Member Agreement

Welcome to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, before you can start using this service, you must read and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including any future amendments.

Terms of Use

Important Information

You should carefully read the following Terms and Conditions (also referred to as the “Terms of Use”, “Terms of Service” or “TOS”). Your use of our service(s) implies that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions. The Website (all Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat websites may hereafter be referred to, both individually and collectively, as “The Website”) from which you accessed this agreement is provided to you subject to the conditions listed below. These terms are in addition to any other terms that individual Website owners within the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may include for governing access to their Websites.

Any Non-Human Visitors to these Websites shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. Such individual(s) shall be deemed responsible for the actions of their Non-Human Visitor devices in the same manner as if they personally visited the Website.

The access rights granted to you under the Terms Of Use are non-transferable without the express written permission of the owner of Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. You are responsible for the actions of any other person who may utilize your access rights on the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Website.

Introduction

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Website(s) and all content, services and products available at or through the Website. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other associated operating rules and policies (including, without limitation, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Privacy Policy).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. If you are not yet 13 years old, you must stop using the Website immediately or else provide Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat with written parental approval.

Our basic products and services are free to both Website owners & individual users. However we may offer some paid upgrades for advanced features such as domain hosting or extra disk space or bandwidth.

Our products and services are designed to give Website owners as much control and ownership over their site as possible and to encourage users/members to express themselves freely. However, each site owner must be responsible for the content of their site. In particular, as a site owner, you must make certain that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your site or get linked to from your site (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

SPECIAL LICENSE RESTRICTIONS FOR NON-HUMAN VISITORS

A special restriction on a visitor’s license to access the Website applies to all Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Website automatically.

Email addresses on the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat are considered proprietary intellectual property. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone. You acknowledge and agree that each email address the Website contains has a value not less than US $50. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and/or distribution of these addresses substantially diminishes the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, and/or storing the Website’s email addresses is recognized as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.

Ownership

You do not claim intellectual property right or exclusive ownership to any of our products or services, whether modified or unmodified. All products and services are the property of Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. Our products and services are provided ‘as is’ without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our organization (or any business or individual associated with Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat) be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products or services.

Your Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Account and Site.

If you create a site with Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and site, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the site. You must not describe or assign keywords to your site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat to be positioned for possible liability. You must immediately notify Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat of any unauthorized uses of your site, your account or any other breaches of security. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

Responsibility of Contributors.

If you operate a Website, comment on a Website, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, ‘Content’), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, computer software or any other type of electronic content. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not obscene, libellous, defamatory, hateful or racially bigoted, does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party and is not otherwise unlawful;
  • your site is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your site’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat for inclusion on the Website, you grant Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your site or Content. If you delete Content and advise Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat will use reasonable efforts to remove said Content from the Website (generally within two business days), but you acknowledge that caching and/or other references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s reasonable opinion, violates any Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s policy or is in any way harmful, unlawful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s sole discretion. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Fees and Payment.

Optional premium paid services (such as domain purchases, etc.) may be available on the Website. By selecting a premium service you agree to pay Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual period as indicated. Premium service fees are not refundable.

Responsibility of Website Visitors.

Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Any user or site owner who finds content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, or content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors has a responsibility to report such Content to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. In the same way, anyone who discovers Content on the Website that contains material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated, must report the same to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Websites and WebPages to which Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat links, and that link to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat does not have any control over those non-Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Websites and WebPages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Website or webpage, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat does not represent or imply that it endorses such Website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat Websites and WebPages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat or others, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat.

Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat to you any Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat domain, the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat or Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat or third-party trademarks.

Changes.

Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools, services and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination.

Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a VIP, Premium or other Paid Services account, such account can only be terminated by Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s notice to you thereof; provided that, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service or other lawful reason. Additionally, a paid account may be temporarily terminated pending a determination of the facts relating to a possible breach of this Agreement. Upon termination, all provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

The materials on Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat’s Website are provided ‘as is’. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet Website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

Limitation of Liability.

In no event will Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, or its suppliers or licensors, or any individuals associated with those entities, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat  Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation of this Agreement.

APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service (“Judicial Action”) shall be governed by the law of the state of residence of the registered Administrative Contact (the “Admin State”) for the Website as such laws are applied to agreements between Admin State residents entered into and performed entirely within the Admin State. You consent to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the Admin State. You consent to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. You consent to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.

RECORDS OF VISITOR USE AND ABUSE

You consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded. An email address may appear immediately below (the “Identifier”) if we suspect potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to your Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.

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Site Terms of Use Modifications

Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat may revise these Terms of Use for its Website at any time without notice. By using this Website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Privacy Policy

Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat owns and operates this website. We are committed to the privacy and security of our visitors’ information. The following is a statement of our privacy practices:

Information Collected

  • Your personal information is not required to visit http://debrastefan.com
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Traffic Data

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Information Use

Account Information

  • Your information is maintained on a secure web server in what we believe to be a well protected environment.
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  • Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat makes every effort to preserve your privacy, personal information may be disclosed when required by law where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process.

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http://debrastefan.com relies on “cookie” technology to allow you to re-access your registered account profile during a web session. This mechanism is employed solely for your convenience and for no other purpose.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Debra Stefan Fitness Retreat, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security

This web site takes every precaution to protect our visitor’s information. When visitors submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

We do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our customers’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

If visitors have any questions about the security on http://debrastefan.com, feel free to contact Customer Service.

Correcting, Updating, Deleting & Deactivating Personal Information

If a visitor’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a visitor no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate personally identifiable information. This can usually be done at the ‘Your Account’ page or by contacting our Customer Service.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

If, however, we are going to use visitors’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users by posting a notice on our web site for 30 days.

The Agreement

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The experience at a fitness retreat is a unique exception to the rule of caution telling people not to do excessive exercise. Horror stories of fatal rhabdomyolysis fuel this fear. In the unique environment of a fitness retreat, you overcome normal limitations that you would have at home. There are several key factors enabling a person to safely and effectively exceed their normal limitations. This can only be accomplished when staying at a fitness retreat.

When you are on a fitness retreat, things change. You’re not at work and you don’t have any of the responsibilities of everyday life. Your full focus is on YOU, your body and mind. When you need to take a nap during your recovery period, there will be nothing else more important for you to do. Frequent rest is not usually possible at home. On a retreat, there will be nothing more important for you to do other than train, eat and recover. You will enjoy much-needed downtime. Sleep, or read and rest while giving your body the proper recovery needed to resume.

Proper Progression
The right intensity and duration of exercise done in a progressive manner is another key factor. That way, your body has a chance to rebuild during rest and recovery. Sure, you are doing far more than you were at home. However, the progression is gradual and designed so that recovery balances your efforts. In other words, you rebuild your body as you go. You should never feel as though you have hit a wall of complete exhaustion. Each activity session leaves you feeling a sense of accomplishment rather than defeat or failure.

Food is timed to refuel the body. The frequency of nutrition with rest periods is the focus of your day at the fitness retreat.

Reasons why you can’t train that much at home
Time simply does not permit the frequency of multiple exercise and recovery sessions during daily home life. You are required to attend to many energy sapping details and other responsibilities. Daily life at a fitness retreat allows you to depart from all of that. Of course, you can communicate with loved ones during break times. You can even remotely attend to your business and check on the delegated details of your home. The important thing is that you aren’t surrounded by the draining of energy and divided focus at home.

There is no place else you need to be when you are on a fitness retreat. There is no one else for you to concern yourself with. You are without the stresses normally experienced on a daily basis. All of these factors weigh on your ability to adequately rest and recover.

Without sapping your physical and mental reserves, you can raise the bar of physical limitations.

Exercise Variety and Active Recovery
The variety of different types of physical work increases your ability to do more exercise. Redundancy is not a problem here. A well-monitored progression can enable you to feel accomplished yet challenged. Avoiding overtraining is easy when it is done this way. You wouldn’t be able to do this at home. When you are at home, your one trip to the gym or trainer must count for the entire day. Too often people overdo it during one grueling session. That wipes you out and takes you down.

There you have it. These are the key reasons why you can achieve far greater results in a shorter timeframe at a fitness retreat.

Commitment-the final key
Consider the fact that you have made a commitment to leave home and invest in yourself. That factor alone can hold you to your highest standard. Building the belief in one’s own ability to fulfill self-promises transfers to your new lifestyle back at home.

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Cost of Weight Loss Camp

Keep in mind that information on this site may refer to services in general, as well as, drop-in or day camp. This posting refers to the Cost of Weight Loss Camp for live-in or sleepover clients.

Cost of Weight Loss Camp Residential Services

Cost of Weight Loss Camp Residential Services

Live-in weight loss camp includes:
your own private bedroom, a shared bath ($50 upgrade for private bath), meal provisions and training. Airport transportation, WiFi access and cable TV are included in the residential guest experience at no additional cost.

NOTE: Not all those reading this are candidates for the live-in residential retreat program. To determine your “exercise readiness” and capacity to be an “action taker” please take complete the online questionnaire here. When you are truly ready to make a commitment, compare the cost of weight loss camp services available to you. If you value being in a private residential weight loss camp over a large scale public retreat, then feel free to call.

Cost of Weight Loss Camp Comparison

For live-in accommodations, you can click on the link below for a comprehensive price chart. Here is a complete service and price list for you to compare. My Las Vegas live-in weight loss camp compares with four other regional options. Included are west coast options: Live in fitness in Los Angeles, California – also known as “camptechnique”, “live in fitness camp” and “live in fitness enterprise”, plus “Utahweightlossretreat” also known as “RealLifeFitnessandHealth”. In searching, you may find similar monikers for Las Vegas Live In Fitness: “live in weightloss” and “live in bootcamp.” Hopefully, this will spare you any confusion. My residential weight loss camp operates solely and is not affiliated with any other entities.

All training requires a prepaid commitment prior to participation. For live-in services, a deposit of 50% is due at time of scheduling using any credit, debit card, or bank direct wire transfer. The remaining balance is due 5 business days prior to arrival. However, all local services must be prepaid in full prior to participation. Local drop-in offerings …

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What is included? Click Here for a list of services
Can I take a tax deduction for weight loss camp?

Can I take a tax deduction for the cost of weight loss camp?

If a doctor has diagnosed obesity, then you may qualify for a tax deduction for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent . more…

Will health insurance participate in the cost of weight loss camp?

Aetna considers the following medically necessary treatment of obesity when criteria are met:

  1. Weight reduction medications, and

  2. Clinician supervision of weight reduction programs.”

Interestingly, taking weight reduction medications comes with drawbacks. In fact, Aetna policy bulletin on health insurance coverage for weight loss states the following:

“Weight loss due to weight reduction medication use is generally temporary. In addition, the potential for development of physical dependence and addiction is high. Because of this, their use to aid in weight loss is not regarded as therapeutic, but rather involves a risk/benefit ratio, which makes it medically inappropriate in most cases.” 

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Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss

Aetna Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss requires medically necessary treatment of obesity in compliance with:

  1. Weight reduction medications, and
  2. Clinician supervision of weight reduction programs.”

Aetna Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss makes the following disclaimer:  more…

“Weight loss due to weight reduction medication use is generally temporary. In addition, the potential for development of physical dependence and addiction is high. Because of this, their use to aid in weight loss is not regarded as therapeutic, but rather involves a risk/benefit ratio, which makes it medically inappropriate in most cases.”

What they are saying is that they DO NOT consider it medically appropriate to follow their qualifying criteria. This is because the policy criteria calls for medications with high addiction likelihood and the weight loss is generally temporary. They can’t recommend this approach due to risk of addiction for a temporary weight loss.

Okay, so there you have it. It is simply more beneficial to lose weight the sensible way by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Crash diets, risky medications and dangerous surgery is not the answer. Empower yourself by making a commitment and changing your lifestyle for the better.

Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss

Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss

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Read How to Take an IRS Tax Deduction for Weight Loss

Read How to Take an IRS Tax Deduction for Weight Loss

Tax Deduction for Weight Loss Camp

You may be able to take a tax deduction for weight loss camp… If a doctor has diagnosed your obesity, then you may qualify for a tax deduction for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent.  To find out how, please read more… 

For how to take an IRS tax deduction for weight loss camp go to:

 http://irs.gov./taxtopics/tc502.html  where you can see exactly what the IRS requires.

If you find that you are not eligible to take a tax deduction for weight loss camp, find out if your health insurance will participate more…

Whether or not either of the above options are available to you, consider the savings in out-of-pocket expenses and health risks for remaining overweight. Consider the quality of your life where the value is priceless. Take steps now to get control of your weight and your health. It is a decision you will never regret.

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Weight Loss Retreat Physical Requirements

Weight Loss Retreat Physical Requirements

Weight Loss Retreat Physical Requirements

The weight loss retreat physical requirements include an exercise readiness examination.

In compliance with the weight loss retreat physical requirements, an exercise readiness exam can be done by your physician or one recommended upon your arrival. In any event, you will be asked to sign a simple waiver stating that you present yourself in “exercise ready” condition and have declared any known limitations/restrictions. Exercise modifications and special consideration will be made to accommodate any reasonable restrictions for your activities. In the event that you should need an exam or medical attention during your stay, transportation will be provided to your examination appointment and any necessary followup visits. The medical expense will be your responsibility if it is deemed necessary.

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Weight Loss Retreat- Las Vegas

Weight Loss Retreat- Typical Day Schedule

Weight Loss Retreat Daily Training

Daily activities at the weight loss retreat includes any necessary modifications deemed reasonable for the individuals concerned.

The weight loss retreat activities take place in and around the Live-in residence with dumbbells, free weights, benches, balls and weighted bars, PowerBlocks, Bosu Balance Trainers, TRX Suspension Training Systems, Duraball Pro Stability Balls, medicine balls, boxing and agility drills, training ropes, jump ropes, Reebok CORE balance boards; pool activities and diverse outdoor adventures. Also, included will be cycling on single speed cruisers, mountain bikes or industrial trikes as appropriate.

Your Live-in Coach – Debra Stefan, will direct you through organized, well thought-out workout routines with upbeat, motivating instruction that includes a combination of agility and balance drills, games, exercises, fat-burning cardio, strength training and yoga. No one is left behind. Individual exercise modifications apply to all routines. No matter what your limitations are, you will get a good workout, lose weight fast, and make progress you wouldn’t be able to achieve on your own.

So, it’s something different all day, every day, incorporating a variety of equipment and locations with weight training and cardio interval training techniques to benefit your entire body turning you into a LEAN FAT-BURNING MACHINE! Through a total body fitness workout based on scientific exercise progressions and sound physiological principles, within weeks you’ll notice a difference in your weight, strength, energy, moods, and your overall fitness level.

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Residential Fitness Camp -What it Means to You

When you enter a residential fitness camp, you will choose your level of commitment.

Choose the live-in, half-day or full day residential fitness camp to match your needs. Using the success principles of behavioral modification you will succeed in setting new habits. These are the new habits you adapt to your regular home life. Often home life presents negative anchors holding you back. Detachment can happen by committing to the residential fitness camp on a 24 hour basis. It can also happen when you sleep at home and drop in to full or half-day camp. Only you can make the right decision based on your home life and resources to take part in a residential fitness camp.

If you have family responsibilities and cannot commit to overnight residential fitness camp, day camp is your option. Either half or full day camp can suit your schedule and ability to commit.

Residential Fitness Camp- Is it for YOU?

Residential Fitness Camp- Is it for YOU?

At the residential fitness camp you get daily workouts with your own personal trainer. This compares to a fraction of the cost for one-on-one training at a club or in the gym-with no upgrade fee.

Making your residential fitness camp commitment a priority is easy when you prepay. This creates a time frame in which you put forth the efforts to achieve results. Without financial commitment, there is no urgency to act on your goals. The fitness industry standard is prepayment of services for this reason. The psychology of exercise adherence bases on commitment level. The greater the commitment, the greater the effort.

At residential fitness camp you get the right nutrition and activities in a protective environment. You are free from any negative patterns holding you back. The residential fitness camp daily training routines empower you. You can meet your goals with personal bests in a progressive manner.

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Weight Loss Camp Meals

Weight Loss Camp Meals

Weight Loss Camp Meals

Weight loss camp meals and nutrition coaching at the live-in residence focuses on promoting fat loss and sparing metabolic-boosting muscle in alliance with the Body-for-LIFE method. Please do not confuse this with traditional calorie counting. The methods of balancing macro nutrients are easy to learn and are effective for general needs and requirements. You will learn to recognize foods as lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. See a sample menu.

Professional dietitians are not on staff and we do not intend to replace the recommendations of your personal physician should you have specific issues. Furthermore, this is not an eating disorder, alcohol, or drug treatment center. If you are looking for a place where your food is prepared for you by others, this program is not the one for you. The number one reason why those types of programs result in client weight gain afterward is because they do not empower you with hands-on food management. Coaching begins with a trip to the grocery store.

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Weight Loss Camp Nutrition

Weight Loss Camp Nutrition

Your choice of whole natural and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and lean meats (excluding farm-raised fish, shellfish or other bottom feeders, and pork) are available for you to prepare under supervision. This is the best method for re-learning what to do at home. This is a vital part of your training in learning a wellness lifestyle. Keep in mind that there will not be a chef when you get home to prepare meals for you.

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Most participants committing to 30-45 days or more will notice improvements within 10 day to 14 days, while some clients swear they can see changes within the first few days. You can get a realistic look at what to expect from my previous clients who have shared their before and after photos and videos here. More dramatic results and weight loss depend on your nutrition, but when you LIVE the lifestyle your results can be very dramatic. You’ll have more energy, be stronger, feel confident, and feel proud that you made the decision to make a impacting change. The sooner you start, the sooner you will benefit!

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About Debra Stefan Fitness

About Debra Stefan Fitness

Your live-in host, Debra Stefan has over 40 years of professional fitness experience. She will facilitate or oversee all activities during your stay. Debra will be living in residence on a daily basis while you are on the program to provide you with 24/7 guidance and support. Find out more about Debra and her residential fitness program by clicking here…

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Weight Loss Camp Accommodations

Weight Loss Camp Accommodations

Rooms accommodations offered are all private bedrooms with the option of a shared bath or a private suite which contains a private bath. Two private suites are available; one is upstairs while the other is located downstairs. For the private suite with private bath add $50 to the daily rate. Open the link above to view a slideshow and gallery showing each room and all common areas of the live-in fitness residence. View “Accommodations”.

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Private Fitness Retreat Residence

Private Fitness Retreat Residence

What makes my residential retreat unique is that this is one of the very few private weight loss camps where guest privacy is protected. Imagine yourself making a commitment to leave your home, family and friends to go away to lose weight and get fit.  There you are in your sweaty workout attire, feeling tired, lonely, and hungry. In walks a group of visitors who thought it would be neat to “tour the facility”. Suddenly, you feel violated. Your privacy has been violated just when you got the courage to take a big step toward your goals. Please understand before you ask, “Can I tour the facility?” This is an actual home and not a “facility” such as a commercial business is open for public tours. Debra Stefan Fitness is licensed as a non-commercial business and is not subject to public disclosure of location and is not listed on Google Places for this reason. Furthermore, security guard access is required in order to enter the private community. Rest assured that your experience will be protected should you come in house.

Privacy and discretion are valued at the live-in residence. Celebrities, individuals of high profile status and anyone else seeking a safe haven where they can go under the radar come here to focus on personal goals. Therefore, non-client visits are not allowed. However, every room and common area of the fitness residence can be viewed here on the site including an accommodations video.

Here you can virtually, “tour the facility”.

Also, a fair amount of guest experiences are shared right here on this site and blog. Browse for testimonials and find someone to whom you can relate. Our heaviest has been over 500 Lbs and the oldest has been 79 years old!

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Before and After Photos

Before and After Photos

Not all guests of Debra Stefan Fitness appear on the website or in the videos. Those that do can appreciate that they were encouraged by seeing someone else’s testimony who succeeded by going through program. Sharing testimonials, before and after photos and videos is completely voluntary and authentic; no one has ever been paid to do so.

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Fitness Retreat Schedule

Fitness Retreat Schedule

Daily Fitness Retreat Schedule

  • 6:00 AM  -Wake Up
  • 6:15 AM   -Nutrition
  • 7:00 AM   -Outdoor Boot Camp
  • 9:00 AM   -Nutrition
  • 10:30 AM -Coaching / Journaling
  • 11:00 AM -Weight Training
  • 12:00 AM -Lunch
  • 1:00 PM   -Training Review
  • 2:00 PM  -Cardio
  • 3:00 PM  -Nutrition
  • 4:30 PM  -Training & Technique
  • 6:30 PM  -Dinner
  • 8:00 PM  -Yoga Assisted Stretch
  • 9:30 PM  -Prepare for Bed
  • 10:00 PM-Lights Out

The above schedule will entail a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that fall within the prescribed parameters. Activities and times may change seasonally.

The fitness retreat schedule of activities will include any modifications deemed reasonable for an appropriate progression. Outdoor and indoor sessions utilize dumbbells, free weights, benches, balls, weighted bars, PowerBlocks, Bosu Balance Trainers, TRX Suspension Training Systems, Duraball Pro Stability Balls, medicine balls, boxing and agility drills, training ropes, jump ropes, balance boards; pool activities and diverse outdoor adventures. Also, included will be daily bicycling on Giant single speed cruisers, Giant mountain bikes or Wilson industrial trikes. more…

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You can plan arrival to start your program at the first available opening that suits your needs. Availability can change daily and cannot be guaranteed unless you secure your booking deposit. Remember that this is a residential fitness program serving a semi-private clientele so space is limited.

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Biking Trail in Southern Nevada

Southern Nevada offers year round sunshine

Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley sees more than 300 days of sunshine in a year on average. The odds are that when you are here, it will be sunny out. Even in the warmer summer months from sunrise through the morning we have optimal outdoor weather. Another bonus is that there are absolutely no insects due to low humidity. No flies to swat or mosquitoes to repel when outdoors. (Did you hear that some people have declared the mosquito as the new state bird of Florida?!)

If you suffer from joint inflammation, this is the ideal exercise environment for you.

Early morning sunlight and outdoor exercise help boost serotonin and metabolism. A noticeable mood boost aids those who have depression. Indoor workouts and indoor pool are air conditioned during the heat of day. Milder evenings and long days enable more outdoor activity in cooler temperatures.

In the summer, temperatures can reach into the 100’s. Again, this is with low humidity making it easy to tolerate warmer temperatures. In the winter, temperatures rarely drop below freezing. Southern Nevada offers the ability to be outdoors year round with few days that won’t allow for outdoor exercise. You can see the monthly averages for both temperature and precipitation here.

Las Vegas is one of the nation’s top tourism destinations all year long because of the beautiful weather and sunshine. In warmer summer months all precautions are in place to minimize heat exposure. Take full advantage of the abundance of sunshine and fresh desert air while you pursue your health goals.

 

 

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Cancellations will result in forfeit of the entire deposit. Make sure that you are truly ready to attend the dates chosen because space is limited. It is not like other places where condos and beach cottages can be reserved in a large block. This is a residential home with limited guest space and at times a waiting list. You will be able to reschedule your reservation more than 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival provided that the new dates coincide with an open availability. You will be given every consideration in meeting your requested calendar needs. Any changes to a reservation must be made at least 7 days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Short notice changes can result in additional fees up to 25% of total rate. There are no credits or refunds for late arrivals or early departures. This is standard in the industry. Fitness and weight loss professionals are in the business of enabling you to adhere to your own self-promises and commitments – not depart from them.

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Be An Action Taker

Be An Action Taker

Now that you have taken the first step and read through the weight loss camp F.A.Q.s, the next step to get started is decide to be an ACTION TAKER. If you are ready, then call to set up a phone consultation so you and I can decide if this program is a good fit for you.

Next, begin by setting aside 10 minutes to take a simple online test!

This evolutionary Human Assessment Instrument enables professionals and individuals to identify personal potential, human tolerance, perceptivity, motivations and behavioral strengths & weaknesses.This will provide you with important information about yourself to focus on your strengths and the best motivational drivers for your personal success. Once you have scheduled your stay with a deposit commitment, you will then be provided a telephone session with Dr. Zannah Hackett, Human Behavioral Specialist. She will interpret your evaluation based on the questionnaire or “test” results.

Now that you have decided to become an ACTION TAKER, before you pick up the phone to call … just click here to Take The Test!

DISCLAIMER: Please keep in mind that the results of others cannot possible indicate or guarantee your personal results. This program requires a dedicated effort toward lifestyle change and is not a crash diet for weight loss alone. This is a health and wellness lifestyle. Results will vary per individual.

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