15 Charlotte fitness studios with sign on specials like free classes

15 Charlotte fitness studios with sign on specials like free classes

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Several studios around Charlotte are offering sweet sign-on deals to get people back to the gym these days, including free classes and discounted memberships.

State of play: The the pandemic caused many Charlotte fitness studios — like Barre Code, Yoga One and Flywheel — to close for good. But newcomers have also emerged from the ashes, like SkyCYCLE, Charlotte’s first outdoor cycling studio.

  • Fitness studios have had to pivot to stay afloat, from offering more virtual classes to extending generous new client specials.

    Here are 15 local gyms currently offering sign-on deals.

    [Axios related story: How Charlotte’s fitness industry evolves amid the pandemic]


    Workout style: Their signature style is a faster paced, challenging hot yoga, with a mix of slower flowers on the weekly schedule as well.


    Deals: 3 weeks for $39.

    Locations: Cotswold (274 S Sharon Amity Rd. #1) and Dilworth (2230 Park Rd.).


    Workout style: Corepower has a variety of yoga classes, including Vinyasa flows, sculpt classes, hot yoga, restorative yoga and meditation classes.

    Deals: 2 weeks free.

    Location: Midtown (209 S. Kings Dr.) and Park Road (540 Brandywine Rd.).

    Pure Barre (Myers Park)

    Workout style: Traditional Pure Barre classes involve small but mighty movements focused on arms, abs, seat and thighs. They also have more cardio-based classes, intensives and resistance classes.

    Deals: Two weeks for $79 or 3 months unlimited for $135 a month + 20% off the first month.

    Location: Myers Park (603 Providence Rd.)

    Hilliard Studio Method

    Workout style: HSM offers high-energy resistance training classes focused on sculpting and strength.

    Deals: $15 first class (normally $27) and $150 for pack of 10 classes (normally $230)

    Location: Myers Park (516 Fenton Pl.)

    Fit Atelier

    Workout style: They have six unique workout classes that focus on aerobics and sculpting using a variety of techniques from boxing to Bosu balls to mini trampolines.

    Deals: One month unlimited for $179 through Oct. 31.

    Location: South End (1930 Camden Rd.)

    fit atelier

    Orange Theory

    Workout style: OTF circuit-style classes have three sections: treadmill, floor and rowers. You’ll cycle through various strength and cardio exercises.

    Deals: One to two free classes at select locations.

    Location: There are 10+ Charlotte locations, from Ballantyne to Steele Creek to Park Road. Find one near you here.


    Workout style: Cyclebar is an indoor cycling class.

    Deals: Five classes for $59 or one month unlimited for $99 (usually $149).

    Location: Midtown (339 S. Kings Dr.)


    Workout style: This is a reformer-based pilates class.

    Deals: One week of unlimited classes for $45. They also have regular community drop-in classes for $10 each.

    Location: South End (1932 Hawkins St.)



    Workout style: Barry’s is a bootcamp-style high intensity interval training class.

    Deals: Three classes for $45 (normally $29 for 1).

    Location: South End (2140 South Blvd., Ste. 2).

    Atherton Barry's interior

    Atherton Barry’s interior

    MADabolic CLT

    Workout style: The class has three interval-based sections focused on endurance, speed and power, and strength and stamina.

    Deals: Five days for $5.

    Location: South End (2610 South Blvd.) and Elizabeth (2115 E. 7th St, Suite 104).


    Workout style: They offer HIIT classes based on endurance, strength, power and agility.

    Deals: Two-day free trial.

    Location: South End (200 West Blvd., Ste. 150).

    Burn Bootcamp

    Workout style: The 45-minute classes include strength and HIIT methods.

    Deals: Free 7-day trial.

    Location: There are multiple in the Charlotte area. Find one near you here.

    YMCA of Greater Charlotte

    Workout style: The family-friendly gym has everything from group fitness classes to swimming pools to free weights. The Dowd location even has a rooftop track with skyline views.

    Deals: When you join the Y between Oct. 25. and Nov. 15, you get 10 free guest passes.

    Location: There are multiple branches in the Charlotte area. Find one near you here.

    dowd ymca rooftop track

    Eat the Frog

    Workout style: You’ll take a fitness assessment and then a trainer will give you an eight-week workout guide.

    Deals: Four weeks free.

    Location: Metropolitan (1111 Metropolitan Ave., Unit 110).

    Class Pass

    Workout style: Your membership allows you to use your monthly credits for any participating gym, from aerial yoga classes to barre workouts.

    Deals: One month free.

    • Sign up and find classes here.

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