As soon as you walk in the door of Lagniappe Fitness, you feel right at home. These guys had literally just moved in and opened the doors, yet they received us with open arms and everything felt very organised and professional. What else was awesome was that they were offering a 2 week free trial at the time. Which was perfect for us as we were only in NOLA for a short stint.
We really love boxes that offer anything from 1 – 30 day free trials as CrossFit is generally super expensive, especially when traveling. So being offered a free trial gives you the opportunity to still WOD, stay fit, plus you get the chance to meet new people and become a part of the community. It’s also super beneficial for newbies (to CrossFit, or people to the area) to feel welcomed, and not feel pressured to make any decisions right away. They can just jump right in, and get a real good feel for the gym before signing up for any long-term commitments.
We believe giving away a free trial makes for a great business model, and it’s a true testament to what the owners believe in. It shows that the owners truly care about having a stand out gym and reputation, and they really want you to be there, no matter what the cost. It’s not about the money, it’s about being there to change peoples lives, and create a tight knit community that have the same health and fitness goals in mind.
Good news, Lagniappe offers a 7 day free trial, which is just the right amount of time you need to get a feel for how awesome this box is. We guarantee if you’re looking for a box long term in NOLA, then this is the box for you!
Drop in classes are $20, or 5 CrossFit classes are $90 and 10 CrossFit classes are $160.
They also have a CrossFit 45 program which is $119 per month. These 45 minute classes include movements of moderate complexity and typically involve moderate loading. For newer athletes, this program is a fantastic introduction to complexity, loading, and variance.
And they have a traditional CrossFit 60 program for $149 per month. These 60 minute classes expose athletes to the widest degree of complexity, loading, and variance. Workouts are highly varied on duration, format, and type.
The box is a humongous open air warehouse with high ceilings and great light. They have one large industrial fan which is great to melt in front of after every WOD. Being New Orleans, it’s always humid and swampy everyday, so get ready to sweat it out like never before!
They also have a large outdoor area with plenty of room for running, tire flips, farmers carry, prowlers, and all that fun stuff. The box has all the equipment you need to smash any WOD or PR.
Along with a bunch of awesome Lagniappe swag, you can purchase Driven Nutrition pre and post workout supplements. They also have bathrooms and showers and lots of lockers. And their’s plenty of free parking right outside. They also have a water fountain so you can fill up your water bottle for free.
Chandler is the owner and head coach of Lagniappe. He is a former football player, and has been a CrossFitter since 2013. He is an amazing coach and athlete. You can tell he’s super passionate about what he does, and the community he has created. He’s down to earth, knowledgeable, caring, and all about great technique, and all things health and fitness. We can’t rave about Chandler enough, and thoroughly enjoyed our time here training with him.
You can also find coach Jackson Smith at Lagniappe, and you can learn about what a stand up guy he is right here off the one and only, Ellen!!:
So if you’re looking for a box that makes you feel good, the coaches are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, and the people are super friendly and welcoming then this is the box for you! No pretentiousness or awkwardness, just down to earth great people who are there to work hard, and play hard.
Contact Lagniappe Fitness:
ADDRESS: 2726 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70119 USA
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: +1 504-717-0204
Monday to Thursday 5am – 7:30pm
Friday 5am – 6:30pm
Saturday 8am – 11am