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Gambit's spring 2017 Health book listings: Fitness & Exercise 


Second Sunday Family Hoop Jam. Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-4888; — The hula hooping session is held the second Sunday of every month and is geared toward families. 1 p.m. March 12, April 9 and May 14.

Fitness 101. West Jefferson Fitness Center, 175 Hector Ave., Terrytown, (504) 349-6908; — The fitness class meets. Contact (800) 561-4127 or visit for details. Free admission. 10:15 a.m. March 14.

Strength and Soul Happy Hour. Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 371-5849; — Footprints to Fitness holds a healthy happy hour featuring a yoga/Pilates combination workout. Cocktails and snacks are available for purchase. Registration $25. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 15.

RAGE! High-Intensity Happy Hour Workout. Premier Fitness, 1909 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4200; — The high-intensity workout features dance music from DJ Ronnie Roux and club lighting. Free to club members and their guests. Contact (504) 304-4200 to be put on the guest list. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 22.

Volleyball Tournament. Coconut Beach, 100 Coconut Beach Court, Kenner, (504) 305-4090; — LCMC Health holds a fundraising tournament for Children's Hospital. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3.

Beginners Boot Camp Registration. 801 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette, — Girls Gone Buff holds registration March 11 for its beginners' 30-minute boot camp sessions. Registration $100 for five-week course. 5 p.m. Weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting March 13.

Lower 9th Ward Sticks and Steppers Walking Club. Andrew "Pete" Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., (504) 658-3000; — Walkers of all ages are invited to join the walking club on weekday mornings 7:30 a.m. Weekly Monday-Friday.

Get Firm & Sculpt Your Core. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; — Sistahs Making a Change hosts free weekly fitness classes. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Weekly on Mondays and Thursdays.

Toning Tuesday. Piazza d'Italia, 377 Poydras St. — The Loews Hotel sponsors a boot camp-style outdoor workout that incorporates kickboxing. Visit for details. Registration $20. 7 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays.

Women-Only Fitness Classes. Audubon Park, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 581-4629; — Free fitness classes for women take place in Audubon Park. 5:30 a.m. Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Boot Camp. Andrew "Pete" Sanchez Community Center, 1616 Caffin Ave., (504) 658-3000; — A weekly outdoor boot camp has cardio and strength training components. 6:30 p.m. Weekly on Thursdays.

Kickboxing Fit NOLA. NORDC Treme Center, 900 N. Villere St., (504) 658-3160; — A weekly kickboxing class meets. 11:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Walking Group! St. Roch Park, 1800 St. Roch Ave. — The weekly walking group focuses on heart health. 9:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Running Group. Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 N. Harrison Ave., (504) 658-3151; — A running group meets. 8 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Soul Steppers. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; — The AARP walking group's route is 1.5 to 2.5 miles long. 9 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Women-Only Workout Sessions. Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle; — Free fitness classes for women take place in the park. 7:30 a.m. Weekly on Saturdays.

Bicycling | Cancer Programs, education and events
Childcare | Dance, Zumba & Hula Hooping | Educational Events
Fitness & Exercise | Foot Races & Walks
Health Fairs, Screenings & Events | Meditation, Self-care & Spirituality
Miscellaneous | Nutrition and Weight Loss | Pilates
Prenatal & Post-partum Workshops | Support Groups
Training Sessions | Yoga & Tai Chi

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