“I was very hesitant and intimidated when I began the Exercise is Medicine program. After a few weeks of dealing with the helpful, knowledgeable and kind personnel, I truly enjoy my workouts and look forward to the time I spend here. From the front desk personnel to the aqua instructors and trainers, everyone is a credit to the center.”
“The free two weeks was a great kick start. I did not miss a single day. To date I have lost 11.5 lbs. I have not seen Dr. Szurgot yet but know she will be pleased. I can’t wait to thank her.”
- Kelly, age 44
“The EIM program has helped me to motivate myself to start exercising regularly.”
- Samantha, age 31
“I just had a call from my doctor after last Friday’s physical. My weight is down, I have been declared free of pre-diabetes and for the first time in ten years all my cholesterol numbers are as they should be. My blood pressure is 107/71 and I’m coming off the medication, whoo hoo!”
- Richard, age 60
“I like [Exercise is Medicine] it gives me something to do it gets me out of the house. I go [to the gym] five days a week. [The program] has changed a lot of my habits.”
- Rita, age 62
“EIM has completely changed my life. Once you take that first step to ask for help (the staff) is so amazing. From the initial phone call to set up an appointment and then the initial visit, everyone is so nice and helpful that you already feel part of the FirstHealth experience. You know what to do to improve your health because a trained professional is now in your corner helping you every step of the way. All you have to do is come to the gym and do your program specifically for you.”
- Lynn, age 62
What physicians are saying…
“The program has been a great resource for my patients. The guidance the program provides gives my patients the confidence to exercise. They have improved their exercise tolerance, feeling of well being, weight and blood pressure."
- Joseph Hakas, M.D.
“The program provides motivation and education to incorporate exercise into patient’s lives. I like the one-on-one interaction and realistic goal setting. Keep up the good work!”
- Fabian Rodriguez, M.D.
“The program has helped my patients increase their knowledge of fitness options. It helped them set goals and track progress. I like the goal setting, ease of referral and excellent communication the program provides.”
- Leslie Murphy, M.