Feeling good and leading a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand. Living Well can help you get there, providing a complete approach to weight management. The Living Well program offers three or six month options and features weekly education classes.

Living Well Phase 1

During orientation, your resting metabolic rate will be determined using the MedGem®, a state-of-the-art medical device that measures the number of calories you need to maintain your current weight. A dietitian will then work with you to set up an individualized meal plan to support your weight loss goals. In addition, you will work with an exercise physiologist to complete a fitness evaluation and design a personalized exercise plan. A certified health coach will then help you develop strategies for success. 

Education classes begin the following week and include exercise, nutrition and behavior topics.

The program includes:

  • An initial wellness orientation
  • A supervised, reduced-calorie meal plan
  • Weekly nutrition, behavior change and exercise education classes, taught by a registered dietitian, behaviorist and exercise physiologist
  • One-on-one education as needed with a registered dietitian or exercise physiologist
  • Weekly weight checks
  • Weekly review of food journals
  • Weekly review of exercise journals
  • Fitness evaluations at weeks one, 12 and 24
  • Option to schedule appointments with behavioral health providers and health coaches
  • Access to structured group exercise classes

Phase 1 meal plan options:

  •  All food meal plans (1,200 to 2,000 calories per day)
  • Modified meal plans (1,200 to 2,000 calories per day; up to three nutritionally complete, high-quality meal replacement, or HMR, supplement products)
  • Full fast meal plans (800 + calories using five or more HMR supplements per day)

Cost: $855 for six months; $485 for three months

  • Discount for full payment at time of scheduling
  • Payment plans available with minimum partial payment due at wellness orientation
  • Ohio State University Health Plan members may be eligible for up to 50 percent reimbursement

Phase 1 class schedule:

  • Mondays 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Mondays 7-8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Living Well Phase 2

The second phase of Living Well provides a continuation of the first six-month program and allows you to “build your own” program to best achieve your personal goals.

The program includes:

  • Two 60-minute classes per month
  • Review of monthly goal progress in each class
  • Hands-on exercise experience
  • Follow-up fitness evaluation to measure progress
  • Biweekly weight checks
  • Workbook for goal setting and record keeping
  • Access to structured group exercise classes
  • Option to add: Repeat MedGem® test to determine resting metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate can change with weight loss and may be the reason for weight loss plateaus.
  • Option to add: Three individual appointments with an exercise specialist, registered dietitian or health coach. An individual appointment allows you an opportunity to fine-tune your lifestyle habits.
  • Option to add: Six-month gym membership
  • Option to add: Additional six months of Living Well Phase 2 to complete full-year curriculum and continue with support in reaching your goals

Phase 2 meal plan options:

  • All food meal plans (1,200 to 2,000 calories per day)
  • Modified meal plans (1,200 to 2,000 calories per day with up to three HMR supplements)

Base cost: $300

  • Six-month program including bi-weekly education classes, structured group exercise and final fitness evaluation
  • Payment plans available with minimum partial payment due at time of scheduling
  • Ohio State University Health Plan members may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement

Add-on costs:

  • Repeat MedGem®: $65
  • Three additional appointments with provider of choice: $120
  • 6-month gym membership: $300
  • Additional 6 months of Living Well Phase 2: $300

Phase 2 class schedule

  • First and third Monday of the month, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


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