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.  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 whole foods, minimally processed meal plan, a full range of classes and activities, a customized fitness plan, nutritional and behavioral counseling, wellness seminars 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 Five 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); Integrative Wellness (learning to reduce stress and be kind to your body and mind) and the Shane Experience (developing all of the above in an encouraging, caring and sage environment).

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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’s passion for and involvement in the weight loss and health world is well established. Her husband David Ettenberg is the owner of Camp Shane, the country’s oldest weight loss camps for children. Wanting to bring Camp Shane’s formula for success to adults, Ziporah founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts for adults in 2008 after a successful career as a corporate attorney.  Ziporah is so committed to delivering a life changing program, she became a certified wellness chef in 2016, graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. An avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle, she strives to promote better fitness, nutrition and long-lasting change in both her work life and personal life.

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Camp Shane, helping kids with weight loss for over 50 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 now runs programs in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin. Please visit Camp Shane’s website for more information.