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Nutrition | Exercise | Change

Meet Your New Team!

Heather Casey

Matthew Wilhelm, RD, LDN

Matthew Wilhelm is the Registered Dietitian at the Wellness Center. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he was awarded degrees in Health Promotion and Nutrition and Foods with a concentration in dietetics. He furthered his education and experience through the Dietetic Internship at UNC-Greensboro. His career focus has been primarily in weight management and diabetes management but, he enjoys all areas of nutrition. Matt believes nutrition plays a major role in every aspect of health and hopes to improve health outcomes in the High Country region. His favorite fruit is cantaloupe and his favorite vegetable is broccoli. He enjoys spending time with my family, hiking, traveling, golfing, and fly-fishing

Email: mrwilhelm@apprhs.org

Heather Casey

Horton Doughton, MS, CSCS

Horton has a passion for exercise and loves to help people grow stronger. He became a Personal Trainer as well as an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2013. Here’s what Horton has to say: “Being a Personal Trainer provides a unique opportunity to help someone, and that is by far the reason I like it so much. To help someone work toward a goal in realistic and reasonable steps is very rewarding, and helping someone reach their goal is even more so. While exercise and goal setting is a huge part of training, personal training would not be personal training without a personal touch, and I love being able to get to know new people and encourage them.”

In his free time Horton enjoys hiking, writing, playing tabletop games, and translating Japanese media.

Email: hdoughton@apprhs.org

What is Catalyst?

Catalyst is a dynamic nutrition and exercise program that is individually designed to help you kick start your journey to wellness. The program is individualized to help you achieve your goals, and promote long lasting lifestyle changes. Working together with a Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian, you have the complete package of exercise and nutrition to ignite your health goals.

What’s included?

  • Individualized meal plans crafted by a Registered Dietitian
  • Exercise programming by an Exercise Specialist
  • Full access to the Dietitian and Exercise Specialist for the duration of the Program
  • Health coaching
  • Accountability

Who is it for?

This program can meet the needs of any age group, fitness level, or specific dietary need. Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase performance, build strength or obtain a general sense of wellness, our team will tailor this program specifically to meet your goals.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It!

In an Eight Week Period

  • Average of 3 inches lost around the waist
  • Average of 6 lbs. lost
  • Supported, encouraged, and informed
  • 100% Satisfaction on Survey Results
  • 100% of Participants said it helped them create a healthier lifestyle
  • Appreciative of one-on-one time and support from coaches

Biggest Successes!

Mike H.

  • 1st 8 weeks – lost 9.2lbs
  • 2nd 8 weeks – lost 12.3 lbs
  • Total Waist Circumference loss: 8.25 inches


  • 1st 8 weeks – lost 3 lbs.
  • 1st 8 weeks – lost 4 inches in waist circumference


Only $50/week for 8 weeks!


“Heather and Hannah are great! They are great coaches and motivators. I have learned so much about nutrition and fitness. I have been able to adapt my habits and make positive and lasting lifestyle changes. I’m on course to achieving my goal for weight, nutrition, and health–couldn’t achieve it during the 16 weeks I’ve just finished, but my goals are in sight and I will keep working on them (with help from my great coaches!). I recommend Catalyst to anyone who wants to make positive changes–and feel healthier and have greater wellness! The individual tailoring to circumstances and goals plus the level of education, support, and motivation makes ALL the difference!”

-Mike H.

 “I really appreciated the high level of ongoing support and encouragement that Hannah and Heather provided across the weeks. I really appreciated meeting as “a team” to talk about nutrition and exercise. I appreciated the encouragement and motivation. I appreciated how the “pace” changed across time–we started where I “was” with my eating and fitness and the pace introduced appropriate challenges as the weeks progressed–so, not too much too soon. .All of my Catalyst experience was GREAT!”


“This is a fantastic program! Heather Casey is the bomb and a life saver! She helped me be successful and I lost over 10lbs and now over 20lbs because of her and Horton’s guidance.”

-Meg S.