6 Local Fitness Classes Made With Moms in Mind

These Charlotte-area fitness studios have perks for parents who want to stay in shape.
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Air Charlotte

Details: A full body workout that offers cardio, strength and flexibility in aerial silk fabrics.

Why Moms Love It: You get a full body workout while feeling like a kid doing acrobatics with aerial silks. Located in Southpark and Myers Park.

Best For: Anyone who wants to “strengthen, lengthen and tone” in a different kind of workout.

Bonus: Try a $5 community class taught by Aerial Yoga Teacher Training graduates.


Burn Bootcamp

Details: Motivation comes from the group camaraderie and expert trainers who provide creative strength and burst training workouts.

Why Moms Love It: Child care is included in membership fees. Some locations also offer Kidz Burn programs for ages 6 and up (45 minutes), conveniently scheduled around adult Burn Boot Camp classes.

Best For: Moms who want to push their limits and get results. Early-morning and late-evening classes available.

Bonus: Give it a try with a 14-day free trial.


Females in Action

Details: Free, peer-led 45-minute bootcamp or running routines that take place in school, church and shopping center parking lots. Check the website for locations and schedules.

Why Moms Love It: The 45-minute workouts are held early — many before 6 a.m. — so you can get it done before the kids start calling.

Best For: Early birds who like group fitness away from the gym.

Bonus: In addition to the fitness factor, the groups get together for book clubs, and career and family discussion groups.


Fit 4 Mom

Details: The total fitness programs includes workouts that moms can do with their babies and stroller-age children.

Why Moms Love It: No need for child care, as your baby is part of the workout, plus you get fresh air at the same time as the classes are held outside. Weekly classes are held at Dilworth Covenant Presbyterian Church, Pineville Lake Park, and one in Lake Norman.

Best For: Moms-to-be and with babies in strollers.

Bonus: Out on maternity leave? Try the two-month maternity leave package.


Hilliard Studio Method

Details: A combination of yoga, pilates and resistance training that will make you sweat.

Why Moms Love It: A low-impact workout that sculpts the body and mind. Classes are held at the Myers Park and Davidson studios.

Best For: Anyone who wants to stretch their spine and get reacquainted with the power of their core.

Bonus: Buy the Hilliard Studio Method video series for workouts you can do anywhere, anytime.


YMCA Charlotte

Details: From yoga to zumba, cycle to strength-training classes, the Y is the place for class choice.

Why Moms Love It: Free child care at many locations, plus access to swimming pools to splash in with the kids, and other family-friendly camps and classes.

Best For: Active families.

Bonus: A membership means discounts on summer camps for kids.