Athletic Conditioning (AC)
Come be a part of the best and most affordable Strength and Conditioning program in Charlotte!
In this class we use advanced techniques such as plyommetrics, isommetrics, Olympic Weight Lifting, Power lifting, old school Westside strength protocols, Kettlebell Training, Tabatas, Intervals, Endurance, Power Endurance and many other techniques to give you an entire body workout that is different every time you come in. We throw in timed workouts and workout challenges so that you can track your progress and see exactly how much more fit you become month after month. We also use our own algorithm to alternate your workouts between strength, endurance, intervals, core and agility and mobility days as well as focusing on certain muscle groups. No other gym in the world uses this method!
Class instructors: Doug Seamans and Vann Duffie
Here at Pride Conditioning we have some amazing trainers who get their clients amazing results! Whether you’re looking to lose weight, train for a competitive event, you want a more personalized plan tailored to your goals, you don’t like the class type setting, or you simply want more personal attention, we can help you! We can train people one-on-one for:
- Weight Loss
- Endurance Events (marathon, triathlon, cycling, swimming)
- Kettlebell Sport
Our Personal Training schedule is very tight as we cannot train people while we are running classes, so if you are interested in doing some PT with us please go to our contact page by clicking HERE.
Pricing for Personal Training is on our pricing page click HERE.
Pride Conditioning offers clients two different ways to train with kettlebells; the “Killer Kettlebells” class and through our “Kettlebell Sport” coaching program. The difference is very simple, our kettlebell class is a general fitness class that uses kettlebells as our main tool to develop strength and endurance, whereas our kettlebell sport coaching program offers our clients personalized instruction and programming to compete in a kettlebell lifting competition on any of the three lifts (biathlon – jerk & snatch, long cycle – clean & jerk, and snatch only). Read on to learn more about each of these training programs.
Our kettlebell class will use Kettlebells to increase strength and explosiveness, as well as other strength, plyommetric and endurance training methods. Prepare for a workout that is both physically and mentally more challenging than any other form of exercise you have ever done.
Class Instructor: Doug Seamans
So what is the difference between the kettlebell class and kettlebell sport? Well, in the kettlebell class we do lots of other general fitness work, deadlfits, squats, rowing, running, and lots of body weight and core exercises, and we mix up the kettlebell work with single arm and two arm work in lots of different intervals and we mix it all together with the other general fitness stuff. Now in kettlebell sport we focus on one thing, competition sets. A kettlebell sport competition set is 10:00, you can do biathlon (jerk for 10:00, then a 30:00 rest, and then a 10:00 snatch set) or long cycle (clean jerk for 10:00), or girls can lift snatch only (also a 10:00 set). Traditionally girls in Russia and Europe could only compete in one lift, snatch, and only on single arm, now most of the world has opened up female competition to long cycle and biathlon and many organizations and competitions are open to single or double bells for females (we obviously support this 100%). Our sport team travels all over the country and all over the world to compete against the best kettlebell lifters around. We are a close group and while we love the competition aspect of it all, we really enjoy meeting new friends and hanging out with all of our kettlebell friends all over the USA and the world.
Kettlebell sport requires a lot of dedication, we usually train six days a week, three days on kettlebell and three days on cardio/endurance. We also have a huge focus on mobility as being tight will restrict your ability to train and compete.
If you would like to join our kettlebell sport team please come see Doug or Lindsay! And we train kids! Yes kids! Starting at 12 we can train kids to compete in kettlebell sport and they can travel the world with us!
Coach: Doug Seamans
Our High Intensity Interval Training class is the answer to the most common workout problems, it bridges the gap between strength training, agility training, and endurance training. This class is short, constantly changing, never boring, always a challenge and it gets results super fast! Using interval training has been proven to get maximum results in a shorter amount of time. Using body weight, multi-joint complex cardio exercises, plyometrics and kettlebell training all done using different timing methods where you work as hard as you can for a short amount of time and then rest and then repeat. This formula has been proven in many clinical studies to achieve maximum results in a very short time.
Class Instructors: Lindsay Seamans, Doug Seamans, Hannah Elliott
Our endurance class is very different than most classes you will find in Charlotte or anywhere near Charlotte! In our endurance class we work on not only running, but rowing, biking, balance, body weight and core strengthening and of course mobility. During the nicer weather months we meet once a week at the JCSU track for sprints and repeats, the rest of the week and most days during the winter months we are in the gym working our endurance. The endurance class at Pride Conditioning uses many different tools to push your body to it’s full cardio capacity, it’s max lactic acid threshold and it’s VO2 max output. We have tools like the concept2 Ski-erg that most gyms in Charlotte do not have. If you want to get faster at any sport, if you want to last longer and go farther than your competitors then this is the class for you!
Class Instructors: Doug Seamans and Vincent Sullivan
Using body weight exercises, foot work drills, running, endurance drills, plyommetrics, Kettlebell training, advanced core exercises and of course boxing and kickboxing movements, this class is sure to make you burn! And do not mistake this Cardio Kickboxing class for some flimsy aerobics class where you’re punching and kicking thin air, oh no, here you’ll be hitting pads, mitts and bags so you can really put some power behind those punches and kicks to burn some big calories! Did we mention that we have the ONLY Cardio Kickboxing class in Charlotte run by a certified Muay Thai instructor AND fighter?!
Class instructors: Lindsay Seamans
We kindly ask that anyone interested in starting our Kickboxing class to please come to either our Thursday evening or Saturday morning classes. Tuesday is NOT for first timers. Thank you. We do not recommend this class for beginners but if you are looking for a non-stop cardio blitz that is guaranteed to drop fat off at an insane rate then this is the class for you!
Our Beginner Fundamentals class is the newest and most essential class at Pride Conditioning. We focus on the importance of proper form as well as mobility in this class. Our instructors will go over how to properly perform the movements that we do routinely in all our classes, including squats, push ups, chin ups, pull ups, box jumps, wallballs, burpees and kettlebell work, as well as go over how we run classes and how we structure our workouts. This is important so that you have a great base to work from when moving up to the Athletic Conditioniong class. Proper form will also help ensure you stay as injury free as possible. The Beginner Fundamentals class is also smaller in size and usually has 2 instructors to make sure everyone has the most help to succeed when moving up to the Boot Camp class!
Class Instructor: Doug Seamans
CORPORATIONS – SCHOOLS – TEAMS – CHURCHES – APARTMENTS
We are very pleased to offer our services to corporate clients, apartments and schools in the Charlotte area! Pride always welcomes partnerships with local corporations, schools and apartments to offer classes at your facility or to give your employees a discount at our facility. We have three different ways to partner up:
- We come to you! If you have a workout area or gym at your facility we can come to you and provide group classes for your employees, students or residents.
- Your people come to us at no charge to them! In this case your institution pays for their employees or students memberships here at Pride.
- Your people come to us for a BIG discount! In this case employees or students would come join our gym and by showing their employee or student ID card we would give them a discount on a membership with us (and your institution would reimburse us for that discount amount).
Local businesses can also benefit with a partnership with us! We like to partner with other membership based businesses such as yoga or cycling studios to offer your clients a discount with us as you offer our clients a discount at your facility.
If you are a corporation, school, or other local business and wish to partner with us for classes on site or a discount at our facility please contact us by going to our contact page CLICK HERE.