Move Ya Brass Celebrates 4 Years of Healthy Living

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“We have such a diversity from different type of age groups to different type of nationalities but then even different type of work ethics,” founder Robin Barnes told Adore. Move Ya Brass is a local fitness community that offers free exercise classes with New Orleans flair. Besides the run/walk group, they offer high energy cardio classes and mindful yoga/stretch classes. People of all levels and experience are welcome to join any of the classes.

Bonnaroo Lifestyle: Planet Roo

Bonnaroo Lifestyle: Planet Roo

Opportunities to learn and relax stretched to yoga and dance classes and a healthy organic meal at the Planet Roo Cafe. On-site, Jenny Leigh lead a Move Ya Brass fitness movement with a “TWERK-OUT” class. The movement was created after founder Robin Barnes faced health struggles and vowed to take better care of herself with the same strength, resilience and passion she has for her hometown, New Orleans. However, Barnes didn’t want to do the new journey alone, so she put a call out on social media for fans to “move” alongside. Ergo, Move Ya Brass was born.

Make Your Move Foundation Partners With New Orleans City Park Offering Free Community Move Ya Brass Exercise Programs

Make Your Move Foundation Partners With New Orleans City Park Offering Free Community Move Ya Brass Exercise Programs

Make Your Move Foundation and New Orleans City Park have partnered to bring Move Ya Brass, a fun and funky fitness program, to Mid-City through the end of June. Through this partnership, New Orleans City Park will offer Move Ya Brass signature classes FREE to the community including: Shakeout Run, Stretch Ya Brass, and Move Ya Brass.

GoNOLA Guide to Health & Fitness Classes in New Orleans in April 2019: Twerk Ya Brass

This high-energy dance class will leave you beaming. Located in Crescent Park under the covered Mandeville Wharf, classes are set to booty bouncing music with views of the Mississippi River. You’ll undoubtedly break a sweat, but don’t be intimidated: this class is designed for all fitness levels, and the instructor, Tim Anderson, has a single goal in mind: “leave with a smile on your face.”

Irish Mirror: ‘Move ya Brass’ dance class in New Orleans, Louisiana

Irish Mirror: ‘Move ya Brass’ dance class in New Orleans, Louisiana

After indulging in all this quality food and feeling full to the gills, you may require some fresh air and perhaps have a desire to dance.

The classes are very enjoyable with a nice mix of music and dance.

They take signature NOLA (New Orleans) bounce moves and teach them in an aerobics format that makes the class open for all levels and ages.

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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.

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.

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Photo Courtesy of Alex Baackes / @ALEXINWANDERLAND Instagram

Photo Courtesy of Alex Baackes / @ALEXINWANDERLAND Instagram

Thanks to our friend Alex Baackes on recommending Move Ya Brass while in New Orleans. “Need to work off all that indulgence? Head to one of the several free weekly fitness events thrown by Move Ya Brass. They have a calendar of running clubs, yoga classes and dance-based workouts heavy on local music and flavor.” 

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