These days, people are more and more interested in getting fit and staying that way. Unfortunately, gym memberships can be pricey, and not everyone in Charlotte has the dedication to stick to a home fitness program. Fortunately, there are a number of free or inexpensive fitness programs and activities all over the city that residents can take advantage of.
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This adult beginners exercise class can help anyone on the road to achieving their personal fitness goals. Located in the gym at the Arbor Glen Outreach Center, the course is offered at a number of different times throughout the week. Registration is free for everyone, and residents and non-residents alike pay $5 for each class. Participants use free weights and functional movements to get familiar with different kinds of resistance training.
People who are more interested in team sports should check out the adult volleyball held at the Elon Recreation Center or the Hickory Grove Recreation Center. Held at different times on Saturday afternoons and evenings, these courses have the same instructor and are open to adults under the age of 54. Participants learn the game’s fundamental aspects in addition to helping them build self confidence, leadership abilities and fitness.
People who would like to end their fitness session with a relaxing beverage should check out the yoga at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. LuLuLemon holds free yoga classes brewery every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. People who come to the class should remember to bring their own mat.
Meetup.com has long been connecting people who have similar interests with real life social events, and there are many people who use the site to organize a wide variety of fitness groups in Charlotte. From tennis to indoor rock climbing to running with your dog, everyone can find a group that suits their lifestyle and interests in addition to helping them get in shape. What is great about groups from Meetup.com is that there is no cost to join and events are generally either free or very low cost.
The Bottom Line
Being low on funds is not an excuse to be lazy in Charlotte. With these inexpensive and free programs, everyone can keep healthy and looking great without any strain on their wallet. All they need is the will to get active, and they can begin to see the results in their mental and physical well-being almost right away.