HealthyFit for Life 6-week program. Learn more – sign up!

Those interested in finding extra motivation and inspiration to improve their health are encouraged to sign up for Winona Health’s next HealthyFit for Life program.

HealthyFit for Life is a six-week program to help people lose weight and keep it off.  Many people know “what to do” to lose weight, but have a hard time “doing it.” HealthyFit for Life is not just about changing what you do, but ultimately changing how you think about living a healthier life.

The next HealthyFit for Life program begins February 19 and meets Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. through March 26 on the second floor of the Parkview Office Building at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave. in Winona. The program costs $90, class size is limited and registration is required.

Learn more about HealthyFit for Life and other wellness programs at Winona Health.

To register, call 507.457.4329.

Registration open for HealthyFit Adult Weight-Management program

Whether you want to lose a little or a lot—or you just want to develop a healthier lifestyle, Winona Health’s HealthyFit Adult Weight-Management 12-week program can help.

The next program begins November 7 and meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. through January 30, 2018. There will be no class the week of Christmas.

The program is led by Theresa Hoyles, a Winona Health registered dietitian, and features information from exercise specialists and behavioral health coaches to help people with all aspects of weight management.

“This can be a busy time of year, but it’s a great time of year to consciously prevent weight gain – and possibly even get a jump on what many people resolve to do beginning January 1. Why wait?” said Hoyles.

Topics covered include effective goal setting and problem solving, label reading and grocery shopping, handling setbacks and maintaining your weight loss. Participants can track their progress through weekly weigh-ins, and a pre-and post-program body composition analysis. Previous participants have improved weight-related health problems, improved energy levels and gained self-confidence.

Class size is limited. Cost of this 12-week program is $175 and is non-refundable. Financial assistance is available to those who meet specific criteria. The cost includes an instructional guide, and participants who complete the program may attend monthly HealthyFit Alumni weigh-in and discussion sessions for ongoing support. 

For more information, visit winonahealth.org/wellness. To register, call 507.457.4329.

New HealthyFit programs begin soon. Sign up by September 6!

New HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life program supports weight-loss efforts

Many people know “what to do” to lose weight, but have a hard time “doing it.” That’s because losing weight and keeping it off involves more than eating your veggies and ditching the sweets. It’s not just changing what you do, but ultimately changing how you think about living a healthier life.

Winona Health’s HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life is a new six-week program to help people lose weight and keep it off. The first HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life session begins Wednesday, September 13.

Participants will:

  • Define what it means to live their best life.
  • Establish goals to attain their best life.
  • Develop a personal wellness plan to include proper nutrition, movement, relaxation and sleep.
  • Create strategies to get around road-blocks and set-backs.
  • Develop a strong mindset supportive of lasting health behaviors.

Occasional assignments require time to complete independently. For best results, participants should allow 30 to 60 minutes per week outside of class time.

Please note that basic nutrition and exercise principles will not be taught in this program. This program is appropriate for those who have a lot of knowledge about how to properly lose weight, but are having a difficult time doing it. It is perfect for graduates of Winona Health’s HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program who want additional support while continuing to lose weight. Those interested in basic nutrition and exercise principles should ask about the HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program.

The first HealthyFit: Living Your Best Life program begins Wednesday, September 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost for the six-week program is $90.

The next HealthyFit: Adult Weight Management program, which focuses on weight loss education, begins Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost for that 12-week program is $175.

Both programs meet in the Wellness Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Parkview Office Building at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave. in Winona.

Class sizes are limited and advanced registration is required by Wednesday, September 6. To sign up for either program, call 507.457.4329. For more information about wellness programs at Winona Health, click here.

 

Dietitians offer special expertise in adult weight management

Theresa Hoyles, RD, LD, registered dietitian at Winona Health

Theresa Hoyles, RD, LD, CDE,

Winona Health registered dietitians Theresa Hoyles and Anna Hudson recently received their Level 2 certificate in adult weight management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. They studied a variety of topics ranging from obesity as a disease to counseling strategies to nutrition technology.

Hoyles says, “Our goal is to provide our patients with the best care, encouragement and support possible. This additional training assures that we have the most current information about weight management.” The Level 2 certificate covers the latest information as well as tools and resources to help clients with their weight management goals.

Those interested in working with a registered dietitian should contact their primary care provider and ask for a referral.

Anna Hudson, RD, Wellness Program Specialist

Anna Hudson, RD, LD,

For those interested in a group program rather than one-on-one education, Hoyles and Hudson are both facilitators for Winona Health’s HealthyFit 14-week weight management program.

For more information about nutrition education weight management, call the Winona Health Nutrition Education department at 507.457.4521.

Are YOU ready? HealthyFit begins Thurs., April 7

Thank you for your interest. As of Friday, April 1, the spring HealthyFit classes are full. If you are interested in being notified when the next HealthyFit classes are scheduled, please click here.

Want to lose a little—or a lot?  HealthyFit is Winona Health’s new, 14-week, adult weight-management program. The one-hour sessions are led by a registered dietitian and also feature tips and information from exercise and behavioral health specialists.

The spring program meets Thursdays beginning April 7. There are two meeting time options: 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Topics covered include effective goal setting and problem solving, label reading and grocery shopping, handling setbacks and maintaining your weight loss. Participants can track their progress through weekly weigh-ins, and a pre-and post-program body composition analysis.

The 14-week program is $175 and includes resource materials. Financial assistance may be available to those who meet specific criteria.

Class size is limited. To sign up or for more information, click here or call 507.457.4161.