Our doctors are thrilled with our progress and improvement
The words "thank you" seem too shallow to express mine and Alan's appreciation of you, Liz and Amber for our wonderfully gratifying experience during our recent 3-week stay. However, we did want you all to know just how deeply and sincerely we mean our "Thank You" to each one of you who did so much for the two of us. Our stay, and subsequent success, were more than we had hoped for; and we came home motivated and armed with the right tools to continue on our path to recovery and success.
This was truly a God-given opportunity for us, blessed by God and by women to whom God gave the talent, knowledge, care and compassion for delivering the ultimate in assistance and guidance to the two of us so desperately needing such. Every aspect of the program was an answer to many, many prayers being offered up by the two of us, as well as many of our friends here at Robson.
Liz was able and willing to personalize our exercise activities to our abilities and current conditioning, taking special care with our limitations and making sure form was just so. What a huge blessing she was with the personal attention she gave us, but also with her music abilities!
Amber was great at allowing us to "pick her brain" offering up extra recipes and nutritional advice when we so often asked her. She was able to deliver on nutritionally sound and satisfying menus. Her "seminars" and cooking classes were informative, instructional and memorable, She was another huge blessing.
Ashley, likewise, took a special interest in the two of us, offering much cheerleading from the sidelines and some great workouts in the pool. For an unpaid intern, her work ethic was amazing, and she deserves many hoorays! Another huge blessing.
And finally, you Debbie, were so patient answering the many phone calls, the many concerns, and handling our situation so delicately. The time you spent by phone with us prior to our coming to Shane was amazing, but appreciated. You are the perfect director and awesome "first contact" and "first face" in San Antonio. Thanks for your care and concern and for delivering on all the promises of Shane. You saw that our stay was a great success and huge blessing. And, so you know, our doctors are thrilled with our progress and improvement.
So, thanks to all from the bottom of our hearts! Please keep up the great work and please do keep in touch. We love all of you so very dearly! God Bless!
Jois & Alan (Texas) 70 & 69
The focus on living my life while outside the program was invaluable
I wanted to thank you and your staff for an amazing week. I really feel that I learned how to eat. I have been home a week and I lost five pounds while at home. I followed my food plan and my exercise plan, and I can honestly say that I was not hungry with the amount of food I am eating. Learning to eat carbohydrates with protein has been key in keeping me feeling full.
The staff provided such a wonderful, loving and nurturing environment. The focus on living my life while outside the program was invaluable. I do hope to return for a refresher next year.
Thank you so much for everyone's support and genuineness.
Robin (New Jersey) 42
I am becoming more confident every day
Upon arriving at Shane Diet & Fitness Resort in San Antonio, I was beyond nervous and was scared at how hard it might be to work out so overweight. The first week here was hard to work out and be away from my family. However, within days I felt like a part of a new family who is here to support me through ups and downs. Since I struggled with exercising the first week, the staff helped by making modifications in workouts to make sure I wasn’t injured. I even enjoyed all of the food here and found it comforting that as the week progresses I felt fuller after meals.
The second week here it became less hard to be away from home and a little easier to exercise. I started to find the athlete in me that I hadn’t seen since middle school. Classes even incorporated
things like basketball drills and swimming which are things I have loved since childhood. Meals were substantially satisfying me, plus they are delicious.
Now with it being my third week out of five, I don’t want to leave this resort that is beyond beautiful, full of delicious food, spectacular workouts, and truly wonderful people. I can do more than I ever thought I could and am becoming more confident every day. I am truly proud of myself for the first time in my life and am starting to believe all things are possible.
Thank You SHANE!!!!!
Lisa (Pennsylvania) Age 25
I felt welcomed the moment I arrived
I really enjoyed my stay at Shane in San Antonio! The fitness classes were great, and I learned new exercises, including some I can do at home. The food was fantastic! (I’m a vegetarian who doesn’t care for tofu, and there were plenty of yummy choices.) I felt welcomed the moment I arrived, and the staff members were knowledgeable and fun.
One reason I chose Shane was because they incorporate the behavior change aspect in their program in addition to fitness and nutrition. I loved taking some time off work to exercise throughout the day, and have delicious, healthy meals prepared for me! It was difficult to say good bye to that! But, I took home useful ideas and tips on staying healthy that I can use in "every day life" to maintain the lifestyle changes I want to make.
Eva (Colorado) Age 36
Got great results
My thanks to each of you for the time you spent with me last week. This was time well spent for me and
clearly we got great results together so Thank You for all you did for me shared with me and pushed me
to do. Now I will take what you taught me and what we discussed as options for me, and translate them
into further success on my road to the healthiest me I can be.
Tracie (Texas) Age 43
We are more encouraged now to make efforts towards ourselves…
"We had a wonderful time in New York City before heading back home to school in the UK. Although it is not always easy keeping up in the real world where there is no SDR staff to keep one in check, we had such a wonderful time at Shane Diet Resorts. It has encouraged us to continue making efforts towards ourselves. Thank you for everything!! Best wishes always."
Christopher (Nigeria) Age 58
The scenery is beautiful, the classes varied
"The scenery is beautiful, and the classes are varied and different. Aaron and Jackie were great. They're professional, compassionate and understand how weight loss is an intense and emotional experience. I rarely missed any of their classes."
Danah (Cambridge, MA) Age 27
SDR gave me the motivation I need to keep up the healthy lifestyle at home...
"It has given me the motivation I need to keep going at home, how to eat better and manage it in the real world. Thank you for this experience. I am excited about going home and keeping up with this lifestyle and I know I will continue seeing results."
Christine (Las Vegas, NV) Age 36
Now I understand what I need to do to be successful at home...
"I loved the educational aspects. The classes on nutrition were great. I especially needed to learn about the importance of exercise. Aaron's 5 Pillars class was exactly what I needed to know about fitness. I loved the variety of exercises so I could try things. This was a great experience! I loved being so active and detoxing from salt, fat etc. I understand what I need to do to be successful at home."
Deborah (San Antonio, TX) Age 57
I have made several friendships here that I know will continue for years to come...
"I wanted to thank you again for allowing me the opportunity to come to SDR. I came here to get a healthy jump start on my weight loss and I feel I have gotten that and more. I believe I will be able to take the knowledge I have learned here and will be able to apply it to my life in the future. I have also made several friendships here that I know will continue for years to come. Thanks again for giving me this opportunity."
Stephanie (Acworth, GA) Age 27
It is what I learned about me and about who I truly am that will stick with me...
"A lot of things have happened, a lot of changes in my life, for the better. [SDR] still remains a WONDERFUL experience and I still discover things I learned over there. More than the memories, the sport classes or the nutrition teachings, it's what I learned about me and about who I truly am that will stick to me. I really can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to learn this. From the very first email I sent you, to this last day at Shane Resort you’ve always treated me with so much kindness, and I can't thank you enough for that. I had an amazing time here. The classes were absolutely awesome and very addictive. The staff (hotel & trainers) were extremely helpful and understanding. But most of all they were so nice, smiling, positive and motivated that I could not not make progress! I learned a lot here, and I am sure that I am going to keep making progress in the future."
Emilie (France) Age 27
I feel very thankful that I found SDR!
"Things are going great! I have lost 39 lbs since June 20! That is a huge accomplishment for me. And today I had to go into my spare closet for smaller clothes, since my work clothes are getting too big! What a great feeling. I was wearing a size 24; I'm now a size 20! I am at 259 pounds.Through education at SDR I have been able to notice my pitfalls and I am trying my best to keep close to what I learned at SDR. I am not giving up. I feel very thankful that I found SDR!"
Christina (Columbia, MD) Age 50+
I really can't tell you what an incredible experience my week at SDR was.
"Thank you for the at home manual. I loved reading it. It also serves as a reminder of what I have to do every day, as well as the wonderful week I had at SDR. The recipes look delicious and easy. While I tend to burn water, I've decided to try a few of the recipes anyway. I really can't tell you what an incredible experience my week at SDR was. It was truly enlightening and transforming. The program was perfect for me. I can't wait until next summer to spend another week at SDR with my Camp Shane BFF Randi and hopefully some other ladies we met during our stay at SDR who we still keep up with through Facebook. I think of SDR and the staff every day and thank you all for the lessons I have learned, and all the fun I had during my stay at SDR."
Mindy E (Florida) Age 50