Exercise and Fitness

  Fitness Rocks creates concert style workout event

Fitness Rocks is a free event where participants get to try out some of the hottest fitness classes in Baton Rouge.

More than parks and rec; BREC takes physical activity ‘On the Geaux’

BREC on the Geaux provides fun, positive and structured recreation programming for children and adults who live in "play deserts."

Mayor-President Broome sponsoring fitness essay contest for middle school students

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is sponsoring an essay contest to encourage middle school students in East Baton Rouge Parish to think about their health and wellness.

More than 50 cyclists participate in Mayor Broome’s latest Move with the Mayor event

More than 50 cyclists participated in Mayor Broome's latest Move with the Mayor event.

Regymen Fitness provides club concept workout using unique lighting and high-energy atmosphere

Regymen Fitness is celebrating the grand opening of their second Baton Rouge location. The co-founder gaves us a tour of the newest studio and shows us what's unique about Regymen, from the lighting, to the music, to the energy. He says it will help you forget you're working out.

Pound Class has women working out to the beat

A new class offered at Woman’s Center for Wellness has women working out to the beat of their own drum, albeit invisible

Eat Fit BR announces 'Dine Out' event to promote healthy eating at restaurants

Eat Fit BR wants you to go out to eat, guilt-free. Eat Fit BR is once again hosting the annual "Dine Out" event at several Baton Rouge restaurants to raise money for the Eat Fit | Live Fit fund.

Baton Rouge teen is riding with friends thanks to specialized bike

Emily Thompson is one confident girl, which says a lot considering all she's been through.

Free dodgeball tournament featuring Boo Milton & Friends

A charity dodgeball event happening this weekend will bring together community leaders, media personalities, and even a former Disney actor.

Move with a Doc event planned for Saturday

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome is kicking off a new program Saturday, August 18 in partnership with the YMCA called Move with a Doc. The goal of the program is to get the community moving.  MOVE WITH A DOC Saturday, August 18 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Paula G. Manship YMCA 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive Mayor Broome invites you to walk the tracks with Dr. Myles Jaynes from Our Lady of the Lake (OLOL). Dr. Jaynes is a Family Medicine Physician with Our Lady of the...

BRG plans ‘70s-themed 5K race: ‘Hustle for Your Health’

Registration is underway for the Baton Rouge General (BRG) 70s themed 5K race, "Hustle for Your Health. The second annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is being held Saturday, November 10. HUSTLE FOR YOUR HEALTH Saturday, November 10 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. BRG Bluebonnet campus Early registration entry fee of $15 ends on August 15. Registration cost increases to $20 after August 15. You can register now online.   The courses are designed for every fitness level and wil...

Pro-dancer featured in Beyonce video returns home to Baton Rouge to teach pop-up dance class

A Baton Rouge native who moved away to pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer is returning home to teach a pro dance class.

Local businesswoman uses online influence to motivate Baton Rouge residents to ‘geaux’

"Don't Stop Just Geaux." That's the message from Baton Rouge businesswoman and blogger Meredith Waguespack and she's using her massive following on social media to share her positive message. She's also the owner and founder of Shop SFT, where she showcases her southern style with creative clothing celebrating the city of Baton Rouge.

Light It Up initiative provides free lights to cyclists

A new initiative to help keep bicycle riders safe on the roads pulled a crowd to Varsity Sports Thursday. The idea is to get more people with bicycles to Light It Up.

Mayor Broome speaks candidly about weight loss and her personal health journey

For six months, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has been making personal lifestyle changes and as a result, she's lost 25 lbs.

Finding the right after school activity for your kids

As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, it's also a good time to consider after school programs and activities that can help establish healthy habits to carry kids through the school year and beyond.

Mayor Broome hopes to get Baton Rouge moving with new health initiative

Baton Rouge residents will be able to take part in a citywide health initiative to get them moving.

Squat for a cause; Workout fundraiser being held at Louisiana State Capitol

A personal goal to do 100 squats and encourage 100 others to join in, has turned into a unique opportunity to raise money for a good cause.  Squat Party organizer Taylor Blanche turned his workouts into a party and he's taking that party all the way to the Louisiana State Capitol this Saturday.

Prairieville Nurse practitioner hopes to make final cut in magazine cover contest

She's a mother of three, a Nurse practitioner in Prairieville, Louisiana, and some might call her crazy.

DDD promotes fitness in downtown Baton Rouge with ‘Get Fit Downtown’

Fitness activities and events are not new to downtown Baton Rouge but the Downtown Development District (DDD) is making sure there's better access to areas and equipment to help you focus on fitness. The DDD is launching a new fitness initiative called Get Fit Downtown to highlight the different fitness opportunities the downtown area has to offer, and not just for the people living in downtown Baton Rouge.

Plogging event to sweep Mid City streets rescheduled

Videos of ploggers are going viral on social media thanks to the new and unusual concept. It's a combination of picking up litter and jogging.

  Nutritionist shares meal prepping tips and grocery list

Tasty temptations on the 4th of July are as American as apple pie, but you don't have to take a holiday on your fitness and healthy habits.

BR teen prepares to compete in national Special Olympics in Seattle

One south Louisiana athlete is bringing some serious determination to a national level in Seattle. At the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics in Seattle, we caught a glimpse of Will Johannessen of Baton Rouge.

10th annual Walk Like MADD brings awareness to dangers of drunk driving, more

The 10th annual Walk Like MADD event was Saturday at the Highland Road Community Park. The Mothers Against Drunk Driving put together the walk every year to bring awareness to underage drinking and the dangers of drunk driving.

Running to Save Lives 5K raises money for free swim lessons

A 5K happening Saturday, June 30 in Baton Rouge will raise money for kids who cannot afford swimming lessons. The Running to Save Lives 5K hosted by ExxonMobil YMCA, is a fundraising event for swimming lessons at the YMCA.

10th annual Walk Like MADD event happening Saturday

The 10th annual Walk Like MADD event is happening Saturday, June 30. Participants will recognize the 10th anniversary, a decade of remembering, inspiring and committing to a future of no more victims, thanks to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Marathon runner shares tips to get you in the race

Baton Rouge runner Jason Cheek started his fitness journey three years ago. His endurance and determination pushed him to one of the most prestigious races in the world: the Boston Marathon.

Free yoga classes for International Day of Yoga

Several Baton Rouge yoga studios are offering free classes on International Day of Yoga. This year, the annual zen holiday is being held on Thursday, June 21. We've compiled a list of area locations offering free yoga in celebration of International Day of Yoga.

Gemini Studioz mixes hip hop and weights

Twerk-n-tone and hip-hop cardio are just a two of the unconventional fitness classes they offer at Gemini Studioz in Baton Rouge. Both classes mix hip-hop music, dance and weights for a fun workout experience.

Cancer survivor inspires running camp for student athletes

A Baton Rouge mom is the inspiration behind a student-athlete running camp happening at Walker High School this week. Melissa Wilkes, a mom of two teenagers, was diagnosed with stage four BRAF-mutant colorectal cancer in November 2015.

Donna Britt attends ‘Be Their Muscle’ MDA fundraiser

Burn Boot Camp Baton Rouge is participating in a nationwide fundraising "burn-a-thon" to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to send kids to MDA's Summer Camp program. It's called 'Be Their Muscle' as a nod to the children with muscle diseases who have seen their muscles progressively weaken.

  Lutcher High girls to compete in Africa in weightlifting

What does it take to build strong women? We sent WAFB's Rick Portier to Lutcher to find out.

The Charlie Rocket Dream Machine Tour comes to Baton Rouge

A former music manager turned motivational speaker is biking across America to help people's dreams come true. Charlie Jabaley has spent the past year chasing his dream to get fit.

Gold’s Gym offers free workouts to BFFs on National Best Friends Day

Gold's Gym is celebrating National Best Friends Day, Friday, June 8, by offering free workouts for BFFs at all of their locations, including the gym in Prairieville, Louisiana.

Yoga Bliss Baton Rouge hosts ‘Rooftop Om’

Dozens of people found their zen at a sunset yoga class Tuesday night while listening to the waves of the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge's popular rooftop restaurant, Tsunami Sushi.