Helping fight obesity since 1968

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts is part of a proud tradition of losing weight and feeling great

Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts is a weight loss and fitness resort program focused on helping guests achieve a long-term healthy lifestyle. Currently operating summers at a Resort & Spa in the Catskill Mountains of New York, the program offers guests nutrition counseling and cooking classes, comfortable accommodations, a calorie-restricted gourmet meal plan, a full range of classes and activities, a customized fitness plan, nutritional and behavioral counseling, and ongoing support in their efforts to lose weight and create a healthier lifestyle.

The company’s effective, safe and sustainable weight loss philosophy rests on Shane’s Four Cornerstones: Nutrition (eating correct portions of healthy, well-balanced food and learning the fundamentals of sound and science based nutrition); Behavior Change (understanding and changing bad eating habits and developing good ones), Fitness (developing habits of regular exercise); and the Shane Experience (developing all of the above in an encouraging, caring and sage environment).


David is the founder and president of Camp Shane, the nation’s original and longest-running weight loss camp for obese and overweight children. He is a recognized expert on weight loss camps and loved by thousands of parents and campers for his life-changing work. His vision has helped Camp Shane enter the national spotlight, including appearances on MTV, MSNBC, ABC’s “20/20”, Dr. Phil, TLC, A&E, Newsweek and Time Magazine.


Ziporah is an avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle, an avid outdoors-lover whom you might happen to meet on any hiking trail in the Hudson Valley. She founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts with her husband David Ettenberg, hoping to replicate the magic of Camp Shane and help enrich the lives of those struggling with weight and health issues. Ziporah believes in a complete holistic approach to personal change, and Shane mirrors that belief.

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Camp Shane, helping kids with weight loss for over 40 years

Camp Shane is the world’s leading weight loss camp and expert on helping kids lose weight and get more fit. The company began operating the world’s first co-ed weight-loss camp for kids in 1968, and currently runs programs in Arizona, California, Georgia, Texas and New York. Please visit Camp Shane’s website for more information.