Jetset Report: A Workout in New Orleans

Sweat Social

Travelers have a new way to keep off the pounds while they’re slugging down beignets, po’boys and muffalettas in New Orleans. The Sweat Social, founded by Rupa Mohan, a former Wall Street executive, makes exercise a snap in the Big Easy with 30-minute workouts called Sweat Socials. We say that’s just short enough to squeeze in between cocktail hour and dinner. Classes, held in the historic French Quarter in Woldenberg Park, combine bodyweight resistance and intervals. This means no equipment is required and exercise mats are provided. Nice!

We’re thinking these little sessions are neat for travelers to connect, and might be ideal for solo travelers, and even groups. The classes run at seven a.m, eight a.m., nine a.m, 10 a.m., three p.m., four p.m., five p.m. and six p.m. on Monday through Friday. Classes on Saturday and Sunday have the same times, however the first class starts at 8 a.m. A group of five or more can request another time or even another location. Just keep in mind that the Mississippi River view at Woldenberg Park doesn’t disappoint. Sweat Social caters to all fitness levels with its 30-minute classes, and you will get personal attention from the instructors, since no class has more than 15 people. Bonus: Frequent travelers to New Orleans can purchase packages. To create a customized program or to book a slot in a class (recommended), contact Rupa Mohan ([email protected]) or book at

How to Get to New Orleans

The following airlines fly in/out of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International AirportAir Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, PeoplExpress, Southwest, Spirit, United, U.S. Airways and VacationExpress.