Support group plays a vital part in the success of our patients. Having Bariatric surgery is the tool and learning behavior lifestyle changes is the key to long term success. Attending a group with common issues and similar goals makes your commitment stronger.
Our group offers a comfortable, welcoming environment in which patients can come together to learn, have fun and be inspired. It’s a place to meet and share hopes, fears, and ideas and get success tips from the leaders, guest speakers, from written handouts and each other.
Statistics show that when you set a specific appointment with another person(s) related to implementing that goal/plan your probability of completing that goal is 95%. Much higher than trying to do it without having accountability from a group’s leaders/peers, etc.
- Fresh Talk
- Test and Tasting
- The Bariatric Workout
- Physical Fitness
- Health Holiday Tips
- Understanding Success Habits
- The 5 Day Pouch Test
- Balance Between Food and Exercise
- Bariatric Bistro
- Tiffany Tweedle, Zumba Instructor
- Chef Debbie, The Traveling Chef owner
- Chris Hill, Personally FIT owner
- Danny Williams, Chef
- Dar-Necia Wright, Bariatric Facilitator
The meetings are held monthly on the third Monday at 7 p.m. and is designed to be approximately 1 hour in length. The Support Group includes a structured program portion of 30-45 minutes with discussion. The seminar also has additional time of about 30 minutes available for further group discussion but this is optional for all participants. The upcoming dates for the meetings are as follows:
There will be a suggestion box placed at all Support Group Meetings
January 21st 2013 @ 6:00 p.m. -Bariatric Boot Camp "Surprise Celebrity Trainer & Special Guest"
What is your New Year Resolution? Have you lost your desired weight and now you want to tone and firm your skin? If so, this Support Group Class is the place to be! Chris Hill will be our featured guest trainer along with a surprise celebrity. Start your New Year off right by coming to our fitness support group at teh Senior Circle Building. Also, you will not want to miss the surprise celebrity guest!
Chef Debbie will speak to us about the importance of shopping at the Farmer's Market. She will also prepare a fresh dish for the group to taste. We will discuss helpful healthy food tips as well. You will want to bring your entire family for this.
March 18th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Zumba Dance Class"
Let's get fit with Latin Rhythms. Tiffany Tweedle from Anytime Fitness is back by popular demand. Not only does Tiffany make exercising fun but she makes it easy.
April 15th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Taste and Test"
How soluble are your daily vitamins? Bring all your bottles of vitamins to Support and we will do a test to see how well they work. We will all test our vitamins to determine what brards are best for us. Also, there will be a protein shake tasting. Shakes by UNJURY will be blended using their amazing recipes for you to try.
May 20th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Annual Fashion Show"
It's Model Search Time! Would you like to be a Bariatric Model this year? Would you are someone you know like to be a vendor this year? If so, Please e-mail Darnecia Wright for inside information.
June 17th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Metabolic Magic"
Understanding the balance between food and exercise. Learn to make your metabolism work for you.
July 15th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Top Chef Cooking Class"
Chef's Danny and Debbie will be our special guests for this event. Instead of us watching them prepare the meals for us we are going to prepare the meals with them. Everyone will be divided into groups and cook in their own stations.
August 19th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"Understanding Success Habits"
Fluids-Vitamins-Nutrition-Regular Exercise-Portion Control-Personal Accountability
Get ready to compete!
September 16th 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -The Bariatric Workout "A Weigh-2-Win"
A support tool designed specifically for you! Candidates awaiting or patients having completed bariatric surgery. Come prepared to work out for twenty minutes.
October 21st 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. -"What's the BIG Deal?"
We will discuss cravings and slider foods. Are you a victim? Introducing: The 5 Day Pouch Test - Let's get back on Track!
November 18th 2013 -"Annual Christmas Party"