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.

    Call HealthFinder at 456-5000 to register.

  • 2 Therapeutic Yoga Show More

    Therapeutic Yoga serves participants who are not able to get down or up on a floor mat easily. It is especially appropriate for cancer survivors – including those who are still in chemotherapy and radiation treatment, with a doctor’s approval – recovery after illness and injury, back care, knee and hip replacement, chronic pain, fluid retention issues, and general movement limitations.

    Therapeutic Yoga is often the next step after physical therapy. Based on physical limitations/restrictions, members are taught simple modifications to yoga poses to promote comfort and relaxation during a beginning yoga practice.

    Benefits:

    • Improves flexibility & range of motion
    • Improves strength of the spine & entire body
    • Helps detoxify the body
    • Strengthens immune system
    • Helps to manage pain
    • Helps to manage weight gain
    • Helps calm fear and anxiety
    • Enhances body image

    Class is taught by a certified instructor in:Yoga for Cancer, Taoist Yoga Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan, Advanced Meditation, and a Kriya Yoga Initiate. Classes take place every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Wellness Center and is free to members. Drop-ins are welcome, no registration required.

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