OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
When you look back at the human form – at Venus de Milo from 100 BC, or Michelangelo’s David from the 1500’s – the ideal human body hasn’t changed much at all. But with the advent of progress like the automobile, and the ability to gather food while sitting in an automobile, retaining our ideal body shape has led to all kinds of creative ideas.
The latest to arrive here in New Orleans is called Orange Theory Fitness. It’s a workout based on what they call the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption, or EPOC.
Elle Mahoney is the Louisiana franchise holder of Orange Theory Fitness. Elle has opened her first studio in Mid City and is expanding across the city and the state.
Isabelle Cossart is the owner of an all-organic New Orleans orange orchard, called Isabelle’s Orange Orchard, and a company called Tours by Isabelle which provides, as you may have guessed, tours by Isabelle.
This episode of Out to Lunch owes as much to Sesame Street as it does to Wall Street. Brought to us by the color orange, it's a look at New Orleans business from Orange Theory to orange orchards.