There are definitely services like the one you described.
There are 2 issues though:
1.They are extremely expensive and ridiculously overpriced
For example one of the ones I found is the Hilton Head Health which was used on the show Heavy costs $350 for one day.
Their 28 day program costs $12,000.
Here's a disclaimer from the mentioned resort:
(Note: Those featured on A&E's HEAVY docudrama resided at H3 for 6
Which would cost you $81,600
Here is what you would be paying for specifically
- Individual Consultation with Wellness Counselor (every other week)
- Small Group Support and Fitness Sessions (2‐3 per week)
- 90 minute Initial Coaching Session
- Week goals discussion with a coach (Every week -starts 3rd week)
- Introduction to Online Food and Exercise Journaling (Seems like a
- Hands‐On Cooking Session with Chef (2 ½ Hour session) (Group class)
So a 6 week program would include:
- 3 consultations with counselor
- 12-18 group classes
- 1 x 90 minute training personal training session
- Weekly goal discussions with a couch (I estimate like 20 minutes)
- 1 Group class about exercise and diet logging
- 2.5 hour cooking class
What you can get for $20,000 on your own:
- 100 hours of cooking classes at $25/hour ($2500)
- 100 hours of personal training (NOT group sessions) at $30/hour ($3000)
- 50 hours of psych sessions at $100/hour ($5000)
- 5 years of Gym membership for group classes/equipment at $50/month ($3000)
- 1 year of healthy groceries $500/month ($6000)
I hope now you can see how you are paying like 100000% just because it's a 'resort'. You will get infinitely more value if you bought the services yourself.
2.Their effectiveness is extremely questionable
I've only watched several episodes of Heavy but I do remember seeing contestants relapse and go back to their habits the moment they go back home. Gaining dozens of pounds back.
This isn't surprising since:
Being fat is not the problem, it's a symptom of a problem.
One study of dieting obese patients followed them for varying lengths
of time. Among those who were followed for fewer than two years, 23
percent gained back more weight than they had lost, while of those who
were followed for at least two years, 83 percent gained back more
weight than they had lost
Losing fat isn't the solution. People lose fat all the time, it's akin to the Mark Twain quote:
Its easy to [lose fat], I've done it hundreds of times -- Mark Twain
The only way to lose fat in a sustainable way is to change your habits and behavior. Diet isn't the answer because it's temporary. What do you do after you finished your Atkins regiment? Go back to how you used to eat and gain all the weight back.
So this means you have to address your immediate environment and behavior in everyday life. Not be in an artificial and alien environment where you don't have stress, food is catered to you, and your entire day is structured and restricted. Sure you learn how to do better in a fat loss resort.
But you do not live in a fatloss resort.
Forgot the fantasy
Television is television. It's not real. Make your own retreat. Have your SO take a 12 week break from work and start structuring her lifestyle so that she can lose fat. If she can't do it at home, she can't do it anywhere. Only then you won't be further $40,000 in debt.
Here's how you can actually help
Stop spending your money and start spending your time. People love to buy products and try to just throw their credit cards at their problems. That doesn't work. Spend time with your SO and help her establish better habits:
Make sure you both have good sleeping habits. 8 hours a night minimum -sleep before 11pm.
Walk with your SO every day. Doesn't matter how long, just go and walk.
Cook and prepare your own meals. Find 20-30 minutes everyday to prepare meals for the day.
Do NOT buy any junk or processed food. Yeah it's easy but it's also robbing years from you and your SO's lifespan and life quality.
Motivate your SO to stay on track and positive.
Get her a gym membership AND go with her. Set a schedule and go exercise. Take exercise classes, do yoga, go on the elliptical just do something.
Stop wasting time. There is 168 hours in a week. Lets say 50 hours of work and 56 hours of sleep (8 hours/day). That leaves you with 62 hours - 8.8 hours a day! You are wasting a lot of time that can be spent exercising/cooking/improving your situation.