Move Ya Brass

 

Move Ya Brass is a fun, funky New Orleans fitness community and lifestyle group that promotes creating a healthy community of people from all walks of life. You come to our group fitness classes as a stranger, but you leave as family. Our mission is to promote happy, positive and healthy group workouts 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

Meet the Team

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Robin Barnes

Founder of Move Ya Brass

New Orleans native and jazz singer 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

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Shanda Domango Brown

Director of Programming/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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Thomas Nguyen

Administrator - Running Coach

A Native New Orleanian, Thomas joined the Move Ya Brass Krewe on their 2nd week of its inception and has helped the group with its administrative functions.  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. In 2018, he became a RRCA certified running coach.

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

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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. In 2018, she became a RRCA certified running coach.

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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Wilfredo Aguirre

Coach/Trail Running Captain

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. In 2018, he became a RRCA certified running coach.

Favorite Workout Equipment?
Trail Running Shoes

Favorite Workout Song?
Altering Expectations by Ginger Runner

Favorite Healthy Snack?
Bananas

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Ryan Cardinal

Running Captain - Northshore

Ryan was bitten with the running bug after undergoing a cardioversion procedure in 2013 (and afterwards co-worker and fellow MYB member Ben “Santo Loco” Faillos challenged him to a treadmill run at work.) Living on the Northshore, Ryan loves running the Mandeville Lakefront and has biked the entire length of the Tammany Trace numerous times.

Favorite Workout Equipment?

Saucony Kinvara

Favorite Workout Song?

Underground by Jane’s Addiction

Favorite Healthy Snack?

Steel cut oats with homemade peanut butter and chocolate soy protein powder

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Jennifer Zenuch

Running Captain - Northshore

Jennifer moved to the Northshore in 2002 from Texas. She joined MYB several years ago after seeing the great workout gear at the Crescent City Classic Expo and learning more about the group. Jennifer loves running as a convenient way of exercise and stress relief. She also loves making running a family affair. You will often see her out at races with her husband and two boys.

Favorite Workout Equipment?

Garmin GPS Watch

Favorite Workout Song?

Running by A R I Z O N A

Favorite Healthy Snack?

A handful of roasted almonds with a little dark chocolate

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Liz Hartzog

Running Captain - Southshore

Liz

Favorite Workout Equipment?

1

Favorite Workout Song?

2

Favorite Healthy Snack?

3

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Edward “Dane” Brassette

Running Captain - Southshore

Dane

Favorite Workout Equipment?

Hig legs & feet. I’m a running machine! I even ran daily while I was on a Caribbean cruise.

Favorite Workout Song?

King of New Orleans from Better than Ezra

Favorite Healthy Snack?

Dill Pickles & Celery