Choosing to attend a weight loss camp for adults or a weight loss program is a life changing decision. However with so many options and opinions making a decision as to which is the best fit for you can be a daunting and difficult one. In this article we are going to explore the primary differences between a weight loss program and a weight loss camp as well as the overwhelming benefits of a weight loss camp.
What is the difference between a Weight Loss Program and a Weight Loss Camp?
Lets begin by understanding what is a weight loss program. A weight loss program is a medically-supervised program that fuses healthy decisions, workout regimens and a specific diet to achieve your weight loss goals. Unlike a weight loss camp, while under a weight loss program you see your clinician only a few times a month. This is exactly where a weight loss camp edges out the weight loss program. By being under constant watch of clinicians, fitness instructors, dietitians and counselors your results are amplified in a shorter period of time.
Who Qualifies for a Weight Loss Camp
Whether you have been diagnosed as medically obese or simply need to shed a few extra pounds, weight loss camps offers many benefits. Many of our camp attendees need to lose weight because they are suffering from life threatening sicknesses. Losing weight may lead to an improvement in the following health conditions:
- High cholesterol levels
- High blood pressure
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Sleep apnea
- Certain types of cancer
What are the primary benefits of a Weight Loss Camp
Consider the following benefits when deciding whether you are better off attending a camp or following a traditional weight loss program when trying to lose weight:
Joining a Community of Individuals with Similar Struggles and Goals
According to the American Journal of Medicine, people who take part in community-based weight loss programs lost more weight than those who were trying to lose weight by themselves. Weight loss camps can be a great choice for individuals to find a common bond with others in a similar same path. The reason for this is that there are participants from all walks of life that come to camp with a wide variety of goals. Some may need to lose a lot of weight, some may need to lose a smaller amount. Some are trying to lose weight for their wedding or some need to lose weight because they have a life threatening illness. They all share a common goal, they are all here with a purpose. They all want to lose weight and improve their health. Finding individuals such as this enables participants to form bonds and friendships with individuals that have similar goals and struggles to their own. This is something that has the power to greatly transform their ultimate outcome with their weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Camps are Fun and provide an opportunity to relax
At One Fitness Camp we make weight loss fun. You wont be in a treadmill for 2 hours! At One Fitness Camp, we believe variety is key to driving results. Our exercise program has been specially designed to incorporate rigorous strength-training and cardio sessions while building endurance and flexibility. You will participate in a a variety of fun and fat burning activities like skiing, swimming, boxing, hiking, spinning and much more. Every day will be different and everyday will be fun. We want you to feel motivated by what you do, not bored by the same routine. Additionally all the fun elements serve as another opportunity for bonding, self reflection, and growth.
Venturing to a tranquil place can achieve a great deal for the mind. This is another reason that opting to try a new environment will be a great benefit to those that are trying to lose weight. In between the various activities there will be time to relax and reflect, which will allow the participants to be in the right state of mind to achieve their objectives.
Exercise Education and Coaching
Many times, participants do not know how to exercise properly or they have not exercised in a considerable amount of time. Weight loss camps provide excellent instruction from certified professionals that will assist with a plan for exercise to produce results. What makes this even better is that each participant will receive a personalized exercise schedule. For this reason, participants receive a very valuable lesson that they have the power to integrate into their lives for many years to come.
Nutrition, Nutrition, Nutrition
Poor Nutrition is one of the primary causes of excessive weight gain. At One Fitness Camp Participants are able to take nutritional seminars with their peers in order to learn about proper nutrition fundamental to make a lasting difference in their lives. After these seminars, participants have the chance to meet privately to compose their own plan for success while dieting. These plans plant the seed for success because they ensure that the participant leaves with a strategy to integrate nutrition into their day-to-day lives. We make sure that when all participants go home they have a game plan to follow and the proper knowledge to make the right decisions.
Constant Support & Motivation in a Safe Environment
At a weight loss camp individuals will be able to benefit from the motivation of a group. Granted, there will be good days and bad days; however, the collective effort of the group will help those that are struggling stay with the program during the most difficult times. The motivation will not only come from the peers, it will also come from our friendly staff. Motivation is one of the most powerful forces that can transpire, which is one of the primary reasons that weight loss becomes possible at camps rather than during traditional weight loss programs.
During the first few days, it can be quite difficult to endure the change in lifestyle. The experts on staff will anticipate this and be there to cater to cravings and difficulties that tend to arise. These professionals will approach this in a supporting way. This is why it is highly beneficial to have the 24/7 support available in order to get through the first stages of making positive changes in one’s life.
One of the most difficult aspects of losing weight is feeling vulnerable. At One Fitness Camp, this will not be case. A safe environment has been be created where participants will be able to have the time that they need to face their battles without feeling concerned about what others think of them. A safe and friendly environment where you will not be judged!
How long is a weight loss camp?
At One Fitness Camp there are a variety of options depending on your availability and weight loss goals. For those that are looking to lose a considerable amount of weight, it is wise to attend the camp for several weeks in order to start implementing the new teachings with a solid foundation before returning to one’s day-to-day life. This is something that will prove to be quite valuable. That said, for those that merely want education and the chance to have a new life experience, they will find that one week short term durations are a good fit.
Losing Weight is not simple but very attainable
Losing weight is something that is far from simple. That said, many individuals do not possess the proper education to lose weight on their own. Many times, they require a helping hand and support system in order to have the best possible results. Furthermore, they require education on what foods/portions may or may not be healthy for their body type. This sort of guidance, combined with exercise tips, can make a positive difference in one’s results with weight loss. When researching the right weight loss camp for your particular situation or the situation of someone close to you, be sure to investigate the aforementioned aspects of each and every camp. Some camps are not the ideal fit, while others may be a more suitable choice. Additionally, be sure to consider the duration of the camp. The duration will be something that will determine the outcome of the weight loss results because the extended time in the care of the camp will lay the foundation for positive changes in diet and healthy life style. In terms of deciding between a camp and a traditional program for weight loss, attending a camp offers a far more personal experience that will lead to the required lifestyle change to achieve the weight loss objectives in the most productive way possible.
Ready to attend a Weight Loss Camp and Crush your Weight Loss Goals?
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