Structure House

Structure House

Residential Weight Loss Center

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About Structure House

Located in Durham, North Carolina, Structure House is an all-inclusive weight loss and wellness center for adults. Founded in 1977, the program has helped countless participants achieve their wellness goals and form healthy habits for the future through their evidence-based program.

The packages at Structure House are designed to promote behavioral and lifestyle changes for sustained weight loss beyond the length of a guests’ stay. The clinicians at Structure House follow scientifically backed principles and consider each guest’s unique needs to promote weight loss while being mindful of their physical and mental wellbeing.

Weight loss packages include:

  • The JumpStart program, a 4-week live-in program
  • The Graduate program, an offering for those who have completed JumpStart
  • The Reset Retreat, a 3-day standalone, nonresidential program

The Structure House campus has a fitness center, Pilates studio, full-service spa, kitchen classrooms, heated indoor/outdoor saltwater pools, and miles of wooded walking trails. Packages include accommodations in private apartments and programming with daily seminars and workshops, made-to-order, nutrient-dense meals, and daily fitness classes. JumpStart and Graduate programs also offer health assessments, fitness consultations, personalized coaching, and nutritional support.

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Structure House participants stay in on-site apartments, choosing between one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Apartments include:

  • Large living area with recliners
  • Adjustable Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Kitchen area with mini-fridge, microwave, hotplate, and Keurig machine
  • Two TVs with cable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Walk-in showers or tubs
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Washer, dryer, and ironing board

.The Structure House campus also contains other amenities, including:

  • A fitness facility with cardio equipment, a weight room, exercise studios, and a gymnasium
  • Miles of wooded walking trails
  • Heated indoor and outdoor saltwater pools
  • A world-class dining room

The program allows spouses, family members, friends, and pets to join guests on the property during their stay.


There is a strong focus on fitness at Structure House. Their team believes that exercise is nourishment for the body, so guests are encouraged to engage in safe and effective physical activity. Fitness programs are customized to guests’ specific fitness levels and health needs, designed to improve mobility, endurance, and strength.

Fitness options include:

  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Prive, heated indoor and outdoor saltwater pools
  • Variety of fitness classes for different experience and mobility levels

Fitness options can be customized or modified for medical or orthopedic conditions.

Packages at this FitStay include exercise education and coaching, to help guests embrace their strengths and improve their relationship with movement and exercise.


Packages at Structure House include all meals, and the program promotes their menu as being both healthy and delicious. Meal plans are developed collaboratively by the nutrition and culinary teams at Structure House, and served three times daily in the main dining room.

The Structure House approach to nutrition follows guidelines set by the American Heart Association, and allows guests to choose what they eat from two menu options for each meal, or a customized selection from an extensive list of available foods. A robust fruit and vegetable garden is also cultivated on the property.

Guests may also join kitchen staff for cooking demonstrations and classes teaching how to curate healthy meals and portion sizes. In addition, an on-site dietician is available to provide nutritional guidance and meal suggestions.


Structure House places a strong emphasis on behavioral change. As such, all meals and fitness programs are augmented by lectures and educational sessions.

Add-on services within the programs include:

  • Weight loss medication track (for JumpStart and Graduate programs)
  • Medical consultations
  • Life coaching sessions
  • Blood panels
  • Individual personal training and nutrition sessions
  • Group fitness training sessions and classes
  • Semiprivate pilates classes
  • Massages


Structure House is located in Durham, NC. The area is best known as part of the North Carolina Research Triangle. This tri-city region lures visitors and residents with strong job growth and high quality of life. It is home to Duke University, as well as nearly 100 city-owned parks, golf courses, and other outdoor recreational areas.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than a 30-minute drive from this FitStay. It is easily accessible through ride-sharing apps, and there are many rental car agencies at the airport.

Pricing & Packages

This FitStay is an all-inclusive, program-based resort. Programs include JumpStart Weight Loss, Graduate Weight Loss, and others.

  • JumpStart Weight Loss: A four-week, live-in program, giving guests an opportunity to step away from daily live to focus on weight loss goals
  • Graduate Weight Loss: A program exclusively for guests who have completed the JumpStart program. This package offers discounted rates, individual consultations, unique wellness coaching opportunities, and invitations to graduate events and social media groups.
  • Reset Retreat: A three-day standalone non-residential option with on-site programming. Guests selecting this package will get chef-prepared meals, an assortment of workshops and fitness classes, and access to the fitness center.

Structure House pricing is not shared publicly; the center encourages guests to reach out to them for specific pricing, as it is customized based on the package selected.

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Structure House is an all-inclusive, package-based weight loss and health resort designed to help guests achieve long-term wellness results. Guests of the Structure House program will learn to implement healthy eating, physical activity, and self-care practices to discover their healthiest lives. This FitStay may be a good option for those seeking a weight loss program offering personalized services, nutrition support, fitness opportunities, and follow-up resources.

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