Introducing our Lifestyle Improvement for Everyone Program!


Are you ready for a change?

 According to the CDC, as of 2012, about half of all adults - that’s 117 million people - had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions. Many of these chronic health conditions can be prevented by practicing healthy lifestyle behaviors. Let us help you get there.


Why LiFE®?

Throughout the LiFE® program, we focus on your individual health risks and provide the tools you need to reach and maintain your health goals. As unhealthy weight is one of the leading causes of disease, you will not only decrease your weight, but also decrease your risk. 

We are pushing the envelope with this medically supervised weight loss program as our success is based on your success!


Program Overview

The LiFE® program consists of classes that are taught by our Medical Director, Dr. Paul E. Lemanski, and our Program Director, Laurie Burton-Grego, MS, RD, CDE.

Paul E. Lemanski, MD


Dr. Paul E. Lemanski, Medical Director for the Department of Community Medicine and Population Health, is serving as the Medical Director for the LiFE® Program. Dr. Lemanski will make recommendations for a more targeted intervention based on your health information. 

Dr. Lemanski is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and holds a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition. He is prior Medical Director of the General Electric Power Systems HEARTPOWER Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Program.


Laurie Burton-Grego, MS, RD, CDE

Laurie Burton-Grego MS, RD, CDE is the Program Director for LiFE®. Her primary role is to teach the classes and provide you with ongoing support. 

She is past Program Director for the Center of Preventive Medicine and is a certified aerobics instructor.


Program Curriculum

  • Body Weight Management & Disease Prevention
  • Causes of Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
  • Disease Prevention and Exercise 
  • Environmental Influences on Body Weight Management
  • Effect of Dietary Composition on Diabetes Prevention
  • Healthy Cholesterol and Preventing Coronary Heart Disease
  • Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Cholesterol
  • Eating Predominately Plant-Based the Mediterranean Way
  • Causes of High Blood Pressure
  • DASH Diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension)
  • Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Plan for Successful Lifestyle Change



Orientation typically runs the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 5:00 - 6:00PM.*

Classes are rolling and occur on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 - 6:00PM.*

For specific details about orientation and classes, contact the Program Coordinator at (518) 452-1337 x7103.

*Holidays may change the schedule


For more information...

contact Laurie at  (518) 640-3265 or