As a special thank you to all of our local educators, East Jefferson General Hospital is offering a special Teacher Summer Transformation program at the Wellness Center, getting you equipped for a healthy fall semester and beyond.

Beginning on June 5, the six week program includes:

  • Weekly education on various topics, including: stress management, nutrition, exercise and financial planning.
  • Personal fitness orientation
  • Unlimited group exercise classes
  • Unlimited use of the Wellness Center facility
  • Unlimited use of the aquatics area
  • Two (2) group workouts with a personal trainer
  • Towel service

Cost is just $99 for the entire program. To register, or for more information, contact the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.

Join us as Allison Cannatella, health and fitness instructor, provides information on the East Jefferson General Hospital Exercise is Medicine program.

The talk takes place on Wed., March 15, from noon-12:30 p.m. in the Jefferson 2 conference room and is open to all.

Exercise is Medicine is an initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) focused on encouraging health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients.

The purpose of the program is to partner with physicians to lead patients to understand and act on using regular exercise as a method of treatment for attaining and maintaining health.

Exercise is Medicine is a 12-week program designed to help treat and prevent dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, back pain, heart disease and obesity.

As a participant in Exercise is Medicine, you will meet with a Health Fitness Expert for an initial fitness assessment, goal development and exercise prescription. Your participation and progress will be reported to your doctor and a complete a reassessment will be done after weeks six and 12. Program includes meeting with a Health Fitness Expert and nutritionist every other week as well as:

  • One, 90 minute initial assessment with an exercise physiologist
  • Two, 60 minute assessments at weeks six and 12
  • One, 90 minute nutrition consult
  • One, 30 minute follow up nutrition consult

Cost for the 12-week program is just $192 or three easy payments of $64.

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High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. And since high cholesterol has no symptoms, the only way to know your levels is by having them checked. The East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center now offers comprehensive cholesterol screenings, including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TC/HDL ratio, triglycerides, glucose and blood pressure at just $30 for members.

2017 Screening Dates:
January 11
February 8
March 15
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

Appointments can be made on select Thursdays from 8 - 10 a.m. by clicking here or calling 504-503-6868.

Les Mills RPM 

This class is the 45 minute indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Take on the terrain with your inspiring team coach who leads the pack through hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials, and interval training. Discover your athlete within – sweat and burn to reach your endorphin high. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new RPM™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.

*To reserve a bike please call the front desk at (504) 503-6868. Participants are advised to register 24 hours in advance for a class.

A Typical Class

  1. At the beginning, the pace is easy and the resistance light, to get your legs warmed up.
  2. Speed and intensity increase as you work towards your top personal pace. You'll warm up your climbing muscles, and then hit a series of full-on hill climbs that test your strength and cycling time trials that test your endurance. There will be time for recovery, just enough to give you the energy to push through the next challenge.
  3. At the end of the class you will finish the journey and ride home together. Recovery is the name of the game, including the all-important stretch.

Benefits

  • Increase your cardiovascular fitness
  • Burn fat
  • Tone and shape your legs, hips, and butt
  • Increase leg strength and muscular endurance without building bulk
  • Burn up to 600 calories in a normal 50-minute structure
  • Release endorphins to leave you with a natural high

LES MILLS™ On Demand


Nothing beats a regular workout.

Sometimes, however, it can be tough to get to the gym.

The great news is, this doesn't mean you have to miss out on a great Wellness Center class that is proven to get results. The answer is on-demand training from Les Mills. It's the workout for wherever you are, offering every type of exercise: HIIT, cardio, strength, core and flexibility.

LES MILLS™ On Demand is the perfect complement to regular visits to the Wellness Center, ensuring you don't go backwards just because you can't physically get to a class. The workouts are delivered online, on the platform of our choice, and offer a huge range of Les Mills workouts:

  • LES MILLS GRIT Cardio
  • LES MILLS GRIT Strength
  • LES MILLS GRIT Plyo
  • BODYCOMBAT
  • RPM
  • SH'BAM
  • BODYPUMP
  • CXWORX
  • BODYBALANCE/BODYFLOW

And all from just $9.99 per month using this link provided by East Jefferson General Hospital. Enjoy a FREE 7 days and check it out or talk to us directly about how LES MILLS On Demand can work for you.