Why Was This Personal Trainer Booted from Lafreniere Park?


METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – A personal trainer says he and his clients have been given the boot during his training camp at Lafreniere Park.

Meet Rashad Roussell; a personal trainer who likes to switch things up by getting his clients outdoors.

His clients who live and pay taxes in Jefferson Parish prefer Lafreniere Park.

“It’s beautiful, there’s trees, the weather is nice and you get a better sweat with the sunlight. It’s much better outside,” Alisca Hill said.

But Rashad says he and his clients have repeatedly been asked to leave.

“I remember the first time he was like you got 15 seconds, I done called the cops to get off the premises, you can’t be doing no organized, you can’t be doing no organized workout in the park,” Roussell said.

At our request, a spokeswoman with Jefferson Parish looked into the situation.

She says last week, Rashad and his…

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