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Our approach to weight management is rooted in the aspects of a balanced lifestyle:


Nourish Yourself with Healthy Food

The foods you put in your body are a major factor in inflammation and weight gain. You’ll explore how your current diet may be affecting your health and develop a food plan that incorporates whole foods so you’re eating for a healthy weight and a happy gut.


Make a Plan to Get Moving Again

Physical activity is imperative to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight. You’ll learn about ways to incorporate more physical movement into your daily routine in order to target body fat, build muscle, and improve mobility, flexibility, and posture.

Stress Reduction

Reduce the Effect of Stress on Your Body

Stress puts your body in fight-or-flight mode, which has a direct link to weight gain. You’ll build stress management techniques that work for you in order to keep your cortisol under control and avoid stress-induced weight gain.

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You’re one of a kind. Your weight management plan needs to be too.

Get personalized assessments such as a functional fitness test, a body composition analysis, specialty labs, and more. Plus, your recommendations for nutrition, movement, and stress management are tailored to your individual needs.

Receive ongoing, reliable support and encouragement throughout the program from your medical provider, dietitian, health coach, personal trainers, and program coordinator.

Stay accountable with weekly weigh-ins, one-on-one visits with your medical team, and optional fitness classes with fellow program participants.


“The whole Balanced Living team made me feel completely supported and taken care of.”

“They really met me where I was and helped me come up with creative solutions to achieve personal goals for my diet, fitness, and stress management with empathy and without any judgment.”

Virginia Howell, 2022 Balanced Living Participant

You may be a good fit for the Balanced Living Program if you…

  • are looking to lose anywhere from a couple of pounds to a significant amount of weight in a sustainable way.
  • want to get your lifestyle on track for better general health, longevity, and disease prevention.
  • have struggled to maintain long-term success in the past with fad diets or exercise trends.
  • want the support and accountability of working with a medical team while losing weight.
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Meet Your Team

Your personal team of caring providers is trained to take a functional, whole-person approach to your weight management.

Functional Medicine Visits

Karrie Hohn

Karrie Hohn, MD, IFMCP
Concierge Primary Care Physician and Functional Medicine Specialist 

Dr. Catherine (Karrie) Hohn graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School in 1996 and completed residency in Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital Saint Louis in 1999. She is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Nutrition and Program Check-ins

Christaney Townsend

Christaney Townsend, MS, RD, LD
Registered Dietitian

Christaney earned her Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is certified in integrative and functional medicine in nutrition.

Health Coaching

Lara Pennington

Lara Pennington, LMSW, NBC-HWC
Counselor and Well-Being Coach

Christina Hughes

Christina Hughes, CWC
Counselor and Well-Being Coach

Personal Training

Maggie Loida

Maggie Loida, CPT
Personal Trainer

Functional Fitness Assessment

Jason Biondo

Jason Biondo, DC, MS
Chiropractor and Director of Fitness

Eric Lentz

Eric Lentz, CPT
Personal Trainer and SOMA Therapist

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Program Breakdown

Participants are supported by a team of experts to guide their treatment and monitor their progress throughout the 12-week program.

  • Intake, body composition analysis, and customization of the program with Christaney and Dr. Hohn
  • Fitness intake with Jason or Eric and a personalized exercise plan with Maggie or Brent
  • Health coaching initial consult with Lara or Christina
  • Complete labs, if applicable
  • Weekly weigh-in (once per week) and meal planning visit with Christaney
  • Check-ins with Christaney (up to 3 times per week via email, text, or phone call per the participant’s preference)
  • Choice of 12 Sessions: Health Coaching with Christina or Personal Training with Maggie or Brent (30 minutes each)
  • Trilogy (cryotherapy, infrared sauna or BioMat, salt room) (3 times per week)
  • Unlimited fitness classes (specific classes will be recommended for each participant)
  • Educational webinars on relevant topics (i.e., Setting SMART Goals; Full Body Detox; Stress and the Inner Dialogue)
  • Program Coordinator check-ins with Christaney for scheduling
  • Program review and transition planning visit with Christaney
  • Body composition analysis
  • Trilogy (cryotherapy, infrared sauna or BioMat, salt room) (recommended 3 times per week)
  • Unlimited fitness classes (specific classes will be recommended for each participant)
  • Nutrition plan for post-program
  • Additional personal training and health coaching
  • Specialty lab review and consultation
  • Cardiac coherence
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Know Yourself Workshop

Let’s find out if the Balanced Living Program is right for you.

On this 15-minute introductory call, you will:

  • Connect one-on-one with a qualified wellness expert to lay out your health and weight management goals.
  • Get a full breakdown of the Balanced Living Program, including program details and what to expect.
  • Receive personalized recommendations for next steps so we can help get your health on track.
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On average, you can expect to lose 1-1.5 pounds per week, or about 10 pounds throughout the course of the program.

We do make accommodations for travel; however, we have found the greatest success when members are able to dedicate themselves consistently throughout the course of the program.

You may include personal training at a discounted rate during the duration of the program.

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