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Second Line Fitness

Offering group fitness classes to individuals of all ages

Our Classes

Our mobile program "Bring Fitness to You" is designed to bring workouts to our client's facility for convenience and comfort. You provide the venue, we provide the fitness and fun.

About Us

Second Line is a fitness company offering group fitness to people of all ages and fitness levels. Born and raised in uptown New Orleans (13th ward), founder, Ivy (Gaston) Whittington has always enjoyed the unique rhythms of New Orleans style music and attending second line parades on Sundays with friends and family. Growing up in New Orleans, there was never a reason needed to join a second line, just an umbrella, handkerchief or fancy foot work.
So what is a Second Line? Second line is a tradition in brass band parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. The “main line” or “first line” is the main section of the parade, or the brass band members. Those who follow the band just to dance and enjoy the music are called the “second line.”

Our team is comprised of seasoned professionals with a passion for fitness and wellness. All instructors are licensed in multiple Zumba specialties, and various other group fitness programs offering a broad selection of options to fit your needs. We have formulated routines that teach our clients entertaining ways to exercise. With each visit, we engage you in workouts that not only prevent injuries, but which also build strength.


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Filé Fitness (pronounced Fee Lay) is a New Orleans inspired aerobic fitness program that incorporates the rich culture of New Orleans style music, rhythms and dance movements creating a dynamic pulsating experience that celebrates fitness.  Creator Ivy (Gaston) Whittington wanted to give the world a taste of New Orleans tradition, dance and music by bringing her culture to the fitness industry.  The best way to spice up your workout is to add filé to it; and then you have a gumbo of rhythms.

Stay tuned for more information about the Filé Fitness launch, apparel and licensing.