Dietcise is Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center's 8-week weight loss program that combines effective fat-burning exercise in a non-intimidating group setting with nutrition education emphasizing balance, variety and moderation. Certified Group Exercise Instructors teach the exercise program and a Registered Dietitian teaches the nutrition classes.  Come discover why Dietcise is one of the most successful weight loss programs in Hampton Roads!

 Dietcise is for anyone desiring to:

  • lose body fat
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • improve eating habits
  • start an exercise program and/or
  • have better control of blood sugar, blood cholesterol and blood pressure.

Average weight loss for Dietcise graduates is one pound per week with two to four inches lost from waist and hips. Approximately 82% of successful Dietcise graduates maintain their weight loss one year after program completion.

The Dietcise program includes:

Nutrition Class
There are eight weekly motivating and interactive group nutrition classes taught by our Registered Dietitian. Plus, you’ll receive a Dietcise Notebook that includes:

  • Food and Exercise Diaries
  • T-Factor 2000 Fat Gram Counter
  • Sample Menus
  • Favorite Family Recipe Modifications
  • Heart Healthy Eating Recommendations
  • Cancer Prevention Tips
  • Luscious Recipes
  • Fast Food and Local Restaurant Guide
  • Behavior Modification

Every Dietcise graduate also receives a complimentary program t-shirt.

Dietcise Exercise Class
This beginner level, low impact aerobic class is taught by a Certified Aerobic Instructor and meets twice a week.

Pre- & Post-Analyses
Body Composition Analysis at Week 1 and Week 8: Find out what the scale doesn’t tell you. Our machine measures your percent fat and percent lean.

8-Week Membership Privileges
Your "fitness/pool" membership card entitles you to use the following at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers (Denbigh/Newport News and Gloucester). Equipment varies by location.

  • Bikes
  • Nautilus Weights
  • Rowing Machines
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Life Circuit Weights
  • Water Aerobics
  • Stairmaster
  • Indoor Track
  • Free Weights
  • Keiser Weights
  • Treadmills
  • Sauna
  • Group Exercise Classes

100 Percent Off Application Fee

At the completion of Dietcise, you’ll receive a coupon that entitles you to 100 percent off the application fee.  That's a savings of up to $100 if you decide to join Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center!

Class Schedule
Each Dietcise program starts with a free Open House so you can learn more about Dietcise. 

TUESDAYS - Evening Nutrition Class

Weigh-ins 6 - 6:15 p.m.  
Nutrition Class 6:15 - 7:15 p.m.  
Exercise Class 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday

Registration/More Information
You can register at the front desk of the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center-Peninsula. For additional information, please call Holly Hicks 757-875-7533 or 757-875-7525 ext. 309.

2016 Open House Dates
(Tuesdays at 6 p.m.)
May 10
July 12
September 13

2016 Tuesday Class Series starts:
May 17-July 5
July 19-September 6
September 20-November 8
October 12-December 7**
**Special Holiday Series held on Wednesday nights

Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
12650 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23602

What Our Participants Say

Nancy lost 60 pounds since joining Dietcise!
"I can’t say enough good things about Dietcise! It helped me focus on changes for a healthy lifestyle. The classes were lively and fun—not to mention the group camaraderie. The dietitian is very interested in each participant’s progress and the exercise class is fun! I have finally learned that a slow and steady weight loss is the best way to go!"

Raquelle lost 22 pounds in six months!
"Dietcise made all the difference in my well-being. I'm eating right, running, doing aerobics, all while losing inches and pounds!  This class is so awesome!!! Compared to other weight loss programs I’ve tried, Dietcise is the only one that gave me REAL, LASTING results."

Monica lost 15 pounds in six months!
"I am a veteran when it comes to ‘dieting’! But Dietcise is the only program that has actually resulted in changing my eating habits. The support of a Registered Dietitian, fellow participants, and a sound program makes a difference. I have successfully lost 15 pounds and I am working on losing more. I would recommend this program to anyone (and I have)!"

Teri lost 40 pounds!
"With a busy family and a job at CNU, I don’t have time for weight loss programs with complicated menus and exotic exercise routines. So I turned to Dietcise and have already lost more than 40 pounds!"

Additional Comments from Dietcise Participants

"Truly better than any other program because it teaches how to eat everyday foods and control fat intake for long-term success."

"I liked the group support – talking with others to exchange our successes and pitfalls."

"Learning how to plan better meals and getting an exercise program started helped me the most."

"Our dietitian was wonderful – clear, patient, supportive and knowledgeable; the aerobics instructor was terrific – patient and fun."

"The nutrition classes helped me to look at food as fuel and think ‘what will my body get from eating this?’ Not just ‘how many calories will this be?’"

"I understand that fitness is not just about a number on a scale, it’s about what I can do to help my body function well and be healthy."

"I found the aerobic class a wonderful way to ease into exercise and discovered I like exercise."

"This is a program I can live with my whole life!"