A new year (and new decade!) comes along with new year’s resolutions. Many make a resolution to go to the gym, so why not make it fun? If you have a fitness class you love, you are much more likely to keep up with your resolution; therefore, I’ve made a list just for you on some unique fitness studios across Charlotte.


Inner Peaks

2220 South Tryon St

Charlotte, NC

Tired of lifting weights? Try indoor rock climbing instead at Inner Peaks! It has a regular gym inside, but the majority of the gym is rock walls with various levels of difficulty. Take their introductory course on how to climb, then you are able to belay others and climb whenever your schedule allows. This gym can be as social as you want, all while building some awesome upper body strength. Plus, there are yoga classes several times a week for when you need a cool down or rest day.


Cycle South

401 N Tryon St #108

Charlotte, NC 28202

Located in Uptown Charlotte, Cycle South is an indoor cycling studio with classes for all levels. If you’re a music junkie, you’ll love this workout because you cycle to the music. Cycle South also has workouts dedicated to certain artists/genres, which you can check out on their schedule here. If you’re new to Cycle South, arrive fifteen minutes prior to class so they can show you around the studio and lockers, where they also provide towels.


AIR Aerial Fitness

532 Governor Morrison St

Charlotte, NC 28211

Have you ever wanted to workout in the air? Yeah, same! Now you can at the AIR location in Southpark. This is a 50 minute class filled with stretching, cardio, and they have classes ranging from beginner to advanced; just check out the class schedule. You can also get your first week for just $25! An uptown location is coming soon.


CKO Kickboxing

10106 Johnston Rd

Charlotte, NC 28210

Looking for a fun workout to reduce stress? Try kickboxing! CKO is a one hour, total body workout. The classes are for all fitness levels, so anyone can enjoy them. If group classes aren’t your thing, CKO also offers personal training. CKO offers three classes, plus a pair of gloves, for just $19.99.