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.
Wellness Service: This program is individualized to you! We listen to your
needs and goals providing support as you create a wellness plan that works
well for you. The wellness service weaves together nutrition education,
personal training, wellness-coaching, and more to provide education and
coaching as you take steps to improve your health and well-being.
All care is weight neutral and teaches a non-diet approach based in mindful
nutrition, exercise and lifestyle behavior change. You can be healthier
today at any weight through nourishing food choices, daily activity, quality
sleep, stress management, supportive social relationships, and more! Curious
to learn more about why dieting doesn’t work, listen to our Wellness
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
Take a look at our Wellness Service Pyramid of Healthy Habits! What would
you include in a pyramid of health? What are the most important habits
that support your health day-to-day?
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."
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."
Healthy Nutrition & Body Image Group for Teens:
Atwood-Hammond Public Library
This group is limited to 8 people
*Meets first Wednesday of the month at 3:45 - 4:35 PM
For more information, please call
217-762-1570 to register.
Atwood-Hammond Public Library will provide each participant with a copy
of the book
The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens: A Non-Diet, Body Positive Approach
to Building a Healthy Relationship with Food, by Registered Dietitian Elyse Resch
If you have questions about our Wellness Service, contact Anna Crawford,
Wellness Coordinator, at (217) 762-1570.
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.
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.
Meet Our Wellness Coordinator
Anna Crawford MS, RDN, LDN, NSCA-CPT
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.