Looking for fresh ways to spend your time in Charlottesville? From fitness studios to bubble tea and Latin American steaks, new businesses are popping up all over town.
Clean and jerk, squats, and snatches are just a few of the Olympic lifting moves you’ll learn doing CrossFit, and at CrossFit SPRC, you’ll be trained by one of the top CrossFitters in the country, Martha Redinger. A four-time CrossFit Games competitor who shows extreme fitness is possible at any age, Redinger co-founded her new gym with her husband, Craig. The gym also has an emphasis on rowing for a whole-body workout that will increase your strength and stamina.
Pilates gets a modern makeover at Hi/Low on the Downtown Mall above Jack Brown’s. The studio promises high-intensity, low-impact workouts that will strengthen and sculpt your core and the rest of your body, too, all without straining your joints. The workouts use three types of machines: the Xformer, Megaformer and standard Pilates Reformer.
Bubble tea is all the rage, and Moge Tee is the latest addition to the Charlottesville tea scene. Also known as boba tea, the bubble tea has small balls of tapioca floating in sweet concoctions with exotic ingredients including avocado, mango and dragon fruit. Try it topped with cheese foam for an authentic experience.
Steak fans rejoice. South and Central in the Dairy Market knows how to prepare the perfect cut. The airy space anchors one end of the Market and features vast expanses of glass and a wall of pretty pink textile art. The menu, as you might expect, is South and Central American fare with some unusual dishes including beef heart and octopus.