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Friday, June 26, 2015

The New Orleans Exercist gets a tuneup: This week's fitness activities in the city

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 5:48 PM

click image Cyclists can get a friendly introduction to trail riding at the Northlake Nature Center this Monday evening. - NORTHLAKE NATURE CENTER VIA FACEBOOK
  • Cyclists can get a friendly introduction to trail riding at the Northlake Nature Center this Monday evening.

Each week this summer, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. This week: free yoga, a queer-friendly Pilates class and a bike workshop to end street harassment.

- The Armadillo Dash trail run is tomorrow (June 27) at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco. Online registration is closed, but you can still sign up on-site at 7 a.m. the day of the race.

- Also tomorrow: Whole Foods locations in Metairie (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 504-888-8225) and Uptown (5600 Magazine St., 504-899-9119) offer a free yoga class as part of a new product promotion. Class is at 9 a.m. in Metairie and 10 a.m. Uptown; Missy Wilkinson has the details.

- Women-centric bike shop Dashing Bicycles & Accessories (628 N. Rampart St., (504) 264-3343; partners with NOLA Women on Bikes and HollaBack New Orleans to offer a free Street Savvy Workshop at 6 p.m. Monday (June 29). Participants learn basic bicycle maintenance and discuss strategies to end street harassment.

- David Moeller, owner of The Bike Path (2641 Florida St., Mandeville, 985-674-3254; leads a 7-mile trail ride at Northlake Nature Center (23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, 985-626-1238; at 6:15 p.m. Monday (June 29). Non-members pay $5 and helmets are required. Call 985-626-1238 or email to RSVP. If you can't make it this month, Moeller is leading another ride on July 27.

- Janae Holmes of Reyn Studios (725 Magazine St., 504-522-3525; teaches the penultimate week of Hot Yoga, Cold Beer at NOLA Brewing (3001 Tchoupitoulas St.; on Tuesday (June 30).

- Pilates instructor Sierrah Dietz leads Queer Pilates, a inclusive workout class, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday (July 2) and every Thursday in July at The Tigermen Den (3113 Royal St.; RSVP on Facebook.

- New Orleans Boulder Lounge (1746 Tchoupitoulas St.; has announced an official opening date: July 18. Hours will be noon to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Memberships will start at $60, and the climbing gym will also offer day passes. Check out their launch event on Facebook.

- Youfit (424 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 888-968-3481; 3066 Holiday Drive, 504-312-4197;, a chain of gyms with a West Bank location, opens a new location in Harvey on July 10. Single-location memberships are just $10 a month. Youfit offers exercise equipment and group fitness classes.

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