Cupid Shuffle 5K

The Cupid Shuffle 5k run/walk is hosted by Alpha Chi Omega sorority of UNC Charlotte for the promotion of awareness, education, & prevention of relationship violence. Proceeds will go to the Safe Alliance Domestic Violence Shelter of Charlotte, NC, and the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. Click on website to find out more information. Check out our video from last...

Opportunities abound to get fit and stay fit in University City

Ah, January, when we make our annual pledge to get in shape. Fortunately, University City abounds with ways to do it. We offer this guide to nearby places to shed pounds, train for a marathon, swim laps, leap for the sky, kick-box yourself silly or just stroll amid nature. Traditional fitness centers Fitness Connection 8404 N. Tryon St. 704-405-1330 Website Facebook Life Time Fitness 8514 University City Blvd in the Town Center Plaza 704-510-4988 Website Facebook Planet Fitness 10215-B University City Blvd in the Back Creek Center 704-548-2722 Website YMCA of Greater Charlotte – University City YMCA 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road 704-716-6700 Extensive facility includes indoor and outdoor pools, gym, indoor track, fitness studio, and health and wellness center. Wide range of fitness and sports programs for children through older adults. New program called Barre combines yoga, Pilates and ballet move to strengthen muscles without impact. Website Facebook Alternative fitness programs 9Round 30 minute kickbox fitness 2115 E. Arbors Drive (near Starbucks) in The Arbors shopping center 980-224-8512 Intensive workouts at your own schedule. Their slogan is “Get fit, never hit.” Video Website Defy Gravity indoor trampoline park 8116 University City Blvd 704-817-4660 Defy Gravity is a 26,000 square foot facility with wall-to-wall steel-frame trampolines including the world-famous Angled Wall Trampolines, an expansive Olympic Foam Pit and one of the largest Trampoline Dodgeball cages in America. Open play times as well as GravityFit classes featuring a high-intensity trampoline workout for all fitness levels. Video Website Facebook Gotta Yoga Studio University 9539 Pinnacle Drive, Suite 350 704-688-7256 Wide variety of Yoga classes plus private sessions, parties, children’s programs Website...