In Charlotte, gyms tend to specialize. According to Groupon users, the best gyms in Charlotte include the dance-centric womens’ gym Trophy Wife Fitness, the CrossFit studio CrossFit 704. and yoga studio Yoga Shala Charlotte. However, the all-purpose gym isn’t dead. Proof? Beloved institutions such as the Charlotte Athletic Club, whose patrons play basketball on the house court, sweat on treadmills and ellipticals, and enjoy the fitness expertise and motivation of personal trainers—all in one sleek facility. Of course, exercisers can also put together their own health-club experience by visiting nutritionists or massage therapists for that all-inclusive gym/spa experience.

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