#1 Fat Farm in America

Staying fit and in shape becomes more important and more challenging as we grow older. Regain your health with Weight Crafters!

  • Improve Mobility
  • Increase Strength
  • Feel More Energy
  • Reduce Aches & Joint Pain
  • Add Years to Your Life, and Enjoy Them More

Affordable Weight Loss for Adults & Seniors

Whether you're in your 40's, 50's, 60's or above - losing weight and keeping your body healthy and active is absolutely vital to maintaining your energy, mobility and quality of life long-term.

Weight Crafters provides a unique opportunity for adults and seniors to achieve maximum benefits from the residential weight loss camp model while addressing budget concerns.

A senior couple enjoying the sun at Weight Crafters.
An older woman doing fat farm exercises at Weight Crafters.
A photo of the newly rennovated fitness center at Weight Crafters.
A senior fitness retreater being coached through TRX exercises at Weight Crafters.
Seniors enjoy water aerobics at Weight Crafters in beautiful Madeira Beach.

Finally - A Practical, Affordable Seniors Weight Loss Program

  • A No-Nonsense, Practical Approach
  • Low-Impact Activities
  • Comfortable Accommodations
  • Expert Guidance
  • Healthy Meals You Can Make at Home
  • All-Inclusive, Affordable Pricing

Fat Farm - It isn't what it used to be

The term "fat farm" is somewhat dated, and may potentially be considered offensive by some people who believe it reinforces negative stereotypes about body weight and size. Today, programs that were once referred to as "fat farms" are more commonly known as weight loss retreats, wellness retreats, or fitness retreats.

This evolution goes deeper than the name: modern fitness retreats like Weight Crafters employ powerful, modern techniques including behavioral modification, group support, and nutritional guidance.

In a nut-shell, Weight Crafters is designed to provide comfort, practical fitness, small group training, positive habit forming, and balanced, healthy meals.

The goal is to provide a lifestyle you can replicate and maintain long term after you return home - without spending exorbitant amounts of money.

No matter what your fitness level - our approach works!

Frequently Asked Questions
about Fat Farms

Nutritional planning at Weight Crafters is second to none.
A view from one of the balconies at Weight Crafters proves it's more than just a fat farm.
A couple of older women at Weight Crafters fat farm program with yoga mats.

How much does it cost to go to a fat farm?

Weekly costs range between $3,000 and $5,000 USD on average, and this can vary depending upon amenities and additional add-on fees/surcharges (many of which are not advertised on their marketing materials or websites). Some high-end resort-style programs with spa packages can run as high as $15,000 per week. In some cases, a lower weekly rate can be achieved if your stay is extended for several weeks or more. Lastly, some places (such as Weight Crafters) offer discounts for various members of the community.

At Weight Crafters, we provide all-inclusive rates - There are no hidden fees or charges that are not listed on our site, aside from gratuities which depend entirely upon the satisfaction and generosity of the individual client.

What is a fat farm for seniors?

Fat farms are typically residential retreats where older adults and seniors struggling to get fit or lose weight come to obtain their weight loss and fitness goals, and do so in an environment that reduces their everyday stress.

At Weight Crafters, our program is designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels to include obese and senior clientele.

By setting up an environment that allows people to get away from their everyday routine and focus entirely on losing weight, improving strength, mobility, energy levels and over-all health, we have been able to help our clients achieve great results and turn a new leaf towards a healthier lifestyle.

The combination of our healthy meals, exercises, calorie intake monitoring and focus on overall wellness serve to achieve a maintainable weight loss and fitness regiment. At Weight Crafters, our #1 priority is helping our clients form habits and behaviors that are life-changing and sustainable.

Am I too old to attend weight loss camp?

At Weight Crafters, we work with adults of all ages, and have had the pleasure of training people even into their 80's! Depending on your health history, dietary needs and existing conditions, spending time at a weight loss camp or fat farm program can prove extremely beneficial, improving muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, bone density, self esteem, mobility and energy levels.

All of our clients, regardless of age, must get approval from their primary care physician priot to attending Weight Crafters. We will also discuss your unique situation and needs in-depth before you enroll.

Age is just a number. Give us a call, or drop us a line today!

A Typical Daily Meal Plan

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Turkey Sausage Links, Breakfast Potatoes

Morning Snack: Banana, Almonds

Lunch: Deli Turkey and Swiss Wrap, Side Salad

Afternoon Snack: Oatmeal Energy Bites

Dinner: Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Steamed Veggies, Fresh Strawberries

Meals at Weight Crafters Fat Farm for Seniors

Did you know that many people who struggle with weight loss are actually under-eating, or missing important nutrients? Getting healthy doesn't mean starving yourself or eating bland food.

During your time with us, you won't go hungry! Instead, you can expect to enjoy three amazing and filling meals prepared for you each day by our talented team, as well as healthy snacks and a protein shake (for some clients.)

We use only the best ingredients to accommodate your fitness, wellness and weight loss goals. We also go through a list of potential foods during your enrollment process, to ensure that we're aware of certain things you dislike or cannot eat before you arrive.


  • Fit Stays Recommends Weight Crafters.
  • The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognizes Weight Crafters as a Registered Health Studio.
  • GuideDoc recommends Weight Crafters.
  • VeryWell Fit rates Weight Crafters as the Best Overall Weight Loss Camp in 2021.
  • Weight Crafters is listed with RetreatGuru.
  • Weight Crafters has been reviewed by The Washington Post.
  • Weight Crafters is a secure website, with 256bit encryption provided by RapidSSL

Weight Crafters is A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau.

Jumpstart your personal journey with our all-inclusive fitness and weight loss retreats that provide you with the tools, knowledge, and support to maximize your results.

Benefits of staying fit
and active as we age

Staying active is the most powerful anti-aging tool there is. Here are just some of the benefits for seniors and older adults:

  • Helps maintain the ability to live independently and reduces the risk of falling and fracturing bones.
  • Reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes.
  • Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
  • Helps people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.

CDC: Surgeon General Report on Physical Activity and Health for Older Adults
Nutrition.gov: Healthy Eating Resources for Seniors

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