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Monday, January 11, 2016

The New Orleans Exercist: Hip check

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:22 PM

click to enlarge Another way to release your wiggle. - THINKSTOCK
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  • Another way to release your wiggle.

Remember 2015, when wellness goals were fun and aspirational because no one had to start until next week? Reality check: they still are. Don’t miss the walk for the step count, people. If your healthy new routine (or lack thereof) has you feeling stuck in a rut already, it’s time to try something new. I got you:

- What’s a great core workout that comes with a chiffon skirt and its own specialty cocktail? Anything you want, honestly (wink, wink), but you could also try Dance Quarter’s (1719 Toledano St.; www.dancequarter.com) belly dance ladies’ night on Tuesday (Jan. 12). Tickets are $25 at the door. (If you’re not a lady, or if belly dancing’s not quite your speed, you can try any of Dance Quarter’s classes this week for just $5.)

- Tuesday is also a climb (and yoga) by donation day at New Orleans Boulder Lounge (1746 Tchoupitlouas St.; www.facebook.com/climbnobl). All contributions go to Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.

- Babies should probably not rock climb, but you can take them to Family Flow Yoga at Longue Vue House & Gardens (7 Bamboo Road, 504-488-5488; www.longuevue.com) tomorrow. The class welcomes parents, expectant mothers and kids up to age 3. The suggested donation is $5.

- Swan River Yoga Arabi (7011 St. Claude Ave.; www.swanriveryogaarabi.com) celebrates its fifth anniversary on Thursday (Jan. 14). Drop by for a community party with a free yoga class, vegan dinner and a silent auction. Money raised will help the donation-based studio pay its rent and insurance bill.

- Are you ready to go deeper at barre class? Deeper… deeper… now pulse. If you’re looking to hone your technique, Pure Barre (www.purebarre.com) is offering a free, 75-minute class this week to help you do just that: Thursday at the Magazine Street location and Saturday in Metairie. The catch: you must complete at least three Pure Barre classes in order to sign up. But hey, you’ve got all week!

Submit fitness news and events to the New Orleans Exercist at listingsedit@gambitweekly.com.

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