OUT TO LUNCH finds Baton Rouge Business Report Editor Stephanie Riegel combining her hard news journalist skills and food background: conducting business over lunch. Baton Rouge has long had a storied history of politics being conducted over meals, now the Capital Region has an equivalent culinary home for business: Mansur’s. Each week Stephanie holds court over lunch at Mansur’s and invites members of the Baton Rouge business community to join her. You can also hear the show on WRKF 89.3FM.
Fitness has evolved from being a craze back in the 1970s and ‘80s to becoming a way of life today. Here in Baton Rouge, entrepreneurs have come up with all sorts of interesting and innovative to keep customers in the Captial Region in good shape.
Elle Mahoney is the franchise owner and Louisiana area rep for Orange Theory Fitness, a new type of fitness center that’s taking the local market by storm. Orange Theory offers 60-minute group interval workouts that combine cardio and strength-training with some pretty smart science – pushing participants into the orange zone, where their heart rates are pumping and they’’re burning the maximum amount of calories. Elle opened her first Orange theory in Town Centre in Baton Rouge in 2016.
Alicia Willemet is a veteran yoga instructor and the owner of the Louisiana Yoga School, which officially hung out its shingle earlier this year and offers training to the growing number of yoga instructors in the area. Alicia doesn’t actually have a brick and mortar yoga school; rather, she goes around to different yoga studios and holds her 200-hour training seminars there. Alicia has taught as an instructor at several studios in the area, including Yoga Bliss, Purusa and Agame.