Physician Referred Exercise Program (PREP)

Improve your well-being with expert guidance in the Physician Referred Exercise Program (PREP) at HealthQuest Fitness and Wellness Center. This two-month, small-group education and exercise program helps you safely get active with support from certified instructors.

What to Expect

After your doctor prescribes PREP, you have up to one year to sign up. Enroll as soon as possible to get the most benefit.

At the start of the program, you’ll receive a health assessment and work with an instructor from HealthQuest staff to set goals.

Then, you’ll participate in structured exercise and education sessions for eight weeks in a row. Your instructor will have information from your doctor about your medical history and any exercise restrictions, so the trainer can help you safely achieve the best results.

Exercise Sessions

Your instructor will choose exercises based on your health needs and doctor’s recommendations. Join nine of your peers for twice-weekly, 45-minute sessions with two trainers. You’ll enjoy access to a wide range of equipment and amenities in the HealthQuest gym.

Education Sessions

Learn how to take charge of your health. Take part in monthly classes that explore topics such as:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Health myths
  • Nutrition
  • Target heart rate
  • Wellness programs and services at HealthQuest


At the end of PREP, you’ll receive a fitness assessment to reveal your progress, and get a plan for sticking to a healthy routine. Maintain your new level of health by:

  • Joining HealthQuest within three days of PREP completion at the discounted corporate membership rate of $42 per month for one year
  • Reenrolling in PREP to build on your progress


Pay in full before beginning PREP:

  • HealthQuest member: $150
  • Nonmember: $200

Insurance does not cover the program. But you may be able to reduce your medical expenses by following the healthy living routine you learn in PREP.

Contact Us

Call 919-938-7599 for more information about HealthQuest’s Physician Referred Exercise Program (PREP).

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