Ah, The Circle of Life: January resolutions… hot bod accomplished by Summer… hot bod deteriorates while you live your best Summer life… shape-up before the over-indulgent holidays… and repeat.
This year, I resolve to live my best life all year long so I’m filling my calendar with fitness events to be one of those women that has it all: a full life with increased fitness and energy, sprinkled with a sunny outlook (thank you endorphins), and abs (thank you mountain climbers). So while the sun sets on Summer fun, let’s commit to keeping our bikini bods all year long- even while enjoying grandma’s crunchy caramel apple pie at Thanksgiving, the Christmas ham, and toasting your success when the ball drops and we welcome 2020 with open, sculpted arms. It’s all about balance!
Follow along each month as we highlight Charlotte’s best fitness events and deals:
OrangeTheory Two Free Classes 9/1 – 9/14/19 and OTF DriTri 9/27 – 9/28/19
Take the plunge into OrangeTheory Fitness during the first 2 weeks of September when they’re offering TWO free classes! This deal comes just in time to try OTF then join members from all over the world as they participate in the semiannual DriTri. Get ready to row 2000m, perform 300 bodyweight reps, and run a 5K on Saturday, 9/27 at 5:30 am or 6:30am and Sunday, 9/28 at 1:30pm, 2:15pm, or 3pm. Not feeling quite ready for a full DriTri? Try the DriTri Sprint – a shortened version of the OTF-inspired triathlon, consisting of a 1000m row, 150 bodyweight reps, and a 2.5K run. DriTri spots are filling up fast, so secure yours today!
Burn Bootcamp Commit 2 Fit 6 week Challenge Starting 9/3/19
The Burn Bootcamp Commit to Fit Challenge is a 6-week program including unlimited access to Burn’s 45 minute bootcamps, childcare, personalized training in a group setting, and nutrition guidance- all for $99!
9Round Dilworth – New Member Discount and a Free Workout 9/4-12/31/19
New members enjoy 45% off your first month membership at 9Round Dilworth. All equipment is included and you can schedule a FREE workout to try before you buy.
Sarah’s YMCA Free Bootcamps Thursdays at 5:30pm 9/5-10/17/19
Join fellow Ballantonians for a free bootcamp at The Brixham Tent sponsored by Sarah’s YMCA.
Friday Night Fitness & Social by Camp Gladiator 9/6/19
The Friday Night Fitness and FTF Social is a chance to earn your Food Truck Friday treats in an intense, 30-minute workout hosted by Camp Gladiator at Sycamore. The workout starts promptly at 5:30pm and please arrive early if you owe Camp Gladiator a first-timer waiver. Stick around after to break bread with your fellow gladiators. This is my ideal Friday night and speaks to 3 of my love languages: fitness, food, and social gatherings where it’s appropriate to wear yoga pants. Win, win, win for me!
Tour de Cashiers Bike Race 9/7/19
Join fellow cyclists for 25, 62, or 100 miles through the beautiful Cashiers-area mountains in the Tour de Cashiers. This would be a fabulous excuse for a side trip to some of the beautiful waterfalls near Cashiers/Highlands!
VIBE5 Yoga Fundamentals Saturdays in September starts 9/7
VIBE5 Fitness in South Park isn’t just a yoga studio, they offer hot yoga, warm yoga, deep stretch yoga, bootcamp classes with TRX, “Strong Vibes” strength training, youth workshops, and more. If you’ve heard you should try yoga (which is every single red-blooded person reading these words), drop-in to VIBE5 Fitness’ newest class offering: Fundamentals. 1pm – 2pm on Saturdays in September, they’ll offer a different Fundamentals class focusing on transitions, standing, balance, and grounding. You’ll learn the poses associated with these four areas of the practice- take one or take them all!
South End Shuffle 5K 9/7/19
Shuffle your way through South End in the South End Shuffle 5k! This is a dog-friendly race with a special treat for the first 20 pups (and you too, of course) at the end. With a 704 Shop shirt in your race packet and the finish line party at Wooden Robot, the race is quintessential South End.
Yoga at the Ballpark 9/7/19
Enjoy a full day of yoga events at BB&T Ballpark with Lauren McAbee of Essential Thrive and SweatNet! There’s a relaxing flow yoga class in the morning followed later by a pumped-up CHAKTI yoga class (complete with glow sticks!) that night. Both classes will have DropSound headphones for music and cues.
Bar Method’s 4th Anniversary Celebration Week of 9/9/19
Celebrating 4 years, Bar Method is offering a free class to newbies as well as fun open house events! First-timers get a free class (any day, any time- a $25 value!) while the rest of us will enjoy raffle prizes, partner promotions, and package specials at both Bar Method studios- SouthPark and Waverly. Once you take your freebie class, you can sign up as a newcomer for 30 days for just $75. Find more details in our Bar Method feature here!
Back 2 Fly
9/9 – 9/29/19
Back to School means back to routine, so fall back into yours with Flywheel’s Back 2 Fly in-studio challenge. READ ALL ABOUT SEPTEMBER AT FLYWHEEL HERE. The challenge is FREE to participate ~ Participants earn gold stars through completing one or more of 23 activities in studio, like getting a PR in class, bringing a friend, taking a new class format, taking a flywheel class at a different location when traveling, etc.
– During the challenge, you’ll have the options to purchase packages or enroll in Flywheel’s pack based membership & receive:
- 5 Pack = 1 Extra Credit
- 10 Pack = 2 Extra Credits
- 20 Pack = 3 Extra Credits
- Pack Memberships ~ 4 Pack = 1 Extra Credit
- 8 Pack = 2 Extra Credits
HSM & Green Juice Reboot / 3 day Cleanse
Join this 3 day cleanse/reboot 9/10-9/12 and kick off BTS right.
Sign up at hilliardstudiomethod.com by 9/6.
- 1 Green Brothers x HSM smoothie,
- 2 Green Brothers juices,
- 1 Green Brothers smoothie,
- 2 health shots + Green Brother’s new protein hearts per day.
Plus a healthy dinner each night; recipe suggestions are provided.
Optional add-on: one class at HSM per day.
Pick up in studio during class hours on September 9th.
C2 Obstacle Trail Run 9/14/19
Join the Steele Creek YMCA at Camp Thunderbird to raise funds in support of the YMCA’s Annual Campaign that provides scholarships to kids for YMCA programs during the C2 Obstacle Trail Run. This event is open to all ages and abilities with a 1-mile and 3-mile challenge. Stick around after the race to take a trip down memory lane and go back to summer camp for a day- your race entry gets you access to Camp Thunderbird’s activities including the zip-line, alpine tower, and water sports!
Festivus Games 9/14/19
Join area Crossfitters, bootcampers, and fitness enthusiasts for the Festivus Games where the focus is on the new, novice, and intermediate athlete. This accessible competition is welcoming while still offering a challenge- register your team of 2 now before it’s too late!
Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 9/14/19
Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk takes place in Ballantyne and raises funds to end prostate cancer. This event is family-friendly, so bring the kids and stick around for the post-race celebration!
Open Swim at the Carrigan Farms Quarry thru 9/15/19
Don’t miss the last few days of Open Swim at the quarry at Carrigan Farms- last day is 9/15!
Open Streets 704 Returns 9/15/19
In the name of unplugging and connecting with your neighbors, Open Streets 704 returns on a 4-mile route between West End and Dilworth that will be closed to traffic but open for fun from 1pm – 5pm. Grab your bike or rent a B-Cycle for this family-friendly event!
Yacht Yoga for a Cause 3rd Saturdays
Yacht Yoga for a Cause is a unique event on a yacht on Lake Norman and happens every 3rd Saturday through October. Each weekend, a new charity beneficiary will receive the funds raised from an hour of flow followed by a social with Clean Juice. Get there early, they’ll get to flowin’ at 8:30am. Find out more and get tickets here.
Flow Fest at the US National Whitewater Center 9/21 – 9/22/19
Flow Fest at the USNWC is the perfect time to dip your toes into the yoga waters as a new-comer or hone your skills and nail that inversion you’ve been practicing as a seasoned yogi. Check out the full list of events here.
Beers & Burpees 9/21/19
Sponsored by OrthoCarolina (so you know it’s going to be good), Beers and Burpees is an annual event that raises money for the charity, Dream on 3. There are events that aren’t judged, but if you want to take home bragging rights, be prepared to have a brew with your box jumps, some suds with your sumo squats, and beer with your burpees (…duh). I suggest picking a teammate for your 2-person team that isn’t opposed to the idea of retoxing while you detox.
Isabella Santos 5k/10k Run (and Brunch!) for Kids Cancer 9/28/19
9/28: The Isabella Santos Foundation is a fundraising powerhouse in our community fighting to end pediatric cancer in the name of the organization’s founders’ late daughter, Isabella. Join them for a great cause during the 5K/10K Run for Kids Cancer and don’t forget to buy a brunch ticket for after the race- Firebird’s is putting together something extra special so prepare to be wow-ed.