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The Great Slim Down

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Be fit. Be healthy. Lose weight as you go.

Visit Natalie Ikeman, PA-C, at the Golden Valley Clinic. Natalie's proven counseling program is helping many people get healthier by achieving weight loss goals. Schedule an appointment with Natalie at 612-873-6963.

How does the program work?

You will receive one-on-one counseling to help you eat better and lose weight. Exercise is a large portion of the program. We will find the right exercise that works with your body and you can follow along with her YouTube workout videos. You will learn about different tools and tricks to help you succeed and keep off the weight. Start slowly with her guidance and low-intensity workouts on YouTube.


Couch to 5K Training Program

Learn about Hennepin Healthcare's Couch to 5K Training Program.

The Great Slim Down is now at the CSC

Internal Medicine Clinic!

Patients can now work one-on-one with Lindsey Pogemiller, CNP for The Great Slim Down at the downtown CSC building in the Acute Care Clinic. Schedule an appointment with Lindsey at 612-873-6963.


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The Great Slim Down FAQ

How often do I go?

Weekly or bi-weekly at first, then monthly, for one year.

How much weight will I lose?

That is up to you. Natalie’s job is to supply you with the support and tools. You supply the effort!

Does my insurance cover this visit?

Most insurance companies should cover this visit. Before scheduling, call the customer service number on your insurance card to inquire about coverage concerning "weight loss counseling."

Success Stories

Read about the amazing outcomes and experiences of The Great Slim Down participants!

The Great Slim Down Videos - with Natalie Ikeman, PA-C


Low-Intensity YouTube Videos by Natalie

Four low-intensity videos to start you an your weight loss goals

Moderate-Intensity YouTube Videos by Natalie

Working up to a moderate pace, follow these three sessions

High-Intensity YouTube Videos by Natalie

Make sure you are prepared for exercise of this intensity

Healthy Matters

Ask the Provider

Natalie Ikeman, PA, and Registered Dietician Amy Tritt talk about The Great Slim Down program.

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