Likely, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape. Likely, one of the best New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape – considering the plan is to get fit and to do it in a healthy way. No crash diets. No starvation diets. No fad diets. Getting fit requires exercise. One of the best exercises is walking. Sometimes, however, things like weather and work schedules get in the way of doing this. Brunswick County, NC offers a variety of solutions to this problem with fitness centers, private trainers, yoga instruction and more. Choose what works best for you and get fit. You will thank yourself, feel better, live longer and be happier. Here are some places where you can get help with your plan – or make one:


(Photo courtesy Cape Fear Fitness & Crossfit, Southport)

Curves for Women, Southport, NC

Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department

Cape Fear Fitness & CrossFit Southport

Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center Fitness RoomBoiling Spring Lakes Community Center Fitness Room

Brunswick County Parks and Recreation

Crossfit Safe Haven, Southport, NC

Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center, Bolivia, NC

Body Edge Fitness Solutions, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

CrossFit Ocean Isle Beach

Curves for Women, Calabash, NC

Dosher’s Fitness, Supply, NC

Movement Works, Calabash, NC


Many people view keeping fit as a lot of work, but if you enjoy being out of doors, keeping fit can be fun – especially here where we are blessed with beautiful weather. A fitness routine can include such enjoyable exercise as a walk on the beach; a swim; a bicycle ride; a game of tennis; a day at the skate park; a round of golf; a game of volleyball; a kayak adventure; an excursion on a paddleboard; a day of surfing; organized games of softball and more. It is important to be active throughout your life in any way you can to keep yourself healthy and happy as well. Brunswick County, NC offers opportunities for doing this from organized games for kids to a variety of fitness classes at its senior centers. You will also find fitness centers that offer weight lifting, treadmills, zumba classes, crossfit training, pilates. tai chi, aerobics classes – any kind of exercise that fits your lifestyle. Here are a few of the fitness centers in Brunswick County, NC where you can find the type of exercise that fits you best:

Cape Fear Fitness & Crossfit, Southport (

Oak island Parks and Recreation Department (

Body Dimensions, Shallotte (