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Weight Loss & Bariatric Support Group


Join us for a comforting evening with friends who share your struggles and experiences. 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 – Second Tuesday of the month / 7-8pm (This new Wayland group starts on June 13)
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 – Last Tuesday 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.

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.

Now Offering In-Home Personal Training


There’s no need to go to a gym because we’ll come to you!

When you’re busy or have mobility issues it’s very easy to skip workouts, but we make it convenient by coming to your home. We’ll bring all the necessary equipment for a personal and results driven workout. Whether you’re recovering from a recent surgery, training for a triathlon, or just looking to get in shape, our in-home personal trainers can help you get the results you’re looking for, all in the comfort of your own home, when its convenient for you!

We’re currently accepting new clients within 25 miles of Lowell and we’re offering 3 and 10 pack sessions. To get started, call our Lowell office at 616.987.0019.

Now Offering In-Home Personal TrainingIn-home personal training is ideal for people who are strapped for time, and it’s also a great gift idea for the senior population who want to exercise in the comfort of their own home but need some guidance or motivational assistance. Our in-home personal trainer, Denise, will travel to your home to meet with you and formulate a personal fitness program to meet your needs, starting at whatever level or ability level you’re at. She will then help you meet your goals by providing on-going personal training services at your home.

Now Offering In-Home Personal Training

Featured Personal Trainer :: Denise Uhl
“I love helping people get on the right track and teaching them to live healthy lifestyles. Over the last year I’ve specialized in senior training and helping those with mobility issues, and I’ve received two different certifications related to senior well-being. However, I still enjoy helping people of all ages and stages. I previously attended Olivet College where I studied fitness management and sports recreation and am ASFA and AFEP certified. 

On a personal note, I recently participated in the Grand Rapids Bodybuilding show, where I underwent 18 weeks of prep work with a set lifting routine and a specific diet plan. It was out of my comfort zone, but my goal was to step on stage with confidence and show that hard work does pays off!

I truly believe God has given me the strength to pursue my passion for exercise and teaching others how to reach their full potential. Let me help you get on the right path. We can do this together, no more excuses!” – Denise, in-home personal trainer

Denise works with clients who live within 25 miles of Lowell. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with her, please call our Lowell office at 616.987.0019.

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