Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) empowers you to improve your physical and mental health by developing positive lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity and healthy eating, that can prevent, treat, and reverse chronic diseases.

Small-group exercise classes to instill independence that will allow participants to develop long-term, sustainable healthy lifestyle habits.

A one-time fee unlocks:

  • Group fitness classes
  • Access to a personal trainer

To qualify, you must: 

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Have one or more of the following conditions:
    • Anxiety
    • BMI of 30 or greater
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • High blood pressure
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Prediabetes
    • Type 2 diabetes


EIM Price Guide*

  • Sanford Health Plan Members: (in-person or virtual) $99 
  • Non-Sanford Health Plan Members: (in-person or virtual) $199

*Members may use their health savings account (HSA) or flexible spending account (FSA) dollars to cover their program fee. A supporting letter from your health plan is required for IRS tax reporting purposes.

Virtual Exercise is Medicine

After registering you will receive an email with instructions on what days and times you will complete EIM. You will also receive a Webex link that provides you with access to the program. Please note new cohorts will start when enough members sign up for a cohort. Please use a frequently checked email address as all information will be sent via email. Webex must be downloaded on the device you are going to complete EIM. Instructions will be provided in the initial email.

The virtual program will mail you a fitness box to your home, which includes:

  • EIM workbook
  • Recipe book
  • Pilates ball
  • Mini loop resistance band
  • Balance pad
  • Handled resistance band
  • Yoga mat
  • Stress ball

Virtual Class Options

 Schedule  Location
 Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 PM  Virtual Class - WebEx link will be provided
 Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 AM  Virtual Class - WebEx link will be provided


In-Person Exercise is Medicine

Gym Locations

City   Location
 Bismarck-Mandan  Mandan Family Wellness Center
 2700 46th Ave. SE.
 Fargo  Downtown YMCA
 400 First Ave. S.
 Fargo  Family Wellness
 2960 Seter Parkway
 Sioux Falls  Sanford Wellness Center - Tea/Ellis
 8701 W. 32nd St.