If your New Year’s resolution is to get up, get going and get fit (and whose isn’t?), we can help. One way to make maintaining an exercise regimen easier is to combine a physical activity with something else you enjoy. Make it fun. With that in mind, here are three suggestions.


Music critics have placed Stephanie Jordan in the company of stars such as Dianna Krall and Dianne Reeves, but she’s renowned for her poise and elegance as well as her jazz vocals. Likely contributing to that stage presence is the fact that she’s also a Pilates instructor. Her free weekly classes set core work to jazz classics.

4 p.m. Wednesdays, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Visitors Center, Dutch Alley, 916 N. Peters St., between Dumaine and St. Phillip.


When the Tai Chi and Pilates classes are held indoors, the architecture and art collection of the New Orleans Museum of Art serve as backdrops. When the classes are outside, the setting is the lush 5 acres of the Sculpture Garden, which is designed around 60 artworks. NOMA offers wellness classes in collaboration with East Jefferson Wellness Center.

Tai Chi is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays; Pilates from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays; both are at NOMA, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, in City Park. Classes are $5; free for NOMA and East Jefferson Wellness Center members. To register, call (504) 456-5000.


Longue Vue House & Gardens puts a twist on its yoga hour with Vino & Vinyasa, following up the class with a wine tasting. The next event will be Feb. 23. Longue Vue also offers traditional yoga and Family Flow classes.

$5 donation suggested, 7 Bamboo Road, New Orleans. Call (504) 488-5488 for more information.

More photos from all of the events ä 4G.