Wellness and Fitness Center - Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Wellness and Fitness Center

The Wellness and Fitness Center at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center offers state of the art commercial grade equipment such as:

  • Elliptical machines
  • Stair climbers
  • Treadmills
  • Recumbent Bikes
  • Rowers
  • Weight Lifting Machines
  • Ab Rollers
  • Smith Machines
  • Buildable Steppers
  • Weighted Ropes
  • Weighted Spheres
  • Yoga Supplies
  • Aerobic Studio

There are several classes offer by instructors trained in the skill of Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Pad Boxing. Enhance your muscle tone through our Fitness Challenges and become more informed and educated by attending our Lunch and Learns. The Wellness and Fitness Center also has locker rooms and luxurious showers with towel services available for members.

Membership Options

The Wellness and Fitness Center has free and paid membership options available for Veteran patients, and a paid membership option for employees, contractors, and volunteers.

  • Veteran hours (free): Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Free for Veteran patients only.)
  • Other membership hours: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (Employees, contractors, volunteers - please contact the Wellness & Fitness Center for more information.)
  • Closed: Weekends and federal holidays.

Veterans must have MEDVAMC Primary Care Physician clearance to utilize the Wellness and Fitness Center. All members must sign the Wellness and Fitness Center Rules and Regulations Policy as well as a liability waiver.


Phone: 713-791-1414, extension 27296
Email: Dr. LaShonda M. Jackson-Dean, Wellness and Fitness Coordinator, for more information or a tour of the Wellness and Fitness Center.

Contact Info


  • Building 108

Contact Number(s)

  • 713-791-1414 Ext. 27296

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.