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Optimize Performance PT

Lifestyle Medicine Fitness Program

A 12-week exercise and lifestyle medicine fitness program designed to create life-long habits for a healthier life.

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What is a lifestyle medicine fitness program?

It is an evidence-based program designed to create lifelong habits for a healthier life. You will work with a healthcare professional to learn the right exercise and lifestyle behaviors to manage or prevent chronic disease. The purpose is to help you live optimally, no matter what stage in life.

What does the program include?

The program includes 12 weekly sessions. In week one, we establish your baseline physical health. Then, each following week is comprised of a 30-minute aerobic workout and discussion of a specific lifestyle topic to improve your overall wellbeing. Throughout the program we monitor your progress via markers such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, stamina, or workout minutes each week.

Who would benefit?

This program is designed for people:

  • with diabetes or metabolic syndrome
  • at risk for cardiovascular disease
  • managing a chronic condition.


In addition, people wanting to be less sedentary or prevent future health problems may also benefit.

Program Details

Week 1: Initial Assessment and Testing

Week 2: Exercising at the Right Intensity to Meet Goals

Week 3: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Brain and Body

Week 4: Healthy Diet for Brain and Body

Week 5: Importance of Hydration

Week 6: Improving Brain Health and Performance

Week 7: Getting Your Best Sleep

Week 8: Re-assessment and Check-In

Week 9: Managing Stress

Week 10: Creating a Total Wellness Plan

Week 11: Strength and Balance Training

Week 12: Re-assessment and Long-Term Planning

All sessions are one-on-one and take place in a rehabilitation clinic with a licensed physical therapist. Sessions are not covered by insurance.

Meet Aimee

Aimee is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Neurologic Specialist, and Certified Wellness Coach. She believes exercise and physical activity are an integral part of our well-being, no matter what stage in life. And she strives to help people of all physical abilities feel comfortable exercising.


Aimee received her Masters in Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in 2000. She later received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Marymount University in 2009 and her Neurologic specialty in 2013. Recently, she became a certified wellness coach. Her mission is to help individuals living with a chronic condition or disability, maximize their health and well-being, even under difficult circumstances.


Aimee’s work experience includes working with researchers at Emory University investigating new therapy interventions for patients post-stroke. She has also been a past consultant with Emory University, Georgia State, and Mercer’s Physical Therapy programs.  


Outside of work, Aimee enjoys spending time with her 4 children and husband.