CHAARG girls are all about embracing a healthy lifestyle. We all try to stay active while we travel + boutique fitness studios are a major key! Easy sign up + one time drop in rates allow us to try something new, stay active, ++ keep our goals in tact. If you’re visiting a city near a CHAARG chapter we have yah covered ; ) Next time you’re in one of these cities, drop into a studio, rockin’ your fave CHAARG tank–
AMHERST, MA // Fire + Water Yoga
A yoga studio + juice bar combo, this studio *screams* CHAARG girl paradise. Offering a variety of yoga classes, this studio is sure to have you feeling #reCHAARGed + ready for whatever the day//week brings.
AUBURN, AL // True40
A recent graduate of Auburn University, Allie Weingarten decided she wanted to give back to her community. Enter True40 — the low impact, high intensity TRX studio ready to take your workout to the next level.
BATON ROUGE, LA // Yoglates
A combination of yoga + pilates, this heated workout is sure to have you moving in a whole new way. Next time you’re in the Baton Rouge drop in for a class + get to sweatin’!
BOSTON, MA // Kick It by Eliza
Kick It was created in 2009 + is a kickboxing inspired 13-round fitness method. Eliza *encourages women to feel empowered side by side, round by round, minute by minute.* AKA — a total CHAARG girl’s dream. Boston CHAARG Ambassador says — *Eliza Shirazi has not only created a movement, but she has created the Fempire! Her classes combine kickboxing with cardio + of course the classes are always to super fun playlists! Overall, we love this class because of the incredible energy, community, + mission!*
CHICAGO, IL // AIR: Aerial Fitness
With locations nationwide, this studio is a must when in Chicago. You’ll get your workout in – you guessed it — the air! Using hammocks to combine different strength + conditioning techniques you’ll get a new definition for *full-body workout.*
CINCINNATI, OH // Iron Sharpens Iron Personal Training
Iron Sharpens Iron is run by three guys who are passionate about health + fitness. They have 10 beliefs that drive their mission, values, + purpose. Alexis Santora, #XUCHAARG Ambassador, says — *The three guys that run the gym are some of the most enthusiastic, motivating, + fantastic human beings that we can’t help going back to every semester. They always have an amazing workout planned for us[++ not gonna lie, usual can’t walk for like three days after!]. Couldn’t recommend this gym more!*
COLLEGE PARK, MD // White Lotus Wellness Center
Founder Anne Contee created a healing space for her community in 2015 by opening White Lotus Wellness Center. They provide wellness workshops, retreats, + a variety of fitness formats to instill a healthy + balanced life ++ community.
CHAARG loves CycleBar! A high intensity, low impact workout — anyone can hop in the saddle + break a sweat. The instructors are extremely inspiring + lead you through an empowering 50-minute sweat sesh. With multiple locations in Columbus [+ nationwide], you’ll be a pro in no time!
EAST LANSING, MI // Lansing HiiT Fitness
Lansing HiiT Fitness offers boot camp style workouts sure to get your heartrate UP! The best part — they are 30-minute classes so you can always squeeze in a class. Check them out while you are in Michigan + don’t forget to say *whaddup!* to our Michigan CHAARG girls!
GAINESVILLE, FL // Ethnic Dance Expressions
Ethnic Dance Expressions [EDE] offers three different levels of belly dancing + additional dance technique classes. EDE director Sallamah Chimera will help you find your inner dancer + make you feel inspired, + challenged, in each class!
GRAND RAPIDS, MI // Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse
The first hot yoga studio in Western Michigan, Funky Buddha offers fun + sweaty yoga workouts for all yogis. Funky Buddha is ready to have you as a part of their yoga family — all you have to do is get started!
KENT, OH // Centerpeace Yogan + Wellness
Centerpeace Yoga + Wellness offers multiple types of yoga, including aerial, wall, + restorative. An emphasis on pathways to wellness, Centerpeace will offer you all you need to begin + continue your journey.
LEXINGTON, KY // BodyFit Punch
BodyFit Punch takes kickboxing to the next level! They provide kickboxing + boot camp style classes to make sure you + your body don’t get bored. Katie Porter, UKCHAARG Ambassador, says they offer *the most fun kickboxing workouts! All their classes are high intensity + the kickboxing is so fun that you forget that you’re working out. Their classes push you to your max + are always a great workout!* Make sure you swing by next time you are in Lexington, KY!
MADISON, WI // KAMPS
A combination of floor + treadmill, this workout class will have you sweating — no matter your skill level. They offer a variety of full body classes + targeted workouts — depending on the day. A new way to push yourself past your limits + shut-down your excuses.
MILWAUKEE, WI // BrewCity CrossFit
Experienced coaches will take you through a variety of Olympic + power lifting exercises, while adding gymnastics + other movements to the workout. A community built on camaraderie + support *anyone* can join + feel comfortable. Marquette Ambassador Courtney Kruggel says *it allows you to become comfortable with using barbells + kettlebells, ++ you can push yourself as much as *you* can. With constantly varied high-intensity workouts, you feel like you can take on the world afterwards.*
NASHVILLE, TN // getFIT615
GetFIT615 is helping Nashville embrace a healthy lifestyle. Their motto is *“Do something everyday that makes you sweat*” is absolutely possible with the variety they provide. Each day is a different theme [i.e. #TRXTuesday + #WeightedWednesday] to keep your body guessing + your workout unique.
TOLEDO, OH // Bikram Yoga Toledo
Our CHAARG chapters loves Bikram Yoga Toledo. This studio offers two levels of classic 90 minute Bikram Yoga, as well as a shortened 60 minute class + hot Pilates practice.
WASHINGTON D.C. // Blast DC
BLAST brings fitness + nutrition together under one roof. A mix between cardio + strength, BLAST allows each person to tailor their workout to meet their fitness level. BLAST also partners with registered dieticians to make sure you are fueling yourself with the right nutrients to crush your workouts.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN // Studio b
Studio b offers a host of dance fitness formats to get you movin’ + sweatin’ in Lafayette, Indiana. Shake up your workout with Zumba, POUND, or any other popular dance fitness format!
We LOVE fitness + so do these amazing studios! Drop in, sweat it out, + continue on with your adventure. Tag your pics on Instagram with #inCHAARG so we can see where you went + who we should add to our list!
+Virginia [@virginia_inchaarg] // VirtCHAARG Columbus