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.

  • LES Mills On Demand Show More

    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
    • RPM
    • SH’BAM
    • CXWORX

    Click here to access all of this, from just $9.99 per month provided by East Jefferson General Hospital. Enjoy a FREE 10 days and check it out or talk to us directly about how LES MILLS On Demand can work for you.

  • 1 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.

  • 2 Comprehensive Cholesterol Screening Show More

    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 ($40 for nonmembers).

    2018 Screening Dates:

    • January 10
    • February 21
    • March 14
    • April 11
    • May 09
    • June 13
    • July 11
    • August 08
    • September 12
    • October 10
    • November 14
    • December 12

    Appointments can be made on select Thursdays from 8 – 10 a.m. by calling 504-503-6868 or by filling out the form at this link.

  • 3 Boxing Show More

    Boxing has always been known as the sweet science. Consistently rated among the most fit and finely tuned athletes throughout 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.

  • Group Fitness Classes Show More

    Join small group classes taught by certified fitness instructors by signing up here.

    Options include:

    • Pilates
    • Interval Training
    • Cycling
    • Body Flow
    • Arthritis Xtra
    • Low Impact Aerobics
    • H2O Cardio
    • 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 or Pilates Saturday mornings at 8am among NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff 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.


    • 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, or participants can register on our online class scheduler.

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

Join Certified “Yoga For Cancer” instructor Elaine Agamy for a 6-week Yoga for Cancer series. This series is for people currently going through cancer treatment or in remission to enjoy the benefits of Yoga.

Class meets once per week at the Wellness Center during which time participants will be able to meet with a Certified “Yoga for Cancer” instructor on Mondays at 1:15 p.m. at the Wellness Center. On Fridays, a family member or friend can join in for no extra charge for activities such as meditation, reiki, massage and a nutrition class.

Sessions begin January 08, and cost to join in is $60 for non-members and includes a full membership to the WC for the six weeks. For Wellness Center Member, cost is included in the price of membership.

As part of our Yoga for Cancer program, community members and current program participants can attend FREE classes. All classes are from 10:30am to 11:30am. The program provides safe and effective exercise training, education, and therapy for the mind, body, and spirit. Cancer patients, survivors, loved ones and caretakers are all welcome.

6-Week Program Includes:

  • Superfoods for Nutrition During Cancer Treatments
  • Meditation: Empower Yourself by Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Living Well with Cancer
  • Reiki
  • Nutrition Power at the Supermarket
  • Reflexology

All classes take place in the 3rd floor Conference Room at the Yenni Regional Treatment Center. For more info call the Wellness Center at 504-503-6868.