HEALTH PROMOTION SERVICES
Health Promotion (HP) is located on the upper level of the Fitness and Sports Center. The stairway in the main hallway or the elevator in the aerobics room are available for customers.
Hours of Operation are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed 11:30-12:30 daily).
Services are available for all active duty members. Tricare beneficiaries are eligible on a space-available basis.
HP staff members are available for briefings at commander’s calls and for setting up informational booths at events to advertise and promote health and readiness optimization issues.
Available services include:
Bod Pod Body Fat Assessment
Starting a new nutrition and/or exercise program? Just want to know where you are? The Bod Pod is the gold standard for measuring body fat and used in numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies. The assessment will also estimate your resting metabolic rate. To ensure accuracy, strict protocol must be followed. Click here for required protocol. Must be a DoD ID cardholder.
Walk-in hours available: T-W-TH 3:30-4:15 p.m.*
Would you like to lose some weight? Do you struggle to meet your AFPFT AC measurement standards? Would you like to learn about healthy eating? Gain valuable knowledge about your individual caloric needs, healthy choices, meal planning, and exercise to obtain and maintain your healthy weight goals. Attend the group class and schedule regular follow-ups to help with progress. Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health & Wellness Center Waist Management class.
V02 max Fitness Assessment
New to altitude and finding it hard to exercise? Want to train smarter vs. harder? We can directly measure your fitness level through our V02 max treadmill fitness assessment. Once cleared by your doctor, from this 15 minute test, we can determine what intensity levels are aerobic v. anaerobic for you. Additionally, we will identify your true maximum heartrate. Our exercise professionals can then take this information and develop your individualized workout plan. This enables you to know which specific heart rate “zones” you should maintain during exercise in order to attain your fitness goals much faster and safer. Available for active duty only. Must be referred by physician.
Biomechanical Gait Analysis
Need new running shoes? Want to see if you can improve your running? We can help improve your running form and offer suggestions for the best running shoe for you based on your strike pattern through motion video analysis. In addition, we will provide corrective exercises if there are any identified biomechanical dysfunctions. Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health & Wellness Center and for gait analysis.
Tobacco Cessation Intervention
Are you ready to quit tobacco? Pharmaceutical and behavioral intervention is available to help overcome the challenges of quitting. Consult your physician for a referral to the program. In addition, Health Promotion offers nicotine-free replacement for smokeless tobacco users.
This class is for Diabetics, Pre-Diabetics (PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, and/or Insulin Resistance Syndrome), & Gestational Diabetics. The class includes review of the Diabetes disease process, monitoring guidelines, eye & foot care, nutrition and exercise. It offers you, as the patient, an opportunity to meet your Healthcare Manager, and learn how the Peterson Family Health Clinic will be assisting you in managing your condition through tracking your labs, providing reminders about labs/exams, and scheduling appointments. This approach to Healthcare Management at the 21st MDG is a team concept, and we need you on our team! Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for the Peterson Health Management Diabetes class.
Individual Nutrition Consultation
Medical nutrition therapy is available for individuals for a variety of disease states, weight loss, pre/post-natal, pediatric, sports nutrition, etc. Call 719-524-CARE and ask for Peterson Nutritional Medicine to schedule an appointment.
Individual Exercise Physiology Consultation for Fitness Improvement Program
Exercise Prescription and assessments providing injury recovery, prevention, and enhanced performance for active duty members. If you struggle to meet your AFPFT standards, this could help you reach, and exceed, your goals. Please call 719-524-CARE and ask for Peterson Health and Wellness Center to schedule an appointment.
Group Lifestyle Balance
This is a 12-week progressive weight loss class series that will educate you on a variety of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle modifications. Registration is required. Call 719-556-9642 to register.
Would you like your children to be more active, eat better and learn healthier lifestyle habits? Call 719-556-5787 for more details or to schedule an appointment.
If you would like additional information or have questions, please call 719-556-4292.
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