Here's Charlotte's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style

Here's Charlotte's favorite form of exercise — and the best spots to sweat in style
Photo: Y2 Yoga/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 28, 2019.

What does Charlotte have in common with Austin, Portland, Oklahoma City and Milwaukee?

According to 2019 fitness trends from ClassPass, those cities share one most popular form of group exercise classes: yoga.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Charlotte's most popular workout? To find the top yoga studios in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Y2 Yoga

274 S. Sharon Amity Road, Cotswold

Y2 Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

Y2 Yoga is Charlotte's favorite yoga studio by the numbers, with 4.9 stars out of 4,196 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp and 5,937 fans on Facebook.

"At Y2 Yoga, you might find our approach to yoga a bit out of the ordinary, but we like it that way," its Yelp page says. "In our signature Y2 Yoga power classes, you will get a dynamic flow that focuses on cardio, strength and flexibility all to the soundtrack of beats that help to motivate and inspire."

Learn more about the classes at Y2 Yoga on ClassPass here.

NoDa Yoga

3201 N. Davidson St., Suite B, NoDa

NoDa Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Charlotte's favorites is NoDa Yoga, with 4.8 stars out of 1,440 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp and 2,942 fans on Facebook.

"Founded in 2008, NoDa Yoga started from grassroots beginnings as an all-female owned studio in the heart of NoDa," according to the business's profile on ClassPass. "We offer a variety of classes including power, vinyasa and slow flow."

"NoDa Yoga's vision of uniting a healthy community together has stretched beyond the studio to local businesses, non-profit organizations, corporations, individuals and homes," NoDa Yoga writes on its Yelp page.  

Learn more about the offerings at NoDa Yoga on ClassPass here.


720 Governor Morrison St., Suite #140, South Park

VIBE5 | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.8 stars out of 3,622 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 648 fans on Facebook, VIBE5 has garnered plenty of local fans.

"The talented team at VIBE5 (pronounced “vibes”) strives to provide a place where you can connect, engage in community and find the courage to go beyond what you think is possible," states the business's ClassPass profile.  

"Class offerings include yoga (heated and non-heated), strength training (yoga fusion with weights and TRX) and cardio (boot camp), as well as youth programming in partnership with Guru Girls Yoga and Trifecta Athletics," its Yelp page continues.

Check out reviews of the offerings at VIBE5 on ClassPass here.

Enlighten Yoga

9852 Rea Road, Ballantyne

Enlighten Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.7 stars out of 1,458 reviews on ClassPass, four stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp and 4,398 fans on Facebook, Enlighten Yoga holds its own against the competition.

"Enlighten Yoga is an inventive vinyasa-based yoga studio offering more than 55 classes for yoga practitioners of all levels," Enlighten Yoga explains on its Yelp page. "We offer Yoga Basics for beginners, Yoga for Athletes for people who want yoga for cross-training and more advanced practices and classes for people interested in deepening their practice, as well as Yin, prenatal and yoga for kids."

Read reviews of the classes at Enlighten Yoga on ClassPass here.

CorePower Yoga

540 Brandywine Road, Suite #420, Montford

CorePower Yoga | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.9 stars out of 2,067 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of eight reviews on Yelp and 902 fans on Facebook, CorePower Yoga is another popular local pick.

"CorePower Yoga strives to increase awareness and widespread adoption of yoga by making yoga accessible to everyone, through a variety of yoga styles, for beginners and more advanced yoga students," per the business's ClassPass profile.

Learn more about the classes at CorePower Yoga on ClassPass here.

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