Fitness and Exercise

10 free online fitness classes you can join at home

There are a number of gyms and fitness organizations that are offering FREE virtual workout classes that you can do right at home.

Yardwork takes on new importance during quarantine

Teacher learns new tricks to help keep kids active during coronavirus

  New tech, old school methods come together to keep people fit while gyms remain closed

  Physical therapy clinics still open, but encouraging at-home exercise

  La. bars, theaters, gyms closed; restaurants limited due to coronavirus

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  LSU SGA surveys students about problem areas for pedestrians on campus

Fall in love with the new heART Trail

  HEALTHLINE: Working through workout injuries

  Step up to a healthy challenge for American Heart Month

  2nd Annual Gumbo Run brings fun to Scotlandville

Mayor’s free Fitness Stroll now rescheduled after being canceled due to severe weather

  Louisana Marathon runners finish strong

Thousands of runners will participate in the Louisiana Marathon, which will be held Friday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 19.

FREE CLASS: Grace Yoga giving you a free class for first-time students until January 19

The yoga studio is open seven days a week and teaches a variety of classes.

Health experts rank the top diets for 2020

A report by U.S. News and World Report ranked 35 different diets.

Stick to your New Year’s diet even during Mardi Gras season with this low carb, gluten free, dairy free king cake

Do you love eating king cake during Mardi Gras, but made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier? This king cake from Ochsner may be just the thing you need.

  DASH diet ranks among best for healthy eating in 2020

Looking to quit smoking in 2020? Here are five quit tips

Holiday temptations, stress could create negative consequences

Avoid the holiday bulge by picking up new healthy habits

Dietician shares healthy Thanksgiving recipes

Louisiana Marathon and Louisiana Farm Bureau partner for corporate wellness challenge

Third-annual Tiger 10k set for Dec. 8

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Tiger 10K!

Baton Rouge woman runs 26.2 miles in NYC Marathon to raise awareness about rare disease

A Baton Rouge woman ran over 26 miles on Sunday, Nov. 3 in the New York City Marathon to raise awareness about a rare disease.

Google buys Fitbit for $2.1B, stepping back into wearables

Fitbit makes a range of devices, from basic trackers that mostly count steps to smartwatches that can display messages and notifications from phones.

REGYMEN Fitness opens new Baton Rouge location

Baton Rouge residents looking to get in shape, stay in shape, or just get active have a new hot spot to check out.

  Dietitians aim to cut out carbs, increase fruits and vegetables with grocery store tour

What’s for dinner is most likely on every shopper’s mind as they roll down the grocery aisle.

Baton Rouge police to host 5K fundraiser for suicide awareness, prevention

The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting its first 5K to honor a former officer and to raise money for suicide awareness and prevention.

Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge unveils new outdoor fitness center

The Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge has unveiled its recently renovated indoor gym and the addition of an outdoor fitness center.

Gain culture while finding balance at the LSU Museum of Art

The LSU Museum of Art offers a unique opportunity to help you find balance and culture at the same time.

  From the obstacle course race to the fitness magazine, Husser athlete hopes to be named Ms Health and Fitness

Barbed wire separates the cows from the training course in Husser, La. It’s a reminder for Spartan athlete, Shannon Dutruch, to have fun.

Louisiana runners return home after competing in world’s toughest ultra-marathon

Three Louisiana ultra-marathon runners have returned home from participating in the world’s toughest foot race.

Gotcha bike share program comes to LSU campus

Louisiana State University students will have a new way of getting around campus this fall. Gotcha will be introducing its fleet of pedal assist bicycles to Baton Rouge July 11 with about 50 locations around the city.

Pediatric cancer research campaign pedals into Baton Rouge

The Cannonballs Across America campaign is raising money for pediatric cancer research.

  103-year-old Baton Rouge woman sets new record

On Monday, June 17, 103-year-old Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins a Baton Rouge native set a new record for the Senior Games in the 50 meter dash in the Women’s 100 plus division.

Marathon running pushes Baton Rouge couple to physical limits, milestones

When it comes to their marriage, Derek and Danielle Dowell have found a common bond that goes beyond the typical limits of a relationship.

Free fitness apps aid in summer health

If you’ve sidelined your fitness over the winter, your phone and some great free, fitness apps could help change that.

  Leading by example: Mayor Broome talks about her fitness journey

EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome talks with Johnny Ahysen on Java Talk about her fitness journey.

White Star Market takes healthy approach to sharing business

White Star Market offers a variety of ways to sample various products from the local community, including workouts.

  Summer hip hop dance class to boost confidence, stamina

Terreze Williams will be teaching a six-week hip hop dance class at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Paddleboard yoga brings fitness, fun to LSU lakes

Brandi Marie has been teaching paddleboard yoga on the LSU Lakes and in the outdoor pool at Spectrum Fitness in Baton Rouge.

  Study strengthens link between diet and cancer

If you want to reduce your odds of developing cancer, the first place you need to look is in your refrigerator.

Heart Trail creates downtown path to inspire healthier, happier lives for all

A new walking path is taking a creative approach to try and inspire people in Baton Rouge to live happier, healthier lives.

  Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride trains to honor fallen heroes

The Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride is preparing for their annual bike ride to honor men and women lost their lives in the line of duty.

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day

A senior at McKinley High School in Canton will be graduating soon looking a lot different than he did at the beginning of the school year.

Three runners will represent Louisiana in world’s toughest ultramarathon

On July 15, Walker Higgins, 37, Derek Dowell, 36, and Jean Aponte, 35, will represent Louisiana as they take on the most challenging race in the world.

How to get started with obstacle course racing

Every year, millions of people attempt to compete in an obstacle course race (OCR), but what is it and is it for you?

Pennington asking for participants in study on how exercise affects fat tissue in women

Can exercise affect your body’s fat tissue?

‘Push-ups for Parkinson’s’ to raise money for Parkinson’s disease foundation

A personal trainer is using her passion for fitness to knock out Parkinson’s disease through a push-up challenge.

  Popular ‘Get Ready to Sweat’ fitness program to work with Baton Rouge school children

A Plaquemine fitness team, whose popular “jiggerrcise” has spread like wildfire, is now sharing the fun, workout class to Baton Rouge school children.

  Dad defies the odds because of his daughter

Ken Singletary wasn't supposed to be a dad, and he certainly never believed he would be competing in a physical strength competition at the age of 46. But the first story is what leads to the next.

  Intermittent fasting: Lifestyle change to kick-start your weight loss goals

Intermittent fasting has been leading the health and fitness trends for the last few years but is it worth the hype?

Free outdoor activities help spring interest in new healthy activities

Now is the time to get healthy by taking advantage of free outdoor classes being offered during the Spring.

Study from Pennington Biomedical suggests citrus fruits could help burn calories

According to a recent study by LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, naringenin, a chemical found in oranges and other citrus fruits, could be helpful in controlling blood glucose levels and increasing the amount of calories people burn.

BRG, Rouses team up to teach people about healthy food

Baton Rouge General is teaming up with Rouses Markets to offer monthly Grocery Store Tours, which they hope will help people learn to choose healthy food and gain a better understanding of nutrition labels.

OLOLCH presents 4th Annual Amazing Half Marathon

Runners from all over will come to Baton Rouge for the 4th Annual OLOLCH Amazing Half Marathon on Saturday.

  How Orangetheory can help melt away king cake gains

Get ready to feel the burn! Liz Koh takes a look at Orangetheory Fitness to find out why it wants you to feel the "splat burn."

Pop-up event coming to Perkins Rowe includes free community workout

The creative team behind Sweet Baton Rouge and their workout franchise, Don’t Stop Just Geaux, are joining forces with Body Sculpt Barre Studio for a free pop-up event at Perkins Rowe.

Late registration still available for 4th Annual Amazing Half Marathon

Registration is still open for the 4th annual Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon. Proceeds go toward the OLOL Children’s Hospital.

YMCA offers year-round swim training

If you’re looking to make a splash in your fitness routine, the YMCA has room in the pool for new members who join their Masters Swimming Program.

  Men who can do 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart disease, study says

Men able to do more than 40 push-ups had a 96% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who were able to do fewer than 10.

  Grow Baton Rouge rolls out ‘Fresh Cube’ mobile market

The goal is to bring fresh food into neighborhoods that don’t have a produce market nearby.

  Woman’s Center for Wellness becomes certified medical fitness facility

Woman’s Center for Wellness is now the only fitness center in the state of Louisiana to be certified through the Medical Fitness Association (MFA).

Southern University to host heart health fitness event

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in Louisiana

  Can a health journal help you crush your fitness goals?

Journaling can help you commit to a healthier lifestyle and help you reach your fitness goals.

  Hundreds of runners wear pink for 2019 Baton Rouge Race for the Cure

2019 Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Race for the Cure is just days away.

Baton Rouge Caribbean taqueria hosts fundraiser for Race for the Cure

The Rum House is joining Susan G. Komen Louisiana in its race to raise $300,000 for breast cancer awareness and research.

Red Stick Roller Derby to host Derby 101 training session

Are you interested in learning how to roller skate? Now’s your chance!

CLINICAL TRIAL: What kinds of exercise are best for elderly people’s health?

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is conducting a clinical trial to study what types of physical activity most benefit the health of elderly people.

PHOTOS: The Louisiana Marathon brings family fun, a lot of lagniappe to streets of Baton Rouge

The streets of Baton Rouge were full of supporters cheering on their loved ones Sunday as they raced for victory in The Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

  La. Marathon participants don’t walk away empty handed, despite race cancellation

There's one thing runners and directors can't prepare for or avoid; the weather.

  The Louisiana Marathon weekend kicks off Friday with fitness expo

The Louisiana Marathon has a lot of lagniappe in store for the thousands of runners participating in the multi-race event and plenty of fun for family and friends cheering them on.

BBB: The ‘skinny’ on weight-loss scams

If you made a resolution to shed a few pounds this year, don’t be fooled by get-slim-quick pills, powders, or juices.

2018 Boston Marathon winner will run Louisiana Half Marathon

Participants in the Louisiana Half Marathon, happening this weekend, can run alongside Olympian and champion marathon runner, Des Linden.

From workout to heart work: Refit 225 Tribe puts relationships over results

Baton Rouge has a pretty big fitness community, but there’s one program that’s on a special mission to condition your body and heart. Refit 225 Tribe aims to give you a workout and what they call “heart work.”

Anna’s Grace Foundation plans Quarter Marathon kickoff celebration

Anna’s Grace Foundation will open the fourth year of its signature Quarter Marathon season with a kickoff celebration.

  Bike share in Baton Rouge should be ready to launch by March

The bikes should be expected to be up and ready to ride by March, according to Downtown Development District Executive Director Davis Rhorer at January’s DDD meeting.

BREC invested over $12M in its parks in 2018

BREC invested over $12 million into parks throughout East Baton Rouge Parish in 2018.Riverbend, Spain Street, Erich, and Lea Sternberg and Fiesta Parks

Resolutions to results: Gold’s Gym shares HIIT exercise you can do at home

Personal trainers at Gold’s Gym in Prairieville say you have to get in the right mindset if you want your resolutions to stick.

BBB offers advice on what to consider before joining a gym

The Better Business Bureau urges people to not just sign up for a membership with the first gym they see. The experts offer some tips for you to consider.