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The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

1027 Brandon Road
Clover,
SC
US

Flex + Fit cultivates an environment focused on well-being, from sweat-inducing fitness classes to habit-changing cooking classes. This effort was lauded by Charlotte Magazine in its 2012 Best of the Best feature. The group fitness curriculum includes sweat-inducing hot yoga, in which limbs bend and stretch in a studio stoked to the ideal temperature, and air classes that suspend students from the ceiling to execute mid-air yoga, ballet, or fitness moves, or—as recently featured on CNN—to nap.

Complementing the fitness classes are lessons in culinary exploration, hosted by head chefs and tour guides that teach small gatherings to craft meals and sip complimentary libations in an on-site kitchen. The fitness studio’s natural-wood floors give way to a wall-mounted Buddha figurine at the head of classes, and his-and-hers locker rooms lavish hard-working muscles with a soothing downpour from overhead showers bred from two prize-winning Amazonian rain clouds.

550 S Tryon St
Charlotte,
NC
US

Equipment: Gymnastics mats

Students should bring: Bottle of water, dance attire outlined in each class description

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2011

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Q&A with April Nolan, Director And Instructor

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

We specialize in personal attention and have a commitment to creating the best training for each individual. We keep our classes small so that each instructor can analyze her students and provide modifications, variations, and exercises to accommodate individual experience or training level.

Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?

No. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love of movement, dance and physical fitness in our young students. We are committed to teaching appropriate form and alignment to avoid injury or muscle imbalance, while keeping class fun and exciting.

What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?

A typical youth class semester begins with learning or reviewing the basics in the relevant dance form, then progresses through more challenging dance exercises and choreography. A typical weekly class begins with a warm-up and stretch, movement across the floor as individuals or by twos, and ends with center floor group choreography. We encourage our students and celebrate their different personalities.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

All of our youth dance instructors have degrees in dance or have many years experience teaching, performing and training. The majority of our instructors also have certifications in fitness including Pilates, yoga, personal training, and group cardio classes.

1111 Hawthorne Ln, Ste 101
Charlotte,
NC
US

A man of many talents, Antonio Rendon keeps clients healthy in their bodies and minds. Through his website, myTrainerAntionio.com, the personal trainer schedules sessions for individuals or groups to stay active through such activities as boxing, spinning, salsa dancing, or boot camp. Kids improve their speed, power, and dexterity in basketball camps, and self-defense courses teach adults to tackle real-world threats, such as falling pianos. As a lifestyle coach, Antonio combines a focus on mental discipline with an understanding of fitness and nutrition, helping his charges revise their diets and drop unhealthy habits, such as eating cigarettes.

1200 Morehead St
Charlotte,
NC
US

At Pure Body Fitness Studio - Charlotte, clients are motivated to meet their personal fitness goals thanks to a wide range of classes, supportive trainers and coaches, and fun whole-body workouts. Personal training, group training, and bootcamp sessions help trainees burn fat and build strong, healthy bodies, while courses in cycling, yoga, Zumba, and TRX suspension training make for a varied workout structure.

2102 South Blvd.
Charlotte,
NC
US

Tiffany Brown, who has both MS and LPC degrees, focuses on total wellness and functional fitness at her studio, Fit 4 Life. She and her team offer a variety of wellness services,and to complement their classes, instructors also offer group fitness classes, personal training, nutritional guidance, and cellulite-reduction massage treatments, which warm and knead away pesky fat deposits.

8604 Cliff Cameron Dr., Suite 163
Charlotte,
NC
US