by Michelle Boudin
If getting in shape is your goal for 2020 — and you need some fresh ideas to make your New Year’s resolution happen — you’re in luck. Charlotte’s fitness scene has some new additions that just might offer the boost you need to change your exercise routine — and your life.
Barry’s Bootcamp Charlotte is a high-intensity workout that combines running on a treadmill with strength training to help you burn up to a thousand calories in 50 minutes, all in a club-like atmosphere. The classes take place in Barry’s signature Red Room, a blacked-out space lit with a red glow designed to make everyone look and feel their best. Founded in the late ’90s by Los Angeles-based celebrity trainer Barry Jay, Barry’s opened its 5,800-square-foot South End location in November, offering five to seven classes a day. Post-workout, grab a customized shake or smoothie at the in-house Fuel Bar. 2140 South Blvd., Suite 2
It’s a new take on an old favorite at SculptHouse, formerly HSM Core. For more than a decade, Charlotte women have been fiercely loyal to the Hilliard Studio Method and the dynamic mother-daughter duo behind the core-centric, Pilates-based workout. The Myers Park studio owned by Liz Hilliard and Clary Hilliard Gray remains the same, but the Kings Drive location is now officially SculptHouse, an Atlanta-based fitness concept created and owned by Charlotte native Katherine Mason that combines Pilates and cardio. Expect a second, larger SculptHouse location in Charlotte soon. 601 S. Kings Dr., Suite GG
F45 Training opens its SouthPark location this month. The Australia-based chain aims to offer the feel of personal training in a group class environment. F45 debuted in Charlotte last year in midtown and Plaza Midwood, with more locations expected soon. The F stands for functional and 45 is the length of the class. The mix of circuit and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) style workouts are designed around everyday movements, and no workout is ever the same. 4701 Park Rd. Suite E
Inner Peaks shuttered its original Crown Point location after 21 years, with plans to open a new indoor climbing gym in Matthews by the end of 2019. The new space (behind Target) offers a larger bouldering area, a specialized strength-training zone with a MoonBoard and campus boards, a fitness area, and a yoga room. Inner Peaks also has a location in South End.
10715 Independence Pointe Pkwy., Matthews SP