Introducing the Fertility Fitness Program, paving the “weigh” to pregnancy!
Fertility Answers and Woman’s Hospital Center for Wellness are excited to announce a partnership specifically for Fertility Answers patients desiring to lose weight and eat healthier. The Fertility Fitness Program is a 12-week diet and exercise program exclusively for Fertility Answers patients and ideal for those diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS.
Women with PCOS often have irregular ovulation along with insulin resistance. The insulin resistance often results in weight gain or upper body obesity (more abdominal fat than hip fat). This is also known as android obesity and is related to increased male hormone (testosterone) levels. Symptoms of insulin resistance increase the risk of developing diabetes in women with PCOS.
Diet and exercise have been shown to improve symptoms in women with PCOS. While diet is the most important component of weight loss by far, exercise can lower insulin levels and improve ovulation, too.
What does the Fertility Fitness program include?
Registered dietitians at Woman’s have put together a Mediterranean-style nutrition plan with the goals of addressing PCOS and insulin resistance. All throughout the Fertility Fitness program, health coaches help patients set goals, overcome barriers, review food journals by working closely with dietitians who provide feedback, and celebrate successes. In the first 6 weeks of the program, virtual personal training is twice weekly. This is in a group setting of no more than 6. Patients have gym access at the Woman’s Center for Wellness for the entire 12 weeks, where they can take advantage of over 100 group exercise classes, the fitness floor, indoor walking track, and lap pool.
- Participants must be referred by their Fertility Answers physician
- 1 hour nutrition assessment and education with a Woman’s Registered Dietitian
- Weekly 15-minute accountability session with a Certified Health Coach (once weekly for 11 weeks)
- 30-minute virtual personal training with a Fitness Specialist (twice weekly for 6 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7 am)
- Access to Woman’s Center for Wellness fitness facility throughout the program
The cost of the Fertility Fitness program is $300 for 12 weeks ($100/month). Enroll today for the next session starting January 2021 by requesting a referral from your Fertility Answers physician or team member.