Here are a few things our clients are saying about their experience in the Take Control program:

“The Take Control program was extremely helpful in getting my diabetes under control. Laura did a fantastic job counseling me with my lifestyle, and giving me helpful tips. I was able to drop my A1c by almost 2 points!”
— C.J., Billings, MT

“My journey has not been easy, but the support and help I received through the Take Control program was so meaningful to me.  It was learning how meditation can help and how to not overthink my eating plan or my exercise goals. Most importantly, I learned that the feelings of others are not my truths.  This has helped me to be more confident and grounded. Life is about balance, and I feel blessed.”
— P.C., Missoula, MT

“I have had a lot of education about diabetes over the years, but I’ve learned stuff over the last couple of months (from Take Control) that I have never realized, especially about low blood glucose.”
— D.P., Billings, MT

“The Take Control program is great way to create life-long habits. The program really can help motivate even the most die hard skeptics to take the first step. Each step after that will make you smile! The coaching was tailored to my goals, encouraging, and supportive. I always felt accepted as just me, and was allowed to focus on my successes. I received great information on how to get to the next level, and the pace of the program worked very well for me. I loved learning how I could make my own plan that truly let me find more freedom. When something wasn’t working, I heard about new ideas. The program instilled confidence, with kind words and thoughtful insights. I liked that my two coaches had different communication styles and approaches. Topics were diverse, and the frequent meetings kept the information fresh! Take Control was there during the best of times and the worst of times. I knew I would receive consistent support and advice that addressed both my emotional and physical health. Health coach Linda did a great job of just listening, but also helped me to focus on my goals so I could keep moving forward. Health coach Shannon’s advice was practical and actionable. The common sense approach, provided by both coaches was uncomplicated, and helped me to reach goals and create lifetime habits. It was a great balance of information that let me choose to be a stronger, happier person.”
— P.C., Missoula, MT

“I was encouraged, and every little success was celebrated, and every failure wasn’t criticized. I learned that I can cook, and that it is not so expensive to cook and eat healthy. The coaches are almost like therapists, where they help uncover what drives you and gently push you in the right direction. The personalization and customization was most helpful.”
— S.M., Missoula, MT

“Take Control kept me focused, and the monthly calls gave me the incentive to make these things a priority in my life. My health coach, Laura, was so helpful, as she explained the importance of some foods over others and the value of strengthening my core. “The entire program was valuable and life changing.”
— V.C., Billings, MT

“It was helpful to have pre-scheduled phone meetings with genuinely caring coaches who provided a level of accountability that really helped keep me motivated. Take Control is a force for good in people’s lives. Not only to improve physical health, but overall holistic wellbeing.”
— K.M., Manhattan, MT

“I really liked my health coach, Lindsay. I told her the eating habits I struggled with, and she helped me become more aware of foods I could substitute. She basically helped me make little changes that were attainable.”
— B.I., Bozeman, MT

“What I found helpful was the insight of my health coach, Linda, that nothing is written in stone, and that lifestyles can be modified and adjusted.”
— E.G., Bozeman, MT

“What I found helpful was having someone to talk to about everything. I was really nervous about that part, but it was really really great.”
— B.P., Missoula, MT

“I think the knowledge and support is incredible. I always walked away from an appointment with a new tool to use in my healthcare journey. Not once did I feel like it was a waste of time.”
— P.B., Kalispell, MT

“I was amazed to see my cholesterol figures come down so much in a year. Having to report to the coach helped me to make sure I followed a plan to exercise regularly and to include food in my diet that would lower my cholesterol.”
— H.N., Bozeman, MT

“I loved talking with my health coach, Kat. I really felt like she was supportive of all aspects of my health. I felt like she got to know me personally, which is more than most doctor relationships, and was a very nice touch.”
— B.C., “Bozeman, MT”

“Take Control really does provide a good service to those of us who have anxiety about the gym and food. My coach Alicia helped me build compassion for myself, and educated me on good choices. No one had ever tried to approach this aspect of my health with me, and it was very helpful.”
— E.M., Bozeman, MT

“Take Control helped me be accountable each month.  I put a lot of time, focus, and effort into exercising everyday and eating better, but Take Control helped enhance my journey. It was great to share the positives with someone who was truly cheering me on! You have to put in the work if you want change, and Take Control is a great supportive program.”
— S.W., Missoula, MT

“The phone calls were effective, focused, and I received immediate responses to various questions. The varied health coaches for nutrition and exercise is a great setup. The coaches were not pushy, which was actually more motivating for me.”
— S.A., Bozeman, MT

“Take Control, I want to thank you for the help you’ve given me over the years. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes nearly six years ago, my A1c was 10. At my doctor appointment yesterday, it was 6.2. Thank you for your support and education!”
— S.B., Billings, MT

“I so appreciate this experience, even though it has been challenging at times. Thanks to the wellness team, and to my coach Kat, who always “tells it like it is.””
— P.C., Missoula, MT

“Joining the Take Control program has been a small, but incredibly helpful motivator to keep up with my workouts and meal planning. I began working with a dietitian through this program who had a few recommendations, but having monthly phone conversations made me want to have something that I could tell her about at our next meeting. Each month we set small, achievable goals. It is great having someone to keep me accountable for these goals. The Take Control program has allowed me to now revamp my workout style and learn new things, while working with a personal trainer. I have been doing this for the past few weeks and am already feeling like this is going to be a new journey. I can feel my muscles getting more lean and toned with help from my trainer. He is teaching me practical ways to go about a week’s workouts without completely burning out my muscles every single day.”
— A.C., Missoula, MT

“I have just completed my year of Take Control and cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed it. I actually thought it would be a chore but found myself looking forward to the monthly coaching sessions. I really learned a lot about lifestyle choices and will continue to implement them as much as possible.”
— K.R., Butte, MT

“This really is, hands down, the coolest fitness experience I have ever had. The change in my life has already been huge and extremely positive – I can’t believe I have 6 more months to work on this…thank you for facilitating that.”
— B.P., Bozeman, MT

“It helped keep me on track. Suggestions on nutrition were helpful in lowering my blood glucose. Keeping in touch every 30 days kept me accountable. Now I know what is expected of me and I can keep it up.”
— V.H., Helena, MT

“I’m grateful for your expertise, and especially for this program. (Your) practical, straight-forward advice, combined with a tailored approach to meet individual differences, recognizing road-blocks and focusing on positive action plans is an effective approach for those of us trying to work on lifestyle changes and improve not only our weight loss, but fitness as well.  You are especially effective at phone consultation, (which) requires critical listening skills, the ability to establish verbal rapport with a stranger, and using intuition to hear those implied clues in a conversation. You focused on positive measures to tackle something that was an obstacle last month, and your support encouraged me to try again.  To be honest, negativity or criticism often drives people away from a program – however your approach is open, friendly, and positive – and it truly makes a difference.”
— B.A., Bozeman, MT

“I am feeling so good with all the exercise and diet changes I have been able to make – more energy, less fatigue, I am sleeping better, I can climb stairs and am not short of breath.”
-– J.S., Bozeman, MT

“I have talked to a lot of dietitian’s in my life and you are one of the best I have talked to. You worked with me, were creative, and did not have any set agenda.”
–- Katy, Bozeman, MT

 “I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help. We recently had an “It Starts With Me” meeting on our health insurance and changes this year. The presenter mentioned a coaching program for people needing encouragement to make changes. I mentioned that I was in a coaching program and my one biggest fear was not meeting my own goals, to the extent that I feared my meetings because I thought I would be chastised for not meeting my goals. I let the group know that was not the case, at all. I received praise for the goals I have reached and you even found success where I saw none. Then you would encourage me to keep after those goals I’d not completed. Now I look forward to my meetings and have found ways to stick with the changes I have started since joining Take Control. I have you to thank for that.”
— Anonymous Member

“I could have gone back to Weight Watchers alone and done okay but this program really helps because you guys are so positive and you just keep us going.”
— J.W., Whitefish, MT

“My awareness is much higher around the things I am trying to change.  The coaches add so much accountability. Now I feel more prepared to be accountable to myself.”
— L.G., Missoula, MT

“For the first time in my life I’m not on a diet and I’m happy.” “I’ve spent my whole life obsessing about my weight – being frustrated, angry, shaming and blaming myself.” –F.G., Billings, MT