fitness

Planet Fitness coming to Uptown next to Chima

A new, nearly 22,000-square-foot Planet Fitness, a gym known for its low cost and “No Judgement Zone,” will open Uptown in 2020. “Uptown...

MADabolic secures growth capital, looking to expand from 10 to 35 locations by the end of 2020

MADabolic, a fitness concept founded by former professional hockey players Brandon Cullen and Kirk DeWaele, has secured growth capital from ZGrowth, a...

I did yoga for the first time and had an out-of-body experience

I did yoga for the first time — trying to get better at taking care of myself — and it was a trippy experience. I haven’t always handled stress in the...

8 things I wish I knew before training for a marathon

Personally, I can think of about 3,234 things I’d rather do than run. Even still, the idea of long-distance running fascinates me. It takes a lot to...

10 boutique-style classes you can take at a YMCA

Memberships to boutique-style studios in the Charlotte area typically cost upwards of $200 a month, but with a YMCA of Greater Charlotte membership, free...

The Dowd YMCA’s fancy multi-million dollar expansion is now open, including a CrossFit gym, yoga and barre studios and a rooftop track

Phase one of the Dowd YMCA’s massive expansion and renovation project is complete, including a new CrossFit gym, yoga studio, barre studio and rooftop track....

I tried ClassPass in Charlotte for a week. Here’s how it went.

I’ve scrolled past the advertisement promising a week of free classes at least 100 times, but this month I finally caved and gave ClassPass a try. It always...

Here’s what to expect at Burn Boot Camp, the homegrown Charlotte-area fitness franchise that’s whipping me into the best shape of my life

I’ve been working out at Burn Boot Camp Elizabeth for just under three months now and I’m obsessed with it. The 45-minute, women-centric boot camps...

Dowd YMCA just 4 weeks from opening massive expansion that will compete with the best of Charlotte fitness

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is close to finishing a massive renovation and expansion of its flagship Dowd branch near Uptown. While the 40,000-square-foot...

20 spring races to run this year, including the Know Your Craft 5K and a 24-hour race at the Whitewater Center

Spring is officially here – and you’ve got until June 21 to get a race or two in. March Elizabeth 8K Road Race The race is back for its 32nd year...

10 new student fitness deals to take advantage of while you’re still on that New Year’s resolution grind

It’s that time of year again: We’ve added “get fit” to the top of our list of resolutions and we’re looking to actually do it...

Ten of the best hikes to take once the air cools and the leaves change

Leaf peeping season is upon us, so go forth and explore. Still looking for more? Check out our list of 22 trails within 90 minutes of Charlotte and 10...