If you asked a hundred people the best place to find love, what do you think their answers would be? Some people would probably spout off some lazy, generic, top-of-mind response like “an online dating site” or “at a club.” Others would respond based on their own experience…”I met my husband in college” or “I met my girlfriend in the produce section of the grocery store.” Others would talk about their children…maybe the unconditional love of their dogs. A cynic might say, “Between the pages of a romance novel.” And even worse, you might get a jaded, sarcastic answer like “Between ‘Look’ and ‘Out’ in the dictionary.”
The best answer is Hilton Head Island, South Carolina…specifically at our Live In Fitness Retreat—not because we’re located on a beautiful, sun-drenched island off the coast where it averages 76 degrees a day, but because the love you find here will last a lifetime. You may not find the romantic love of your life (which has happened, but we can’t make that promise), but you will probably make some lifelong friends, definitely find a staff of people who love helping people like you and want to see you succeed probably more than you do, and you will find a love that precedes all other forms…you will love yourself…not just the way you look, or the way you feel, but the deep-down, last-a-lifetime kind of love that, when you feel it, will bring you tears of joy.
We know this because we have seen it happen literally thousands of times. People have come to us with a bag full of problems (in addition to their unwanted pounds), lives that are nowhere close to where they want them to be, only a feint glimmer of hope, and a feeling about themselves that in no way resembles love. We gave them our love of helping people, a proven program that was tailored specifically to them, and hours of 100% effort and dedication. What they got was thinner, healthier bodies, healthier, happier minds, and the knowledge and support necessary to keep those things for a lifetime. Most importantly, they found a love that they hadn’t had for a very, very long time⎯a love for themselves.
Is having this love easy? No, but nothing that is worth so much is ever easy to attain. Is this love unconditional? Again, no. First, you have to come to Live in Fitness, and then you have to do the work.
Like any love, the prospect of having it, is frightening, and you might start thinking, “Where I am right now isn’t so bad…I’m just going to save the time, energy and money and stay where I’m right now.” Maybe you’re not scared of being hurt (a lot of our exercises won’t feel that great at the time you’re doing them, but you will feel amazing when you’re done)…maybe, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t possibly imagine feeling a happiness that you haven’t felt before, or at least a happiness you haven’t felt for a long time. You will feel it, and you’ll be more than happy you made the commitment.
This is a big promise to make to someone we don’t even know yet, but that’s the biggest reason to come to Live in Fitness—we want to get know you…in fact, if we’re going to replace pounds with joy, we HAVE to get to know you. That’s the essence of our program. We learn what behaviors and attitudes have kept you from, or derailed, your success in the past; we go through a detailed, comprehensive and scientific analysis of where your body is when you arrive, and then we tailor a fitness and weight-loss program specifically to, not only what it will take for you to be the ideal you, but also to the exercises and foods you love.
You’re probably thinking, “Wait…I get to eat whatever I want? How is this going to work?” Well, we have good news and good news. The good news is that you will not be asked to give up any of the foods you love⎯you will only be asked to eat healthier versions of those foods and eat them in moderation. We know, for some of you moderation might seem like a foreign word. It’s not…it’s English…and we can add it to your vocabulary. The other good news is that we have professional chefs and nutritionists on site who will prepare the foods you love, teach you how to prepare them nutritiously, and teach you how food works in your body.
“Great, I get to eat…but this exercise thing doesn’t sound too appetizing.” Trust us, you will acquire a taste for it, and then you’re going to love it as much as any food. Not only do we have a nearly uncountable number of activities and exercises for you to choose from, but also our supportive, energetic coaches will ensure that you succeed and have fun doing it.
Don’t waste any more time. You’ll love Live in Fitness….and we’d love to help you.