Physical fitness is essential for good health, and is necessary if you are trying to lose weight. During exercise, the body burns stored calories as energy. At its very foundation, weight loss is equal to calories in < calories out. You must burn more calories each day than you consume in order to lose weight.

Based on this simple equation, it is possible to lose weight by reducing caloric intake alone, but aerobic exercise and strength training help to maintain weight and reduce risks of many health conditions.

Keeping up with routine exercise can be challenging when left on your own. Nicholson Clinic is your partner on your journey toward physical fitness and good health. We offer programs specifically designed for post-bariatric surgery patients. Please check facebook for dates and times.

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Get Fit With Rock Fitness
Marilyn Hoyt is a Dallas-based Certified Professional Trainer, and Nicholson Clinic’s Fitness Expert. Email or call Marilyn at 469-734-4088 for more information.

Please see the Nicholson Clinic Facebook Page for updates on dates/times.
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Marilyn Hoyt, CPT,N.A.S.M, C.E.C.

Affordable Support Options for Patient Enrollment


A three-month exercise regimen that is specifically for patients who have had bariatric surgery or those who are pre-surgical and beginning their wellness journey. All classes are held in the gym in our Wellness Center on the Plano campus with. The groups are small in size to ensure everyone gets individual training. Come join us on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm. Cost: $90 per 12-week session, per participant. For more information and to register, please email or call 214-820-2367. Brought to you by the Nicholson Clinic and Baylor Scott & White Health



P5 Performance believes that the complete post-surgical plan should evaluate the entire person; their mindset, lifestyle behaviors and specific needs. They focus on creating an individualized program that produces tangible results and maximizes a person’s potential, both physically and mentally. Contact P5 Performance and watch their video below to learn more.


Kaitlyn Gannon, M.S. CSCS is an exercise physiologist and Founder of a new gym, Dallas Iron Fitness. She previously helped develop the cardiac and bariatric fitness programs at Baylor and taught medical fitness classes to Nicholson Clinic patients, contributed to our blog, and appeared on GMT with Dr. Nick (see segment below). Kaitlyn has started a new medical fitness class for surgical and non-surgical weight loss patients suited to their individual needs. Cost: $50/month for 2 classes/week. We are thrilled to offer another affordable, quality option to our patients in another part of town, East Dallas. Call: 214-244-8008

Kaitlyn Gannon, M.S. CSCS

To help you get moving and stay motivated check out our Get Fit, Stay Fit blog, a collection of exercise tips and workout ideas.

Get Fit & Stay Fit Blog
All fitness tips included in Get Fit, Stay Fit are written by or approved by Marilyn.

  • Safe Summer Workout Tips
    Jul 16, 2018 | No question about it — it’s blazing hot outside. But don’t let the heat keep you from staying fit and achieving your health and weight loss goals. If you haven’t already moved your workout indoors, here are a few tips to ensure your safety when exercising outside.... Full story
  • Yoga for Anybody, Anywhere
    May 08, 2018 | Yoga is for anybody, and anybody can access a yoga routine anywhere! Nicholson Clinic patient and RYT200 Certified Yoga Instructor, Jaimee Hunter shares her favorite yoga sequence you can do anywhere. ... Full story
  • The Power of Yet: Adopting a 'Can Do' Mindset
    Mar 28, 2018 | If you think you cannot do something, try adding “yet” to your negative statement and see how it changes your perspective. Then come join me at the Independence Nicholson Clinic office on April 10 and May 8, and let me demonstrate how you CAN practice yoga.... Full story

Simple Exercises to Keep the Weight Off - July 27, 2016

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