It’s no secret that being overweight increases one’s odds of developing serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, and gallbladder disease. In addition to these potential medical consequences, excess weight can diminish self-esteem, restrict activities, and in general, reduce quality of life.
Most dieting programs offer only quick fixes that don’t last, rather than offering long-range strategies that can help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. The Duke Health and Fitness Center if focused on professional knowledge and the personal support needed for short-term and long-term success. Our programs provides you with a realistic plan that can result in:
The Getting on Track program is the first step toward weight management and lifestyle change. This eight-week program combines the professional support and advice you need to be successful in your real world, with all of its challenges and time constraints.
You participate in seven interactive classes focused on nutritional, exercise and behavioral change.. The last session is a group support meeting where the skills and knowledge you’ve acquired are applied and discussed. In addition to the classes and group program, each participant is given individual prescriptions for their nutritional needs and exercise intensity needs based off of your specific requirements.
After completing the program, you may continue to participate in the group support sessions with a program called Staying on Track to further understand your personal journey.
The program meets on Thursday nights from 6:15-8:00pm. Participants are also encouraged to exercise with us in our gym from 5:15-6:15 each Thursday night prior to class. This is also a great time to touch base with our staff on how your program is going.
$370 for non-members. Duke employees and DHFC members get a 10 percent discount. Ask about our payment plan options.
At the Duke Health & Fitness Center, we realize that people live busy lives and may not be able to take advantage of our full eight-week weight loss program called Getting on Track. Our Weight Loss Consult Package was created specifically for these individuals and is available all year for your convenience.
This consultation package brings professional expertise and guidance to you in a private setting. The package includes:
Upgrade this to a Deluxe Weight-Loss Consult Package and get an additional six-to-30-minute follow-up sessions with either our dietitian or exercise physiologist (mix and match as it best fits your needs). This gives you additional follow up and accountability to help you stick with your plan. Also, by participating in our Deluxe Package, you are eligible to join our year-round support group meetings, Staying on Track, to further your weight-loss journey.
Appointments for these programs are scheduled at your convenience. For more information, please contact:
Kara Mitchell, MS, RDN/LDN, ACSM-RCEP, CDE
Weight loss program graduates can choose to attend weekly support groups for weight checks, progress reviews, problem solving and motivation, in addition to interactive lectures on client suggested topics, such as long-term challenges and strategies for weight maintenance.
This service is available at: