Our approach is different

Old habits are hard to break. Changing your habits takes time, commitment and support. Sometimes it takes a while before your changes become new habits. And, there might be challenges along the way that you will have to face.

Does any of this sound familiar?

This is why our approach is different.  Adopting new, healthier habits may protect you from serious health problems like obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis and even cancer. New habits will help you manage your weight and increase energy. After a while, with LightenUp® Lifestyle’s support these changes will become part of your daily routine.

LightenUp® Lifestyle improvement program offers a new start, a chance to improve your overall well-being and the first step towards changing your life for the better. Learning new lifestyle habits ensures that those first steps lead to a long and lasting journey.

As a result of your transformation while learning healthy lifestyle habits, you can be better prepared to engage in the physical activities of daily living, improve your mobility and appearance and extend your years of healthy living with your family and loved ones.

At LightenUp® Lifestyle, we understand that changing habits are not easy and we are here to help. Our health coaches provide one-on-one nutritional guidance, physical advice and emotional support.  We focus on enhancing and maintaining individual’s overall health, through teaching healthy and sustainable lifestyle habits.

LightenUp Lifestyle - our weight loss approach includes nutritional, physical and emotional support components

One-On-One Coaching

By closely examining your behavior patterns and mindset, LightenUp ® Lifestyle’s one-on-one coaching session drives results through an individualized, transformational approach,
You and your health coach will have the opportunity to discuss all three elements of a whole person coaching - nutritional, physical and emotional. Understanding your obstacles, your coach will bring out your highest potential by guiding you towards your individual goals. This approach makes the difference between short-term change and long-term transformation.

Keep in mind, what is discussed between you and the coach is entirely confidential.

Success Stories

LightenUp Lifestyle - read Shawna's success story


LightenUp was recommended to me by my Dr. when I made an appointment to check my thyroid. I had been working out so hard, completely cutting out the carbs in my diet for about 6 weeks.....and did not lose a pound!!! I thought it had to be my thyroid. I was so frustrated to say the least. I was also skeptical of LightenUp and gyms, but I knew I had to make a change as my knees won't let me hike anymore at the moment and hiking is my love and solace. I decided to give LightenUp a chance and am so grateful that I did. A couple of fairly minor tweaks to my diet and now I'm down about 25 pounds. This from the girl who couldn't get the scale to move for over a year! LightenUp is a God send to me and I appreciate the care and community that comes with the membership. The coaches really do invest in your lives and CARE about your well being. It's not a money-making trap.

LightenUp Lifestyle - read Duane's success story


Little did I know several months back that the wonderfully passionate, caring and knowledgeable people at LightenUp Fitness would truly set a new and intensely better course for my life when I called asking for help with losing weight and cultivating good overall health. You see, I was nearly 100 pounds overweight and had been suffering the effects of nearly out-of-control type 2 diabetes that is lethargy, fatigue and low/high blood sugar crashes. I had also just come from seeing my doctor who, when asked if he could advise me on my losing weight to curb the diabetes, stated "There are skinny people and there are fat people - it's all about genes. Take your meds and insulin, eat what you want and don't worry about your weight." I am glad this happened because it prompted me to discover LightenUp Fitness. I spoke on the phone that same day to an authentically empathic and responsive personality for at least an hour. She sparked in me the idea that we are NOT genetically determined to be overweight and unhealthy, and that I could accomplish these goals. She was right!!!! I have lost 62 pounds or 20% of my body weight, my blood glucose is stabilized, I am no longer taking insulin and I have gained real health sustaining knowledge that will serve me for my life. Thank you, LightenUp, for all that you do and for making all of this possible!

Weight Loss Program


We are so proud our teenage son. Although we’re somewhat healthy people, it was his decision to make a better choice in his life and lose weight, and we supported him, fully. After looking around we found the LightenUp on 144th and I-25. This isn’t a fad diet program. It’s all about long-term healthy eating, proportion sizes, awareness, and exercise. Within 3 months, our son lost 30 lbs, and is still going, and sticking with it. We appreciate their hands-on support, personal mentoring and encouragement that they have given him. He’s a new man…our “littler” man. I also love all of the apps, monitors and high-tech communication support, whether in or out of the facility. The facility is quaint and not intimidating (no massive gym) with all the state-of-the art-amenities. It’s perfect for someone looking for pubic, yet personal, hands-on care. It’s run by a great team – who have had their own struggles and stories to tell you when you join. Thank you. You have not only taught my son, but all of us, as a family, on how to feed and support him, and ourselves better. We could not be happier with our investment in LightenUp.

LightenUp Lifestyle - nutritional education is one of three focal points in our program

Nutritional Guidance

Eat Real Food

No supplements or pre packaged meals or having to drink your meals! No abstinence from foods. Abstinence will only increase your desire for that food. In the end, learning balance and moderation is key!

Eat With Your Family

Have you noticed traditional “diet” plans ostracizes the dieter who is trying to eat better and lose weight? At LightenUp® Lifestyle, we teach you how to make healthy and nutritious meals for you and your loved ones.

We understand that today, in our fast pace world, eating together is a challenge, yet, not impossible.

Eating to live or living to eat?

Having a balanced and pleasurable relationship with food is a challenge for majority of us. Many of us eat in a way that reflects how we feel about ourselves deep down inside. Sometimes, we use foods and/or alcohol to self-medicate our feelings with the hope we will feel better about ourselves.

By working one-on-one with a health coach, you will learn how food can make you feel better in a more nutritious and balanced way.

Achieve Success at the Grocery Store

Our best and worst eating habits start in a grocery store. These habits are so much more than just shopping around the perimeter. What is bought in a store gets moved to our homes and food in our homes gets eaten.

At LightenUp® Lifestyle, we teach our members how to be a balanced grocery shopper by offering small group grocery tours, where available. The most expensive items, are not always the most nutritious items.

Learn how to be a healthy grocery shopper and help your family make
better choices today!

Learn Healthy Food Preparation Methods

Simplicity is the answer. Every meal does not have to be a gourmet feast. At LightenUp® Lifestyle, we teach the importance of nourishing your body in an easy, sustainable manner.

Dine out successfully

Learn how to make better food choice for you and your family.

LightenUp Lifestyle provides nutritional education as a major component of our lifestyle improvement program

Have you tried different diets, supplements or quick fixes but can’t sustain a healthy weight?
Our approach is different.

LightenUp Lifestyle - physical education is one of three focal points in our program

Physical Advice

Workouts for you

We develop customized workouts that set you up for success.

Workout Where You Want

Who said you must workout at the “gym”? The ability to incorporate exercise is available anywhere you wish . Learn how simple routines can be applicable at your home, hotel or outside.

Peer Workouts

Peer workouts build accountability. We will help you find local programs that will get you outside of the gym and onto the activities you love the most. Don’t know what you love? Don’t worry, we’ll help you find your inner athlete!

Complimentary Access to LightenUp® Fitness

If a LightenUp® Fitness location is nearby, you’ll get 24x7 access with small group fitness classes to your own clean, welcoming, premium equipped fitness facility.

LightenUp Lifestyle provides physical education as a major component of our lifestyle improvement program

Have you tried being more active or eating healthier only to see the scale stuck on the same number?
Our approach is different.

LightenUp Lifestyle - emotional support is one of three focal points in our program

Emotional Support

Finding Your Why

Every great journey starts with a why. What is your why? We will work with you to help you discover your why for immediate change, but also your why for sustainable change.

Private, One-on-One Coaching

At LightenUp® Lifestyle, we understand that changing habits are not easy and we are here to help. Our health coaches provide one-on-one nutritional guidance, physical advice and motivational support.

LightenUp Lifestyle provides emotional support as a major component of our lifestyle improvement program

Do you always begin eat better but always find yourself having a hard time sticking with this change?
Our approach is different.