"The knowledge I gained during this experience altered my life. I now understand that life is about choices and we all fail. The failure is not what makes us who we are; it’s the journey to recovery that makes us strong.”
- Ronnie H, Georgia
Heavy on A&E was filmed at Hilton Head Health weight loss spa and resort.

heavy weight loss docudrama

Hilton Head Health (H3) was selected to be featured on A&E's weight loss docudrama, HEAVY.  Unlike other weight loss series - HEAVY is not a competition, rather an in-depth look at the personal struggles, triumphs and transformations of twenty-two individuals who struggled with obesity.  In order to most accurately document these multiple journeys over the course of six months, A&E sought out two different production companies and locations to undertake the lengthy and ambitious filming process.  Twelve participants began their journey here at H3, while ten others participated in a program in Texas.


The episodes of A&E’s weight loss docudrama, HEAVY, filmed here at Hilton Head Health featured the H3 Extended & Intensive (H3e/i) program.  (Note: Those featured on A&E's HEAVY docudrama resided at H3 for six consecutive months)  The H3e/i program is designed for those individuals looking for a structured, long-term program to support sustainable weight loss and weight management. 

With over 60 individualized sessions, this program starts at $43,700.  Our program is not covered by Medicare or Medicaid.  We do not accept insurance as payment, however some of our Guests have been successful in getting our program covered by his/her insurance provider, but you will need to check with your carrier for details. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), then all or a portion of our program could be a qualified medical expense.

Visit www.aetv.com/heavy to watch full episodes of HEAVY plus additional bonus footage!