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Local Fitness Check-In: SweatIX

February 26, 2016 by


Have you been to the IX building lately? Just over five years since the owners started to re-envision the bare expanse of parking lot and land around IX, the place is completely transformed. Outside events, tastings, and concerts go on regularly against the vibrant backdrop of the IX art park. Inside, you can get a […]

Fitness Check-in: barre.[d]

February 20, 2015 by


A couple of years ago, when barre workouts started popping up in fitness magazines and on my Facebook news feed, I looked around the internet for an easy barre workout to do at home. I found one on Shape magazine’s website, and sometimes pulled a kitchen chair and a few small free weights into my […]

Fitness Check-In: tru PILATES

October 24, 2014 by


Since I moved to Charlottesville in 2009, I’ve walked past the tru PILATES studio hundreds of times. I’ve always been intrigued by the little warehouse space by the train tracks, by what lurks behind the frosted glass garage doors. I had heard good things about Pilates, but I never really looked into it, because I […]

Fitness Check-in: IronWolf Training

October 10, 2014 by


Two days ago, I walked into IronWolf Training with my head held high, ready to embrace the “pack mentality” and iron spirit at Laura Conklin‘s Charlottesville gym. From plyometric step ups, wall sits, and one leg squats to kettle bell swings, ring rows, and one arm cleans, the circuit style class was a butt-whoopin’ served […]

Fitness Check-in: Ann Mazur of Runners Love Yoga

July 18, 2014 by


Ann Mazur has run 21 races so far this year. She was the first woman to cross the finish line in 17 of them. This past April, she placed 3rd in the Nike Women’s Half in D.C., running the 13.1 miles in 1:22:58. Less than a week later, she ran up the side of a […]

Local Fitness Check-In: Hot Yoga Charlottesville

February 7, 2014 by


Fresh out of Bikram Yoga teacher training, Lizzie Clark and then-business partner Michaela Curran Grubbs, opened Bikram Yoga Charlottesville on 5th Street on January 27, 2004. When they opened, says Clark, most people in Charlottesville had never done hot yoga before. But on the second night of classes, 86 people packed into the hot room […]

Local Fitness Check-in: Madabolic

December 4, 2013 by


Cville is getting mad. No, really. Thanks to a new fitness boutique that joined the Cville workout scene this August, Cville is embracing the MAD lifestyle. MADabolic is located in the IX building, between Monticello and Elliot Avenue, and is run by a great team of fitness folks – Dar Malecki and Val Morini. Their team of […]

Local Fitness Check-in: Opal Yoga

November 5, 2013 by


Just over 7 months ago, Charlottesville welcomed its first vinyasa yoga studio, Opal Yoga. A variety of studios around town offer vinyasa yoga classes, but Opal saw the major itch for a vinyasa focused studio, and started scratching. I sat down with Karen Thomas, the owner of Opal Yoga, to get the story behind Opal, […]

Local Fitness Check-in: The Ladies at Lululemon (Oct. Ed.)

October 4, 2013 by


We’re checking back in with some of our favorite fitness enthusiasts at Cville’s Lululemon Showroom. Check out what Kirsten Lorenger, showroom manager, has to share about what’s going on this month! What free classes do we have to look forward to at the lululemon showroom this month? Throughout the month of October we will be featuring classes led by […]

Local Fitness Check-in: Clay Fitness and Nutrition

September 27, 2013 by


Charlottesville loves itself some fitness, and thankfully we’re spoiled in this town with a plethora of options to chose from. Clay Fitness and Nutrition is totally different than anything I had tried in the past, which for the most part was the typical gym memberships. It’s given me a new perspective on how to work […]