Our goal is to help you
live the life you love.

Our goal is to help you live the life you love.

The Science

Retrofit's scientific foundation was built by leading weight loss experts

Retrofit was shaped by some of the leading researchers and practitioners in weight management. Collectively, our Advisory Board members have worked with over 40,000 weight loss clients across the country and include two former directors of the National Obesity Society as well as the co-founder of the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR). The Retrofit Advisory Board has analyzed the NWCR strategies for long-term weight loss success. Their findings form the foundation of Retrofit's science-based approach.

Our approach fosters sustainable weight loss that can change your life forever.

Research shows that 10% weight loss over 6 months is safe and sustainable.* Often, people who lose large amounts of weight quickly are unable to keep that weight off and end up gaining even more back. Focusing on stability after losing allows newly formed lifestyle habits to become a permanent behavioral foundation. Secondary phases of weight loss can follow.

A 10% reduction in body weight invites many health benefits, including:

  • Lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces incidence of depression
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces your risk of cancer
  • Increases your energy & restful sleep
  • Lowers cholesterol and improves triglyceride levels

Why You Can Lose Weight

The Retrofit program helps you identify and address the triggers that may be preventing you from reaching your goals. This emphasis on your mindset and relationship with food and physical activity is crucial to weight loss and weight maintenance success.

Our wellness experts leverage the body of work that Retrofit Advisory Board members Robert Kushner, MD, MS, and Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, captured in their 2009 publication of Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Tool Kit. Client lifestyle patterns are identified with a 50-question Lifestyle Patterns Assessment. Your Retrofit team will customize strategies to overcome the specific lifestyle patterns that are blocking your weight loss success.

Lose the Fat, Keep the Muscle

Check this out: This graph shows an actual client's shifting body composition as she loses fat (blue) and maintains lean mass (orange). The average Retrofit client steadily loses 1/2 to 1 pound each week and maintains muscle mass. Crash diets create large and sudden calorie deficits, causing the loss of muscle. Retrofit will teach you to be calorie conscious so you can safely lose body fat while maintaining your lean mass.

The Tech

The Dashboard Brings the Human Touch to Data

Your personalized command center, the dashboard is where the real magic happens.

Log it Track your food, activity, and weight while your coaches follow along, keeping you focused on your personal goals.

Questions just for you Here, your coaches will customize your logs with key questions to help you become more mindful about your choices as you gradually make changes.

Activity and weight sync automatically Connect your Dashboard to your Wireless Activity Tracker and Wi-Fi Smart Scale and your activity, sleep and weight data are automatically uploaded daily.

Ask anytime No need to wait for your next coaching session. Stay in touch with your coaches anytime via your Online Dashboard.

Retrofit Me mobile app Update your dashboard on the go, through our mobile app. Your coaches give you real-time feedback via app and email to help you stay on track.

See how active you really are.

Few things are more motivating than making each step count on the road to achieving your weight loss goals. Make it fun to see how your everyday activity, not just exercise, adds up.

As an Expert client, you can connect your Dashboard to your Fitbit® One™ Wireless Activity Tracker and seamlessly sync your activity and sleep data. It's automatically uploaded to make charting your progress a breeze.

Fitbit® Aria™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Weighing yourself on a regular basis creates awareness and is an opportunity to chart results over time, keeping your motivation high. Our data shows a high correlation between regular weigh-ins and success with weight loss. Dare we say it's fun to step on this Wi-Fi scale?

The scale uses your local Wi-Fi connection
Each weigh-in is charted on your personal dashboard

The Fitbit scale should not be used by people with electronic implants such as pacemakers. In these cases, we suggest you utilize a traditional scale.

The Experts

Our experts give you a holistic, personalized weight loss plan.

Meet a few of them, below.

Registered Dietitians

Amy Margulies RD, CDE, LDN
Jaime Stratton MS, RDN
Christina Fitzgerald MS, RD, LDN

Can you live without red wine? Chocolate? You don't have to.

Your Registered Dietitian knows you'll lose weight and keep it off when you aren't deprived of your favorite foods. The Registered Dietitian will help you make mindful choices and show you how to include the foods you enjoy into your balanced plan. You’ll learn how to overcome emotional eating, better manage portions and even how to balance meals throughout the day so you feel satisfied and on track. Your Registered Dietitian will adapt your eating plan to meet your needs, whether you are gluten free, kosher, vegetarian or have any food sensitivities.

Exercise Physiologists

Scott Brunning MS, ACSM, NASM
Gary Ditsch MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Jade Peterson MS, ACSM, ACE

Afraid to exercise for health reasons? Ever wonder which exercises would work best for your body?

Our Exercise Physiologists have advanced degrees in rehabilitation science, kinesiology and nursing. They develop personalized activity plans based on their experience in clinical settings and their years of experience as certified personalized trainers. Knowing that small steps can make big changes, they create plans that are realistic and deliver results

Behavior Coaches

Jen Rose MSW, LCSW
Jennifer Plotnek MSW, LCSW
Kim Allen MSW, LCSW

Changing behavior is difficult, even when the results are positive. That's why your Behavior Coach will foster your motivation and keep you true to your personal goals. With advanced degrees in social work, counseling and related fields, our Behavior Coaches have the clinical experience needed to help you put yourself – and your health – first. Your Behavior Coach can help you develop stress reduction and mindfulness techniques and will work with you to set achievable goals. Together, you'll identify your personal strengths so you can use them as the foundation of long-term change, helping you to feel better physically and emotionally.

Unlike other weight loss
programs, Retrofit takes
a holistic approach.