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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Losing weight and curing disease all naturally. That’s the promise of a new training method that’s just come to Maryland.

Andrea Fujii reports on the ALIVE fitness program.

In just three weeks, Barbara Rehak’s body has changed.

“A 10-pound weight loss, more muscle definition and lots of energy,” said Rehak.

She’s one of just 12 Marylanders in the new ALIVE fitness program.  The name stands for Aggressive Lifestyle Intervention Variable Exercise.

It teaches that clients can rid themselves of diabetes, hypertension and obesity with exercise and a change in eating habits.

“Sugary products, processed, it’s all natural, healthy foods,” said Rehak.

“This program has been designed to heal the person rather than just put them on medication as a temporary Band-Aid,” said Kelly Whalen, trainer.

A Florida trainer, Phil Kaplan, developed the program and Baltimore is the second city to have it.

The $450 eight-week program combines individual and group training sessions.

Once the eight weeks are over clients have been shown to stick with it.

Former rower Mary Sheehan hopes to get her athletic body back.

“I’m noticing my clothes are fitting better and I feel toner, so in that regard I’m feeling good about it,” said Sheehan, client.

She agrees with fellow client Rehak that this isn’t just a New Year’s resolution.

“I’ve seen such a change in the past three weeks that it’s just going to be part of my lifestyle,” said Rehak.

The ALIVE fitness program is only offered at Baltimore area Merritt Athletic Clubs. To learn more, click here.

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