Free and Cheap Exercise in New Orleans

Get moving!

August 2, 2017


New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD)  
NORD has six different fitness center locations throughout New Orleans where you can work out on cardio machines and exercise equipment for FREE for ages 18 and older.  Additionally NORD offers group fitness classes for various interests including: Group Fitness, Boot Camp, Walking Group, Yoga, Zumba, Dance Fitness, Fitness Fusion, Hula Hooping, Jazz Hop, Kickboxing, Line Dancing and Pilates. NORD also has an extensive variety of academic, fitness and enrichment program for kids - all for FREE!  Their locations are below and a complete schedule of classes is provided on their website: at
Treme Rec Center Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center
Rosenwald Rec Center
Stallings St. Claude Rec Center
St. Bernard Rec CenterMilne Rec Center 

New Orleans City Park  
Zumba Class - Saturdays 8AM - 8:45AM, City Park Peristyle
Brought to you by New Orleans City Park, Elmwood Fitness Center and Ochsner, a Zumba class is offered every Saturday from 8AM - 8:45AM at the Peristyle in City Park. This class is free and open to the community, no reservations required. 

HIIT Class with lululemon (High Intensity Interval Training) - Tuesdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM, City Park Peristyle
A different instructor each week leads these HIIT classes using intervals and a variety of movements, to raise your heart rate in a short amount of time. You can expect things like squats, push up variations, burpees, and lunges to name a few. Instructors may bring along free weights, kettle bells, jump ropes, and other accessories to enhance the class.

Stretch Ya Brass at Crescent Park – Piety Wharf  

Stretch Ya Brass is FREE yoga series for the community every Thursday at 6:15 AM on the Piety Wharf across from the Rusty Rainbow. Bring your yoga mat and find dat center. #moveyabrass

Move Ya Brass at Crescent Park – Mandeville Shed  

FREE Fitness Class! The Bounce Ya Brass fitness class hosted by Move Ya Brass is a free dance fitness class under the Mandeville Shed in Crescent Park every Tuesday from 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm.  This class is all about getting out and having fun and is open to all fitness levels! 2300 N. Peters Street, New Orleans, 70116 United States

Yoga Social Club at Crescent Park 

Join the fun under the Pavillion at Marigny and N. Peters St. on Thursdays 5:45 pm - 8PM. Mingle, make friends and get sweaty each Thursday at Yoga Social Club in Crescent Park. Each month will be a different New Orleans studio and it's instructors. Join the fun each week so you can discover a style that resonates with you. This series is hosted by lululemon athletica Shops at Canal Place in partnership with Crescent Park.

November Project New Orleans - NOLA   

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5:15AM and 6:00AM
November Project is a FREE, grass roots, fitness group that meets on Mondays at a rotating location, Wednesdays at Champions Square and Fridays at Lakeshore Dr. Shelter #1.  What could drag such a large group of people out of bed on a Wednesday morning? Why do they look so happy (and sweaty) so early in the morning? Answers to these and many more of life's great questions await...all you have to do is #justshowup. Join them for some #freefitness and be a part of the fastest growing, most welcoming and most fit community around.

Connect Warriors Free Yoga  
Tuesdays at NOON, Higher Power NOLA 514 City Park Ave. NOLA 70119
Come every Tuesday at 12pm for this FREE yoga class for ALL Veterans, active military, service members, first responders, friends, and family. Open to all to support our community of freedom fighters. Bring a mat, a towel, a water bottle, and a willingness to find transformation and renewal. Sign up at

Distillery Summer Yoga and Cocktail Series

Tuesdays, July 18 - August 22 from 5:30PM - 6:30PM at NOLA Distilling Company 3715 Tchoupitoulas St. NOLA 70115
NOLA Distilling will be offering a FREE Summer Yoga Series inside their production facility on Tuesday evenings between July 18 - August 22. The yoga instructors will be Margaux Krane and Jaclyn Guerrero throughout the series. Come by and a grab a drink before (and after!) getting your sweat on. A rotating drink special will be offered for each yoga event.

Free Yoga at Parleaux Beer Lab
Sunday, Aug. 6, 11AM at Parleaux Beer Lab 634 Lesseps St. NOLA 70117
Yoga starts at 11am. Bring your mat and join us for a heart-opening practice in the newest brewery in NOLA. $1 off pints of beer for those who attend the class. The Yoga is FREE but tips are welcomed and appreciated.

2017 UNO Party in Pink
Saturday, Sept. 30 10AM - 12PM
Party with a purpose to raise funds for breast cancer awareness through Zumba Fitness' Global initiative in conjunction with Susan G. Komen. This event is FREE to register, donations are welcome.             


New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Yoga on Saturdays at 8AM and Tai Chi 0n Mondays at 6PM, NOMA 1 Collins Diboll Cir. NOLA 70124
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center, offers wellness classes every Saturday morning and Monday evening. East Jefferson Wellness Center instructor Terry Rappold leads relaxing Tai Chi exercises in various art galleries at NOMA. Then at 8 a.m. on Saturday, yoga or pilates classes are led among NOMA’s outstanding permanent collection, or if weather permitting, in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. Classes are $5; FREE for NOMA members and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register for yoga, pilates, or tai chi, call East Jefferson Healthfinder at (504) 456-5000.

Yoga at the Cabildo 
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8:30AM - 9:30AM The Cabildo on Jackson Square, 701 Chartres St.
For residents and travelers at all levels of practice, Yoga at the Cabildo is set in a light-filled gallery of one of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings. Cost: $15 per class, $10 per class for FOC members. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the website. For more information contact Nina Boasso at 985-373-2298.

 Crescent Park under the pavilion at Marigny St. and N. Peters St.