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Jul 222016
 

Friends of Lafitte Greenway and Fit NOLA, a program of the New Orleans Health Department will host a free 6-week outdoor hot yoga series on the Lafitte Greenway. The Hot Yoga Pop Ups are a part of Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s new fitness program, Get Fit the Green Way, committed to improving opportunities for health and well-being for all New Orleans residents and Lafitte Greenway communities.

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Hot Yoga Pop Ups will be held every Monday until August 22 on the field at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, located at 2200 Lafitte Street, from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are free to participants thanks to generous sponsorship by FitNOLA and the American Heart Association.

“Through Get Fit the Green Way, we offer a variety of fitness opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and interests,” said Nellie Catzen, Community Health Program Coordinator for Friends of Lafitte Greenway. “Join us on the Greenway for yoga, Zumba, boot camps and more!”

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

The Ohm Well’s Valerie McMillan leads Hot Yoga class (via Friends of Lafitte Greenway)

New Orleans Health Director Charlotte Parent said, “It is important that we create opportunities for physical activity in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces. The Lafitte Greenway connects our community through a safe, beautiful green space and we are excited to provide citizens with more wellness opportunities through Get Fit the Green Way.”

Participants should bring a towel and water, and are encouraged to bring a friend. For more about the Hot Yoga Pop Ups or Get Fit the Green Way, visit lafittegreenway.org/getfit.

 

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