New fitness session to begin this month at LifeFit Wellness
The next season of Body Makeover, Beaufort Memorial LifeFit Wellness Services’ comprehensive weight-management program, begins Aug. 27. The program is designed to create lifelong healthy habits. Participants meet to exercise three times weekly in small groups over the course of 12 weeks, with each group led by one of LifeFit’s wellness coaches.
The program’s strong focus on nutrition education also means participants receive personalized nutrition plans and instructional grocery shopping tours from BMH registered dietitian Kim Edwards, as well as healthy cooking classes from Breakwater chefs and owners Beth Shaw and Gary Lang.
Perhaps most important, participants also have the opportunity to build relationships with their coaches and other participants, creating a community of health-minded individuals within LifeFit.
The results are in from the most recent session that ended earlier this summer, and they’re impressive. Thanks to the structure, motivation, accountability and personal attention the program provided, participants were able to decrease blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose levels. They also lost up to 27 pounds, 30 total inches and 9.4 percent body fat.
The group ranged in age from 14 to 81 and included community members, a husband-wife pair, two mother-daughter pairs, 11 Beaufort Memorial employees and an equal number of program rookies and program veterans, with all fitness levels represented. The group even included a participant recovering from a total knee replacement.
If you want help meeting your weight-loss and fitness goals, call Beaufort Memorial LifeFit at 843-522-5635 or email Ricca Callis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register. The deadline to register is Aug. 18.