Just a few hours away from New Orleans are a host of resorts to enjoy. Portofino Island Resort is situated on 26 beautiful acres in Pensacola Beach, Florida. Located between the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the gentle shores of Santa Rosa Sound, it combines everything you could want in a beach vacation. The “Sky Homes” offer modern conveniences and the design is modern and sophisticated. Guests can choose between a vast array of watersports, fishing and golf; or you can just sit back, relax and watch the dolphins swim by. Portofinoisland.com, 866-966-1420.
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Club Pilates Strong After One Year
Club Pilates, conveniently located in Old Metairie, is celebrating its first anniversary this month. There are more than 55 classes on the schedule each week. The mission of Club Pilates is to bring Pilates to people of all ages and abilities at an affordable price. Pure to the Joseph Pilate’s original Reformer-based “Contrology Method,” the full body workout is modernized with state-of-the-art equipment and all the instructors are comprehensively certified. 2513 Metairie Rd., Metairie, 484-9650, Clubpilates.com/location/oldmetairie.