Ultimate Guide to Working Out In and Around New Orleans


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 CHAMPS Boxing. 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

YMCA of Greater 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 our top of the line fitness facilities, aquatics centers, and group exercise classes, we offer a variety of educational and fun programs that support physical, intellectual and spiritual strength for every age.

FAMILY TIME :: Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. 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. From youth sports to after school programming and free child care, the whole family has something to do at the Y!

FOR EVERYONE :: At the Y, we offer a sense of community, fellowship and support that enriches people’s lives. We are a place where everyone comes together, regardless of social, economic and educational backgrounds.

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)!


“I recently recognized a huge opportunity in our city for a group fitness program that conforms to literally everyone. While group fitness will always be in a multi-person setting, the concept should focus on you as an individual. My goal is to bring the community a revolutionized, safe way to get a great workout in a fun-for-all format—without the quick burnout that a vast majority of people hit after a few short months. Most programs boast about creating a “lifestyle”, but then promise to get you “fit fast”. I am after something better. Much better.

A program unlike the standard, cookie-cutter franchise facilities that ask you to comply very specifically to their regimen burning out everyone except the most experienced fitness guru long before you reach that first level of fitness goals, much the second and third phases of fitness lifestyles. So, this new group fitness boxing craze has certainly surpassed the trendy stage. There is something that is so individualized about you and that bag that seems to separate each person from the group—giving you the ability to “Leave It All On The Bag! ™”. After researching this Boxing-Inspired Group Fitness I saw my vision in this but it needed some tweaking, when someone told me “I think a water filled punching bag would really warrant the concept to cater to virtually everyone. Well,I never thought twice, I never looked back! I soon realized and proved this product delivers the best workout possible. If you’ve done it, you absolutely understand …If you haven’t, you are about to find out!

As the old saying goes “Don’t over-think it” …Says who?! I have overthought every piece of this concept to deliver the best possible brand to our members, including the latest technology-driven, revolutionized, reinvented punching bag; The Hydroblast™ bag absorbs strikes, providing a life-like feel with no recoil impact with no joint pressure, unlike the traditional six foot tall sand filled bags that are basically obsolete. Now, they will soon be! We combined that incredible technology with a carefully designed layout, the best centralized location with more than enough parking, energetic color combinations, the easiest paperless finger vein membership software…Okay, you get it.

We are a 28 bag studio that you will see is the perfect size to get that Group Fitness feel while not feeling like you’re working out in a crowded room. We even designed a customized timer that we put our handcrafted music playlists into that fit virtually every walk of life… hence our mission; to cater to “everyday people.” You won’t find heavy metal or hardcore rap music in our classes, but you will hear everything in between. I have combed this city and others for an open floor plan facility that offered what I had in mind when it came to being kid friendly, as in truly kid friendly. I could not find one. On any given day you will find multiple children 3-12 years old dancing on our Retail Therapy™️ floor dancing to Don’t stop believing by Journey while their Mom or Dad…. or BOTH are Boxing and working out to it just 5 feet from them! Nowhere in this city or others will you find a facility where couples, siblings, and full families are all working out with friends (both old and new). Everyone leaves laughing while they are dripping with sweat!

The location is 4650 West Esplanade Avenue near Clearview in Metairie, just minutes from any part of the city while avoiding the daunting trek and traffic down Veterans Boulevard.

I look forward to seeing you soon!”

-David Jeansonne, Founder

Chronos Body Health and Wellness Center

Did you know that at Chronos Body Health and Wellness Center we take care of the whole you?

  • 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲 – we offer variety of medical spa services from body contouring (coolsculpting) to skin rejuvenation (microneedling) and everything in between.
  • 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 – we offer a 24-hour wellness center with top of the line equipment, variety of classes (EMPower classes with TRX or boxing, spin, Zumba, yoga and more) or virtual classes on your own time and personal training sessions.
  • 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 – we offer stress reducing day spa services including massages, facials, chemical peels and manicure/pedicures.

All of this under ONE roof! Instead of driving from place to place for these services, you can spend time in our relaxation room clearing your mind before and after your service.

Call or stop by during our staff hours and mention NOMB to receive 10% off our day spa services or try out our wellness center with a free, 7-day trial!

Wild Lotus Yoga

New Orleans’ home for heart-centered yoga and down-to-earth spirituality, Wild Lotus Yoga has been a pioneer in bringing yoga and other mind-body-heart practices to our community for the last 15 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 70+ 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, continuing education programs, and kids yoga teacher training. Wild Lotus also has an abundance of programs geared towards family with Prenatal Yoga; Mom & Baby Yoga; Kids Yoga Courses; Tween & Teen courses, family classes, and a monthly Peaceful Mamas class.

Live Oak Yoga

Live Oak Yoga is an intimate boutique studio that offers yoga for everybody. At Live Oak Yoga, we offer classes for athletes and runners, those looking for a spiritual experience, beginners and advanced practitioners, and children. Our mission is simple: to create an inclusive community of yoga where students of all ages can come together and explore.

Baby Bootcamp

Baby Boot Camp provides fitness, nutrition, and community support for all moms. Designed for pregnant and postpartum moms, we utilize a stroller based fitness program to help moms enhance their fitness goals and thrive in a supportive environment while still spending time with their children. Try your FIRST CLASS FREE at our New Orleans and Metairie locations.

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

:: Barre Classes ::



Body Sculpt Barre 

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 Metairie

Baby Bootcamp New Orleans

Magnolia Yoga

Nola Pilates

Wild Lotus Yoga

Yoga Krewe

:: Specialty Gyms ::

9Round Covington



City Surf Fitness

Cypress Fitness

Evolve Studios

Fuel Center of Fitness 

Girl Crush Fitness

Hour Blast

Iron Tribe


Salvation Studio

:: Spinning ::


Geaux Cycle

higherpower Cycle|Yoga

Tour Cycle Studio

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

Anytime Fitness Canal Street


FUEL Center of Fitness

Premier Fitness

YMCA of Greater New Orleans

The Parks Health and Fitness 

The ZOO Health Club 

:: TRX Gyms ::

M Fit Studio

:: Yoga ::

Ashtanga Yoga Room

Audubon Yoga

Balance Yoga

Bayou Yoga

Bikram Yoga New Orleans

Bliss Body

Ferret Street Yoga

Free to Be Power Yoga

FUEL Center of Fitness

Golden Ganesh Yoga and Kettlebells

Grace Pilates + Yoga

higherpower Cycle|Yoga


Live Oak 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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