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Let’s Get Moving!

With Certified Personal Trainer Dwayne Bright

In this FREE ‘functional movement class’, we will focus on small movements to get your blood flowing!

This is a beginner’s class, so anyone and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Saturday mornings from 10a-11a at Blossom Bariatrics! Space is limited.

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Blossom Bodies is our all-important – and extremely effective – fitness program. As you are already aware, a key component of losing weight and staying in shape is exercise. We’re here to help you keep your transformed body lean, strong, and full of newfound energy.

With new content constantly coming out, Michelle Phelan, our nutritionist and fitness specialist, will push you and motivate you to keep your activity level up, heart-pounding, and calories burning! You’re going to love working out with Michelle.

Take a moment to watch one of Michelle’s recent posts below for a taste of the kinds of exercises she’ll have you doing about two weeks post-op.

The instructors are awesome! Love my weekend exercise with these guys! – John B. I love the chair yoga. It helped so much with my tense muscles! – Arthur M. Love it! Need it! And will be back next weekend. I feel so good after! – Emily B.
Great workout. I love our weekend, it keeps getting better! – David P.

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When I turned 60 last year I decided it was time to do something about my weight problem.  A combination of genetics, prescriptions, thyroid problems, and depression over chronic fibromyalgia and arthritis – combined with a love of good food (I’m a former restaurant...

Taimi’s Success Story

Look at this amazing transformation that has happened right before our eyes here at Blossom Bariatrics with one of our own family members! This is Dr. Tom’s medical assistant Val. Val has gone from 207lbs to a comfortable and glowing 138lbs! She says, “I...

Val’s Story

First pic was before surgery Aug 2016. I was about 220. 
Skinny pics are from this week – I’ve only actually lost about 30 (at surgery I was 208) but I lost TONS OF INCHES I guess cause I went from size 15 jeans...

Karen’s Story

I won’t dwell on the negatives for long because there are too many positive things to reflect on. We all know the story, gain weight, lose weight, gain more back and the cycle continues. Never mind the impact my weight had on my body...

Sharilyn’s Story

I wonder if Dr. Umbach really knows how much he improves people’s lives through surgery. I hope this letter will show him. My name is Janet. When I came to Dr. Umbach, I weighed 241.5 lbs. I took medicine for high blood pressure, cholesterol...

Janet’s Story

I had experienced weight issues for most of my adult life. Then, I decided to quit drinking, smoking and drugs all together in 2007. I then lost about 60 pounds to go with my new life change. Well, after I got married, I gained...

Rafael Adame

I am coming up on my ‘surgerversary’ on September 29th. I had the gastric bypass with Dr. Tom. I am small and didn’t need to lose much (70-75 pounds). I shed 50 pounds easily and have gone from a 3XL to a Large/Medium. The...

Meet the New Carole

Candi’s Journey I went to Blossom Bariatrics after my primary care doctor referred me. I weighed 315 pounds when I stepped on the scale at Dr. Rupert’s office. My first appointment at Blossom Bariatrics was in early July. From the start, everyone at Dr....

Meet the New Candi

My Sleeve I have struggled with weight most of my life and all of my adult life. The last 5 years particularly I have gained a lot of weight though. Like most everybody who struggles with weight it was a roller coaster of ups...

Meet The New Cody

As we enter the new year and more people begin to refocus their efforts on healthy eating and exercise, it’s the perfect time to create a fitness calendar. This calendar will allow you to track your goals, actions and weight loss all in one...

Creating a Fitness Calendar

Traveling allows you to unwind, reduce stress, and even reduce risk of heart attacks! Regardless of intentions, it can be difficult to stick with your exercise program while traveling, but travel doesn’t have to result in a complete interruption of your healthy habits. Here...

Exercise and Travel Go Hand in Hand

Yoga is a way to truly connect your mind, body and soul in a world that is becoming more disconnected than ever. Take a break from distractions of the world to connect with the world around you through the art of yoga. This is...

Benefits of Yoga

Did you join the Blossom Summer Season Sprint Movable Challenge? Even if you didn’t, it’s still important to keep pushing forward in your exercise program through the end of the summer. Keep your activities fun and challenging enough to elevate your heartbeat, break a...

Move Through the Summer

The days are longer, the sun warmer and the reasons to move your activities outdoors increase. However, your chances of becoming dehydrated or developing heat exhaustion can increase as well if you don’t take precautions. With a little preparation and knowledge, you can stay...

Exercising in Summer Months

Don’t forget that as your activity levels increase, it’s more important than ever to keep your body hydrated. Our bodies are approximately 60 to 75% water, and it’s important that we replenish what we lose via urine and sweat. It’s even harder to stay...

Keep Your Body Hydrated

CONGRATULATIONS, Mallorie Monk! Mallorie is our very first Movable Challenge winner. She successfully met (and exceeded) the “Add a Little Spring to Your Step” Challenge by achieving at least 10,000 moves every day for two weeks! Mallorie started her weight loss journey with us...

Our First Movable Challenge Winner

Recent research evaluated 47 studies of sedentary behavior, and discovered that the time you spend sitting each day has significant detrimental effects to your health that even outweigh the benefits of adopting a healthier lifestyle. Too much sitting can increase a person’s risk of...

The Health Risks of Sitting

When it comes to staying fit, feeling energetic and keeping your body healthy, there are few things better for you than strength training. Now when you think of strength training, you probably envision thickly muscled bodybuilders and may quickly determine that this type of...

The Importance of Strength Training

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, and today I’m going to show you some exercises that you can do from home and about two weeks postop. We’re going to start with some warmups. The first warmups are just some seated arm swings....

Warm Ups for Bariatric Patients

Hi everybody, today we’re going to talk about six weeks and beyond some things that you might want to do for the rest of your life as a post-bariatric surgery client. You’re going to start your meal with protein. You all should be...

Life After Weight Loss Surgery

Many patients have to understand they need to move around and get their metabolism going or they won’t be able to maintain pounds lost. It’s possible to gain 20 or 30 pounds in a blink once they are in the four or seven or ten month or years post-op zone....

An Easy New Year’s Fitness Plan

Planning ahead is key to eating healthy during the holidays. Everyone has their holiday food triggers; determine what yours are ahead of time and come up with a strategy to control them. Call your host or hostess and ask what will be served so there aren’t any surprises, or ask...

Healthy Holiday Tips

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