Weight Loss and Risk Reduction Clinic

The Wellness Institute is committed to promoting health and well-being through our innovative medical weight loss clinic.

We are proud to offer a program that provides structured and effective lifestyle interventions for individuals with health conditions associated with overweight or obesity.

Our dedication to excellence has been recognized by the Medical Fitness Association‘s 2023 Program Innovation Award.

Helping You Live Your Best Life

Our medical weight loss program is designed to support safe and viable health transformation. With physician oversight and the help of your dedicated health coach, dietitian, and cognitive-behavioural therapist, you’ll achieve a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

We offer:

  • in-person or virtual delivery
  • dietary review and support
  • personalized exercise plan
  • psychological support
  • medication prescription (if needed)

We are committed to helping our patients transform their lives and achieve optimal health.

    Get started for

    $249 per Month

    Up to 65% of costs billable to private insurance.

    6-month commitment
    No referral needed

    Determine your eligibility with a few short questions.

    Your individualized program includes:

    • Comprehensive health assessment including:
      • blood pressure
      • heart rate values
      • body composition
      • resting metabolism
      • bloodwork analysis
    • Online access to:
      • health trackers
      • education modules
      • health library
      • meal planning software
      • My Wellness App
    • Unlimited complimentary access to our exercise facility and fitness classes
    • Individualized support through bi-weekly virtual or in-person health coaching sessions with a Clinical Exercise Physiologist
    • Nutrition analysis and follow-ups with a Registered Dietitian
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) counselling sessions
    • Consultation with a Medical Doctor to review health status and discuss medication

    Proven Results*:

    • Weight loss of 6% of initial body weight on average

    A 5% weight loss is associated with a reduction in risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

    • 80% of participants gained valuable lifestyle changes

    Positive lifestyle changes are key to achieving lasting results and lowering health risks.

    • 100% of participants would recommend the Weight Loss Clinic to a friend or family member

    Satisfaction is an important measure for the clinic, reflecting the customized support and achievements.

    *According to research conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre.

    Virtually Different

    The Wellness Institute Weight Loss Clinic’s difference lies in delivering a convenient virtual program for those who prefer this option; it offers proven results supported by a personalized plan and a multidisciplinary team of weight loss professionals.

    Take our eligibility quiz to see if the program is right for you.

    Contact the clinic at 204-632-3910 or weightlossclinic@wellnessinstitute.ca to learn more.

    Client Testimonials

    “A little over a year ago after being weighed at the doctor’s office, I came to the realization that if I didn’t lose weight, the doctor was going to put me on a diet. I believe that I needed more than just a diet, I need a lifestyle change. After researching available programs and consulting with my doctor, The Wellness Institute’s “Weight Loss Clinic” was the best option. The councilors provided a personalized diet and exercise program. They also helped me correct a few bad sleeping habits. After one year I would like to thank the staff at the Weight Loss Clinic for helping me establish a sustainable, healthy lifestyle and a 90 lb. weight reduction.Barry (age 64)

    Client Testimonials

    “I am so glad I made the choice to join the weight loss program. The combination of trainer, dietician and behaviour coach has given me the confidence and strength to make this journey to wellness. This is a great stepping stone to making a healthier lifestyle. A great program.” – Kim (age 56)

    Client Testimonials

    “The Weight Loss Program at the Wellness Institute gave me all the tools I need to succeed. Everyone there is knowledgeable, supportive and most importantly, non-judgmental. They were always ready and willing to work with me to create a program that accommodates my needs and abilities. Now that I have graduated from the program, I am looking forward to continuing my journey as a regular member of the Institute.” – Karen (age 50)

    Client Testimonials

    “The weight loss clinic was instrumental in helping to build long term healthy living skills for me. The team is an important aspect of this program that aims at looking at a client’s overall wellness both physically and mentally. If you are looking to start on a journey towards better health and wellness focusing on you, please consider taking part in the weight loss clinic.” – Raj (age 35)

    Meet the team

    Dr. Kevin Saunders

    Medical Director
    MD, CCFP

    Tom Pachal

    Program Manager


    Shayla Krowiak

    Program Coordinator
    BKin, CSEP-CEP


    Hao-Yi Sim

    Registered Dietitian
    RD, BSc HNSc


    Kamara Tayo-Jones

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
    MSW, RSW

    Carissa Smith

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
    MSW, RSW

    JR Clemente

    Health Coach
    BSc (Kin), CSEP-CEP, PN1

    Brennan Sampson

    Health Coach
    BKin, CSEP-CEP


    Allister McNabb

    Health Coach
    BKin, CSEP-CEP