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Fitness Centers

There are six fitness centers where you can workout on cardio machines and exercise equipment. Fitness centers are free and open to ages 18 and older:
Treme Rec Center 
Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center
Rosenwald Rec Center
Stallings St. Claude Rec Center
St. Bernard Rec Center

Milne Rec Center 

Outdoor Fitness Parks

There are two outdoor fitness parks that provide physical exercise opportunities in an open outdoor gym setting. 
Lemann Playground on the Lafitte Greenway
St. Roch Playground

Group fitness classes

Adult Fitness

Elevate your mood and energy levels with this cardio fitness class that combines kickboxing and aerobics to tone and firm your body.

African Kemetic Yoga™

The philosophic principals of Kemetic Yoga™ places emphasis on the rejuvenation of the entire body and mind, and not just the physical development of outer muscles and
flexibility. Kemetic Yoga teaches you the skill to ease yourself into a posture as opposed to forcing yourself into it.

Boot Camp

Ever wanted to try a boot camp class, but don't know where to start? Our instructors will meet you right where you are at by mixing traditional calisthenic and body weight
exercises with interval and strength training in this group exercise class!

Body Sculpting

Bodying sculpting includes body weight and compound toning exercises that will keep each participant burning calories from start to finish while firing up their metabolism,
heling to lose weight and strengthen bones. All the while promoting and improving the growth and success of a healthy lifestyle.

Cardio Blast

High energy & great music. This group fitness class including elements of Cardio, Stretching, Pilates, Meditation, Cardio, Strength Training, Abs & Glutes. All you need is a
yoga mat with a smile. ALL LEVELS welcome!

Walking Group

Join this group, and go at your own speed, expand your workout group, and improve you heart health with every step!


Center your body, mind, and spirit in this class designed for all levels of participants. Practice meditation through movement, focusing on breath, alignment, and inner strength. 

Water Yoga

A gentle and very low impact aquatic activity. Aqua Yoga takes the principles and movements of Yoga and adapts them to the water environment. With the release of
gravity the body is able to find the optimum stretch and relaxation. By using the rhythm of the breath an inner sense of relaxation can be achieved. We use water noodles and
weights to assist in strength building poses.


Join us for this total work-out, mixing low-intensity and high-intensity dance moves and combining all elements of fitness, including cardio, muscle condition, balance, and flexibility!

Dance Fitness

This upbeat dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. This upbeat dance workout mixes modern moves with strength training. Come learn
some new moves, keep your heart rate up, and have some fun!

Fitness Fusion

Classes include elements of yoga, pilates, high intensity interval training, barre, cardio, strength training, core isolation and PIYO.

Line Dancing

Get those dancing shoes on for this class that combines low, moderate, and high energy dance routines set to R&B and soul music.


This class has it all! Improve flexibility and core strength through the perfect blend of deep muscle toning, stretching, balance and cardio!

POSH Pro-Fit

A dance based fitness class with a variety of focuses each session. This class includes core conditioning, leg and glute target segments of training.

Urban Swing/Partner Dance

Get those dancing shoes on!!! This class combines low, moderate, and high energy dance routines set to popular 1920-40’s swing music. It’s a great form of exercise, socialization, stress reliever, and most of all tons of fun.

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