Move Ya Brass

 

Move Ya Brass is a fun, funky fitness and lifestyle group that promotes creating a community of people from all walks of life. You come as a stranger, but you leave as family. Our mission is to promote a happy, positive and healthy workout environment to help you become the best version of you!

 
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Robin Barnes and the Move Ya Brass Krewe are fun and full of life! They make getting active approachable for people of all ages and skill levels. At Crescent Park we love partnering with the Move Ya Brass Krewe! They keep fitness fun and funky!”
— KC Guidry, LEED Green Associate, Crescent Park

Robin Barnes

Founder of Move Ya Brass / FIT by You

New Orleans native, Robin Barnes started “Move Ya Brass/Fit By You” after overcoming a life altering health issue. It was just the wake up call that she needed to recognize the importance of living a healthier life. Through her story, she hopes to inspire others through fun and motivational fitness wear.

Favorite workout equipment?
Pink boxing gloves!

Favorite workout song?
Burn by Ellie Goulding

Favorite healthy snack?
Pink Lady Apple

As an organization to insqire & empower young women to chase their dreams, Sideline Pass is so grateful to count Robin Barnes & Move Ya Brass as partners. Robin selflessly gives herself to better her community. What she has built with Move Ya Brass is proof that anyone can achieve their dreams with hard work.
— Jennifer Hale, FOX Sports Reporter & Founder of All Access Sideline Pass

Thomas Nguyen

Vice-President - MYB Krewe

A Native New Orleanian, Thomas joined the Move Ya Brass Krewe in the second week of its inception and has helped the group with its administrative functions ever since.  Thomas’ drive to exercise stemmed from his own battle with Type-2 Diabetes, which drove him to run more and participate in many races & half marathons throughout the city.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
My Brooks Running Shoes

Favorite Workout Song?
Buckjump (ft. Rebirth & 5th Ward Weebie) by Trombone Shorty

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Natural Almonds

Raeann Sarsfield

Director of Strategic Development

Raeann moved to New Orleans 6 years ago, from New England, and her passion for running began. Being active has always been an important priority in her life, but she wanted to start running because it would be easy to do no matter where she was traveling to for work. Raeann has been part of MYB since week one and her role is to coordinate strategic partnerships and integrate new and exciting events for the Krewe.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
TRX Straps

Favorite Workout Song?
That is not a fair question because I LOVE music and choosing a favorite song is like choosing a favorite food. Cannot be done!!!

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Golden Delicious Apple with Almond Butter

Michael Olague

Running Captain

A native Louisianian, Michael latched on to Move Ya Brass because it was different. “Move Ya Brass appeals to everyone, and running is for everyone", he said.  Michael wants to bring his background with running and coaching to the Krewe.  Michael’s running has taken him to 2 NCAA Cross Country championships, a job as an assistant track coach at the University of Houston and currently a sales position with Diadora USA.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
My water belt - because when I use it, I am in shape.

Favorite Workout Song?
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Gummy Gears  (the original energy chew)

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Mary White

Coach/Administrator

Mary is a small town girl who married a New Orleans boy.  She joined MYB in August 2015 after Wilfredo asked her to help coach some of the beginners.  After the first run, Mary knew that she had found a group that gave her the same feeling and support of running with her hometown track club.  Running has always been a way for Mary to release stress and keep her cholesterol in line. 

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Besides my running shoes, my yoga mat

Favorite Workout Song?
Anything by Aretha Franklin

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Dark Chocolate

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Shanda Domango

Group Fitness Instructor

New Orleans Native Shanda Domango joined the MYB Krewe in April 2016 as we launched our Bounce Ya Brass dance cardio classes at Crescent Park. As a Personal Trainer and Professional Dancer, Shanda loves getting the Krewe working and grooving to fun Hip Hop moves with a NOLA twist.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Kettle Bells

Favorite Workout Song?
Say I Won't by Lacrae

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Peanut Butter w/ Raspberries and Blueberries and Agave

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Joy Braud

Administrator

Joy joined Move Ya Brass in August of 2015 with her siblings after Wilfredo invited them to the group.  When she started, she was winded before she reached .25 miles, but can now run non-stop for 2.5 and occasionally 3 miles. She looks forward to our Monday Shakeout runs whether it be at City Park or Crescent Park. She never thought she would say it, but "I'm a runner now!" 

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Treadmill & Stationary Bike

Favorite Workout Song?
Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Vanilla Yogurt with Chopped Walnuts

Alexis Doroski

Administrator

Alexis joined Move Ya Brass in May of 2016 with the help of her husband Michael.  She loves how free and joyful she feels when she runs and wants to share that feeling with the community.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Diadora running shoes and the great outdoors

Favorite Workout Song?
Bialando by Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Bananas, Peanut Butter, & Chocolate Chips

Wilfredo Aguirre

Running Captain-Emeritus

A New Orleans native via Honduras. Wilfredo joined the Move Ya Brass Krewe on its first ever group run and was it’s lead runner. Running has become his remedy for Dysthymia (mild depression.) Now he promotes the benefits of running for mental wellness.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Trail Running Shoes

Favorite Workout Song?
Altering Expectations by Ginger Runner

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Bananas