You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

Fear is a powerful thing. It only takes a strange sound you hear while home alone to get your imagination running…and your heart running even faster. Fear can create vivid images in your head…scenarios involving an intruder with unthinkable intentions. You hold your breath and listen intently for the next sound. As time passes, you gradually relax as no new sound comes, and then the fear is gone. Until you hear another sound.

The sound you probably just imagined is a literal sound…a creak in the floorboard upstairs, the house settling, or God forbid and actual intruder. But there’s another sound that will temporarily incite fear, and that’s the voice in your head telling you that you’d better take action, or the results will not be pretty. That voice is the one telling you it’s time to change the way you live before what you fear finally shows up. You can’t hide from that voice, because deep down you know that, if you continue to overeat, eat poorly, and not exercise, that voice is only going to give you only so many warnings before what you fear the most finally shows up. So you should run…if you want to. You can also do yoga, swim, play golf, surf…you name it…the options at Live in Fitness are practically limitless.

We understand how frightening it can be to take on a life-changing endeavor like permanent weight loss and long-term health, especially when that’s something that you have probably taken a crack at in the past, and probably with minimal or short-term results at best. We see this fear and doubt in the faces of those who show up to our Hilton Head fitness retreat⎯we hear it in the stories they tell when they get here, stories of past failures and serious doubt of future success. But you should see the looks on our clients’ faces when they leave…and the stories they tell when they’ve taken off the weight and know they’re on the path to, not just long-term weight loss and health, but a life of confidence and happiness that has no room for fear and doubt.

We can hear you now…”Yeah yeah, sure, I’ve heard this before. You’re going to make all of these promises; I’m going to get my hopes up, and the only thing I’m going to lose is more hope and more money.” We get it. But we’re not offering you empty promises, we’re offering a proven system and a promise that we will not let you fall short of your goals this time. Even more than that, we promise that, no matter how much you struggle after you leave, we will make sure that you power through and stay on the healthy, happy path you took when you left here.

When you arrive at our facility at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, you’ll probably feel like you’re on vacation. The island and the facilities are beautiful, and the average temperature is 76 degrees. You’ll have access to three championship golf courses, an 11-mile lagoon network where you can paddle, surfing lessons, miles of running and biking trails, world-class tennis courts, and you’ll be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, which is swimmable year round. In addition to all of these activities, you can eat the foods you like…they might be healthier versions and smaller portions than you’re accustomed to, but you can still eat them. It’s kind of like a weight loss getaway or weight loss retreat.

Of course, there’s a catch. You have to do the work, but know that it will only seem like work before you do it. After you begin, it will seem more like fun than work, and not just because our staff makes sure that you enjoy yourself, but also because you will start seeing results, start feeling great (both physically and emotionally), and all of that fear and doubt will quickly turn into hope and confidence.

You’re probably still wondering how this time will be any different than the last. For starters, we’re not going to sell you a fad diet or magical piece of exercise equipment. We’re going to get to know you as a person and discover what your goals are. Then we’re going to create a plan, specifically tailored to you, that will ensure you don’t fail this time. We’re going to find out what makes you the person you are, what has kept you from success in the pass, and what’s going to be the best way to motivate you now. We’re going to perform a variety of scientific (but not scary) tests to learn what state your body is in, and then create a fitness and nutrition plan based on your preferred exercise and foods that you actually enjoy eating. We guarantee that, if you follow the plan, you will succeed and have fun doing it.

Then what? Do you leave and that’s it? Oh no, you can’t hide from us. We’re not only going to make sure that you have the tools and knowledge necessary to have the body and life you always wanted. We’re also going to be there when you’re struggling. And there will be those times when it’s not easy, but it will be worth it. You’ll be thinner, fitter, healthier, happier…and the voice in your head won’t be warning you, it will be congratulating you.

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