Outdoor Boot Camp is Back!

Outdoor Boot Camp is Back!

Registration ends September 24. New sessions start October 1! 

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EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

EJGH Awarded Four Star Rating

For the third consecutive time, CMS awarded us with 4-Stars!

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12th Annual Up on The Roof: 10/05/2018

12th Annual Up on The Roof: 10/05/2018

Featuring music by Groovy 7! Tickets on sale now.

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New Safe Sitter Classes Now Available

New Safe Sitter Classes Now Available

The Nationally-Recognized Program is once again offering 2-day courses.

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Why are we #1?

Why are we #1?

Let's talk about it! Our new campaign focuses on why we are at the top.

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking. Start Healing. All for Free.

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Introducing: Therapeutic Yoga at EJGH

Introducing: Therapeutic Yoga at EJGH

Come experience the many physical benefits of our new class at the Wellness Center! 

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Make the Most of Your Meals in 2018

Make the Most of Your Meals in 2018

Join EJGH's registered Nutritionist for healthy cooking demo's each month this year! 

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Number 1 in Louisiana, Number 10 in America

Number 1 in Louisiana, Number 10 in America

Proud of our accolades. More proud to be the choice of care for you and yours. 

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Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Now Open: EJGH Urgent Care!

Visit us at our new location in Kenner. 

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Free Child Safety Seat Fittings at EJGH

Free Child Safety Seat Fittings at EJGH

Stop by the Wellness Center Parking Lot on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 

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Volunteer of the Month: August 2018

Jerry Ricks

It has only taken 2 years for Jerry Ricks to become the face of the EJGH pharmacy. His ever-smiling presence, attention to detail and willingness to always go the extra mile, (which to Jerry always just seems to be the right thing to do), has endeared him to the entire pharmacy staff but also those who deal with that department. Thank you Jerry for all you do to help make EJGH a truly great hospital.

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Whatever the sport – Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, or any other – Success Longevity and Earnings depend upon performance. For an athlete, just getting into top physical shape isn't enough. Performance – Strength, Explosiveness, Power, Stamina, Quickness and Mental Edge to Win – is what gets the job done. For an Agent, Trainer, Special Teams Coach, Manager, Director of Player Development, Strength Coach or anyone whose livelihood depends upon an athlete's performance, the bottom line is Performance Enhancement.

Whatever enhances athletic performance enhances your career. You can take it to the bank. And with Mackie Shilstone's help, You Will.

Not Just a Fitness Program...It's Investment Banking

To go the distance, an athlete must be prepared. Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) evaluates each athlete's condition in detail. Then Mackie creates a program to meet sports-specific and individual needs.

The initial evaluation can include:

  • Thorough physical
  • Detailed Orthopedic Examination
  • Oxygen consumption assessment
  • Pulmonary Assessment
  • Electrocardiogram/
    Heart Rate Data
  • Hemodynamics
  • Metabolic Assessment
  • Glucose and Blood Lactate Analysis
  • Complete Laboratory
    Work-up
  • Vision screening
  • Isokinetic Testing
  • Diagnostic Biomechanics
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Ideal Playing Weight Determination
  • Physical Therapy
    Work-up
  • Energy Assessment

Rapid Results

In as little as a week, Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) will maximize performance using scientifically based principles:

  • Biomechanical engineered exercise techniques to burn fat, build muscle while enhancing strength, speed and power
  • Eat-to-Win Customized Nutritional Plan
  • Performance Nutritional Supplementation Protocol
  • Motivation to reach "the zone" of peak performance and stay in it
  • Body composition Normalization
  • Competitive Edge

Because Fitness is Not Paramount, Performance is

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) develops the components of superior performance. Adding years to careers, these skills propel the athlete to the top of his or her game:

  • Explosive Power
  • Drive
  • Speed
  • Focus
  • Flexibility
  • Acceleration
  • Balance
  • Quickness
  • Endurance
  • Peak Energy
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Accuracy
  • Agility
  • Sharpened Reflexes

Get In The Zone

All of the physical preparation in the world won't result in peak performance without a winning mental attitude. Any type of professional can experience performance anxiety, negative stress or other psychological factors. The PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) offers proven techniques – everything from deep relaxation and visualization, to stress management – to help the athlete overcome roadblocks to performance. Sports psychologists are available to work with the athlete to develop focus, drive, improved concentration, motivation, and consistency – the mental and emotional conditioning that produces the will to win.

Full Resources of Premier Health Center

Backing Mackie's proven sport specific conditioning and training techniques are the full resources of one of America's premier medical centers – East Jefferson General Hospital. Mackie is the Executive Director of The Fitness Principle at East Jefferson General Hospital. The PEP team comprises every specialty to support medicine – orthopedic, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, sports psychology, physical therapy, rehabilitation specialties, ophthalmology, general and reconstructive surgery, and more. His team also includes performance specialists – NATA certified athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, speed coaches, sports performance nutritionists – everything needed to build bodies, confidence, performance and careers.

One Stop Shopping and Full Support Service Capability

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) provides everything needed for the athlete's stay:

  • Use of a state-of-the-art training and work out facility
  • Training table with nutritionally balanced meals for the specific needs of the pro athlete with individualized take-home meal and supplement plan
  • Accommodations in one of New Orleans beautiful hotels in the historic garden district, at special rates. For longer stays, arrangements can be made for an apartment or condominium.
  • Arrangements for in-city transportation
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation
  • Confidential substance abuse treatment on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis.

Because the needs of athletes are as different as the individual themselves, Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) is structured so that an athlete gets exactly what he or she needs. The program offers a comprehensive list of services, but only those services that are needed are incorporated into each athlete's personal plan.

Don't Wait For an Injury to Sideline Your Career

Although Mackie has had phenomenal success in rehabilitating athletes – ask Lawyer Malloy of the New England Patriots, Jonathan Bender of the Indiana Pacers, Jason Ferguson, and Rocky Roe, a former major league umpire – Mackie's expertise can help an athlete avoid injury in the first place. Mackie's team drills proper technique into athletes, which not only enhances performance, it helps protect the player, minimizing the chance for injury. It's insurance that benefits an athlete at any career stage, and staying and playing healthy is part of peak performance. The NHL's St. Louis Blue's cut their injury treatment in half after working with Mackie.

Team Packages

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) offers customized programs to meet a team's individualized needs. Team representatives can help Mackie devise a tailored team program which can either be implemented in New Orleans or at team training facilities. Alternatively, Mackie is available to travel for personal consultations. Mackie's client teams included the New Orleans Saints, Washington Bullets, St. Louis Blues, and the New Orleans Brass Hockey Team.

Workshop for Coaches and Trainers

In an effort to provide knowledge and techniques that coaches and trainers can incorporate into their own programs, Mackie conducts sports-specific topical workshops with leading experts from biomechanics to sports performance nutrition. These workshops give participants effective techniques to enhance performance, lesson injury and exceed specific training goals. Call for a list of scheduled workshops or to request a workshop on the topic you need.

A court-based program designed to improve your tennis game through sport-specific analysis and conditioning. Let the professionals at The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone at East Jefferson General Hospital develop a complete program specific to the game of tennis to help you improve your overall performance.

The Game of Tennis...

Tennis is one of the most popular sports in America. It can be enjoyed by everyone: man, woman or child - whether novice or professional.

As in every sport, you want to perform your best and avoid needless injury. The tennis ground, strokes and serve are complex movements. Your body must be prepared to produce and withstand the forces required to play this guide reaction game.

TPEP's purpose is to provide you with a tennis-specific conditioning plan which will improve forehand, backhand and most importantly, the serve. Areas of emphasis will be placed on pelvic stabilization to develop strong core, scapula stabilization and rotator cuff strengthening to assist in injury reduction, functional leg strength to reduce incidence of knee injury along with tennis agility and footwork to enhance your ability to react to the ball.

T-PEP Training Systems:

  • Tennis Specific Physical Therapy Evaluation – Our sports Physical Therapist, who has evaluated world-class tennis players, will evaluate muscle balance relative to your tennis game and any previous injury history. Results will be used in customization of your tennis specific conditioning program. This invaluable assessment is included with both programs.
  • The Mackie Shilstone Tennis Conditioning Program – This custom designed program provides 4 personalized sessions with Mackie Shilstone. Mackie will teach you the specific exercises you require to achieve the best results within the areas of emphasis. Four sessions will be conducted at The Fitness Principle and the remaining sessions on the tennis court. This program is currently being used by world-class tennis players as part of their overall performance enhancement strategy.
  • Tennis Conditioning Program – This custom designed program provides 16 personalized sessions with our staff. A tennis exercise specialist will teach you the specific exercises you require to achieve the best results within the areas of emphasis. Four sessions will be conducted at The Fitness Principle and the remaining sessions on the tennis court. This program is currently being used by world-class tennis players as part of their overall performance enhancement strategy.

Program options include consultation with a licensed nutritionist, metabolic study to measure your metabolic rate, body composition analysis to determine appropriate lean to fat ratio and a customized, take-home manual documenting exercises and protocols with pictures. Options are available on an "a la carte" basis.

This program utilizes two (2) tubing devices which are portable and can be used at home or on the road. The tubes can be used on or off the tennis court in a format that you can carry and take anywhere.