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South End Health Stroll

You look fit, South End!

South End is beloved for its award-winning beer, eclectic cuisine and public art—and for good reason. But it’s also home to recreation spots, restaurants, and businesses that make health and fitness fun and delicious. It is one of Charlotte’s best destinations for a happy and healthy lifestyle—and it’s time you experience this versatile neighborhood and all it has to offer.

To help kick-start your South End wellness journey, here’s a suggested seven-stop stroll that showcases some of the best health and fitness opportunities in the area. From yoga to rock climbing, kale to kombucha, this itinerary has something for everyone and is the perfect introduction to the healthier side of Charlotte’s most active neighborhood.

Stop 1: Clean Juice

Start your day off right with one of Clean Juice’s delicious offerings—The Beach Bowl acai bowl and The Healthy Heart One smoothie are must-try menu items from this 100% certified organic juice and smoothie bar.

Stop 2: BK Pilates

BK Pilates aims to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals with customized routines designed to develop the essential mind-body connection, define the body, establish core strength, achieve greater flexibility, and improve posture. Drop in for a sweat session!

Stop 3: Charlotte Joy Rides

Discover the most fun you can have getting around with Charlotte Joy Rides! The E-bikes are pedal-assist enabled bikes to make your rides easier, longer, and more fun. Ride the Rail Trail and feel the wind in your hair, admire the amazing public art, and enjoy the beautiful Charlotte sunshine.

Stop 4: Living Kitchen

By now you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. Stop by Living Kitchen, an organic plant-based restaurant and local favorite, and try out the Arugula Harvest Salad or Avocado Basil Sandwich, then wash it down one of their delicious cold-pressed juices. This restaurant is as beautiful as it is delicious, so take it all in and don’t forget to snap a picture of the famous green mural on your way out!

Stop 5: SPOONS

Step off the Rail Trail and grab your acai bowl at SPOONS, or get your superfood bowl delivered! These picture perfect smoothie bowls are delicious, healthy, and protein packed, if you choose. 

Stop 6: Project Lean Nation

Don't feel like grocery shopping this week? Stock up on healthy grab-and-go meals to get you through the week. 

Stop 7: Fit Atelier 

Cardio dance fitness classes, plus a great shopping experience. What else could you ask for? 

Learn more about recreation and fitness in South End.

Discover the Charlotte Rail Trail, a winding urban trail connecting South End and Uptown that is perfect for running, walking, biking, and even unicycling. 

Want more group fitness? Check out the different neighborhood run clubs for great community and a great workout. 

Looking for green space in South End? Head to Wilmore Centennial Park

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