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 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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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
"...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
"Imagine a family reunion. Now, imagine a block party. Then add a bounce beat on top your favorite songs."
This is Bounce Ya Brass: traditional NOLA bounce moves in an aerobic format.
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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.