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Weight-loss camp coming to Fairmont

Created on:   Sun, Sep 17, 2017   10:52 PM

Last modified:   Sun, Sep 17, 2017   10:52 PM

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MORGANTOWN — On Sept. 29-30, the Nautilus Connection and Diet Doc Weight Loss Center in Fairmont will present its first annual Fitness Camp.

The two-day event will feature seminars, panel discussions and a training session with fitness professionals.

The goal of the camp is to help better teach the intricacies of dieting, fitness and a healthy lifestyle to the general public.

“There’s a huge problem with weight and obesity today,” said Steve Dodd, the owner of the gym. “The problem is that no one is teaching anyone anything.”

Dodd hopes that this camp will help rectify that problem. The camp will focus on dieting by tracking macronutrient intake, rather than eliminating certain foods.

“We never tell anyone what to eat,” Dodd said.

Instead, Nautilus and the Diet Doc program focuses on how to eat what you please while maintaining a healthy macronutrient intake, promoting proper fuel for the body.

The camp will also feature an introspective look on training techniques from experienced weightlifters and bodybuilders.

Many respected fitness professionals will be in attendance, including powerlifting champion Layne Norton and founder of the Diet Doc program, Dr. Joe Klemczewski.

The camp will kickoff, at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, with Klemczewski opening with a seminar titled, “10 Things You Don’t Know About Weight Loss.”

“As the founder of The Diet Doc, I’ll be spending my teaching time contributing to the understanding of how weight management can be more easily sustainable,” Klemczewski said. "I’ll also be on a panel with the other speakers so we can cover the most current topics and open the floor up for questions.”

The seminars will continue with a presentation by fitness professional Kori Propst.

The festivities will close on the first day with a question and answer panel with Norton, Propst and Klemczewski.

On Sept. 30, a seminar on common injuries by personal trainer Joey Potesta will begin the day, at 9 a.m., followed by advanced fitness seminars by Klemczewski and Propst.

Also, a four-hour block has been reserved for a hands-on training session with Norton and Luke Propst.

These sessions are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

“Incredible staff and industry leaders are coming from California, Florida, the East Coast and the Midwest to bring the latest information in health, nutrition, fitness and mindset,” Klemczewski said.

For further information on the event, including ticket prices, you can contact Dodd at 304-612-5228. Only a limited amount of tickets are available, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.