Four Health and Fitness Startups in New Orleans

This post was originally published on NOEW.org. New Orleans Entrepreneur Week is an annual festival celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in New Orleans. 

We know life as an entrepreneur is stressful. That’s why we think it’s so important to fight stress and stay healthy.

With tons of health and fitness startups popping up all over New Orleans, there’s plenty of ways for you to work it out.

From specialty studios offering a unique mix of cardio classes, to a brand new rock climbing lounge. Forget about old gyms. These health conscious entrepreneurs are giving New Orleans a new way to sweat.

We rounded up four new health & fitness startups, so you can put that sweat equity in. No excuses.

Turbeaux Fitness

Turbeaux fitness is an outdoor group training bootcamp class that takes places on the rooftop of the Rice Mill Lofts in the Bywater. Fitness instructor, Alycia Angle started Turbeaux Fitness after taking a high intensity circuit training bootcamp. She says her body was completely transformed and she wanted to help others do the same.

The Sweat Social

The Sweat Social offers users 30-minute total body, group workouts overlooking the Mississippi river at Woldenberg Park. Co-founders (and husband and wife), Rupa and Manoj Mohan moved to New Orleans and started The Sweat Social after traveling for one year through Asia. Mohan says she gained a understanding of the challenges people face when trying to continue their health and fitness goals while traveling. They want to provide a fast, effective workout for travelers that connects them to their destination in an authentic way.

Higher Power Nola

Higher Power Nola offers studio go-er’s a mixture of 30-minute high intensity spin classes, followed by 30 minutes of yoga. The mid-city studio was opened by fitness trio Mark Berger, Brian Baum, and Charlie Thomas. Their signature class is Bicycling Buddha, a full body workout combining 30-35 minutes of indoor cycling with 30-35 minutes of Power Vinyasa Yoga. They offer themed cycling classes choreographed to local music artists, like their upcoming Hot Boys themed class, which will coincide with the LilWeezyana festival. Dance party on a bike? We’re in!

New Orleans Boulder Lounge

New Orleans Boulder Lounge is an indoor bouldering gym, fitness center, and community space that Eli Klarman, a 26-year-old Tulane University graduate opened last weekend in the Lower Garden District on Tchoupitoulas.

What used to be the Cotton Press building, a 125-year-old warehouse, now boasts 2,500-square-feet of bouldering and climbing walls, a yoga studio and fitness center to come, and a lounge with a café and live music.

Are you ready to get your sweat on?

Summer Suleiman, Editor of The Distillery

Summer Suleiman is the Editor of The Distillery. She writes about the real experience of entrepreneurs in New Orleans.

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