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. You must be 18 years of age to participate. 

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

*Classes great for seniors


Barre training is a 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.

  • Mid City: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.

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. & 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

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

Core Fit

During Core Fit, you will learn techniques for better flexibility, mobility and core strength … three components everyone needs to live life at their best. This class was designed with a step-by-step approach to train your mid-section to work the way it was intended to with stability, strength, stamina and endurance while adding flexibility and mobility to the joints that need it the most.

  • Bluebonnet: Fridays from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
$3 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.

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 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. 

$6 per class. Discount provided if purchasing a multi-class pass.


Zumba allows anyone and everyone to have fun while dancing and exercising, and at the same time - learning different styles of movement to amazing music. No dancing or Zumba experience necessary to begin classes, but it is recommended that participants have no current musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Bluebonnet: Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.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) 763-4683 or (225) 237-1734 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 to view class dates and register.

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.