Fitness Classes in North Carolina

One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Natural Self Yoga School (75% Off)

Natural Self Yoga School

Greensboro

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$100 $25

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10, 15, or a Month of Martial Arts Classes at Kraze Fitness and American Martial Arts Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Kraze Fitness and American Martial Arts Academy

Winston-Salem

Martial arts classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, MMA, muay thai kickboxing, taekwondo, and wrestling

$60 $29

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Ten or Twenty CrossFit Bootcamp Classes at CrossFit Durham (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Durham

Durham

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$200 $49

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Jazzercise Classes at East Cary Jazzercise Studio (Up to 67% Off)

East Cary Jazzercise Studio

Cary

Instructors lead choreographed routines in 60-minute full-body workouts that help burn calories, build flexibility, and tone muscles

$35 $16

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20 Yoga Classes from Porters Neck Yoga & Spa (55% Off)

Porters Neck Yoga & Spa

Bayshore

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$200 $90

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Six Training Sessions from Healthy Silhouette (65% Off)

Healthy Silhouette

High Point

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$450 $158

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One Month of OnRamp Crossfit or CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 828 (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit 828

Asheville

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit's functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

$75 $19

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One or Three Months of CrossFit Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Gastonia (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Gastonia

Gastonia

Cycle through a series of intense exercises in boot-camp classes that emphasize functional fitness

$50 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Women’s Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Burn Boot Camp (Up to 88% Off)

Burn Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Former professional baseball player helps women lose weight and tone bodies in up to 124 camps per week

$227 $35

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Boot-Camp Classes and Personal Training at NuLevel Training (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

NuLevel Training

Apex

Boot-camp classes incorporate kettlebells, suspension trainers, and battle ropes for workouts that tone bodies and torch calories

$119.99 $49.99

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3, 6, or 12 Cardio or Core Sessions at With Pure Heart Center For The Healing Arts (Up to 58% Off)

With Pure Heart Center For The Healing Arts

Indian Trail

Cardio and core sessions target specific areas to improve, each followed by a soothing 20-minute session of limbering Thai stretching

$195 $89

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$7 for $20 Worth of Fitness Classes — NO Limits Dance and Fitness

No Limits Dance And Fitness

Monroe

From the merchant: Want to take a dance class or a fitness class? We have you covered. From Ballet, ZUMBA, SPIN, BOOTY BLASTER & More!

$20 $7

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4 Weeks of Indoor Boot-Camp Classes or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Athletic Edge Sports Performance (Up to 61% Off)

Athletic Edge Sports Performance

Mooresville

Certified trainer leads students of all fitness levels during challenging indoor boot-camp sessions

$255 $100

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Four or Eight Modern Contemporary Jazz or Hip Hop Dance Classes at Dancefit By Vee (Up to 76% Off)

Dancefit By Vee

Wake Forest

Jazz classes blend a variety of styles including funk, modern, and street jazz; hip hop classes burn calories to the rhythms of modern music

$60 $18

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Four Hours of Personal Training or One or Two Months of CrossFit Classes at Phalanx CrossFit (Up to 62% Off)

Phalanx CrossFit

Sanford

Certified trainers lead students of all athletic experience levels through high-intensity routines of functional exercises

$100 $45

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5 CrossFit Foundations Classes or 10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit High Threat (Up to 63% Off )

Crossfit High Threat

Matthews

CrossFit workouts challenge and sculpt muscles with intense functional movements; foundations classes help beginners learn proper techniques

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes or Two Personal Training Sessions at Body Manager Fitness Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Body Manager Fitness Studio

Garner

Instructor with more than two decades’ experience motivates clients to reach their fitness goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises

$50 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Nashville MMA East (54% Off)

Nashville Mma East

Randleman

Students can attend unlimited beginner kickboxing classes; classes meet Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 7 p.m.

$135 $62

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Five or Ten Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Bootcamp Classes at No Limit Training Company (Up to 76% Off)

No Limit Training Company

Cornelius

High-energy group classes challenge participants through combination of boxing, plyometrics, body weight exercises, and flexibility training

$50 $12

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Ten or Twenty CrossFit Classes at Dragonfly CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

Dragonfly CrossFit

Holly Springs

Holistic health and fitness center helps trainees of all levels tobuild core strength and improve conditioning through variable workouts

$150 $27

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit 007 (65% Off)

Crossfit 007

Lillington

Certified CrossFit coaches lead group classes through short, intense workouts

$140 $49

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at MMAXOUT Fitness OBX (Up to 66% Off)

MMAXOUT Fitness OBX

Kitty Hawk

Five-stage regimen including interval trianing, plyometrics, and cardio keeps muscles strong and fit and minds engaged

$100 $39

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$20 for $40 Worth of Glacier Walking — Fitness Edge

Fitness Edge

Clemmons

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$40 $20

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Integral Yoga Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Integral Yoga Studio

Morrisville

Students flow through yoga routines in calming classes that incorporate breathing exercises, asanas, and meditation

$150 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes or a 10-Class Pass for Hot Yoga at Get Twisted (Up to 45% Off)

Get Twisted

Hope Mills

A studio with a duo of certified instructors offers AcroYoga, as well as forms of yoga including hot, restorative, and yin

$60 $38

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5 or 10 Private Yoga-and-Pilates Combo Classes for One or Two at Cape Fear Dance Theatre (Up to 78% Off)

Cape Fear Dance Theatre

Wrightsville Beach Park

Pilates meets yoga during exercise programs that work the whole body to increase flexibility, align the spine, and build strength

$500 $119

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Body by Buck (Up to 77% Off)

Body by Buck

Stallings

Indoor boot-camp classes blend interval and CrossFit-style training, including exercises with kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes

$150 $39

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Five Cardio Kickboxing Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Sessions at 9Round (Up to 58% Off)

9Round

Multiple Locations

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute cardio kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

$60 $25

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Group Fitness Classes or Personal Training at No Limits Training Center (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

No Limits Training Center

Pfafftown

Instructors lead groups through Strength training, Endurance training, Olympic lifting technique and coaching, and Power lifting workouts.

$140 $59

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$275 for $500 Worth of Personal Training — Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Synergy Fitness Training Co.

Southern Pines

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$500 $275

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$35 $18.75

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Daylong Yoga Retreat for One, Two, or Four at Life Mission USA (Up to 61% Off)

Life Mission USA

Mebane

Daylong retreat includes a yoga class, lunch, discussion, and meditation

$99 $47

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Five or Ten 90-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Peaceful Dragon Dojang (50% Off)

Peaceful Dragon Dojang

Mount Airy

Personal trainers can use a variety of methods, including martial arts and cardio kickboxing, to help clients achieve fitness goals

$130 $65

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6-Week Outdoor Boot Camp from Busy Bee's Bodies (65% Off)

Busy Bee's Bodies

Charlotte

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$120 $42

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One Class for Two or One Month of Aerial-Boot-Camp Classes at Cirque de Vol Studios (Up to 60% Off)

Cirque de Vol Studios

Downtown Raleigh

Instructors lead circus and fitness classes, including Aerial Boot Camp, Acro Play Yoga, Hoop Dance, Hand Balancing, Meditation, and Zumba

$40 $16

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10 Hot Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Hot Yoga Classes at Ganesha's Yoga and Wellness (Up to 81% Off)

Ganesha's Yoga and Wellness

Greensboro

Yoga classes for beginners to advanced that are taught in 105-degree infrared hot heat and take practitioners through 26 poses

$100 $19

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$27 for $49 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pro Body Metrics

Pro Body Metrics

Winston Salem

From the merchant: State of the art Body Fat testing using Body Metrix Ultrasound equipment. 7 site Jackson/Pollock method used.

$49 $27

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Four Weeks of Boot Camp, or Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions from Athletic Transformation (Up to 51% Off)

Athletic Transformation

Multiple Locations

Trainers help clients get in shape and reach their fitness goals during outdoor boot camp or personal-training sessions

$80 $39

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5 or 10 Classes at My Inner Power Yoga (Up to 55% Off)

My Inner Power Yoga

Cary

Brenda Schnable combines various yoga techniques to create her unique style; classes include traditional yoga and Brenda’s Qi Infused Yoga

$55 $30

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Ripxfit Fitness Studio (45% Off)

Ripxfit Fitness Studio

Wilmington

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$550 $303

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$33 for $60 Groupon — Grind Time Innovations

Grind Time Innovations - Everything Kayo

Laurel Oak Ranch

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$60 $33

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Four-Week Intro Course for One or Two at Summit CrossFit (Up to 68% Off)

Summit CrossFit

Asheville

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

$200 $67

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One or Two Months of Jujitsu, Boxing, and Fight-Fit Classes at Mid-South Boxing and Fitness Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Mid-South Boxing and Fitness Academy

Concord

Boxing lessons, brazilian jujitsu, and a martial-arts course that incorporates CrossFit exercises with self-defense techniques

$125 $39.99

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One-Day Group Yoga Hike for One or Two from Northeast Mountain Guiding (Up to 66% Off)

Northeast Mountain Guiding

Crowders Mountain State Park

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

$95 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at SureFire CrossFit (65% Off)

Surefire Crossfit

Huntersville

Brand-new 24/7 CrossFit gym; includes a full Globo-Gym at your disposal

$125 $44

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One or Three Private Softball Lessons at The Performance Academy (Up to 58% Off)

The Performance Academy

Apex

Students learn the basic fundamentals and advanced skills of softball

$45 $20

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at CrossFit Indian Trail (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Indian Trail

Indian Trail

Instructors help exercisers of all ability levels build functional strength at an inclusive, community-oriented gym

$130 $49

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One Month of Fundamentals Classes or CrossFit Workouts at CrossFit MNC (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available

CrossFit MNC

Monroe

Fundamentals classes introduce newcomers to CrossFit techniques and equipment; CrossFit classes provide full-body workouts at high intensity

$96 $45

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10 or 20 Yoga or Mat Pilates Classes at Ahlara International (Up to 67% Off)

Ahlara International

Morrison Plantation

Instructors lead groups of students through balancing, restorative movements suited for a variety of levels during yoga or Pilates classes

$120 $47

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp and Yoga Classes for One or Two at Gunn's Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Gunn's Fitness

Matthews

Shape magazine–lauded personal trainer and Air Force staff sergeant whip bodies into shape using athletic and military training

$125 $25

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Access to FastFit Boxing (Up to 84% Off)

FastFit Boxing

Cornelius

Unlimited access to boxing gym with 30-, 45-, and 60-minute workout classes that can start when you walk in the door

$47.50 $9

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Five Dance-Fitness Classes at Fitness A to Z (Zumba Fitness Studio) (63% Off)

Fitness A To Z

Lexington

From the merchant: Zumba® Fitness is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party toward joy & health.

$30 $11

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Group Training Sessions at Mash Elite Performance (Up to 70% Off)

Mash Elite Performance

Advance

Boot-camp group training sessions focus on functional, effective exercises that boost strength and stamina

$125 $51

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2 or 3 months of CrossFit Light at Morrisville Community CrossFit (Up to 66% Off)

Morrisville Community CrossFit

Morrisville

Training regimens keep mind and body engaged with an ever-changing barrage of high-intensity exercise built on functional movements

$320 $115

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Three Barre Fitness Classes from Barre Fusion (65% Off)

Barre Fusion

Hope Mills

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$60 $21

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3 Weeks of Boot Camp Classes from Triple a fitness (70% Off)

Triple A Fitness

Olde Providence North

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$180 $54

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp and Cross-Training Classes at G.I. GYM Bootcamp & Cross Training (73% Off)

G.I. GYM Bootcamp & Cross Training

North Raleigh

Instructors lead cross-training and boot-camp-style workouts infused with intervals of kickboxing, weight training, and kettlebell exercises

$75 $20

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One or Two Months of Group-Training Classes for One or Two at Foundation Fitness (Up to 69%Off)

Foundation Fitness

Greensboro

Get in shape in motivating group-fitness classes

$200 $69

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from X-Fierce Fitness (65% Off)

X-fierce Fitness

Winston-Salem

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$300 $105

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Wytha Balance Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Wytha Balance Yoga

Durham

Yoga studio offers Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Hatha classes for adults and classes for kids dealing with symptoms associated with ADHD

$70 $25

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$48 for $95 Worth of Bootcamp Classes at Train With Intensity

Train With Intensity

Ruritan Park - Cary

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$95 $48

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5 or 10 Group Personal-Training Sessions for Up to Five People from Fit with Fab (Up to 55% Off)

Fit with Fab

Wilmington

Fabio Alicea helps clients of all fitness levels create a healthy routine that works toward achieving their lifestyle goals

$290 $130

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Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

$126 $39

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Month of Unlimited Moms and Women's Bootcamp Classes for One or Two at Burn Boot Camp (Up to 89% Off)

Burn Boot Camp

Concord

Trainer Mike Hartshorne leads calorie-torching workouts geared towards women and moms; select sessions include free childcare

$227 $32

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Three, Five, or Seven Dog-and-Owner Boot-Camp Classes (Up to 70% Off)

Happy Paws Bootcamp

Gastonia

A fitness trainer and a dog trainer guide you and your canine through total-body workouts; dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome

$75 $26

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Eight-Week Diet and Exercise Program at The Competitive Edge Personal Training (45% Off)

The Competitive Edge Personal Training Inc.

Huntersville

From the merchant: We tone bodies and build muscles through ever-changing workouts that focus on conditioning and strength training.

$500 $275

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$29 for Kickboxing Classes, Self-Defense Classes, and Wraps at Pro Martial Arts, Apex ($181.95 Value)

Pro Martial Arts, Apex

Apex

High-impact kickboxing classes challenge students with holistic workouts; self-defense classes teach powerful real-world techniques

$181.95 $29

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Six Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at PRO Martial Arts Cross Creek (60% Off)

Pro Martial Arts Cross Creek

Indian Land

The high-energy workout that can burn more than 700 calories per hour

$125 $50

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10 or 20 Women's Fitness Classes at A Better Body Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

A Better Body Fitness

Matthews

Circuit-training style classes isolate every major muscle group, including the core, and include Tabata, strength training, and cardio

$100 $25

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Xtreme Fitness Center ($140 Value)

Xtreme Fitness Center

Cornelius

Challenging, fun workouts build cardio and muscular endurance while burning fat

$140 $39

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5, 10, or 20 Dynamic Power-Training Classes at The Body Mechanic (Up to 90% Off)

The Body Mechanic

Morrisville

Classes fuse Power Yoga, kung fu, and calisthenics to heat up the body while simultaneously building strength and flexibility

$65 $12

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One or Three Months of Boot Camp or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Division 1 Personal Training (Up to 53% Off)

Division 1 Personal Training

Montclaire South

Cardio, strength training, and nutrition are topics of interest during boot camps or personal-training sessions

$75 $35

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10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit and Boot Camp at Powered By Shaw Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

Powered By Shaw Fitness

Raleigh

Clients work through high-intensity, functional-fitness CrossFit workouts in a supportive group environment

$120 $39

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Three or Five Personal-Training or MMA Training Sessions at Primal Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Primal Fitness

Greensboro

Expert trainers work with exercisers to help them achieve their personal fitness goals

$120 $55

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10 Sessions or One Month of Wellness Yoga Classes at The Breathing Room (Up to 65% Off)

The Breathing Room

West End Mill Works

Yoga classes include gentle flow, yoga power lunch hour, beginner yoga, yoga-lates, among others

$130 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing with Personal Training for 1 or 2 at Tactical Kung Fu and MMA (Up to 66% Off)

Tactical Kung Fu and MMA

Durham

Learn to punch and kick while burning calories at this MMA academy

$100 $39

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$69 for a CrossFit Foundations Package at Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab ($260 Value)

Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab

Cary

Huge facility with trained CrossFit coaches; introductory-level Foundations classes help students prepare for traditional CrossFit workouts

$260 $69

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Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

300 Hawthorne Ln
Charlotte,
NC
US

Whether he’s practicing chiropractic or conducting health lectures, Dr. Josh McMillon never loses sight of his ultimate goal: to guide his patients toward a renewed sense of “hope and vitality.” This lofty mission, which Dr. McMillon shares with his staff at Proactive Health & Wellness, serves as the philosophical foundation of his chiropractic program. His knowledge of human anatomy and mastery of technology-assisted therapies such as portable ultrasound and the Graston Technique allow him to measure nervous-system functions and break down fascial restrictions to ensure optimal health.

These chiropractic services represent only one aspect of the center’s program for holistic health. Massage therapy soothes tension and coaxes toxins out of muscles, potentially fending off disease. Similarly, yoga classes relax the mind and body with poses that improve one’s abilities to breathe deeply and slither through drain pipes. Proactive Health & Wellness maintains a commitment to the community that extends beyond its flagship trifecta of therapies; the center’s outreach programs include free health lectures and quarterly food and clothing drives.

8320 Litchford Rd
Raleigh,
NC
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

3369 Battleground Ave
Greensboro,
NC
US

Crossfit Winston Salem's owners, Kevin and Renee Boyles, both of whom are Level 1 CrossFit–certified trainers, lead a diverse team of certified instructors who motivate trainees to reshape their fitness regimens and lives through the CrossFit program. Drawing from impressive collective experience—including Olympic weightlifting, soccer, and gymnastics—they develop varied routines that target endurance, strength, balance, flexibility, speed, and coordination. Their anaerobic exercises marry with aerobic workouts—body-sculpting and mind-sharpening Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics alternate with functional movements such as squats, dead lifts, and changing the tires on a monster truck. Helmed by these supportive instructors, each CrossFit training session, personal-training session, and CrossFit Kids class pushes muscles through intense workouts while maximizing the release of hormones to the brain and adrenaline into the circulatory system. The dedicated trainers also help their clients develop successful dieting strategies to overhaul unhealthy lifestyle choices.

140 Stratford Ct
Winston Salem,
NC
US

Erica Dixon recognizes that not everyone is a professional dancer, including herself. During her Zumba classes, she motivates students to break a sweat with aerobic choreography that dancers of all levels can catch on to quickly, leaving the pro moves to the tiny ballerinas trapped in jewelry boxes. In addition to Latin styles such as salsa, merengue, and samba, she infuses routines with moves from some of her favorite styles, including hip-hop, African dance, and belly dance.

Erica's passion for helping others get a handle on their health is inspired by her own life. Though she'd always been active, when she started working near a fast-food restaurant before her senior year of high school, she packed on 25 pounds. Despite knowing that if she didn't get fit she was at risk for developing type 2 diabetes?like her father did?she continued to gain weight until she saw him injecting insulin into his stomach. Terrified by the thought of having to use needles, she became dedicated to new habits: eating fruits and vegetables, walking laps around the track, and counting calories. She left college 10 sizes smaller than when she enrolled.

To continue pursuing fitness, Erica convinced a local gym manager to give her a membership in exchange for cleaning treadmills for three hours a week. She reveled in the fit-centric atmosphere and realized she wanted to make helping others get into shape her career, so she signed up to be a Military Recreation intern in Sicily. When she returned home, she earned six gold medals at the USA Jump Rope Nationals and helmed her own fitness center for two years. She's now the proud owner of e-Fit4Life, LLC, where she inspires students to shimmy off pounds in her five weekly Zumba classes. She also serves as a Zumba choreography specialist, traveling as far as Hawaii to train instructors and teach both Zumba and Afro-Caribbean master classes.

2003 South Miami Boulevard
Durham,
NC
US

Heather Rossio thinks confidence is sexy. That’s why she founded Studio X Pole Fitness—to help women to feel comfortable in their own skin. Here, experienced instructors show students of all levels how to move their bodies with power and grace. Intro to Pole sessions acquaint first-time twirlers with metallic dance partners through basic stretches, grips, and noninvasive icebreakers. Students can then move on to Beginners Pole courses that teach simple spins and transitions, as well as strength training and calorie-torching floor work. The staff recommends that attendees take at least two basic courses before graduating to Intermediate Pole's lessons on climbing the pole, sitting on the pole, and prepping for upside-down inversions. Advanced Pole classes—at the top tier of the pole pantheon—ready tricks, inversions, and spins for gravity-defying routines or actual moonwalks. Additional classes include Chair X-Fit, which tightens the core, hips, and thighs in 50-minutes sessions, and cardio-packed, dance-heavy Zumba classes. To glide and shimmy effortlessly and comfortably, guests are encouraged to don form-fitting shorts and tank tops.

5129 Bragg Blvd
Fayetteville,
NC
US