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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Fit NOLA Parks



     Family Friendly Activities

     Increased Park Security

     Healthy Concessions


                 Zumba at Stallings Gentilly                  Hula hooping at St. Roch    



Unfortunately, our kickboxing classes at St. Roch Park and at Taylor will be cancelled this week. We are in the process of looking for a new kickboxing instructor to lead these classes for the remainder of the spring session.

Please note that the following classes at Stallings Gentilly Park are cancelled due to Jazz Fest:

  • Boot Camp on Saturday, April 25th at 10:30am
  • Hula Hooping on Thursday, April 30th at 6pm
  • Boot Camp on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:30am

Fit NOLA Parks

Free exercise classes for people of all ages and skill levels at NORDC parks led by Fit NOLA Parks instructors.  read more

Spring schedule through May 31

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St. Roch Park – 1800 St. Roch Ave.
Kickboxing on Mondays, 6-7pm CANCELLED
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 9-10am

Taylor Park – 2600 S. Roman St.
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Mondays, 6-7pm
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Zumba on Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Kickboxing on Thursdays, 6-7pm CANCELLED

Norwood Thompson Park – 7200 Forshey St.
Hula Hooping on Wednesdays, 6-7pm
Yoga on Thursdays, 6-7pm

Conrad Park – 3400 Hamilton St.
Hula Hooping on Mondays, 6-7pm
Zumba on Thursdays, 6-7pm
Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 9-10am

Stallings Gentilly Park – 2700 Lapeyrouse St.
Zumba on Tuesdays, 6-7pm
Hula Hooping on Thursdays, 6-7pm 

Boot Camp with CrossFit NOLA on Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am

Behrman Rec Center and Park – 2529 General Meyer Ave.
Hula Hooping on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
Zumba on Thursdays, 7-8pm


Fit Force -- New classes to begin soon!

Free fitness classes at NORDC parks led by Fit Force partner instructors.  read more

Cut-Off Rec Center – 6600 Belgrade St.
Yoga with Reyn Studios  
Boot Camp/Self-Defense with Triumph Krav Maga 

Harrell Playground – 2202 Leonidas St.
Boot Camp with CrossFit Roux 
Yoga with Free to Be Yoga
Boot Camp Yoga with Higher Power NOLA 

Joe W. Brown Rec Center – 5601 Read Blvd
Boot Camp with Franco's Fitness 
Kickboxing/Aerobics with Anytime Fitness 


About Fit Force

The Fit Force is an experienced team of New Orleans fitness professionals who believe in improving the health of New Orleanians. Due to their dedication to the community and passion for impacting overall wellness, each Fit Force professional volunteers at least one day a week to lead one-hour fitness classes at three NORDC sites: Cut-Off Rec Center, Harrell Playground, and Joe W. Brown Rec Center. Organized by the New Orleans Health Department and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission through the Fit NOLA initiative, the Fit Force was developed to create greater equity in access to fitness city-wide and as a result of a shared best practice by Shape Up NYC.

Fit Force professional partners include: Anytime Fitness, CrossFit Roux, Franco's Fitness, Free to Be Yoga, Higher Power NOLA, Reyn Studios, and Triumph Krav Maga/Monkey Bar Gym. For more information on Fit Force, please contact Whitney Mitchell at or 504.658.2564 or Molly Pucillo at or 504.914.3768.

About FIT NOLA Parks

Learn more about Fit NOLA
NORDC offers free exercise classes at six parks across the parish: Norwood Thompson, Taylor, St. Roch, Behrman, Conrad and Stallings Gentilly Parks. In addition to recreational activities several days per week for people of all ages and skill levels, booster clubs sell healthy food options at park concession stands. Police officers are asked to provide increased security at the parks during activity times to encourage greater use.

The Fit NOLA Parks initiative, a partnership between the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the City of New Orleans Health Department seeks to increase use of community parks and access to healthy foods in underserved neighborhoods. Additional Fit NOLA Parks partners include the New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation, Market Umbrella, Tulane Prevention Research Center, Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, Norwood Thompson Booster Club, Taylor Booster Club, St. Roch Booster Club, and New Orleans Police Department. The project is funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and matching funds from Chevron.


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Last updated: 4/27/2015 3:49:26 PM

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