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West Jefferson Fitness Center

West Jefferson Fitness Center in Marrero, located at 1121 Medical Center Blvd. and in Terrytown at 175 Hector Ave. is serving the Westbank with an all-inclusive fitness and wellness experience for all ages. I recently had the opportunity to tour the Marrero location and I was impressed with the facility as well as everything that it offers.

We started in the pool area where a large indoor pool is used for aquacise as well as free swim periods. There is also a smaller pool that is for aqua personal training with one of West Jefferson Fitness Center’s trained physical therapists. Aqua personal training is a form of personal training that allows individuals to break through mental barriers and physical limitations and the goal is to achieve personal fitness through water resistance based strength and aerobic exercises. The facility offers swim lessons for adults and children that range from beginner and advanced to Triathlon training. Lessons for children cost $110 per four 30-minute sessions and 60-minute adult lessons range from $45-$350, depending on the number of sessions.

The fitness center is a fully capable training facility complete with rooms for men and women complete with cardio and weight training equipment, a free weight area, spinning, a ladies only area, Pilates, gentle yoga, fitness assessment, personal training and more. Weekly group classes of boot camp, Zumba, Tai Chi, kickboxing, and senior classes are also offered. Personal trainers will help you reach your fitness goals and full potential with workouts that fit your schedule and motivate you and hold you accountable through proper and safe techniques. Personal and group training starts at $45 per one hour session of training. No matter what your needs are, West Jefferson Fitness Center will help you discover your best self.

Wellness can be more about just physically working out. Sometimes it’s about pampering yourself thus improving mental well-being. West Jefferson Fitness Center offers skin-saver microdermabrasion and photo rejuvenation with L.E.D. light that can give you that smooth, glowing skin that you’ve dreamed of. Massage therapy is available to relax muscles between workouts and also aid in rehabilitation. The Lotus Nail Salon, located inside the Marrero campus, offers manicures, pedicures and waxing, so that you may feel like your best self, and the Terrytown campus offers a hair salon. If weight loss is your goal or if you are on a restricted diet, a registered dietician is available to administer individualized care to meet your nutritional needs.

No matter your age or fitness level West Jefferson Fitness Center is ready to serve all of your health needs. Visit or call one of their locations, so that you can decide what health-improvement routine will work best for you. Fitness center hours are Monday through Thursday, 5 am to 9 pm, Friday, 5 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm. The fitness center is closed on all major holidays. For more information and for a schedule of classes, visit www.wjmc.org/FitnessCenter.

West Jeff Fitness Center Terrytown
175 Hector Ave. Terrytown, LA
(504) 349-6908

West Jeff Fitness Center Marrero
1121 Medical Center Blvd. Marrero, LA
(504) 349-6164

About the author

Marielle Songy

Marielle Songy was born and raised on the Westbank and currently resides in Gretna. She is a graduate of Archbishop Blenk High School and UNO. A true Louisiana girl, Marielle enjoys creole food, jazz music and the occasional swamp tour.

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