There are 6-10 exercise stations that include rotating between upper body, cardiovascular, and lower body drills. At this point participants are encouraged to participate in our buddy system which is designed to promote partnership and overall teamwork. Every partner counts on each other to give 100% for the full 5 weeks. As a team every individual submits their daily caloric intake online to our food journal that calculates calories and proteins. The nutrition website (www.startcaring.org or www.thedailyplate.com) offers access to information on meal plans, food journals, extra cardio ideas and cookbooks. During week 2-5 more advanced cardio, abdominal work, and running are added to the exercise sessions. During week 2 participants are encouraged to try new things in their diet such as: drinking 6-8 oz of water right before every meal, chewing each bite of your food 20-30 times, and their proteins first, then veggies, then carbohydrates. During week 3 participants are encouraged to try and get at least 6-8 hours of sleep, 1 new veggie, 1 new protein, and 1 new cardio activity. At the end of the program participants are rewarded with a graduation ceremony where they are all presented with t-shirts as well as other gifts.