Weight Loss Clinic

Supporting You to Live Your Best Life.

We do things differently to give you your best chance of success.

At the Wellness Institute Weight Loss Clinic, you will find your best weight backed by personalized support from a team of experts. Your customized program will help you tackle your unique challenges around food, exercise, lifestyle, and health using an evidence-based approach that supports lasting change.


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For details, contact Ashley Derlago, Manager of Coaching Services
at 204-632-3909 or aderlago@sogh.mb.ca.

Your Best Chance of Success

The Wellness Institute Weight Loss Clinic difference lies in delivering a truly personalized plan that gives you your best chance to build the lifestyle that supports your best weight.

We bring together proven practices in exercise, nutrition, counselling, and behaviour change to deliver customized results while supporting your health

Your Plan is Personalized to You Through ...




... and Backed by a Team of Experts with Physician Oversight

Your Customized Program Includes:

  • A comprehensive health and fitness assessment:
    A health risk screening, biometric evaluation with testing of blood pressure and values, InBody Analysis to measure body composition and resting metabolism, plus strength and cardiovascular fitness assessment help us tailor your program.
  • A nutrition analysis focused on your nutritional needs and eating habits:
    A Registered Dietitian coach works with you to align meal plans with your preferences and health needs while moving towards more whole and plant-based foods.
  • A counselling session to help you build motivation, confidence, and overcome any challenges that have been obstacles to your success
  • Ongoing support from both a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer coach to help keep you accountable to achieve realistic goals for a healthy, balanced lifestyle
  • A progressive prescription for meal plans and exercises that adapt monthly based on your challenges and progress
  • Access to mobile-friendly tools to support your success including our Wellness Institute app and EatLove meal planning tool so you can follow your plan wherever you go
  • Weekly group exercise classes lead by Certified Personal Trainers
  • Monthly group education classes plus e-newsletter featuring recipes, tips, and articles
  • Access to the Wellness Institute facility and weekly classes (includes parking)
  • $100 off Nutrigenomix™ genetic testing for personalized nutrition (optional).

Dietitiary Services may be covered under third party insurance plans. Contact your insurer for coverage details. Receipt provided.

In Addition To Weight Loss, You May See Health Gains in as Little as 4 Months:

  • Move better and with less pain
  • Improve your mood and energy
  • Lower your blood pressure and bad cholesterol
  • Improve blood sugar levels
  • Reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes
  • Look and feel better

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Lose Weight. Gain Health.

The Weight Loss Clinic Offers Proven Results

In research conducted by the University of Manitoba and the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre*, Weight Loss Clinic participants who completed the program prior to March 2020 achieved the following key outcomes:

  • 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 made throughout the journey.

* publication pending, not yet peer reviewed

Finding your
Best Weight

Personal successes at the Weight Loss Clinic are as unique as your customized program. Find the weight where you can live a balanced and vibrant life, and feel healthy and confident in your body.

Build a lifestyle you love free from the dieting mindset by making changes that last. It begins with a minimum 4-month commitment to yourself and your lifestyle transformation.


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Clinically-managed Weight Loss

The Weight Loss Clinic is a behavioural weight loss program with physician oversight to ensure all weight loss plans are medically sound, safe, and effective. Our program goes beyond a meal and exercise plan to address the issues that affect your success, from stress triggers and emotional eating to sleep habits and self-esteem. Support continues beyond weight loss with a maintenance program to help you successfully transition to a new normal and manage setbacks.

Your Weight Loss Clinic Team


Ashley Derlago

Manager of Coaching Services

Ashley has worked at the Wellness Institute in a variety of different roles while serving a diverse clientele. She currently oversees weight management, personal training and special events. Ashley is passionate about helping clients achieve their health and wellness goals and they are equipped with the tools for long term success.


Bachelor of Kinesiology, B. Kin

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP

Exercise is Medicine Level 2, EIMC Level 2

CPR/First Aid


Darren Gudmundson

Personal Trainer

While Darren enjoys working with clients to strive for their goal weight, he also enjoys training functionally to improve other areas of fitness and increase overall health and well-being. He has experience working with a variety of different populations with a wide range of goals. He likes to develop positive relationships with all of his clients and offer support in any way he can.


Bachelor of Kinesiology, B. Kin

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP

CPR/First Aid


Laura Creek Newman

Registered Dietitian

Laura is a Registered Dietitian with nearly 10 years experience working in a variety of settings. She believes that food not only nourishes but is meant to be enjoyed. She is passionate about good nutrition and empowering her clients to reach their wellness goals.


Registered Dietitian, RD

Certified Bariatric Educator, CBE

CPR/First Aid


Jenn Gashinski

Registered Dietitian

I am passionate about working with my clients to reach their goals and to help them find the confidence they need to succeed.  I work hard on creating a supportive and motivating environment while taking a holistic approach to nutrition. With years of experience I have many practical tips to share with my clients regarding their nutrition concerns. I always make sure they continue to eat their favourite foods and most importantly help them have a mindful,  healthy relationship with food.


Registered Dietitian, RD

Certified Diabetes Educator, CDE

CPR/First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Completion of "The Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians"


Kamara Tayo-Jones

Social Worker

Kamara holds a Master’s of Social Work degree and a Bachelor of Arts & Science degree in psychology. She is a registered social worker with the Manitoba College of Social Workers and has worked in health and social services for over 21 years. Kamara has been an instructor for the University of Manitoba and provided mental health services in regional health programs. In her current role, she supports clients to manage chronic diseases, promote healthy behaviour change, and improve healthy living.


Master’s of Social Work

Bachelor’s of Arts and Science


Dr. Kevin Saunders

Medical Director, the Wellness Institute

Dr. Saunders is a noted Family Physician who was one of the founders of Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital. He has served as Chair of the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been active in the College of Family Physicians of Canada program Doctors Promoting Active Living, which challenges physicians to stimulate communities and politicians with ideas on increasing health and wellness through physical activity. He is a long-standing advocate of Exercise is Medicine and oversees the medical team at the Wellness Instituteowards her PhD.




Tools to Support Your Success


We incorporate our fitness app and meal planning tool to support you in reaching your lifestyle goals.

For Fitness & Coaching

Use the Wellness Institute app to view and track your workouts, monitor your weight, and message your coaches wherever you are. 

Support is never far away. You can reach your weight loss coaches throughout the program by email or phone.


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For Meal Planning

Our online meal planning service, EatLove, helps you plan, shop for and prepare balanced and nutrient dense meals.

While the meal plan is customized to your lifestyle, preferences and food restrictions, our EatLove tool allows you to adapt for real life success. Make food swaps and even plan for leftovers while staying within guidelines set by your coach.


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Building on Your Success

The time after you’ve reached your goal can be tricky. We help you find the right balance with our Maintenance Program.

Maintenance Program

The progression to maintaining your weight is crucial to your long-term success and, unfortunately, where most plans fail to provide the needed support. Take the time to make the habits you’ve learned your new normal and learn to develop your own meal and exercise plans.

Continue with your Weight Loss Coaches
for your best chance of success.



What Our Clients are Saying

Individual results may vary. All advice and programs provided by the Weight loss Clinic are personalized.

“ I have learned so much about exercises/exercise programming, nutrition, food, health, and about myself. They (the dietitian and personal trainer coaches) have both offered suggestions for how to stay motivated and keep on track and that it’s OK to have bad days. Jennifer (dietitian coach) ... has taught me so much about nutrition and how to implement change in my diet for life-long change."
- Anne (age 43) -

“I have settled into a schedule of 3 aquasize classes and 3 trips to the gym per week. And ... this morning weighed in at 188.7lbs, down 40 from when I first visited you back in mid-June (7 months ago)!  Thank you so much for the motivation and information you helped me with that allowed me to get to this point in my journey to good health."
- John (age 64) -

Is the Weight Loss Clinic Right For Me?

The program may be right for you if you are at least 18 years old and:

  • A doctor or other health care provider has told you to lose weight or that your weight is putting your health at risk
  • You are concerned about your weight or you have health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You are serious about losing weight but have been unsuccessful in losing weight on your own

Contacting the Clinic

Manager of Coaching Services,
Ashley Derlago

Clinic Hours

Monday –Thursday:  7:00am -7:00pm
Friday:  7:00am – 4:00pm
Weekends:  CLOSED