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
Nourishing your body with a healthy, balanced diet is the foundation of any healthy lifestyle. Join our health educators for classes and cooking demos in our on-site test kitchen. Registration is required. To save your spot, call (269) 639-2949 or talk to a member of the Bronson Wellness Center service desk.
Upcoming classes include:
- Diets Debunked
Thursday, January 9, 9 to 10 a.m.
Cookie Diet. Baby Food Diet. Intermittent Fasting. With so many trendy diets and fads, eating well can seem confusing. Join Chris Flood for a discussion on eating a well-rounded, balance diet, instead of focusing on the latest diet trend.
- All Star Snacking
Thursday, January 23, 9 to 10 a.m.
Snacking can be a big part of our lives! Join Isabel to learn how healthy snacking can be a part of a balanced diet. Plus, get five recipes for healthy snacks that will keep you satisfied longer.
- Chocolate Party!
Thursday, February 13, 9 to 10 a.m.
Think you have to give up chocolate and other sweets in order to maintain a healthy diet? False! Join Isabel for a talk-and-taste class all about enjoying your favorite treats without tipping the scale. Learn how to make three healthier chocolate desserts.
- Meatless Mondays
Thursday, February 27, 9 to 10 a.m.
Less meat does not mean less flavor! Join Chris to discover tips and tricks for planning and eating more plant-based meals. Leave with five tasty, 500 calorie or less, meat-free recipes.
- The Whole Life Challenge
Thursday, March 12, 9 to 10 a.m.
Join Isabel to learn about seven daily habits that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Leave with a one-month action plan for getting started.
- In My Grandmother’s Kitchen
Thursday, March 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
The first class of a series, join Chris, Isabel and a "special guest grandma" for a fun and interactive class that will take you on a journey into another culture’s kitchen. Learn how to make a traditional dish, originating from – you guessed it – our guest grandmother’s family cookbook! Taste-tests included.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 639-2949.