Looking to Break a Sweat in 2021? These Charlotte Gyms Are Ready to Help

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Sweat with the best gyms and fitness studios in the greater Charlotte area this year. Looking for a new routine that sticks? Wishing to revamp an old one? Our top 30 gym list is the perfect place to start. Add a yoga flow to your morning, or push your limits after work with a strength-training class.  We recommend visiting a few different studios so you can find your best fit—physically and mentally. 

Hustle House

Experience high-energy cardio, strength, and HIIT classes to take your hustle to the next level. Expect better training and optimal results at one of the top Charlotte gyms. 


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Sweat locally at this fitness center-coffee shop hybrid. Urban MVMNT brings the heat in their studios with Lift+Move and Flex classes, and offers post-workout coffee in their onsite cafe. 


Jamie Scott Fitness

With over sixty class options each week, JSF is a boutique-style gym. Here, inspired instructors always put clients first, promoting self-empowerment through training and customized nutrition plans. 


Hive Fitness

Moments away from the South End area, Hive Fitness reinvented the typical gym membership by combining barre studios, bootcamps, cycling classes, yoga practices, and an open gym all into one cohesive facility. 


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The Fitness Factory

This well-equipped gym in NoDa teaches proper lifting forms and functional strength training to help all individuals achieve safe, noticeable, and attainable results in their Olympic lifting classes and open gym.



Sweat, tone, and dance to upbeat songs you know and love at locally-led classes for individuals of all skill and fitness levels. Founded in 2016, THE JAM: CLT is known for its sixty-minute classes with famous R&B, hip-hop, and reggae tunes. 


Hayastan MMA

North Carolina’s premier mixed martial arts studio blends boxing and karate with wrestling and Judo in their non-traditional kickboxing/MMA class for a well-rounded and intricate approach to fitness and wellness. 


Charlotte Athletic Club

This Uptown Charlotte gym with cycling, boxing, TRX group classes—and more—emphasizes the importance of a strong community and focuses on how motivation comes from others in addition to yourself. 


BFit Dance

Experience the culture of Bollywood at BFit’s Dance’s studio where simple movements meet high intensity as artistic elements from South Asia serve as the backdrop for fun and sweat-filled dance classes. 


All committed individuals are guaranteed to succeed at STAX where strength and power workouts are uniquely crafted and expertly coached for the collective goal of positive lifestyle change. Try Charlotte’s biggest bootcamp workout here!


Dyme Boxing

All participants are encouraged to test the limits of their mental and physical strength with Dyme’s one-hour boxing classes where the body and mind work together to perform under pressure. 



Experienced instructor Lynn Fernandez accommodates everyone by ditching fancy gym equipment in her Ballantyne studio, shifting her training focus instead to simple yet effective TRX and barre exercises that help her clients gain strength and flexibility.  On your list of Charlotte gyms, this offers something refreshingly different.


Teal Fitness

Teal Fitness uses a thirty-five-minute program as the foundation of their strength, cardio, and speed training so you can experience a balanced workout whenever it fits your schedule and however it fits your needs. 


First Wind Fitness

This cycle-focused studio in Huntersville incorporates barre, strength training, and deep stretching in their programs for all-inclusive training. 

BK Pilates

This stylish addition to South End is a boutique studio that originated in the Big Apple. BK Pilates offers a tailored experience and top-notch reformer Pilates instructors.


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Melting Point

Located in Huntersville, Melting Point offers a variety of heated and non-heated classes each week, taught by a diverse group of talented Yoga Alliance certified instructors. 


NoDa Yoga

Promoting health and wellness in the Charlotte community since 2008, this female-owned studio is committed to meeting each student where they are on their yoga journey, and offers classes that range from restorative to heated vinyasa flows.


Khali Yoga

Whether it’s bodywork therapy or a restorative meditation, this inclusive yoga studio has the classes you need to start the new year centered and clear minded.


Om Yoga

This Fort Mill yoga studio offers power yoga, deep stretch, prenatal yoga, and yoga for kids among others so that everyone in the family can experience the tranquility and community of practice.


Ebb & Flow Movement and Pilates

Whether you need to breathe and restore, strengthen and lengthen, or dance it out, Ebb & Flow has you covered with its wide variety of yoga, pilates, and dance classes, as well as opportunities for massage and bodywork.


Y2 Yoga

Looking to feel centered and pump up your heart rate all in the same class? Y2 Yoga offers the sweat-dripping, heart-pumping yoga classes you’re looking for. 


IM=X Pilates and Fitness

Strengthen, lengthen, and tone with Im=X Pilates and Fitness’s wide variety of Pilates, barre, yoga, and cycling classes, all under one roof.


Iron Butterfly Pilates

Whether you prefer to train in a group or one-on-one you can work up a sweat and strengthen your core with one of Iron Butterfly’s professionally certified Pilates trainers.


Hilliard Studio Method

Sculpt the body and strengthen the mind with Hilliard Studio Method’s low-impact, high-energy, core-centric workout designed for fitness at any stage of life.


Charlotte Yoga

Located in Park Towne Village Shopping Center, Charlotte Yoga offers a wide variety of traditional Hatha yoga classes taught by a diverse group of qualified instructors.


Core 704

Looking to kick your yoga and pilates practices to the next level? Try Intensified Pilates, Enhanced Yoga, or Redefined Cardio at Core 704 to push your body to new limits while still reaping the benefits of low impact exercise.


iShine Yoga and Wellness

A Co-Op founded on the principles of community and empowerment, iShine’s yoga classes are designed for yogis of all levels to gather, be empowered, and shine.


Vibe5 Yoga & Fitness

Wanting to sculpt, sweat, and tone all in one place? Vibe5 offers cardio, strength-building, and yoga classes all in one Charlotte-based studio. 


Carolina Barre & Core

Tone your arms and build a better you with Carolina Barre & Core’s wide variety of classes that range from Barre Fusion to Cardio Barre.