A pub crawl, which leads adventurous drinkers on a tour of a city’s bars, isn’t great for your health.
But the Baton Rouge Fitness Crawl could get you in the shape of your life.
In its second year, the Fitness Crawl, which runs for a week beginning June 15, allows area residents to try new gyms or workout studios for free.
“The idea was for people to go and kind of hop around to find out what kind of gym or class fits them,” said Maryam Diaab, founder of the Crawl and owner of Open Barre, a studio that features several unique classes, such as the ice skating-inspired glide workout and aerial yoga.
Last year 10 gyms and studios took part. This year, 18 will, along with a few health-focused eateries.
A few years ago, Diaab heard of a similar week in larger cities and thought such a promotion would fit Baton Rouge’s growing health and fitness scene.
The Fitness Crawl focuses on several nontraditional workouts, including belly dancing and pole aerobics classes, as well as paddleboard instruction.
“Baton Rouge is an active city, and we have a lot of great gyms and studios,” Diaab said. “I thought it would fun to highlight those.”
Registration begins online today at BRFitnessCrawl.com. Pre-registration is required for most classes, but participation in runs with Happy’s Running Club and paddleboarding sessions with the Muddy Water Paddle Company allow walk-ins, Diaab said.