Centegra Health System delivers a proven program for Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center (CWLSC) patients who are struggling with an extended plateau or have regained weight. Centegra Back on Track provides patients the motivation, resources and education to reach and maintain their optimum weight.
A registered dietitian and personal trainer provide the nutrition, behavior and fitness programs necessary to get patients back on track. Betsy Felde, registered dietitian at the Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center, is delighted to bring this recovery program to former patients.
She said, “We hear about of some of our patients who struggle to maintain the weight they lost or to reach their overall weight-loss goals a year or more after weight-loss surgery. When we heard of the Back on Track program, we knew it would be a wonderful asset to Centegra’s weight-loss surgery program.”
She added, “This is a program for those who have had weight-loss surgery, have returned to self-defeating behaviors and need a little extra help to continue their weight loss. We will look at a diet and give it a kick-start, including a diet plan, menus and recipes to get weight moving down the scale again. We also will help set realistic short-term and long-term goals, exchange negative behaviors for better ones and work with a personal trainer to get moving. We will complete the class by reviewing maintenance mentality, which will help develop a lifestyle plan moving forward.”
Participants are provided necessary collateral for the program and access to exercise at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley the day of classes. All participants also will be provided a Centegra WellBridge membership as part of their benefits for enrollment in the Back on Track program. WellBridge memberships require a physician or clinician referral and allow patients to access full membership benefits for 60 days at a cost of $60.
Sessions are seven weeks and registration is open now by calling 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347). First classes are scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 8 to May 20 in the Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley conference room at 10350 Haligus Road. Fees are $149 for CWLSC patients and $175 for non-CWLSC patients. Space is limited.