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.
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.
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!
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.
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!