It's time for the next Focus Group meeting in Kalamazoo!
We have a Guest!! Andy Retberg, Exercise Physiologist from our "Home
Base" at Grand Health Partners in Grand Rapids!
We would really appreciate a good turnout for Andy as
he is driving down from Grand Rapids to be with us Monday evening! This
will be a great time to fire those exercise questions at an expert.
Bring a guest!
Please RSVP just to give us some idea how large a group we may have. In
any case, even if you don't RSVP.. COME ON DOWN!!!!
We look forward to seeing you! (and we really DO look forward to seeing
Here's a short bio:
Andy grew up in South Haven, MI and moved to the Grand Rapids area in
1995 to attend Grand Valley State University. Receiving his Bachelors of
Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Fitness and Wellness,
Andy then completed a Masters of Education while working as a graduate
assistant in the University's Health, Recreation and Wellness Department.
Andy has worked in both community and hospital based wellness programs
throughout his career, though specializing in exercise and weight loss
since 2005. Andy feels truly blessed to have the opportunity to be part
of each patient's wellness journey. He believes exercise is a tool that
not only assists in weight loss, but helps condition our body, allowing
us do the things that bring joy and fulfillment to our lives.
Andy resides in Hudsonville with his wife Melanie and their three
children, Emma, Lily, and Isaac. Andy is an avid runner, bicyclist, and
off road motorcyclist, although his most cherished time is that spent
with his family. They enjoy taking their black lab for walks, playing at
the park, and spending time with friends and family.
When: Monday, 14 May 2012
(the second Monday of each month)
Where: The Gilmore Center for Health Education
Classroom 1 (Basement)
7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo, 49007
Time: 7:00 p.m.
This month's topic: Exercise!!
We're still looking for some other good recipes that you would like to
share with the group!
The Kalamazoo focus/support group is open to all pre and post-op
bariatric patients, as well as those interested in learning more about
weight loss surgery.
If you have any questions, please send me a message! I hope to see you