Fertility Weight Loss Program

Lose weight & increase your chance of getting pregnant with WIFI

Half of all fertility patients, male and female alike, are overweight, which makes it more difficult to achieve pregnancy. To help those patients conceive, we have launched a unique weight loss program that is a joint venture between University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine (ARM) and the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC).

Partner with CU ARM & the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center to accomplish your health and fertility goals

If you are interested in support with weight management, wellness AND fertility we’ll help coordinate convenient, in-person or phone consultations*. Work with the two centers at once for increased chances of both weight loss and pregnancy. Call our Denver clinic at (303) 724-8089 or request an appointment online to schedule your first evaluation.
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*Fees for phone consultations apply for patients using that option.

Wellness Interdisciplinary Fertility Initiative (WIFI) is the only program of its kind in the country, combining specialists in fertility and weight management to create a referral network and patient co-management system. WIFI is driven by advanced research of the infertility/obesity link and by science-based weight loss techniques.

Research-based medicine

Dr. Alex PolotskyObesity & Fertility Research (ARM) and Dr. Holly Wyatt (AHWC), the co-directors of WIFI, are leaders in fertility and weight loss.

Dr. Polotsky’s research examines obesity and fertility issues such as the specific ways obesity affects hormones and the quality of sperm. Dr. Wyatt is an internationally acclaimed expert in weight loss and weight loss maintenance whose initiatives incorporate state-of-the-art metabolic, behavioral and environmental assessments to customize a diet and exercise plan that yields lasting results.

The result for infertility patients will be more successful weight loss and increased prospects of attaining pregnancy.

Our WIFI Staff

Why WIFI?

Anschutz Health & Wellness Center

  • The data linking obesity to reduced fertility are striking.
  • Program is designed specifically for people experiencing infertility.
  • Couples are treated together if desired.
  • Program is customized for each participant.
  • Two approaches to achieving pregnancy and weight loss goals.
  • Two science-based disciplines drive results.

We focus on attaining your goal with the guidance of two expert teams. All WIFI patients receive fertility therapy at CU ARM’s new Stapleton clinic and participate in innovative weight loss management at AHWC, a complete health and fitness facility.

Unlike other weight loss programs or fertility centers, WIFI gives patients access to a full range of fertility and health services outside of the program, such as integrative medicine, yoga and acupuncture.

WIFI’s two-path approach to fertility weight loss

Healthy Fertility DietWorking with your physician, you will decide which of the following weight loss paths is most appropriate to reach your goals.

First path, rapid weight loss (10 sessions)

  • Medically supervised for safe and rapid weight loss.
  • Structured, nutritionally balanced, low-calorie meal replacement plan.
  • Designed to produce 2-4 pounds weight loss per week.
  • Individual lifestyle education with weight management dietitians.
  • Individual mindfulness coaching option with our staff psychologist.
  • Transition to healthy meal plan when preparing for fertility treatment.
  • Increased physical activity through weekly step goals.

Second path, behavioral lifestyle intervention (10 sessions)

  • Customized calorie prescription for 1-2 pounds weight loss per week based on basal metabolic rate.
  • Nutrient design for conception, a healthy pregnancy and family wellness.
  • Meal plan modifications as you transition into fertility treatment and/or pregnancy.
  • Individual lifestyle education for small, sustainable behavior change with our weight management dietitians.
  • Individual mindfulness coaching option with our staff psychologist.
  • Increased physical activity through weekly step goal.

As a WIFI patient, you are entitled to invite your partner/spouse to participate in tandem with you during your 10 pathway sessions.

(Additional fees will apply for partners to participate in Rapid Weight Loss path.)

Your weight loss fertility journey may also include mindfulness and relaxation techniques, in addition to special add-on services for continued care through pregnancy, postpartum and on to family wellness!

Program costs

Your first consultation may be covered by your insurance. Call us to inquire about pricing and for more program information.

Advanced Reproductive Medicine: (303) 724-8089

Anschutz Health & Wellness Center: (303) 724-9030