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Click on a class name for more information. You may register online and pay any charges with a credit card. This is handled by a secure site credit card processor. Willis-Knighton does not collect or keep your credit card information. You may also register by calling (318) 212-8225 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except holidays). Charges due must be paid in advance.

Note: For classes eligible for a refund, the refund policy requires you to call at least one week in advance to cancel. Refunds will be issued, less a $10 administrative fee.

WK Prenatal Classes
Education is critical as you take this new step in your life. The Willis-Knighton Prenatal Education Program is designed to help guide expectant parents through this exciting phase of their lives. If you are a mother, father or grandparent anticipating the arrival of a new baby, please take a few minutes to review the Frequently Asked Questions before selecting classes. This section includes guidelines about when the classes should be taken, who should attend and other helpful information. Please contact the Prenatal Education office at (318) 212-2556 if you have any questions or need additional information.
 
AHA Family & Friends CPR
American Heart Association Family & Friends CPR is ideal for new or expectant parents, grandparents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning how to save a life. This course includes instructions for life-saving CPR and relief from choking for adults, children and infants. (Light snack provided)

**EVERY PERSON ATTENDING THE CLASS MUST REGISTER. PLEASE CALL 212-8225 FOR QUESTIONS.

Fee: $25.00

Breastfeeding Class
An in-depth review of breastfeeding for new or experienced mothers. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants demonstrate the proper techniques to hold and latch your baby when breastfeeding to ensure the most effective results. Questions and concerns will be addressed such as: Do I have enough milk? What should I look for? What do I need to breastfeed: What if I need to pump? A companion or the labor support person is invited to accompany mothers and learn their role in the feeding process.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion.
PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $20.00

Build a Better Body for Your Baby
The experts teach moms-to-be about proper nutrition and exercise routines to follow during each trimester of pregnancy. This class prepares you for the lifestyle and physical changes during pregnancy. It's best to take this class during the first trimester of your pregnancy, but any time is acceptable to enroll. After this class, a free trial of Prenatal Yoga is offered to moms who wish to participate. Prenatal Yoga is optional. If you love Prenatal Yoga, the six-week session officially begins the following week.




Childbirth Preparation
A three part series designed to prepare expectant parents for the birth of their child in a hospital setting. Parents will learn basic breathing and relaxation techniques, what to expect during labor and delivery, options for managing pain, and preparation for the postpartum period. Register to take this class at 24 weeks or later. For mothers expecting multiples, register to take this class at weeks 20 to 24.

Includes: Book, "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey through Prepared Childbirth" and a healthy meal. Participants should bring two bed pillows to the first class.

Registration Information:
The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $60.00

Childbirth Preparation Express
An abbreviated version of "Childbirth Preparation", with information condensed into a one-day class. The class reviews the anatomy of the changing body, labor and birth information, use of breathing and relaxation techniques, comfort measures and postpartum adjustments. Register to take this class at week 24 or later. If expecting multiples, take class at weeks 20 to 24.

Includes:Book, "The Gift of Motherhood: Your Personal Journey Through Prepared Childbirth." Breakfast and lunch are provided. Participants should bring two bed pillows to the class.

Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $45.00




Childbirth Preparation for Teens
A tailored childbirth preparation class offered for expectant teen mothers. This class will prepare the mother for childbirth in a hospital setting, discuss all option for pain control, and prepare her for the postpartum period. This class is offered free of charge for those under twenty years of age.

Registration Information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. If the mother is attending alone, just type ALONE in the field for the companion. If a companion is attending with the mother, type that person's name in the companion blank. Please enroll ONLY the mother.

Grandparents Class
New and expectant grandparents will learn the latest information about newborn care, safety in the home, and how to respond in case of an emergency. We will discuss your role in your new grandchild's life and the importance of this special relationship. Extended family members who wish to learn more about caring for the new addition to the family are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration Information: A separate registration is required for each grandparent attending.

How to Strengthen the Core During Pregnancy
Strengthening your core during pregnancy minimizes back pain, reduces incontinence, helps mom push during labor and rehab more quickly after the baby is born. Learn through demonstration and discussion: safe and effect core and pelvic floor exercises, abdominal exercises to avoid during pregnancy and the neutral spine and why it's important. Fitness Center membership is not required.

Mother/Baby Yoga
This is a great class for new mom's to tone and shape the post-partum body and bond with your new baby. The class utilizes your infant as resistance. The class will focus on muscle groups that have weakened during pregnancy.


Fee: $10

Newborn Care
Newborn Care offers information on what to expect from delivery through infancy. Participants will learn basics of diapering, bathing and safety. Register to take this class at week 27 or later. The book "The Joy of Parenthood: Your Personal Journey Through Newborn Care" and a light meal is included in the fee.
Registration Information: The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. This class is "per couple", so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Fee: $20.00

Postnatal Abs: Core Restore
Many new moms are anxious to get rid of the postpartum belly after giving birth. Resuming intense exercise too quickly can be detrimental to restoring the body to its pre-pregnancy state. In this class, learn proper exercise techniques, body alignment, posture and five safe and effective exercises to help flatten and restore your core. Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $10.00

Prenatal Tour (Bossier)
REQUIRED for patients delivering at WK Bossier Health Center

This class includes anesthesia education and information regarding the epidural process. Couples get a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas where care is provided to mother and newborn. It includes a walking tour and the opportunity to pre-register. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. Register to take this class at week 26 or later.

Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Tour (Pierremont)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Tour (South)
This class gives couples a first-hand look at the patient rooms and areas of the hospital where care is delivered to mother and newborn. Information covers admission procedures and what to expect as a patient. A walking tour is included and mothers can pre-register at this time. To ease the process of pre-registration, please bring the completed patient preadmission form (located in the Prenatal Education Book), a copy of your driver's license and a front and back copy of your insurance card. The Prenatal Tour must be taken at the location where you are delivering. Register to take this class week 26 or later.
Registration information: This class is "per couple" so one enrollment covers the mother and companion. The mother should register under her name and complete the special areas on the enrollment screen for prenatal classes. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE MOTHER.

Prenatal Yoga
Learn therapeutic yoga postures and breathing techniques that help you connect with the needs of your mind, body and spirit for each trimester. This gentle yoga session will alleviate many pregnancy discomforts like nausea, swelling, back pain and more. Discover peaceful meditation while toning and energizing your body. Six-week session. Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $60.00

Siblings Class
This class is for soon-to-be brothers and sisters ages 3 and up. Topics discussed include what the baby will look like, preparation for taking the baby home, what to expect from a new baby and how to help mom and dad. Children will receive "Our New Baby...and ME!" coloring book and tour the nursery and postpartum unit. Each child should bring a stuffed animal or doll to participate in diapering and swaddling. This is recommended for children whose mothers are at week 26 or later. A parent must attend with the child. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration Information: A separate enrollment is required for each child. This class covers both the child and the parent. It is not necessary to enroll the parent. PLEASE ENROLL ONLY THE CHILD.

Stroller Class
Buckle baby in the stroller and meet us at the park for this high intensity workout! You'll do fat burning, strength training and stretching exercises using the stroller for balance and resistance. The fresh air will energize you and the ride will entertain baby. This is a great workout for new moms.

Additional Tips for Class:

* You will need a stroller with brakes that work.

* You must strap baby into the stroller.

* During class keep at least one hand on the stroller or make sure that the brakes are set.

* Bring a water bottle.

* Make sure that your stroller is not over packed but do bring a toy or snack for baby.

* Dress accordingly for the weather. Proper footwear, absorbent socks and a good sports bra will maximize your comfort. (We do not recommend exercising in a nursing bra unless it is a specially designed nursing sports bra.)




WK Pregnancy Fit
A total body conditioning class for expectant moms to help prepare you for the "sport of motherhood." Cardio, strength training, core and pelvic floor conditioning, yoga-based cool down and an active relaxation segment are included in this class. Physician approval is required to participate in this six week session. Fitness Center membership is not required.

Fee: $60.00

WK Kids & Teens
These programs are developed for children, adolescents and teens. Please refer to the class to determine the appropriate age range for each class. Note: Siblings Classes are listed as a part of the Prenatal Classes.
 



Growing Up for Boys
Changing physically and emotionally is the threshold of adulthood. Take a step to educate and prepare your pre-teen son (age 9-12) for the sensitive changes of adolescence. Adult male and child must attend together.

PLEASE MAKE TWO SEPARATE RESERVATIONS-- One for the child and one for the adult.

Growing Up for Girls
Change is always hard and puberty is all about change. Teaching children about physical and emotional changes can reduce stress and anxiety and promote self-esteem. Take a step to educate and prepare your pre-teen daughter (ages 9 - 12) for the sensitive changes of adolescence. A female adult must attend with each registered child.

PLEASE MAKE TWO SEPARATE RESERVATIONS -- One for the child and one for the adult.

NO REGISTRATIONS AT THE DOOR

Fee: $5.00 for the child, FREE for the accompanying parent or guardian.

Super Smart Sitters
An informative seminar for boys and girls 11 years old and older who want to learn the basics of babysitting. The course includes CPR instruction, first-aid and babysitting dos and don'ts. Fire and personal safety will also be covered by the Shreveport Fire Department and Caddo Parish Sheriff's office. Fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials. Reservations required, space is limited.

Fee: $40

$20 for WK employees children and grandchildren

WK Support Groups
Support groups are designed for people dealing with specific health concerns. A facilitator is available for each class.
 



Bereavement Support Group - Adult
This group is designed to offer encouragement to caregivers as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by the loss of a loved one. Space limited.

Bereavement Support Group - Child
This group is designed to help children and adolescents struggling with the death of a loved one.

Please call (318) 212-8225 for appointment as classes are held ONLY as needed.







Coping with...Cancer
This workshop is designed to assist patients and families find resources on symptom control through medications, nutritious eating tips and lifestyle changes that will be of value during and after treatment. Each month we will focus on a new symptom.

Fibromyalgia Support Group
This support group is designed for those with fibromyalgia, family members and caregivers.

General Cancer Support Group
This Support group is designed to assist patients and their loved ones as they discuss the emotional challenges and other concerns often faced by patients with cancer. Lunch provided. Space limited.




Heart to Heart - Women's Cardiovascular Support Group
This is designed especially for women with heart-related illness. A monthly group discussion of topics related to heart disease in women.







Look Good, Feel Better
This two hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss and nail techniques. Patients also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits in their appropriate skin tones with helpful instruction booklets.
FREE. Reservations required, lunch included.

PLEASE CALL 1-800-227-2345 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

Lymphedema Support Group
This is a monthly support group for lymphedema patients, their friends and family.

Men to Men: Support Group for Men with Cancer
This educational workshop gives cancer patients and their loved ones information on prostate related issues that will be of value before, during and after cancer treatment. Patients and caretakers will also have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with knowledgeable healthcare professionals.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
This monthly support group is for individuals who with Multiple Sclerosis. Friends and family are also welcome.

Parkinson's Support Group
A monthly support group for people with Parkinson's disease. Friends and family are also welcome to attend.

Post Polio Support Group
This group is provided for patients who have experienced polio. Friends and family are also welcome.

Stroke Support Group
Monthly support group for people who have suffered a stroke. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Woman to Woman: Caring For The Mind , Body & Spirit
An educational program to give female cancer patient's information on issues unique to their treatments and side effects. Patients will also have the opportunity to discuss their concern with different healthcare providers.Free, Lunch provided. Reservations Required, Space limited.

WK Fitness & Wellness Centers
These camps take place at WK Fitness & Wellness Centers and are open to members and non-members. More information on each class is available by calling the fitness & wellness centers. Our regular class schedule for members is available by visiting the Fitness & Wellness Center Web site.
 



Baby Boomer Camp
This camp is focused on you -your balance, bones, strength, and flexibility. "Let the sunshine in" and start "Groovin" with the tunes of your era. You'll get some "RESPECT" for a healthier you.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)

Extreme FitCamp
Extreme FitCamp offers an intense mix of cardio, strength training and circuits to ensure you get amazing results.
Meets for 6 weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)







Heat Camp
HEAT stands for High Energy Athletic Training. Instructors take participants through an intense workout including athletic drills and a variety of cardiovascular exercises. Group personal training at its best.
Meets 6 Weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)




Kids FitCamp
Kids Fit Camp is a six week program designed by Willis-Knighton Fitness & Wellness Centers to promote weight control and a healthy lifestyle for children ages 8-13. This camp will expose your child to multiple forms of exercise and teach them proper nutrition all while having fun! Fitness Sessions will include cardiovascular training, strength training, nutritional education, games, and fun pool activities.

Fee: $40 (Member or Member Grandchild) / $125 (Non-Member)







Nurse FitCamp
Nursefit is a total body group training session that includes cardio conditioning, strength training and flexibility training. This camp is tailored to the 12-hour nursing shift. Nurses will work out on their days off.

Fee: $40 (Member) / $200 (Non-Member)
















TRX Camp
Created by U.S. Navy Seals, the TRX uses a system of straps and webbing to create a total body workout using your own body weight. These exercises are shown in progressions so that anyone can join and work his or her own way up to the more advanced moves. Camp meets for 6 Weeks.

Fee: $60 (Member) / $250 (Non-Member)




WK Run Fitness - (Fitness Center Members Only)
Would you like to learn how to run a 5K or improve your running speed? Then join WK Run Fitness class! Sessions will be held at WK Bossier Fitness center every Monday and Thursday evening at 5:30PM beginning March 2 and will last for eight weeks. This class will teach you how to safely build running endurance and speed. At the end of the eight week session the group will choose a local 5K to run. Participants will learn how to properly train for running, race nutrition, race day preparation and how to select a running shoe for you.

Fee: $20.00

The Oaks of Louisiana
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of classes tailored to the needs and interests of the senior community.
 



































































































Entertainment Events
The Oaks of Louisiana hosts cultural programs and entertainment events that are open to the public. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00










Health & Wellness Education
Physicians and other health experts provide enlightenment on health and wellness topics of interest to senior adults. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00



















Lectures
Join us as we attain personal growth and self-discovery of various topics. The public is invited. Reservations required for nonresidents.

Fee: $5.00






















Religious Services
The Oaks of Louisiana offers a variety of spiritual services each week conducted by our chaplain and clergy from throughout the community. The services listed here are open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted in the description.































Spiritual Programs
Local Bible scholars offer insight into the Scriptures through a variety of Bible studies and discipleship classes. Reservations required for nonresidents.






















University at The Oaks
University at The Oaks has a grand tradition of featuring professors lecturing about fascinating topics. The public is welcome, but reservations are required for nonresidents. Four-week seminars are $25 for nonresidents.
















WK Community Education Classes
These classes feature physicians and other healthcare professionals presenting programs about health and wellness topics for adults.
 


























































































































































































Hands-only CPR: Two Steps to Save a Life
This interactive session teaches the Hands-Only, without mouth-to-mouth breaths, CPR method. Participants will learn how to perform chest compressions to the beat of the Bee Gees' hit "Sayin' Alive." The classic disco song has more than 100 beats per minute, which is the rate you should push on the chest during Hands-Only CPR.

Fee: $5.00




Hang Tough, Don't Puff
A tobacco cessation program designed to help individuals stop tobacco use and dependence. Make 2015 the year you quit for good.

FREE - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE CALL (318)212-8225






















It's All Heart
Willis-Knighton Health System invites you to attend It's All Heart luncheon. Join us for a heart healthy lunch and an informative presentation from WK's very own cardiovascular experts: Dr. David Hamm, Dr. Ronald Alsup and Dr. Paul Davis. The physicians will address coronary artery disease and treatment, cardiac rehab and prevention, and women's heart disease. To register or for more information, visit wkhs.com/classes or call (318) 212-8225.

Fee: $5.00

Joint Replacement Seminar
Are you considering joint replacement surgery? Get all the answers to your questions by attending this informative seminar. From an overview of procedures, to preparing for surgery, to hospital stay and what to expect when you awake as well as your after care, this seminar will give you the necessary information about joint replacement surgery. Reservations required, space limited.
















































































































Shaking the Sodium from Your Diet and Living With CHF
An informative seminar that addresses the needs of those with chronic heart failure.













































































































WK Screenings, Special Events & Health Fairs
 






















































WK Career Institute
 



























WK WOW! Women of Wellness
WK WOW is a group within Willis-Knighton that is geared towards women’s health and wellness. Our educational programs, wellness events and seminars address health topics such as menopause, cancer, incontinence, diabetes, heart disease and women's health to name a few. From nutrition to exercise, skin care to stress management, preventive medicine to disease treatments, WK WOW will bring health topics to you in a fun and easy way. For more information, visit WK WOW.
Not a member of WOW? Click here to join for FREE
 



Beauty in Bloom
Get ready to reinvigorate your life and your look this spring at the "Beauty in Bloom" health and beauty symposium. Your hosts Josephine Futrell, MD, PhD, Ark-La-Tex Dermatology, Sarah Glorioso, MD, Ark-La-Tex Dermatology and Sarah Baker, MD, Dermatology Specialists at North are skin specialists who know how to help you look your best. Joining them are Julie Hartley, RD, Registered Dietitian, Willis-Knighton Diabetes & Nutrition Center and Elka Anderson, WK fitness expert and trainer who have the expert knowledge on best nutritional and fitness practices to guide you to your best self. You just be a WOW! member to enter a drawing for great prizes including Obagi and Skin Skinceuticals skin care products, a personal nutrition counseling session and three Botox sessions (one 50-unit vial per dermatologist). To register or for more information go to wkwow.healthcare or call (318) 212-8225.

Fee:
Free for WK Fitness & Wellness Center Members & WOW Members; $5.00 for non-members. Not a member of WOW! Click here to join for FREE.

Dance Fest 2015
Everybody dance now! Did you know dancing burns as many calories as activities like swimming, walking or bike riding? It doesn't matter if you're ballroom dancing or grooving to the latest tunes on your iPod, dancing provides physical and mental health benefits. Whether you have two left feet or all the right moves, bring your family and friends to Dance Fest to participate in health screenings, listen to music and learn fun and simple ways to dance to better health.

Fee:
Free for WK Fitness & Wellness Center Members & WOW Members; $5.00 for non-members. Not a member of WOW? Click here to join for FREE.