Wellness and Exercise for Life WEL Program

Our Approach

Fairview’s Wellness and Exercise for Life (WEL) program can help you reach your fitness goals and improve your quality of life. This program is designed especially for patients that are at risk for heart or lung disease or have a chronic condition that affects their ability to exercise. We’ll help you gain the confidence you need to exercise on your own and improve your health and fitness.

The cost of the program is $59 per month; patients may go as many times a week as they wish (during times when WEL is offered) throughout each month. The WEL Patient Scholarship is available to those who may need assistance with the fee.

Conditions we treat

The WEL program can help people with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Excess weight
  • Heart disease (angina, stents, heart attack)
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Lung disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

How the WEL program works

Our staff will work with you to develop a personalized exercise program and goals. Therapists evaluate your blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, heart rhythm and oxygen saturation and make recommendations for how often these need to be monitored and recorded.

Our specialists will supervise and support you as you exercise in the security of our rehabilitation gym. Working together, you’ll improve your level of fitness and reduce your risk of heart disease and long-term health issues.

WEL allows you to work at your own pace. Our staff is available to answer questions and offer assistance at any time. Learn how to maintain an active lifestyle and continue exercising with confidence after the program is finished.

Locations

Fairview Lakes Medical Center
5200 Fairview Blvd, Wyoming, MN 55092
Appointments: 651-982-7843

Fairview Northland Medical Center
911 Northland Drive, Princeton, MN 55371
Appointments: 763-389-6420, option #2

Fairview Ridges Specialty Center
14101 Fairview Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
Appointments: 952-892-2147

Fairview Southdale Physicians Building
6363 France Avenue S, Edina, MN 55435
Appointments: 952-924-5255

West Building - University of Minnesota Medical Center
2312 S Sixth St, F119, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Appointments: 612-273-5701

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