Vail Valley Health briefs: Weight-loss program begins July 19 | VailDaily.com

Vail Valley Health briefs: Weight-loss program begins July 19

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Jacqui Slavin D.C., functional medicine practitioner and owner of Functional Wellness, in association with Louanne Perfetti, owner of Fitness Tactics in Edwards, is offering a comprehensive eight-week low glycemic weight-loss program beginning July 19.This program is a comprehensive nutrition, lifestyle and health modification program presenting clinically-proven principles similar to those used at the exclusive health and weight management resorts.The program addresses fat burning versus fat storing, blood sugar balance and its relationship to mood, hormones, sleep and fatigue, food combining, tips for success and more. This is not a diet but a lifestyle program, teaching guidelines for intelligent food selection, effective nutrition for exercise with an aim to using food as your best medicineResearch has shown that participation in group programs leads to most overall, and most sustained, weight-loss. Tools for success include weekly information sessions and support with Dr. Slavin, glycemic index food quide, low glycemic recipes, informational articles, daily journal, meal plans and shopping lists.As a functional nutritionist, Slavin specializes in natural, nutritional treatments for metabolic and endocrine conditions, and educates clients on the importance of maintaining stable blood sugar. The program will be held Monday evenings beginning July 19 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $350 per person.If you have questions regarding the program contact Slavin at 970-376-7779 or Perfetti at Fitness Tactics at 970-926-4414.

AVON – The Riverfront Club at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa announced the names of the 10 winners selected to participate in the Riverfront Club’s six-week summer fitness challenge. The 10 local winners are: Brad Cedarberg, Colleen Gray, Gaby Zahorsky, Kara Frazer, Karen Cucara, Kathy Dee, Margarita Chavez, Nicole Goulet, Steven Frew and Susan Moran.More than 35 locals applied for a chance to participate in the free program. Each participant received a complimentary six-week membership to The Riverfront Club and access to nutrition, wellness and stress management counseling from The Riverfront Club’s community of trained professionals. The 10 participants are tracking changes to their weight, girth, body mass index and hip to waist ratio. Each week they are required to complete one yoga class, one CycleFit class and one group exercise class, as well as meet with a personal trainer and attend three Wellness Talks with Jacqui Slavin, functional medicine practitioner and owner of Functional Wellness in Edwards. The winner of the Summer Fitness Challenge will receive a complimentary six-month elite membership to The Riverfront Club, a one-night stay in a studio suite at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa and gym goodies bag. Participants will be judged based on improvements in strength, physique, lifestyle and overall wellness. The winner will be chosen by a committee of Westin Riverfront employees and will be announced in late August.For more information on The Riverfront Club, call 970-790-2051 or e-mail wschick@westinriverfront.com.