FACT #1: WE ARE THE PREMIER COMPREHENSIVE WEIGHT LOSS FACILITY IN BATON ROUGE
We are the local experts and have a combined decades of experience under our belt. What we heard over the years was that clients found it extremely difficult to navigate the health and wellness space and specifically the weight loss industry. This is due in part to the internet and the vast amount of conflicting information out there. Should we be consuming carbs or no? Does cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar work? How about supplements that claim you will lose a ton of weight only to realize it was all a hoax? Well, our goal is to dim the noise and sort through the clutter for you. We have gone back to basics and have assembled a team of specialists who will journey with you. We rely only on tried and true, proven, research methods.
FACT #2: THERE IS NO QUICK FIX. WEIGHT LOSS IS A JOURNEY
Contrary to what you may have been led to believe, there is no 7, 14 or 21-day diet that is sustainable. Weight loss and specifically healthy weight loss, is a journey which includes a lot of education, the appropriate amount of fitness integration, reassurance, nutrition coaching and perseverance. These diet fads, like the paleo diet, Whole 30, etc. provide results for the short term but most of the weight is regained once you stop the diet and return to your previous habits.
FACT #3: FOR BEST RESULTS, USE IN COMBINATION
For clients who have struggled with weight loss and suffer from weight-related issues, then weight loss medications might be right for you in "conjunction" with the appropriate nutrition and fitness program. Unfortunately, not everyone who is overweight is a candidate for weight loss medications and this is something that will be explored during the Physician consultation.
FACT #4: IT IS BEST TO ASSESS YOUR FITNESS LEVEL
Once you have been deemed to be an appropriate candidate for our weight loss program, you will then undergo a complete fitness assessment with our personal trainers/ movement specialists. At this stage, we will determine which functional fitness exercise regimen will best suit your body type, frame, muscle mass, etc. It is during this segment, that we have been able to identify joints or muscle groups that may impede your successful participation in our fitness programs and possibly need attention from our Physical Therapy consultant. **For clients with certain medical conditions, we may recommend you get a clearance from your primary care physician or Cardiologist before initiating any fitness program.**
FACT #5: IT IS BEST TO ASSESS YOUR NUTRITIONAL STATUS
If you often feel bloated after eating or have frequent complaints of indigestion or abdominal cramping, we strongly recommend that you get an ALCAT test which provides information on over 350 possible foods or chemicals that could be sabotaging your weight loss and your health in general. Armed with this data, we can make informed decisions on foods to eliminate from your diet which will give you the optimal opportunity for success.
FACT #6: MAJORITY OF YOUR WEIGHT LOSS WINS WILL DEPEND ON THE FOODS YOU CONTINUE TO CONSUME
That said, once armed with the above data, we urge you to consider having a diet plan customized for you by one of our nutrition coaches or take advantage of the Meal Prep option. Choose to have your foods prepared and pre-portioned for you 2-3 times/day by one of our approved food vendors for at least 8 weeks but typically, up to 12 weeks or longer. This takes away the stress of having to take a day a week to prep and prepare your foods so you can use that time instead to focus on self-care.
ARE YOU READY? LET US MAP OUT A SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY FOR YOU:
Goals will be set and a progress map will be designed for you. There will be periodic, strategic weigh-ins and subsequent follow-up Inbody assessments to follow your progress to help make modifications to your customized plan.
Your fitness program is only as good as the people behind it. The movement specialists at HCG combine their expertise and design workouts to get you the results you are looking for whether you are new to exercise, rehabilitating an injury, ready to lose weight or looking to further enhance your fitness level. The first appointment with your trainer is the assessment which includes an in-depth review of your health and exercise history, body composition test, metabolic measurement, movement screen and postural analysis. You will receive instructions on how to prepare for the assessment. Your trainer will create your program based on the assessment results and your fitness and health goals. At this point your sessions begin. The assessment will be repeated at the end of every package to show you your progress as well as to motivate you!
Our one-on-one packages come in 6, 12 or 24 sessions to accommodate your goals and time constraints. For example if your goal is to lose weight we strongly suggest 24 sessions for better results. Your trainer carefully designs each workout to progress you toward your goals as well as to educate you on how the exercises will benefit you. We believe this information is vital so our clients can take better care of their health and well-being.
Intro Package 3 - Training Sessions
NEW CLIENTS ONLY
6 - Training Sessions
12 - Training Sessions
24 - Training Sessions
Our classes are limited in size and range from high intensity formats to low impact formats. We provide class equipment including towels and mats - you don’t need to bring anything but your desire to get fit and have fun. You can sign up for a class or classes anywhere at anytime through our HCG App. The first class of any format is always free. After your free class you can pay either per class or purchase an 8 or 12 class package. Once a class is full your name can be placed on a waiting list through the app. You will be notified through the app if a space becomes available.
We could recommend a traditional workout to you but since we are mostly science and research driven, not to mention your valuable limited time, we have opted for the high intensity interval training method. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. Super-efficient HIIT is the ideal workout for a busy schedule—whether you want to squeeze in a workout during your lunch break or to get in shape for a fast-approaching event. Research shows you can achieve more progress in a mere 15 minutes of interval training (done three times a week) than the person jogging on the treadmill for an hour. One Canadian study compared the fat-loss effects of interval training versus a traditional, slow cardio regimen and showed that the traditional regimen burned twice as many calories as the interval regimen, but those who performed intervals lost more body fat.
More recently, a study in the "Journal of Obesity" showed that 12 weeks of HIIT reduced body fat and increased muscle mass. There were also substantial reductions in total abdominal trunk and visceral fat, and increases in lean body mass and aerobic power. The most surprising aspect of the results was that the subjects' diets remained the same. And that's not even the best part! Using the Tabata training method, you can complete an effective HIIT workout in just 4 minutes.
Named after Japanese researcher Izumi Tabata, who has conducted extensive research on interval training, Tabata consists of performing an activity all-out for 20 seconds, resting for 10 seconds, and then repeating the on-off sequence for four minutes total.
One of Tabata's most famous findings demonstrated that 20 seconds of all-out cycling followed by 10 seconds of low intensity cycling for four minutes was as beneficial for VO2 max (maximal aerobic capacity) as 45 minutes of long, slow cardio performed four times per week.
Since VO2 max is generally considered the best indicator of an athlete's cardiovascular fitness and aerobic endurance, this study was a game changer.
It conclusively showed that positive health benefits derived from traditional aerobic training could be accomplished with high-intensity interval training.
• aerobic and anaerobic fitness
• blood pressure
• cardiovascular health
• insulin sensitivity (which helps the exercising muscles more readily use glucose for fuel to make energy)
• cholesterol profiles
• abdominal (visceral) fat and body weight while maintaining muscle mass.
During a HIIT workout, your body can't shuttle enough oxygen to your muscles during periods of hard work. Therefore, your muscles accumulate a “debt” of oxygen that must be repaid post-workout in order to get back to normal. The result: Your metabolism is revved for hours after you leave the gym. Trainers refer to this phenomena as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC. The biggest way to use it to your advantage is to regularly work short, intense bouts of exercise into your workout regimen.
8 - Class Pass
12 - Class Pass
We've partnered with Clean Creations to take the guesswork out of portion control and eating clean. Our healthy, gourmet meals are packed with nutritious ingredients and we create diverse, delicious menus (including gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian & vegan meals) for you to choose from. We’re obsessed with good food – not just good for you food.
Clean Creations packs your meals in a heavy-duty insulated cooler bag with ice packs to ensure freshness. Orders placed by midnight on Thursday are delivered on Sunday and Wednesday. Orders placed by midnight on Monday are delivered on Wednesday and Saturday.
Get Lean - 8 weeks
3 meals per day 5 days per week
3 meals per day 7 days per week
2 meals per day 5 days per week
2 meals per day 7 days per week
Get Lean - 12 weeks
3 meals per day 5 days per week
3 meals per day 7 days per week
2 meals per day 5 days per week
2 meals per day 7 days per week
A free 15-30 min introductory session conducted either by phone or in person by our concierge weight loss specialist. This is to determine your interests and goals and is a good way to find out if we are the right fit for you.
The goal of this comprehensive assessment is to determine your comprehensive HCG Wellness score. It starts with an extensive, 1 hour, in-depth discussion of your medical and personal history along with your wellness goals. Feel free to bring along:
(1) a list of your medications,
(2) recent lab testing results, or any data you think will provide a good insight into your health and well-being. It is during this visit that we will also gather data on your
(3) Inbody 570 body composition analysis (see diagram below) along with
(4) a physical performance assessment (done by our Fitness & Wellness Director) to determine your
(5) overall wellness score and wellness profile. We highly recommend you wear comfortable clothing for this portion of the evaluation. It is following the completion of this comprehensive data gathering process, that you will
(6) FINALLY! Review the above data with our physician. At this point, we will discuss a wellness treatment plan and a medication prescription (if applicable), will be provided to you.
Phew! That was a long list wasn't it??
The InBody 570 goes beyond traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water, values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness, or fitness contexts.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: Safe, low-level currents are sent through the body through the hand and foot electrodes. The impedance the currents encounter are measured, and from there, your body composition is derived. With InBody's patented technology, BIA has never been more highly correlated with gold standard methods until now.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Bring a copy of your recent labs from your primary care physician.
Bring along a list of your prescribed and over the counter medications.
After the initial consultation, we will determine together how often we will need to meet and for what purposes depending on what suite of services you choose. This may include a physical face-to-face appointment or a non-appointment email, phone or text messages responses with your coach or service provider. We know your time is valuable so we can combine a follow up appointment on the same day you are redeeming a particular service. You can choose to also do a video chat follow up with Dr. Elliott if that is your preference. Rest assured, we are always available to you and will accommodate your needs whenever possible.
Face-to-face, once monthly 30-min appointment for reassessment with physician (if applicable) - $125
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - Late
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Sunday - CLOSED