Fitness Crawl offers free fitness classes

Fitness Crawl offers free fitness classes

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - With classes like Crossfit, Pilates and more, fitness is no longer confined to pumping weights.

New studios and gyms all across Baton Rouge are offering one of a kind, challenging workouts that fit any level and interest.

"People are really starting to say, 'Hey, it's important to be fit.  I need to start to do something,'" said Geaux Crossfit manager Amber Leonard.

Finding out which trend is right for you, however, can take time and money.  That's why ten Baton Rouge workout studios are coming together for the city's first Fitness Crawl. 

For two weeks residents can try out some of the most unique classes in the area for free. 

"We wanted to get people out, people moving and just get everyone involved and get that healthy life style going in Baton Rouge," said organizer and Open Barre Studio owner Maryam Diaab.

The classes range from aerial yoga, to Pilates, Crossfit and more.  Organizers say the wide range of classes available in the city are a sign that more people are eager to focus on fitness.

"If you watch the news it's all about diabetes or people being overweight. I feel like our generation is starting to say it's time to stop that. Let's get on our feet and move," said Leonard.

"Sometimes just making that first step to fitness, or changing your lifestyle, or getting healthy can be difficult," said Diaab. "But, if you find something that you really like, something that's different, it's going to help motivate you and you'll keep coming back."

Participants have to be first time clients, and they have to register for each class online.  Space is limited and the classes are first come first serve.  The Crawl starts July 15 and goes through July 30.

For a list of classes and to register, go to

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