Lifestyle Medicine & Fitness

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Transforming Medicine to End Chronic Disease

Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing disease by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones—such as eating healthy, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, getting adequate sleep and having a strong support system.

lifestyle-medicine-services-header2.jpgValley's Lifestyle Medicine provides the tools needed to navigate changes in routine and identify ways in which we can improve health. Now is the time to seek the skills to make lasting healthy behavior changes. Healthy lifestyle choices even boost your immune system. Telehealth and in-person services in three locations (Renton, Maple Valley and Covington) include occupational and physical therapy, nutrition and diabetes counseling, prescribed exercise programs, virtual group classes and virtual well coaching and massage. 

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Physical therapists usually begin with a conversation about health factors you can change, such as sleep, stress, diet and exercise. A consult includes a Health Risk Assessment and a more in-depth screening about your personal health risk factors, including injury history and a screening of your movement. Our ultimate goal is to give our patients the support they need to begin making healthier lifestyle choices, and to provide the tools to maintain changes over time. 

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Medical Nutrition Therapy is an evidence-based approach to address healthy eating, stress, quality of sleep, activity, relationships and how they impact behaviors related to food. By partnering with a registered dietitian, you can tailor a practical plan that works within your lifestyle given today’s challenges.  

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Our exercise programs are delivered both virtually and in person. Lifestyle 365 members will receive updated individualized programs. General members have access to daily workouts, virtual group classes entertaining challenges offering practical ways to continue working toward your health goals without the need of facility access. In addition, we offer telehealth style sessions with your Exercise Specialist who will help you design a home-based program using items you probably already have.

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Attend a FREE Session: Register now

Join us online for 60-minutes of information you can use to improve your health and be thoughtful, proactive healthcare consumer. You’ll also receive an overview of our Lifestyle Medicine programs including Healthy Foundations, Lifestyle 365, physical therapy and nutrition counseling, as well as specialized plans for those with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing disease by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones—such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.

How you can benefit from Lifestyle Medicine:

  • Allows your body to protect and heal itself by promoting healthful lifestyle choices
  • Educates, guides, and supports positive behavior changes
  • Focuses on evidence-based optimal nutrition, stress management, sleep and physical activity
  • Encourages your active participation
  • Treats underlying, lifestyle-related causes of disease
  • Collaborative approach to help you follow medication plans and communicate changes in your overall health to your care team
  • Your home and community environments are taken into consideration

Our free information session is offered online through Zoom. If you experience technical difficulties during the meeting, please call 425.690.3520 for assistance.

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DISCLAIMER: Due to COVID-19, the Healthy Foundations program is not currently meeting for in-person classes, but the programs 1:1 services are still available! Learn more at one of our HealthyCare sessions


Evidence shows the best option for improving your current health and reducing your risk of future illness is a structured program of physical activity and nutrition change. Our customized Healthy Foundations program meets you where you are on your path to wellness and takes the guesswork out of improving your fitness and what you eat. With the help of expert healthcare providers including registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, physical therapists and exercise specialists, Pinnacle Medical Wellness and Valley Medical Center have teamed up to offer an intensive, 16 week lifestyle modification program to help you get strong, healthy and build positive lifestyle habits.

What is included in the Healthy Foundations program?

  • 1:1 nutritional counseling
  • Meal planning 
  • Physical therapy evaluation, consultation and treatment
  • Prescriptive exercise program with biometric measurements and SMART goal setting
  • 4 month Fitness Center membership at any of our Lifestyle Medicine locations
  • Grocery store tour and restaurant field trip
  • Group support and education series

How long is the program?
Healthy Foundations is a 16-week lifestyle modification program that addresses Food Education,  Lifestyle Modification & Goal Setting, Exercise as Medicine, and Psychology of Eating. 

How much does it cost?
The price varies based in your insurance benefits / plan coverage. We also offer financial insurance, insurance subsidy and payment plans. Participants’ fee will be a minimum of $500 and can total up to $1500, which can be made in payments. 50% of the fee is due prior to the start date, with the remaining amount deducted with arrangements with the Healthy Foundations Coordinator. In addition, you will be responsible for any co-pays, co-insurance, and insurance deductibles, in addition to any out of pocket cost according to your insurance benefits. 

Who will I be working with? 
A team composed of Dietitians, Physical Therapists, and Exercise Specialists will be helping you on your journey. Our Dietitians will coach you through the program with nutrition therapy, not only find what tools will best react with your body type or medical conditions, but they will also give you the tools and resources to help prepare you for success. Our Physical Therapists will help you identify imbalances in your body. As you increase your activity you avoid injury, and have a comprehensive understanding of your bodies mechanics. And lastly, our Exercise Specialists are the experts in movement. They will create exercise programs for you and adapt it to your progress. 

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We believe exercise is medicine, in the same way you would allow your doctor to prescribe you medication, allow our experts in exercise to prescribe the right types of exercises. With the correct dosage and frequency, exercise can have a tremendous impact on the body. Lifestyle 365 has been created to provide its members with programming that takes the guesswork out of fitness. No longer will you go to the gym unsure of where to start. Time is precious and we ensure our members receive a quality thought out plan, to achieve tremendous fitness results based on your goals.  

Members will receive full access to their ES through the MyWellness cloud, with monthly biometric assessments and progress evaluations. In addition to the exercise prescription, Lifestyle 365 members will receive access to our monthly nutrition workshop in which members can ask questions about diet and nutrition and receive advice from our Registered Dietician at no additional fee.

Lifestyle 365© includes the Technogym® SmartKey, which delivers your fitness program with recommended durations and speed, along with strength training volumes and intensities. Your assigned Exercise Specialist will provide you with extensive training on the SmartKey and the Technogym® equipment included in your workout. 

What assessments are involved?
Lifestyle 365© begins with screening and assessment which involve baseline measurements of: Height & Weight, Body Composition, Blood Pressure, 7-site Circumference Measurement, Aerobic Capacity as well as Strength and Flexibility. SMART Goals are also assessed, ensuring that you are continually progressing toward and meeting your goals.

How do I get started? 
Sign up at the front desk of the Valley Lifestyle Medicine & Fitness Center, located on the first floor of the Talbot Professional Center (4011 Talbot Road South Renton, WA 98055) and tell the wellness coordinator that you want to sign up for Lifestyle 365©! 

Click here to learn more about our Lifestyle 365 program.

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Diabetes is common, chronic, and controllable! Lifestyle Medicine has created a program to implement healthy lifestyle changes to help you successfully manage your diabetes.

A Registered Dietitian can help you understand your condition and how the food you choose might affect it. Plus, a registered dietitian nutritionist works with you to create an eating plan that has the nutrients needed to manage your condition. 

Click here for more information.

Physical therapists (PTs) are medical professionals dedicated to helping people reach their health, wellness and fitness goals through physical movement. A physical therapist’s work often starts by introducing safe movement and exercise programs that focus on reducing pain and improving muscle strength, joint range of motion, and overall endurance. PTs also help people gain skills to improve overall health to prevent or reduce future healthcare costs. Therapists work one-on-one with patients and are part of a patient’s medical team. Sometimes they will partner with a patient’s healthcare provider, especially when regaining skills lost to disease or disability.

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Exercise

Valley's Lifestyle Medicine & Fitness Center is a medically based fitness facility applying evidence based practices to reduce risk factors and improve wellness. Our members benefit from state of the art technology, highly skilled and educated staff to provide real results. Our programs are designed to keep you engaged, motivated, and accountable.

With a team of degree and certified fitness professionals, we offer an integrated approach to your goals, including Functional Movement Screens, SMART Goal Setting and Biometric screening. 

Our Network of medical professionals, such as physical therapists and dietitians, work to ensure that your exercise prescription ties in seamlessly with the care directed by your healthcare professional.

Facilities

Fitness Center Equipment

We are proud to offer state-of-the-art technology: Your program is delivered through the TechnoGym Mywellness system. 

Our three fitness facilities located in Renton, Covington and Maple Valley use Technogym equipment a market leader in the fitness and biomedical rehabilitation equipment industry. We have a full spectrum of equipment including cardio and strength equipment and the Kinesis® system. Every Lifestyle 365 level member receives a "Smart Key" that tracks your exercise, calories, and attendance. This key can direct your entire workout, prescribed by your wellness coach. Our TechnoGym wellness system allows you to access your account from any computer, smartphone or tablet. Other fitness tracking devices can be integrated with our wellness system to house all of your health and fitness information in one place.

The Aquatic Center at our Renton location features a 25 yard therapy pool, which holds water therapy group classes, lap swimming, and water walking. The center also contains 2 steam rooms one of which is Eucalyptus scented to promote respiratory health. The most popular component of the aquatic center is the therapy spa. Maintained at 99° degrees with powerful jets to help relieve muscle aches and pains. Relax your body in a fun safe environment. 

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Take control of your health with medically- and evidence-based health and fitness programs tailored to you. Our proactive approach provides one-on-one and group coaching through a team of certified and licensed exercise specialists, nutrition counselors, and physical therapists who can help you live your healthiest life. Learn about our prescriptive exercise program, Lifestyle 365, and our flagship Healthy Foundations program that help you learn how to prevent disease and injury. Register today and Get Moving Toward A Healthier You!

Service Locations

Lifestyle Medicine Center | VMC Preventive Care

Valley Medical Center
4011 Talbot Road S, 1st Floor
Renton, WA 98055
Call 425.690.3520 Fax 425.690.9520

Lifestyle Medicine Center | VMC Preventive Care

17307 SE 272nd St
Suite 126
Covington, WA 98042
Call 425.690.3521 Fax 425.690.9521

Lifestyle Medicine Center | VMC Preventive Care

24060 SE Kent Kangley Rd
Suite D-100
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Call 425.690.3522 Fax 425.690.9522