I was around 275 when I arrived. Two weeks later I had lost ten pounds but gained at least 5 in muscle. Half a year later I'm down to 240. I went from being relatively sedentary to doing 20 mile hikes and eating my vegetables. This is about a lifestyle change -- not a diet program.
If you're looking for a mani-pedi you can get it here but that's not my thing. If it hurts, suck it up.
Travel alone. Travel with a spouse. It doesn't matter. You will find support here.
When I arrived I had not had a pain free moment in 3 years. On the advice of one of the former contestants who was there, Sam, I went to see Dr. Ray, the on-site chiropractor. 20 minutes later I was pain free.
Before I went, I had a lot of anxiety. Hell, I even created a blog called "Diary of a Fat Guy". But although I didn't sleep well that first night I did challenge myself. I rediscovered my inner athlete. I learned that I could be more than I was.
If you want social interaction, go to the hot tub. There's plenty of guests who are trying to soak away the pains of the day.
If you want someone to scream at you, this is the wrong place. This is not the show. It is far superior. You will have classes that will teach you what dietitians and fitness experts did not teach me in over 30 years. These people know their stuff.
If you want to make a change in your life, this is the place to kick start it. These people, from the front desk staff, to the trainers, to the nutritionists and spa-folk, are positive people -- and it is no wonder; they get to see people making positive changes to their lives every day.
Some people have whined that it's expensive. You know what's expensive? A week long stay in a hospital after a heart attack. You know what's expensive? Rehab after a stroke. You know what sucks? Not attaining your potential.
If you're afraid to go, look up irishhurling on youtube. If I can get off my fat back-side, so can you. If you can swing two weeks, do it. The program starts on Sunday. I was sore until Thursday. Suck it up.