No Sweat in the Big Easy

Sweat Social (here and below) hosts 30-minute workouts for busy travelers. The classes are held outdoors, six days a week.
Sweat Social (here and below) hosts 30-minute workouts for busy travelers. The classes are held outdoors, six days a week.

Travelers have a new way to keep off the pounds while they’re slugging down beignets, po’boys and muffalettas in New Orleans. The Sweat Social, founded by Rupa Mohan, a former Wall Street executive, makes exercise a snap in the Big Easy with 30-minute workouts called Sweat Socials. We say that’s just short enough to squeeze in between cocktail hour and dinner. Classes, held in the historic French Quarter in Woldenberg Park, combine bodyweight resistance and intervals. This means no equipment is required and exercise mats are provided. Nice!

We’re thinking these little sessions are neat for travelers to connect, and might be ideal for solo travelers, and even groups. It’s easy to join either the 7 a.m. or 6 p.m. class during the week (weekend classes are held at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.), or a group of five or more can request another time or, even, another location. Just keep in mind that the Mississippi River view at Woldenberg Park doesn’t disappoint. Sweat Social caters to all fitness levels, and you will get personal attention from the instructors, since no class has more than 15 people. Bonus: Frequent travelers to New Orleans can purchase packages. To create a customized program or to book, contact Rupa Mohan ([email protected]).

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