The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center, located on the campus of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, welcomes adults to participate in Dr. Fit, a group personal training program designed to help participants increase physical activity and improve nutrition choices. Learn the key components to getting healthy and staying healthy.
The Dr. Fit program consists of eight exercise sessions in a group setting over a four-week period with a nationally certified personal trainer. Participants learn the basics of a successful fitness program including the fundamentals of exercise, target heart rate, nutrition and portion control, exercise safety and progression.
“We are partnering with physicians to improve the health status of our community,” explained Steve Belano, personal training coordinator at Health and Wellness Center. “Studies indicate that as many as 65 percent of patients would exercise if their doctor encouraged them to do so and that 25 percent of patients say that their doctor is the first person they turn to for exercise advice.”
The Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center is a full-service fitness center staffed by health and fitness professionals and backed by the guidance, expertise and quality of the hospital.
“Our fitness programs are staffed with experts who have the knowledge, experience and professional certifications to help individuals make a lasting change,” said Belano. “Adults interested in this program should talk with their doctor about the importance of exercise and whether they are a candidate for the Dr. Fit program.”
In addition, those enrolled in the Dr. Fit program are encouraged to participate in supportive education lectures on goal setting, motivation, nutrition and exercise formats such as water, land and mind/body classes.
New sessions begin every Monday evening. Pre-registration and physician approval is required. For information and to register, call Advocate Health Advisor at 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention class code 4N34. The fee is $50 per person and payable at the first session.