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Our Philosophy

Learn at Your Own Pace

Our clients start with learning foundational wellness tools and information, progressing on to more advanced concepts over time. We offer many of these classes in a variety of ways: live on-site; interactive webinars; and web-based portal for on-demand, at-your-leisure learning. Get ready for learning that leads to a life of wellness! These concepts are then applied as you move on to the second and third levels of classes.

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Classes Offered

Each level builds on the concepts learned in the previous. Your coaches at TNT will give you guidance along your journey and often will recommend that many are repeated as your learning and life changes. We offer many of these classes in a variety of ways: many on-site and others by webinars, web portal, and at-home. Get ready for learning that leads to a life of wellness!

Some examples of our classes

  • Orientation
  • Meal Prep 101
  • Foundational WWH of eating
  • Foundational Shopping
  • Understanding your labs
  • What is functional medicine
  • Healthy Weight
  • Heal your gut
  • Grab and go
  • Understanding your Body Composition analysis
  • Movement as Medicine

Some examples of our classes

  • Healing WWH of eating
  • Healing Shopping
  • All about protein
  • All about supplements
  • Protecting your heart
  • Immune Essentials
  • Stress, Hormones, and Health
  • Juicing/ Blending
  • Understanding Your Micronutrients
  • The Why and How of Detox
  • Group Visit Lab 101
  • Experiential Learning Classes:
    • Instapot
    • Air Fryer

Some examples of our classes

  • Shopping for long term success- Thrive Market, Butcher Box, local markets
  • Xymogen Tour
  • Control Sugar, Control Everything
  • Advanced Cardiovascular
  • Understanding Your Toxic Burden
  • Fun in Your Kitchen
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Class Definitions

In this class the client will learn about different food substitutions that can be swapped out to help the client stay in compliance with their eating plan. This will help when trying to stay away from any food allergies/sensitivities or to adapt recipes. Handouts will be provided to clients for future reference.

After learning about cholesterol and its role in cardiovascular disease, you now understand how your total cholesterol result does not provide accurate information about your risk for heart attack or stroke. In fact, even a standard cholesterol or lipid lab panel (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides) may not reveal all important risk factors. In our Advanced Cardiovascular class you will learn additional information including additional lab tests that can provide additional information regarding your risk for heart disease or stroke.

Are you curious about these appliances? Perhaps you are new to them or maybe you have had one for a while and have never used it. This class will teach you some safety basics of these tools, all they can do and the types of recipes that are best. In addition, we will explore different styles and brands available and the many functions they have. A demonstration will be shown for each appliance.

For many of us, getting enough protein per day is hard. Learn the reason behind why we need protein in our journey to optimal health and come learn different ways and choices to get your daily amount.

Supplements are designed to fill in the nutritional gaps in your diet. This class teaches about the different types of supplements and the importance of them. Plus get helpful hints on how to take them.

Control Sugar Control Everything! When you begin to understand the relationship of blood sugar to the primary driver of inflammation – the root cause of 90% of disease states, you will want to control it! This class will help you dig deeper, understand your blood sugar numbers, your lab results and learn concepts that will help you gain control of your health. Elevated blood sugar can be a cause of disease and/or an effect of disease.

There’s more to aging well than diet and exercise. As we age, our bodies take on more and more damage from cell-wrecking free radicals, making us look and feel older. Many essential oils are rich in antioxidants – compounds that combat free radicals – and Sandy will show you how to use different essential oils to do just that.

Don’t be fooled by the label anymore! Join TNT’s Health Coach as she delves into what is really in the food or products we purchase. Each class will focus on a certain topic. such as artificial sweeteners, industrial oils, and self-care products to name a few. Check your calendar for what is being offered each month.

Let’s face it, we all know how to shop, but do we REALLY know about healthier choices. The TNT shopping experience is a virtual tour around the perimeter of the grocery store to explore the bad, better and best choices you have available to transform your health. Together we will identify hidden harmful ingredients, explore the trickery of food labels, find food substitutions for food allergies and discover healthier alternatives to the foods you enjoy! Creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle, you must have knowledge of and access to these healthy alternatives that satisfy your palate and your nutritional needs. This class is a TNT member favorite and is usually often repeated.

Welcome and Congratulations on taking this step to TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH! Today is the day that you learn the What, Why and How of Eating. Now that you have learned the “language” needed as the foundation of your success and you have begun to see some of the nutritional facts of what foods you have been eating, now you will begin learning the foundations of nutrition- the macronutrients needed to fuel your body to THRIVE. Upon completion of this class you have the tools you need and you are armed with the information necessary to begin feeling better. From here you begin making the changes necessary to optimize your health. This class is considered a core TNT class and essential to your success long term. It is often repeated throughout your program as you learn and practice, it helps to refine your skills and you continue to get better as you do better along the way. There is also a Healing What, Why, and How of Eating class that goes into more detail on foods that will help you sustain your new way of eating for a healthier you!

Now that you have learned the basics and feeling more confident about making healthier food choices, let’s add more variety and flavors to put more pizzazz on your plate! Expand your menu to include more foods that will increase energy, boost immunity all while having fun finding new tantalizing flavors to your daily routine.

It’s time to have some fun in the kitchen! Join me, your foodie and health coach, from the comfort of your own home and follow along as I prepare a new recipe each month, using gadgets and tools to make cooking fun and easy. Whether you are an experienced or novice cook, this class will help you find new ways to enjoy the healthy food your body needs to reach your optimal health. This class is great as you are working on your new recipe collection and even includes conversation about ingredient swaps for those with food intolerances. Many find this class a monthly favorite as they are on the search for new ideas for appetizers, snacks, meals and more!

The MyFitnessPal App. gives you access to the biggest food database available with accurate nutrition facts for over 14 million foods. Easily log everything you eat to your food diary for detailed insights about your nutrition. It’s a free nutrition tracker, calorie tracker, and macro tracker in one! Join our TNT health coach as she helps you get your app set up so you can begin logging your way to better health.

Let’s face it, in today’s fast pace, we all need some “grab and go” meals and snack options. Your success depends on it. This class will teach you the “how” of healthy snacking from preparation ideas to recipe suggestions and uses the KISS principle of Keeping it super simple for success. Since healthy snacking is vital to healthy living, learning how to make it convenient, fun, easy and nutrient dense is essential.

This class is designed to teach the importance of healthy G.I. function and how healing the G.I. can improve many chronic conditions. You will learn the key concepts of increased intestinal permeability, chronic G.I., inflammation, food allergy/intolerance testing options, proper elimination and the use of hypo-allergenic diets for gut healing.

Ready to dig deeper and find even more food favorites to keep your palate intrigued and avoid getting in a rut from food boredom? Creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle must include exploring food options beyond those available at your local grocery store. From farms to markets, specialty stores and online options for ordering, in this TNT member favorite class you will learn additional food options and ingredient substitutions as well as budget friendly online ordering options to get quality ingredients and foods to support your whole food, farm to plate, organic, non-GMO, nutrient dense diet for a sustainable healthy lifestyle change.

Now that you have learned the “language” needed as the foundation of your success and you have begun to see some of the nutritional facts of what foods you have been eating, it is now time to delve a little deeper into how different food can heal the body. Our TNT Coaches will share tools and tips to help you maintain your healthy way of living. This class is considered a core TNT class and essential to your success long term.

This class educates clients on obstacles to achieving a healthy weight and maintaining it for life. By exploring inflammation and detoxification, clients will recognize patterns and long-term effects of unhealthy behaviors. Understanding the pitfalls of appetite suppressants and excessive calorie restriction will help clients embrace lifestyle choices that create lifelong, optimal body composition and chronic disease prevention.

The development of your immune system began before you were born and continues to change based on choices you make every day. Optimal immune function defends you against potential threats and repairs you when you have been harmed by them. Healthy immune systems must be strong to fight when needed, but equally intelligent to identify a true threat vs. a false alarm. An imbalanced immune system can be weak making you prone to infections, or it may be misguided making you vulnerable to autoimmune disorders.

This will be a Group visit that includes four clients to bring their personal supplement list to ask questions to our Clinical Nutritionist. This Group visit is an open forum to simply ask questions on why and how a certain supplement benefits you. The purpose is to help the clients have a better understanding on how supplements benefit us along with good nutrition. When we have a better understanding of why we are taking something, we will be more inclined to take it consistently.

The saying goes that “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”  and this principle is so true when it comes to eating healthy. If you are going to be successful with transforming your health using a food first approach as TNT teaches, this class is a must in the early months of your program. Join your health coach to explore what meal prepping and planning entails, review some sample meal plans and discuss the importance of planning to avoid stress eating and the pitfall of “desperate people doing desperate things”. You will be surprised to see the ease of meal planning and the value it brings to “de stressing” your week.

Mindset determines the way we deal with tough situations and setbacks as well as our willingness to deal with and improve ourselves. In this class we will implement strategies to help you keep moving forward in your health journey. Growth mindset vs fixed mindset – learn more about progress and process to help fulfill potential.

Did you know being physically inactive raises your risk for chronic disease as much as smoking? Physical inactivity is a term used to identify people who do not get the recommended level of physical activity (30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times per week). This lifestyle choice can cause insulin resistance, chronic inflammation, and several health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and even cancer. Join us as we tour one of the most beneficial lifestyle therapies available: exercise and physical activity. Learn why daily movement can prevent and heal many health conditions.

This class is designed to educate you on the negative effects of chronic stress and its connection to major chronic diseases. Clients will learn the connection between healthy vs unhealthy stress perception, stages of general adaptation and optimal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. With these tools, you will better understand the power of recommendations emphasizing glycemic regulations, sleep hygiene, exercise and cortisol/DHEA testing.

This class is designed to educate you on the negative effects of chronic stress and its connection to major chronic diseases. Clients will learn the connection between healthy vs unhealthy stress perception, stages of general adaptation and optimal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function. With these tools, you will better understand the power of recommendations emphasizing glycemic regulations, sleep hygiene, exercise and cortisol/DHEA testing.

Adapt to overcome! Are you curious about how to change recipe ingredients to healthier options or perhaps to avoid your food intolerances or allergies? Perhaps you have recipe favorites and your recent labs indicated you can no longer have one or two of those ingredients in them. Your health coach, when faced with her own challenges like this, learned how essential this information is and developed this class just for you. Let’s learn together, different options for ingredient substitutions to help you adhere to your individual wellness food plan and reach your goals! And even if you don’t have these challenges, you may just find that these options even taste better and improve the texture and taste of your food. Check it out!

Weight is a poor measure of health and is not a good measure of success as It relates to optimal health. This class is designed to help you understand what you are made of, your body composition. This class helps you to understand your In Body 770 results, a study you have done monthly that helps us guide your treatment plan. Muscle is the organ system of longevity. Living and eating well results in an optimal body composition. Understanding what “optimal body composition” is gives you clear goals and a clear path. This class is a CORE TNT class and is recommended in the first 6 weeks of your program.

This class is designed to help you understand the advanced labs that are ordered at TNT, why they are ordered and what the general terminology means. This class is intended to be done prior to your REVIEW OF FINDINGS appointment for the purpose of helping you make the most out of your review appointment. It is important to first understand how these markers can generally affect your health and well-being so that upon receiving your results we can more specifically target the changes in your lifestyle, diet and supplement plan that need to occur in order to get the results you desire and optimize your health.

It’s not a question of whether you are toxic or not, the question is how toxic are you. This one hour class is designed to help you understand the many environmental toxins that exist. This quest to be a healthier version of you must include looking at more than just food- from your clothes, to your cleaning supplies, to your personal care items, to your household cookware and appliances, we explore the many exposures we have daily. Our goal is to help you to begin cleaning up other areas of your life that are toxic. This class is intended to be taken after you have completed the fundamentals of transformation and should be considered prior to taking on your first detox.

Some love them, some dislike them. But vegetables are important to the human body in keeping it healthy. Each class will highlight a particular vegetable of the month. From acorn squash to zucchini, our health coaches will teach you how to shop, prepare, and cook amazing dishes that will help you eat all your vegetables…while enjoying them!

The VIP class is designed as an open forum where you will be able to discuss a variety of wellness topics. Most of the VIP Classes are lead by Lori Esarey, APRN, and she shares a variety of new avenues to continue your road to optimal health. Our TNT VIP class is a private class open to VIP clients and those Phase II clients that have been approved to participate. The VIP Class is usually held on the last Wednesday of each month at 4:15pm. The VIP class will be either in-clinic or via zoom and each month the topic will be emailed to the VIP clients so that they can prepare questions for the class.

TNT’s Wellness Ambassadors Support Group is created to provide connection with its peers and to empower TNT members to stay focused as we continue to grow toward optimal health. The Wellness Ambassador support group’s purpose is to assist with the ongoing transition into clean eating and living. We will meet these purposes by:

  • Sharing knowledge
  • Celebrating successes
  • Finding support that awakens our enthusiasm for our new lifestyle
  • Supporting each other while being a light of hope to others by creating a contagious environment of health, hope, and happiness!

Detoxification is a period of time that you specifically focus on reducing incoming toxins while working on up-regulating pathways to clean up the body. This class is designed to teach you the real definition of detoxification, the difference between detox and a colon cleanse and the specific steps needed to effectively detoxify your body. Upon completion of this class you will be ready to meet with your health coach and launch your first detox.

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Clients participating in our programs gain access to classes as part of their curriculum, but we offer many classes that can be taken ala carte or as an add on to foundational or maintenance programs as well.

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