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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Free Activities for both Adults and Seniors 55+


NORDC & NOBA is offering a free senior dance fitness program exclusively for the summer. Location and schedule details here.

  • Men and women ages 55+ 
  • Stretching, cardio and dance, fun music, and healthy eating and lifestyle education, special workshops, performance opportunities, social events, and more!
First-time participants may register at the door. For more information, call (504) 522-0996 x 213 or e-mail  
Click here for a flyer to share with your friends!


About NORDC Adult Fitness
NORDC offers offers a wide variety of fitness and wellness opportunities for adults in New Orleans. Our goal is to fulfill the physical needs of our patrons by providing classes that are geared for all fitness levels and abilities. All programs are free to the public unless otherwide stated. 


Adult Movement Classes and Community Workshops include Tai Chi, Yoga Groove, Intermmediate/Advanced Ballet, Horton Technique, and Haitian Kongo & Nago Folkloric. Registration is ongoing.  For locations, schedules, and other details, click here


Senior Dance Fitness  Stretching, cardio through dance, fun music, and healthy eating/lifestyle education for men and women ages 55+. For locations, schedules, and other details, click here.

Fitness Center at Treme

Jump on a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical machine.  For the Treme Rec Center hours, address and other amenties, click here.

Cardiovascular and Strength Training Classes

Drop in anytime on this fun and invigorating and fun class!  Teddy Harkness, the jovial instructor, leads the class through cardio moves and core strengthing exercises.  Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.  View class schedule below.
Treme Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30
Lyons Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30
Behrman  Monday & Wednesday 7-8pm
Joe W. Brown Tuesday & Thursday 7-8pm 

Free Play Basketball and Volleyball

Please check each rec center's schedule. TremeLyonsBehrmanJoe W. BrownCut-Off  St. Bernard



Swim lessons, adult lap swimming, and water aerobics are offered year round at two indoor pools.  For the schedule, click here.   Additional classes and activites are held at outdoor pools across the city that are open only during the summer.


Zachary Ramsey III's leads this African Kemetic Yoga, a healing practice that combines controlled deep breathing and physical movements. 
Treme Tuesday 7-9pm 



Note:  There is a nominal charge for court time at our two tennis centers.  Seasonal classes and ocassional programs are also offered.  For details, click on Atkinson Stern Tennis Center or the Joe W. Brown Tennis Center


Line Dancing

A fun dance class featuring choreographed  sequences of steps that are repeated.
Cut-Off  Tuesday 6-7pm and 7-9 
$5 per class for ages 15 and older; free for 14 and younger.


Fit NOLA Parks

New!  Free, fun physical activities for all ages are offered at three NORDC playgrounds.  For locations, schedules and other info, click here

Past Events

National Seniors Day
8-21-14 at Lyons Rec Center

More photos here.

•150 participants
•Fitness activities
•Community organization presentations
•Health screenings
•Performances by NOBA/NORDC Senior Fitness Program, NORDC piano students and Senior Choir
•Senior Olympics
•Old School Line Dancing vs. New School Line Dancing
•Special Guests: Senior Safety Officers, AARP, People’s Health, Council on Aging, and Special Olympics

NORDC/NOBA Jazzy Seniors and Sassy Seniors at the Greater New Orleans Senior Olympics

2014 Senior Olympics Winners  

First Place Winners -- The Jazzy Seniors from Lyons Center
Second Place Winners -- The Sassy Seniors from Behrman Center

2013 Senior Olympics Winners  

First Place Winners -- The Jazzy Seniors from St. Bernard Center 
Second Place Winners -- The Sassy Seniors from Behrman Center



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Last updated: 10/13/2014 4:17:58 PM

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