Make a healthy choice with Charlotte Athletic Club
Tue, June 5, 2012 at 11:33
Brad Spiegel in Charlotte Athletic Club, IHRSA Member Profile, member profile

The weight room at Charlotte Athletic Club.

Charlotte Athletic Club
Owner(s): Pursuit Group (private investors)
Location: Charlotte, N.C. 
Employees: 50
Number of members: Approximately 1,300
Year opened: 2006


We all know how important it is to be in good shape. Lifting weights, participating in aerobic exercises and eating healthy are all key components to this end.

At Charlotte Athletic Club in Charlotte, N.C., they take the nutrition aspect to a level that many other clubs do not.

From free cooking demonstrations – wouldn’t all of us show up to our club if one day there were samplings of Crab Summer Rolls, Moroccan Seared Tofu and Basil Seared Tilapia one day, followed by fruit smoothies the next? – to a page on its website solely dedicated to nutrition to inspirational photos and sayings on its Facebook page, the club certainly realizes the importance of eating well.

This isn’t to say that CAC neglects the other two phases of fitness with basketball, squash and racquetball courts, yoga and spin classes, and weight training over 35,000 square feet.

For more on Charlotte Athletic Club, check out their answers to IHRSA questions:

Club vision/vision statement: Our vision is: To positively shape the lives of our members & community through fitness.

 We will…

A wall in a yoga classroom.Classes: Cycle, Cycle Sculpt Express, Boot Camp Cycle, Polar Cycle, Endurance Cycling, Swim Clinic’s (all levels & endurance), Express Abs, Yoga Basics, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, Power Flow Yoga, Slow Flow Yoga, Barre Pilates, Power Pilates, Pilates Mat, 
Power X & Zumba 

Offerings: Charlotte Athletic Club offers a basketball court, squash and racquetball courts, an indoor golf simulator, nutrition, free weights, cardio theatre, sauna & steam, luxury locker rooms with private lockers & laundry service, access to leisure and lap pools, personal training, massage therapy, CPR training climbers/steppers, cross training, dance, elliptical motion trainers, free weights, group cycling, group exercise/aerobics studio, group running classes, group strength training, gymnasium, high impact aerobics, kickboxing, low impact aerobics, on-site AED, pilates, plate-loaded equipment, rowers, snack bar, stationary bikes (recumbent), stationary bikes (upright), step/bench aerobics, strength training, stretching equipment, towel service, treadmills, weight loss programs, and much more! 

Innovative ideas at club: Charlotte Athletic Club takes pride in keeping up with evolving fitness trends and constantly reinventing ourselves. We recently began featuring our W.O.W program, “Workout of the Week”: Each week a different personal trainer features a written workout that our members can take advantage of on their own time. Each workout is complemented with a video tutorial to help educate our members on form and technique. 

Where you hope the club will be in 5 years: In 5 years the Charlotte Athletic Club sees itself expanding to offer its members more variety and accessibility to heighten their health and fitness goals with the utmost convenience and luxury than ever before. 

Describe area/community club is in: We are located in the center of Uptown Charlotte, a community so rich in captivating culture, colorful cityscapes and cosmopolitan character. Charlotte's a city where Olympic-caliber adventurers rub elbows with culture mavens; a city that captivates both NASCAR heroes and finance leaders. With the excitement of a cosmopolitan city and the ease of Southern charm, Charlotte presents a unique atmosphere where big city style meets down-home appeal.  


A classroom at Charlotte Athletic Club.Do you have any community outreach programs: We support multiple community outreach programs and events. This is based on member involvement and industry relevance. 

Famous former or current members: When celebrities come into town, Charlotte Athletic Club is often the health club of choice. 

How long have you been a member of IHRSA and what IHRSA programs have you instituted and events have you attended? We are going into our 2nd year as proud members of IHRSA and its Passport program.

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