NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Make Your Move Foundation and New Orleans City Park have partnered to bring Move Ya Brass, a fun and funky fitness program, to Mid-City through the end of June. Through this partnership, New Orleans City Park will offer Move Ya Brass signature classes FREE to the community including: Shakeout Run, Stretch Ya Brass, and Move Ya Brass. For more information on classes, please visit to see how the fitness movement got started.
“City Park is thrilled to partner with Make Your Move through their Move Ya Brass classes to provide more opportunities for New Orleans to get up and move, spend more time outside, and learn something new. These opportunities are a huge part of City Park’s Mission.” – said Amanda Frentz, Director of Public Relations, New Orleans City Park.

Classes will meet at the Plaza between City Putt and the Great Lawn in City Park.

Monday at 6 p.m. – Shakeout Run
Start your week off with a 2-3-mile run, jog, walk or stroll beneath the majestic oak trees of City Park.
*Through October 28

Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. – Yoga
End your day with a stress relieving, soulful stretch. In just 45 minutes, you’ll release the tension in your mind and body, resetting yourself for the rest of the day or week.
*Through May 29

Saturday from 9-10 a.m. – Bounce Ya Brass
Teaching signature NOLA bounce moves in an aerobics format, open to all levels and ages. There is no need to know how to dance to enjoy class and get the best cardio workout of your life!
*Through June 29

Make Your Move is a 501(c)3 organization with its’ mission to bring Move Ya Brass Fitness and Educational Programming to the community. Make Your Move provides free community classes and youth programming, encouraging healthy lifestyles by providing access to fun fitness programming. 

Make Your Move foundation and Move Ya Brass fitness was founded by New Orleans Songbird Robin Barnes after facing health struggles. She vowed to take better care of herself in the same strength, resilience and passion she has for her hometown city. However, she didn’t want to do this new journey alone.  So, she put a call out on social media for fans to “move” alongside her.  Hence, Move Ya Brass was born. It quietly grew bigger and bigger with each meetup. Soon, the lifestyle group’s regular wellness and fitness gatherings burgeoned to 500 members and counting. Now, it features multiple classes, custom events, merchandise, and more.

“You come as a stranger, but you leave as family,” says founder Robin Barnes. “Our mission is to promote a happy, positive and healthy lifestyle and to encourage celebration of our daily lives by taking you off the sidelines and into a New Orleans second line! We are excited to offer these classes to the community through this partnership with City Park and give everyone the opportunity to Move Ya Brass!