Exercise your options: The 5 best fitness spots in Charlotte

Exercise your options: The 5 best fitness spots in Charlotte
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By Hoodline - Published on December 17, 2018.

Searching for the best fitness options near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top fitness spots around Charlotte, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're looking to shake up your workout routine.

1. Yoga One

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Topping the list is Yoga One. Located at 1318 Central Ave., Suite D2 in Commonwealth, the yoga studio is the highest rated fitness spot in Charlotte, boasting 4.5 stars out of 97 reviews on Yelp.

This studio offers a class nearly every hour from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. It offers something for everyone: meditation, pre-natal, power series and slow flow.

Not feeling up to doing a full yoga class? On Sunday there is a deep stretch class to get your body ready for the stressful week ahead. 

2. First Wind Cycling & Fitness

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Next up is Wilmore's First Wind Cycling & Fitness, situated at 1930 Camden Road, Suite 120. With five stars out of 28 reviews on Yelp, the cycling and barre class gym has proven to be a local favorite.

You won't lack for variety at this facility. Members can choose from cycling, barre and strength training classes. The studio offers its cycling classes on RealRyder bikes, which mimic riding a road bike.

Not sure if you're all in? No problem. New clients can try out any class for 30 days for just $30.   

3. Carolina Barre and Core

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Carolina Barre and Core, a barre class spot in Freedom Park, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 26 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4201-A Park Road to see for yourself.

This fitness studio has three locations throughout North Carolina. It describes its workouts as barre fusion, which is a method that balances the body with strength and flexibility training.

Clients can typically choose between three or four classes per day. Newbies can sample the workouts with a pass that lets them access ten days of unlimited classes.

4. Air Aerial Fitness

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Over in Eastover, check out Air Aerial Fitness, which has earned five stars out of 27 reviews on Yelp. You can find the aerial fitness, yoga and barre class spot at 1043-C Providence Road.

This franchise studio opened in Charlotte in 2014. Aerial fitness programs, which use silk suspended from the ceiling, are designed to whip your core into shape in record time. 

Clients can choose from four class types daily: foundation, core, flow and air. There are specials for beginners, and even kids' classes available.

5. Madabolic

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Finally, there's Madabolic, a South End favorite with five stars out of 25 reviews. Stop by 2610 South Blvd. to hit up the interval and personal training gym next time you're in the mood.

This studio has locations throughout the South. It offers classes that combine cardio, boxing, weights and interval training. At this location, there are no shortage of classes, with clients streaming in from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

First-time clients can take advantage of 10 consecutive days of classes for just $10. The gym also offers "daily drop in" deals for clients who don't sign up ahead of time.