Heroic Fitness tailors workouts to client needs. While weight loss may be achieved through all their programs, they can make it the primary focus with an emphasis on keeping the pounds off. Trainers can also prep participants for sports, customizing routines to enhance competitive edges. They can train clients to defend themselves, as well, with kick boxing, which also burns up to 500 calories an hour, forming slimmer, toned figures. For a mixed-bag method of fitness, they also organize boot camps that include resistance training, cardio, weightlifting, and more.
Studio 51 Fifty empowers individuals by providing them with the equipment, instruction, and motivation they need to pursue a healthier way of life. In a supportive and noncompetitive setting, the trainers help visitors work toward their particular fitness goals by leading a broad variety of classes. Kickboxing lessons combine cardio work and strength training into each workout and focus on developing the core muscle groups in particular. Their Pilates sessions draw inspiration from the Stott method, teaching students how to perform precise, controlled movements while using the various apparatuses?including Reformers and Towers?to facilitate each muscle-toning exercise. Studio 51 Fifty even offers kettlebell workouts, which build strength by using swinging and lifting exercises that mimic the movements found in real-world activities, such as shoveling, performing farm work, or hand-delivering shipments of kettlebells.
Kelly Wood started her career with nothing but a vision. That, and a handful of boas. Toting a traveling pole, the single mother of four began to conduct private pole-dancing parties within the living rooms of local Charlotte women before opening up her own private studio, Pole Dance Charlotte. Today, Kelly's studio bustles with both aspiring students and seasoned pole-dancing instructors during classes throughout the week.
Exposed brick walls surround the forest of chrome poles that spring up from the studio's 1,500 square feet of warehouse style floors, from which instructors lead classes in both pole technique and pole fitness. They even offer onsite private or semiprivate lessons, where they set up their traveling poles in the comfort of a student's own home or spot in a particularly lengthy airport security line.
Evolution packs its exposed-brick walls with certified personal trainers, state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, and a kaleidoscope of heart-pumping fitness classes. During the two one-hour personal-training sessions, muscle mavens help bodies reach their health and fitness goals with customized workouts aimed at weight loss, sports-specific endurance, or other athletic aspirations (each a $75 value). With a two-week membership, sweat seekers can sample dozens of group exercise classes such as power yoga, martial arts, kettlebell fundamentals, and intermediate levitation (a $50 value). While skeleton husks sweat off spare tires on the treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines, flat-screen televisions keep brains distracted from thoughts of seceding from the body.
The word shala means home in Sanskrit, and that's exactly what Yoga Shala Charlotte strives to be for its students. At the intimate studio, licensed instructors lead daily classes, monthly workshops, and teacher trainings in traditional Vinyasa-style yoga, helping students gain strength and flexibility in a sunlit and peaceful space. The friendly staff is passionate about creating a welcoming and healing environment.
Instructors at Charlotte Martial Arts Academy pride themselves on building confidence and self-discipline in their adult and youth students learning judo, jiujitsu, and other martial arts. These qualities are foregrounded in the Academy creed, which emphasizes "discipline, honor, peace, and respect." Not only does every class cover the proper way to kick, punch, and karate-chop a block of wood into two perfectly whittled black belts, but each also includes lessons on health and fitness. Safety, however, is always the top priority. Though a number of distinct martial arts styles are taught, instructors also combine techniques to equip pupils with the skills for real-life self-defense scenarios.
Senseis Michael Price and Mary Roberts don't merely call upon their years of experience when they're on the mat; they also train continuously to keep their self-defense and teaching skills sharp. In addition to their class curricula, they also also host private birthday parties where a karate lesson, cake, and decorations create a memorable occasion.