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Weight Management Program for First Responders

A customized, evidence-based, attainable and sustainable approach to adopting healthier lifestyle behaviours.

About The Weight Management Program for First Responders

Female participating in a weight loss program

Legacies Health Centre & Back in Motion Health are collaborating with Wellness Garage to deliver the Weight Management for First Responder program. Medical and nutritional services are provided by Wellness Garage, and Legacies Health Centre provides the fitness component of the program.

Wellness Garage has been delivering this program for over 5 years, with great success and high customer satisfaction.

About The Program

The Weight Management for First Responders Program is a yearlong program that supports you to create and maintain healthy lifestyle habits, with the goal of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Our multi-disciplinary team collaborates to create an individualized program aligned to your needs, goals and medical history. Our team will equip you with knowledge and skills, so you will be able to make healthier decisions for your life.

How does it work?


This Program is based on an initial assessment that evaluates your lifestyle across six pillars of health:

  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Relationships
  • Sense of Purpose

The results of your assessment will be combined with lab work and a DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) composition. Our Physician will review your assessment findings with you, and explain how the program will assist you in addressing lifestyle behaviours.

Weight Management Program

Based on your assessment, laboratory testing and DEXA body composition scan results, our team will customize a program for you. Your weight management program is aligned to your needs and goals, and based on the latest scientific medical discoveries. It includes:

  • Follow-up appointments with Physician and Nutritionist
  • Individualized Exercise Program: our Fitness Professionals deliver in-person personal training sessions in any of our Legacies locations (or virtually, if preferred)


Gain knowledge and skills that empowers you to have attainable and sustainable lifestyle behavioural changes:

  • Fully funded for RCMP members*
  • Learn tips about self-care
  • Get support from an experienced health team, that will support you along your health journey
  • Manage your health to obtain a healthy weight
  • Ongoing support from your health team
  • Gain access to an online community focusing on lifestyle behaviours for weight management
  • Get support with developing a shift work strategy to support healthy weight management and improve energy
  • Get tools for building stress tolerance

* The Weight Management Program is fully funded for eligible RCMP members by Medavie Blue Cross.

Eligibility For RCMP Members

RCMP members with the following criteria may be eligible for the fully funded program:

  • BMI of 30 and over, or
  • A BMI of 27-30 with other risk factors such as high blood pressure, (pre)diabetes, anxiety etc.
  • A referral from a family physician or medical specialist
  • A BMI of 30 (corresponds to a person standing 5″10 and weighing 210 lbs.)
  • A BMI of 27 (corresponds to a person standing 5″10 and weighing 188 lbs.)

Interested In The Program?

For inquiries, eligibility and to learn more about the program, contact Wellness Garage:

Phone: 604-535-7010

If you are interested in participating, complete the web form below. Our team will get back to you and explain next steps.

Meet Our Program Director

Dr. Brendan Byrne

Meet Dr. Byrne

Dr. Byrne has been a lifestyle medicine physician and digital pioneer for 30 years. Trained at Yale and McGill, he has had a parallel career as an entrepreneur.  From his original practice in New Westminster, Brendan created electronic medical record software and built a business that eventually was acquired by TELUS Health and currently serves over 50% of Canadian physicians.  From 2015 to 2018, he served as the Chief Innovation Officer for TELUS Health.  In 2018, Brendan launched Wellness Garage Lifestyle Medicine clinic, where he developed the 4+2 Diabetes Reversal Strategy that is the basis for LifestyleRx – the lifestyle prescription for Type II Diabetes reversal.

He currently sits on the boards of Lifelabs and the Institute for Precision Therapeutic Nutrition.

Locations That Offer Weight Management Program for First Responders

Burnaby Market Crossing

7324 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 3 for Market Crossing)
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North Vancouver

1394 Main Street, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 4 for North Vancouver)
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Surrey Nordel

143 – 12080 Nordel Way, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 1 for Nordel)
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Surrey Southpoint

310 – 3091 152 Street, Surrey
Phone: 604-591-5569 (press 2 for Southpoint)
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ICBC Insurance Claims

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WorkSafeBC Claims

Workplace injuries are usually due to trauma or overuse. If you have been injured as a result of a workplace activity, our team of experts at Legacies can perform a comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms and rehabilitate your injury.

If your claim is approved by WSBC, your initial assessment is 100% covered with a WorkSafeBC Claim number. Once your claim has been accepted by WorkSafeBC, the full treatment cost of your appointments will be funded (within the approved time parameters). When you are ready, your physiotherapist will work with you, your employer, physician, and WorkSafeBC Case Manager to develop a safe and appropriate return to work plan. If your claim has been denied or is disallowed, the expenses will need to be covered by the Patient

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