We came across this gem of a gym while compiling our review for the Omni Hotel.
We really like this studio. The professional and courteous instructors teach an athletic style of hatha yoga while paying close attention to alignment and proper form, key elements of a safe yoga practice.
This community center is the best bet for those athletic-minded travelers in search of a sweat in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
The yoga studio is located about 4-5 miles south of the City Center in the back of the Park Wood shopping center next to Midwood Smokehouse. Use the entry way by CO or Black Hawk if you park in front. Like all CP locations, the retail area and other public areas are upscale.
If you love to spin, then this is your place. This indoor cycling studio has a big theater boasting about 50 Schwinn Spin bikes, two large flat screen TVs, personal data monitors and superior audio, video and lighting technology.
Cycling enthusiasts who will be in the Charlotte area for multiple days can join in with locals for a ride. WeeklyRides posts rides according to date & time as well as pace. The site will soon organize group rides by location.
A fun run through historic residential neighborhoods and a college campus, two distance options available. Locals know part of this route by the name "Booty Loop"
* Our distance begins at McDowell & 3rd St, but you can pick up the route anywhere along the way
Chicken or the egg? We recommend the Harris YMCA primarily because of its relationship to our recommended Hampton Inn Charlotte/Southpark.
This Life Time Athletic Club is HUGE. It's a "premier" club with two levels and an impressive 320,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor fitness fun. Life Time is all about creating luxury resort type spaces that inspi
The park is built on a floodplain, has a three-acre lake, and contains a greenway between Sardis Road and Independence Blvd. The main entrance on Monroe Road is the start to a 3.1-mile national class cross-country course.
This place is a swimmers' utopia. While a free parking lot makes driving convenient, the aquatic center is within walking distance of many Uptown hotels.
Disguised as "Yoga Oasis," this studio offers true Bikram yoga classes (60 min format mostly) in addition to a few other styles. With a large carpeted practice room, the studio comfortably accommodates the popular Bikram classes without feeling cramped.
Guests are provided access to this 27,000 square-foot community center after paying $10 at the door.
Given this studio's proximity to uptown, this is a great option if you're short on time and looking for a vinyasa-style yoga class. It's all about vinyasa flow here, with a focus on strength and building heat through movement.