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Please read and confirm each of the items below prior to submitting an inquiry.

What is the Expected Guest Behavior at the Weight Loss Residence?

Rules, guidelines, deal-breakers, and grounds for immediate dismissal at the weight loss camp are clearly detailed for prospective guest review. Be sure that you read ALL of the FAQs before calling so that you have a clear understanding to decide whether or not you can abide by the self-control required.

Do You Offer Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance is available from Travel Guard!

What are your “Terms of Service” ?

Is Phone Coaching Available?

Phone Coaching for Weight Loss Accountability is available. Here are the requirements:

  • Read and understand the details of phone coaching services provided.
  • Schedule an intro call and make your prepaid commitment to phone coaching.
  • Commit to regular weekly phone coaching meetings via phone, SKYPE or in-person.
  • Agree to share your weekly weigh-in results in real time.
  • Establish and agree to a meaningful and doable calendar date to attain a satisfactory goal weight.

 

Can I Get Health Insurance Coverage for Weight Loss?

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

What are the Weight Loss Retreat Physical Requirements?

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.

Residential Fitness Camp- is it for You?

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.

What is the cost of weight loss camp?

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 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 with high accountability rather than a large scale public retreat, then feel free to call.

*$50 per day upgrade applies to the following guests:
private bath option
morbidly obese accommodation
geriatric or severe decondition accommodation

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. Debra Stefan 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 the 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.

Residential Fitness Camp Rates.

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.

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.” 

What is your cancellation and change fee policy?

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. When you book your stay, that room is made unavailable to others and must be accounted for. You will be able to reschedule your reservation more than 15 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 15 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. As a small, private business, Debra Stefan Fitness is greatly impacted by each client commitment and likewise, cancellation. That is why Travel Insurance is a wise way to protect your commitment no matter what comes up after you have booked your stay.

What are my options if I should need to depart early?

Travel insurance for weight loss camp!  There may be unforeseen events that prompt you to depart early.

Such reasons could include:

  • death or illness of a family member back home
  • your own illness, injury or recurrence of a previous injury
  • unforeseen emergency at home requiring you to return

In order to protect your investment in making a commitment to attend the live-in program, travel insurance is highly recommended.
I do recommend this for your peace of mind. Your success while in my program is my success. It is our common goal to be assured that you have reduced your personal risk as much as possible. Taking risk out of the equation makes it easier to make a commitment to your goals for weight loss camp.

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