For many, the new year brings weight loss resolutions and the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus is ready to help. The center’s new transformative weight loss program Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp will offer three Chapter 1 boot camps in 2015: March 22-28, June 14-20, and July 26-August 1.
Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp, a collaboration between the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and Eyeworks USA, is an evidenced-based program inspired by the unscripted ABC-TV series “Extreme Weight Loss” documenting show participant’s year-long weight loss transformations. Cast members in seasons four and five (set to air next spring) spent the first 90 days of their successful weight loss journeys at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
Participants in Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp spend a week at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center learning a unique approach to weight loss that emphasizes mindset and teaches the tools to a successful lifestyle transformation. Hotel accommodations and meals are provided.
At the conclusion of boot camp, participants head home and have the option to continue their weight loss transformation with online classes and a transformation coach in Chapters 2, 3 and 4 for a full year of support.
Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is designed for anyone who is ready to replace fad dieting with long-term weight loss transformation success. Information about boot camp sessions can be found online or by calling 844-404-2008.
October marked the successful— and sold out— launch of Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp. The 130 participants who attended from across the United States and Canada found the experience so impactful that more than 92 percent signed up to continue their transformation journey at home with Chapter 2 of the program.
Kenny Frazee, a 55-year-old insurance fraud investigator came to October’s Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center close to 100 pounds overweight. “There’s no doubt in my mind that I got to be with the best staff anywhere on the planet,” Frazee said. “Never in my life have I had a better experience, learned more or had so much fun. I can’t stop thinking about it.”
Frazee is continuing his weight loss transformation with Chapter 2 at home in New Jersey.
Holly Wyatt, MD, associate director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and the medical director on “Extreme Weight Loss,” is a guiding force on the TV show, along with series trainers Chris and Heidi Powell, in helping the show cast members safely lose weight. In her practice at the center, Wyatt also works with individuals and small groups to help them transform their lives through weight loss.
“I was inspired while helping the participants on the TV show make a commitment to a new lifestyle,” said Wyatt. “Now, those who attended our first Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp have made the same commitment. Many of the changes they make have little to do with diet and exercise; it’s more about a positive mindset shift.”
The program is based on principles outlined in “State of Slim”, written by Wyatt and James O. Hill, Ph.D., the center’s executive director which include: identifying your personal “why” for losing weight, focusing on positive aspects of weight loss, creating a supportive environment and developing new habits to make healthy decisions.
“We have 30 years of experience and science-based research backing up the principles we share with program participants,” said Wyatt. “In addition to looking at nutrition and exercise, we assess individual metabolic function, sleep and stress levels and explore the psychology behind a successful weight loss transformation.”
The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has entered into a licensing agreement with Eyeworks USA for its new destination boot camp weight loss program. This collaboration between the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and Eyeworks USA is inspired by the popularity of the unscripted television series “Extreme Weight Loss” which is produced for the ABC Television Network by Eyeworks USA and is executive produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic.