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Top Ten Places to Get Fit in 2015


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GetFit2015West Bank: West Jeff Fitness Center
Why we like it: This family-friendly fitness center is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center, meaning that there are always nutritionists and exercise specialists on hand to help create the best workout for you. The center offers more than 100 group fitness classes per week, including Pilates, yoga, and multiple types of aerobics and dance. wjmc.org

Uptown: Salire Fitness
Why we like it: Two words — boot camp. Break a serious sweat during classes taught by owner Nolan Ferraro and Salire’s energetic trainers at the wellness studio’s outdoor boot camps. Along with building a strong, fit body, you might just build friendships with other boot campers. salirefitness.com

Mid-City: Swan River Yoga
Why we like it: This beloved yoga studio offers a range of classes from beginner to advanced, with a beginners’ community class available on Saturday afternoon. Along with poses, or asanas, Swan River incorporates other aspects of the practice of yoga, like singing, mantras and a theme to help you focus your practice. swanriveryoga.com

Metairie: Chronos Body, Health & Wellness
Why we like it: This recently opened, all-inclusive fitness center offers group classes, personal training, 24-hour access and even “Fitness on Demand” virtual classes for night owls and busy businesspeople. Nutrition and wellness coaching is also available — and that’s not to mention that the fitness center happens to be attached to the Chronos Day Spa and Med Spa. chronosbhw.com

Lakeview: Nola Pilates
Why we like it: Along with a huge range of fitness classes, including Pilates, yoga, spinning, TRX and Surfset (a fitness approach based on surfing), NOLA Pilates’ Lakeview location offers massage and beauty services. Plus, we love their Pink Ribbon Program, which helps post-operative breast cancer patients rehabilitate their bodies in a healthy, safe way. nolapilates.com

Downtown: Prime Fitness RX
Why we like it: This boldly branded gym views exercise as a prescription and customizes training sessions to clients’ goals. Train one-on-one with owners Mark and Sacha Owens, or book a group session with your nearest and dearest. primefitnessrx.com

French Quarter: New Orleans Athletic Club
Why we like it: There are way too many reasons to list. This historic club boasts a host of famous names on its long member roster, plus a gorgeous facility for its enormous range of classes, exercise rooms and amenities. And, naturally, there’s a pub inside. neworleansathleticclub.com

Slidell: Cross Gates Family Fitness
WHY WE LIKE IT: Cross Gates offers three locations with tons of group fitness classes, aquatics, racquetball courts, a cafe, and a dedicated physical therapy center. All locations are open 24 hours during the week, and with lots of events for the little ones, this family fitness center lives up to its name.

Northshore: North Cypress Family Fitness Center
Why we like it: For starters, there’s tennis, spin, indoor basketball, volleyball and a lot more. Founded by two local residents in 2001, North Cypress has undergone multiple facility expansions to offer a one-stop fitness and wellness resource to Hammond residents and visitors — including a café and a pro shop with nutrition supplements and merchandise. northcypress.com

Stone Creek Club & Spa
Why we like it: There’s always something going on at Stone Creek in Covington. Along with three group fitness studios, an adults-only locker room and a six-lane, saltwater lap pool, Stone Creek offers kids’ sports programs and childcare — so Mom and Dad can enjoy a worry-free workout. stonecreekclubandspa.com