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LoseSmart: Benchmarking Reveals Exciting Improvements

In Skyterra’s highly effective LoseSmart program, ‘we meet you where you are’ is more than a simple phrase; it’s a promise. LoseSmart guests arrive at Skyterra with varying abilities, and through modified exercises and specialized equipment, Skyterra’s experienced fitness instructors meet guests where they are.  In order to understand guests’ starting points and goals for…

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LoseSmart: ‘Game-Changing’ Nutrition Education

LoseSmart guests arrive at Skyterra with varying past nutrition education. Some guests are anxious about eating and others have practiced destructive dieting behaviors for decades. At Skyterra, LoseSmart guests learn how to plan for meals that meet different nutritional needs and schedules, how to be confident in the kitchen, and how to find the time…

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LoseSmart: A Unique and Supportive Approach to Fitness

Many LoseSmart guests aren’t sure what to expect in their first fitness class on campus. “When I arrived on campus, I was nervous,” said one recent LoseSmart guest. “The nerves quickly faded away as the staff welcomed me with open arms. They helped me, inspired me, and showed me what I could accomplish and how…

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LoseSmart works like ‘nun’ other

When Diane Brown first arrived at Skyterra Wellness Retreat for her LoseSmart stay, she did not know what to expect. What she did know was that she was ready to make some changes in her life. “When the handwriting is on the wall in big flaming letters, you tend to pay attention,” she says.  For…

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How to Find the Right Weight Loss Camp for You

Weight loss camps and retreats are quickly becoming a popular option for those looking to reset, lose weight, and improve their quality of life. Whether you’re simply looking to cultivate a more health-focused lifestyle or you’re hoping to lose a more significant amount of weight, it can be to your benefit to leave your regular…

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Three Reasons Why Pickleball is Everyone’s New Favorite Sport

Pickleball is the Skyterra sport of the season. Despite being created in 1965 with rules officially codified in 1984, pickleball has recently been pegged as the fastest growing sport in the United States. It also happens to be the fastest growing sport at Skyterra!  In 2020, the Sports and Fitness Industry Association reported 21.3 percent…

The Real Truth Behind Fat Camps and Why They Don’t Work

Losing weight is hard. Whether you want to lose 100 pounds or just a few extra, dieting takes a toll on your body and mind when food feels like the enemy and your body feels like a battleground.  Your goals are healthy living and healthy eating, but it seems difficult to find long-term success. Maybe…

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Why Is It So Hard to Lose Weight After Menopause?

Menopause means different things for different women. Some are thankful to be done with the reproductive stage of their lives, while others think the onset of menopause is the beginning of the end. The end of what, though? Menopause is a time of significant physical, emotional, and psychological change, and it’s important to understand what’s…

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How to Find the Right Weight Loss Retreat for You

In theory, losing weight is clear cut and simple: all we have to do is move our bodies, eat our vegetables, and manage our stress. But in reality, the weight loss journey can come with all kinds of physical, mental and emotional challenges that make things more complex and not nearly as straightforward as a…

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Change is a Process, Not an Event: Three Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Every year around Jan. 1, more than 50 percent of people resolve to lose weight, quit smoking, live healthier, save money, stop drinking and move up in their career, among other goals. And yet, most research tells us that up to 80 percent of those New Year’s resolutions will be abandoned sometime in the month…