Friday, July 11, 2008

Weight Management Clinics

So, I went to the oritentation for my med clinic's weight management clinic. It's pricy (100/mo), and I would have to sign up for 6 months. I would really like to do it, but I think we need to see if insurance will help (prob not though) and if the hubby keeps this new job.

But, here's what's included. 16 courses about different topics (food prep, metabolism, etc.), 1/mo meeting with a personal trainer who also does body fat (electric scale type) and resting metabolic calorie expenditure (to see how many calories you burn at rest), the trainer also tailors a program depending on your levels and what you can do, toning and aerobic classes 2x/wk, weekly group meetings, Saturday walking group...I know I'm forgeting some, but I think it would provide what I'm needing right now. Oh, and we'd get discounts to local gyms (like orig. 65/mo and ours would be 25/mo).

I think it's worth it, but here's the question: do you guys know of other places that do things like this for cheaper? Have any of you tried things like this? I think this is the push I need. Working on my own has gotten me here, but that extra push and education would be so helpful. I just need a million dollars now and we'll be good :)


Lainie said...

I've never been to one of these clinics, but it does seem like it would be very helpful. All I could suggest would be too Google for more info (not very helpful, I know). I say go for it if you don't find anything cheaper and I look forward to reading more about it.

Irish Mom said...

I have never heard of such clinics, so as far as price I am not sure. Sound like money well spent if it works, its only $25 a week. You're getting a lot of help & guidance for the price. Can't wait to hear how it works for you!!

MizFit said...

not better ideas but will keep my eyes peeled and see what I find.

Im with you on the million dollars (waves at OPRAH!)


Anonymous said...

I've not heard of anything like this in the UK and to me $100 a month does not sound so bad -- only £50 a month -- it sounds very worth it!

Best wishes.

Ready to Shrink said...

It sounds really pricey, but neat, I would ask your doctor if he knows of someplace that can do some of the same kind of stuff bt that can either be covered by insurance OR is a little less expensive, but what a neat program!