Most diet programs offer quick fixes that don’t last, rather than long-range strategies that help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. 

Recognizing that nutrition is one of the cornerstones of a healthy life, Duke Health and Fitness Center has registered, licensed and experienced dietitians that provide both the expertise and personal support needed for both short-term and long-term success with weight loss and weight management.  We believe in small steps and realistic goals.

Whether you enjoy the camaraderie and support of a group or prefer to seek solutions through an individual approach, we have options for your weight loss and maintenance needs.  Our group approach includes the 8-week Getting on Track Weight Loss program and our on-going weight loss support group called Staying on Track. For a one-on-one approach, schedule an exercise and/or nutrition consultation with one of our experts.

Daytime Program March 24 - May 14, 2021

1 - 2 pm Weds | Fri

Getting on Track can be your first step toward weight management and lifestyle change. Our nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health experts work with you to eliminate the typical frustration, confusion, and deprivation that often accompanies weight loss attempts.

This 8-week program features weekly interactive nutrition, exercise, and behavioral change classes, weekly group exercise sessions and also individualized nutrition and exercise prescriptions.  After program completion, you may continue to participate in accountability sessions through Staying on Track, to further support your personal progress.

Our virtual daytime Getting on Track meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-2:00 pm.  Wednesdays are the weekly group exercise class and Fridays are the interactive lectures.  These are all done through Zoom. 

Our virtual evening Getting on Track meets Tuesdays and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 pm. Tuesdays are the weekly group exercise class and Thursdays are the interactive lectures.  These are all done through Zoom.  


Program Staff

Kara Mitchell, MS, RDN/LDN, ACSM-RCEP, CDE — Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist, Duke Health & Fitness Center   

Michelle Mosberger, MS, ACSM-RCEPExercise Physiologist, Duke Health & Fitness Center

Michelle Hart, MS - Exercise Physiologist, Duke Health & Fitness Center

Kathy Murray LSW, MSW — Clinical Social Worker, Duke Diet & Fitness Center

Dina Lumia MA - Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine Trained Integrative Health Coach, Duke Diet and Fitness Center

Program Includes:

  • 8 weeks of interactive classes on nutrition, exercise, and behavioral health
  • Individualized nutrition and exercise prescriptions
  • Weekly group exercise sessions
  • Option to continue with one of our on-going support groups


  • $333 for Duke Health & Fitness Center members and Duke employees
  • $370 for non-members
  • A three-installment payment plan is available

Additional discounts:

Add an 8-week DHFC membership for only $136 OR join DHFC for any length of time while enrolled in Getting on Track and save 50% off your initiation fee.

To register, please email Kara at


Weight Loss Consults
Available All Year
If your schedule does not allow you to take advantage of our full 8-week weight loss program (Getting on Track), try our Weight Loss Consults. Weight Loss consults are available year-round and scheduled at your convenience.

The experienced staff that provide the Getting on Track program is also available to provide you with the same professional expertise and guidance in a private setting. Choose any or all of the following options to meet your weight loss needs:

  • Consultation with a Registered Dietitian
  • Consultation with an Exercise Physiologist

Program Fees
Both nutrition and behavior consultations will be processed through health insurance; coverage varies by plan. One-hour Exercise Consultations are $62 for Fitness Center members and $73 for non-members.

To schedule an appointment, please call Kara Mitchell at 919-660-6818 or email

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Staying on Track Support Group
Weight Maintenance Program for GOT Graduates

Getting on Track program graduates can participate in our weekly weight loss support group for weight check-ins, progress reviews, problem-solving, motivation and interactive discussions on a variety of topics, such as long-term challenges and strategies for weight maintenance.  The group members help choose the topics and the focus for sessions. 

To sign up, please call Kara Mitchell at 919-660-6818 or email

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