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Shape for Life: Medically-supervised weight management


Research shows that diets don’t work. The only solution for long term success is changing your lifestyle. Weight management is an ongoing, lifetime process while weight loss is just a phase you pass through on the way to managing your weight.

Shape for Life, a 12-week medically supervised weight management program covered by most insurance, includes:

  • Coaching and guidance provided by a bariatric navigator throughout the 12-week program, including appointment scheduling, progress and group support.

  • Exclusive exercise classes provided by a certified trainer twice per week.

  • Nutrition counseling with a registered dietician, including personal eating plan.

  • Small-group cooking classes.

Unlike other medical weight loss programs in the area, Shape for Life combines all the necessary components to put you on track for successful long-term weight loss.


Nurse navigator monitors your progress and serves as your personal resource.


Support from your healthcare providers and fellow participants.


Physician, nurse, dietitian and exercise trainer are focused on your short- and long-term


Meet Your Guide

Jill Nitz, RN, MSN, coordinator of our Bariatric Center of Excellence, has spent her career dedicated to promoting health and wellness. As a nurse, she finds bariatrics presents an opportunity to help people make informed medical decisions about their health and understand treatment, all while providing the emotional support to get them through their journey.


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