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Overweight and obesity are both labels for weight ranges greater than what’s generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.


Through this program, we encourage you to look at both DIET and EXERCISE routines. Research has shown that one without the other is often unsuccessful when it comes to achieving healthy weight goals.



To participate in the Weight Management Program, you must have:

  • MNPS Cigna insurance for certificated teachers

  • A body mass index (BMI) of at least 25



Through the program, we will reimburse 50% of the cost of:

  • Membership fees at an approved weight management program/organization (see list below)

– Maximum of $1,650 lifetime reimbursement per person

– Retrospective reimbursement limited to 3 months prior to follow-up visit

  • One-on-one nutritional counseling by a registered dietician/nutritionist who participates in the MNPS Cigna network


The following nutritional counseling/health coaching options are no cost under your MNPS Cigna plan: 

  • Vanderbilt at MNPS Health Coach Bobbi Nickel (call 615-259-8755 for an appointment) 

  • Cigna Health Coach (call 1-877-459-9896 for a telephonic appointment) 


Participants must attend a follow-up visit at the MNPS Health Care Centers a minimum of every 3 months and bring approved weight management program receipts (required for reimbursement).



Reimbursement requests are submitted to Cigna quarterly (in March, June, September and December) on the last business day of the quarter. You should receive reimbursement in the mail within 4 weeks of this request.


For more information

To learn more about the Weight Management Program, contact Laura Vanderpool at 615-875-1966 or

Thank you for your interest in this exceptional program.

We are confident that together we will be able to reach our goal of a healthier, happier you!

Approved Weight Management Programs/Organizations* 

12 South Yoga

Anytime Fitness



Centennial Sports Plex

Clarksville Athletic Club

D1 Nashville Bootcamp

F45 Fitness

Family Ministry Center

Fit Body Boot Camp

FLOW-Aquatic Wellness Therapy

Gallatin Civic Center

Golds Gym

Gordon Jewish Community Center

Hermitage Nautilus Fitness Center

Hot Yoga

Iron House & Conditioning


Jenny Craig

Jimmy Floyd Family Center

Just Be Fit


Metro Parks & Recreation

MPower Performance Institute

Nashville Athletic Club

New Beginnings

Orange Theory Fitness

Planet Fitness

Relache at Gaylord Opryland

St. Thomas Wellness Center


The Exercise Coach

TITLE Boxing Club – East Nashville

VUMC Dayani

VUMC Nutrition Clinic

VUMC - Weight Management Program


Workout Anytime



* We make changes to our approved fitness programs/organizations list only once a year.

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