Core Revolution CyTRX

Tag teaming along the idea of getting back to some of our older studios and dropping in to see what else they’re about is exactly what we did here at Core Revolution. A newly added class, CyTRX is exactly what you might think it to be. Cycle and TRX strength training give you the perfect…

FlyBeats At Flywheel Charlotte

After visiting Flywheel earlier this year (check out our post here), we knew we had to come back and checkout what else they had to offer. The other week we dropped into Robert’s FlyBeats class and got the skinny on what FlyBeats is all about. A music driven endurance ride with an emphasis on choreography…

Kadi Fit

Some studios you only take notice of the physical place while others you only remember the people and “vibe”. KadiFit is one of the unique gems in Charlotte (Cornelius) that knocks it out of the park with both.  When I came to Charlotte nearly a year ago I began following strangers on social media to…

NC Yoga Bar

NC Yoga Bar is a pop-up yoga community within Charlotte. With awesome and unique locations like the Mint Museum and the McGill Rose Garden, the mother daughter duo behind this Yoga craze teams up with local breweries and unique spaces to bring you an exclusively Charlotte experience. We dropped into a class at the McGill…

Sweat Cycle

I’ve got a new spin studio for you to try that’s got it’s very own unique spin. (get it? Spin!? — I’m so punny) Uniquely focused on cardio, Sweat Cycle, located in the Park Road Shopping Center is a high-intensity cardio dance party. Think blackout lights and disco balls with bangin’ music and tempo driven rides,…

Zumba at Label

I have said this before and I will say this again (I will probably say this ‘till the day I die); I am NOT a dancer. I don’t dance. I can’t dance. So when we learned of the Zumba event at Label (yes that is a nightclub) I knew what I had to do…I had…

South Charlotte CrossFit

Here in Charlotte, CrossFit gyms are like breweries – they’re EVERYWHERE and finding the right one for you can be quite the task. While I am still a self-declared CrossFit newbie I found an awesome box (and one of the Charlotte originals) when I got my sweat on at South Charlotte CrossFit. To lay the groundwork, I…

Camp Gladiator

Camp Gladiator (CG) is a pop-up fitness studio operating  all around Charlotte.  There are over 40 camps in the Charlotte area and their locations are consistent from week to week. Pick the location nearest you and check them out! Known for never cancelling, rain or shine, this dependable workout will challenge you no matter your fitness…

We’re Back Y’all! And Summer Is Here!

Annndddddd we’re back! Happy June everybody! Not only is it kicking off my favorite three months of the year, it’s also my birthday month! It’s just a national holiday if you’re curious 😉 aka Flag Day. May was a whirlwind for us and we APPRECIATE your patience while we fell off the planet. Coming soon…

Coreology

Coreology is a low impact, high intensity, cardio, slow twitch muscle fatiguing workout that is different from almost anything else in Charlotte. How, you might wonder, can you do cardio, while moving so slowly? I’ll tell you. Drop into a class and you’ll experience it first hand. It’s a thing. Class started and I clocked my watch…

OM Yoga Charlotte

Kids are clumsy, especially when they are little, and they fall a lot. New parents might panic the first few times they see their little minion topple over, but it seems like they, the parents, learn relatively quickly “humans are pretty durable.” We are made to fall, get back up again and try doing it…

UFC Gym Charlotte

When I hear UFC, my mind is immediately populated with images of fighting, blood, cages, mohawks and full body beat downs. What I never thought about, prior to checking out UFC Matthews was that these people are in amazing shape and while I may not be ready for the ring, I could definitely benefit from…

Defy Gravity

Do you ever have those days where you just can’t rally for your workout? When spending the whole day inside on your coach is the ONLY thing you can bring yourself to do? When being out of breath sounds like anything but fun? Well I have those days too and I challenge you that even…

Aerial CLT

If you’re looking for a fun way to mix up your fitness or to just to spice up your life with something new, Aerial CLT is definitely a spot to drop into. Watch the video below! Reserve a private class for you and your friends, or pop into one of their intro classes where you’ll…

Iron Butterfly Pilates

Tucked away in the brick buildings of Atherton Mill and Market, this sweat spot, Iron Butterfly Pilates is truly a hidden gem (hidden to me at least). Slow and steady is the trick here and the small studio space ensures one on one attention making for an intimate setting. I signed up for the three…

Madabolic Inc.

After moving from Chicago last June, Madabolic Inc. was my very first taste of Charlotte fitness. Not knowing anything about the fitness scene in Charlotte, I went with the studio that was closest to my condo and boy did I luck into a good one. It’s hard to not be biased as I write about…

Charlotte Martial Arts Academy

When you hear the name “Charlotte Martial Arts Academy”, you probably are thinking of Karate, Kung-Fu, or something else with kicking and punching Ninjas. Or…At least that is what I think of. The cool reality is that, for all of us non-ninjas who are looking to just get in a good workout in, Charlotte Martial…

9Round Dilworth

30 minutes, you’re in, you’re sweaty, and voila you’re on with your day AND class starts whenever you walk-in. Channeling a kickboxng workout, 9Round Dilworth’s 9 stations breakdown your workout into strength, cardio kickboxing, and ab/core components in an all out, high intensity thirty minute workout. This unique approach to fitness makes it accessible, effective…

IM=X Pilates

If you’re looking for some Pilates, check out this fun little spot in South Charlotte. Strength training, lengthening, flexibility, core work and more, working on an reformer (and off) provides options for all levels and abilities. Today I sweat with IM=X Pilates and Fitness lead instructor Holly to experience their version of Pilates, reinvented, re-choreographed,…

Kinetic Heights

Trix are for kids. But gosh are they delicious as an adult…Kinetic Heights is very much the same. Conceptualized as a place for dads to spend time with their daughters, Kinetic Heights is much more than just that. If you have ever watched American Ninja Warrior and thought “Hey, I could do that!” well, this…

Pure Barre Southpark

Odds are you have heard of Pure Barre before. With over 450 franchise locations around the world, it’s one of the most popular workouts you can find. That, for some people (trying to be hipsters), is reason enough to not give this barre class a shot. NEWSFLASH: There is a reason Pure Barre is so…

Hero Fitness Charlotte

A new fitness studio focused on helping others become their own heroes through health, Loryn and Loz have teamed up to bring you a total package wellness fitness studio. Hero Fitness has combined personal training, group classes, yoga, and corporate programs in addition to nutrition coaching, goal setting, accountability and social and community events all…

Dyme Boxing & Fitness

This next studio is exactly why I love doing what I do. When I first moved to Charlotte, all I had as a resource to find fitness studios was Google and Classpass. You (I) formulate a lot of opinions and judgements of places just off the limited information available online. That said, I was very…

Cross Conditioning OCR

There is something to be said about working towards a goal. Many of you may have your fitness goals, weight goals, or just general life goals and drive as much as possible towards those. Setting goals has been a pretty benign thing for me. I want to be stronger, leaner, faster. Those were my goals….

Work For Your Beer

Work For Your Beer is an all-inclusive resource outlining everything you need to know about the beer fitness scene in Charlotte. What’s beer fitness? Well… it’s a lot like Sweat and Sweets. You know – balancing the things you love in life. For us, its cupcakes and cardio. For our besties at WFYB it’s burpees…

Xtend Barre Charlotte

Remember ballet class when you were 10? In those tights that were too tight and those leotards that went straight up your bum? Those days were short lived for me but l was taken back in my first 5 minutes of Extend Barre. Tendu, plie, grand battement jump started class and, as if in a…

Core Revolution

Core Revolution is a new spin studio offering a virtual experience, avatar included. With state of the art tech, they are not just a spin studio. Core Revolution offers a barre class as well as a strength and conditioning class, Rep and Ride. A bright and modern space, you’ll find a balanced full body burn…

CLT Freeletics

CLT Freeletics – CLT Freeletics is a 60-minute, free, pop-up fitness community offering workouts in different spots throughout the Queen City. Highlighting local instructors, you’ll never see the same workout twice. This keeps things fresh and keeps you on your toes, challenging you to get on board, and take life by the horns! This crew…

STAX CrossFit

As it turn’s out, I have no idea who Randy Moss is. If you live in Charlotte and are remotely interested in CrossFit, and don’t know what STAX is… well… the rock you are living under is probably even bigger than mine. It’s okay. We are here for each other. Randy Moss, for the few…

The Dance District

If you haven’t heard of C’Yo yet…get ready. Corey “C’Yo” Brown probably doesn’t even know this, but he was one of the first people on social media to inspire me to start doing sweat dates. Rocking out on instagram and across Charlotte, C’Yo is energy like no one else you have met. That is unless…

Y2 Yoga

If you’re looking for one of the most popular Yoga studios in Charlotte, just count to 2… Y2 that is. Y2 Yoga is one of the biggest and best in Charlotte offering over 100 classes PER WEEK in one location. I feel like an infomercial when talking about Y2 simply because how extensive and versatile…

Functional Fit

About a block south of Sycamore Brewing, a small yet deceivingly effective space is now home to one of the newest studios in Charlotte, Functional Fit. As a new fitness center in SouthEnd, Functional Fit offers a little something for everyone. I hopped into their group strength class last Tuesday and simply loved it! As…

CycleBar Midtown

Remember when VH1 and MTV both played music? Comparing the two (back then) was pretty difficult and it really came down to personal preference. Which DJ’s did you like better? Whose marketing hit you in the right spot? Who played more Brittney? I feel almost the same about trying to compare CycleBar and FlyWheel. Although…

STAX Yoga

When I say “STAX” you probably think of CrossFit and perhaps boot-camp. Guess what? They do Yoga now too! That’s right, STAX just opened their yoga studio this last month and we jumped on board to try it. Known for their CrossFit gym and boot-camp, STAX just unrolled the mat to their new yoga and…

CrossFit Dilworth

As a newbie to CrossFit, I have had some serious preconceived notions as to what “CrossFit” is and what it takes to be a CrossFitter. I had, until recently, only been exposed to CrossFit through what I see on TV with absolutely shredded people doing insanely athletic feats at the CrossFit Games. Without taking an…

Arrichion Charlotte

It is rare being able to say any particular fitness studio is truly unique. Arrichion in SouthEnd Charlotte may actually be able to make that claim. Their signature class, Tiger’s Eye, Combines 22 minutes of blazing hot yoga with 22 minutes of strength training circuit work. Arrichion is legitimately an experience that is hard to…

FastFit Boxing

Have you ever heard the saying “I am a lover not a fighter”? Well, those people probably just don’t know how to fight. If you asked Steve, the owner of FastFit Boxing, he would probably tell you I am one of those who doesn’t know how to fight – At least not yet and/or not…

Flywheel Charlotte

Flywheel Charlotte boasts bikes, blood pumping music and the latest technology to keep you moving faster and further forward. Flywheel was created to jump-start your day, week and life. This is nothing less than high-energy and inspiring. Flywheel Charlotte has created a workout and a community that enables all of their riders to elevate themselves…

Masters Swimming

Masters swimming is a unique and relatively under-promoted niche in the fitness world. If you haven’t been exposed to swimming for fitness before you are out of school, you probably have no idea this even exists. Did you know there are “swim lessons” for adults looking to do a little bit more than just tread…

Orange Theory

Orange Theory offers a 60-minute workout that incorporates high intensity intervals of cardio and strength training. The class is split with thirty minutes on the treadmill (or bike if you are looking to go light on your knees) rocking intervals of mixed sprints on hills and flat roads and then flips you to the strength…

Hilliard Studio Method

Hilliard Studio Method takes barre up a few notches and utilizes an array of tools to push you to your edge. In an energy charged 60 minutes of low impact exercises, Hilliard Studio Method will have your legs shaking, your buns burning and your arms feeling like Jello before you leave. While this workout burns…

Ultimate CrossFit

Ultimate CrossFit focuses on strength, cardio, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, and accuracy by focusing on performing functional movements at a high intensity. Ultimate CrossFit is truly about helping everyone achieve their fitness goals and while you get a team atmosphere each workout is your own to make it what you need. Ultimate CrossFit aims…

AIR® Charlotte

AIR® Charlotte is a 50-minute intense aerial fitness training class fusing elements of conditioning, Pilates, yoga and even HIIT (high intensity interval training) in the interval class on aerial hammocks. This highly effective fitness program is designed to strengthen, lengthen and tone your physique in a truly fun and unique environment. AIR® Charlotte is not…

HSM | Core

HSM | Core introduces a great way to work your muscles to their edge and get a full body, low impact workout without jumping into a pool. Pilates is an excellent way to supplement your workouts for those cardio animals out there, as well as get you back on the road to recovery for the…

Royal Change

When you hear bootcamp, you may have a picture of running around outside in the rain with drill sergeants yelling at you for not doing enough push ups or having incorrect form. When it comes to working out and getting your sweat on, if you’re like me, having people yell at you is probably pretty…