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Connecticut Bariatric Exercise Program

Exercise is very important for any weight loss surgery patient, whether he or she had gastric bypass, gastric banding or vertical gastric sleeve surgery. To make the most out of the procedure, you need to be active to stay on track, boost your metabolism and aid the weight loss process. Our bariatric exercise classes at Griffin Hospital guide our Connecticut patients from beginner level all the way to becoming an exercise pro.


Bariatric Exercise Classes

Monday - 11:00am to 12:00am & 7:00pm to 8:00pm  

Wednesday - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Thursday - 11:00am to Noon

Saturday - 9:00am to 10:30am

Connecticut patients who are scheduled for surgery at Griffin Hospital, patients who have already had surgery, or people who are considering surgery can take advantage of bariatric exercise classes.

Exercise and physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for anyone, and especially so for a bariatric surgery patient – before and after your weight loss surgery. In fact, exercise is the key to long-term success in your weight loss journey. You should be exercising not only to keep weight off, but also to improve your overall health, stamina and mental and emotional state. Exercise brings more oxygen to the brain and stimulates cognitive functioning, and has been proven to promote happiness and extend life expectancy.

There are many benefits to bariatric exercise, but the key benefit of the Griffin Bariatrics exercise program is the opportunity to learn about and practice targeted exercises that will enable you to start slowly, prevent injury, and safely build up your routine over a period of time.

Griffin Bariatrics exercise classes provide patients with information about safe, low impact exercises and ways to increase activity in their daily lives. In addition to exercise, topics such as goal setting, nutrition and lifestyle change will also be discussed. These programs provide a safe, comfortable environment for Connecticut weight loss surgery patients.

Personalized Exercise Program & Cost

Each attendee will get an assessment and recommendation for an individualized exercise plan. Cost is $150 for 24 visits or $50 for 8 visits. We also offer a one-time Fitness Assessment for $75, which provides individualized bariatric exercise recommendations that can be used at home or at a gym where you already belong.

Connecticut Fitness Center at Griffin Hospital

Our bariatric program offers low impact exercise programs in Griffin Hospital’s state-of-the-art gymnasium. At the Griffin Hospital Fitness Center, patients can exercise under medical supervision and have access to stationary bikes, row machines, arm ergometers, elliptical machines, treadmills, and strength training equipment, all in a supportive, judgment-free environment that is geared toward your success.

Additional Connecticut Bariatric Support Services

To learn more about other bariatric support services you can benefit from, read about our On Track Workshops and On Track Support Groups. You can also use our online feedback form to tell us about the kinds of support services and workshops that are of interest to you.

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