Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost?
The Virtual Learning Modules and the Streaming Gym-Based Presentations are sold together as an annual subscription for $800. All nine modules and the three streaming gym-based presentations can be used by patients participating in center-based programs for a 12-month period.

Can I try The Intelligent Option before buying a subscription?
Yes. Click here to sign up for a 30-day free trial!

What educational areas are covered by the programs?

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blood lipid management
  • Diabetes
  • Exercise
  • HTN and blood pressure management
  • Nutrition
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss

The programs also contain inspirational and humorous quotes as well as beautiful photography.

What sources do you use for the information shown in The Intelligent Option programs?
All presentation information is sourced from medical textbooks, peer-reviewed medical journals, and authoritative websites such as those maintained by the CDC, NIH, and FDA.

How often is the information updated?
Information in the streaming gym-based presentations is updated quarterly. Information in the virtual learning modules is updated annually.

What are the differences between the virtual learning modules and the streaming gym-based presentations?

  • Patients access the virtual learning modules online in the gym or in the comfort of their homes. The streaming gym-based presentations run continuously on your facility's television, so patients can watch while they exercise.
  • With the virtual learning modules, patients take a deep-dive into a specific risk factor. Topics are assigned by their case managers. With the streaming gym-based presentations, information about a variety of topics is streamed continuously.
  • Each virtual learning module consists of a short video followed by a 10-question quiz. Quiz results are automatically sent to the case manager, giving immediate and specific feedback about the patient's level of comprehension on a particular topic.
  • The virtual learning modules provide a comprehensive foundation on risk factors for patients who are unable to attend in-person lectures. The streaming gym-based presentations are designed to reinforce the education you are already providing.


What topics are covered in the virtual learning modules?
There are nine different virtual learning modules, each one covering a different topic. The modules are as follows: Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, Exercise, Hypertension, Lipids, Nutrition, Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, and Weight Loss.

Will the modules display on an iPhone or an iPad?
Yes, The Intelligent Option is web-based, so it is designed to run on any device; however, it displays best on laptops, desktops, and iPads. When viewing the modules on a mobile phone, the content is present, but the formatting is not as clean.

How long are the modules? How long will it take patients to read through them?
The video portion of the modules will run for between 10 and 16 minutes however patients are encouraged to pause the video as needed to ensure comprehension. The quiz at the end of each module consists of 10 questions and should take the average reader approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

How do the patients get access to the learning modules?
Once a hospital has purchased an annual subscription, case managers will be given access to a unique web page that they can share with their patients.

Can we share the modules with all of our patients?
All nine modules can be used by patients participating in center-based programs for a 12-month period.

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How do I get access to the streaming gym-based presentations?
Access to the streaming gym-based presentations is available on a subscription basis. You can begin your 30-day free trial here.

What is the difference between the three streaming gym-based presentations?

The cardiac rehab presentation focuses on all of the cardiac risk factors. This presentation is intended for cardiac rehab programs.

The pulmonary rehab presentation focuses on information that is most relevant for patients with COPD and other pulmonary conditions. This presentation is intended for pulmonary rehab programs.

The combined cardiopulmonary presentation merges the cardiac rehab and the pulmonary rehab content. This presentation is intended for use when cardiac and pulmonary patients are exercising in the same space at the same time.

Can we switch between the different  streaming gym-based presentations?
Absolutely. Each time you log in, you can select any of the three presentations.

How many slides are in the streaming gym-based presentations?
Each of the presentations contains over 1,200 fully-referenced slides offering the most up-to-date information your patients need. Each presentation runs for more than four hours before looping.

Why is there no sound?
The streaming gym-based presentations are designed to be nonintrusive to allow patients to interact with case managers or talk amongst themselves without distraction.

What equipment do I need to use the streaming gym-based presentations?
You will need a monitor or flat-screen television, an internet-connected computer, a cable to connect the two, a keyboard, and a mouse. Information can be found on our Set-Up section.

The presentations run too slowly/quickly. Why don’t you speed them up/slow them down?
The pace of the presentations is designed to allow thoughtful consideration and integration of the information by most users.

I would like to add some custom slides for my practice. Can I do that ?
Yes! We can work with you to develop your own custom presentation; however, there is an upcharge in the annual subscription rate for this service. 

After running a presentation for a while, my screen turns off. How can I get it to run all day?
If you find that your screen turns off after running for a short period of time, it’s likely the computer has gone into “sleep” mode.

Most computers have a "sleep" mode that saves power if the keyboard or mouse is not used for a period of time. For a presentation program to run for a full day without your computer entering sleep mode, you will need to change the power options. This adjustment has to be done only once.

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