Physical Activity

Congratulations on your decision to become healthier through weight loss surgery at Woman’s.

Weight loss surgery is just one step on your weight loss journey. You are now part of a team that will help you succeed for a lifetime. Woman’s offers you a network that includes experts in physical therapy, exercise and nutrition to help you make positive lifestyle changes.

Exercise is an important part of your treatment and recovery. We’ll help you design a comprehensive plan, which will help to:

  • Increase your energy
  • Boost your metabolism by building and maintaining muscle
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Further improve blood sugar, metabolic problems and diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Build confidence

Wellness Consultants

As part of your postoperative appointment at Woman’s Center for Wellness, you’ll meet with:

  • A registered dietitian to discuss your continued nutrition plan and goals.
  • Our wellness navigator, who will assess your current fitness level and provide direction about the appropriate program for you at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

A well-balanced nutrition plan combined with the right type of exercise is part of your success for a lifetime. Your success is our success. Let’s continue this journey together for a healthier you.

Physical Therapy

Woman’s Center for Wellness is one of the area’s leading providers of physical therapy services for women and men. We offer one-on-one sessions with licensed therapists who have several specialty certifications including:

  • Dry needling (similar to acupuncture)
  • Graston® (technique to detect and treat scar tissue that affects normal body function)
  • Manual therapy for lymphedema (limb swelling)

Woman’s Center for Wellness also has a warm water therapy pool, which offers many advantages that are essential in helping therapy patients achieve success. The buoyancy of the aqua environment reduces body weight resistance and stress on the joints, and increases ease of movement.

Call the Woman’s Center for Wellness at 225-924-8450.

Fitness Options

Medical Exercise Program

This unique program is a safe and effective bridge between physical therapy and independent exercise. This program is for those who need medically trained specialists to provide supervised exercise and training. Our program is held in a small group setting and is ideal if you have recently been discharged from physical therapy or are new to exercise.

Medical Personal Training

This program is for those requiring one-on-one training using an exercise plan that’s customized based on an individual’s medical history.

General Fitness Membership

Woman’s Center for Wellness Fitness Club offers a discounted membership to women post surgery. Our fitness club is staffed with trained Exercise Specialists to assist you in getting started with an independent fitness plan. Personal training is always an option if you want individualized attention and accountability.

Check out our member class schedule. We offer more than 100 group exercise classes including Aqua, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba and Nia®.