What can the NERD Health and Wellness Center do for you?
By Kristy Bleizeffer Dec 19, 2016
The NERD Health and Wellness Center is our hospital-based wellness center open to community members and employees who are ready to transform their lives through wellness.
Located on the second floor of the McMurry West Tower, it is home to a wide range of services aimed at keeping you healthy. There is an activity for everyone, whether you’re looking to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reduce stress, stop using tobacco or get fit.
We sat down with Mary Facciani, director of population health at Wyoming Medical Center, to explain this new hub for health and wellness.
What is the mission of the NERD Health and Wellness Center?
The NERD Health and Wellness Center has been designed to support Wyoming Medical Center’s vision of fostering the highest level of health and wellness in our community. It provides a variety of services to treat the whole person — mind, body and spirit — through evidence based integrative medicine.
What programs and services does it offer?
Our programs will help you achieve new levels of well-being under the guidance of clinical staff. We have a fitness studio with weights and exercise equipment and will offer classes in mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and more.
We have certified health and wellness coaches, massage and acupuncture therapists, a wellness portal to help track your successes and much more.
Visit our website for a full picture of what we offer.
What does a health and wellness coach do?
Health and wellness coaches facilitate healthy, sustainable behavior change by challenging clients to become self-motivated. Our health and wellness coaches are certified health professionals who work with individuals and groups to transform goals into action. We have both individual and group coaching programs available.
Who can join?
The center is open to anyone 16 and older. People between the ages of 16 and 18 must have a consent signed by a parent or guardian.
What kinds of diseases or risk factors does the center target?
Our programs target a variety of health conditions and risk factors including, but not limited to:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Obesity and overweight
- Tobacco use
- Cardiovascular disease
How much is it?
There are many different programs and membership types from which to choose. Please see our website for a full ranges of programs and prices.