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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

Registration is free and ongoing. 

Adult Fitness

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

Boot Camp

Mixed traditional calisthenic and interval and strength training. 

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. 


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.

Fitness Fusion

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

Hula Hooping

Build core control and stability in this fun hula hooping class that reaches participants of all levels! Learn to hoop on and off the body as you practice transitions between movements, tricks, and fun sequences all while getting a full body workout.

Jazz Hop

Class that fuses hip-hop elements and jazz funk dance techniques for a fun fitness work-out!


Kick and punch your way to a fitter you by improving your strength, muscle tone, and endurance in this action-packed work-out!

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!


Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet as you focus on dancing technique, body alignment, and balance!

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.

About the instructors

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

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.more info

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

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