LiveWell Louisiana

Get Your Sweat On

The Sweat Social invites tourists and locals alike to get their bodies movin'.
August 1st, 2016 by: Misty Miloto

A special new offering at the Loews New Orleans Hotel is now being offered by Rupa Mohan, CEO at The Sweat Social. Mohan, who spent 10 years working in finance — mostly on Wall Street — found that her heart just wasn’t in her career. She had always been a fitness junkie, so, for fun, she became certified as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She and her husband had always talked about living abroad, and, in 2014, they booked one-way tickets to Bangkok and embarked on a journey of long-term travel.

“Staying fit when traveling is so difficult,” she explains. “Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, finding effective fitness solutions can be a challenge. While hotel gyms provide a great service, they are often uninspired spaces where you have to navigate your way around unfamiliar equipment and figure out what to do. The Sweat Social solves all of that. We create workouts purpose-built for the needs of travelers. Our services are effective, efficient and fun! We aim to take the chore out of doing a workout when on the road by providing a fitness experience you won’t find at home.”

FUEL, the new bootcamp-style fitness class now being offered at Loews, takes place on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the hotel’s Piazza d’Italia courtyard. The high-intensity workout incorporates strength, toning and kickboxing activities. The Sweat Social also holds other fitness classes in unique locations across the city, including riverfront pavilions, courtyards and other hotels. All of the classes range from 30 to 45 minutes.

According to Barry Rodriguez, director of sales and marketing at Loews New Orleans Hotel, partnering with The Sweat Social offers a fun break from the usual travel routine and a new workout option for locals. “We’re always working to provide a luxury experience that meets the needs of our guests,” he says. “Travelers these days are often looking to maintain their healthy lifestyle routines even when they’re away from home, and we wanted to make sure we’re catering to those needs. Although we offer a fullservice fitness center well-appointed with exercise machines, yoga classes and personal training sessions, we wanted to give guests another fitness option that would be unique to New Orleans.” Classes cost $20,