Jul 20, 2015 - Things to Do

Shots! Shots! Shots… of protein powder. Label repurposes nightclub for fitness classes.

Label Fitness Charlotte

Label Fitness Charlotte

Would it surprise you to hear that I’m not really a nightclub person? Probably not. But a nightclub turned into a fitness studio? That I can get behind. And that’s precisely what Label (the bass-thumping, strobe-lighting nightclub at the Music Factory) is doing with its dance floor during daytime hours.

I was invited to attend the Label Fitness event for July and since I had no idea what I was getting into, I did what anyone would do and I ate two veggie hotdogs from JJ’s before heading over for my 3-hour workout.

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The afternoon would include Zumba with Kril, HIIT with Mike from Carolina Sweat and yoga with Jim from Y2 Yoga.

There weren’t too many people there when I arrived (five minutes late and full of hotdogs) and I cringed at the openness of the dance floor. There will be nowhere to hide during Zumba if more people don’t show up, I though.

Sure enough, it didn’t fill up any more and there wasn’t anywhere to hide during Zumba so I just hit the floor and flailed around like an idiot under the enthusiastic guidance of Kril, who was donning a baseball cap with giant mirror letters that spelled out DOPE.

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I broke a bit of a sweat but was excited to see Carolina Sweat take the stage next. I worked out at their South Charlotte location religiously for several months last fall and knew we were about to get our butts handed to us.

Without fail, Mike had us jumping and lunging until we landed ourselves in a pool of sweat on what I can only assume was an already filthy nightclub floor.

I skipped out on yoga (sorry!) because I lacked the foresight to bring a mat and I’d had my face close enough to the dance floor enough for one day. Plus, I was pretty tired from the first 90 minutes of working out.

In true Label style, they had the bar set up for signature smoothies and shots… of protein. I asked for a water to which the bartender replied, “That’ll be $6.”

And even in my euphoric sweat-induced high, I remembered why I don’t go to nightclubs, even in the daytime.

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