OWINGS MILLS, Md., April 16 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) today announced the grand opening of its newest Medifast Weight Control Center in Austin, Tx. The new Medifast Weight Control Center is located at The Shops at Arbor Trails, 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg. B. Suite 226, Austin, TX, 78749. Hours of operation for the Center are M-F 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
"The focus of Medifast Weight Control Centers is to offer a clinically proven rapid weight-loss program to our clients with guaranteed results," said Joseph J. DiBartolomeo, Ph.D., Senior V.P. Medifast Weight Control Centers. "In fact, our clients can expect to lose an average of up to two to five pounds per week in addition to receiving one-on-one support and weekly motivation."
The heart and soul of the Medifast Weight Control Center concept is one-on-one counseling with a trained staff. The counselor helps each client design a personal program based on their lifestyle. Together the counselor and client determine an achievable weight-loss program based on a personal profile analysis and an in-body scan that shows exactly were the fat is and how much weight the patient needs to lose, so there is no guessing.
Medifast Weight Control Centers offer the Medifast Program, which has been recommended by more than 15,000 doctors since 1980 along with a weight-loss services guarantee. Each client can expect to lose an average of up to two to five pounds per week. Medifast Weight Control Centers offer a proven safe and effective option for clients who need personal support during their weight loss.
"We're excited to be entering the Austin market and adding to the Medifast Weight Control Centers strong presence in Texas," said Michael S. McDevitt, Chief Executive Officer. "The Medifast Weight Control Centers model is growing at a tremendous rate as we now have 22 corporately-owned Centers and have sold the rights to 16 franchise-owned Centers."
Medifast Weight Control Centers currently operates 22 corporate-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers in Texas and Florida, and sold the rights to 16 franchise-owned Medifast Weight Control Centers in Arizona, California and Maryland.
SOURCE Medifast, Inc.