The Wellness Center

Classes & Programs Group Fitness & Seasonal Challenges To Help You Meet Your Goals

Reach your health and fitness goals with a range of seasonal challenges and ongoing workout programs that include physical training, nutrition, peer support, and more. Many programs are available to the general public at a special price, and members always receive an additional discount. Contact the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868 for more information.

  • Exercise is Medicine Show More

    Your Prescription for Health…

    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.

    EJGH Wellness Center presents Exercise is Medicine 3 Month Bundle

    Exercise is Medicine is a 12-week exercise and nutrition program at the Wellness Center designed to prevent and stop the progression of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. If you recently have had joint replacement surgery or have one or more following conditions: Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, this program is your first step to achieving optimal health.

    $299 paid in full for the 12-week program.
    Participants will only be able to renew in this program once for a cost of $450.

    As a participant in Exercise is Medicine (EIM), you will meet one-on-one with a credentialed ACSM Exercise is Medicine® fitness expert and a Registered Dietitian. You’ll receive the tools, including an exercise prescription and nutrition plan, necessary to achieve your goals. We’ll report your participation and progress to your physician throughout the duration of the program.

    Program includes:

    • One, 90 minute initial fitness assessment

    • One, 90 minute initial nutrition consultation

    • Two, 60 minute fitness re-assessments at weeks 6 and 12

    • One, 30 minute follow up nutrition consultation at week 9

    • Biweekly check-ins via phone, text, or email with a Registered Dietitian

    If sold separately, the cost of the above services is $489.

    For more information contact the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.

  • 1 Cholesterol Screening Show More

  • 2 Aqua Boot Camp Show More

    Looking to Jumpstart your Fitness Program?

    Aqua Boot Camp is a high intensity interval class done in our lap pool. This class will incorporate intervals, Tabata, aquatic exercise equipment etc. meant to get your heart rate up and improve your fitness. Anyone can take this class because exercising in the water is easily adaptable to any fitness level. Come splish-splash, have a good time and beat the heat with us.

    Click here for more information.

  • 3 Joint Wellness Show More

    That’s right. When you choose to have your hip or knee replacement surgery at East Jefferson General Hospital, you will receive a free 30-day membership at the East Jefferson Wellness Center.

    At the Wellness Center, we are more than just a gym. We are a family. We can help you improve your fitness, manage disease, and help you make the most of your procedure and rehabilitation efforts. We have exceptional trainers that are qualified to one-of-a-kind care for a one-of-a-kind you.

    You have chosen to reclaim your quality of life, and the full effects of joint replacement depend on what you do afterwards. Being active in your rehabilitation will significantly impact how quickly and how well you regain your full quality of life. Together, we can make this your healthiest year yet.

    This introductory offer is the best way for you to gain access to the proper training that will allow you to become more active safely. We have a 38,000 square foot facility, offering a variety of cardiovascular and weight training equipment, an aquatic area with two pools, a whirlpool, a multipurpose activity room for group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, massage studios, men and women’s locker/steam areas, and a raised indoor walking/jogging track.

    For more information contact the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.

  • Group Fitness Classes Show More

    Come check out our group classes taught by certified fitness instructors. Click here to view the schedule.

    Options include:

    • Pilates
    • Interval Training
    • Les Mills RPM
    • Les Mills Body Flow
    • Arthritis Xtra
    • Low Impact Aerobics
    • Aquatic Classes
    • Zumba
    • And much more!
  • 1 Yoga/Tai Chi at City Park Show More

    EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6pm. Or Join us for Yoga Saturday mornings at 8:00am among NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff’s Sculpture Garden.

    Classes are $5 or free to members of EJGH Wellness Center, EJGH Healthy Lifestyles or members of NOMA.

    To register for yoga or tai chi, call 504.658.4128 or email