Frequently asked Questions
Q: How do I know Jump Start is the right program with the best results for me?
A: Jump Start Retreats have been successfully working with clients to lose weight, get fit and detox for over 15 years. Our small group size and outstanding staff ensure that your time with us is tailored to your exact goals.
Many of our guests have attended other programs, tried at home diets and meal plans – even had food delivered to their homes. They report significantly higher weight loss results at Jump Start than at all other programs combined. All shapes and sizes benefit from our high octane, low calorie juice or food plan. Call 877.254.0070 for more details about what you can expect from your Jump Start Retreat stay.
Q: How do Jump Start rates compare with other weight loss programs?
A: No programs anywhere offer the value for investment that you receive at a Jump Start Retreat experience. We believe that when you attend one of our programs you are essentially investing in yourself – long term - for you and your family. Included in our competitive rates is a complete and individually designed, take home weight loss, fitness and wellness plan. Your success is our success and we take yours very seriously.
Q: Does Jump Start Offer Payment Options?
A: We do offer a variety of payment plans in order to make a healthy lifestyle and weight loss opportunities available to as many people as possible. Please phone 877.254.0070 to discuss payment options.
Q: How does a Jump Start Retreat differ from other programs?
A: You can’t help but succeed here! But, more importantly, you have to succeed at home. So our Immersion approach to teaching the brain new habits by practicing the lifestyle during your stay. This works. You will lose fast and healthy while you are with Jump Start, and you will be completely prepared for returning home.
Q: Do you have first floor rooms?
A: The accommodations vary with location. Please call for specific info.
Q: What types of people come to the Jump Start Program?
A: Our guests range from professional men and women to homemakers to couples, and come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Most attend solo, but also we host mother daughter teams, couples, friends, siblings. They all share a common desire to create a happier, healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families and to live a life free of chronic pain, disease, health concerns and weight problems.
Many of our clients have never attended a cleansing detox or weight loss retreat before Jump Start. We offer a refreshing, soothing and non – intimidating environment staffed by caring professionals who have your success as their goal. We look forward to your visit!
Q: Are there age or weight limits?
A: Our program is for those 18 years and older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please phone for 877.254.0070 for weight restrictions.
Q: Do you accept pets?
A: Some Jump Start Retreat locations accept well behaved pets. Please inquire when reserving.
Q: Will I have access to my e-mail during my stay?
A: Complimentary high speed/wireless internet access is available at all Jump Start Retreats.
Q: Will I need a car during my stay?
A: A car is not necessary during your stay. Shuttle service to and from local airports is available from local sources.
Q: Will I be able to keep up with the exercise program?
Jump Start accepts only limited enrollment in order to ensure attention to each individual. Our walks and hikes are staffed to accommodate slower guests as well as athletes. Guests will have an initial evaluation by Jump Start staff to determine their fitness level. Our programs are varied to suit individual needs and abilities.
Q: Will my health insurance cover your program?
A: Although benefits vary widely from plan to plan, it is our experience that most health insurance plans do not reimburse for educational and preventative programs like ours. There are, however, tax deductions available (under certain circumstances) for money spent for our program. Please check with your accountant for more information.
Q: Is Jump Start Retreat a health spa?
A: No. The emphasis at the Jump Start Retreat is on safely and quickly losing weight, increasing fitness, detoxing and cleansing. However, to complement your visit, we do offer an outstanding selection of spa services such as therapeutic massage, acupuncture, reflexology and natural facials, manicures and pedicures (location specific).
Q: Will I be able to exercise if I choose the juice fast option?
A: Yes! One of the most notable advantages of attending Jump Start over almost any other juice program is the ability to workout while attending. Our High Octane Juice Fast provides an enormous protein boost allowing even our most athletic clients to participate.
Q: Is there a physician on staff?
A: Our program is alternative, non clinical and we do not prescribe or change medications, so an on staff physician is not required. You are, of course, encouraged to consult with your own health care professionals during your stay at Jump Start and to continue your prescribed medications.
Our outstanding program has been designed and thoroughly approved by Naturopathic Dr.'s, our on staff Biochemist and nutritional scientists.
Q: Does the Jump Start Retreat program work for everyone?
A: A resounding Yes! Clients with overweight issues experience dramatic weight loss. Increased energy and fitness are always the result of the pure food and workout plan that we offer.
Our program is based on human biology and the latest scientific research
results for health and nutrition. Your body will respond to our fat burning, low calorie energizing regime quickly and effectively. Join us and change your life!
Q: Do I have to Juice Fast at Jump Start? Will I gain all my weight back after the juice fast is over?
A: No, Jump Start offers a number of juicing/eating options. Juice fasting is not mandatory, although most of our clients choose juicing because of its accelerated results and high nutrition. If you choose not to juice fast, Jump Start offers our ‘Clean Regime’ vegetarian meal option (not available at all locations). Please feel free to contact or staff for more info on choosing the program that will bring you the best results.
Contrary to popular belief, you will not gain all your weight back after juice fasting. Jump Start staff will assist you in easing back into healthy eating habits to ensure continued weight loss success and to help develop long term eating changes
Q: What if I don’t have a lot to lose? Can I lose too much?
A: Some of our clients are repeat Jump Start alumni who have successfully maintained their weight loss and return just for relaxation, refreshing and recharging. Others choose Jump Start for cleansing or our energy boosting programs. We are happy to adjust any program to our maintenance plan to prevent unwanted loss of pounds.
Q: Do you pair people for double occupancy?
A:Yes, we would be happy to team you up with a roommate although we cannot guarantee double occupancy. Please contact our office for details. 877.254.0070 | 845.254.4004
Q: Will I be too hungry?
A: Most clients report a refreshing and welcome lack of hunger and cravings during either our high protein juice fasting or Clean Regime eating at Jump Start.