the scientific testing, nutrition, training, and physical therapy component.  Although unsure she had made the right decision during the first initial days of the program, she soon found her “groove”.  Part of Eric’s vision when creating his company was to build a Training Team with an extensive and specialized knowledge so he could provide a service for all that wanted to make a healthy lifestyle change. Not being limited by their size, shape, age or other such limitations.  Una found her perfect match in Scott. Scott first joined the LIFE Team in 2013 as one of our Elite Strength & Conditioning Coaches specializing in sports therapy, movement analysis and posture.

 

Una was amazed and happy at how quickly she had regained her strength and how much her cardiovascular endurance had improved.  Attending the program at Live In Fitness made Una feel hopeful of sustaining her mobility and strength as she continues to live her life to the fullest. To date Una has lost 8 lbs, increased her lean mass and lost over 6 lbs of fat.

 

When we asked Una what advice would she give others contemplating attending the program?

 

She replied- JUST DO IT! Be adventurous, do it while you can!

 

Una you are such a role model of what living life to the fullest really can be.  You came to this program with such determination and a mindset of “Yes I can”.

 

We are so honored and privileged that you chose Live In Fitness as your next stepping stone.

 

Congratulations from all of the LIFE Team!