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.
Wellness Service: This program is individualized to you! You will meet with a wellness coach
who will listen to your needs and goals providing a non-judgmental and
compassionate approach to making health changes. You will have an opportunity
to clarify your health goals and create a wellness plan that works well
for you. The wellness service uses the Wellcoaches model of wellness coaching
to support you in taking steps to improve your health and well-being.
All care is weight inclusive supporting you to make lasting changes. Listen
to Wellness Coordinator Anna
teach the diet cycle.
The KMC Wellness Service is open to communities served at no cost. For
more information, please talk to your primary care provider and call
Hear from patients that participated in the wellness Service:
"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."
" Last night I decided to cook. I have been thinking a lot about our
last meeting with making food prep part of the meal experience. I cooked
and my husband gave guidance. It was a blast. We are having a blast with
your awesome healthy eating tips."
"I had been having health issues at the beginning of the COVID Pandemic.
I did not have Covid, but I had other issues related to the pandemic.
After some discussion with my Primary Doctor, I told him “I need
help”. He then referred me to the new Wellness Coordinator, who
has helped my health journey tremendously. After meeting with Anna, I
knew my doctor was right. Anna is wonderful. She is so compassionate,
soft spoken, asks lots of questions which makes one must think about what
is going on. Not only does she do her job well, but she also pushes her
patients to do the work themselves. As a Wellness coach the goal is for
the patient to feel as if they are growing in the ways they want. Anna
does just that, she makes sure that my progress is not only seen by myself,
but family, friends, and her. I want to thank Kirby Medical for hiring
Anna and letting her work in the position she is in. She is an asset for
the community and Kirby and is on the right track to change many people's
lives . You made the right decision for the Center and community."
"You are helping me bridge the gap between my physical and mental
health. You are the piece of the healthcare puzzle I was missing! You
have the time and knowledge to help me work through issues week by week,
and the accountability to keep me going. It's refreshing to have a
kind, non judgmental coach available to me, especially with all the healthcare
knowledge you possess! I am impressed that our little Kirby hospital has
such a progressive and valuable resource for this community. Thank you,
"Anna makes you want to succeed. She holds you accountable but doesn't
crucify if you don't succeed completely. She is absolutely wonderful!
She pulls things out of you. things I didn't even think to make a
goal just came up and I accomplished it. She, again, just makes me want
to succeed. Very happy about it!"
Group Wellness Programing
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.
"Thanks for making the group this morning. It's so energizing
to be in a room full of people with the same goal."
RESET Wellness Classes
Learn nutrition, exercise, and relaxation skills to begin making health
changes. This class is free of cost to the community. Call to register
and be added to the Waitlist: 217-762-1570
The RESET Class taught me
"That I’m not a failure.😊
Take one day at a time and think before doing things, especially eating.
Anna Crawford MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT
Meet Anna Crawford, Kirby Medical Center Wellness Coordinator
“I look forward to meeting you, hearing your story, and watching
you make changes to reach your health and well-being goals!”
Master of Science in Dietetics (In Progress), University of Kansas Medical Center
Dietetics and Integrative Medicine Graduate Certificate, University of
Kansas Medical Center
Master of Science in Kinesiology & Biomechanics, Illinois State University
Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics, The Ohio State University
Certifications & Trainings:
Somatic Experiencing Professional Training (3 year training In Progress)
Wellcoaches Certified Health & Well-Being Coach
Registered Dietitian, Illinois Licensed Dietitian
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer, Parkland College Personal Training Certificate Program
200 hour trained Yoga Instructor, Prairie Yoga Lisle, Illinois
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
KMC Yoga: The class uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation to help improve
health and happiness.
Jordan Barney, KMC Active
1000 Medical Center Drive,
Monticello, IL 68156
Athletic Training Services are provided by KMC Active. To learn more, email
If you are interested in trying one of these classes before joining, or
would like to join, please call 217-762-1520 or email
www.kmcactive.org for more information and class schedules.
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
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.