Orangetheory studio manager Kelsie Floyd works with gym members to get them “in the zone”— 84 to 91 percent of their maximum heart rate—for at least 12 minutes during every workout. Photo by Eze Amos

Boutique gyms offer individual attention

For a town its size, Charlottesville is bursting with fitness club choices. “We really have a big city-level of unique offerings here,” says Claire Mitchell, co-founder and owner of treadHAPPY, a treadmill-based fitness studio located off West Main Street. In contrast to “big-box” clubs like ACAC or the YMCA, boutique, or niche gyms, like treadHAPPY […]

The bikes for refugee program provides gently used bicycles and helmets to refugees who have resettled in our area.

LIVING Picks: Week of January 31-February 6

HEALTH & WELLNESS Bikes for refugees Wednesday, January 31 Donate your gently used bicycles and helmets to refugees who have resettled in our area. Both children and adult bikes are needed. Drop off items from 4-5pm, 2111 Michie Dr. facebook.com/intl.neighbors FAMILY Father/daughter dance Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3 Dads, grandfathers and uncles are […]