January 26, 2012

Vanderbilt Weight Workshop free orientation session Jan. 30

Vanderbilt Weight Workshop programs are about to begin, with free orientation sessions Monday, Jan. 30, at noon and 5:30 p.m. The actual classes begin the following evening, and Tuesdays afterward, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness, in conjunction with Vanderbilt’s Health Plus Faculty and Staff Wellness Program, offers a holistic approach for adults to promote healthy nutrition, motivation, physical activity, empowerment and well-being.

Discounts and partial reimbursements offered to Vanderbilt employees reflect a savings of almost 50 percent off the full price of the workshop, and payroll deduction over 12 months is available to Vanderbilt employees.

The program emphasizes:

  • Group support and accountability
  • Making ourselves and our health a priority
  • Becoming and staying motivated for healthy changes
  • Healthier eating on the go
  • Reasons we eat when we’re not even hungry
  • Tailoring your meal plan for weight loss
  • Fitting healthy activity into our busy lives
  • Shared experiences, laughter and fun

The program includes:

  • Weekly interactive class sessions
  • Individualized workout program with a personal trainer
  • Five-month use of the Dayani Center’s exercise facility, walking track and indoor pool
  • Access to exercise classes, such as yoga, tai chi, Zumba, body sculpt, dance, Pilates, group cycling and water aerobics


  • Colin Armstrong, Ph.D., clinical health psychologist and certified health and wellness coach
  • Angel Bachuss, M.S., certified personal trainer
  • Jennifer Moore, R.D., MPH, LDN, registered dietitian

Program Fee: $695 — $495 for Vanderbilt employees and their immediate family members.

In addition to the $200 discount, full-time Vanderbilt employees who complete the program may qualify for reimbursement of up to $142.50 of their fee, courtesy of Health Plus.

Payroll deduction over up to 12 months ($41.25 per month) is available to Vanderbilt employees.

For more information, please go to www.VanderbiltWeightLoss.com or contact colin.armstrong@vanderbilt.edu.