There’s no more denying winter is coming with colder weather planted squarely over the Carolinas last week. And while I’ll miss an extended Summer, I’m also ready for all the fun that Fall brings. Most of that fun is food-centric, admittedly, so I’m also excited to fuel my pumpkin pie penchant with plenty of Fall fitness and Autumn activity. Check out our picks for the best of November!
Newbies get a FREE WEEK at Core704
For a limited time, new members at Core704 can take advantage of a one week FREE trial. Book online directly here or with Mindbody. Pick up some cute new workout gear at their South End location with 30% off Koral, Varley, Jaggad, Alo and more too!
Definitely not a new kid on the block, just one of our favorite kids on a new block. Join OTF at Brass Tap from 4-8pm on Thursday, November 7th to celebrate their newest Charlotte studio at The Railyard. Come to party and lock in founding member rates. There will also be appetizers, giveaways, and more!
Also fun to do at OTF CLT this month:
Beat the clock in one of Orangetheory’s newest signature workouts, Catch Me If You Can! You’re challenged to meet distance goals at certain checkpoints before time catches up with you. Prebook before November 15th
Help out with Kicks In the City again this year at OTF
Now through 12/31. For a kick-butt boxing class, 9Round is the gold standard. Get 45% off of your first month now with their new member special.
With a staff that’s committed to teaching and perfecting the basics of yoga, this deal is great for newbie yogis. Those with more experience will also appreciate the level of detail VIBE5 instructors bring to their classes. The “Fitness” part of their name means they also offer strength and bootcamp-style classes too! This month, VIBE5 will offer private “Yoga for Cancer” sessions with Chloe Bryce. Chloe received her training from Duke Integrative Medicine in Yoga for Cancer and is able to lead patients and those recovering through appropriate postures, breath work, meditation, and necessary coping skills. But most importantly, she can hold space for those fighting this terrible disease through her own experience with it. Call the studio to schedule (704.362.3311).
Barry’s is now OPEN in Atherton
Find out more about their running/strength combo classes and schedule here.
If you haven’t tried a DropSound class yet, you’re missing out on a unique and fun fitness experience. It’s like silent disco with headphones piping music directly into your ears but with fitness instructors chiming in live with everything from yoga cues to running coaching. Join in on the fun with Cardio Dance on 11/5 or Mat Pilates on 11/12.
Paddle in Lake James State Park with BBQ and a post-paddle hike to Catawba Falls.
Pour On Yoga at Pour Taproom – Nov 10
Free. Mimosas. After. Class. Just saying…
Although the big dawgs of Charlotte running have been prepping for their 26.2 mile jaunt through Uptown, Myers Park, and South End on 11/16 for a while now, there’s still time to join in on the fun and register for the half marathon, relay marathon (you do this as a team- so fun!), 5k, or kid’s 1 mile races.
SurvivorFit Circuit Training Class – FREE
Fight Back Performance and Recovery is offering a FREE circuit training class formatted specifically to aid in mobility and range of motion following breast cancer treatment. Contact Fight Back to schedule.
Have y’all seen the memes with images of people doing (FUN) fitness things and something along the lines of “Imagine you meet the love of your live and they do 5K’s on holidays”… or something like that. THAT IS MY DREAM. Join your fellow fitness crazies in South Park on Thanksgiving morning for the 31st Annual Turkey Trot. This event is a Charlotte tradition and mainstay (it’s literally as old as I am) for a reason- it’s very well-done with a great course and a lot of holiday spirit.
Hot off the Presses
Atlanta based Sculpthouse acquires HSM CORE Lagree Megaformer studio
HSM Core will become SculptHouse December 1, 2019. SculptHouse is based in Atlanta with locations in Atlanta, Dallas, and Nashville. SculptHouse Charlotte will be closed for renovations and instructor training during the month of December and will reopen in January 2020.
SculptHouse is owned by native Charlottean, Katherine Mason. “We’ve had offers over the years to purchase our Megaformer studios but Katherine is the only person we have considered. We love that she is another independent woman in business, that she grew up in Charlotte (Katherine and Clary went to the same high school), that she takes great care of her clients, trainers and staff, and that her workout is kicking!” says owner Liz Hilliard.
The Hilliards maintain ownership of their flagship concept and sister studio, Hilliard Studio Method in Myers Park.
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