At Vault Yoga, massage therapists keep the stressors of the outside world at bay with an industrial-strength bank-vault door. A few years ago, owner Patricia, a former aerobics instructor, fell head over heals for the healing postures. After she earned her 200-hour certifications, she started looking for a studio space that embodied the inner peace and physical strength yoga had brought her. After a lavender field filled with Mr. Universe contestants fell through, a century-old bank, complete with an old-timey vault, seemed just the ticket. Now, along with a team of instructors, the studio invites students of all abilities and experience levels to limber up in classes that range from gentle Yin fusion to rigorous Vinyasa flow and cleanse coaching. Vault also staffs a massage therapist for bodywork, cleanse coaching, and yoga-inspired apparel.
As Studio Hargett’s owner, Marideth Stiller helps customers get in shape by drawing on nearly two decades of fitness experience—including training in Pilates, yoga, and aquatic exercise. She didn’t waste time leaving her mark on the four-year-old studio, moving it to an expansive new location within the Pine State Creamery Building that gives her team of instructors room to spread out during their weekly Pilates, yoga, and cardio classes. Though these classes range from restorative yoga to ballet burn, they all offer a non-competitive environment in which students can improve their strength and flexibility to the point where they can use their own arms as a jump rope.
Rapid Fitness is well-equipped to help renovate North Carolinian body-temples, offering high-end machinery, helpful staff, and lots of positive vibes. During your month of calorie zapping and muscle toning at one of Rapid's fully stocked facilities, amplify your experience with a MMA Boxing class at either the Glenwood or downtown location. The MMA program teaches the techniques behind boxing, mixed-martial arts, muay thai fighting, and more, rendering even first-time fighters ready to powerfully deflect projectile waffles. You'll also be able to attend unlimited group fitness classes during your membership (Pole Fitness not included), and an included one-hour fitness assessment will help you break down your goals into easy-to-handle, alphanumeric systems.
Led by a staff of instructors that includes a NASM-certified personal trainer, a three-time Ironman competitor, and former professional athletes, HEAT's group classes push patrons to new fitness plateaus with sweat-spurring routines featured on ABC11 News. Inspired by Navy SEAL workouts, Tread & Shred TRX Treadmill Interval Training pits guests against their own bodyweight as they dangle from suspension cords or web-shooters brought from home. Short stints on neighboring treadmills provide a cardio kick-start between exercises. Alternately, RealCycle classes perch participants aboard a RealRyder stationary bike, which banks from side to side to test little-used muscle groups and dislodge piggybacking wolverines. Visitors can also slide into high, low, and middle tiers of activity during HEAT's signature workout, which breaks up strength-building floor routines and resistance training with treadmill intervals. All classes take place betwixt exposed-brick walls in HEAT's loft-like space, festooned with eclectic artwork and Christmas cards signed by Arnold
A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.