7 Fit Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day All Week Long

7 Fit Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day All Week Long

Valentine's Day often conjures up visions of romantic dinners, wine and chocolates. But it doesn't have to always be so traditional. Why not celebrate the love you have for your significant other, friend, family member, or yourself by working out?

If you're looking for a healthy way to celebrate the holiday while supporting and finding encouragement from your loved one or others, head to one of these Valentine's Day inspired workouts happening all week long.

11 Affordable Group Fitness Classes to Keep You Active in New Orleans

11 Affordable Group Fitness Classes to Keep You Active in New Orleans

Being fit is on the agenda for most of us, whether we made New Year’s resolutions or not. As is saving money. While New Orleanians might wait until after Mardi Gras to change their diets, the other two goals can be taken care of with affordable fitness options.

The following are a few examples of affordable group fitness options in New Orleans to help you stay active without going broke.

How to Burn Off Your Favorite New Orleans Cuisine

How to Burn Off Your Favorite New Orleans Cuisine

We're smack dab in the middle of January. For many people that means trying to adhere to their New Year's Resolutions to eat better, workout more and lose weight.

However, in New Orleans, January means Mardi Gras season. And that can lead to more eating and drinking, while parading and festivaling. That of course puts a crimp in those vows we make at the New Year to live healthier.

But not to despair! You can literally have your king cake and eat it to. You just might have to work a little harder for it.

Holiday Gift & Fitness Inspiration: From 2018 Into the New Year

Holiday Gift & Fitness Inspiration: From 2018 Into the New Year

2018 was a busy year for the Move Ya Brass Krewe. As usual, we Bounced, Hip Hopped, Twerked and Stretched our Brasses. We also ran in more races than ever, Moonlighted in Duncan Plaza and worked out New Orleans style to live brass bands.

We can't thank you enough for all your support and including us on your fitness journeys! 

As we look back at 2018, the MYB team is sharing our favorite accessories ideal for holiday gift giving, as well as personal accomplishments and goals to get us inspired as we head into the New Year.

Get Marathon Ready With MYB’s Thomas Nguyen

Get Marathon Ready With MYB’s Thomas Nguyen

As a type 2 diabetic, Move Ya Brass's Thomas Nguyen started running to get his health under control. He began participating in fundraisers for a nonprofit in New Orleans where he learned to love the sport and the competition.

Four years later, Nguyen is gearing up for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, is Move Ya Brass's running captain, became a certified coach through Road Runners Club of America and partnered with fellow MYBer Wilfredo Aguirre to form Lempira Delta Running Consultants.

With his second marathon drawing near, Nguyen shared his thoughts on running 26.2 miles.

4 Reasons Runners Should Stretch Ya Brass With Stephani Perin in November

4 Reasons Runners Should Stretch Ya Brass With Stephani Perin in November

Starting November 7, Stretch Ya Brass is heading to Duncan Plaza weekly outdoor yoga sessions. Led by Stephani Perin—certified yoga instructor and personal trainer—the sessions will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 PM throughout the month.

Move Ya Brass talked with Perin about the benefits of yoga for runners and why they should add the practice to their workout regimens – starting with our all-levels Stretch Ya Brass series.

Resistance Training Made Easy With Shanda Domango

Resistance Training Made Easy With Shanda Domango

Resistance training. Strength training. Weight training. Whatever you want to call it, we've all heard it's a must add to our exercise programs — for weight loss, increasing muscle mass, heart health, reducing blood pressure — especially as we age. But the thought of walking into a gym surrounded by dumbbells and barbells and machines and overly fit people with bulging biceps can be intimidating. 

According to Move Ya Brass's group fitness instructor Shanda Domango it doesn't have to be. Resistance training is really just adding something a little extra to your workout. 

5 Reasons to Embrace Biking in New Orleans

5 Reasons to Embrace Biking in New Orleans

Biking is great exercise, good for your health, and can save you money when it comes to transportation. But biking in New Orleans can be a bit of a challenge, considering all the pot holes and traffic. Luckily, Bike Easy is around with a mission to make biking easy, safe, and fun for everyone throughout the city.  

Move Ya Brass talked with Bike Easy's community education manager Keith Holt, who shared the many ways biking in New Orleans is more ideal than one might expect.