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Here's New Orleans' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's New Orleans' favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Equip Fitness/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 16, 2019.

What does New Orleans have in common with New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Phoenix?

According to ClassPass' 2019 fitness trends, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise class: strength training.

Want to know where to go when it comes to New Orleans' most popular workout? To find the top strength training gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Zone Fit NOLA

5590 Canal Blvd., Navarre

Photo: Zone Fit NOLA/Yelp

Open since 2018, Zone Fit NOLA is New Orleans' favorite strength training gym by the numbers, with five stars out of 2,147 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 1,644 likes on Facebook.

"Zone Fit NOLA specializes in small group fitness classes utilizing a variety of equipment, including the TRX Suspension Trainer," according to the business's ClassPass profile. 

Learn more about the selection of classes at Zone Fit NOLA on ClassPass here.

City Surf Fitness

5924 Magazine St., West Riverside

Photo: becky h./Yelp

Also among New Orleans' favorites is City Surf Fitness, with 4.8 stars out of 789 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of eight reviews on Yelp and 1,815 likes on Facebook.

"Surf inspired fitness, where concrete meets sand," explains the business's profile on ClassPass. "Their unique workouts will help you develop a lean and strong surfer's body, all while gaining flexibility and balance with their instability training."

Check out reviews of the offerings at City Surf Fitness on ClassPass here.

Equip Fitness

1029 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Central Business District

Photo: Equip Fitness/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 444 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of two reviews on Yelp and 1,167 likes on Facebook, Equip Fitness has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Equip Fitness is committed to being the premier source of health and wellness in the New Orleans area," states the business's ClassPass profile. "They are committed to assisting members in leading healthy, satisfying and confident lives. They provide members with the tools to feel great while obtaining physical and mental goals."

Learn more about the selection of classes at Equip Fitness on ClassPass here.

Fit Therapy

3138 Magazine St., Suite B, Irish Channel

Photo: Fit Therapy/Yelp

With 4.9 stars out of 493 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of six reviews on Yelp and 434 likes on Facebook, Fit Therapy holds its own among the competition. It's been open since 2019.

"Fit Therapy was created to provide you with a completely fresh work out experience," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "You won't find another treadmill or elliptical machine here! This new concept studio offers unique equipment that they've literally scoured the globe for."

Take a look at reviews of the classes at Fit Therapy on ClassPass here.


This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.