A well-known gym chain, Life Time Fitness, has announced that it will begin providing its members with injectable treatment for weight reduction.
Weight reduction pills like Ozempic and Wegovy have taken all over social media, with even celebrities and influencers hopping on the injectable bandwagon.
To lower the risk of serious cardiovascular events in individuals with type 2 diabetes, Ozempic was first prescribed as an injectable medication to be taken in conjunction with diet and exercise. The popular gym chain is now hoping they can make things easier for gym-goers by offering them anti-obesity drugs alongside their fitness routine.
President and COO of Life Time Fitness, Jeff Zwiefel, discussed plans to address the requests of club members who have expressed interest in combining medications containing semaglutide, the active component of well-known weight-loss products, with their exercise and dietary plans.
In a recent interview with CNBC, president and COO of Life Time Fitness Jeff Zwiefel discussed plans to address the requests of club members who have expressed interest in combining medications containing semaglutide, the active component of well-known weight-loss products, with their exercise and dietary plans.
"I am in the process of embarking on a pilot program that does exactly that. For us to evaluate, through the use and deployment of physicians, physician assistants, [and] nurse practitioners that would be in-house at Life Time," said Zwiefel.
But the fitness chain won't provide the medication to everyone. Zwiefel went on to say that the FDA's requirements for increased physical activity and a thorough blood panel analysis are the only ways in which they will authorize the use of weight reduction drugs.
Life Time's plans emphasize the significance of food and exercise, and they supposedly won't affect member attendance, even though some individuals may believe that weight reduction pills are an easy answer and a cause to avoid the gym.