Wellness

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 Metabolic Spectrum 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:

We also provide care for the following medical conditions:

Acute Illnesses
  • Sore Throat
  • Fever
  • Congestion
  • Earaches
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Headaches
Minor Emergencies/Urgent Care
  • Sprains
  • Minor lacerations
  • Back pain and muscle aches

Care of Children

  • Infants and children over 6 months of age
  • Adolescents and young adults
Women’s Health

Care of the Elderly

Minor complaints

To learn more about our services, please call the Metabolic Spectrum Center at (225) 819-1175. 

Sometimes fitness classes can be overwhelming or intimidating. The classes held in our Wellness Center 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.

To register for a fitness class, please click here to view our events calendar.

*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: Monday & Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mid City: Monday & Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.

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 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: Wednesday from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
  • Bluebonnet: Friday from 12:00  - 1:00 p.m.
$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.

GENTLE YOGA*

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: Tuesday 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 unique exercise program designed for all cancer survivors and is now available exclusively at Baton Rouge General. 
  • Bluebonnet: Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Mid City: Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Classes are free of charge courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Foundation.

Yoga

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: Tuesday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Mid City: Thursday from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. & 7:30 - 8:30 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: Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.


To register for a fitness class, please click here.

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

Click here for class dates and to register.

Click here to learn more about the Smoking Cessation Trust.

Wellness

Wellness

BLUEBONNET

Address:8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(225) 763-4000

MID CITY

Address:3600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
(225) 387-7000