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

    Join us with the East Jefferson General Hospital Exercise is Medicine program.

    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 re-assessments at weeks six and 12
    • One, 90 minute nutrition consult
    • One, 30 minute follow up nutrition consult at week 9
    • Weekly check-ins via phone or email with a Registered Dietitian


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

    Call us to register at (504) 503-6868.

  • 1 Cholesterol Screening Show More

  • 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