Join this free, weekly coaching group for support, accountability, and motivation to improve your habits and live a healthier life! Each group meeting takes place in the kitchen at Verdant and will focus on goal-setting strategies, nutrition tips, and physical activity ideas that will support your interest in improving your whole health. Every meeting will be a little different and will include demonstrations or hands-on ways to test out the ideas shared. Come prepared to learn a new cooking skill, try a taste of something different, or activate your muscles.
This group meets every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036.
Group members may set goals related to increasing their intake of vegetables, trying new ways to get active, improve their blood glucose level, or lose weight. This is not a “plan” or “diet,” but rather, it’s an opportunity to learn new techniques, debunk health myths, and stay accountable for the great work you are doing to prioritize your health.
This coaching group is facilitated by a team of registered dietitians and exercise physiologists (see names below), and at each group meeting, two of these health professionals will lead the conversation, but the backbone of this coaching group is its members. Peer support often provides new insights and feedback that is very helpful to other group members, so we value participation and involvement from everyone. This is a drop-in program with no registration required, however, we hope members will commit to the group and attend when they can for as long as they need.
The topics outline for the next few meetings include:
|Date (all meetings are held on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.)||Nutrition Topic||Physical Activity Topic|
|April 24||Fueling Your Brain||Forward Posture and Mobility Exercises|
|May 1||Role of Carbs, Proteins, and Fats||Target Heart Rate for Exercise|
|May 8||Nutrition as We Age||Yardwork Activities|
|May 15||Know Your Numbers Night
Get objective data on your health and have individualized time with experts. Includes blood pressure, strength (using a hand-grip dynamometer), weight, waist, height, fruit and vegetable servings, and flexibility
|May 22||Supplement Safety||Benefits of an “Exercise Buddy”|
|May 29||Nutrition for Bone Health||Balance and Core Exercises|
|June 5||Nutrition for Brain Health||Meditation for Cool Down|
|June 12||Hydration||Circuit Training|
|June 19||How to Figure Nutritional Values||Flexibility Exercises|
|June 26||Sweeteners||The Right Shoes and Active Wear|
Megan Ellison, MS, RDN, CDE
Amanda Obinque, RDN, CD
Brian Nobach, MS, Exercise Physiologist
Verdant Health Commission and Sound Dietitians
For More Information:
Call (425) 582-8600
Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW in Lynnwood