Hour Blast is a fun, fast paced, high intensity interval training workout that will have you in the best shape of your life! In an hour long class we combine cardio (on the treadmill) and strength/resistance training exercises (on the floor) to give you the most bang for your buck and a workout that will leave you dripping from head to toe. It is truly a full body workout. We offer a walking, jogging and running option in each class to fit a variety of fitness levels. We love to “sprint to the finish”, “race to the top”, “make every rep count” and continuously strive to “beat the burn”! Our instructors will motivate you to work harder than you’ve ever worked before, encouraging you to get stronger, faster, leaner and overall happier about exercising.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Wendi Luke

owner and instructor of Hour Blast Uptown
is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Trainer.

She calls New Orleans home after moving here in 2005 from her hometown of Hammond, LA. She grew up competing in both dance and cheerleading. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University where she cheered on the collegiate level for 2 years before starting nursing school. After graduation, she spent 9 years working as a nurse, followed by 3 years as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She completed several half marathons and after having her third son, she discovered Hour Blast and has never been happier. After 3 years as a loyal Hour Blast client she became an instructor. Wendi is excited to have the opportunity to take over Hour Blast and continue this wonderful community that Karen Eastman and Courtney Montgomery established. She lives Uptown with her husband, Bennett, and 3 sons (Finn, Park, & Lennon).



Courtney Montgomery

founder, partner and instructor of Hour Blast
is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer.

She was born and raised in New Orleans. Courtney grew up playing sports, but soccer and running were her favorites. She has completed 3 half marathons. Courtney attended the University of Alabama where she received her teaching certification before moving back home. She was a teacher at Trinity Episcopal School before she had her daughter, Ellie and son,Walker. After having children, she began working out with a personal trainer. She fell in love with it, became certified,and started personal training for 3 years before opening Hour Blast with her good friend and business partner, Karen Eastman. At this point in her life, she has 1 hour a day to workout. She strongly believes that HB is the place to be!

Karen Eastman

founder, partner and instructor of Hour Blast Uptown
is an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer.

She calls New Orleans home after moving here in 2004 from her hometown of Birmingham, AL. She grew up competing in both tennis and cheerleading. Her love of cheerleading eventually landed her a job with Universal Cheerleaders Association where she taught cheer and dance from 1998-2002 while attending the University of Alabama. After graduation she spent 8 years working in finance at Wells Fargo. In December, 2010 she opened Hour Blast Uptown with close friend and business partner, Courtney Montgomery and has never been happier about going to work every day! She lives Uptown with her husband and son born in 2014. You can usually find her sweating in an Hour Blast class 3-4 times a week, bike riding in Audubon Park with her family or playing USTA tennis.



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