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San Antonio Living Welcomes Amber Ketchum, Weight Loss Resort RD

Dietitian Spotlight Series: Amber Ketchum, Weight Loss Resort RD

February 26, 2014 | | By: Megan WareAmber Ketchum

This week, I’m sharing with you my interview with Amber Ketchum, MS, RD, who runs the nutrition and weight loss program at Shane Diet and Fitness Resort in San Antonio, TX. Take it over Amber…

Hello everyone! My name is Amber Ketchum and I’m a registered dietitian from San Antonio, Texas.  I received my Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the University of the Incarnate Word and later attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where I completed my Dietetic Internship and Master’s Degree in Dietetic Studies. Read the full article.

Wellness Travel Journal

February 2014

Editor’s Welcome                                                                February 2014   

By now we have all stepped fully into 2014 and the word is – this is going to be a great year for wellness and wellness travel! I’m seeing new innovative designs and programs and I’m hearing the excitement in people’s voices when they speak about their dreams and aspirations for a better world, and a more fulfilling and enriching life. Oh the possibilities! I hope when you wake up each morning, you can’t wait to throw the covers off, start your day, dream your dreams and create your own special magic.Wishing you a Happy, Joyful & Healthy Month!
Travel Happy. Travel Well.
Camille Hoheb
Editor, Wellness Travel Journal

Read the full newsletter where a Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts recipe was featured.

Peaklife SA Magazine

See our article in Peaklife SA Magazine Winter Issue on Top 7 Reasons to Strength Train. Article can be found on page 18.

Orange-Pomegranate Cinnamon Holiday Cocktail

4 Fad Diets to Skip

By: Amber Ketchum | November 27, 2013 | SpaFinder Healthy Eating

Fad DietsThese days it seems we are constantly bombarded with new ideas on how we should be eating to lose weight as fast as possible. Usually fad diets promote rapid weight loss and involve over-restricting certain foods and eating large amounts of other foods. It’s important to remember we need an overall balance of the right foods in the right amounts to get all of the nutrients our body needs. Depriving the body of key nutrients can be very harmful in the long run. Keep in mind that like most things in life, if a diet sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The best way to lose weight and become healthier is to eat a well-balanced diet, along with regular physical activity. Read the full article.

9 Foods To Fight the Common Cold

By: Tayler Stein | November 22, 2013 | SpaFinder Blog Healthy Eating

IMG_0636It’s only November, but it feels as though winter has come early this year! While this may indicate the start of the holiday season, it also indicates the start of the common cold season. Unfortunately, sudden weather changes have potential to be damaging to our immune systems. The quicker the weather changes, the easier it is for you to catch a cold. Luckily, fighting off the common cold could be easier than you think, and it starts with consuming the right foods (those that are the most “nutrient-dense” as possible). If you’re trying to ward off symptoms of the common cold this season, here are some foods you should definitely be eating! Read the full article.

How-To Live Stress-Free During the Holidays

By: Jackie Poplaski | November 5, 2013 | SpaFinder Blog

Holiday StressA little bit of stress at times is to be expected and can even be healthy. In small doses, stress can spur you into action. However, constant stress around the holidays can weaken your immune system, make you feel crummy, and actually promote weight gain. Holiday cold, flu, or extra pounds anyone? But perhaps worst of all, it can take most of the joy out of the season. Have you ever wondered what you can do to counter holiday stress? Read the full article.

SpaFinder Wellness Mango Salsa Recipe

Hotel Partnerships with Fitness Pros Can Mean a Healthy Bottom Line for Group Business

By Julie Catalano | June 7, 2013 | Hospitality Marketing

cvent_westinworkout_shanepost_may2013According to a recent report in Hotel Business Review, the hospitality industry could be missing out on lucrative opportunities to promote their fitness offerings, adding that “health and fitness professionals will be searching for new ways to deliver their services” to people not signed up for their programs (Source:

How can hotels tap into this huge market? By connecting fitness pros directly to their hotel guests―specifically groups such as executive retreats, top management incentive travel, and the ever-robust wedding market―and keeping those guests on site thanks to customized exercise, weight loss, nutrition and counseling programs offered by third party fitness companies. Read the full article.

San Antonio Living: Healthy 4th of July Food

Our very own Amber Ketchum was on San Antonio Living to talk about healthy 4th of July food and demonstrate a healthy recipe.

How to Dress Your New Body

Jules Aldaz, the official Fashion Stylist of Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts shows viewers how to dress their new body.

Put a Healthy Spin on the Kids’ Summer Snack Attacks

Amber Ketchum, the Registered Dietitian from our Texas resort demonstrates how to put a healthy spin on Kids’ summer snacks and meals.

Club Estrellas – Summer Issue 2013



Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts located in San Antonio Texas was featured in Club Estrellas Summer issue.







Diet Brownies: Rich, Dark Chocolate and a ‘Secret’ Ingredient

By John Griffin | May 17, 2013 | Savor SA

brownies2“Would you rather eat a plate of black beans or a fudgy brownie?”

That’s what Ziporah Janowski and Julie Harrington of the Shane Diet Plan ask in their new cookbook, “Meal Simple — The Camp Shane Cookbook: Quick, Easy, Delicious & Healthy Recipes” ($24.95). (Shane has a diet resort at the Westin la Cantera where recipes from the book are served as part of the meals.)

And the answer their question by offering a brownie recipe that’s made with black beans.

Their reason: “You can get the nutritional benefits of black beans while eating a brownie. Sneaking healthy food into dessert is more enjoyable than eating them plain on a plate.”

Still, black beans in a brownie? I didn’t believe it. So I had to try it out. Sure enough, the recipe is quick and easy, and the nutritional analysis is certainly better than a brownie from a bakery. And, they’re wheat-free.

But what about delicious? Read the full article.

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts’Mango Salsa

By: Jackie Burns Brisman | May 3, 2013

mango-salsaShane Diet, Weight-Loss & Fitness Resorts in San Antonio, Texas, is known for its unbelievable weight-loss program which incorporates fitness, coaching, and you guessed it, nutrition. So its no wonder their cookbook Meal Simple – The Camp Shane Cookbook: Quick, Easy, Delicious & Healthy Recipes is full of well… quick, easy, delicious, and healthy recipes! With Cinco de Mayo this weekend and with backyard BBQs being planned all summer-long, a go-to salsa recipe is a must. Read the full article.



NFitMan May Issue


Debbie Davis our program director at our Texas location at the beautiful La Cantera Hill Country Resort was interviewed by NFitMan’s May issue for their article on page 31 about Summer Fitness Strategies.

KABB Fox San Antonio: 7 Ways To Improve Heart Health

Debbie Davis our program director at our Texas location at the beautiful Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort is the American Heart Association’s Fitness Spokesperson. She appeared on KABB Fox San Antonio on Monday to help spread the word on seven easy ways to improve your heart health.

The Budget Diet: How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

By SpaFinder, Heather Logue|February 25, 2013

food-budgetIt’s tough when the healthy groceries you crave seem to come with an unreasonably high price tag; that juicy, organic produce and free-range or grass-fed meat seem a bit out of reach, and it can feel as though you’re trapped in a world of packaged noodles and microwave dinners. But not to fear! We come bearing helpful tips and advice for eating healthy on a budget with the help of Amber Ketchum, registered dietitian at Shane Diet, Weight-Loss & Fitness Resorts in San Antonio, Texas. Read the full article. 

San Francisco Chronicle – Meal Simple, Camp Shane and Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts Weight Loss Cookbook For Kids and Adults is Published and the Shane Story is Told

Published 3:00 pm, Thursday, January 31, 2013

The country’s longest-running weight loss camp for children and young adults and its sister adult program has published its own cookbook, full of delicious, healthy recipes based on the meals served at the country’s first and most famous “fat camp” and now adult resorts. Read the full article.


Great Day San Antonio – Give Away

Great Day San Antonio: Turkey Salad

San Antonio Live: Chocolate Mousse

December 14, 2012 Our Registered Dietitian from our Texas Resort was on San Antonio Living to do a live demonstration of a quick, easy and healthy recipe that wont ruin anyone’s weight loss goals.


Take Your Butt to a Higher Place

By Debbie Davis, CPT, program director at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts, San Antonio, Texas|December 25, 2012


As a trainer for over 15 years I am always asked by women, “How do I get a higher and shapelier butt?”  Most women spend a tremendous amount of time on cardio and burning fat as a focus… Read the full article.

 “You will lose weight and get fit easily here but it doesn’t feel like work because the program is such a fun vacation,”

– Susie Ellis, President of SpaFinder, a respected spa industry analyst and expert. She has visited more than 1,000 spas.


The Perfect Recipe for Holiday Leftovers! Great Day SA

November 27, 2012

Our Texas Registered Dietitian Amber Ketchum goes on Great Day SA to demonstrate a fantastic and healthy way to use all your thanksgiving leftovers.  View Here.





Shane Stresses a Healthful Approach to Eating- SavorSA

November 16, 2012

They also realize that people who seek Shane’s help want their meals to taste great. So, recipes have been developed to meet the programs set-up of three meals and three snacks a day. Breakfast could consist of banana oatmeal pancakes with turkey bacon or a frittata with fresh fruit on the side and an eye-opening Virgin Mary. Lunch options include grilled chicken with vegetables or whole wheat macaroni and cheese, while dinner could bring fish, chili or even a steak. Read the full article.


8 Holiday Side Dish Recipes to Try- The Well

November 14, 2012

Sweet-potatoes_optFeaturing our Spicy Peppered Sweet Potatoes recipe and Holiday Eating Tips







Sunshine Foods: 12 Foods with Vitamin D , Plus Why You Need It – The Well

October 11, 2012


“Canned tuna is a great option if you’re looking for a healthy, affordable and versatile food,” says Amber Ketchum, R.D., at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts Texas location. “One 3-ounce serving of tuna (packed in water) will provide almost half of your daily dose of vitamin D.”  Read the full article.


September 25, 2012

SpaFinder Partners Blog Q&A: Ziporah Janowski 

“Leaving a career as a lawyer to pursue a passion for helping others live a healthy life, Ziporah Janowski opened Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts about five years ago. Now, with five kids’ summer camp and adult weight-loss locations and the newest set to open this month at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, Janowski isn’t slowing down—and neither are the waves of people who are visiting Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts from around the world, including Belgium, California, Israel, London, Paris and more, to learn about getting fit, eating right and making a lifestyle change for a healthier outlook on life.”  Read the full article.




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