Certified personal trainer Kimberly Y. Fleming believes that exercising with others is the key to staying motivated and on-track with a fitness routine. Offering one-on-one personal training, small group training, and boot camp classes, she helps her clients burn fat and build muscle in a challenging team-like atmosphere. Her structured, competitive workouts cause muscle confusion to help bust through fitness plateaus, combining cardio with strength training. While Kim emphasizes results, she’s also a big believer that her classes should be both intense and fun, and her client testimonials attest to the way she achieves both goals in every workout session.
The staff members at Freestyle Fitness know its always better to exercise with a friend. That's why the gym specializes in group classes that provide a fun, supportive environment to students of all fitness levels. The gym's certified instructors lead Zumba, yoga, and aquafit cardio classes seven days a week. They also lead a boot camp that includes more individualized attention along with meal plans, journals, and tiny witch hats to make hamburgers look more menacing, which help students lose weight quickly.
Founded in 2002, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival celebrates music, culture, and coming together to enjoy the outdoors over one weekend. The fest kicks off with a 5K run on Saturday morning, before moving into the fun stuff, such as special events like the Taquerias & Tequila tasting event, which invites ticket holders to sample tequilas, beers, and snacks. Kids can join the festivities at the Kids Zone where they can make crafts and listen to storytellers. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, live music acts performing on two stages provide a soundtrack to outdoor festivities and impromptu dance offs.
Decorated like a float that just escaped the Mardi Gras parade, Just Loaf'n Food Truck is the mobile sibling of the brick-and-mortar restaurant Just Loaf'n. The food truck bops around to locations that include food festivals, farmers' markets, and late-night drag races, stopping in to serve up New Orleans–style po' boys, jambalaya, and 25 flavors of sno balls. The chefs stay true to their theme by using authentic NoLa ingredients such as Patton's hot sausage, Leidenheimer french bread, and Gulf Coast shrimp.
Though Stone Soup Kitchen isn't strictly veggie, it's easy to navigate around its meaty offerings thanks to symbols on the menu that indicate the vegetarian and vegan dishes. For breakfast, opt for a tofu scrambler or blueberry flapjacks made with soy yogurt. Lunchtime brings toasty sandwiches and steaming bowls of corn chowder.