NORDC’s fitness programming aligns with the Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative, which is working to create a culture and environment that supports everyone in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn more at or by following Fit NOLA on Twitter at @FitNOLA or on Facebook at

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NORDC Fitness Centers

NORDC has five 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

Group fitness classes

For descriptions, ages, locations and dates, please refer to the calendar on the right side of this page. Hover over the class title and you'll see a pop-up with details. Registration is free and ongoing.  Register for your favorite dance class at your rec center of choice.

About the instructors

The NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance was founded in 1992 as a groundbreaking cultural and community partnership between NORDC and the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) to all school-age children. NORDC/NOBA Center for Dance also offers classes for adults and seniors.

Tekrema Center for Art & Culture promotes the development and perseverance of African and African Diaspora art and culture through the performing and visual arts, humanities and programming.

Teddy Harkness has been teaching Adult Exercise for several years.

Footprints for Fitness promotes health & wellness.

Zachary Ramsey III has been teaching African Kemetic Yoga for many years.





The Fit NOLA @ NORDC activities are moving into the NORDC rec centers for the winter! We offer free classes at 12 rec centers and 7 parks! All classes are FREE and open to people of all ages and abilities, equipment is provided, no registration necessary.

Fit NOLA @ NORDC is very proud to collaborate with the Coca-Cola Foundation and the National Recreation and Parks Association to offer the Troops for Fitness Program, where five military veteran instructors will lead fitness programming this summer.

Fit NOLA @ NORDC is part of Fit NOLA, the City of New Orleans Health Department’s initiative to shape a shared vision addressing obesity, a major public health challenge. Fit NOLA is working to make New Orleans one of the nation’s top ten fittest cities by 2018 through activities to increase awareness, build capacity, and set standards to promote healthy lifestyles.  Learn more at or by following Fit NOLA on Twitter: @FitNOLA or on Facebook at

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