"My stay was phenomenal. I achieved what I came to achieve. I lost 7.2 pounds in 5 1/2 days and I was not juice fasting! I was on the Clean food program.
There were a lot of firsts for me at Jump Start - hiking, polemetrics, yoga and I loved all of them.I must admit I was extremely resistant at first, but now I feel calm, confident and my self discipline has increased..."
Lena McBride , Costa Rica Nov 2012
"I was the epitome of yo-yo dieting. I was 40 pounds overweight. The weight always came back, no matter how hard I tried.
Attending Jump Start Retreat restored my life, my looks and my sanity. I lost
25 pounds in 21 days of Jump Start the first time. I kept losing at home and
came back to lose the last stubborn 5 in 7 days of Birchcreek Boot Camp. I
threw out all my fat clothes like they said and have been 128 pounds for two
years and two months!!
Thanks Jump Start!
Ellen S., Staten Island, NY
"Dear Jump Start Staff, I want to thank all of you for an amazing 5 days! WHen I found you online it was no accident. The people I have met and the lessons I have learned were just what I needed...for everyones hard work and welcome I sincerely thank you. Until next time!..."
Maryanne Courtney-LaRue June 2012
"My experience at Jump Start has not only changed my physical appearance, it has equipped me with knowledge that will last a lifetime. My main intent was to lose enough weight so I could comfortably go back to running after surgery on both knees. My 2 week stay resulted in a weight loss of 18 pounds. I am now a comfortable 198 lbs from 248.The knowledge and understanding of the human anatomy I received from the daily lectures I attended, have inspired me. Ron and
Julie, you have changed my life and through me, many others. Thank you from all
50 pounds lost, NY, NY
"I was 30-40 lbs overweight. I decided it was time to get my body back! My dad had attended Jump Start and had told me about it's benefits. In the 6.5 days in NY, I lost 13 lbs and gained an entirely new perspective on eating. I felt great, and wanted to continue my efforts. It has been nearly1 year since my trip to NY and I couldn't be happier. If I can make it work, anyone can!"
Before: 197 lbs size 16
Now: 162 lbs size 8-10
Billie Vest - Berkley, MI
"I came to Jump Start after gaining close to 50 lbs & having a thyroid condition that was out of control. I also ate dinner out 7 nights a week- a huge meat & dairy eater & lots of white carbs. At Jump Start, I learned how to eat properly. I became what I call a "flexitarian". I made large changes after losing the first 18 lbs . I also stepped up my walking & cardio boxing, which I learned at Jump Start- so much fun!! I continue to do my morning breathing exercises that Ron taught me. It has all in all changed my life. I have lost 48 lbs since my Jump Start visit - 48 in 8 months!!! & I feel great!"
Ila Rabinowitz, Long beach, NY
"I had not excercised in years, drank and ate too much. The Jump Start Prograsm showed me the value of juicing and many different forms of exercise and over the week I attended I lost about 12 lbs. I continued to excercise and over the many months I continued to lose lbs. Today I weigh 182 lbs and have held that weight for the past 18 months. I work out in the gym for one hour 4 to 5 times per week and I walk a minimum of 3 miles on a daily basis around Beijing. I am in the best shape of my adult life. THANK YOU JUMP START!"
B. Hunt, Beijing, China
"Lost 10 lbs during my stay at Jump StartjUMP sTARTk, another 10 lbs by the end of the month; and by 5-6 months had lost 40 lbs.During my first 3 days of juice fasting at Birchcreek, my chronic cough of 40 years, as well as acid reflux symptoms disappeared (they have not returned). After listening to Ron's lectures on the human digestive system, I decided to try a 3 month detox - taking it one day at a time (this, while cooking regular meat-fish-poultry meals for my (husband).Within 2 months my eyesight changed dramatically - I became about 30% less nearsighted! "
Sara Markel, NY NY
"Pampered support for a life changing jump start.
This is the second time I have visited the Birchcreek Health and Weight Loss
Retreat in Pine Hill, New York. I was so inspired by my first experience that I wanted to return, bringing my partner along to share the experience.
The grounds and environment at the Pine Hill campus are relaxing and restful yet elevating for the spirit. It is situated in a densely wooded area with numerous creeks. The accommodations are luxurious, yet cozy.
Although in one sense you feel like you are on your own, the staff always seems to appear to bring in your bags, inquire about your needs or to give you a cheerful and inspiring statement for the day. Any inquires for particular comforts were dealt with immediately.
But life changing jump starts are not just about comfort. The comfort provided was invaluable for support so that we could, by choice, explore a little bit of our limits. We chose to take on the 2-3 varied daily workouts along with the 2-5 mile walks in the morning. The three \meals\ a day consisting of gourmet-prepared juices were surprisingly satisfying and were very effective in detoxifying our systems and supporting a healthy weight loss.
I lost 5 pounds in five days which pretty much got me down to my ideal weight
that I had not enjoyed for 20 years.
The inspirational seminars, presented by Ron and Julie, gave us the ... fuel for the motivation we needed to make the changes we wanted for optimal health. We are really looking forward to Ron’s book being published sometime in June. Julie is also working on a book about celebrating life with gratifying and scrumptious juice recipes."
Terry Martinez - Jump Start Guest Book June 2011
"The benefits I derived from my stay at Jump Start are astounding. I came because I had difficulty losing weight on my own and I needed help. Since adopting your program, in addition to losing weight, I have rid myself of arthritis, lost my susceptibility to allergies and cured my occasional bouts with psoriasis. You set me on a new and correct path to follow for the rest of my life and for that I am truly indebted.."
Bill - Marathon Runner
"This was the best thing I ever did for myself. I highly and enthusiastically recommend this program for anyone who wants to seriously lose weight in an outstanding location."
Lena McBride Jump Start, Costa Rica November 2013
"Within four months of attending Jump Start, I lost seventy pounds, my husband lost sixty pounds, and we both felt better than we had in years.
Today, five years after our visit to Jump Start, I remain healthy and free of any diabetic symptoms and we have both adopted the Jump Start eating plan as our own"
Sue Rivera, Delhi, NY
"I am a Jump Satrt believer! 30 pounds in 36 days. Never looking back."
Julie, Pine Hill, NY
"My 4 week stay at birchcreek changed the way I look at, think about and feel
about food. From Ron’s seminars, which bombard you with facts about nutrition
and the importance of eating right to Elizabeth’s lectures where I learned that
food is not something you fear but something to enjoy. Thanks so much!"
Madison Liddy, California
"It has been 2 weeks since I left Jump Start and I wanted to…thank the entire
staff for a truly life changing…priceless experience. I have spent thousands of
dollars on diets, diet pills, diet books – you name it…Your program should be
mandatory for everyone. I see a light at the end of the tunnel and it is not a
train wreck! I will be back soon. My deep thanks and appreciation to all at
Beth Rossi NY, NY
"I spent just four days at a JumpStart Retreat and I am very relaxed. I feel great and I lost 8.5 pounds.”
Maen Ajlyakin – CEO Syria
"I participated in the Weekend Warrior and it was awesome! The JumpStart
staff was professional, informative and supportive. I was able to refocus my
weight loss efforts and lost 5 pounds in 2 days. Thank you for a great weekend!"
Nadine, New Jersey
"I have just started implementing the diet changes that I learned about through JumpStart Weight Loss and Wellness Retreat, but already I am seeing positive results. I did not need to lose weight, but through the encouragement of my sweetheart, I came to JumpStart to see if diet could alleviate my overstressed system. The results I have seen so far are very encouraging. The symptoms are now so few that I could say they are gone...!"
"Enjoyed all the juices. Never felt hungry. Nice pace to the day. Definitely sore
after first three days, but massage helped me to recover quickly. Staff was
patient, helpful, and cheerful every day! Totally exceeded my expectations by
losing 10lbs on the 5 day boot camp program. Very happy with over-all
Lisa K East Hampton, NY Tripadvisor Nov 2012