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Fat Farms for Seniors

Rock Springs Retreat Center / August 12, 2022 / rockspringsrc / 18
Researching weight loss camps or fat farms for seniors isn't easy, but if you're over 50 and wondering how to lose weight and get fit again, then you're not alone! It can be difficult finding a program that isn't too intense or too lax, but rather, is unique to you and your personal goals. At Fit Farm at Rock Springs, we believe that fat farms for seniors need to change, which is why we're not a 'fat farm', we're a Fit Farm!
In the video below, we chat with a senior couple, Richard and Cheryl, after completing their first stay at Fit Farm. Both were fit in their younger years and wanted to reclaim their health through a boot camp for seniors. Cheryl had had knee surgery and wasn't sure if she would be able to participate, but both she and her husband were pleasantly surprised to see she was capable of more than they thought!


Fit Farm Weight Loss Camp Seniors
For some, picturing a fat farm brings images to mind of intense workouts and being miserable. In the past, society has unfairly attached a negative perception to these programs that are designed to help people. It's no wonder that some may be intimidated by the thought of going all in for a weight loss camp, especially if you don't feel like you're at the top of your game as you once were before. However, not all fitness retreats, fat camps, fat farms, whatever you want to call them, are made equally. At Fit Farm, our program is tailor-made with our guests at the forefront.

Whether you're looking to lose weight for the long term, get a step or two back in your stride, stay in shape to keep up with the grandkids, or cross off a boot camp for seniors from your bucket list, this is your journey. The path you take and the goals you set for yourself are all for you to decide. But sometimes it’s difficult to know how to take that first step. That’s where Fit Farm comes in.

Fit Farm’s distraction-free, 200-acre private resort in the rolling hills of Nashville, TN, is an oasis of nurturing mind, body, and goals. Jumpstart your personal journey with our all-inclusive fitness and weight loss retreats that provide you with the tools, knowledge, and support to maximize your results. You don’t have to worry about what kind of food you should eat or what exercises you should do. We remove all the guesswork so you can focus on you. Come as you are and do what you’re capable of today and in return, we’ll help you build the strength needed to do more tomorrow! We provide a supportive environment that wants you to succeed. The team at Fit Farm is with you every step of the way as your cheerleader, your accountability partner, and your family. We share in your goals!


Brawl Box with Seniors
Being surrounded by others who have similar goals is incredibly empowering. Know that you are not alone in your quest to be a healthier version of yourself. Many seniors seek out fat farms or weight loss retreats to kickstart or continue their health journey. In 2021, over 45% of first-time guests at Fit Farm were 50+ years of age. No matter your age, gender, or where you're from, Fit Farm is a welcoming environment for all.


Farm Trails in Tennessee
We like to refer to our weight loss program as an all-inclusive retreat not only because our pricing includes everything from your fitness program, all snacks and meals, room accommodations, and activities; but also because the program is ideal for all fitness levels, all ages, all genders, and all starting points. Guests from all over the world and from different walks of life participate in our Fit Farm program. Some guests arrive with a goal to be able to walk a mile before they leave, while other seniors may be training for a marathon! No matter what your goals are, our experienced staff is here to meet you at your pace to help everyone reach their goals.

The program at Fit Farm Our program isn't 100% high-intensity workouts. Instead, we provide a progressive daily program that takes you through the peaks and valleys of physical exertion and elevated heart rate to help you build the endurance and strength you are looking for. Our structured fitness and weight loss program provides up to 7 hours daily of various classes. You're probably thinking that it's impossible for anyone that’s a senior to work out for 7 hours a day, and you're right. Safely engaging in 7 hours of high-intensity exercises every day is impossible, no matter whether young or old, and that's not what we do here at Fit Farm. These 7 hours are a combination of fitness and wellness education classes that involve various body movements. Classes range from water aerobics, restorative yoga, hiking, biking, pickleball, HIIT (high-intensity interval training), boxing, and fun games that keep you engaged and moving. Many guests often find themselves enjoying these activities so much that they don’t realize how many calories they burned having a great time. Curious about just how many calories you could potentially burn participating in these recreations? Check out our list of 10 fun ways that we burn calories on the farm. It even includes a calorie burn calculator!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the amazing fun we have here on the farm!

Biking on TN farmland
Hiking with Linda
Swimming Hole
Axe Throwing TN
Pickleball at Fit Farm
Boxing is for all ages here at Fit Farm


Fit Farm Trainers
Our one-of-a-kind training team at Fit Farm is with you for your entire journey. We’re dedicated to helping you and all seniors reach a healthier, happier you. Before you even begin your first exercise class, our team of professional trainers will meet one-on-one with you to discuss your personal goals, physical limitations, previous injuries, and any health concerns you may have. Our trainers work together to build exercise modifications that allow you to build strength and coordination to get to the next level of your fitness journey safely.

Every day you will work with the Fit Farm trainers for up to 7 hours. This ensures that you are on track with your progress and allows for a safe environment that promotes injury prevention, which we take very seriously here on the farm. You can read more about how our trainers produce a safe environment through our blog, Trainer Talk: Injury Prevention.

The food at fat farms vs fit farm

Food can be an intimidating topic when it comes to considering any kind of weight loss camp or fat farm for seniors. Being starved of nutrients is not a healthy plan of attack for any weight loss journey. Our philosophy at Fit Farm is “real food for real people.” We don’t want to take away the comfort foods we’ve all grown to love. During your stay, you can look forward to having a healthy burger, chicken parmesan, chicken curry, chili, and even pizza! Yes, you can eat pizza and still lose weight. What's our secret? In order to achieve a well-balanced lifestyle, it's important to consider the foods we eat, portion sizes, and ingredients. At Fit Farm, we help you rethink your perception of food by recreating popular dishes into healthy versions that are both nutritious and delicious. In turn, we pass the knowledge to you so you can craft your favorite meals to match your personal goals at home.

We meant it when we said that we’re not your typical fat farm for seniors. Check out some of the mouthwatering food that awaits you at Fit Farm!
Fit Farm Food
Fit Farm Food
Fit Farm Food

Reclaim your health today

Senior Fitness at Fit Farm
At Fit Farm, we guide you through the process of creating and maintaining healthier habits for life with a truly holistic approach to health, nutrition, and wellness that we've created based on the best, most effective techniques in the fitness world today. No matter young or old, our team is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Come for a weekend, 1 week, 4 weeks, 3 months, or whatever works for you! We make sure that no matter how long you stay, you’re prepared to continue your journey wherever that may take you. Reset your pace for life not at a fat farm for seniors, but at Fit Farm!

Contact a member of the Fit Farm at Rock Springs team to learn more about our fitness and weight loss camp for seniors.
Reclaim your health now!

  1. What is your protocol for switching from getting energy from carbs to getting energy from stored fat? Do you have a price for 4-weeks? 8-weeks? Thank you.

    1. Hi Sharleen! Thank you for your question. Our program is based on a macro balanced meal plan of carbs, protein, and healthy fats which is designed to sustain your energy longer between meals. As for rates, the rates vary depending on your preferred room type and the program that best fits your goals. Our fitness program rates range from $2569 – $3535 plus taxes per week and our weight loss program can be added for an additional $245.00 per week. Good news – we offer a discount of 10-15% for extended stays. We’d love an opportunity to chat about our approach and the program that would be best for your goals.


  2. I have a prosthetic leg and am in a wheelchair. Can you help me to get back on my feet and to lose weight?

    1. Hi Sandi, thank you for reaching out. We do have experience with guests with prosthetics; however, we would like to know more about your personal situation in order to determine if our program is the right fit. We would love to schedule a consultation with you to see how we can help.

    1. Hi Shannon! A member of our team will be reaching out to you via email shortly with information regarding our program. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call anytime at 615-667-8055.

  3. Am retired and on a fixed budget and looking for someplace to kickstart my weight loss that’s affordable

    1. Hi Dawn, thank you for reaching out to us about our weight loss program. The pricing of our all-inclusive weight loss retreat is very competitive for the value we offer. Here is a link to our weekly rates. Are you available for a consultation to see if our program is right for you?

  4. What are the all-inclusive fees? If I take Amtrak how would I get to the farm? What state are you in? Do you test hormones so we know what type diet to go home with?

    1. Hi Deborah, these are great questions!

      – Our all-inclusive pricing includes the fitness program, education, testing, personalized meals and snacks, accommodations, outings, facility amenities, complimentary airport shuttle, and a plan for continuing your journey at home. If you attend our weight loss retreat, you get all of the above plus a blood panel evaluation, 1-hour weight loss education class, and weekly one-on-one sessions covering fitness, nutrition, and accountability. You can find our pricing depending on the type of program you are interested in through the links below.

      Fitness Retreats- https://rockspringsrc.com/fit-farm-fitness-retreats/#fitnesspricing
      Weight Loss Retreats – https://rockspringsrc.com/fit-farm-weight-loss-retreats/#weightlosspricing

      – How to get from the farm from Amtrak: We offer shuttle service from Nashville Airport on Sundays at either 11:30 am or 3 pm. You could take a taxi to the airport and catch the shuttle or you can hire a taxi/Uber and come directly to the farm.

      – We are located in Castalian Springs, TN, just 40 miles outside of Nashville.

      – Because we are a fitness facility, not a medical facility, we do not test for hormones. However, if you attend the weight loss program, you can have blood work done prior to your stay and bring that with you for evaluation with our team. For more information on blood work click here: https://rockspringsrc.com/fit-farm-weight-loss-retreats/#bloodwork

      – Before you go home, our team will work with you to create a 14-day plan so you can continue your journey beyond the farm.

  5. What programs do you have for seniors who need to lose at least 80 pounds or more. Unfortunately, I can’t run do to a back back I’m 68 but consider myself very active in a variety of projects but lack in a good exercise routine and a good nutrition program

    1. Hi Reeney, thanks for reaching out! You’ll be happy to know that our program is specifically designed to meet you where you currently are on your fitness journey, regardless of any physical limitations. Our trainers will work with you every step of the way and will provide any necessary modifications to help you safely achieve your goals. Our all-inclusive program not only includes the exercise routine and nutrition program you are searching for but is also inclusive of adults of all ages and fitness levels!