Helping you reach your goals
When it comes to successful lifestyle change, the mind is as important as the body. At Duke Diet & Fitness Center (DFC), we will teach you practical techniques and strategies for lifelong weight management, disease management, and healthy living.
You’ll learn to recognize and change unhealthy behaviors, develop motivation, and build self-confidence. You will learn to identify and address barriers to healthy living while building on your existing strengths and knowledge of yourself and your life.
You will also explore the reasons it has been difficult to gain control of your health in the past and find new ways of thinking and acting while on the road to success.
We will help identify what areas are important for you to work on both while at the center and when you return home. We offer multiple activities and classes to motivate, encourage, and inspire you and also help you to locate the resources you need to support your return home.
Small group workshops, individual assessments, and weekly 15-minute individual check-ins with our behavioral specialists are included in the program. Individual therapy is available at additional cost if you would like more time to meet with a therapist to work on personal issues.
We offer individual services for a variety of issues that impact health and quality of life. If you’d like more focused attention for stress management, binge eating, self image, and other services, explore the options.
Our highly trained health coaches provide classes and workshops during your DFC visit to help ensure you have a strong plan for home. Learn more about lifestyle coaching.
Personal Coaching Option
Many of our clients discover the value of working through barriers and solving problems with the help of a trained professional while at the DFC and want to take that level of support home. If you want more intensive personalized support at home – take advantage of our personal coaching option.
The Personal Coaching program offers regular telephone and e-mail coaching one-on-one to help you to stay on track when you go home. You also are provided with free 13-week access to DukeDiet.com our online weight loss program.
Our lifestyle coaching staff provides a free weekly group coaching call for all DFC alumni and offers the Personal Coaching program, which involves regular, personalized individual telephone and email coaching to help you to stay on track when you go home.
Saturday Lifestyle Workshops
In addition to our core classes and curriculum we offer educational and enjoyable workshops on Saturday afternoons. They are available to Diet & Fitness Center participants at no additional cost and are designed to broaden your horizons with topics like acupuncture, yoga, and de-cluttering your life.