I'm moving down to NOLA in July, and was hoping someone might be able to recommend a gym in the city to me. It doesn't have to be super fancy, just somewhere that has bumper plates and chalk. I've already contacted the Velocity Sports facility there, and they won't let me on the platforms unless I'm working with a trainer.
When I'm in town, I sometimes hit a gym on veterans (in metairie) but they don't even have space for olympic lifts, let alone equipment.
A viable option might be at the local university gyms (Tulane, UNO etc) if you can swing access there.
Yeah, I was thinking about trying to get in at Tulane/Loyola, but I don't know if they will have bumpers available to me. I know most colleges don't.