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The Wellness Center

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About this Location

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.

Programs

The Wellness Center offers a range of programs and challenges to help you reach your health or fitness goal. Each program is seasonal and includes training, nutrition, and much more at a special price. Members also receive a discounted price. For more information or to register for a program, call the Wellness Center at 504.503.6868.

Exercise is medicine

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.

East Jefferson General Hospital 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.

Aqua boot camp

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.

Joint wellness

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.

Classes

Group fitness classes

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!

Yoga/Tai Chi at City Park

EJGH Wellness Center presents relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA Monday evenings at 6 pm. 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 education@noma.org.

Massage

Bringing a little something to your life through therapeutic massage.

The massage program at the Wellness Center features a full range of massage styles and therapies that are both relaxing and beneficial to your overall health.

Our licensed therapists perform massages in a calming and peaceful environment that best promotes healing. We provide full-body massages as well as focused massages on particular body zones, including deep tissue, Swedish, prenatal, and reflexology.

In addition, our massage program offers medically therapeutic massage options that are tailored to treat a host of chronic conditions. Clinical trial research shows that massages can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and by focusing on specific muscle groupings, can help alleviate pain and joint stiffness.

Specialty services:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Oncology
  • Reflexology
  • Prenatal Massage

Member:

  • 30-minute: $55
  • 60-minute: $65
  • 90-minute: $95

These prices are in addition to your membership fees.

Non-member:

  • 30-minute: $60
  • 60-minute: $75
  • 90-minute: $105

Monthly Massage Membership – $60 – 120 per month

Monthly EFT draft of $60 per month and includes 1 massage per month and a monthly EFT draft of $120 per month and includes 2 massages per month in addition to your membership fees.

Membership

We offer a range of membership subscriptions, options, and add-ons that let you personalize your Wellness Center access to meet your needs.

Membership policies

Members must be 15 or older. Monthly fees are automatically deducted after the initiation fee of $75 per account. For all memberships, electronic fund transfers require a written, 30-day notice to stop deductions. Credit cards or bank accounts may be used for electronic transfers.

All memberships include a 60-minute fitness orientation.
Call 504.503.6868 for more information and to pick up an application.

Our memberships options

General Membership – $65 per month

$50 per month for each additional member in the household. Includes access to all classes and equipment in the facility as well as an initial fitness orientation with a degreed Health Fitness Expert.

Month-to-Month Membership – $80 per month

Electric funds transfer not required. Includes all benefits of general membership.

Monthly Massage Membership – $60 – 120 per month

Monthly EFT draft of $60 per month and includes 1 massage per month and a monthly EFT draft of $120 per month and includes 2 massages per month in addition to your membership fees.

Exercise is medicine

The Wellness Center presents Exercise is Medicine 3 month bundle!

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. What’s included in the program: · 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 are $489.

Team Training Membership – $145 per month

In addition to full use of the facility, this membership includes group workout session 2 times per week with a personal trainer and a 15% discount on all nutrition services. Each group consists of five to eight participants. You may form your own group or we will place you in a group that fits your needs. Your workout will be developed by a personal trainer to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate.

Small Group Training Membership – $265 per month

In addition to full use of the facility, this membership includes two personal training sessions per week in groups of two to four participants and a 15% discount on all nutrition services.

Towel Service – $5 per month

If you would like to enjoy the use of towels at the facility, add a monthly $5 towel service to your monthly membership.

Personal training

Personalized fitness guidance and accountability from certified trainers.

Personal training sessions, conducted by a certified personal trainer, are available for individuals or small groups.

Personal training sessions, conducted by a certified personal trainer, are available on land or in water, to assess fitness and training goals, educate members on health and wellness and motivate them to reach their personal goals. Clients will receive a 15% discount on all nutrition services. All personal training clients must be a member of the Wellness Center or must pay a daily or weekly guest fee.

Boxing

Boxing has always been known as the sweet science. Consistently rated among the most fit and finely tuned athletes throughout the world, boxers go through a rigorous training program that is a total body workout.

Boxing brings you a professional level, high-energy fitness program that is non–contact with no sparring. Specifically geared for all fitness levels, lose weight and sculpt your body with lean muscle mass. Current and former participants repeatedly say that it is the most fun and engaging exercise program they have ever attended.

This one-on-one, full body program will build leg and upper body strength, work abdominal muscles, increase cardiovascular performance and is an excellence stress relief workout. A professional boxing trainer who has worked with world champions throughout the country will teach the art of throwing punches through heavy bag and mitt regimes, defensive stances, and the importance of always maintaining balance. Stressed in this program is proper technique to maximize effort and to avoid injury.

Personal training prices:

  • 60 Minute Session $50 – Package of twelve 60-minute sessions $550

Boxing training prices:

  • 30 Minute session $40 – Package of twelve 30-minute sessions $420
  • 60 Minutes Session $70 – Package of twelve 60- minute sessions $72
Team Training Membership – $139 per month

In addition to full use of the facility, this membership includes group workout sessions 2 times per week with a personal trainer and a 15% discount on all nutrition services. Each group consists of five to eight participants. You may form your own group or we will place you in a group that fits your needs. Your workout will be developed by a personal trainer to maximize calorie burn and increase metabolic rate.

Small Group Training Membership – $259 per month

In addition to full use of the facility, this membership includes two personal training sessions per week in groups of two to four participants and a 15% discount on all nutrition services.

Nutrition Counseling

We love NOLA, and that includes the food.

Our dietitians can help you eat the food that you love in a healthy way.

Nutrition counseling at the Wellness Center focuses on your specific nutritional needs and goals. You and your dietitian will work together to develop a plan to work toward your goal. Weight loss at the Wellness Center is more than just a diet; it is a lifestyle change that will help you feel better, increase energy, and improve mood, all while eating foods you love!

Membership in healthy lifestyles means access to a wide array of programs and benefits designed to enhance your life. Here are just a few of the perks membership entitles you to:

  • Merchant discounts at restaurants, retailers and service businesses throughout our region
  • Personal medical alert system (installation fee waived for members)
  • Discounted one-on-one nutritional counseling
  • Social activities including happy hours and outings
  • Lifestyle and health education programs
  • Physician-lead and other health-related seminars
  • Free and discounted health screenings
  • Access to Medicare insurance counseling
  • AARP affiliations for members over 55
  • Complimentary local fax and copying services
  • Discounts at Rudiger's Boutique and Gift Shop
  • Discounts in the Woman and Child Boutique
  • Free 7-day pass to the EJGH Wellness Center for you and a guest
  • Travel discounts
  • Hospital Inpatient Benefits
  • Private room upgrade at no extra charge if available at time of admission (patient is responsible for covering the cost of a semi-private room)
  • Visit from a Healthy Lifestyles representative upon request

Note: These benefits do not apply to outpatient services or same-day surgery.

Additional information

Wellness Center memberships

A range of options to fit your lifestyle:

  • $65/month for general membership
  • $80/month for month-to-month membership
  • From $60 monthly massage membership