Your favorite New Orleans fitness studios and exercise groups have gone remote like the rest of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lucky for us, many have begun to offer virtual workouts that you can stream on your phone, computer, or tablet and do so in the comfort of your own home. Relieve some stress and meditate with The Ohm Well, or throw yourself a dance party. There’s a NOLA workout for everyone.
Jazz singer Robin Barnes has another passion in life, and it involves fitness. Move Ya Brass typically offers everything from hip hop dance classes to group runs, free of charge. Now, group classes are available via Instagram. Check out signature classes, such as Bounce Ya Brass, Stretch Ya Brass, and Move Ya Brass.
With multiple locations in New Orleans, Romney Studios is known for workouts spanning cycling, boxing, Pilates, yoga, and trampoline-based workouts. Romney Studios Streaming features a wide variety of workouts that you can do from anywhere. Start with a free seven-day trial for access to their many classes to keep you feeling strong.
This beloved dance studio located in the Bywater might be shut down for now, but they’re still providing a service to the community through free dance classes. Their full online schedule has included Afro Grooves, Barre Above®, the Ballet Condition, Bounce n' Line, Caribbean DanceHall, Contemporary Flow, Gyrokinesis® , Hip Hop Heat, and Queer-Friendly Pilates in the past, but class offerings change frequently. New choreography and workout videos will be posted every week and up permanently on their IGTV channel and Facebook page, as well as kids classes on Fridays. Consider making a donation to pay staff and teachers as they continue their work.
Now on Instagram Live multiple days a week, DJ Raj Smoove is bringing the beats into your house via the internet. He’s gone live from Gallier Hall, the House of Blues, and the Foundation Room, and we never know where he’ll be next.
This yoga studio in Gentilly has gone virtual and is now offering prenatal and postnatal yoga classes, meditation for the busy yogi, fuego flow, black and brown bodies in motion, plus more yoga classes via Zoom.
Domango Training is a fitness company focused on transforming the lifestyles of individuals through fun workouts. Their latest online special is $3 for 30 minutes of cardio available on their Facebook page. Additional cardio classes and barre classes are available on Instagram.
Wild Lotus Yoga has launched online and is now offering new classes, along with special interactive courses and workshops, available through Zoom. Different flow yoga classes, as well as mindfulness classes, will be offered. Continuing their ongoing effort to help make yoga accessible to the community, there will be free access to certain classes via their YouTube channel. Memberships, as well as drop-in classes, are available.