This month in Ballantyne we’re all about getting back in shape for swimsuit season. Whether you’re eating a turkey burger at a new healthy restaurant with two (!) locations in the 28277 or streaming workout videos while you wait for one of Charlotte’s popular fitness studios to open a location out here, the ‘Tyne has you covered so you can get UN-covered in that teeny bikini when the weather gets warm.
Stonecrest and Ballantyne Village
If you’re ready for a break from the traditional fast food fare, head over to one of b.good’s new locations in Stonecrest or Ballantyne Village. With a motto of “real food, fast,” the small but growing chain restaurant features kale and grain bowls, seasonal salads and smoothies.
If you’re feeling some traditional meat and potatoes, pick up a local all-natural burger and some hand-cut fries.
Check out the menu here; we hear the apple-bacon bowl and kale crush smoothie are delicious, and that their fries are addictive.
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Coming Soon to Ballantyne (we’ve heard!)
The rumor mill is churning , and it’s saying that one of Charlotte’s hottest workout studios is heading to our hood. HSM Core will be opening in Stonecrest. Details to follow but get ready for the MegaFormer!
16721 Orchard Stone Run, Suite 140
Look no further than this cycling, barre and strength training studio off Ardrey Kell Road to get whipped into shape for summer.
Core Revolution’s cycling classes use Spivi technology — a program that lets you see a digital version of yourself doing the same moves on a screen at the front of the room. It’s like cycling in a video game: if you’re pedaling up a hill, you see your avatar doing the same thing. You can also monitor heartrate, calories burned and accumulated watts, and your stats will be emailed to you at the end of each class.
For the circuit training lovers, Core Revolution also offers a unique “rep & ride” class that includes eight different stations using TRX bands, ropes, ladders, resistance bands, medicine balls, dumbbells and stationary bikes.
Hit the barre for Core Revolution’s take on a ballet or Pilates class that focuses on dynamic movements and high repetition to create a muscle-defining strength and core workout all in one.
Ballantyne Village (14835 Ballantyne Village Way), Suite 110
If you’re #curvyinCLT, you’re going to be obsessed with this adorable boutique specializing in sizes 12 and up. It’s a one-stop shop for clothes, accessories and gifts.
If you haven’t been yet, March 22 is the perfect time to stop by GoldKloth for their “Taste of Spring” event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This ladies’ night out will feature new arrivals from Fresh Produce and Joseph Ribkoff, as well as a wine tasting from Hilton Vineyard and decadent snacks like chocolate-covered strawberries.
bevello’s new location in Blakeney
9861 Rea Road, Suite 1 (across from Victoria’s Secret)
When you’re ready to pick up some spring and summer essentials for that newly toned body, hit up bevello’s huge, airy new location across from Victoria’s Secret and next to Bath & Body Works.
The luxury boutique sells clothing shoes and accessories by big-name brands like Free People, Kendra Scott, Yumi Kim and more. It’s a great way for south-south-Charlotte dwellers to avoid making the trek up to South Park for your fave brands.
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