Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Medical Fitness & Wellness

Regular exercise can be key to managing chronic illnesses, losing weight and promoting heart health. All clients who attend our Medical Wellness Exercise Program have some sort of underlying medical condition in which exercise can help to manage symptoms, such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, bypass surgery)
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Post-joint replacements, especially knee and hip replacements
  • Back pain
  • Heart and lung transplant


Written Medical Clearance
All clients are required to obtain written medical clearance from their physician allowing their participation in an exercise program in order to begin the Medical Wellness Exercise Program.

Fitness Screen
All clients undergo a Fitness Screen on their first visit. It consists of a one-on-one appointment with the Exercise Physiologist. It is comprised of several tests to measure an individual’s general fitness and physical ability. These tests measure upper and lower body strength, flexibility and endurance, core strength, agility and cardiovascular fitness. Based upon the results of the fitness screen, as well as an individual’s medical history, medications and goals, a personalized exercise prescription is developed by the Exercise Physiologist.

The cost of this screening is $55, which includes a re-test in 3 months.

Personal Attention Training (PAT) Program
Many clients require personalized attention when beginning a new exercise program. All new clients are enrolled in our Personal Attention Training (PAT) Program for their first month. This approach offers daily review and updates of exercise routines by our Exercise Physiologists. This structured approach is more effective in helping new clients reach their exercise goals & enhancing communication with the Exercise Physiologist. It also assists in teaching new clients how to safely progress their exercise programs. After the first month, a client can continue with the PAT program or they can switch over to our traditional Medical Wellness Program. Click here for more info.

The cost of the PAT program is $70 per month for 2 sessions per week (8 total sessions) or $100 per month for 3 sessions per week (12 total sessions). Family & RWJ employee discounts available; inquire about details.

Medical Wellness Exercise Program
After a client completes the PAT program and wants to continue exercising independently in our facility, they enter the general Medical Wellness Exercise Program. In this program, clients have many of the same benefits as they did in the PAT program, such as:

  • Access to the Exercise Physiologist who are available to closely supervise, educate, assist and answer questions
  • Access to blood pressure readings  before and after exercise
  • Small group environment
  • No long-term contracts; Membership is month-to-month
  • The client will now progress their own exercise program instead of the Exercise Physiologist doing it for them.
  • The cost of this program is $55 per calendar month for 2 sessions per week or $80 per calendar month for 3 sessions per week. Family & RWJ employee discounts available; inquire about details.
Exercise Program Schedule
Our Medical Wellness Exercise Program runs Monday through Friday. There are specific time slots when supervision is available for a client to exercise during. Times are as follows:
Monday               Tuesday               Wednesday               Thursday               Friday
7:00-9:30am        7:00-9:30am       7:00-9:30am          7:00-9:30am          7:00-9:30am
11:00-12:30pm   11:00-12:30pm   11:00-12:30pm       11:00-12:30pm      11:00-12:30pm
3:30-6:30pm        2:00-3:30pm       3:30-6:30pm           2:00-3:30pm        3:30-6:30pm
                           4:30-6:30pm                                     4:30-6:30pm

One-on-One Personalized Training
For those individuals looking for personalized one-on-one exercise sessions with an Exercise Physiologist, our one-on-one training may be the answer for you. After a client goes through a Fitness Screen, the Exercise Physiologist develops a personalized exercise prescription for the client and brings them through each exercise session, adjusting and progressing each workout as tolerated by the client. Each appointment is scheduled with the Exercise Physiologist.

The cost of this program is $50 per one hour session. Purchase sessions in advance and save- Buy 9 Get 1 Free for $450. Family & RWJ employee discounts available; inquire about details.

If you have any questions about the Medical Wellness Exercise Program or would like to schedule your first visit, please call us at 908-203-5972 or Email us at Jennifer.Weidemann@rwjuh.edu, Gary.Benedict@rwjuh.edu or John.Mores@rwjuh.edu