The citizens of Lafayette Parish have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of physical activities such as biking, running, horseback riding, golf, as well as a large selection of fitness clubs and studios.
Red Lerille’s Health and Racquet Club, better known as Red’s, was established in 1963 in a very small building on Johnston Street. Forty-eight years later it encompasses 20 acres, including 210,000 square feet under roof, making it one of the largest and longest-running health clubs in the country.
Red’s includes two separate co-ed fitness facilities, a women’s only and youth workout facilities. Other amenities include a large cardiovascular training area, three indoor tennis courts, 20 outdoor tennis courts, a full collegiate-size basketball court, four racquetball courts, a squash court, a junior Olympic adult pool, two indoor pools and a kids mini water park. Also included are four separate group fitness rooms, Pilate’s equipment room, a kinesis training room, outdoor and indoor boot camp courses and a new 10,000-square-foot athletic training facility. Other facilities include a boxing gym, snack bar, pro shop, coffee bar, lounge and nursery.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletics
The university participates in NCAA Division I football, baseball, women’s soccer, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, track and field and cross country. Club and intramural sports, such as the past national champion water ski team, are also offered. These nationally recognized programs continue to grow and succeed each year.
Congratulations to the UL Ragin’ Cajuns! The New Orleans Bowl Championship was a major milestone for the entire community. In addition to a major win, the football team brought national attention to Lafayette.
Acadiana businesses and residents enjoy watching their Ragin’ Cajun athletic events. For news, schedules, statistics and tickets visit www.ragincajuns.com.
MEMBER FITNESS CLUBS
24-7 Fit — 337.408.3222
American Bodyworks — 337.456.3779
Red Lerille’s Health Club — 337.984.7738
SNAP Fitness/Advanced Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic — 337.456.7983
The Center for Work Rehabilitation at The Fontana Center — 337.234.7018
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
City Park Golf Course — 337.291.5557
Vieux Chenes Golf Course — 337.837.1159
Wetlands Golf Course — 337.291.7151
MEMBER PRIVATE GOLF COURSES
Le Triomphe Golf Course — 337.856.9005
Oakbourne Country Club — 337.235.6426
Farm D’Allie Golf Club — 337.886.2227
PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS
Earl Jay Chris Pool — 337.291.8827
Girard Park Pool — 337.291.8352
ML King Swimming Pool — 337.291.8090
OJ Mouton Swimming Pool — 337.291.5517
MEMBER BOWLING ALLEYS
Lafayette Lanes — 337.234.8384
MEMBER MOVIE THEATERS
Grand Theater 16 — 337.210.1631
Grand Theater 14 South Lafayette — 337.984.5040
Kart Ranch — 337.837.5278
Rok Haus — 337.981.8116
In addition to the places mentioned above, Lafayette offers many more interesting sites to visit – including UL Lafayette’s Cypress Lake and numerous neighborhood parks and biking trails.