Wellness

As your partner in health, we focus on each person's unique needs: physically, mentally and spiritually. It is important to take care of yourself by maintaining good health through physical activity and proper nutrition. Our wellness program offers many options to help you maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle.


Baton Rouge General's Health & Wellness Center provides comprehensive medical care. We focus on you as a person with unique needs: physically, mentally and spiritually. We also value having a relationship with you and your family, and try hard to make the most of your time by offering many services right in our office.  

Our services include:

To learn more about our services, please call the Health & Wellness Center at (225) 819-1175. 

 

 





*New participants to our wellness classes are required to complete a waiver prior to first-time registration. Please complete the waiver and email to BRGFit@brgeneral.org or fax to 225-237-1550. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 225-763-4683 or 225-237-1734.

Cable 360 Classes

Cable 360

Enjoy small group training designed to bring out your inner athlete!
In a group of 8-10 people, this industry first class offers a challenging and effective workout by incorporating strength, flexibility, mobility, and cardio. Every minute of each session is tailored to your specific level, making this the most efficient cable-based training and calorie burning program in town.

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only.

Specialty Group Fitness Classes

BARRE

Barre training is a 45-60-minute class that incorporates stretching, cardio training, strength training, and core stability in a program that gets your heart pumping, increases strength, and works all major muscle groups. It is taught at an intermediate level with modifications for beginners and advanced students.

*Classes offered at Mid-City only.

STOTT PILATES

Stott Pilates is a mat class with a focus on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. These exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints by using your body weight as the primary source of resistance. This relaxed, but upbeat environment allows participants to improve the coordination of their Mind, Body and Spirit while achieving a full body workout.

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only.

TACTICAL HAPKIDO

Tactical Hapkido is a style within the Hapkido family. It is a more practical system that focuses on strikes, low kicking, joint locks and trapping. The system is taught so that almost any skill level can learn. No need to have previous training. Students will engage in striking pads, trapping drills/ joint locks and practice falls and rolls. Everyone will work with other students to practice the techniques. Some of the training involves ground combat. We will learn to escape being held on the ground by partnering with different students. Students progress at their own pace to receive official ranking certificates and belts under the THA. 

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only. 

YOGA

Vinyasa Yoga is synchronized to the breath, and is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Expect movement, not just stretching. Good for beginners and experienced Yoga participants.

*Classes offered at both Mid City and Bluebonnet.

Group Fitness Classes

Boot Camp

A fitness boot camp is a type of group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenic and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. While there are a variety of styles of fitness boot camps, most are designed in a way that pushes the participants harder than they'd push themselves and, in that way, resembles a military boot camp. No boot camp experience necessary to begin classes, but it is recommended that participants have a good level of cardiovascular fitness prior to participation and no current musculoskeletal injuries.

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only.

Circuit Training

Circuit training is an effective way to keep your workout from growing stale while improving mobility, strength and stamina. These 60-minute sessions include a warm-up phase, training phase, cool down phase and stretching phase. The stations are designed to work the entire body, while offering a low-impact alternative to resistance training.

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only.

Core Fit

Flexibility, Mobility, and Core strength....three components everyone needs to live life at their best. We've condensed them into our new, 30-minute, CoreFit! Class. Learn to move great and feel even better! As we age, our muscles naturally tighten and weaken reducing beneficial ranges of motion and predisposing us to injury. When you add in the amount of time we spend sitting, standing, and working with our hands, it can add up to be a real problem. Spend 30 minutes with us lengthening and strengthening to help reduce pain and improve performance. This isn't the standard "Core" class filled with sit ups, infomercial gimmicks and sloppy medicine ball tosses. No, this class was designed with a step by step approach to train your mid-section to work the way it was intended - stability, strength, stamina, and endurance while adding flexibility and mobility to the joints that need it the most. At BRGFit we believe everyone needs a plan. We believe it starts with learning to stretch properly and retrain your "core" to function at its best... So you can live life at your best!

*Classes offered at Bluebonnet only.

Baton Rouge General can provide you with the tools and support you need to be successful in quitting tobacco with our Smoking Cessation program. Cost for participants is $25 for one five-week program series.

The five-week Smoking Cessation program is a combination of American Cancer Society's FreshStart program and Baton Rouge General's FIT initiatives. Group sessions will address real life issues surrounding the lifestyle of a smoker including weight control, stress management, fighting the urge to smoke and staying smoke-free.

Let us help you get started on a smoke-free lifestyle today. This five-week session covers the following topics:

  • Decide to Quit
  • Planning to Quit
  • Your Quit Day
  • Staying Quit
  • Healthy Tips to Support Your Quit



Learn more about the Smoking Cessation Trust.

Based on the success of our own employee wellness program, Baton Rouge General now offers your company the opportunity to create wellness strategies for your workforce. Our hospital has capitalized on many healthy living initiatives like the BRG Fit! program, tobacco-free policy, stress management, biometric screenings, healthy dining options, fitness classes and ongoing health education.

Since the employee wellness pilot program was launched in 2011, BRG employees have achieved:
  • 33 percent reduction in body mass index (BMI) 
  • 16 percent reduction in waist size 
  • 10 percent reduction in overall health risks 

If your company is interested in partnering with us, we would love to tell you more about our programs. Call (225) 819-1175 for details.