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Individualized Exercise Program

Personal attention is what makes Tanger Be Well an exceptional place to exercise and learn about health. In addition to the day-to-day support, direction and advice you receive from the professional staff, you can participate in a more formal, continual program called the Individualized Exercise Program (IEP) at Tanger Be Well.

What is an IEP?

An Individualized Exercise Program (IEP) is a realistic and personalized training plan developed to fit your goals.

Four Individual Appointments

You'll get four individual appointments with an exercise physiologist spread over the course of 12 months:

Initial Appointment

  • 1 hour
  • Review your health history with an exercise physiologist
  • Discuss goals
  • Measurements taken
  • Be introduced to basic weight training machines, cardiovascular equipment, stretches and Fitness Advisor (computerized system that remembers your exercise routine and can be used in place of a workout card during your exercise session)

6-week Follow-up Appointment

  • 30-45 minutes
  • Ask your Be Well exercise physiologist questions that have come up
  • Learn more strength training exercises
  • Enhance cardiovascular program

6-month Follow-up Appointment

  • 30-45 minutes
  • Weigh in
  • Revisit goals and objectives
  • Update exercise program

1-year Follow-up Appointment

  • 30-45 minutes
  • Update your 6 month follow up

How do I get started?

Become a member at the Tanger Be Well Center and make your first one-hour appointment at the front desk.

How much does it cost?

Individualized Exercise Programs are FREE for members! If you want additional  personal training you may purchase individual packages.

How do I get more information?

For more information, e-mail Marlene DaCosta at mdacost2 @bidmc.harvard.edu or call 617-667-4695.

Contact Information

Tanger Be Well Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shapiro Clinical Center
Ground Level
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-4695
617-975-5175