Vital Step Program at the Healthy Weight Center

Looking for a unique gym experience that is monitored by trained health specialists so you can work out safely and with confidence? The Vital Step Program at Foster Family Community Health Center in Traverse City was designed with you in mind.

How It Works

The Vital Step program is a closely monitored gym experience that centers on you and your individual fitness needs. Vital Step is open to people of all ages, fitness levels, and training needs, with a special focus on the following people:

  • Those who have recently gone through therapeutic rehabilitation or have special medical needs and want to exercise in an environment that puts safety first.
  • Anyone who feels overwhelmed by the thought of a gym and wants the extra attention of an exercise specialist who can offer more specific expertise.

The program focuses on individual needs such as cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.

The Advantages of Vital Step

The Vital Step program offers many exciting benefits, including:

  • A familiar environment for people who’ve had physical therapy or cardiac rehab
  • The ability to work in conjunction with your physical therapist
  • An introductory orientation to show proper exercise techniques and give you the best weight resistance limits and workloads for your current fitness level and goals. 
  • Close monitoring by trained staff, including a staff member who is always present in the gym to answer questions or address concerns
  • An individual fitness plan that expands as you grow stronger
  • The option for additional one-on-one personal training
  • Access to periodic InBody scans to assess your changing body composition and determine new goals
  • A low-cost or even free monthly membership for Silver&Fit or SilverSneakers participants (check your insurance to see if you qualify)

To ensure your safety, we do require a referral from your doctor in order to participate. For more information or to schedule your orientation appointment, please call 231-935-8637.