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The tree-topped slopes of the Uwharrie Mountains lead to the observation decks of Stony Mountain Vineyards, where the Furr family produces traditional European red and white wines. In addition to popular varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese, chardonnay, and riesling, the winery produces spirited libations made from raspberries, strawberries, peaches, blackberries, and muscadines. Visitors intrigued by the fruity wines can visit the winery for wine tastings, informative tours, and a panoramic view of the Uwharrie Mountains.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Nestled within the reconfigured walls of an historic area home, Albemarle Pilates and Yoga hosts eclectic sessions that vary in style and intensity. The studio’s schedule includes deep-stretch classes that incorporate mindful breaths and supportive props into a series of held postures that lengthen pupils' telescoping limbs until they can tie their shoelaces in a crowded elevator. Slow flow yoga introduces a controlled dynamism as students link basic postures, or asanas, with cascading transitions. For heated-yoga sessions, instructors warm the practice space to temperatures from 85 to 100 degrees, then lead a physically demanding sequence of poses while the radiating heat loosens joints and herds bodily toxins off into the nearest sunset. Alternately, during each private yoga session, attentive instructors spend 60 minutes refining individuals' technique and alignment, tailoring the instruction to match fitness levels with the studio's alignment-honing arsenal of straps, blocks, and antique corsets.