The New Orleans Exercist: Boulders, bikes and acrobats this weekend_lowres

In acro yoga, the supporting partner is called the "base" and the elevated partner is the "flyer."

Each week this summer, the New Orleans Exercist brings you news and events for active living in the Big Easy. This week: New Orleans Boulder Lounge is finally ready to open (almost) and you can learn to fly (really).


- Eagerly anticipated rock-climbing gym the New Orleans Boulder Lounge (1746 Tchoupitoulas St.; celebrates its imminent opening tonight with a launch party at 6 p.m. tonight (May 22) at NOLA Brewing (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 301-0117; with beer (of course) and food from Rollin’ Fatties.

- The new Lafitte Greenway bike and pedestrian path includes a public bicycle repair station, which is handy – if you know how to use it. Friends of the Lafitte Corridor hold a how-to workshop on the patio at Mid-City Market (300 block of N. Carrollton Ave.) at 11 a.m. Saturday (May 30). A group bike ride to the French Quarter and back follows at 12:30 p.m. Riders will follow the course of the Greenway and check out the construction progress. (Note: this event is rescheduled from April 18.)

- Bring a friend to try out the impressive-looking acrobatic balances of acro yoga (the elevated partner is known as the “flyer") at the AcroNOLA Festival at Crescent City Aerial Arts (5304 Canal Blvd.; from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 24). For a suggested cost of $10-15, participants can try out sample classes like “Lean On Me” and “(Hand)Stand Up for Yourself.”

Lululemon (333 Canal St., 504-522-3264; hosts the final in a series of free sunset yoga classes at St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave.; at 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 3). Lauren McCabe teaches the class; maximum attendance is 150 people and a limited number of mats are available to borrow.

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