News: The EVOLVE: Weight Management Program is Back - It Works! - Now Open to the North Shore Community

Pat C., an EVOLVE Alum will tell you…..

“I joined the EVOLVE: Weight Management Program at Forward Focus Wellness Center.  It worked! I lost 25 pounds in six months.  I strongly encourage you to give it a try.  I feel better and I look better.  You can too!”

Year one of our EVOLVE:  Weight Management Program was a big success. Patients’ lives were changed.  We are excited to be able to offer this very helpful opportunity to you again this year.

What are you thinking about? -  getting ready for that beach vacation, high school reunion or family wedding.  Better yet how about improving blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, mobility, night sleep or reducing some of those aches and pains?  In short, this program supports you on your journey to achieve the best possible version of yourself.  By losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight you can enjoy a better quality of life.

How Does it Work?

  • Medically focused, multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach seeking to build participant knowledge, motivation, and accountability to help obtain optimal health.
  • Individualized assessments and tracking across the full length of the Program.
  • Group Support – 12 weeks of weekly group sessions followed by 12 weeks of bi-weekly group sessions.
  • Individual and group support with a Provider Team made up of a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist- Behavior Modification Specialist, and Physical Therapist/Fitness Consultant.
  • Trusting personal relationships with your Provider Team Members so they can help you achieve your goals.
  • Email access to Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist-Behavior Modification Specialist and Physical Therapist/Fitness consultant.
  • Group support will include celebrations for progress, troubleshooting challenges, weekly individual goal setting, educational topics pertaining to food, behavior modification, emotional eating, exercise, and more.
  • Access to a closed social media support community (optional).
  • Strategies for post program sustainability.
  • The Provider Team Members will be in communication with your doctor.

Who is Involved?

  • Providers:

Shelley Wax – Registered Nurse
Sheryl Gray – Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist – Behavior Modification Specialist
Bret Greenberg - Physical Therapist/Fitness Consultant

  • Participants:

Limited to 15 participants who will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

When will it occur?

  • Thursday, May 11 – Program Registration Deadline.
  • Friday, May 12 - Intake Assessments Begin.
  • Thursday, June 8 - Group Sessions Begin - Weekly sessions for 12 weeks - 5:15 – 6:45pm.
  • Thursday, August 31 – Group Sessions Continue- Bi-weekly sessions – 5:15-6:45pm.
  • Thursday, November 16 – EVOLVE Graduation.

Where will EVOLVE take place?

  • All gatherings will be held in the Forward Focus Concierge Medicine suite, 990 S. Waukegan Rd., 2nd Floor, Lake Forest, IL  60045, unless otherwise notified.

For registration forms, program fees or more information contact Program Coordinator, Marti Greenberg at 847-204-5600 or
“An important caveat with this program: this is not a diet.  There are no meal plans, no set foods you must eat, no starvation dieting. I basically relearned how to eat balanced meals that promote good health. You’ll only get out of it as much as you put into it.  If you are ready to make an adjustment to how you feel and look, I highly recommend this very supportive program. “–
Jeff M.