We are Coach Kelly McCormack and Coach Michael LoColle, Co-Owners of Club Inhale/Exhale located in Billerica MA serving all surrounding communities, Burlington, Wilmington, Bedford, Newton, Chelmsford and so many more! Our Weight Loss, Health and Fitness Retreats are located in around the world! We have held retreats in Cape Cod MA, Rancho Margot, Costa Rica, and are adding California, and a Cruise Line Retreat to our yearly Health and Wellness Retreats !
Over the years we’ve have helped thousands of men and women reach and exceed their fitness and nutrition goals. Many of our clients have come to us after trying everything they could to lose the weight.
We realized one thing through out our coaching, that losing weight has almost nothing to do with fitness and nutrition. Now, with that being said, we know that fitness and nutrition plays a big role in changing your body.
What it does’t do is change your mind and your Be-Leef(TM) systems! We found that before someone can make those physical changes they must change the way they view what they are doing. If you have a negative view on exercise well that’s not going to help the process.
This is the reason we started our Health and Wellness Retreats! Getting clients together in a group setting such as a weight loss retreat where we can share our experiences, educate you, and provide you the step by step processes to help you change the areas of your life that will change your Body!
Mind, Body, and Soul are really what we do and is who we are. We have gone through our own individual experiences of weight loss, personal and professional growth. We have lost a combined total weight of over 100 lbs and changing the way we think was a huge part of this.
Now, let’s ask you some questions.
#1 ASK YOURSELF WHY
Getting away for a few hours or a few days is great, but without an intention it’s a vacation, not a health retreat. So ask yourself what you’d like to achieve with your time off. If the answer is “relaxation” or “clearing my head” that’s fine, but those answers suggest different activities than if you’re trying to think up a new direction for your health, wellness, personal life or family growth.
#2 CLAIM YOUR TIME
Figure out what needs to happen for your designated block of time to be all yours. Would it be best to take a day off work, or repurpose an existing holiday or half-day? Can your partner take your kids (perhaps in exchange for some promised me-time later?), or could you trade off with a friend? Mark your retreat on your calendar far enough ahead of time that you can anticipate it, and start pondering ideas in advance. That way, when it’s go time, you’ll hit the ground running.
#3 CHOOSE YOUR SPACE
If you’ve given yourself 24 hours or more, spending 1-2 hours of that time driving somewhere beautiful could be a great investment. Check into a private home/B&B or hotel and enjoy a real change of scenery. If you’ve only got a few hours, you’ll have to be more practical. A friend’s vacated house or apartment is an option (you won’t feel compelled to distract yourself by cleaning her dishes). If you just want to think and don’t plan to do much research or writing, going for a long walk in a nearby nature preserve is an excellent choice.
#4 BE DISCIPLINED
Yes, you’re probably bringing your phone, if for no other reason than needing directions to the start of the hiking trail. So figure out rules for yourself. It’s not a retreat if you’re checking your inbox every five minutes like you do during a regular day at work. Don’t fear boredom. Boredom is your brain’s way of getting ready for all sorts of new insights to come roaring in. You might give your loved ones your hotel phone number for emergencies, and then resolve to only turn your phone on twice a day. Alternately, be disciplined about filling your retreat with actively relaxing events such as stretching, learning about better nutrition and making space to create some positive changes, so you’re less tempted to check in on real life.
#5 TAKE BREAKS
You won’t take retreats daily, so you do want to maximize this time, but be gentle with yourself. It’s impossible to have deep thoughts every minute. While I spent thousands of dollars, and 12 retreats later I’m still happy to say I always return recharged and ready to work on ME. Take a break, take a retreat. They make your focused time even better.
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Here is your chance to learn how to make the changes necessary to live a happier, healthier, and more empowering life!