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Even though summer is coming to an end, it’s never too early to work on your summer body for next year. With that in mind, let’s talk about the best places to get your sweat on in the Holy City. After all, exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy.
Charleston Power Yoga
557 King St, Charleston, SC & 857 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC
In the mood to namaste in child’s pose while breaking a serious sweat? Then Charleston Power Yoga (CPY) is your destination. CPY practices hot power (Baptiste) yoga in a heated 80 – 90 degree room, depending on the class. CPY has everything you need to join in on the fun from mat to towel rentals. Don’t miss the weekly Hip Hop Happy Hour on Fridays at 5:45 at their King Street location.
880 Allbritton Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC
For those unsure whether they need a hard-hitting high intensity interval training circuit (HIIT) or a slower-paced barre or yoga class, HYLO is for you. HYLO offers high intensity, cardio and weight-driven workouts targeted at specific muscle groups as well as barre and yoga classes. Be sure to sign up in advance as classes tend to fill up quickly.
Grit Box Fitness
1640 Sam Rittenburg Blvd #11, Charleston, SC
Grit Box provides a fun way for you to get all your frustrations out through its high intensity kickboxing classes. Get in shape while relieving pent-up frustration from that long work week. Bonus: Grit Box also offers classes catered to those with special needs so you can feel good about what you’re supporting.
2700 N Hwy 17 Suite 170, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Total body spin class – that’s the idea behind MethodRide, one of the latest additions to the workout scene in Charleston. MethodRide combines spin class with Pilates and HIIT, resulting in total body conditioning. Best of all, the entire class is in a darkened room so no need to worry about how you look climbing that last hill.
Peace Love Hip Hop
115 Pierview St, Daniel Island, SC
If you’re in the mood to learn moves like Jagger, head to Daniel Island’s Peace Love Hip Hop studio. Offering everything from children’s dance classes to advanced hip hop for adults, visitors will have no problem having fun while breaking a sweat at this fast-paced studio. And don’t worry, no prior dance experience is required.