Local breweries offer free yoga, running and more


Since returning to the nightlife beat, I’ve been constantly amazed and impressed by the impact of the local breweries on the city’s nightlife. The breweries are gathering places for beer aficionados as well as newbies. Now, the breweries are appealing to fitness enthusiasts as well. Nearly every night each week, a brewery offers a fitness activity, from run clubs to yoga. Prices range from free to $5, and often include a beer.

I call the trend Brewfit, but it’s more than fitness. It’s community. The breweries are taking what can often be solo activities, such as running, and turning them into community events. They’re creating new communities within yoga and crossfit groups, both of which are cliquish. The breweries are finding new and fun ways to bring people together.
Brewfit schedule after the video.



Sunday
Lenny Boy Brewing Co., 2224 Hawkins Street, Noon – Run Club (1.5 or 3-mile loop)
Old Mecklenburg Brewery4150 Yancey Rd  – 2 p.m. Bike Up (1.5 hour ride, 20-mile route 12-14 mph pace or 28-mile route 17-18 mph pace)


Tuesdays
Sugar Creek Brewing, 215 Southside Drive – 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Indoor Disc Golf Putting League tournament
OMB – 6:30 p.m. Yoga On Tap Free
D9 Brewing Co., 11138 Treynorth Drive, – 6:30 p.m. Detox to Retox $10


Wednesdays
NoDa Brewing Company, 2229 North Davidson Street – 6:30 p.m. NoDa Run Club (1, 3, 5-mile loops)
Sugar Creek – 6 p.m. Taproom Fitness with Metro Fitness (calisthenics)


Thursday
Triple C Brewing Co., 2900 Griffith Street – 6:30 p.m. Run Club (1-5-mile routes) or Yoga
Unknown Brewing Co., 1327 South Mint Street – 6:30 p.m. Brewlates (check website for schedule)


Saturdays
Lenny Boy – 10 a.m. Yoga with Lindsay $5 includes Kombucha (Mats for rent for $1 limited quantity. Tap Room open after class for a pint, a trio of new samples or growler fill-up.)
Unknown – 2:30 p.m. Bike and Brew  (10, 25 and 35-mile loop)

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