short list winners

The votes are in, and it’s official: the winner of January’s Chapelboro Short List for “Best Place To Get In Shape” in the area is Duke Center For Living!


The Duke Center For Living has been providing medically-based wellness programs within Fearrington Village since 2005. They boast state-of-the-art exercise machines, as well as a pool and track, but they’re more than just a gym. They also offer classes from yoga to Pilates to Zumba, not to mention special sessions that address the mind and spirit as much as the body. And their staff is one of the most helpful and skilled around, helping you to get in shape safely and effectively. They specialize in the health of older adults, but all ages and abilities are welcome.

Also on the Short List

Spira Pilates

IMG_4657Carrboro’s Spira Pilates offers a uniquely personal experience: you can meet an instructor for a 1-on-1 class, bring a few friends, or join a larger class. Above all, Spira tailors the approach to each individual, helping them to build strength in a way that makes sense for them.


Chapel Hill Quest Center

2008-07-28_Open_Eye_CaféChapel Hill Quest Center offers martial arts training with a double benefit: fitness and self-defense! Inside the beautiful Japanese-style dojo, owner Hardee Merritt and his staff teach the disciplines of ninjutsu and jiu jitsu. But they also take their show on the road, bringing their instruction to schools and even parks.