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.
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 …
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:
Weight reduction medications, and
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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”.
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!
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.