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. 



Sometimes fitness classes can be overwhelming or intimidating. Baton Rouge General's fitness classes are taught by our caring and friendly staff and allow you to move at your own pace and beat. Whether you are looking for a new program, recovering from an illness or injury or are in your silver years, we have a class just right from you.

Visit our calendar of events to register for a fitness class.

*Classes great for seniors

Boot Camp

Fitness boot camp is a group exercise class that mixes traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. Most boot camps are designed to resemble a military boot camp and push the participants harder than they'd push themselves. No boot camp experience is necessary to begin classes, but it is recommended that participants have a good level of cardiovascular and fitness level prior to participation and no current injuries.

  • Bluebonnet: Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.


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

  • Bluebonnet: Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.


Gentle Yoga is ideal for those in their silver years, those recovering from illness or injury or those with a lower energy or fitness level. It focuses on body awareness, range of motion, functional movement, proper alignment and improved strength and flexibility. 

  • Mid City: Tuesdays from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

$6 per class for non-employees / $5  per class for General Health System employees & volunteers

 Healthy Steps Lebed EXERCISE Program*

The Healthy Steps Lebed Exercise Program is a fun and therapeutic exercise designed for all cancer survivors that promotes healing through dance and movement. 

  • Bluebonnet: Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

Classes are free of charge courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Foundation.


Vinyasa Yoga, also known as flow yoga, is synchronized to breathing. The teacher will instruct you on how 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.

  • Bluebonnet: Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Mid City: Thursdays from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. 

$6 per class for non-employees / $5 per class for General Health System employees & volunteers

Zumba Gold*

This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, dance fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® provides modified, low impact moves and pacing for a healthy, active lifestyle!

  • Mid City: Tuesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.

Visit our calendar of events to register for a fitness class.

All fitness class participants are required to obtain a physician’s release prior to participation. Please call (225) 237-1568 to find out how to obtain these forms or click here to download a copy. All necessary paperwork must be filled out prior to accepting payment. Cash or credit card payments must be made prior to participation. No personal checks will be accepted. Fees are non-refundable.

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
View class dates and register.

Learn more about the Smoking Cessation Trust.






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Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 763-4000


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Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
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