Fairview and YMCA Forest Lake Offer New, Innovative Wellness Program

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.

Wellness In The Community
MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 2, 2017)—Fairview Health Services and the YMCA Forest Lake, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, are collaborating to offer a new, innovative 12-week wellness program for YMCA members beginning Feb. 1, 2017.

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
  • 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 $900 value).

“Fairview is pleased to work within the Forest Lake community to offer this program designed to improve health and wellness beyond the traditional walls of our hospitals and clinics,” said Kathy Bystrom, Fairview manager of community health. “Well Together provides YMCA members with a great way to start the New Year focused on a healthy lifestyle.”

“We are excited to offer this comprehensive health and wellness program to Y members,” said Sharna Braucks, executive director, YMCA Forest Lake. “It is central to our mission of supporting healthy living and offering opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive.”

Information sessions

Want to learn more? Attend a Well Together information session at the YMCA Forest Lake, 19845 Forest Blvd. N., Forest Lake. Sessions will be held in Community Room 1 on the following dates and times:
• Jan. 17, 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
• Jan. 31, 1-2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.

No registration is needed for the information sessions.

To register for Well Together

To register for the Well Together program, visit member services at the YMCA Forest Lake, 19845 Forest Blvd. N., Forest Lake.

Have questions about the program?

Contact Kirk Erickson, YMCA program manager, at 651-747-0805 or Kathy Bystrom, Fairview manager of community health, at 651-257-8439.

About Fairview Health Services
Fairview Health Services, based in Minneapolis, is a nonprofit, integrated health system providing exceptional health care across the full spectrum of health care services. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, our 24,000-plus employees and 2,500 employed and aligned physicians embrace innovation and new thinking to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education. For more information, visit www.fairview.org.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established in 1856 in St. Paul, 161 years ago, and a decade later in Minneapolis, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across 12 counties of the greater Twin Cities metro region and western Wisconsin communities. The 28 Y locations and program sites, seven overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage nearly a quarter million men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit our website at www.ymcamn.org.

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