Move Ya Brass


Move Ya Brass is a fun, funky fitness and lifestyle group from New Orleans 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!

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

Meet the Team


Robin Barnes

Founder of Move Ya Brass / FIT by You

New Orleans native, Robin Barnes started Move Ya Brass and the Make Your Move Foundation after overcoming a life altering health issue. It was 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


Thomas Nguyen

Vice-President - Running Captain/Coach

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


Mary White


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


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


Joy Braud


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

Wilfredo Aguirre

Coach/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?