O2 Fitness Hosts Spring “Shape Up Downtown” Series in Downtown Raleigh

O2 Fitness, the largest locally owned fitness company in North Carolina, will host its third “Shape Up Downtown” event in Downtown Raleigh this April.

Online PR News – 27-March-2013 – Raleigh, N.C. – O2 Fitness, the largest locally owned fitness company in North Carolina, will host its third “Shape Up Downtown” event in Downtown Raleigh this April. The free event series will give members of the community the chance to enjoy the warmer weather and mix up their workout routines this spring by participating in a variety of popular group fitness classes. All classes are free and open to the public and will take place on the turf in City Plaza.

This spring, the general public and members of O2 Fitness will be able to take their workouts outdoors to enjoy high-energy group fitness classes taught by expert instructors. The class schedule includes Yoga, Body Combat, Bootcamp, Zumba, Inner Strength and more. Shape Up Downtown will kick off on Monday, April 1 with an energetic Body Combat class at 5:45 p.m. Body Combat is one of the Les Mills classes taught at O2 Fitness and is inspired by martial arts, drawing from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Participants will kick, punch and burn their way through calories during this empowering workout.

All Shape Up Downtown classes will be held on the turf at City Plaza, located in the 400 block of Fayetteville Street in the heart of downtown Raleigh, at either noon or 5:45 p.m. City Plaza boasts stunning views of the Capitol building, Memorial Auditorium and Fayetteville Street, making the Shape Up Downtown series one of Raleigh’s must-do spring activities.

“O2 Fitness is excited to offer another series of free outdoor fitness classes in Downtown Raleigh as part of our continued commitment to the communities in which we operate,” said Shanna Kane, director of marketing for O2 Fitness. “The spring season is a perfect time of the year to exercise outside and to reenergize your workout routine. Plus, it’s free!”

O2 Fitness, with its involvement in nonprofit partnerships and special events such as Shape Up Downtown, has become an integral part of the Triangle community. O2 Fitness has already donated more than $30,000 in memberships so far this year, is a sponsor of the Miracle League of the Triangle and has plans to continue donating time, money and resources to many more great causes and organizations in the future.

While Shape Up Downtown classes are free, participants should register online in advance to reserve their spot. With 10 locations in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina and Wilmington, O2 Fitness at Seaboard Station is located just down the street from City Plaza at 802 Semart Drive.

“We encourage everyone to come out and try at least one Shape Up Downtown class this spring,” added Kane. “Meet us at City Plaza during your lunch break or after work for a great workout…and bring a friend!”

Shape Up Downtown Spring 2013 Schedule
Monday, April 1 – Body Combat – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2 – Zumba – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3 – Inner Strength – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 4 – CxWORX – noon

Monday, April 8 – Body Flow – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 – Yoga – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 – Bootcamp – 5:45 p.m.

Monday, April 15 – Cardio Interval – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16 – CxWORX – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17 – Sh’Bam – 5:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 – CxWORX – noon

Monday, April 22 – Body Flow – 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 – Body Combat – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 24 – Sh’Bam – 5:45 p.m.

About O2 Fitness
O2 Fitness offers the best in fitness equipment, personal training and group exercise classes in the Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Wilmington, N.C. areas. We promise to provide a welcoming, motivating and clean environment with a professional and caring staff to help our clients achieve real results. We are committed to helping our members create a whole body approach to wellness by offering an all-inclusive health and fitness experience. As we recognize that each client’s fitness goals are different, we offer a wide variety of fitness club memberships ranging from our standard 12-month agreement all the way to month-to-month agreements, family packages and more. For more information, please visit o2fitnessclubs.com.