When we ask most people what they do to keep their mental and physical health in check, working out seems to be the universal answer. But unbeknownst to some, working out is more than just weight training at the gym — depending on the person, working out can mean attending a spin class, kickboxing or taking to the studio to channel your inner yogi. No matter which style of workout you prefer, the Carolinas have classes, studios and gyms that appeal to the masses. Discover 15 of the top places to work out in the Carolinas now.
1. Burn Boot Camp | Belmont
Get all the benefits of personal training in a motivating group setting. At Burn Boot Camp, no two workouts are the same — start off with a dynamic warm-up, challenge yourself to a mix of strength and high-intensity interval training, and end with an exercise that’ll leave you feeling your best.
2. ISI Elite Training | Belmont
ISI Elite Training is all about athletic-based workouts. These 50-minute classes burn up to 1,000 calories and keep you on track to reach your fitness goals. With a membership at this specialized gym, you reap the benefits of weekly accountability checkups, as well as baseline and Inbody testing.
3. About Face Total Training | Belmont
Whether you’re a beginner or a true gym fanatic, About Face Total Training is dedicated to getting you to where you want to be no matter your level of expertise. Build your muscles, strengthen your core or improve your flexibility. This gym offers complete training for athletes.
4. CorePower Yoga | Charlotte
From hot yoga and meditation sessions to body-sculpt classes, CorePower Yoga has it all. With over 300 in-person and virtual classes to choose from — ranging in duration from 1 minute to 1 hour — you can practice yoga at any moment of the day. The studio blends the best of strength training, heat, basic yoga principles and mindfulness to create a well-rounded workout for members.
5. Core 704 | Charlotte
Core 704 is Charlotte’s go-to pilates studio. Try out their CoreFORMER class — a 50-minute workout on a resistance-based Pilates machine — or the CoreCLIMBER, a 30-minute full-body workout on their resistance-based customized machine. Stick to one or try out both — they’re high-intensity, low-impact workouts.
6. SPENGA | Charlotte
SPENGA is a three-in-one workout destination that combines the three pillars of fitness into one 60-minute group training workout — 20 minutes of spin, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of yoga. If you’re the type of person who likes to switch up your workout routine and challenge yourself to new exercises led by expert instructors, visit SPENGA.
7. Orangetheory Fitness | Fort Mill
A HIIT studio, Orangetheory Fitness guarantees maximum results. Their classes are designed to charge your metabolism for a more caloric afterburn, creating great results and even greater confidence. Their workouts consist of rowing, cardio exercises and strength training.
8. The Gym at 214 Main | Fort Mill
If you’re the type of person who enjoys working out at all hours of the day — morning, afternoon and night — then The GYM at 214 Main was made for you. This 24-hour fitness facility offers personal training services, jazzercise classes, and high-end equipment for its members to use.
9. iLoveKickBoxing | Fort Mill
What’s a bag-hitting, adrenaline-pumping workout that anyone can do? Kickboxing. If your workout routine has become old and stale, and you’re looking for challenging new exercises that will give you the results you’re looking for, iLoveKickBoxing is a great place to start.
10. RockBox Fitness | Marvin
How do you stay fit, relieve stress and have a good time all at once? You box — specifically at RockBox Fitness. A combination of boxing moves and functional training that targets every part of the body, it’s here that crushing your fitness goals becomes an exhilarating experience. Learn hundreds of rotating exercises and boxing combos while you burn over 1,000 calories at a time.
11. S3 CrossFit | Marvin
S3 CrossFit’s classes appeal to everyone — the oldest members of your family and the youngest ones too. Improve your stamina and strength, register for their bootcamp or put your skills to the test by taking gymnastics. There’s even a Fit Kids and Fit Teens class to ensure that every member of your family feels their best.
12. Alloy Personal Training | Marvin
If you’re looking for one-on-one personal training, Alloy Personal Training was designed for you. Upon your visit, their team will review your health history with you, injuries, short-term and long-term goals, and lay out a plan of action. You’ll also get to sample their equipment.
13. Waxhaw Yoga | Waxhaw
If you’re looking for a tight-knight community of yogis, Waxhaw Yoga is the place for you. This quaint and neighborly studio offers classes every day of the week, allowing you to move your body and quiet your mind. Register for Vinyasa Flow — a class that focuses on coordinating breath with movement — or Deep Stretch which improves flexibility through long, active holds.
14. Crunch Fitness | Waxhaw
At Crunch Fitness, you get all the benefits of a typical gym plus a spa-like atmosphere to rest and recharge at the end of your workout. Every inch of this fitness facility is filled with the best strength and cardio equipment in the industry, as well as saunas, steam rooms and full-service locker rooms. Enjoy group fitness classes, and their dedicated spin and yoga studios too.
15. Club Pilates | Waxhaw
When you take a class at Club Pilates, you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest quality pilates workouts led by an experienced team of instructors. But it’s more than just reformers that they offer — their studio features a variety of apparatus’ including TRX equipment, Exo Chairs, Bosu balls, mats, rollers and more.
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Images courtesy of: Stay Fit 305 (Burn Boot Camp); Faith and Fitness (ISI Elite Training); Kapolei Commons (CorePower Yoga); SweatNET (Core 704, RockBox Fitness); Mindbody (SPENGA); Reed Public Relations (Orangetheory Fitness); LinkedIn (iLoveKickBoxing); S3 CrossFit (S3 CrossFit); Go Solo (Alloy Personal Training); TBBW (Crunch Fitness); Groupon (Club Pilates).