Biking Retreat Fitness Camp introduction by Aussie on 7th Annual Retreat
Ben completed his 7th annual weight loss retreat coming to my fitness residence from Australia. His average stay has been 4-6 weeks in residence to lose weight and increase fitness.
Ben has attended the live-in fitness camp at all different times of the year and calls it an “evergreen” program. It is effective any time or season. Recently, he decided to avoid the winters in Australia by coming to Southern Nevada during our summer.
People ask how can I operate a Southern Nevada fitness camp outdoors in the summer. Actually, it is my favorite time to do it. It is daylight as early as 5:15 AM and a beautiful time of day. The temperature stays rather tolerable until late morning after we have enjoyed our outdoor activities. Then, it is to the indoor pool during midday followed by an afternoon siesta. This makes it possible to enjoy an evening outing because it doesn’t get dark until close to 9 PM. Yoga to stretch and relax before retiring rounds out a perfect day of activities.
Ben, age 35-42
This has been my seventh visit from Australia to Debra’s Fitness retreat in Henderson, Nevada. Along with my previous visits, the results for my weight and fitness have been fantastic again. I’ve been able to lose 17 pounds in 24 days, including four inches from around my waist.
In addition to the variety of outdoor boot camp activities, cycling has proven to offer quick results for my fitness and weight loss. The trail system in the Las Vegas Valley has advanced over the years into an exceptional network of routes; it offers something for all levels of cycling, from the novice through to the advanced. Debra maintains a high level of safety standards on all adventures and provides excellent coaching for the proper use of cycling equipment.
This is a great outdoor adventure that provides health benefits and is an exceptional recreational activity.
Kala, age 21
Coming here was a great decision. I actually learned how to ride a bike. I graduated from not being able to pedal or even steer tricycle correctly to progressing to the beach cruiser. Finally, a mountain bike with hand brakes is a huge accomplishment.
Matt, age 39-45
Hello, my name is Matt. I’m from Denver, Colorado. This is my fifth time seeing Debra Stefan and her fitness camp here in beautiful Henderson, Nevada. We got to work out do a lot of mountain biking. Just the setting for all of the exercise sessions was just beautiful. Debra is the perfect coach and host, extremely knowledgeable, and she’s also exceptionally motivating.
Jane, age 37
The things I really liked coming to Debra’s are just the variety of exercises that you do being outdoors even you know even in winter in Vegas; you can still enjoy walking cycling.
Chad, age 26
I did a 20-mile bike ride from the Las Vegas home all the way to Boulder Beach. Absolutely, unbelievable. I hated the bike. If you had told me you know what, you’re going to have a great time riding 20 miles on a bicycle, I would have wondered what drugs you were on.
Kay, age 52
I have to tell you that I really did not like biking. Then I enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that we bought the same bike when we got home- his and hers!
Levy, age 42
I have conquered the trike. I rode three miles on the trike I finally beat it. Me and the trike have become as one.
Steve, age 37
I never thought I would like biking, and I’m excited to get home and get myself a bike now because of the progress I was able to make here. I mean, we’ve done 18-mile bike rides, 20-mile bike rides, and it’s not the same ride every time, which is great that it doesn’t get boring.
Dave, age 70
You’ll learn so much, and we go out, ride bikes in the countryside, do trails, climb mountains. I did an 18-mile bike ride the other day up and down, where we climbed up 1,500 feet.
Walt, age 80
I couldn’t be more pleased with what’s happened to my father at 80 years old. It doesn’t matter what your age is. If my 80-year-old father can do it, anybody can do it!
Dorothy, age 50
Bike riding has turned out to be my favorite exercise ever. I haven’t really been on a bike since I was a kid. I couldn’t imagine the progress that was ahead of me. Now, going on a mountain bike ride for 15 miles up and down hills without stopping was a huge accomplishment.
Fred, age 71
I’m a 71-year-old man and I do not have a bike, but I can assure you when I get home, my wife and I will both get one and start enjoying some of the fun things you can do riding. I’m really looking forward to
that where I haven’t been on a bike since I was a little kid.
Donald, age 42
My aerobic capacity increased quite a bit. Thank you for the use of different bikes in mountain biking and climb mountains. You, Debra, have been super nice to us all and very accommodating if we wanted filet mignon, we will get filet mignon, and you open your house for us, which is very nice.
Wala, age 32
I haven’t been on a bike since I was seven years old, and when I got here, I was on the trike. How heavy my legs were. I couldn’t pedal, I couldn’t move. Then, I progressed from the tricycle to the single-speed bike to the mountain bike, and I could bike for five miles. That’s something really unbelievable, truly liberating.
Mahmood, age 33
Pushing myself to the limits, then “oh, these are not my limits. I can go more and more and more.” It was so great I could pick up my pace easily, push myself up hills with a bike.
Vik, age 39
This was a unique, very specialized program that is not available anywhere in the country.
This is tough but good; very good.
I loved every minute of it. Now let’s go for a bike ride.
While many people have not bicycled in years, the skill is a bio-motor pattern etched at a young age. Therefore, it is a given that it can come back naturally. Safety practices and proper use of bicycle gears introduce you to an outdoor adventure for both health and recreation.