Our Five Faves

Best places to burn calories

Posted January 5, 2015

Trapeze instructor Carlie Huberman does the Bird's Nest at Cirque de Vol.

Keep that New Year's resolution to lose weight at one of these five places in the Triangle.

Triangle Rock Club (Morrisville, North Raleigh) - Founded in 2007 by two former Marines who wanted to teach others the skill in an enclosed environment, this is the perfect place to learn to rock climb. Whether you are tackling a smaller wall or the big 55-foot one, you are burning calories and getting stronger. There is also a location in Fayetteville. 

Cirque de Vol (Raleigh) - Whether you are tackling aerial silks, trapeze or stilt-walking, you are burning calories while having fun at this north Raleigh studio. Classes also include Zumba, yoga, aerial hoop and dance. 

OrangeTheory Fitness (Morrisville, Chapel Hill) - Offering one hour workout sessions split into cardio and strength training, you get a well-rounded and intense workout. We like the mix of strength and cardio intervals, which can help you burn calories even after leaving the studio. 

Flywheel (Raleigh) - This Cameron Village studio takes indoor cycling to another level. If you are competitive, opt in for the Torqboard - a large-screen display that occasionally flashes the leaderboards that show how you are performing. And if you want to take a break from cycling, FlyBarre offers light weight training and core sculpting through dance. 

YMCA (various locations in the Triangle) - Whether you want to swim, cycle, play basketball or lift weights, your local YMCA has you covered! There are tons of classes, and if you prefer to work alone there are free weights, machines and cardio equipment. 


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