Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around New Orleans

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We recently saw a quote that rang true with our team “Fitness is not about being better than someone else … it’s about being better than you used to be.” With that quote, we challenge you to move outside of your box and work to be “better than you used to be.” We recognize that as moms there are SO many things that can be barriers to fitness including pregnancy, childcare, money, time, location and more. It was our hope that this guide would help you find a way around your barriers. We have included local companies that have in-house childcare, fitness classes where you can bring your baby, fitness classes that will keep your body challenged and your mind fresh, and even some that will work with families on affordability.

Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around New Orleans {A Comprehensive List of Gyms, Health Clubs, Yoga and Barre Studios}

The Greater New Orleans YMCA

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HEALTH, WELL-BEING & FITNESS :: Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y is so much more than just working out. Beyond fitness facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength.

FAMILY TIME :: Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where everyone comes together, regardless of social, economic and educational challenges. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance, and become more involved with our community.

FOR EVERYONE  :: At the Y, we offer a sense of community, fellowship and support that enriches people’s lives. You’re as likely to find a book club along with an aerobics class here at the Y.

The YMCA offers FREE active and engaging childcare during peak hours when you want to work out, dozens of free classes, an engaging community and lots of family friendly programing (movie nights, youth sports, Kids Night Out, swim lessons and more)! 

Find the YMCA location closest to you! 

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Orangetheory Fitness

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What is Orangetheory Fitness? Orangetheory Fitness is a 1 hour total body workout. Each class is run by personal trainers who help you undergo rigorous instruction in order to get the most out of the program. Although each session is a group setting, personal trainers will be providing you with a unique personal experience to help you meet your goals! By providing you with a heart-rate monitor at the beginning of each class, personal trainers will monitor your 5-zone interval training sessions throughout the entire 60 minute workout. The “afterburn” effect or EPOC will help you burn an average of 500-1,000 calories after each workout. Not bad for 60 minutes!

Interested in becoming a member of Orangetheory Fitness?  New members will receive up to 20% off a membership rate AND $20 off your very own Heart Rate Monitor. Call us today at (504) 408-2602 for more information. We never ask you to sign a contract – plans are flexible or pay-as-you-go. Make sure to tell them that the New Orleans Moms Blog sent you!

Here’s a tip, if you’re eager to get in and try a class, give Orangetheory Fitness a call and get your first session free! 

Location | Mid-City


The Barre Code Nola Lakeview


The Barre Code goes beyond the barre, offering a variety of class formats that allow clients to get cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration all in one place.  With ever-changing routines, new props, customized playlists and lighting, classes are a full-on fitness experience. The Barre Code is not just a fitness facility, it is a lifestyle based on positive body image and community support. Live By The Barre Code: Sweat. Strengthen. Restore.

Location | Lakeview

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Barretiste is New Orleans’ first boutique barre studio, located in the heart of the Warehouse District. Barretiste embraces an energetic, music-driven adaptation of traditional Lotte Berk barre training; using a ballet barre and a variety of props to lengthen, strengthen and tone our clients’ bodies from head to toe. Each class at Barretiste is different, and we strive to keep every experience fun, challenging and unique for our clients. While all of our classes are adaptable to all stages of pregnancy, Barretiste recently added biweekly Pre & Post Natal classes to teach expectant and new moms appropriate modifications and focus areas during the Barretiste workout in a small group environment. In every Barretiste class, we place a large focus on personal attention to our clients, ensuring proper form and modifications for various skill levels and injuries, making our brand of barre accessible to all ages and fitness levels.

Give Barretiste a try with their New Client Special – 3 classes for $25! 

Location | Warehouse District

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9Round Covington

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At 9Round we offer a unique experience! There are no class times, unlimited workouts, you are in and out in 30 minutes AND a trainer is included at no extra charge. You need absolutely zero kickboxing or boxing experience, we teach you everything. 9Round is for all fitness levels, from beginner to the high school athlete and beyond. We can modify the workout to match your fitness level and modify for any injuries. We want EVERYONE to be a part of the 9Round family.

9Round offers a fun, fast paced 30 Minute, heart pumping, sweat dripping workout, with 9 different stations, where the workout changes daily, No room for boredom, or fitness plateaus.

Your first class is always free! 

Location | Covington

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Develop the length of a dancer and the strength of an athlete with our highly effective 60-minute workouts. By combining the best of ballet work, the wisdom of yoga, and the strength of Pilates, barre3 classes follow a thoughtful sequence for fast body shaping results and long term postural benefits. Classes are taught to upbeat playlists and are designed to transform the body to one of equal parts: balance, strength, and flexibility. Morning and afternoon Childcare offered 6 days a week. Childcare is $5 per child and is available for children ages newborn to 8 years.

Two new clients specials are available now :: Try three classes for just $30 OR receive unlimited classes for $99. 

Locations | New Orleans {Uptown}South Market DistrictOld Metairie

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Pure Barre


Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. In just 55 minutes you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting it up! We guarantee results in just 5-10 classes. Try our new Pure Barre Platform cardio class today! Pure Barre Platform is a new fast-paced class designed to optimize cardiovascular results and increase total body strength. This heart-pumping class combines quick bursts of high intensity, yet low impact cardio work with periods of lower intensity muscle-sculpting movements. 

We offer new clients to try a class for ONLY $5.00 on Fridays! We offer a New Client Special that’s 30 days UNLIMITED for only $100! We offer special packages to brides and new moms. We also offer a generous discount to all local students, military, senior citizens, teachers and medical professionals! 

Locations | Metairie | New Orleans {Uptown}

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Premier Fitness


Come join the Premier Fitness family! We are locally owned and have two easily accessible locations in the Metairie area. Offering over 36,000 spacious square feet at our Airline facility, and over 22,000 square feet at our Lakeway facility. Between the two clubs, we offer an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, outdoor tennis court and track, outdoor track, boxing ring, multiple major free weight areas, spa, and nutrition/smoothie store. Exceed your fitness goals with the assistance our highly knowledgeable Premier Performance certified personal trainers during individual, semi-private or small group training sessions. Have ease of mind that your most prized possessions, your children, are cared for in our child care center, while you get the most out of your workout using our state-of-the-art fitness and cardio equipment.

Childcare available at the Airline Drive location. Over 75 group fitness classes, including Spinning, BodyPump, and more, are included in the membership fee!

Join now and mention “New Orleans Moms Blog” to receive 15 hours of FREE childcare.

Locations | Metairie {Airline} | Metairie {Lakeway}

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higherpower Cycle | Yoga


higherpower is a cycle, yoga, & TRX fitness studio founded on a vision for a healthier lifestyle. We stress the importance of not only physical health, but mental & spiritual well-being. Our philosophy implements an east-meets-west approach that combines rigorous physical activity with yoga & meditation. We strive to create a welcoming atmosphere that brings balance to people of all ages & skill levels.

Looking for a discount? Receive 10% off of a 5 pack, 10 pack, or a 6 month commitment (unlimited studio or yoga) when you mention the Nola Moms Blog in studio or use the promo code “NOLAMOMS” online. 

Location | Mid-City

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Wild Lotus Yoga

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Wild Lotus Yoga has been a pioneer in bringing yoga and other mind-body-heart practices to our community for the last 14 years. The studio has been voted “Best Place To Take A Yoga Class” in New Orleans by Gambit readers every year since opening. Wild Lotus offers 60+ classes a week at their uptown and downtown locations as well as a wide variety of inspirational courses, workshops, and retreats year-round. The studio is also a center for yoga education with their annual yoga teacher training program Soul School and continuing education programs. Wild Lotus also has an abundance of programs geared towards family with Prenatal Yoga; Mom & Baby Yoga; Kids Yoga Courses; weekly Teen Class; monthly Peaceful Mamas class for busy moms; and Family Yoga Workshops. Wild Lotus offers more than just a fitness experience. Wild Lotus Yoga classes stand out because of the commitment to sharing yoga in a positive, deep, and integrative way that awakens physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual awareness.

Locations | Uptown | Downtown

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Hour Blast is a fun, fast paced, high intensity interval training workout that will have you in the best shape of your life! In an hour long class we combine cardio (on the treadmill) and strength/resistance training exercises (on the floor) to give you the most bang for your buck and a workout that will leave you dripping from head to toe. It is truly a full body workout. We offer a walking, jogging and running option in each class to fit a variety of fitness levels. We love to “sprint to the finish,” “race to the top,” “make every rep count” and continuously strive to “beat the burn!” Our instructors will motivate you to work harder than you’ve ever worked before, encouraging you to get stronger, faster, leaner and overall happier about exercising.

“It’s an hour and it’s a BLAST!”

Your first class is ONLY $10!

Locations | Uptown | Metairie | Downtown | Lakeview 


Mushin Training Center

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Mushin Training Center is New Orleans’ premier facility for martial arts and fitness for the whole family! We have a dynamic kids program that will introduce your child to a variety of martial arts including Boxing, Kickboxing, and Judo. They’ll learn practical skills and self-discipline all while having the time of their lives! But don’t worry, mom’s not left out. We also have Women’s Striking, Fitness, and Self-Defense classes where you can get in shape and learn to defend yourself! Every class we teach is directed by only the most qualified instructors, so you get all the benefits of a personal trainer without having to pay personal training prices. Whether you’re looking for a traditional martial arts experience, reality based self-defense and combat, or just an upbeat workout that lets you get out your aggression, we have what you’re looking for!

Location | Harahan

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Pilates & Yoga Loft


Calling all moms! Need some time to yourself away from the chaos of life? Does most of your day belong to everyone but you? Come renew and reset yourself at The Pilates and Yoga Loft. Build your core and mindbody connection with Pilates, find your spiritual zen and stretch your tired body with yoga, or crank up the volume with some serious cardio in Vbarre. Thursday nights we have kids yoga for ages 6-13yrs. Bring your child and go across the studio and take your own yoga class at the same time. Can’t beat that! Your escape with us will be all about you feeling stronger, healthier, more at peace.

Take advantage of some of our best offers: 30 days for $30 includes Yoga,Pilates, and Vbarre classes and our Introductory Package that includes 3 private sessions with an instructor who had over 600hrs of training and 3 mat classes that never expire for $185 value of $250.

Location | Old Metairie 

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SWEAT Factory 


Sweat60 is the most efficient 1-hour workout around! Your heart rate will be up the entire time as you alternate between fast paced intervals of cardio on WaterRowers and strength training in our signature class. Incinerate body fat, build lean muscle, and take your fitness to the next level in this high intensity, low impact class that’s accessible to all fitness levels! Our experienced instructors will give you the push you need to exceed your goals and leave feeling better than when you came. Activate 85% of your muscle mass on the rowers as the instructors motivate and encourage you to focus on power, intensity, and technique to get the most out of every stroke. Then tighten and tone every muscle in the strength part of the workout. You will never get bored and never plateau because the workouts are always different, always challenging, and always FUN! We also offer childcare on site during certain classes. You can reserve your child’s spot easily online, and the rate is a flat $5 per child or $45 for a 10-pack. Ages newborn-8 years are welcome.

Always Different! Always Challenging! Always FUN!

Mention you saw us on New Orleans Mom’s Blog and receive your first class free!

Location | Old Metairie 

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Bayou Yoga :: Owned and operated by two working moms, we are the Northshore’s only boutique power yoga studio. Our classes provide an intense, purposeful workout that are designed to turn stress into sweat, increase circulation, flexibility and strength, and provide a workout that is effective for weight loss and muscle toning. Whether you are new to the practice or a lifelong practitioner, we offer a variety of classes at various levels of intensity and multiple times throughout the week to take your power yoga practice to the next level.

Pure Barre Mandeville :: The fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body.  This ballet barre-based workout is safe while pregnant and offers a Baby Bounce Back special to help you transform your body afterwards.

Looking for more suggestions? Here is a more comprehensive list of  gyms, health clubs, yoga, barre studios and so much more! 

:: Barre Classes ::



Pure Barre (Mandeville, New Orleans, Metairie)

The Barre Code Nola

:: CrossFit ::

Big Easy Crossfit

Crescent City Crossfit

Crossfit Mandeville

Crossfit Nola

Crossfit Roux


Lagniappe Crossfit

Marrero Crossfit

Metairie Crossfit

Supra Crossfit

:: Gyms With Childcare ::



Pelican Athletic Club

Premier Fitness

YMCA of Greater New Orleans

:: Martial Arts/ Kickboxing ::

Church’s Karate Academy

Mushin New Orleans Training Center

Tiger-Rock Karate

:: Pilates ::

Nola Pilates

Pilates Bodies

Pilates Plus Covington

Romney Pilates

The Pilates Loft

:: Prenatal/Mommy and Me Classes ::

Baby Bootcamp New Orleans

Magnolia Yoga

Nola Pilates

Wild Lotus Yoga

Yoga Krewe

:: Specialty Gyms ::

9Round Covington

City Surf Fitness

Cypress Fitness

Fuel Center of Fitness 

Hour Blast

Iron Tribe


Salvation Studio

:: Spinning ::


Geaux Cycle

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Tour Cycle Studio

:: Martial Arts ::


:: Traditional Gyms (free weights, cardio, workout classes) ::


Premier Fitness

YMCA of Greater New Orleans

The Parks Health and Fitness 

The ZOO Health Club 

:: Yoga ::

Ashtanga Yoga Room

Audubon Yoga

Balance Yoga

Bayou Yoga

Bikram Yoga New Orleans

Bliss Body

Ferret Street Yoga

Golden Ganesh Yoga and Kettlebells

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Magnolia Yoga

Nola Yoga Loft

Oak Street Yoga

Reyn Studios

Shanti Yoga

Swan River Yoga

Wild Lotus Yoga

Yoga Bywater

Yoga Krewe

Yoga Village Studio 

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