Zacharias Ganey Health Institute (ZG) specializes in weight management and lifestyle change, by providing health related education, customized supervised progressive physical activity, nutrition coaching, accountability and support, in compliance with the American Heart Association protocol for a level 4 health and fitness facility.
The ZG Healthy Lifestyle Change Program was designed to help ZG members lead a healthier, more active life, by helping members boost metabolism, lose weight, reduce medications, improve body composition, and take ownership of their health. The ZG Program helps members achieve optimal personal success by giving them the necessary tools and support, but also to assist in removing obstacles to healthy habits.
About the Zacharias Ganey Health Institute
Since 2002, over 13,000 members from all ages and walks of life, professions, life circumstances and work schedules, with a wide variety of health issues, medical histories and weight loss goals, have attended ZG from over a hundred mile radius, all with the same one common purpose, to get healthy and feel good again. The ZG Healthy Lifestyle Change Program begins with (and was originally known for), the highly educational, supervised and supportive “ZG ten week program”, now known as Phase I, during which time the focus is on introducing members to supervised customized group fitness, individually modified based on their initial assessment, medical history and physician clearance, with the main focus of the initial phase being normalizing blood sugar, cutting food cravings, learning healthy nutrition, reversing any insulin resistance, improving cardiovascular endurance, boosting metabolism and laying down lean muscle tissue. During this phase members receive an in-depth education of the physiology of metabolism and nutrition, and other related medical topics, through the well-known in-depth, ZG Key 10 week medical and nutrition lecture series, developed by Dr. Zacharias and staff, in order to understand not just how members got where they are, but how they can start reversing their unhealthy trends immediately and learn how to maintain a healthy lifestyle for life.
In Phase 2 (Continuation), after the first ten weeks, members use their new cardiovascular fitness level, improved metabolism, improved leaner body composition and energy level and new confidence in their ability to be in control of their health, to advance to the next level and add more challenge to their fitness regimen while continuing to fuel for fitness, still keeping their blood sugars normal. Even after reaching their goals, members set new personal milestones as they begin to enjoy their new healthy active lifestyles and many stay on at ZG to achieve optimal performance or maintain their positive changes in a healthy supportive caring environment. . Some members with specific health conditions such as chronic pain, orthopedic disorders, arthritis, and fibromyalgia travel from afar to enjoy the large, heated shallow pool at our Ginter Park location. This Northside location is also home to Integrate Physical Therapy and Dr. Peter Allen, Physical Therapist.
ZG has two locations, one in the Ginter Park area on the Northside of Richmond and one in North Chesterfield on the Southside of Richmond. At ZG we are proud to serve the health and wellness needs of Richmond and the surrounding community.
We Would Love to Have You Visit Soon!
Northside Hours and Address
Open 7 Days a Week M-F: 5:30am - 8pm Sat: 7am - 4pm Sun: 12pm - 5:00pm
1311 Palmyra Ave Richmond, VA 23227
Southside HOURS and Address
Open 7 Days a Week M-F: 5:30am - 8pm Sat: 7am - 2pm Sun: 12pm - 3pm