Fairview and YMCA Forest Lake offer wellness program

Community Editor

Fairview Health Services and the YMCA Forest Lake are collaborating to offer a new, innovative 12-week wellness program for YMCA members.

The program, called Well Together, takes a holistic approach to improving health and well-being. It includes a whole health assessment with a Fairview doctor, nutritional consultations, healthy eating group sessions, mind-body medicine group sessions, health coaching and doctor check-ins, wellness consultations, and fitness assessments.

Fairview doctors, nurses and dieticians, along with YMCA fitness professionals and wellness experts, will work closely with program participants to create a customized approach to improving health that meets participants’ unique needs. The cost for YMCA members is $139 per person (a $700 value).

The ideal Well Together participant is 30 to 60+ years old with a body mass index of 28 or higher and is motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes (to determine your BMI, visit www.bmi-calculator.net).

Information sessions will be held at the YMCA Forest Lake, 19845 Forest Blvd. N., Forest Lake in Community Room 1 April 11 and May 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.

No registration is needed for the information sessions.
Questions can be directed to Kirk Erickson, YMCA program manager, at 651-747-0805, or Kathy Bystrom, Fairview manager of community health, at 651-257-8439.