Wellness 180°™

Research has proven that exercise not only improves quality of life—with the right supervision, it can actually decrease the incidence of heart disease and diabetes.

That’s why we created Wellness 180°™, our nationally award-winning, multidisciplinary exercise program at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center. This medical fitness program is developed for people on the verge of health problems, or for those with one or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. A physician's referral is required prior to starting the program.

Our goal is to help you prevent future health problems with a healthier lifestyle—through exercise and a team approach, including work with a trainer and informational lectures by our Nurse Navigator. Past participants in Wellness 180° have succeeded in losing weight, lowering blood pressure, reducing blood sugar levels and improving cholesterol levels.

Download our Wellness 180° Brochure.

Join the Wellness 180° Program

Interested in seeing if Wellness 180° is the program for you? Join the ongoing eight-week program at any of the below dates and times. Participants are allowed to attend a maximum of two sessions per week.

Mondays: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays: 6:00 to 7:00 a.m.
7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:00 to 7:00 a.m.
7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Is Wellness 180° for you?

If you have one or more of these risk factors, or if you’re on medication for any of these issues, contact us about Wellness 180° today.

  • Overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood glucose
  • Diabetes
  • Smoker
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Extra weight around your mid-section

All medical fitness programs require a completed Health History Questionnaire prior to participation. To register for Wellness 180°, contact Anthony Simone, Wellness Manager, at (847) 535-7140 or asimone@nmhfc.com.

Wellness 180° Registration Fees

  Member Non-member
8 Weeks $185 $275


Online Resources

Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center is pleased to provide our Wellness 180° participants with additional resources to help them on their journey to better health. Both of these programs have smartphone applications, making losing weight and getting in the best shape of your life easier than ever.

  • My Fitness Pal — Watch the pounds fall off with this free food and activity tracking program.
  • Lose It! — This free calorie-counting website helps you manage your weight, provides you with recipes, tracks nutrients and keeps you in charge of your diet.


“Last January, I reviewed my health—and it was a long way from where I wanted it to be. I was on multiple medications for blood pressure, and I had difficulty walking for more than an hour. I wanted a change—and Wellness 180° was perfect for my needs.

Twelve months later, I have lost 34 pounds and progressed from just walking to being able to jog in my exercise program.

Wellness 180° supports my efforts by helping me achieve a healthier lifestyle!”

- Jane Forcier


“I’ve tried fad diets, food plans, journaling and even physician-managed liquid diets—with minimal success. After reading that the Wellness 180° program involves a dietitian, trainer and other professionals, I thought: ‘This is my team.’

When I started this program, I was well over 300 pounds, had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Four months later, my cholesterol is down 30 points, my high blood pressure is almost normal and I have lost more than 35 pounds.”

- Tracy Steele


“I had a wake-up call when I coincidentally checked my blood pressure at work and found it to be significantly elevated. I thought it must have been a mistake—but after two weeks of regularly recording my numbers, I knew I was in trouble. I started blood pressure medication, but my dosage quickly had to be adjusted because it wouldn’t bring my numbers down.

That is when I faced the fact that I needed to start taking control of my health. I enrolled in Wellness 180° right away. It’s been 18 months since I started, and I have lost 20 pounds and several dress sizes!”

- Robin Balmes


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