KICK START28 Days to KICK START Your Goals
Three times per year, thousands of people across the US & Canada come together to KICK START their health and fitness journey to see what they can accomplish in just 4 weeks. Each group is led by a Balanced Habits Certified Coach, this community approach creates tremendous camaraderie, support, accountability and ultimately success. Since 2008, over 80,000 people have KICK STARTed their health and fitness journey with this Balanced Habits program.
What would your life look like…
Reduced Body Fat
Better Night's Sleep
Why choose Balanced Habits KICK START?
You’ll feel better, you’ll have more energy…but most importantly you’ll live a higher quality of life. Whether you want to lose fat or develop a healthier lifestyle, the limiting factor is almost always nutrition.
Who is KICK START for?
KICK START is for anyone who is tired of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, to quote the great Albert Einstein.
What can you expect?
Each participant receives a structured 28-day road map to eat sensibly to reach their goals with the support and guidance of a Balanced Habits Certified Food Coach.
The next opportunity to participate in the KICK START is January 19, 2018
How does it work?
Your Food Coach will provide you with weekly accountability, guidance, and meal plans. You’ll be joining a community of like minded individuals KICK STARTing their own health and fitness journey.
Where do I sign up?
Nothing Speaks Louder Than Results
I got a call to do a national photo shoot and I only had a month to prepare! I called my local gym for help and was immediately put on their 28-Day KICK START program. In no time at all, they leaned me down so I was photo shoot ready and in the best shape of my life!
I went from watching people run local 5K’s to running them myself! In 28 days, I learned how to properly nourish my body, overcoming obstacles that had held me back, and literally become a new person. The best part was that during the hoilday season, when I typically would have gained weight, I applied the principles I was taught and stayed on track with my goals. I wish I had known it would have been this easy 25 years ago.
I lost 27 lbs – 12% of my body weight. I feel better, have more energy and am even sleeping better. I know a portion of my success came from the fact that my wife did the KICK START along with me. We were able to keep each other motivated and accountable. My schedule is completely chaotic and is the complete opposite of my wife’s, but if we were able to do it anyone can. My wife even traveled out of the area and was able to stay true to the program. Bottom line – the program works if you follow it.
I was so frustrated with the weight I gained from having my baby I tried to qualify for the LAP Band procedure, I was told to gain 30lbs and come back! Instead I joined the BH KICK START program with my local gym and in just 28 days not only did I get back to my original pre-baby weight but 6 years later I am still in the best shape I’ve ever been and now run local 5K and 10Ks
ATTENTION YO-YO DIETERS!
Have you been stuck on the yo-yo diet roller-coaster for what seems like forever? If you’ve struggled to lose weight following every diet imaginable; you’ve joined gyms, attended group classes, hired trainers and maybe even started popping pills promising a slimmer you, but still were unable to successfully keep off those unwanted pounds, then we’re going to show you a program that really works and how you can finally shed the weight and keep it off…forever!
We’ve worked with so many people just trying to lose 5, 10 even 50lbs or more and the reason is always the same. They just want to feel more confident in their body. They want their jeans to fit better, to hold their head a little higher, to achieve their own ideal body. Whether that’s to be able to buy a bikini, look like they actually train, or place in a competition, the reason is always the same:
“I just want to feel more confident in my body.”
We get it, we are all striving toward some goal with our health and fitness. For Carolyn Fetters, the founder of Balanced Habits, it was to not end up like the rest of her family who have passed early due to health complications from obesity related causes. You can read more about her story here. For her husband, Paul, it was to compete and place in bodybuilding contests. Now you might say, great, they are both already in terrific shape, how does that even apply to me? Let us start by saying, this program works for everyone because…
It is custom tailored to your unique body, your goals and your current lifestyle.
Balanced Habits programs are not one-size fits all plans because we don’t believe that one size ever fits all. We believe that your body is as unique as your personality and we want to deliver a program that isn’t going to fail you, where it conforms to you and how you live, instead of you trying to conform to it, only to feel let down and frustrated when you can’t stick to its unrealistic expectations. We want this program to be sustainable so that we can help you step off the diet roller-coaster once and for all, learn how to eat healthy (but not restrictively) for life and get the FÜducation™ you never got in school. We know every other weight loss company has promised you big results only to leave you disappointed and craving a real meal in the end, but we urge you to keep reading because we’re going to show you why Balanced Habits is a program, unlike anything you’ve ever seen or done before.
But let’s start off with a dose of reality…Healthcare is expensive.
Healthcare, at least in the United States, is a for-profit business. Insurance companies quite often charge higher premiums for coverage when you carry a higher amount of body fat, their reasoning for this is that you are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes and much more. They are not wrong in making those assumptions, you are at a higher risk when you carry extra weight, and lowering the amount of fat you carry not only reduces your insurance costs, it reduces at least one of the risk factors you have for these diseases and others. Carrying extra weight can also increase your risk for asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, and psychological issues such as depression and lowered self-esteem. Additionally, overweight and obese people tend to experience discrimination from their peers, employers and the general public.
Here are some quick facts about the health care costs of obesity:
- Obese adults spend 42% more on direct healthcare costs
- Those with a BMI between 30-35 are twice as likely to be prescribed pharmaceuticals to manage medical conditions
- Costs for patients complaining of chest pains at emergency rooms are 22% higher for overweight, 28% higher for obese and 41% higher for severely obese
“Reducing obesity, improving nutrition and increasing activity can help lower costs through fewer doctor’s visits, tests, prescription drugs, sick days, ER visits and hospital admissions, as well as lower the risk for a wide range of disease” 1
We are a company who is always striving to stay ahead of trends, and be 100% of the solution for our customers. We know that a fitness routine, while an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, is not the entire solution without the proper nutrition to support it, something the health care companies have finally recognized. In fact, just recently some insurance companies have started teaming up with providers who offer sustainable solutions to obesity. They know that preventative measures cost less in the long run than trying to heal a sick person. Employers are also getting more in-tune with this line of thinking as they know a healthier staff equals a more productive workforce.
We are sure you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule, that 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. That same metric applies to nutrition and fitness. 80% of your results come from your nutrition, so you can jog all day long, but if you don’t fuel your body properly, it’s not going to function very well. We like to use this analogy when certifying new Food Coaches: It’s just like putting fuel in your car. If you use a lower quality fuel, sure your car is going to run, but in the end, it’s going to need more repairs and cost more than if you put in the better quality fuel in the first place. Our bodies work the same way, food is our fuel, and it can work with you to get you the results you know you deserve to have.
Like Trina, who turned to Balanced Habits after being told to GAIN weight in order to qualify for the LAP Band procedure:
“I was so frustrated with the weight I gained from having my baby I tried to qualify for the LAP Band procedure, I was told to gain 30lbs and come back! Instead, I joined the BH KICK START program with my local gym and in just 28 days not only did I get back to my original pre-baby weight but 6 years later I am still in the best shape I’ve ever been and now run local 5K and 10Ks!”
And we have over 100,000 more stories from people just like you, who wanted to reach a goal with their body. Whether that was to trim for competition or lose the weight they’ve been battling to take off their whole lives, Balanced Habits has proven to be the last nutrition program they ever needed.
As athletes themselves, the creators of the Balanced Habits (BH) programs have a personal understanding regarding nutrition and the role it plays. To say that they “practice what they preach” would be an understatement. With two completely different approaches to fitness, (endurance runner and bodybuilder), their nutrition requirements were vastly unique to their desired outcome. While both types of athlete desires to compete as lean as possible, the need for performance is what is interesting to consider. Endurance athletes consume smaller, more carbohydrate and fat dense meals, whereas a body builder requires larger, more protein and fat dense meals; each to support the activity and desired outcome. Food becomes even more than fuel, it becomes almost a science of performance.
Because the creators of BH have so much personal application, as well as formal education in this field, teaching others how to apply this to their own unique set of circumstances became the ultimate goal for them. The original program, Balanced Habits LIFE, was developed within their first fitness center in 1994 to serve their fitness clientele. BH KICK START came about in 2008 when their clients asked for a group program they could work on using a community approach of support.
As parents of four children, fitness business entrepreneurs, and community volunteers, they knew they wanted to create a program for other busy people/families who deserved to live a higher quality of life through a “Fuducation” (an education how to eat real food), which in-turn has supported over 100,000 people. They literally created their programs to help people learn how to take of themselves, their family and in many cases their children.
“Our goal is simple…..to help you reach yours.”
We truly believe that too! If it’s true that there are no bad foods, only bad portion sizes, that allows for a tremendous amount of freedom. Participants of the KICK START and LIFE programs all say the same thing: “I wish I had known this years ago, my life would have been so different.”
Balanced Habits understands that if someone is serious about changing their lifestyle, they had to develop a program that didn’t exclude food or entire food group eliminations. People need to make choices, within parameters so they don’t feel deprived and the BH programs offer that!
So what is Balanced Habits KICK START anyway?
As we said before, we are an Industry of FÜducation™. We help people learn how to eat real food in a way that is sustainable for life. Balanced Habits KICK START is a program that gives you 28 days of support and accountability to learn new habits, with a group of like-minded individuals and a plan custom tailored to your activity level, goals and unique body composition.
The binder you receive at orientation is full of recipe ideas, grocery lists, a Pack n Go sheet-for packing meals at home, and a Grab n Go list for eating on the run. You’ll also receive an individualized portion sheet helping to customize your meal plans each day. You’re given your very own food journal to help you track your meals which allows your Food Coach to review and make adjustments and suggestions, as necessary, throughout your 28 day journey.
Here’s what some of our participants have said they noticed very quickly after starting the Balanced Habits KICK START program:
- A better night’s sleep
- Improved mood
- Mental clarity
- More energy
And that’s not all. Participating in a community-based approach to weight loss gave KICK STARTers new friends, opportunities to get out more, support and accountability, but most of all gave them the confidence to continue on to bigger goals now that they had the plan to get them there.
If you are ready to end weight cycling once and for all, put an end to struggling with how to eat healthy and live a longer, higher quality of life, then get started today.