BE Health: What is the Best Exercise Option for You?

It can be a bit overwhelming to choose a location to exercise. Winston-Salem is chock full of fun and unique options, and the camaraderie and accountability factors of these places are huge! Of course this article does not cover every single option in Winston-Salem, but below are brief descriptions of seven. Do your research, take advantage of free (or significantly discounted) trials and, most importantly, have fun!


A full body workout that is fast (30 minutes), effective and fun. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular and circuit training regimens. No class times, workouts change every day and a trainer is always there to guide you.

BURN Bootcamp

The Burn Boot Camp workout is designed to maximize your results in just 45 minutes with an average burn of 700 calories per camp. Burn boot camp prides themselves in the community that they build and a focus meeting system that consists of unlimited one-on-one sessions. Bonus: free child care!


CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. These movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, they not only motivate unprecedented output, but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout.


When you hear Jazzercise, you think legwarmers and leotards, right? But today the leotards—and the ‘80s—are long gone and Jazzercise classes are way too hot for legwarmers. They are still evolving and transforming people’s bodies and their lives. Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping, body-blasting fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a high intensity dance party that fuses cardio, strength, Pilates, hip hop, yoga and kickboxing.

Personal Training

As with any city, Winston-Salem has a plethora of options when it comes to finding a personal trainer. The accountability of a personal trainer is unmatched—they are there for you, and you only, so standing them up isn’t an option. The programs they design are individualized to exactly what you need, and they there to help you meet your specific goals.


Created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, it is practiced worldwide. Pilates is the art of controlled movements which should look and feel like a workout. If consistently practiced, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. Alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance are all emphasized.

Pure Barre

The fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. In less than an hour you’ll achieve a full body workout utilizing the ballet barre to perform small isometric movements set to fantastic music. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. The technique works to defy gravity by tapering everything in and lifting up!




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