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also is trained in evaluating workplace ergonomics. In addition to his job at Southern Orthopedics, Moran is on the physical therapy staff at Children’s Hospital. 2. Mo Crane (Crane Rehab Center, 101 River Road, Jefferson, 828-7696) 3. Beth Winkler-Schmit (Magnolia Physical Therapy, 839 Spain St., 943-8026; 5606 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 733-0279; www.magnoliatherapyla.com)

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Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., 733-1600; www. elmwoodfitness.com) — With four locations, plus gymnastics and Kidsports facilities, Elmwood Fitness aims to keep the entire family fit and healthy and has topped this category for a second year in a row. The club administers to more than building muscles, though. It also offers nutrition and spa services, and you can even get your hair coiffed at the John Jay Salon at the Harahan location. 2. New Orleans Athletic Club (222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375; www.neworleansathleticclub.com) 3. Jewish Community Center (3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., 897-0143; www.nojcc.org)

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Mackie Shilstone (East Jefferson General Hospital Wellness Center, 3601 Houma Blvd., Suite 401, Metairie, 457-3100; www.ejgh.org or www. mackieshilstone.com) — You hear him on the radio talking about health and nutrition,

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he sells supplements and more at his GNC stores, and he’s a trainer, health and lifestyle coach to professional athletes from football players to tennis great Serena Williams. He even helped favorite son John Goodman lose 100 pounds, and offers all kinds of general and specialized training for athletes and common joes alike. 2. Nolan Ferraro (Salire Fitness and Pilates Studio, 214 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 821-4896; www.salirefitness.com) TIE: 3. Donny Duke (New Orleans Athletic Club, 222 N. Rampart St., 525-2375; www.neworleansatheticclub.com) 3. Heather Ryan (Ultimate Fitness, 4930 Prytania St., 891-1203; www.ultimate30.com)

Best Yoga Class

Wild Lotus Yoga (4842 Perrier St., 8990047; www.wildlotusyoga.com) — For the eighth year in a row, Wild Lotus takes the top spot as the best place to take a yoga class. It makes sense, because the studio offers more than 50 classes a week, which Wild Lotus says is the most extensive offering of classes in the Gulf South. The studio also caters to the mind-spirit connection with holistic workshops, concerts and more. 2. Life Yoga Studio (5422 Magazine St., 267-0380; www.lifenola.com) 3. NOLA House of Yoga (4712 Magazine St., 2989893; www.neworleanshouseofyoga.com)

Best Pilates Class

Uncle Joe’s Pilates Studio (8211 Hampson St., 895-5008; www.unclejoespilates.com) — Uncle

Joe’s — the nickname given to Joseph Pilates, originator of the workout regimen — offers classes for people of all fitness levels, and they have come in droves, boosting this Hampson Street studio up two places from last year to claim the top spot as Pilates king. Perhaps it’s because it’s more than just an exercise studio, Uncle Joe’s also helps increase your productivity, elminate stress and enjoy life more. 2. Romney Pilates Center (3701 Magazine St., 895-1167; www.romneypilates.com) 3. Salire Fitness & Pilates (214 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., 821-4896; www.salirefitness.com)

Best Dance Class

Jazzercise (Citywide; www.jazzercise.com) — The secret to this dance workout is that you feel like you’re getting your groove on while going through a full-body workout that includes cardio and strength training as well as stretching. The programs keep expanding, now encompassing hip-hop music, which may be the reason it rose to first place this year. 2. New Orleans Dance Academy (5956 Magazine St., 899-3780; www.neworleansdanceacademy.com) 3. Elmwood Fitness Center (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., 733-1600; www.elmwoodfitness.com)

Best Barbershop

Aidan Gill for Men (550 Fulton St., 566-4903; 2026 Magazine St., 5879090; www.aidangillformen.com) — Where else can you enjoy a cold beer or a tumbler of bourbon while you get a shave

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