Wellness and Fitness Programs

Wellness programs are directed by Dennis Trammell through the Kentuckiana Fitness Group.  Mr.Trammell holds a B.S. degree in Health and Human Performance, M.A.T.in counseling, Associates degree in Business Marketing and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dennis has served the allied health care community for (20) twenty plus years and is an accomplished athletic coach of five sports.

Health Risk Assessment

This assessment is the first step to provide useful information relevant to your risk factor profile. Such habits as smoking, lack of physical activity, diets, high in saturated fats or cholesterol, may increase the risk of CHD, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.

After your Health Risk Assessment, you have total access to the following specialty programs:

Comprehensive weight management

We help you reach your body weight goals and caloric intake and expenditure by determining a healthy body weight from either (BMI) body mass index or our Healthy Risk Assessment. Next, we assess the client’s energy intake and expenditure KFG will use these baseline data to estimate the rate of weight loss or gain then the amount of time needed to achieve long-term goals of body composition.

Professional nutrition/counseling services

We provide you with an analysis of food intake that summarizes recommended daily nutrients and compare the daily intake to caloric energy need; then we provide a detailed nutrient analysis/consultation as needed. Consultation will conducted by a registered dietitian/nutritionist. Sports Nutrition referral will also be made as needed.

Exercise program to manage Hypertension/Metabolic Syndrome

The (H.R.A.) Health Risk Assessment will reveal pre-hypertension as well as hypertension. Individuals will be encourage and coached to modify their lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of developing a metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of CVD risk factors associated with hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and abdominal obesity. If a client has three or more risk factors, we will recommend a combination of health nutrition and increased physical activity to increase HDL-C and reduce blood pressure, body weight, triglycerides and blood glucose levels.

Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders

Disorders of the musculoskeletal system such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures, connective tissue tears, and low back syndrome, are related to lack of physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle. When musculoskeletal disorders are reveal in the H.R.A., a personalized exercise prescription for bone health may be prescribed. Mode, intensity, frequency and duration will be designed to meet the individual need of the client.

Programs to help athletes and older men and women improve the endocrine system with resistance training

As the importance of hormone balance increases due to an advanced age population more men are in need of treating low serum testosterone and women growth hormone balance. To give our clients total access to high quality fitness/ wellness, KFG’s Strength and Conditioning Specialist may prescribe resistance programs.

To increase Serum Testosterone

Large muscle group exercises (e.g. dead lifts, power clean, squats)

  • Heavy resistance (85% to 95% of 1RM)
  • Moderate to high volume of exercise, achieved with multiple sets or exercises.
  • Short rest intervals (30-60 seconds)

To Increase Growth Hormone Levels

Use workouts with high lactate concentrations (e.g. high intensity 10RM, or heavy resistance) and short 1-minute rest intervals.

Supplement diet with carbohydrate and protein before and after workouts.