Program

This is not a luxury vacation. It is not for the faint of heart, but rather for those seeking adventure with a desire to completely immerse themselves in a different culture.

We will be in the highlands of Guatemala in the beautiful, lush, small town of Senahu. And our participants will have the opportunity to truly become a part of this amazing place.

The accommodations will not be a five star hotel. You will have a bed, electricity, and flushing toilets. You will have running water and showers, although we cannot guarantee they will always be hot.

What we can guarantee is an experience and atmosphere unlike any other. So while the water might not always be scalding, we have a feeling you might be too distracted to notice.

We create a weight loss meal plan specific to each individual so that they can reach their goals. Everyday we will be eating a variety of organic fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. The food that we will be eating will be nutrient-dense, seasonal, produce and grass-fed meat.

You will be immersed in serving needy, appreciative people and have a huge impact on their lives. Apart from our regularly scheduled workouts, being lost in service will not only aid in weight loss, but help you improve your mental and emotional health as well.

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What to expect

It is important to remember that while we are offering a fitness boot camp, we are also providing an intensely adventurous humanitarian experience. This is not a luxury vacation. It is not for the faint of heart, but for those that seek adventure and want to completely immerse themselves in a different culture . We will be in the highlands of Guatemala in the beautiful, lush, small town of Senahu. We want our participants to truly become a part of this amazing place. That being said, the accommodations will not be a five star hotel. You will have a bed, electricity, and flushing toilets. You will have running water and showers, although we cannot guarantee that they will always be hot. There may be times when the transportation will be no more than a cattle truck with the local people packed in tight. These are normal occurrences when spending time in a third world country, and all part of the cultural experience as you serve and get to know these amazing people. The purpose of this program is to lose yourself in service and the culture. You will be immersed in serving needy, appreciative people and have a huge impact on their lives. Apart from our regularly scheduled workouts, being lost in service will help aid in the weight loss process, as many of the service projects involve manual labor.

General Info

You are about to embark on an exotic, tropical adventure! While you are going to have the experience of a lifetime, improve the living conditions of many people, and also reap incredible weight loss benefits, it is important to realize that this is not a tourist vacation. We will be trying to live closely to how the local people live! Here are some important things to be mindful of prior to your upcoming expedition!

  • Clean beds and showers will be provided, though we can not guarantee that there will always be hot water.
  • We will blend in with the locals as our daily transportation will be walking, or riding in the back of the cattle trucks. (Buses will be provided for the long journeys.)
  • We are in a foreign country. It is crucial to be flexible and live on the local Guatemalan time, which is not often on time.
  • We can’t stress this enough: LYS is not designed for people who wish to be pampered. You are going to a third world country. Do not expect it to be a first world experience.
  • There will be many times when the exercise routines may push you to your limits, but our goal is to push you in order to receive maximum results.

What's Included

  • Transportation from Airport
  • Daily workouts and routines led by our professional trainers
  • Small group training for maximum results (no more than 12 participants per retreat)
  • Authentic Mayan Accommodations
  • 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. Authentic cuisine prepared with fresh, non processed, whole foods, and delicious tropical fruits
  • A weekly excursion to an exciting location (all entrance fees included)
  • Guided hikes through the beautiful lush jungle
  • Guatemalan cell phone to use for the duration of the stay
  • Daily service projects such as:

    Gardening projects

    Teaching English

    Working in the local schools

    Construction

  • Fitness gift pack
  • Indigenous experiences such as:

    Tortilla making lessons

    Shadowing an indigenous farmer or house wife for a day

    Eating a traditional Mayan meal in a Mayan home

  • Lifestyle coaching and motivational workshops
  • Complete before and after assessment, including photos, measurements, body fat % and strength tests.
  • Amazing weight loss results, new healthy habits, and a new relationship with food
  • Basic Spanish Lessons
  • Emotional healing and cleansing gained by losing yourself in the service of others
  • One month FREE at home follow up program

Sample Schedule

  • Monday - Friday

    7:00am - 8:30am Daily invigorating hike and workout looking over the beautiful lush mountains.
    8:30am - 9:00am Healthy Mayan Breakfast
    9:30am - 1:00pm Service work
    11:00am Snack and short break
    1:00pm - 2:00pm Afternoon Workout
    2:00pm - 3:00pm Lunch & Learn
    3:00pm - 5:00pm FREE TIME (explore the town, buy souvenirs, call home, use the internet, indigenous experience on Wednesdays, etc)
    5:00pm - 6:00pm Evening Workout
    6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
    7:00pm - 7:30pm Personal Study/Reflection/Journal
    7:30pm - ... Free time There is no strict bedtime, but we strongly recommend getting at LEAST 8 hours of sleep to mentally and physically prepare you for the next day.
  • Saturday

    Excursion day! Every Saturday we will embark in a unique - excursion to see places unlike anywhere you have ever seen.

    Sunday

    Rest, Reflection Hike, Free Time.

    Free Time Activities

    Swim in the local fresh water pool
    Play soccer with the local kids
    Call/Skype home
    Play games with other participants
    Shop in the outdoor market
    Read
    Use the internet
  • Back at Home follow up program

    We don’t want you to forget all you learned while you were with us! That is why we offer a follow up program. This includes:

    • Accountability- checking in once a week and reporting your progress.
    • Support: Speak with our trainers and weight loss specialists each week, have any questions answered, keep your motivation!
    • Connect with other alumni! It is fun and inspiring to talk with fellow participants and share what is and isn’t working for us. We can all encourage one another, and participate in weekly “challenges”.

    Price: Our follow up program is FREE for the first 4 weeks! If you wish to continue getting this weekly information and support, the cost is only $98.00 per month!

Excursions

  • Semuc Champey

    Semuc Champey is a natural water-park in the middle of Guatemala’s rich jungle. Some have called it the 8th wonder of the world. Semuc Champey is a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquin. It consists of a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabon River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools,where you can swim, cliff jump, swing on a rope swing or just relax and enjoy the amazing beauty around you. We will take you on an amazing hike to the overlook where you can have a birdseye view of the entire park, and if you are lucky, see some monkeys in the trees!

  • Se’chaj’

    The most beautiful waterfall and swimming holes in existence. This isn’t something you would ever be able to find on your own, and you won’t find it on the internet as it is completely off the grid. We will guide you on the short hike to the waterfall, and then spend the day playing in the water, swimming behind the waterfall, exploring all of swimming holes, and of course, taking pictures!

  • Se’amay cave

    Explore the deep, hidden caves of Seamay, Guatemala. This amazing cavern is known only to some local villagers. As you enter the cave you descend the antique Mayan carved staircase into a series of chambers and tunnels. As you continue exploring, you will find ancient formations, small pools and some rare wildlife. Hidden amongst the lush tropical landscape, the Se’amay caves will be an adventure you won’t soon forget!

  • Rax Ha Waterpark

    Rax Há is a newly built waterpark that is located in Panzós, Alta Verapaz. This is a day excursion that will take us down in the valley where the temperature is much higher. Rax Há has an assortment of activities including: crafts, learning to fish with a tortilla, hiking, basketball, volleyball, and swimming. Home to Alta Verapaz’s large

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