Category Archives: Teen Weight Loss

Exercise Vs. Nutrition: What Matters Most

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Studies show that weight loss is generally 80% nutrition and only 20% exercise. However, without exercise only a portion of your weight loss is from fat since you will also strip away muscle and bone density. Since working out stimulates muscle growth, losing weight by adding exercise means you are burning mostly fat which is important for your metabolism.

So How Important is Nutrition?

Experts agree that you will see the biggest weight loss results when you change your eating habits. That is why all our teens receive a personalized nutrition plan and are trained to use MyPlate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate. The secret to losing weight is not about dieting or counting calories but learning proper balance and portion control.

You also want to set your family for success by planning your weekly meals together and cleaning out your cabinets of all those unhealthy “trigger foods”. Keeping a stash of sweets in your cabinet will only tempt you to give into your cravings! And studies show that relying on willpower alone to lose weight adds stress and is not as effective as weekly planning.

Exercise Vs. Nutrition: What Matters More

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Studies show that weight loss is generally 80% nutrition and only 20% exercise. However, without exercise only a portion of your weight loss is from fat since you will also strip away muscle and bone density. Since working out stimulates muscle growth, losing weight by adding exercise means you are burning mostly fat which is important for your metabolism.

So How Important is Nutrition?

Experts agree that you will see the biggest weight loss results when you change your eating habits. That is why all our teens receive a personalized nutrition plan and are trained to use MyPlate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate. The secret to losing weight is not about dieting or counting calories but learning proper balance and portion control.

You also want to set your family for success by planning your weekly meals together and cleaning out your cabinets of all those unhealthy “trigger foods”. Keeping a stash of sweets in your cabinet will only tempt you to give into your cravings! And studies show that relying on willpower alone to lose weight adds stress and is not as effective as weekly planning.

Focus on Habits not on Weight Loss

By offering the first fitness and weight loss program for kids and teens ages 8-18, we are helping our members literally transform their lives. Our proven program has a 90% success rate and includes nutritional guidance, group support, and exercise classes to train our teens how to change their habits and achieve their goals. It is the first complete program of its kind that is designed to empower teens with the tools to reach their full potential. Continue reading

5 Healthy Back-to-School Tips


After a long summer break, our teens are finally back to school and focused on classes! As you get adjusted to the first month of school this is a great opportunity to create new healthy habits for your kids and the entire family. As experts in counseling families and teens, here are the top 5 tips we recommend to help you and your family get off to a healthy start:  Continue reading

Childhood Obesity: Call to Action

Why Is America Unfit and How Do We Get Fit Again?

Jack LaLanne known as the “Godfather of Fitness” started the fitness craze in the 1950s proclaiming to millions of television viewers that “exercise and a healthy diet are the keys to a great life.” With Gold’s Gym in the 1970s to CrossFit in the 2000s, the fitness industry has been growing rapidly and today there is a gym for just about anyone that wants to get fit. Yet with over 30,500 fitness centers in the United States, we are more unfit than ever before in the history of our country. How is it possible that while the fitness industry expanded the overweight and obesity rates among adults jumped from 47% to 67%? Continue reading