Here at DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we believe that regular physical activity is a powerful tool in the prevention and treatment of obesity – that’s why we encourage our patients and the community to participate in our fitness classes.
Whether you’re an experienced athlete or you’re new to working out, you’re invited to join one of our many group fitness classes. Options available include low-impact walking groups once a month and resistance training sessions twice a week.
Pre- and Post-Operative Exercise For Bariatric Patients
One of the most common questions we’re asked about our fitness classes is, “should I start exercising before my bariatric surgery?”
While it’s always important to check with your doctor before starting any exercise program, adding regular physical activity is a great way to improve your physical and mental health before, and after weight loss surgery.
Studies have shown that surgical patients who engage in even light exercise in the weeks leading up to their procedure often experience faster recovery times and fewer complications than patients who were completely sedentary.
Remember, procedures such as gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass also require patients to make lifelong changes to their diet and lifestyle that includes working out.
Helping You Look and Feel Your Best
At DHR Health Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, we work hard to provide each of our patients with the tools and support needed to achieve the best possible outcomes from all of our surgical and non-surgical medical weight loss services. We’ve designed our exercise classes to be welcoming, fun, and engaging for everyone.
All of our fitness classes are designed and supervised by our experienced, supportive medical experts who are available to help you set personal goals and demonstrate proper form. We understand that the idea of joining an exercise class can feel a bit intimidating – that’s why we work hard to make our groups inviting for all of our patients.
Even moderate exercise can lead to a notable improvement in a wide variety of physical and emotional issues, such as joint pain, mental clarity, chronic stress, and insomnia. It can also help to minimize the risk of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular problems.
For More Information
As with any type of exercise program, be sure to check with your doctor before joining one of our fitness classes.
For an up-to-date listing of all of our free, open fitness classes, contact us today or check our fitness class schedule here.