SKYLINE | hot “fitness” happening around town


Jul 09, 2014

By Telisha “Teka Rose” Wheeler, Editor

Fitness has become a trending topic on every front from Boot Camps, to CrossFit, & organic eating to the latest 5K to participate in. Elevate Lifestyle has always been an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and of course must let you know all the latest in health and wellness activities going on in Charlotte this summer for our Fitness Issue. This issue is dedicated to living healthy, but Elevate wants to encourage you to live well all year long; check in with us often for new fitness studios, and the best personal trainers in the Queen City! Whatever your plans this summer, make sure you get out and enjoy the outdoors…join a pickup game of your choosing, take a walk or join a 5k, with so many active activities in Charlotte, you may be overwhelmed with all of your fitness options! Not one for sports? Get creative; there are dance classes available, Co-ed kickball ad dodge ball teams and nutrition groups in and around Charlotte that all promote Healthy living. Here are just a few events Elevate Lifestyle has found for you. Be fit and have FUN!



How Strength Training Improves Endurance Performance

By Chris Ritter

If you are involved in endurance events like triathlons, obstacle courses or just running long distances, you’ll probably hear most experts say you need to do more volume to get better.

While it is true that you need to have adequate endurance to perform well in such events, it’s not the whole truth on how to best pursue personal improvement. I would say that getting stronger while you increase your endurance is the best combination to avoid injury and maximize your potential in any endurance event.




By Debra Ann Kennedy, Lifestyle Editor

Fitness is such an important part of our lives. Many of us go through periods of our life when we get into our groove and hit the gym on a daily basis. We feel our best, look our best and keep the momentum going strong. Then, something happens that gets us out of our routine and we lose the drive to hit the ground running back into fitness mode.  



Xtend Barre Charlotte

By Ashley Rodrigue

Xtend Barre is a total body workout that infuses elements of ballet, Pilates, & weight training into an intense, 55-minute session. Dance & Pilates Amplified!

Our classes are multi-level and geared to challenge bodies of any age, gender, or fitness background. We offer exercises that can be modified for beginners, prenatal clients or those with injuries, but can also be amplified for advanced clients looking for an extreme challenge.

The Xtend Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged. This total body workout serves to strengthen, lengthen, and stretch the body from top to bottom, from inside-out. The end result is a long and lean physique… without added bulk.

We’re an international company with over 150 studios, so while we’re new to Charlotte, we offer a tried and true concept.



Summer Is Back!

By Dr. Ryan Shum, Fitness Contributor

You are ready to take your fun and fitness outdoors but beware of the heat and humidity that can quickly make it difficult to enjoy the daytime. Here are some must know facts about hydration to help you prepare to conquer the outdoors this sunny season.



LeVel Premium Lifestyle

By Ashley Rodrigue

The Le-Vel Cloud Management system is the most state of the art, most efficient, and the most lucrative operations infrastructure system ever. It allows Le-Vel to operate with the lowest corporate overhead and yet have one of the fastest response and problem solving operating systems in the market. It allows for efficient manageability with fast pace growth solutions.


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