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Am I Hungry?®

“Am I Hungry” is an 8-week comprehensive lifestyle and weight management program that provides mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral tools in addition to fitness and nutrition education to guide participants toward sustainable, healthy lifestyle

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Dad's Day: So You've Learned to Change a Diaper - Now What?

$15.00

Back by popular demand! This dads-only class is perfect for dads-to-be and dads with children from infancy up to two years of age.  Topics that are covered are designed for men only and range from the basics to more complex issues including:
*Dad's emotional

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Diabetes: Getting Back on Track with Your Diabetes Self-Management

This two-hour class is designed to help you if you are struggling with the management of your blood sugar, food choices or activity level. The class will serve as a refresher of the basic principals in diabetes self-management, including identifying and overcoming the barriers that are preventing

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Diabetes: Type 1 Group Class

This class offers a supportive environment which covers all aspects of Type 1 Diabetes, including:

  • Testing blood glucose (frequency and purpose)
  • Interpreting results of blood glucose testing
  • Insulin pump adjustments
  • Senosrs
  • Carbohydrate

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Diabetes: Type 2 and You

This is a series of two three-hour classes for those newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The class is designed to help you set your own goals for managing your diabetes. The topics covered in this class include: Information about diabetes and treatment options, Nutrition, Activity, Medications,

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Everywoman's Journal

Free

Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that increase well-being by becoming in tune with

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Exercise for Two

$125.00

Prenatal Exercise Featuring Aquatic and Land-based Exercise!
Experience Exercise for Two, a prenatal class that blends aquatic and land-based exercise! Mom and baby will both benefit from the soothing 82 degree water during a low-impact cardiovascular workout. Water combines

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Get Fit! Exercise and Healthy Eating Program

$349.00

Meriter's Get Fit! Exercise and Healthy Eating Program will get you started on the path to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight along with a heart-healthy lifestyle. You will meet individually with a dietitian and a fitness trainer to develop a personal plan. And the group setting

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Grand-Parenting in the New Millennium

$15.00

First-time prospective grandparents or those in need of a refresher can attend a comprehensive class, designed to cover all updates in infant care and safety.   Learn about the new recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep, car seat use, advice on infant feeding, and tips on grandparenting

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Handwriting: The Basics - Grades 2-3

$340.00

Does your child struggle with poor handwriting or difficulty copying sentences from the board? Meriter is offering a handwriting workshop for children in grades 2-3. This class includes focus on fine-motor skills and upper extremity coordination necessary for handwriting. Activities

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Handwriting: The Basics - Grades 4-5

$340.00

Does your child struggle with poor handwriting or difficulty copying sentences from the board? Meriter is offering a handwriting workshop for children in grades 4-5. This class includes focus on fine-motor skills and upper extremity coordination necessary for handwriting. Activities

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ImPACT Concussion Baseline Test

$20.00

What is ImPACT?
Meriter is proud to offer ImPACT testing to student athletes (age 11 and over) in our community. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test) is a user-friendly, online computer-based neurocognitive testing program that helps

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Free

“Living Well with Chronic Conditions” is a six-week series of 2 ½-hour sessions designed to empower adults of all ages living with ongoing health challenges to better manage and improve their health.  Taught weekly by trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions

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Meriter Mighty Kids

Free

In an effort to encourage healthy and active lifestyles to our youth, Meriter–UnityPoint Health invites you to register your children to become Meriter Mighty Kids!

The 9 week program is FREE and meets once a week. It focuses on fun running activities that keep kids moving and

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Mind-Body Medicine Skills Class

In this group, led by Meriter’s health psychologist Gretchen A. Diem, Ph.D., you will learn how to recognize the sources of stress in your life, make health-related behavior changes and better manage stress-related symptoms and illnesses. The goal of Mind Body Medicine is to

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Mindful Birth

$45.00

Mindfulness is a state of active and open attention to the present moment. In this 2-class series, we will focus on gaining skills of mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques as they relate to labor and delivery.  Through mindfulness practice, participants learn to work with challenges,

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Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS)

Meriter’s groundbreaking program, Mindfulness Training for Smokers, makes quitting 10 times more likely than trying to quit on your own. It is one of the most successful smoking

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Mom & Baby Yoga

$60.00

An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap, or play with toys. Designed for babies up to 1 year old. This is a

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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Challenges

Free

Does your child over-react to the sensation of clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input?
Does your child show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold? 

They may be suffering

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Prenatal Yoga

$60.00

Prenatal yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and prepare your mind for the birthing process.  In class we will practice modified poses appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and also cover breathing and relaxation exercises that will help during labor.  Our prenatal yoga class is

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Stepping On

$35.00

Why should I be concerned about falling? 

  • More than one third of adults 65 or over fall each year
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury and of hospital admissions

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Surgical Preparation - Total Hip Replacement

Free

This 3 hour session is for those scheduled for total hip replacement surgery. In this session, you will meet with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, discharge planner and nursing staff member. Please plan to attend two weeks before surgery, if feasible. We encourage you to bring

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Yoga Basics - Serving 2 Locations!

$60.00

By popular demand, we are now offering Yoga Basics at two convenient locations, and have expanded each series to 6 weeks.
Here are your options:

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