Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around New Orleans

Disclosure :: The Ultimate Guide to Working Out in and Around New Orleans is brought to you via our many local fitness partners, as well as our friends and sponsors at the Greater New Orleans YMCA and Touro Infirmary. Would you like to have your gym or studio added to the list? Please feel free to email karen{@}neworleansmomsblog{dot}com for more information. 

Most of us are aware of the fact that physical activity and movement is important to overall health and well being. Just as the stewardess on every flight reminds us to put our oxygen mask on BEFORE we put on the oxygen masks of our children we hope that this guide reminds you that carving out time for your own health and wellness is important to prioritize as well. We have featured gyms and workouts for all interests and all circumstances. We hope that you find one that fits your needs and peaks your interest!

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

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

Touro Infirmary

At Touro, we’re here to take care of you. As New Orleans’ only community based, non-profit, faith-based hospital, our goal is to provide you with the things you need on the road to good health.

An essential part of being fit and living healthy is receiving regular wellness visits and preventive screenings from an established primary care physician. Touro makes it easy to connect with hundreds of doctors and specialists in and around New Orleans – from Uptown, Downtown and points in between. 

With Find A Doc, Touro’s online physician referral system, you have access to the contact information for trusted doctors, surgeons and specialists — absolutely free. Find a physician close to you by visiting www.touro.com/findadoc or calling (504) 897-7777.

Touro Infirmary. Here for Life.

The Greater New Orleans YMCA

Low Cost Gyms In New Orleans

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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Barre Classes NOLA

Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body.

Our heart-pumping full-body workouts adapt to you and are designed to power your life. Our transformative workouts build lean, toned muscles, increase your metabolism, and help you lose weight. You’ll find balance in your body, which will lead to better posture, healthier digestion, and a physique that serves you rather than holds you back. You’ll be stronger, stand taller, and feel better all day long.

Whatever you like to do—biking, yoga, hiking, running—barre3 will help you do it better.

Try the new client special available now :: Try three classes for just $30. 

Locations | New Orleans {Uptown}New Orleans {Downtown} | Old Metairie

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Pure Barre

Barre Classes New Orleans

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 a New Client Special that’s 30 days UNLIMITED for only $99! Get the best results with unlimited access – ask us about our membership rates today! 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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Wild Lotus Yoga

Mommy and Me Yoga New Orleans

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; Tween & Teen courses and workshops. Wild Lotus offers more than just a fitness experience. Wild Lotus Yoga’s Heart Centered classes stand out because of the commitment to sharing yoga in a positive, deep, and integrative way that awakens physical, emotional, mental, and down to earth spiritual awareness.

Locations | Uptown | Downtown

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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

P :: (504) 900-1770 | Facebook | Instagram | BOOK YOUR CLASS

FUEL Center of Fitness

FUEL Center of Fitness offers a variety of “X-Clusive” classes like Boot Camp Challenge, Total Body Eclipse, X-Cycle, The S.P.A.C.E. Program, and ABT (Abs, Butt & Thighs). FCF also has Yoga, Spinning, Power Circuit, Balls & All and Boxing. These classes alone makes FCF a workout destination instead of just a destination to work out! On top of that, FCF has the most knowledgeable trainers with over 60 years experience combined! “WORK now. PLAY later.

Location | Metairie

P :: (504)832-FUEL Facebook | BOOK YOUR FREE TRIAL

Bayou Yoga :: Owned and operated by two working moms, we are the Northshore’s only boutique power yoga studio and we offer 30+ classes and workshops a week. Our classes provide an intense workout that is designed to turn stress into sweat, increase flexibility and strength, and is effective for weight loss and muscle toning. Whether you are new to the practice or a lifelong practitioner, we have something right for you.

 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 ::

Grace Pilates + Yoga

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

higherpower Cycle|Yoga

Tour Cycle Studio

:: 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

Grace Pilates + Yoga

higherpower Cycle|Yoga


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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2 Responses to Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around New Orleans

  1. Kaitlyn April 11, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    Metairie/Lakeview Jazzercise is a great workout with a variety of classes, the monthly rate is very affordable, and they offer childcare during some of the weekday classes!

  2. Emily April 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

    CYpress Fitness should be on the list!!!!

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