Biggest Loser Ranch Compared to Private Fitness Retreat
2:30pm Spinning (a Fun, Non-Impact Cardio Workout)
How much fun can it be sitting indoors on a tiny seat pretending to bicycle? “Spinning” class means an obese person gets seriously saddle sore if he can manage to sit on a tiny seat that long. How about an industrial trike with a generous size saddle outdoors on a scenic bike trail? Get outdoors on a scenic bike trail and watch your spirits soar along with your energy.
3:30pm Strength Circuit Training
This implies going from one shiny chrome machine to another. Try free weight training with dumbbells and barbells instead. Try swinging a sledge hammer on a tire alternating with weighted sled drags outside. See videos with guys up to 500Lbs doing this and more. Maybe not the first day, but there is a progression to it all.
4:30pm Water Aerobics & Aqua Games
The weight loss camp guest should be coming out of a rest period now not another activity. Swim time is better just before a meal and a nap, not in a 3-hour block of constant activity. Activity followed by recovery is the way to build your body, not wear it down. Recovery time enables a greater exercise intensity instead of going through the motions.
5:30pm Educational Series: Menu Planning at Home and While Traveling
This sounds a lot like a video to sit and watch. Why not actually have a meal out for a real lesson in making good selections off the menu?
6:30pm Dinner (Grilled Steak Kabobs with Stuffed Tomatoes & Roasted Vegetables)
Nice, but you realize you are paying for restaurant services here and not learning how to do it at home for yourself and your family.
Spa and Relaxation Time-Weekends and evenings will also include time for pampering and relaxation. To soothe your body and renew your spirit, each resort features an on-site full-service spa offering a complete list of salon and wellness treatments.
“Spa” means you can pay extra for massage and facials or take down time. Why not forego the extra expense and mindless pampering to spend time meditating? Positive visualization with guided imagery will reprogram your mindset to speed you toward your goals and squash the stinkin’ thinkin’ that has been holding you down. You know you are capable of accomplishing anything that you believe. Start doing the right things and start believing.
Biggest Loser Ranch Compared -Biggest Concerns
Only three meals 7AM, 12:15 and 6:30PM … 5-6 hours apart? Nutrition 5-6 hours apart tends to cause a sense of deprivation. Blood sugar levels can drop after 2.5 – 3 hours without nutrition. Compare this with meal frequency and portions appropriate for the upcoming level of activity.
This schedule includes blocks of activity spanning 3-4 hours straight without recovery. Consider recovery periods that enable your level of exercise intensity for greater metabolic effect.