Feeling good and leading a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Living Well is a complete wellness program and total health approach to weight management. More and more research points towards lifestyle as the key ingredient in the determination of overall health. Living Well can help you get there. If you are interested in participating in our Living Well program, please email us at CompWeightManagement@osumc.edu

Living Well Phase 1

Our comprehensive six-month program focuses on good nutrition, weight loss, stress management, and exercise to help you feel better, prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes and/or prevent complications associated with chronic conditions. The Living Well program includes:

The program includes:

  • Individual initial appointment to assess current lifestyle habits and develop an individual plan to support weight loss
  • MedGem® test to assess caloric needs
  • Individualized meal plan developed in collaboration with a dietitian
  • Biweekly nutrition and behavioral class held virtually on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Weekly structured group exercise class held on-site Mondays and Wednesday 5-7 p.m.
  • Educational materials in the areas of nutrition, exercise and behavior change, developed by registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and behavioral health specialist
  • Fitness evaluations at weeks one and 24, with a midpoint progress check at week 12
  • Weekly weight and progress checks
  • 30-minute wrap-up meeting to review progress and set ongoing goals
  • Food and exercise journals reviewed weekly
  • Individual appointments monthly with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and health coach
  • Structured group exercise classes and peer support

Cost: $800

  • Pay in full or pay $300 deposit prior to first appointment and two additional payments of $300 for two months (total of $900)

Living Well Phase 2

The second phase of Living Well is a continuation of the first six-month program with progressively less structure. More emphasis is placed on activity and identifying and overcoming the behavioral roadblocks that can prevent you from reaching your weight loss and lifestyle goals.

The program includes:

  • Biweekly education class that focuses on the underlying issues that often sabotages success. 
  • Biweekly weight and progress checks
  • Weekly exercise class held on-site Mondays and Wednesday 5-7 p.m. and an option for a pool class on Thursdays at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Food and exercise journals reviewed weekly
  • Educational classes that meet the first and third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
    • Nutrition and behavioral topics taught remotely on first Monday of the month, and taught on-site the third Monday of the month
    • Exercise taught on-site Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m.
  • Final fitness evaluation to evaluate progress

Cost: $300

  • Add-on: Repeat MedGem®: $65
  • Add-on: Individual 30-minute appointment with provider of your choice: $65

NOTE: All programs are self-pay. We are not able to bill insurance. The Ohio State health plans offer up to 50% reimbursement of all program costs based on attendance.


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