The term Fat Camp has been around a long time. In recent years it’s become a taboo term. In reality there isn’t much difference in Fat Camps vs Fitness Camps. So you shouldn’t let the name scare you off. Most modern camps serve the same function: achieve the body you desire in the healthiest way possible. Here are 5 misconceptions about Fat Camps.
1. Fat Camps are for kids. Though the term “Fat Camp” or “Fat Farm” once referred to camps for over weight children this is no longer the case. The majority of people choosing to travel and stay in fitness camps are adults. Adults are making the choice to get healthier in a controlled setting together in record numbers.
2. Fat Camps focus on beauty rather than health. In the 1970s this was very much the case. Children and adults signed up for camps that focused on how to make you as skinny as possible in the least about of time while many of the time sacrificing the client’s health and mental well being. This is not how modern camps work. Camps pride themselves on finding the best, healthiest solution for getting each person the help they need to lose weight.
3. It’s only about exercise. This is also not true. Though a large percentage of the time spent at camp is to exercise a big portion of your time will be devoted to nutrition and behavioral development. You have to get your mind and your eating right if you’re going to keep the weight off.
4. It’s like boot camp for civilians. Though it is important to push you to your absolute limits at times to get to that next level we will never shame you or bring you down as an attempt to motivate you. Our job is to inspire and encourage you to do your best.
5. It’s only for people who are overweight. Fat Camp or Fat Farm doesn’t mean FAT PEOPLE CAMP. It’s for people who have the weight they want to lose and to become a healthier human being. People who aren’t necessarily overweight still frequent fitness camps to get healthier, stronger, and get the body they envision themselves having.
Remember the most important thing about choosing a camp isn’t what it’s called but that it helps you reach your goals in a productive, healthy, and satisfying way. Live In Fitness prides itself on doing that and much much more. Check out our testimonials and Youtube for more information on what we have to offer!!
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 Retreat.
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!
Chuck – Live In Fitness
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!!