Health & Fitness in New Orleans

50% Off Kayaking Tour for Two

Kayak-iti-Yat

Bayou St. John

$80 $40

Two-hour tours in ergonomically designed kayaks explore historic neighborhoods of Faubourg St. John and Park Island

Up to 60% Off Gymnastics Classes at Empire Gymnastics Academy

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

$245 $99

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

Up to 91% Off Kids' Martial Arts Classes

Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Up to 73% Off Indoor Boot-Camp Classes

BodyTime

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Former Harlem Globetrotter helms boot-camp classes designed to tone and condition male and female participants' physiques

Up to 56% Off Personal Training Sessions

Kelly Personal Training

Uptown

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

50% Off Boat or Bike Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

Up to 51% Off Yoga or TRX Workouts

Transform NOLA

Leonidas

$150 $75

Boost flexibility and strengthen core in yoga or TRX suspension training classes

Up to 66% Off Kickboxing and Martial Arts Classes

Shaolin Institute

New Orleans

$129 $50

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

Up to 52% Off Reflexology

Spa Zeeba

West Riverside

$55 $29

Reflexology sessions alleviate aches, pains, and stress

79% Off At-Home Teeth Whitening

White Smile Central

New Orleans

$116.95 $25

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

80% Off Checkup at Colburn Family Dentistry

Colburn Family Dentistry

New Orleans

$245 $49

A dental team scrubs teeth free of tartar and plaque and looks for any signs of decay or disease

Up to 73% Off TRX Classes at 504 FIT

504 FIT

West Riverside

$165 $50

Students increase their strength and stamina in TRX classes, using suspension straps to perform body-weight exercises

63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans

West Riverside

$60 $22

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

Up to 53% Off Basketball Training for Kids

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

87% Off Take-Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

DazzlingWhiteSmileUSA

Central Business District

$199 $25

Professional-grade bleaching gel and LED light erase unsightly stains; remineralizing gel strengthens enamel and reduces sensitivity

79% Off Dental Checkups

Jefferson Dental Care

New Orleans

$263 $55

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Up to 70% Off Membership and Uniform at Church's Karate Academy

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Up to 67% Off Classes at Shanti Yoga Shala

Shanti Yoga Shala

East Riverside

$75 $25

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Certified teachers lead classes through a cycle of yoga movements and postures to promote strength, flexibility, and well-being

83% Off Premium Home Teeth-Whitening Kit

GlamWhite

New Orleans

$175 $29

Home teeth-whitening kits include trays and free whitening gel refills for life; can whiten teeth up to 12 shades in one to two weeks

50% Toward Personal Training Service

SL Health And Fitness

On Location

$40 $20

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Boot Camp at Affirm Fitness

Affirm Fitness

Great Lawn between Storyland and Peristyle

$89 $39

Cardio, agility, flexibility, cardio, and strength-training moves challenge exercisers of all skill levels

Up to 53% Off a Kayak Rental

Joe Rugs Water Adventures

Ponchartrain Park

$65 $32

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

Up to 68% Off Kickboxing Classes

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Kickboxing instructors lead students of all experience levels through body-sculpting routines that provide a cardiovascular workout

Up to 74% Off Classes at Metairie CrossFit

Metairie CrossFit

New Orleans

$150 $39

After completing a beginner's training program, CrossFit students begin challenging functional-fitness workouts

65% Off Gym Visits

Captain Perk Personal Training

New Orleans

$110 $39

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Half Off 10 Visits to Downtown Fitness Center

Downtown Fitness Center

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Athletes can work out solo on Life Fitness treadmills and Cybex weight equipment and join classes in yoga, Zumba, and more

73% Off Exam Package at NOLA Dental Care

NOLA Dental Care

Central Business District

$219 $59

Experienced dentist cleans and examines teeth, as well as performs four bite-wing x-rays

87% Off from Pro Smile Teeth Whitening

Pro Smile Teeth Whitening

Place St. Charles

$199 $25

Custom-molded trays, all-natural whitening gel, and LED light work together to fight stains during 30–60-minute sessions

Up to 68% Off Yoga Classes at Balance Yoga & Wellness

Balance Yoga & Wellness

Mid-City

$120 $45

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Instructors aid students of all levels in mastering Ashtanga, vinyasa, align & refine, and restorative yoga

Up to 71% Off Zerona Laser Body Contouring

Marilyn Pelias, MD Cosmetic Surgery Center

West Riverside

$2,500 $999

Noninvasive, FDA-approved cold laser helps slim inches from waistline, hips, and thighs with little to no downtime

Up to 85% Off at Canatella Dental

Canatella Dental

Lake Shore - Lake Vista

$394 $59

Dr. Todd Canatella and his staff examine bites, take x-rays, and polish smiles

Up to 81% Off at Street Smarts Krav Maga

Street Smarts Krav Maga

Algiers

$300 $59

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Classes geared toward beginners, advanced students, kids, and even law-enforcement officers teach reality-based self-defense tactics

Up to 81% Off Prescription Glasses or Prescription Sunglasses

JCPenney Optical

Multiple Locations

$290 $55

Shop stocks wide array of designer frames from brands such as Stafford, Liz Claiborne, Lulu Guinness, and Nicole Miller

Up to 73% Off Gym Access & Fitness Assessment

Gym Matrix

GYM MATRIX

$99 $27

Ex footballer shares the workouts he did with pro athletes in group training sessions that maximize results for all fitness levels

50% Off Martial Arts

Southside Xtreme Martial Arts

Marrero

$200 $100

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60% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Krewe Fitness CrossFit Roux

Jefferson

$124 $49

Slim and tone your physique over the course of 12 boot-camp classes that rely on unconventional equipment such as tires and sledge hammers

Up to 59% Off Infrared-Sauna Sessions or Reiki

Bodhisattva Tea Spa

Metairie

$30 $15

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Infrared energy warms bodies from within to sweat out toxins, built-up chemicals & heavy metals; reiki helps to promote natural healing

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Tiger Rock Of Old Metairie

Metairie

$40 $18

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Up to 89% Off at MedLoss

MedLoss

Multiple Locations

$364 $39

Weight-loss programs help clients change lifestyles to put off pounds; B12 injections boost metabolism to help other weight-loss measures

Half Off Weight Loss Consultation

NOLA Nutrition and Weight Loss Solutions

Metairie

$130 $65

Staff specializing in the Ideal Protein weight loss protocol consult with clients about their dietary choices and current body composition

67% Off Membership at Fitness Connection

Fitness Connection

Metairie

$75 $25

Facility features Body Masters, Cybex, and Parrillo equipment, special shock-absorbent aerobic flooring, spinning classes, and tanning

Up to 51% Off Zumba and Fitness Classes at NOLA Danze Fuzion

NOLA Danze Fuzion

Metairie

$60 $30

Group fitness classes featuring Zumba fitness, Pound, HIIT and other cardio and Toning classes

Up to 74% Off Teeth Whitening

Solar Teeth Whitening

Metairie

$149 $39

Smiles brighten 8–12 shades with the use of LED technology and specially formulated gels

72% Off at Metairie Dental Centre

Metairie Dental Centre

Metairie

$210 $59

Dental experts thoroughly examine teeth, complete all necessary x-rays, and perform a gentle cleaning

Up to 57% Off at Pilates with Beth

Pilates with Beth

Metairie

$115 $55

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

Up to 53% Off V-Steam Sessions

Body In Motion

Metairie

$60 $35

V-steam sessions aim to clean vaginal tissues and the uterus, while eliminating yeast and other bacteria and nourishing the uterine lining

Up to 50% Off Six Month Smiles or Invisalign

Mekari Dental Studio

Metairie

$4,500 $2,250

Six Month Smiles or Invisalign can straighten clients’ teeth

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Just for Kicks Black Belt Academy

Meraux

$100 $29

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

87% Off from My Dojo Kickboxing

My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

Up to 57% at Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

$80 $39

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing and Boxing Classes

Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center

Esplanade Mall

$100 $25

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

Up to 57% Off Spider-Vein Removal

Softouch Permanent Makeup & Laser Technologies

Kenner

$250 $119

Veinwave device uses localized heat to break down vein walls, causing them to collapse and eventually fade away

Up to 61% Off Massage, Cupping Treatment, or Both

The Perfect You Spa and Wellness Center

The perfect you spa

$90 $39

Essential oils permeate the air as massage therapists loosen muscles with Swedish strokes; cupping treatments aim to reduce cellulite

45% Off Teeth Whitening

Relax N White

Kenner

$69 $38

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Up to 61% Off Zumba Classes

Latinos Fitness Studio

Kenner

$35 $17

Students groove to upbeat tunes in energizing Zumba classes

Up to 56% Off at Turn 2 Baseball Training

Turn 2 Baseball Training

Bannabel high School

$90 $45

Kids practice their swings and pitches at a one-day baseball camp

Up to 83% Off Chiropractic Packages

Riverbend Family Chiropractic and Rehab

Destrehan

$225 $39

After a consultation, the chiropractor addresses pain sources with noninvasive adjustments or therapeutic massages

78% Off at Crescent City Dentistry

Crescent City Dentistry

Saint Rose

$222 $49

Dr. Cleopatra Thompson and her experienced staff examine and gently clean teeth; whitening helps rid enamel of stains and discoloration.

Up to 52% Off Outdoor Boot Camp

Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp

West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

Up to 74% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

$149 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

Up to 59% Off One Month of Baseball Lessons

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Up to 80% Off Martial Arts Sessions with Uniform

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy

Mandeville

$107.50 $25

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

84% Off Gym Membership at Koko FitClub

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

$186 $30

Programmed key loads automated gym's workout equipment with exercises tailored to individual goals

42% Off Three-Month Gym Membership at Snap Fitness, Mandeville

Snap Fitness

Mandeville

$119.85 $69

Members enjoy 24-hour access to an armada of cardio equipment, strength-training machines, and free weights inside a clean gym

$100 Toward Prescription Glasses

Eyewear Society

1

$100 $30

Pick from a wide variety of high-quality, designer frames inside a cozy office outfitted with artwork

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes at Pilates Bodies

Pilates Bodies

Saint John

$80 $30

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

Up to 76% Off Body Contouring Packages

Club Reduce of LA

Mandeville

$565 $149

Lipo Light non-invasively dissolves stubborn fat deposits before whole-body vibration helps the body burn and flush newly melted lipids

Up to 55% Off Drop-in Fitness Classes

French Riviera Fitness

Covington

$50 $25

Instructors motivate and guide groups toward fitness goals during kickboxing, Yogalates, Zumba, and other fitness classes

55% Off 1 month of UNLIMITED Baby Boot Camp STROLLFIT classes

Baby Boot Camp - Northshore Of New Orleans

Multiple Locations

$75 $34

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60% Off Martial Arts

Northshore Karate Studio

Covington

$129 $52

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51% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Fortitude Crossfit

Fortitude Crossfit

Slidell

$99 $49

Certified CrossFit trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 79% Off Chiropractic Care

Health Resource

Hammond

$180 $55

Chiropractors help heal people through spinal adjustments and therapy, including electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, or heat therapy

65% Off Dental Checkups

Allen Family Dentistry

Ponchatoula

$187 $65

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Up to 85% Off at Martial Arts Studio

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Up to 65% Off Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes with Gloves

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

83% Off at Arrington Family Dentistry

Arrington Family Dentistry

Gonzales

$460 $79

Dentist hunts for oral issues with an exam and x-rays, polishes teeth with a cleaning, and makes smiles sparkle with a bleaching treatment

85% Off Dental Cleaning and Checkup Package

Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry,

Prairieville

$335 $49

Gray A. Bailey, D.D.S. maintains teeth and gums by spotting decay, clearing away buildup and fortifying enamel with fluoride

Select Local Merchants

In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts—a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches—was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

3923 Magazine St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Acupuncture in NOLA's two nationally certified acupuncturists draw upon three-year degrees in Oriental Medicine and good group vibes in their tranquil public-treatment centers. Both avid students of holistic healing, owner Tonya Tigart supplemented her Master's of Science with advanced acupuncture training at Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China, and partner Kathleen Keane boasts extensive massage-therapy experience in addition to her Master's of Science. Their aim is to help patients heal themselves via several holistic therapies, particularly acupuncture, which the World Health Organization recognizes can be effective in treating more than 50 ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, and the nagging fear that the refrigerator door is on fire.

Tigart and Keane carefully attend to physical and psychological comfort, letting their acupuncture patients decide when their needles should come out, or if they should be dispatched entirely for thumb-based acupressure. Treatment can be administered in private or in a public space, where patients enjoy the fellowship of friends and other health-seekers as they relax on memory-foam recliners, sip tea, and defrost frozen wristwatches under heat lamps.

4710 Canal St
New Orleans,
LA
US

It may seem counterintuitive to some, but Affirm Fitness’s head fitness trainer, Lauren Leitner, also owns a biscotti-making business. Of course, all of the desserts she doles out are low in fat, making them tasty complements to the healthy lifestyle that she hopes to impart upon her students at Affirm Fitness. There, she and fellow trainers lead exercisers of all stripes through boot camps that are either traditional or tailored to new moms. Cardio-and-sculpt boot camp shows exercisers how to have fun as they transition between drills in agility, interval training, and body-weight resistance. In baby-friendly Bootie Camp, participants push strollers a little bit faster than usual for a cardio workout that allows them to spend time with little ones while they improve themselves. Moms can even spend a little time sculpting muscles with hand weights or by lifting diaper bags filled with bricks. Affirm Fitness’s class schedule also includes dance-inspired Zumba cardio workouts, relaxing yoga, and TRX suspension training.

8000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans,
LA
US

At the helm of Freret Street Yoga, Geoffrey Roniger employs his own approach to yoga: intuitive movement and alignment to help students to achieve mental, emotional, and physical balance. He and his team of instructors do not teach just one way to practice; instead, they arm students with a range of breathing and posing techniques to best fit their ability and prepare them for successfully hiding in overhead compartments. In addition to beginner and intermediate classes, Freret Street also specializes in athlete’s yoga and techniques designed to foster workplace wellness. Newly limber muscles can find additional relief under the practiced hands of massage therapist Brad “Yogi” Barra. He tends to sore spots with deep-tissue and neuromuscular bodywork, as well as craniosacral and active-release therapy.

4608 Freret St
New Orleans,
LA
US

After Frankie Cheek discovered segway tours while visiting Italy, he decided to start his own company in his native New Orleans. When he was boarding a plane back home, Hurricane Katrina struck, redirecting him to Louisiana’s grandfather country: France. While exploring Paris in the wake of the devastating tragedy back home, Cheek drew inspiration for his future segway tours—he was resolved, according to his website, to "help a city rich in history move forward while riding the most high-tech transporter available." Since returning to New Orleans, he’s led daily segway adventures, whirring groups of sightseers around the French Quarter, the riverfront, and Jackson Square with the ease, maneuverability, and safety-minded attitude of a cool biker gang. Plus, through a partnership with other tour companies, Cheek can also guide guests through swamps, plantations, and supposedly haunted locales.

506 Conti St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Yogi Michele Baker began teaching yoga at a New Orleans athletic club in 1998. Ten years later, after Hurricane Katrina forced Baker to evacuate her home, she started writing a yoga-instruction training manual. She soon put it to use, using it as a guide to lead her staff at Swan River Yoga, which she opened with business partner Keith Porteous. Today, the yoga center helps pupils practice yoga and guides aspiring instructors as they hone their craft and nurture the third eye that sprouts from their forehead.

Yoga classes are suitable for a variety of skill levels, and range from prenatal and beginners’ yoga to Anusara yoga—a class that focuses on flowing movements and proper alignment. Swan River Yoga also provides holistic services such as massage, reiki, and acupuncture.

2940 Canal St
New Orleans,
LA
US