I’ve decided to start sharing some of my finds for fellow Charlotte residents.
This find has become my third love… after Eric and Bailey of course!Who could have thought that a gym could become a fun obsession. Many people obsess over the gym because you must in order to stay in shape. However my obsession is due to the awesome experience that this place offers.
When I first heard this establishment was coming into our building I thought oh, a fancy over priced gym in the uptown area… just what we need (sarcastically of course). It wasn’t until they started offering $5 Hot Yoga classes during my busy season that I discovered there is more that meets the eye with this gym. For a while I was obsessed with hot yoga. I still love hot yoga but thanks to Flex & Fit, I have expanded my horizons and taken on new challenges including Pilates, Air classes, and even barre classes.
Flex and Fit does not contain the usual gym equiment such as treadmills and elipticals although they do have a spinning studio. The rest of the space is filled with two other studios: one for hot classes another with silks. Silks?? What is that? Hammock looking objects that hang from the ceiling and allow you to stretch further, makes planks more intense, and adds excitement to your workout routine. WCNC, a local new station, did a news report on the gym and it’s unique technique of working out.
In addition to spinning, a variety of yoga classes, and AirFit with the silks, they also offer barre and ballet classes. Hot Ballet is actually one of their most popular classes where they mix hot yoga with barre-style work in a 105 degree studio. It’s awesome. Barre Strength includes toning exercises with light weights in the beginning and then actual plies, kicks, and lunges at the barre for the finish. Finally there is Air Ballet which mixes barre and silks to create a unique workout. Each class is different and the instructors are phenomenal to say the least.
I would always dread going to the gym but now I plan my workouts a week in advance out of sheer excitement. Is that normal? I just joined this past June so it’s been a month going on number two. I’ve spoken to other members of the gym that have been there longer and all of them say how much they love Flex and Fit and how it makes working out not a chore but actually enjoyable.
I will admit membership and classes are more pricey than your average gym, however, if you look at the current prices of yoga and barre studios its quite comparable. I lucked out by working in the same building where the gym is located and get an employer discount through my workplace. This helps knock the price down a good amount. Not to mention they validate parking for 2 hrs. No need to worry about paying for parking to work out uptown!
If you are in the Charlotte area, it’s COMPLETLEY worth checking out. Currently they are doing a 30% discount for course packs of 5 or 10 that ends today. Just visit their facebook page for the details. They also ran two Groupon specials in the past so keep your eye out for another one and try it out!
What is your current obsession?