Exercise Programs for Children
The following describes exercise and weight loss programs. For specific information regarding your child's health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician or medical professional.
Our goal is for your child to be healthy.
At Hurley Medical Center, we want to help your child get in good physical shape and achieve a healthy weight. Our highly experienced staff within the medical center and at our Hurley Children’s Clinic and OB/GYN Clinic are specially trained to help your child get fit and lose weight. They can also guide you and your child to the many exercise programs at Hurley Health and Fitness Center.
Exercise and nutrition counseling go hand in hand. Hurley’s Nutrition Services has twelve full-time registered dietitians on staff to talk with your child about healthy eating and cooking habits and how to achieve weight loss.
Family Weight Loss Program
This is a family weight loss management program for 9-18 year olds which focuses on getting them to move more and eat less. Children attend classes, as well as the person the child lives with or is responsible for them. Some sessions involve physical activity, while other sessions focus on discussions between the children, the adult, and a Hurley pediatric psychologist or dietitian. Click here for more information.
Hurley’s Diabetes Education Programs
Being out of shape or overweight often brings about diabetes, a serious disease that is especially common in Genesee County. If your child has diabetes or pre-diabetes, Hurley offers education classes to teach your child how to control this chronic disease. Click here for more information.
Hurley Center for Health Outcomes
The mission of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is to improve the quality of life, health and health status of the communities served by Hurley Medical Center. By partnering with local groups, foundations, schools, and organizations, the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes is making great strides in helping people of all ages control diabetes, lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and live healthier lifestyles. For a complete listing of all of the Hurley Center for Health Outcomes health-related and weight loss programs, click here or call (810) 262-2310.
Hurley Health and Fitness Center
The area’s only medically-based health and fitness facility, Hurley Health and Fitness Center offers advanced exercise technology, an experienced team of fitness professionals, and most importantly, access to specialists from Hurley’s full range of medical practices. To help your child get in shape and lose weight, weekly group exercise classes are available, as well as one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer. The Olympic-size pool is also an excellent way for your child to tone and strengthen his/her body as well as lose weight. For more information, call (810) 262-2200 or click here.