Center for Healthy Lifestyles
The Center for Healthy Lifestyles offers a variety of cooking and exercise classes, numerous presentations and health seminars, and vital health screenings. The Center for Healthy Lifestyles is committed to corporate wellness by working in partnership with the business community to offer quality health services and programs.
The Center for Healthy Lifestyles' mission is to assist members of the community in achieving healthier behaviors and informed health care decisions. This is achieved through comprehensive prevention, education, counseling, and diagnostic services.
- Illinois Healthy Work-Site Designation - GOLD level through the Department of Public Health
- Fit Friendly Work-Site - GOLD level through the American Heart Association
These two awards recognize OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in their efforts to promote healthy and engaged employees through numerous programs, services, and events to improve health outcomes.
The Center for Healthy Lifestyles offers a number of health screenings to help keep you in-the-know. Screenings can be scheduled for corporate events or individual appointments can be made during our in-office screening dates.
The Center for Healthy Lifestyles' state-of-the-art kitchen provides a quality multi-functional classroom space including a fully-functional demonstration kitchen. Our registered dietitians team up with personal chefs to teach the latest tips about shopping, cooking, and eating smart. The Center for Healthy Lifestyles offers classes on a seasonal basis and for a range of ages, so you are sure to find a class to fit your nutrition needs any time of year. A complete schedule of classes is published quarterly.
We provide various exercise classes, including Dance Yourself Fit and Pilates. In addition to fitness classes, we also have an exercise physiologist who will work one-on-one with you to reach your personal fitness goals. We can also refer you to the OSF Fitness Center for additional classes.
Health and Wellness Programs
From ‘Meet the Medical Expert’ to smoking cessation, the Center for Healthy Lifestyles has a program to help you. Topics tend to revolve around special health awareness months (ex: November is National Stroke month, so we have a stroke program). Also, look for our regular programs: Healthy Hearts, Weight Management, and Women’s Health.
CPR and First Aid Classes
Whether you need basic CPR skills or health care provider certification, the Center for Healthy Lifestyles has a class for it. We have classes in adult, child, and infant CPR, AED, and first aid certifications. We also have the option for you to take online CPR classes with scheduled testing to better suit your needs.
- Cholesterol/glucose blood tests
- Peripheral artery disease (pad) screening
- Blood pressure screenings
- Personal wellness profile/health risk assessment
- Bone density heel screening
- Health assessments (body composition analysis, body mass index, waist-hip ratio)
- Body Composition Screening – BIA
Your appointment will take approximately 15 minutes, which will entail paperwork, collecting payment, and the blood work.
Bone Density Screening (For Women Only)
Your appointment will take approximately 15 minutes which will include taking your sock and shoe off, screening the foot area, and providing education based on your results.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening
Your appointment will take approximately 20 minutes. You will be asked to remove your socks and shoes and lay down. We will check blood pressures in your arms and legs, and provide you with results and education for best outcomes.
It is recommended to NOT eat or drink for 10-12 hours prior to a blood work appointment. However, plain water is encouraged.
Director – Erin Kennedy, MS, Exercise Physiologist
As the director of the Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Erin is responsible for overseeing daily operations. She also assists businesses and organizations throughout McLean County and Livingston County with designing and implementing wellness programs.
Erin works closely with specialty physicians to promote community awareness on various health topics. Her special interests include working with those who have heart disease, diabetes, and weight management concerns.
Erin has been published in several trade magazines and journals and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. In 2014, Erin was honored by the YWCA of McLean County with the Women of Distinction - Professions Award. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in exercise science and a Master's Degree in exercise physiology from Illinois State University. Erin joined OSF HealthCare in 2000.
Wellness Coordinator – Michelle Brown, MS Ed
Michelle promotes and develops employee wellness programming. In addition, she assists with business and community wellness programs through health risk assessments and screenings.
Michelle earned a Bachelor's Degree in health education from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a Master's Degree in community health from Southern Illinois University. She is a certified first aid, CPR/AED instructor through the American Red Cross, and a "Freedom from Smoking" facilitator through the American Lung Association.
Her areas of interest include employee wellness and disease prevention. Michelle is the 2012 recipient for the Health Educator of the year award through the Cornbelt Health Educators Association. She has presented at various national conferences and is published in health related journals and magazines. Michelle has worked for OSF HealthCare since 2008.
Registered Dietitian – Kim McClintic, MS, RD, LDN
As the dietitian for the Center for Healthy Lifestyles, Kim speaks throughout the community at schools, businesses, community organizations, support groups, and conferences on a variety of health and wellness topics.
Kim holds a bachelor's degree in dietetics and nutrition from Iowa State University, and a master's degree in public health administration from Drake University. Kim has been published in numerous trade journals and magazines, including the "Journal of the American Dietetic Association."
She has appeared in a series of education videos for corporate wellness programs and is also featured in a national educational video through Learning Zone Express titled, "Obesity in a Bottle."
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Central Illinois Dietetics Association. Kim is the recipient of the 2009 Public Health Award from the McLean County Board of Health. Kim has worked for OSF St. Joseph since 2000.
Exercise Physiologist – Matthew Hanks, MS, NSCA-CPT
Matt works one-on-one with clients to not only help them reach their personal fitness goals, but also provide them with the education needed to continue their progress at home. His specialty areas include: adult and childhood obesity, diabetes, general wellness, arthritis, and disease prevention.
Matt is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in exercise science and his Master’s Degree in sport psychology from Illinois State University.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.