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Fitness Connection - Charlotte/Northlake
8626 Hankins Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

Facility Hours:

  • Mon - Thur: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Fri: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Basketball Hours:

Mon - Fri: 5 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. (Starting April 1st)


Kid’s Club

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mon - Thur: 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sun: Closed

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  • Basketball
  • Dry Saunas
  • Group Fitness
  • Stretching Area
  • Strength Training
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Cycling
  • Child Watch
  • Personal Training*
  • Tanning*
  • Sports & Activities*

*Additional Fees Apply


Add tanning to any membership for $11/month. Tanning beds at the Northlake club include two lay down tanning beds.


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Group Exercise Classes:

Group Exercise Classes:
Athletic Step:

Body: A high intensity workout combining cardio and muscular conditioning while incorporating some fun dance moves along the way.

Butt & Gutt: Get awesome abs plus glutes! Tone those ab muscles as well as the butt with this 45-minute workout.

Cycle: You may do everything from exploring the terrain of the Tour de France to learning new cadences to pushing the limits of your heart rate zones to just climbing hills, and you will treasure every last minute. Each unique class is sure to strengthen your legs, burn mad calories and build cardiovascular stamina!

Funky Fit: N'shape with'N's Nettie Reeves choreographs these Funky Fit routines that include invigorating moves that equal versatile, hip, positive fun. But don't let the FUN fool you. This class will have you in definite cardio mode without watching the clock. You will be addicted! No impact, low impact & high impact versions demonstrated.

Group Power®: Group Power® is your hour of power! This 60 minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. With simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, Group Power is for all ages and fitness levels. Discover results, discover Group Power!

Group Ride®: Everyone finishes first in Group Ride®! Pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your lower body. This 60 minute cycling program is geared for anyone that can ride a bike. Motivating music, awesome instructors and an inspiring group environment lets you Ride On! Group Ride® is a BTS (Body Training Systems) program.

Please Note: You must sign up at the front desk for all Group Ride® classes.  You may sign up IN PERSON no earlier than 30 minutes prior to class. 

In order to accommodate back to back classes, please expect delays with this class. 

Hip Hop Power: A combination of Hip Hip Hop dance moves and muscle sculpting. You get the best of both worlds with this class!

Kick & Sculpt: A combination of kickboxing moves PLUS strength training using weights and/or your own body resistance. 

Kickboxing: A beginner to advanced class, kickboxing is designed to give a high-energy workout by incorporating punches and kicks.

Pilates: Originally developed as a method of rehabilitation, the focus of Pilates lies with the muscles of your powerhouse - your core muscles which include abs, lower back, hips, and derriere. Emphasizing concentration and control, Pilates exercises are done with great precision and can be customized to meet the individual abilities of each participant. Through the series of movements over time, Pilates paves the road to optimal strength, flexibility, and posture to create a longer, leaner you. Through the series of movements over time, Pilates paves the road to optimal strength, flexibility, and posture to create a longer, leaner you.

Step & Sculpt: Includes a combination of step aerobics and strength training using weights and/or your own body resistance.  A great total body workout! 

Urban Cardio Dance: This dance workout is derived from a combination of urbanized dance styles fused together to put choreography into a simple, fun to follow dance workout.  These dance styles range from old/new school hip hop, elements of jazzy, african, latin, contemporary and commercial dance, making UCD a very fast, funky, intense and exciting cardiovascular workout.

UCD creates an energizing total body workout that burns a great amount of calories, making it a great fit for weight loss goals.

All fitness levels are welcome!

Zumba®: Dance, laugh and burn those calories! This vibrant, energy-filled calorie burning phenomenon brings the nightclub to you by fusing hypnotic Latin rhythms with easy to follow dance moves that will have you moving and grooving to a sexier shape!

Group Exercise Schedule:

Kid's Club:


Northlake Kids ClubsFitness Connection’s Kid’s Club is a safe & fun “babysitting” center located inside all of our facilities. This service is provided to you, our members and guests, allowing you to feel comfortable that your child(ren) is/are being taken care of while you work out. Our Kid’s Club facility is not a licensed day-care facility, therefore you must remain inside the facility while your child (ren) is/are signed into the Kid’s Club. Our policies are solely designed for the safety of your child(ren) and we ask for you cooperation with all of our rules/regulations.

Access to Thousands of Health Clubs

Do you travel outside of your area often? If you do, you know how hard it can be to maintain your healthy habits while you are on the road. It can be tough to eat healthy while traveling and often getting an effective workout in each day can be nearly impossible, especially in those tiny hotel gyms!

The IHRSA Passport Program, however, makes it possible to enjoy workouts on the road that meet your expectations. Because we are a member of IHRSA, the International Health Racquet & Sports Clubs Association, and enrolled in their Passport Program, you have guest privileges to a network of quality clubs when you travel.

What’s more, the IHRSA Passport Program provides you significantly reduced guest fees- a minimum of 50% savings!

Using the IHRSA Passport Program is easy! Just follow these steps:

1. Obtain a valid IHRSA Passport I.D. Ask an employee at your home club for a valid IHRSA passport I.D. for your trip. You will need a new one for each trip.

2. Find a club. Log on to to locate a participating club in the area where you will be traveling. Keep in mind that the passport program is only good for facilities outside a 50 mile radius of your home club.

3. Call ahead. Always call the club you plan on visiting before arrival to verify any guest fees that may apply as well as to confirm the availability of the facilities you intend to use.

4. Arriving at the club. When you arrive at the club, present your passport I.D. and pay the guest fee.

In addition to the IHRSA Passport Program, your membership may include the option to use our other facilities, such as Greenville, Celebration, NorthHills, Pleasant Valley, and RTP.


Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours
Easter: Normal Open - 2 p.m.    Memorial Day: Normal Open - 2 p.m.    4th of July: Normal Open - 2 p.m.   
Labor Day: Normal Open - 2 p.m.    Thanksgiving: Normal Open - 2 p.m.    Christmas Eve: Normal Open - 2 p.m.    Christmas Day: Closed    New Year's Eve: Normal Open - 5 p.m.    New Years Day: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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