Get Fit with Gambit in 2019

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Make Your Move is proud to present Move Ya Brass Fitness to Crescent Park. With our Bounce, Hip Hop and Twerk classes, we aim to take those signature NOLA bounce moves and teach them in an aerobics format that makes the class open for all levels and ages.

You could win: Crescent Park water bottle and a Move Ya Brass t-shirt.

Enter to win a New Orleans Fitness Prize Package valued at more than $500+ from us, Gambit and 7 other local businesses. Click on the source link below to enter!

WGNO - Move Ya Brass kicks off 2019 with 2 mile New Year’s Day fun run

A dedicated group of fitness fanatics rang in the new year with the Move Ya Brass run and walk at Crescent Park on New Year’s Day.

The fitness lifestyle group, which was started by singer and entrepreneur Robin Barnes, has developed their own unique New Year’s tradition with the two mile jaunt.

“It was one Facebook post that has grown into an entire movement of so many people,” Barnes said. “It’s the same thing with the race today.”

A flier advertising the event quickly turned into at least 100 people braving the wet weather for a two mile lap of Crescent Park.

Not a bad way to start 2019.

Where Y'At Magazine - New Year’s Resolutions: Five Unique New Orleans Clubs for Runners

by  Greg Roques   As a long-time runner, I am honestly shocked by the number of running clubs active in New Orleans. I have lived in cities more than five times the size of our metro area, both in geography and population, and was unable to find a quarter of the running communities we have here… and they call us the Big Easy.  A good running club can be the most powerful weapon in your race-training artillery—it’s also a great way to make friends and explore areas you wouldn’t otherwise venture through. While a quiet solo run can be cathartic, having a group that relies on you to show up makes it less likely you will skip a workout, regardless of the weather, time of day, or your mood.  No matter your schedule or skill level, New Orleans has a crew for you. Several organizations around the city shared details with  Where Y’at  about their groups to help you find your perfect fit.

by Greg Roques

As a long-time runner, I am honestly shocked by the number of running clubs active in New Orleans. I have lived in cities more than five times the size of our metro area, both in geography and population, and was unable to find a quarter of the running communities we have here… and they call us the Big Easy.

A good running club can be the most powerful weapon in your race-training artillery—it’s also a great way to make friends and explore areas you wouldn’t otherwise venture through. While a quiet solo run can be cathartic, having a group that relies on you to show up makes it less likely you will skip a workout, regardless of the weather, time of day, or your mood.

No matter your schedule or skill level, New Orleans has a crew for you. Several organizations around the city shared details with Where Y’at about their groups to help you find your perfect fit.

ROBIN BARNES STARTED A MOVEMENT WITH A FACEBOOK POST

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"When jazz singer Robin Barnes isn’t performing at various festivals and shows around New Orleans, she is working on making her hometown a more fit and connected place. After overcoming a serious illness, she focused on creating a healthier lifestyle for herself, which lead to her creating the Move Ya Brass fitness group off a single Facebook post." - Lori Wilson

More of Lori's article in the link below

5 Ways to Get Out & About in New Orleans - Bounce Ya Brass - Camels & Chocolate

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"...if you’ve never danced a day in your life, it doesn’t matter—no one cares, no one is going to laugh at you, heck, no one will even be looking your way as they’re all paying attention to the teacher anyway and trying not to trip over their own two feet. While Move Ya Brass founder Robin Barnes’ classes may be based on NOLA dance moves backed by recorded tunes from a brass band, they’re mixed with aerobics and rather formulaic—after a couple measures, you’ll find your groove." - Kristin Luna

WWLTV - Live Video from Stretch Ya Brass @ Crescent Park

If you need a little motivation to jump start your exercise routine, there is a great chance to do it in the Bywater. Katie Steiner has all the details about Move Ya Brass' free yoga class in partnership with Crescent Park & the French Market Corporation

Creating Better Lives Around Us - Evamor Water Commercial with Robin & Move Ya Brass

When you combine natural talent with determination and a desire to improve the community, magic happens. Join evamor as we highlight those who have committed to using their gifts, such as Move Ya Brass founder and singer Robin Barnes Music, to create brighter lives for those around them. #ItsOnlyNatural #KnowBetterWater #evamorWater

Run This City: New Orleans

Bounce Ya Brass class at Crescent Park - Photo by Claire Bangser

Bounce Ya Brass class at Crescent Park - Photo by Claire Bangser

Move Ya Brass, along our other fellow run groups in New Orleans, was in the January/February 2017 issue of Runner's World magazine's feature "Run This City: New Orleans." The header link will take you to the published article, while the Runner's World link will take you on an interactive run along the Mississippi River starting at Crescent Park and ending at the Aquarium of the Americas.