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Comprehensive Weight Loss

An individualized program designed to help you take & keep weight off through effective Lifestyle Management.

Effective weight management is not about counting calories or deprivation. It is about learning a new way of eating. This, easy to use, program helps you learn the keys to effective, lasting weight loss.

The Program

The focus of the Weight Loss Program is teaching you to recognize the causes of your weight problem and teaching you the proper techniques, lifestyle changes and personal exercise programs that will help you take off and keep off the excess weight that is compromising your health.

This 3 month comprehensive program brings together all of the necessary elements for successful weight loss. Our unique program is divided into four phases designed to chart your progress through out the program and make any needed adjustments along the way.

Phase One: Application

  • Complete application
  • Obtain physical from doctor or we can provide one for you
  • A Fitness Principle staff member will call to determine your needs

Phase Two: Assessment

  • Metabolic Study - determines your individualized metabolic rate. Our nutrition staff will then develop an eating plan for you based on how many calories your body actually burns per day instead of basing your nutritional needs on a formula which can be inaccurate.
  • Cardiovascular Assessment - includes a pulmonary function test, rest and exercise ecg, peak heart rate, VO2 max and anaerobic threshold. Our training staff will use these numbers to develop an individualized cardiovascular and circuit training program to ensure maximum fat burning during your workouts.
  • Body Composition - determines your body's amount of lean mass and fat mass. These numbers help us set realistic and obtainable goals for your program. Your body composition will be rechecked at the end of your program to check progress.
  • Nutritional Assessment - Meet with our sports and lifestyle nutritionist to assess your current diet and develop a realistic meal plan using your metabolic rate as a guideline for caloric intake. Your baseline measurements will be taken at your initial visit and will be remeasured every 4 weeks to evaluate your progress.
  • Lifestyle Challenge - Meet with your trainer and develop your lifestyle plan.

Phase Three: Training

  • Meet with your trainer 3 times per week to learn proper form, technique and heart rate monitoring. You will also receive instruction on cardiovascular training, learn pelvic stabilization exercises and proper stretching techniques.

Phase Four: Completion

During final weeks of your program, you will begin preparing for completion by:

  • Final body composition
  • Final nutritional consultation
  • Lifestyle Assessment - Meet with your trainer to discuss progress and how we can help you continue on your path to a healthier lifestyle.

If you would like to continue your training after 3 months, phase five is available.

 

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Location & Hours

The Fitness Principle is conveniently located in the EJGH Wellness Center, 3726 Houma Blvd., at the corner of Kawanee Avenue and Houma Boulevard, close to EJGH’s main campus.

Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 503-6868
Fax: (504) 503-6800
Email: fitness@ejgh.org

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