Residential Weight Loss Retreat Camp
Weight Loss Camp Live-in Lifestyle Coach, Debra Stefan
”From celebrities to stay-at-home moms, kids to seniors, undergrads to post-grads, student to pro athletes, Debra has imparted her fun flavor for fitness in the greater Las Vegas Valley for over 40 years."
Debra Stefan owns and operates a Residential Weight Loss Retreat in greater Las Vegas-Henderson area of Nevada since 2008. Live-in guests stay minimum 1 to 16 weeks for weightloss 24/7-lifestyle coaching.
Since spring of 2008, Debra was the first to offer a “Biggest Loser” inspired program outside of the institutional format. Her live-in weight loss retreat operates solely and is not affiliated with the national television series or any other locations. She is a fitness speaker/educator, group fitness instructor, personal trainer, jumprope coach, and master yoga teacher. Since 1971 her wealth of professional fitness experience ranges from celebrities to stay-at-home moms, kids to seniors, undergrads to post-grads, and student to pro athletes.
To date, clients have ranged from vanity weight to 500 Lbs morbidly obese and up to 79 years of age. Clients have travelled from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Egypt, Bermuda, and Canada to attend her private retreat. Her blog “Live-in Fitness Lifestyle” includes client stories and videos about the daily pursuit of weight loss and health at the Las Vegas Fitness residence.
Dr. Zannah Hackett, Founder of The Y.O.U. Consulting Group, The Y.O.U. Institute, and innovator of The Ultimate Life Tool technology is the consultant for Debra Stefan’s Las Vegas Live-in Fitness Residential Weight Loss Camp.
"As an observer and expert of human nature, I can honestly convey that the depth of service Debra Stefan provides with Las Vegas Live-In-Fitness exceeds the majority of programs available today. For those seeking to transform their life and their thought processes around staying healthy inside and out, Debra brings customized diversity in designing programs that can be used once they leave her mentorship as well as tools to help them in managing inevitable maintenance challenges that lie ahead. As a Life Coach and accredited Relationship Technologist, I find it necessary to see each individual as perfect.
Nature doesn't make mistakes...man does. Debra Stefan knows this and respects each individual as they enter a commitment to restore themselves to their intended state of perfection. I highly recommend, endorse and encourage those who are feeling hopeless about their physical state as it relates to a need for weight loss, performance and/or feeling physically better to contact Debra Stefan at Las Vegas Live-In-Fitness today. Once we are moving through life efficiently we begin to realize our purpose for being here. Debra Stefan's 42 years of experience exemplifies excellence in cultivating human performance."
Dr. Zannah Hackett
Founder of The YOU Institute
Advanced Human Assessment Technology
Here is her interview with Debra
Q. How long have you been in the fitness industry?
Professionally 41 years. I started teaching yoga for the Integral Yoga Institute of Los Angeles full time in 1971. Before that I taught casually as a teenager after school.
Q. At what age did you recognize your passion for understanding movement as it relates to human performance?
I grew up at a time when girls were not promoted in athletics. My most outstanding efforts were on my pogo stick breaking my own records and personal bests. At 9 years old I checked out library book called “Ballet for Beginners” and used the footboard of my bed as a ballet barre. Since I didn’t have any other opportunities available, I waited until I was a teen to pay for my yoga and ballet classes.
Q. Much like a prodigy, you experienced success and respect from the fitness and dance industry as a young adult. Did you find yourself opting to bypass the intellectual route in exchange for the experiential one?
There just weren’t relevant educational options available when I started out. In fact, I was in the industry before it was an industry. I built my foundation of movement teaching skills from the yoga institute and it still serves me well today. Independent study, conferences, seminars, and hands-on experience and working with clients continue to educate me.
Q. Given that you now have more man hours in physically addressing obesity from a hands on 24/7 perspective, possibly than anyone in the business today…what would you advise young trainers seeking to pursue a similar career?
I recommend doing an special populations outreach for your chosen demographic. “Fitness at Large” is an exercise program I created and facilitated for extra large people. However, I have learned the lesson many times over that the most successful clients have been required to make a commitment to participate. Without that there is just not enough accountability. The most effective form of commitment still remains to be a financial one. Create some paid programs and start by facilitating this type of outreach for large people. You will gain a better understanding of their fears and emotional challenges. “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” is the lesson I have learned.
Q. What are 3 of your most notable moments of recognition?
- September 6, 1981 I made Sunday headlines because I broke the Guinness World Record for Jumping Rope in a solo charity fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy.
- When I auditioned and became an MGM performer
- Acceptance of my courses by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as an accredited instructor
- When my first morbidly obese client lost 100 Lbs and regained athleticism during his stay with me.
Q. When did you decide to switch from general fitness training to focusing on those suffering from obesity?
I help clients of all genres, from youths to elderly. It’s not really that I consider myself to be a generalist, because I have specialized experience, expertise and compassion for each of these unique demographics. I have been consistently successful in helping them all. My primary focus in helping the people who come to me is toward manifesting a permanent wellness lifestyle change. Seeing the Biggest Loser convinced me that through national media there was a new awareness encouraging the obese population. I could take my fitness services to the next level by opening my residence to live-in weight loss clients.
Q. How many men versus women have you trained over the last 10 years?
Although I have had a good share of both genders, last week I compiled a 2012 video review of 19 weight loss camp men.
Q. What sets Live-In Fitness apart from other similar services today?
Las Vegas Live-in Fitness services are conducted in a real home, a real residential weight loss experience teaching habits that can easily transfer from my home to the client’s home. My ability to adapt client training and create unique “work around” methods is something that has generated the praise that clients especially appreciate.
Q. What role does self-esteem play in addressing a person’s ability to succeed in your program?
Clients come into my residence with a very low esteem because they have lost the ability to control their weight. They don’t feel worthy or capable of doing so. My goal as a fitness professional is to enable clients to overcome these issues as they gain control and self-esteem.
Q. How long does it take for someone to begin to see results?
Routinely, they start to feel better after the first day. When you start doing all the right habits all at once there is a huge contrast from how you were feeling before. Live-in clients can expect to see noticeable weight loss results in the first week. Within 10 days to 2 weeks they see muscle tone increase and fitness levels greatly improved.
Q.Are there you tube videos available for those interested in exploring this opportunity to maximize their health?
Currently, there are 150+ videos on my YouTube channels and linking into the site. All results, videos, and testimonials are completely voluntary by actual clients who want to pay it forward to encourage others, as they were encouraged to make their transformations.
Q. How can people learn more and get in touch with you?
By coming to the site and reviewing the FAQ and videos. Once they have done their research, its important that they be serious about entering this program before calling. The Live-in Retreat hosts only a few private residential clients at a time for one-on-one and semi-private personal training and weight loss coaching. Therefore, my available phone time is limited due to a full daily schedule devoted to servicing in-house clients.
Watch Live-in-Fitness with Debra
Actual events by Debra Stefan and Associates promoting fitness for special populations.
Debra Stefan, CFT
WE ARE NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
At the Live-in Weight Loss Camp we host only a few private residential clients at a time for one-on-one, semi-private personal training and weight loss coaching. Phone time is limited due to a full daily schedule devoted to servicing in-house clients.
Before you call the 800 line please read the Home page and FAQ page and then call if you can answer YES to the following:
Are you ready to make a solid commitment to attend a residential weight loss camp?
Do you have the time and resources to devote to making a lifestyle change?
Have you reviewed this site to understand the live-in weightloss services provided?
Feel free to call if you can say "YES" to all of the above.