Wellness Services in Piatt County

Kirby Medical Center’s Preventative Healthcare Program

At Kirby, we’re dedicated to your whole health. That’s why we offer wellness programs to keep you feeling your best year-round. From creating a healthy relationship with food and eating to exercise classes for all levels and more, we can help you live your healthiest life.

KMC WELLNESS

Wellness Service: Individual nutrition, exercise, and self-care guidance to support you in living your happiest and healthiest life. All care is weight neutral and teaches a non-diet approach based on mindful nutrition, exercise and lifestyle behavior change. We meet you where you are to help you determine root causes of health needs, identify your individual goals, and encourage small steps to move toward greater health and well-being. The KMC Wellness Service is open to communities served at no cost. For more information, please talk to your primary care provider and call 217-762-1570.

The wellness service shifts the focus from weight loss to health promoting behaviors. You can be healthier today at any weight through nourishing food choices, daily activity, quality sleep, stress management, supportive social relationships, and more!

"When I started this program, I was as heavy as I had ever been. Covid and Isolation had not done me any favors.The Wellness Program was skill building, cheerleading, and information about myself. It was a slow reveal of my truest concerns and issues revealed in a way that felt manageable. I began to connect the dots of what I was actually experiencing and how that was affecting me physically. I stopped feeling so alone." Learn more about this patients journey here.

"I have arthritis and I am limited in what movements and things I can do. Anna Crawford from Kirby Wellness has been working with me to set up an exercise program tailored to my needs that will increase strength, improve flexibility and help keep me living independently for years to come! She has met with me one on one several times to set up the exercises I can do and then again to make sure I am doing them properly and that I am not overdoing or injuring myself. Anna is excellent with patient care, she is very patient and understanding. She also does an excellent job at following up to check on how I am feeling the day after trying new exercises. I highly recommend this program to anyone who would like help with either starting a new exercise program or updating your current routine to improve your fitness level."

Peaceful Eating Group:
Heal Chronic Dieting
Decrease stress around food, eating, and body image
Learn to nourish your body
Learn to enjoy movement
Create a healthy relationship with food and body image
All body size welcome
*Meets first Saturday of the month at 9am at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello, Illinois
For more information, please call 217-762-1570 to register.

"It's so energizing to be in a room full of people with the same goal."

KMC ACTIVE

Our state-of-the-art gym, located on our Kirby Medical Center campus, accommodate athletes of all levels and experience in any of our programs. Our programs and workouts are designed so that anyone can step into one of our classes and be successful. Each class will consist of a general and specific warm-up, specific instruction on technique for that day, practice time, workout and cool down post-workout. Visit www.kmcactive.org for more information and class schedules.

  • KMC Fitness: KMC Fitness is dedicated to fitness training and uses rowers, stationary bikes, kettlebells, medicine balls, barbells and more. KMC Fitness workouts incorporate elements from weightlifting, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning (cardio). Classes are designed to motivate and encourage you to reach your fitness goals through constantly varied, functional movements like squatting, pushing and pulling, and performed at an intensity level that suit you best.

  • KMC 30: Make fitness and health fun again with our KMC 30 program. KMC 30 is a short 30 minute, bodyweight workout designed for someone who wants to workout in a supportive environment with low impact exercises, diverse activities focused on improving core strength, and bringing your heart rate to a healthy range. Each workout will have a warm-up, a workout, and a cool down. We will also measure your resting heart rate and active heart rate to establish a baseline and periodically check in to make sure you are in a healthy range for your specific gender & age. Workouts can be personalized in class to meet you where you are and help you progress and meet your fitness goals.

  • KMC Endurance: This class is designed to develop general endurance, cardiorespiratory efficiency, and stamina, bring your heart rate into a healthy range, and helping you get in better shape. Doing a race? Get race ready for whatever challenges lie ahead and let us help you reach your goal! Run, walk, row, bike, repeat! Classes will be 45 minutes and will include a specific warm-up for that day, as well as a cool down stretch to improve flexibility. We will also work with you to improve general body-weight strength by incorporating core and stability exercises. Join us in this fun and upbeat training environment.

  • KMC Yoga: The class uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to help improve health and happiness.

If you are interested in trying one of these classes before joining, or would like to join, please call 217-762-1520 or email healthandwellness@kirbyhealth.org

Visit www.kmcactive.org for more information and class schedules.

Meet Our Wellness Coordinator

Anna Crawford MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Kirby Wellness Trail

The Wellness Trail is a one-mile-long path open to everyone in the community. The trail expands on Kirby’s Wellness Program and encourages healthy lifestyles by offering opportunities to walk, run or bike. Four “Reflection Points” are located along the trail with benches for resting or relaxing. A bridge connects the trail to the Healing Garden and Apple a Day Café.

Apple a Day Café

Our onsite café offers made-to-order selections from the grill as well as delicious and nutritious meals for staff and visitors. Daily meal specials offer meat, vegetable and starch options using the plate method to support healthy lifestyle choices. Apple a Day Café has indoor and outdoor seating and is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am-3pm.