Monthly archive for May 2017

Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Group

Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Group

Join us for a comforting evening with friends who share your struggles and experiences with weight loss and/or bariatric surgery. Each session will feature a special guest speaker with ample time for sharing and discussion afterwards. There is no cost to attend. Registration is not required, but if you choose to register you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.

Wayland Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery – Second Tuesday of the month / 7-8pm 
Northern Physical Therapy, 709 W. Superior, Wayland
Call 269.792.4440 with questions. Janis Kemper is our group leader and she’s had her own struggles with weight loss. You can read her initial weight loss story here, and the follow up story that we did with her two years later can be found here. Alex Hoffman is our program coordinator. Registration is not required, but if you would like to register here in advance you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.


Grant Weight Loss & Bariatric Surgery – Third Thursday of the month / 6-7pm
Northern Physical Therapy, 17615 W. Moore, Grant
In Grant only, following the meeting there will be an optional water aerobics class from 7-8pm. The cost for the class is $5. Water aerobics is an ideal workout because you experience minimized stress on your joints due to the buoyancy of water. Participants do not have to know how to swim. Call group leader, Dawn Roberts at 616.292.6222 with questions. Registration is not required, but if you would like to register here in advance you will receive email reminders before each monthly session.

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Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Group

Pregnancy and Motherhood on WOOD TV’s eightWest

Pregnancy and Motherhood on WOOD TV’s eightWest

Life is full of excitement when you’re expecting a baby or have a little one at home. But at this stage in life your body goes through a lot of unexpected changes. As mothers, it’s easy to stay focused on our babies and not take time for ourselves, but the reality is that many pregnant women and new moms experience aches and pains that they think are just a part of pregnancy or caring for a newborn. We stopped by the studios of WOOD TV’s eightWest and talked with Rachael Ruiz about ways you can relieve some of that discomfort.
Pregnancy and Motherhood on WOOD TV’s eightWest

Terri and Ashley gave tips on things you an do right now to make pregnancy and caring for a newborn a little more comfortable. They also demonstrated some exercises and talked about ways to incorporate your new baby into your workout mix.

Pregnancy and Motherhood on WOOD TV’s eightWest

We also talked about the free presentations we give to local women’s groups and mom’s groups, they’re always a lot of fun and very educational. Topics can be specific to your group, but suggestions include how to handle your changing body, how to begin an exercise program, and how to manage incontinence and pelvic pain. If you’d like us to speak with your group, call 616-997-6172.

If you’re having trouble with back pain, incontinence, or any other issue, we’re offering a free consultation to the first 5 viewers who call. And, the first person who gets through and schedules their free consultation will receive a free Fitbit!

Watch the segment in it’s entirety here.

If you missed any of our previous eightWest segments, you can see us talk about our step challenge, senior fitness, healthy kids and teensproper form when running and stretchingwomen’s health, and direct access to physical therapy in Michigan.

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Pregnancy and Motherhood on WOOD TV’s eightWest