The Mayo Clinic Difference - Healthy Living Program

The Mayo Clinic Difference

The Mayo Clinic Difference

The Mayo Clinic Difference

    Millions of people trust Mayo Clinic to deliver whole-person care. At the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, you will feel our heritage for care and healing in our approach to health and well-being.

    Science and Benefits

    No other wellness center or program can compare to the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. With clinical research from Mayo Clinic experts, this comprehensive wellness program enhances mental, physical, and emotional well-being.


    Mayo Clinic research continues to reveal the powerful impact of well-being. Ongoing studies in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, resiliency, and stress management drive the principles of the Healthy Living Program.

    Personalized Experience

    At Mayo Clinic, our primary value is that "the needs of the patient come first," and this holds true for every guest of the Healthy Living Program. Your likes, dislikes, past successes, and challenges are all unique to you. By getting to know you, the Healthy Living Program is able to customize an experience to help achieve your wellness goals.

    Expert Guidance

    The hallmark of Mayo Clinic is integrated group practice. This means a multi-disciplinary team will focus on your care. This same principle is true of the Healthy Living Program. You will be surrounded by a full team of experts ensuring you receive a comprehensive, individualized wellness experience.

    Certified Wellness Coaches

    Research demonstrates the importance of wellness coaches to achieving success. Many of our offerings are supported by a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach who will be with you throughout your journey, even after your visit for ongoing support.


    The Healthy Living Program is located in the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center on the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota. This beautiful seven-story facility is dedicated to making a healthier world – starting with you. It was designed to offer you a unique combination of luxury and wellness.

    Practice the art of healthy cooking in our state-of-the-art participation kitchen with our wellness executive chef and registered dietitian nutritionists. 

    Experience a variety of mind-body practices focused on opening awareness, easing tension, and enhancing overall quality of life.

    Relax and reflect while enjoying the view on the beautiful seventh floor of the Healthy Living Program.

    Rejuvenate is a full-service spa that includes massage and esthetic treatment rooms, a spacious relaxation lounge, and a private locker area with whirlpool tub and steam room.


    Recharge with a personalized workout in our world-class physical activity space–an entire floor devoted to the latest technology-driven fitness equipment.


      The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is grounded in science and research and was created by medical experts dedicated to healthy living solutions. You will sense the passion this professional team has to create healthier living for all and personal success for you.

      Learn more about the Healthy Living Program's team of medical professionals:

      Philanthropic Partners

      Dan Abraham

      Dan Abraham

      The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center provides state-of-the-art resources and programs in a welcoming, light-filled environment. It is a model for how people can enjoy a positive lifestyle that incorporates the best practices of exercise and nutrition. By conducting research and education on healthy living, the center will ultimately help people throughout the United States and around the world

      Mr. Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast, is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. "Mayo Clinic saved my life many times and then helped me to improve my health and performance dramatically," says Dan Abraham. "I was so grateful to Mayo and its staff that I wanted to do something to express my thanks."

      The first Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center opened as an amenity for Mayo Clinic staff in 1995, followed by a second facility that has been in service since 1998. The Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center building opened in 2007. With additional support from Mr. Abraham, a five-floor expansion opened in May 2014, extending its mission to patients and, through the center's innovations and discoveries, to people everywhere. Since its inception, the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center has earned recognition as a national leader among corporate wellness programs.

      "My wife, Ewa, and I are inspired by the Mayo employees whose lives have been helped by participating in the center," says Mr. Abraham. "Now we are embarked on an even greater course-healthy living programs for all patients who come to Mayo Clinic and, eventually, best practices for all Americans. Our goal is to improve quality of life in America while reducing health care costs. We will make America stronger and more competitive, helping people enjoy greater health and longer life expectancy."

      George Family

      George Family Foundation

      Penny and Bill George

      Penny and Bill George - respected leaders, wellness advocates and philanthropists - demonstrate commitment, passion, and purpose through the George Family Foundation. The foundation funds transformational initiatives in integrative health and healing, authentic leadership, spirituality, and the community.

      Ms. George's longstanding work to further integrative medicine and health emphasizes whole-person care that is centered on the needs of the individual. She is chair of the George Family Foundation and the Penny George Institute Foundation at Allina Health. Ms. George is the co-founder of the Bravewell Collaborative, a foundation dedicated to advancing the principles and practice of integrative medicine.

      An internationally recognized leadership speaker and commentator, Mr. George is a senior fellow at Harvard Business School where he teaches leadership and leader development. He is former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic. Mr. George serves on the board of trustees of Mayo Clinic and also ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs and is the author of four best-selling books, including True North.

      The Georges support wellness and key initiatives in the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, including individualized wellness plans, an exclusive video library, and the resiliency domain on the program's website. In addition, Mr. George provides leadership expertise on the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. Together, the couple is making a lasting impact and helping to shape the future of Mayo Clinic.

      The Georges inspire others to work better, live healthier, and give back to ensure a better, healthier future for all.


      C. Michael and Elizabeth Kojaian

      Mayo Clinic expresses our deepest appreciation to C. Michael and Elizabeth Kojaian. We are privileged to recognize their philanthropy and their relationship with Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., the inaugural C. Michael and Elizabeth Kojaian Director, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

      “Dr. Hensrud is a progressive, caring and pragmatic health professional,” say Mr. and Mrs. Kojaian. “We support Mayo Clinic and his vision because we believe in what is being promoted through the Healthy Living Program: resiliency, health, and well-being.

      Residents of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Mr. and Mrs. Kojaian have long valued education, arts and healthy living. They appreciate the holistic, personalized care Mayo Clinic has provided to them over the years, and they refer their family members and friends to experience the same. Through their giving they endeavor to perpetuate the “Mayo experience” for new generations of patients across a wide spectrum of health and wellness.

      Together with Dr. Hensrud and the present and future staff and patients of the Healthy Living Program, Mayo Clinic is privileged to recognize the vision and generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kojaian.

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