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The Genesis Medical Weight Managemen . . .
The Genesis Medical Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program
There is no longer any question that there are profound
links between being overweight or obese and adverse health consequences.
The epidemic of overweight and obesity in the United States has played a
major role in driving such diverse diseases as heart disease, diabetes,
hypertension, lipid problems and even osteoarthritis and many cancers.
Over the last ten years, Genesis Personal
Fitness has been a leader in Bucks County in the area of
healthy weight management. Genesis Personal
Fitness is proud to offer a comprehensive
"medically-cooperative" weight management program developed
specifically for those individuals that suffer from various health conditions in
which being overweight or obese is a primary influence.
If you are serious about finally taking the steps to control your weight,
lower your risk for or prevent diabetes and other metabolic diseases and improve
your health, the Genesis Medical Weight Management
and Metabolism Recovery Program is for you.
What Is The Genesis Medically-Cooperative
Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program?
The Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight
Management & Metabolism Recovery Program is, as the name suggests,
the development of an individualized weight loss program under the direct
supervision of our exercise physiologist and weight loss nutritionist, along
with the cooperative input of your family physician, internist,
cardiologist, or endocrinologist with a goal of achieving
permanent weight loss and all of the beneficial health consequences that come
The Genesis Weight Loss Management Team has a long
standing background and profound expertise of over 20 years in what works and
what doesn't work in the area of weight and health. They have helped
thousands of clients improve their health based on the direct links
between between weight loss and reduction in risk of heart disease, lipid
problems, hypertension, diabetes, the Metabolism Syndrome and
Who Is The
Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program
Medically-Cooperative Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program
is strongly recommended for individuals with any of the following
- Any individual who is more that 30 pounds above
- Any individual who has gained more than 20
pounds as an adult within the last 5 years.
- Any individual with one or more risk factors for
chronic disease (e.g., high blood pressure, lipid problems, diabetes or
glucose intolerance, the Metabolic Syndrome or osteoarthritis.)
- Any individual who is overweight who is willing
to make a commitment to finally solving what, for most people, is a life long
What Is Included In The Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight Management &
Metabolism Recovery Program?
Every individual who becomes a client in the Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program receives a detailed and comprehensive weight loss
evaluation followed by the development of an individualized onsite exercise
plan, weight loss nutrition plan, ongoing counseling sessions, repeat testing
and the opportunity to participate in a maintenance program. These services are
designed to maximize both weight loss and maintenance of weight loss and health
The Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight
Management & Metabolism Recovery Program includes:
- Initial Weight Loss Interview -
Each prospective client who wishes to become a client in
the Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight
Management & Metabolism Recovery Program meets with the Director
for a Weight Loss Interview to discuss their current health
profile, the amount of weight they need/want to lose, potential
physical conditions that may prevent or slow timely weight loss progress,
and their "coachability." Following the Weight Loss Interview, the
prospective client makes an informed decision to join the program or
- Comprehensive Health History and Lifestyle
Consultation - this includes a detailed discussion into
prior and current health conditions, health systems review, and assessment
of both positive and negative lifestyle habits.
- Review Of The 3-Day Food Record
- Individuals will be instructed on how to keep an accurate
three day food record during their Initial Weight Loss Interview and asked
to bring it with them on their Initial Weight Loss Assessment Appointment.
The three day food record will allow the Weight Loss Nutritionist to determine
current levels of calorie intake as well as nutrient intake of protein,
carbohydrate, and fat in their diet.
- Height, Weight and Circumference
Measurements - Will be obtained to determine a "starting
point" or baseline, as well as allowing for the computation of the "vital
signs" of obesity including body mass index.
- Body Composition - Using our exclusive BodyMetrix Ultrasound Body Composition System. This
provides a scientifically accurate assessment of lean body mass and total body
fat relative to a client's overall weight.
- Resting Metabolic Rate Assessment
- From this assessment, we'll know...
- How healthy your metabolism is.
- How much food you can consume without gaining weight.
- What amount of food is required to lose weight.
- Your unique personal metabolic requirements or "metabolic fingerprint".
- How many calories from exercise should be included in your weight loss and
weight management program.
- How to increase your "burn
rate" of the calories you eat so they don't end up getting stored as body
- Exercise Metabolic Response
(VO2 Peak) Assessment - From this assessment, we'll
- Your unique response to exercise and individual fitness level.
- How many calories you burn from fat
compared to sugar (carbohydrates) when you exercise.
- The correct exercise intensity levels to increase the burn of your stored
body fat and keep the muscle, while losing weight and inches with more
- The specific heart rate
"zones" that are unique to you that will enable you to train your muscles
to better "fat burners" and make weight loss a whole lot easier.
In addition, and in cooperation with a client's family
physician, internist, cardiologist, or endocrinologist, the
following may also be required:
- Complete Blood Work - This
includes fasting blood sugar, insulin level, lipid profile and 20 other tests
prescribed by the client's doctor.
- Complete Physical Examination -
A complete physical examination may be necessary before the program begins if it
is found that additional health information is necessary due to
long-standing health conditions which have not been evaluation within the last 2
years. This medical examination is performed by the client's personal
- Electrocardiogram/Treadmill Stress Test
- A baseline electrocardiogram followed by an
exercise stress test on a treadmill may be required if the client has a
long-standing history of cardiovascular disease. These two
tests will determine if any underlining cardiac abnormality exists and
whether you are "exercise ready."
Once all necessary evaluations and assessments are completed, you'll begin to
participate in your individualized Genesis
Medically-Cooperative Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program. The program includes 2 components: 1) Metabolically-effective exercise and 2) A metabolism-specific weight loss eating
The metabolically-effective Exercise
- Total-body strength-training sessions that
are short but highly effective, and always led by one of our certified
Genesis Exercise Instructors.
- Cardiovascular exercise performed at the correct
intensity (based on your Exercise Metabolism
Assessment) that provides the optimum sustainable burn of fat and
calories, as well as improves your fitness level and your lifestyle
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The metabolism-specific weight loss eating plan
- A Weight Loss Nutrition Orientation in which you
will be provided a detailed eating plan that fits your specific metabolism
for weight loss and weight maintenance.
- Weekly Weigh-Ins to keep you accountable and measure
- Weekly Coaching & Instruction Sessions to review
progress to date, have questions answered, and discuss issues/obstacles that may
be slowing progress.
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Periodic Repeat Testing &
At specific time intervals, selected parameters from the
initial evaluation and testing will be re-tested to demonstrate
progress and assess health risks. These will focus on particular health
issues uncovered in the initial comprehensive evaluation.
A Weight Maintenance Program is available with counseling
sessions and weigh-ins on a monthly and bi-weekly basis, as well as the
opportunity to interact with your weight loss counselor on an ongoing basis via
e-mail and the internet. What Does The Genesis Medically-Cooperative Weight
Management & Metabolism Recovery Program Cost?
The fees for the Medically-Cooperative
Weight Management & Metabolism Recovery Program at Genesis
Personal Fitness can be discussed with the Client Services
Director during your Complimentary
Initial Weight Loss Interview and are be based on services
rendered and those options that have been chosen. It is important to
understand that the Genesis client is responsible for all fees for services
rendered and that no insurance is accepted at Genesis Personal
Do I Need A Referral?
No, you do not need a direct referral to become a client in
our Medically-Cooperative Weight Management &
Metabolism Recovery Program at Genesis Personal Fitness.
However, we are pleased to accept referrals from physicians or other
healthcare professionals who wish to help their patients improve their
lifestyles by having them become Genesis clients in our Medically-Cooperative Weight Management & Metabolism
To arrange such a referral, your physician may contact Rita Bryan, our Director at
How Do I Make An Appointment To Find Out
If you would like to learn more about what Genesis Personal Fitness can do for you,
schedule for your FREE, No Obligation Initial Weight Loss Interview &
Consultation today and see for yourself.