Don’t let the winter weather stand between you and your health goals. Chapel Hill offers a wide variety of indoor facilities and activities to get your blood pumping—no gym membership required!
The Chapel Hill Community Center and Hargraves Community Center house an impressive variety of activities under one roof. Admission starts as low as just $2 for Chapel Hill residents to access the facilities, and visitors can take advantage of dance classes, a rock climbing wall, indoor basketball and volleyball leagues, and lap swimming or water aerobics classes in the indoor pool.
For experienced climbers or newbies, Progression Climbing is Chapel Hill’s only bouldering gym, and it hosts a variety of clinics and competitions, as well as open gyms for practicing your technique.
If you’re looking to shoot some hoops or learn the game of pickleball, both Rashkis and Lincoln Gymnasiums host open gyms.
Glide over to the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough to brush up on your favorite ice-based activities. The regulation-size ice rink offers public skating, adult hockey leagues, camps, classes, synchronized skating, broomball and private lessons.
If workout classes are your jam, Class Pass can provide you with access to a wide array of fitness programs across the region. The flexible pass enables you to drop into yoga, spinning, barre, pilates, strength training, HIIT, Crossfit, kickboxing classes and more without having to commit to a single gym or class style.
Combine Social Time with Your Workouts
Find an indoor sports league through TriSports Social Club, who organizes everything from bowling to volleyball to socials.
UNC Health Care sponsors Heels in Motion, a mall walking program at The Streets of Southpoint. Whether you’re down for a powerwalk or a casual stroll, you can get your steps in before the crowds come to shop. The mall opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sundays, and two laps around the entire interior equals one mile. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, Heels in Motion walkers can enjoy a complimentary breakfast together.
Learn a new skill at Urban Axes in Durham, where axe throwing will work out your core, shoulder muscles, hamstrings and calves. Leagues are available and walk-ins are welcome to stop in and relieve stress in this fun and social atmosphere.
Cut a rug with Carolina Dance Club. This organization offers group or private Swing, Salsa, Ballroom and Shag Dance Lessons, and hosts social dances throughout the Triangle where you can show off your moves.
Grab your water bottle and some friends and enjoy all the indoor exercise opportunities Chapel Hill offers!