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Nutrition For a Healthy Body

We believe you can be fit and healthy at any age, shape or size. Learning how to choose, prepare and eat great tasting, nutritious food is an important step that will help you reach your healthy body goals.

At Bronson Wellness Center, we’re more than just a gym. Here, we offer a wide variety of exercise options with practical, can-do nutrition education, diet coaching, and healthy cooking classes. Everything we do is about providing you the resources to live your healthiest life possible.

Our health educators are specially trained and highly educated in the way food works within your body to help keep you feeling vibrant, energized and strong. The team offers a variety of low- and no-cost classes so you can learn how to properly fuel your body – without going hungry every day!

Nutrition and healthy living classes

Nutrition and healthy living programs are led by our nutrition and health educators. In our classes and programs you will learn tips and tricks for eating and feeling better.

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Eat Healthy, Be Active

  • Do you want to learn how to stretch your food dollar and plan healthy meals for you and your family?
  • Would you like to learn how to prepare and sample creative and nutritious new dishes?
  • Do you want to learn and practice how to be active in ways that YOU enjoy?

Eat Healthy, Be Active is a six-session program that will help you get healthier. We offer a daytime or an evening session every month. The program is FREE and in three of the six class sessions, participants get to take home free groceries to prepare what they sampled in class. This class is for adults 18 years old and above. We provide free child care during each class. Class participants who are on Medicaid or who have a Michigan Bridge Card (SNAP) are given priority admission to the class. Call Chris Flood or Emma Mrofchak at (269) 639-2949 for more information and specific dates and times.

Healthy cooking demonstrations

Healthy cooking classes are held quarterly in our on-site test kitchen. During class, you’ll watch our health educators prepare healthy dishes like emerald green smoothies, weeknight Mediterranean chicken bowls and zucchini and turkey pasta. Dishes prepared use a variety of fresh, local ingredients.  Plus, every cooking class includes tasting! Healthy cooking classes equip you with the knowledge and skills to create tasty, nutritious meals and snacks for you and your family to enjoy.

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Lighten up your favorite recipes

Have you ever wondered how many calories are in your favorite cheesecake recipe? How about your secret pulled pork? Our health educators offer low-cost recipe makeovers. Drop off a printed copy of your recipe and for $5 (per recipe), our health educators will evaluate and report back with a calorie count along with the fat, sodium, carbohydrate and protein contents. Additionally, they will provide a list of changes you can make to the recipe to make it healthier. To get started, contact Chris Flood at (269) 639-2949 or floodc@bronsonhg.org.

Meet Chris Flood, Health Educator

Chris Flood is the lead nutrition, health and wellness expert at Bronson Wellness Center. In addition to working full time at the club, she also maintains a healthy food blog and is a nutrition education consultant for several other health-related organizations in Michigan. Chris has a master’s of science degree in human nutrition with a specialty in instructional design. She is dedicated to working with you to improve your lifestyle with practical, client-centered nutrition education. Not only is she focused on providing relevant nutrition information, she believes it’s important to make learning fun. She will work with you to meet you where you are, and empower you every step of the way. Contact Chris at floodc@bronsonhg.org or (269) 639-2949.