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Excel Body Fitness

Hazelwood, North Carolina

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Excel Body Fitness

Hazelwood, North Carolina

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Karen Tallman

23 September 2019

This gym is, by far, the best gym I have ever seen. Carolee, is an incredible trainer. She truly cares about her clients. If she sees you struggling - she will modify for your level - amazing. If you are looking for the perfect place to workout - look no more. Excel Body Fitness is the place to go. You will work hard - but it is worth it. I strongly recommend it. More...

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Karen Tallman

23 August 2019

I attend the 5:30 am class and it is incredible. The instructor is amazing. I had to stop my workouts due to a couple of surgeries. The trainer modifies the various excercises that work best for me and never makes me feel like I am holding the class back. I really enjoy the routines. It is the best gym I have ever joined, and highly recommend it to everyone. No matter what level you are, they work with you so you can reach your ultimate goal. More...

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Ravi Kumar Vyas Devambatla

5 May 2019

Excel body fitness is an amazing and top class facility to improve your fitness. I am a beginner and I felt that the trainers are excellent with everyone including the beginners in the class. Anyone can join and benefit from the intense workout because they help you regain your fitness and attain your health goal. More...

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Sandhya Manjunath

26 April 2019

This is one of the best gyms I have ever been to. I hesitate to use the word gym in the first place, because they treat you like family here. I joined just a month ago and the front desk already knows my name. Layla is so sweet and talks me through each class and encourages me to try new ones and takes the time to explain each and everything. Peter is also a great trainer and is always there to text me reassurances when I am out of town. This close knit relationship they have with each customer is really the main reason they keep getting these high ratings. Thanks Excel for welcoming me and I am excited to start my journey with you guys. More...

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Steve Gallagher

30 March 2019

Carolee and the other trainers keep challenging me and maximizing the workout experience for me. I love this place!

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Barbara Martin Ferrell

30 March 2019

Great morning workout. The variety and trainers keep me coming back for more.

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Sreekanth Reddy

30 March 2019

Excel is the best place to do workouts.

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Kanti Goverdhana

27 March 2019

Love to workout here. All you have to do is get yourself to the class and the trainers take care of the rest!!! Every trainer gives a personal attention. it is very much like a personal training in the group setting. More...

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Chris Long

27 March 2019

I took a pilates class for the first time through Excel and LOVED it.

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Bonnie Bell

28 February 2019

Loved Zumba with Aya, so much fun!!

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Jennifer Freeman

25 February 2019

So much fun!! High energy and super fun.

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Bornali Hazarika

25 February 2019

A very good place to workout..I can't say enough about this place.All the instructors are just awesome..Friendly staff,neat and clean place..I just love it.

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J Arndts

25 February 2019

Excel is the place to get a great workout. The Excel team provides a challenging and fun classes, keeping the routines new and fresh. We’ve been going for a long time and can’t say enough great things about Carolee and team! More...

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Hanumanth Rao

25 February 2019

The best exercise I have ever seen..

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Holly Wainscott

30 January 2019

Excel Body Fitness is amazing, I can’t say enough great things about Carolee and her team! You feel like family at Excel and you can join at any fitness level and jump right into the fun and challenging workouts! Come join in the fun!

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Scott Donahue

30 January 2019

Only went a few times so far but like what I see. Friendly people with a mission to get in or stay in shape.

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Ross Warren

30 January 2019

Great workout vibe, different exercises each class, emphasis on whole body fitness.

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Debbie Dixon

30 November 2018

Great instructors where they focus on everyone in class and modify the work out to cater to everyone in the class!

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Adam Starks

30 November 2018

I like that I do not have to wait to use any of the machines, and they have every machine (including free weights) that I need.

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Daniel G.

27 November 2018

Great energy. Nice facility. Wonderful staff. If I could give more stars I would.

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Jill Wilson

30 October 2018

James has been training my 15 year old daughter for over a year and I cannot believe the progress she has made. He is a fantastic trainer and such a great motivator for girls this age.

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Mariana Brazon

30 September 2018

Super welcoming people I will definitely be back for the free trial classes. Thanks

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Robert Alinovi

30 September 2018

A great experience and many levels e.g., committed instructors, creative challenging classes that are regularly updated, members treated like family, positive atmosphere, all levels welcome, and much more......

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Samantha Cruff

30 August 2018

I love Excel! Everyone is friendly and encouraging, helping you along in your fitness journey. They pay attention if you have any health issues that mean you need to modify the routines so you don't hurt yourself. It's a great place to workout. I recommend it for everyone, any fitness level. More...

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Gretchen Trendel

30 August 2018

The staff does a wonderful job of working with each member to meet their individual needs.

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Steve Riley

30 August 2018

Excellent individual attention in a group fitness class. Great instructors and classmates make working out fun.

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Jayshree Sadhwani

30 August 2018

i first joined this gym through a groupon deal and was not planning on continuing but the classes are so enjoyable and the instructors are so personable that I made the decision to buy a membership.The classes offered cover a whole spectrum of difficulty which Is great depending on what you want to work most on. Carolee and Pantea , the owners are also very accommodating and are always there to help! Now there is that family gym feel where when you enter there s always someone to speak to or share stories with.....giving this gym a high recommendation! More...

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ANURAG VISHNOI

30 August 2018

I love this place. Carolee is an amazing trainer and she has got tremendous amount of energy. I am going to the excel from 3 months and lost around 10 pounds without any changes in my diet.

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arunima bhattacharya

30 August 2018

The trainers, owners, members are awesome. The classes are great. The vibe is wonderful. The facility is spacious, clean and inviting. A great place for great workouts for all levels at a very reasonable price. More...

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Rupal Rashmi

30 August 2018

I was a gold member for almost two years. This is definitely the best gym I've ever been to...The trainers and people both! :) Love love love their kickboxing classes. Best way to burn calories ever! Too bad I had to move out of state :( I would definitely join again if I ever move back there. More...

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Hiral Patel

30 August 2018

Amazing instructors. Amazing classes

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Mark Lyczkowski

30 August 2018

Great classes and atmosphere.

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Mara Davis

30 August 2018

LOVE IT!!

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joseph conlan

30 August 2018

Great gym , incredible instructors. Can’t recommend this place enough. Join!!

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Leela Krishna

30 August 2018

Well my wife goes to Zumba classes here and since it's closer to my office I thought to give it a try. I have been training with various gyms and personal trainers for about 5 years now and I must say that this gym is unique in it's way. The classes are just like any other boot camp however instructors do correct your form and give personal attention. So much so that they even keep track if you have a bad knee and give modified move in the class (every class). Also classes are designed in such a way that both cardio and weight training are covered and also seems like they are put in a timeframe for any corporate guy like me to squeeze in a workout with a busy schedule. Another thing about personal touch is that they do give a bunch of nutrition materials, receipe's and also do keep track of you on first name basis. Well for me that's awesome!!. All in all I would rate this gym the best in rtp. (FYI-I was even a member at lifetime for about 2 years and also was taking 2 personal sessions per week when I was there) More...

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Saroja Sunkara

30 August 2018

Great place with great instructors!! Very motivating..

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Holly Yanker

30 August 2018

Great people instructing & in class! Positive & supportive environment!

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Gretchen Bivens-Trendel

30 August 2018

Just in my first week and I can already see progress!

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Michelle Milburn

30 July 2018

I love this gym! I've been going to the Gold Classes for years and it has been life-changing. I feel stronger and healthier than when I was in my 20's. The staff is wonderful and encouraging. All fitness levels and ages attend these classes. More...

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Holly Wainscott

3 July 2018

Excel Body Fitness is amazing, I can’t say enough great things about Carolee and her staff. The classes are not only challenging but fun! You can join in at any level and feel welcome! Come join in the fun! More...

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Darlene Wescott

23 May 2018

Love, love, love my experience at Excel Body Fitness. Nice staff, clean, and the trainers are awesome, especially Carolee. I would recommend to anyone who wants a good workout! More...

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Meghan Arndts

21 May 2018

Excel is always challenging. Always changes things up so there is no chance for you or your muscles to be complacent. Always full with people to motivate you, laugh with you or push you to be your best! We love Carolee and Pantea and you can tell how much their care about their members. From a friendly welcome to checking in on you if you've had an injury or other setback -- the team at Excel is top notch! More...

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vinutha venkatagiriyappa

6 May 2018

I can’t say enough about this place. Best place to workout in the cary area! Its unfortunate tat I had to leave because of the change in my work location. Would love to go back when I m back in the area. Love Carolee and Pantea! They are just awesome!! More...

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Mike Montpetit

3 May 2018

Friendly staff, easy to park, enter, work-out and have fun exercising. Aya is a an excellent group fitness instructor.

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Laura Kropinack Mentler

3 April 2018

I have been going to Excel for over 5 years. I am a Gold member and have attended those classes, and some Silver classes, too, regularly for these past 5 years. Carolee switches up the workouts in such a way that you work all you different muscles groups. When I started at Excel, I was completely out of shape. I could barely do sit-ups and push-ups. My favorite class is Kickboxing. I am so much stronger and fit now. Carolee, Pantea and the rest of the staff at Excel are so supportive and friendly. I love the small gym atmosphere and can truly say that I enjoy going to the gym and working out! :) More...

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Xin Wang

26 March 2018

It's a very nice place. Without joining the class, the membership fee is really cheap. You got all the basic equipment here.

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Ramakrishnan sundaram

21 March 2018

Excel Body fitness is not a typical gym; It's an instructor based training classes and you will feel being part of a big team rather a family of like-minded enthusiasts. Their tag line says ‘Give us your 60 minutes….’, and they are right, you just be there are part of the team. Every day is different here, the group training classes are awesome. I will definitely recommend to take a look at this before enrolling into a regular gym. More...

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Conrad Bilgrien

16 March 2018

Have been a member for 4 months now and really enjoy Excel, even better they're pushing me every day and helping me meet my goals. Highly recommend.

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Richa Kulkarni

7 January 2018

Love this place. This place has helped me in achieving my goals and always encouraging me to look ahead in life. I love Carolee and her entire crew.
She has a good mix of workouts which you will never get bored of. Love it!!!
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Rebecca Rich

21 November 2017

Excel is the best fitness center around! I love the x-series classes! Carolee (owner and trainer) changes them every 2 weeks to keep you interested and to keep your body guessing! I feel strong, more limber and thinner! More...

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Lindsay Batalo

24 October 2017

Love Excel! It is more than a gym. It is a community with skilled group fitness instructors who all want you to have fun while working hard at your goals. They always offer modifications and have helped me maintain workouts throughout my pregnancy. The class offerings at any of their membership levels are varied and convenient to most any schedule you could imagine. They update equipment and keep a clean environment. Give it a try but also give it some time. After a while, you will be sad if you miss a session! More...

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Rupal Rashmi

22 September 2017

I was a gold member for almost two years. This is definitely the best gym I've ever been to...The trainers and people both! :) Love love love their kickboxing classes. Best way to burn calories ever! Too bad I had to move out of state :( I would definitely join again if I ever move back here. More...

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MsDotster

5 September 2017

Love working out at Excel Body Fitness. You can see, hear and FEEL the commitment the entire staff has to ensuring you have a fantastic experience from the moment you walk in the door, through your workout and even as you leave. The instructors are top notch and second to none in the triangle. The focus is on real people getting real results and the benefits of leading a health lifestyle. The variety of classes is important for those of us who like to cross train or just want to try different venues. Take your first step today and go try a class or two at Excel so you can see firsthand the difference they make in the fitness world here in RTP. More...

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Ramesh Sunkara

30 August 2017

I am new to NC and wanted to try some gym. I tried only the first 3 free trails here, Unfortunately I couldn't join this club as its too far from my work place and traffic gets nasty in the evening.Pros:+ All the 3 classes I tried are simply amazing. Trainers really helped to push the limits and gave suggestions when I am doing something wrong in positions.+ Awesome Front desk staff+ No pushing or talking through to take membership+ Month - Month Membership with no strings attachedCons:- Place is little worn out- Showers are not so great More...

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Stacy Arnold

30 August 2017

I have been a member of Excel Body Fitness for a year now and saying this gym has changed my life is an understatement. I am a plus size women and going to the gym is something I have never felt comfortable doing. It is intimidating and sometimes down right anxiety provoking even thinking about walking into a gym. Gyms have always been places I felt self-conscious and embarrassed being in. This all changed the day I walked into Excel Body Fitness. I walked in and met one of the owners (Pantea) at the front desk who personally walked me to my first class. I was greeted there by the other owner (Carolee) who was going to be the instructor for my first class. She spoke with me for a few minutes to welcome me and ask about any injuries I may have so she could provide me with modifications if needed. Still a little nervous the class started but it wasn’t long until I was at ease. Carloee came over to me during every exercise to provide me with a modification and make sure I was ok. The members were so welcoming and it didn’t take long to become comfortable. I left there that day feeling like I had already not only found an amazing gym I felt comfortable in but I had a group of people (a family) that would stand behind me and push me to be my best self. Today I love going to gym, love working out and have made so many positive friends who have pushed me on my journey to become healthier. If you are looking for a gym that will challenge you, support you, and work every muscle in your body this is the place for you. The owners truly care about every member and know each and every member by name. You are not a number to them, you are a human being that walked into their gym having a goal and they want to help you meet it and in today’s world that is truly refreshing. More...

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Ana Jiménez

9 August 2017

Took advanced class today Instructor Joy was great

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Muffy Urquhart Moore

27 July 2017

Only one of my favorite places to be 5-6 days a week! Get an awesome workout with a great crew of instructors and other customers.

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bharath marimuthu

15 July 2017

This fitness centre is amazing and the best with friendly environment. Front desk staffs are super friendly, I am always greeted with smile.

The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated. Wonderful Yoga classes. X-Series classes are fun but gruelling :).

Great classes with best deal. I would recommend their classes to anyone wanting a great workout .
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Michelle Reyes

3 July 2017

I've been working out here for 5 years and love the TRX and boxing BUT the Russian KB is my absolute favorite!! Maria always brings it!

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LoLue Ann

20 May 2017

I have been a member of Excel Body Fitness for a year now and saying this gym has changed my life is an understatement. I am a plus size women and going to the gym is something I have never felt comfortable doing. It is intimidating and sometimes downright anxiety provoking even thinking about walking into a gym. Gyms have always been places I felt self-conscious and embarrassed being in. This all changed the day I walked into Excel Body Fitness. I walked in and met one of the owners (Pantea) at the front desk who personally walked me to my first class. I was greeted there by the other owner (Carolee) who was going to be the instructor for my first class. She spoke with me for a few minutes to welcome me and ask about any injuries I may have so she could provide me with modifications if needed. Still a little nervous the class started but it wasn’t long until I was at ease. Carloee came over to me during every exercise to provide me with a modification and make sure I was ok. The members were so welcoming and it didn’t take long to become comfortable. I left there that day feeling like I had already not only found an amazing gym I felt comfortable in but I had a group of people (a family) that would stand behind me and push me to be my best self. Today I love going to gym, love working out and have made so many positive friends who have pushed me on my journey to become healthier. If you are looking for a gym that will challenge you, support you, and work every muscle in your body this is the place for you. The owners truly care about every member and know each and every member by name. You are not a number to them, you are a human being that walked into their gym having a goal and they want to help you meet it and in today’s world that is truly refreshing. More...

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Felicia Baxter

2 April 2017

So enjoy being a part of this wonderful gym family! Thank you Carolee for allowing me the opportunity to be one of your instructors and a part of EBF!

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David Bailey

1 April 2017

Great group of instructors and people to work out with! From beginner to advanced, there are plenty of classes available to choose from based on your schedule! If you like a challenge or looking to change things up, I highly recommend joining! More...

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Aubrey Surgers

25 March 2017

Excellent place for group exercise. The instructors are motivating and are genuine about helping people meet their fitness goal.

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Angela Mancino Stark

5 December 2016

Best workouts, never boring! Carolee is always accessible for info or support when needed. Excel is so much more than a gym!

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Bin

30 August 2016

Serious fitness with a family flair!!I have been Excel member for over 3 years and I truly love it. I got introduced to the small group format work out here and I can never imagine going back to a traditional gym now. They have great instructors and classes are offered throughout the day. I love the x-series classes as Carolee (co-owner and trainer extraordinaire) is constantly changing the workouts. There is never a dull moment. The owners and the staff are very good at making everyone feel very comfortable. More...

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Casandra Webb

30 August 2016

I've been a member of Excel from the opening and love it! I love the individual attention from my trainer Carolee and the group class environment. Every fitness level is welcome & everyone receives a great workout!!! More...

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Pooja Strope

30 August 2016

I heard about XBF from friends and then later seeing how much my husband was devoted in working out and feeling good about it at XBF, I joined. I have never been an extreme workout person, but have always wanted to stay healthy and eat healthy. At XBF, the instructors are very experienced, energetic, friendly and encouraging without forcing. I enjoyed all workout sessions with various teachers from the X-series, Ultimate cycling, kickboxing, muscle and step intervals, and many more classes. I could see the difference in about 4 weeks and people around me started to see the difference in about 8 weeks. This allowed me to shed some of my pregnancy fat while feeling strong and well. Unfortunately we had to move and could no longer be a part of the XBF community. This place has set such a high bar for us that we will have to look very hard to find another place that is in par with XBF. More...

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Jackie Stephens

30 August 2016

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The instructors are awesome! It's a very comfortable environment. A very good value.

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Ruth MacPherson

30 August 2016

Hard but rewarding workouts with the attention and care of a personal trainer.

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Cindy Pittman

30 August 2016

Started the gold membership 5 months ago as an out of shape, yo-yo diet Mom. Now? 20 bs, 21 inches and 3 dress sizes down! There are more numbers I'm excited about from attending 4 classes a week. My resting heart rate dropped by 28 beats per minute. I can run continuously for 22 minutes. I'm doing chin-ups! I'm actually looking forward to my annual blood work this year...This is the best set of classes in the Raleigh/Cary area! (I've tried 4 other gyms.) More...

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Jenika Mckinnie

30 August 2016

I love this place!

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Cindy Worley Pittman

24 February 2016

Excel is simply the best gym for classes. If you are bored with syndicated classes at other gyms, try the high energy, dynamic, personalized X-Series classes! Their yoga and spin instructors are inspirational and will keeping you laughing and trying your best. Excel is locally owned and managed too! More...

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Amaraja Patwardhan

21 January 2016

Excellent trainers , excel in everything as the name suggests

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Cedric G. Houston

8 December 2015

Excellent training staff and facilities. Great family environment.

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Boatner Nitta

30 August 2015

I just tried my first spin class on thursday. This class rocks!

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Gina Marie Coonrad

27 May 2015

I have been going to Excel for almost six months. It has changed my life. I feel so much better and stronger. I have also made tons of new friends. The trainers are all amazing! I would definitely give it a try. More...

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Wendy Barnhill Ash

20 February 2015

Awesome workouts and the best instructors! An amazing place!

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Emily Odell

9 September 2014

Awesome job!!!

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Google User

30 August 2014

I used to only work out to lose weight. Excel has shown me that losing weight is only a part of the experience. As a member of excel, I also get motivation, strength, and friendship.

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Houman Mirzaei

23 August 2014

The best place for working out great instructors , great management , very clean studio

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Melanie Mueller

30 August 2013

I have been a long distance runner for over 10 years. I have been able to maintain my health and weight by running and eating right. About 4 months ago, I decided to change up my exercise routine. Excel Body Fitness has made a huge difference! Since I have been going to this wellness studio, I am more toned and fit. I actually work out less than I ran and still...way more toned. My husband joined a month or so after me and he is less stressed and looking great. Thanks XBF! More...

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Charlene Gilmore

30 August 2013

I've never been a gym junkie.. and I'm very resistant to change. Therefore, when our old gym (Impact) was bought out by O2- we just kept going there. It was easy, I knew what to expect, I could go whenever I wanted (or didn't want) and nobody cared. We paid and then we went - or didn't. However, about 2 years ago, a friend started going to 'boot camp' at this place called Excel Body Fitness (or XBF). She was all about getting in shape at the time and I didn't want to hear it. I was too comfortable to do anything about my weight- even though I needed to. She got some awesome results though- and my very fitness oriented husband also started going to these boot camp classes. To me, they sounded like hell on earth. But- whatever floated their boat, I thought. I continued to make half hearted efforts at O2. Then, our O2 membership ran out- it was time to renew. But, my husband wasn't going and we would have paid for two gyms- yuck. So, I thought- why not. If I don't want to go to classes, I'll just go use the treadmill/elliptical/yoga, whatever. And I signed up for a 30 day Gold Membership deal that was offered through Amazon Local. Well, damn. I don't like moving for fitness and I don't like people telling me what to do and those first days of boot camp just about killed me. But, there was something to this routine- 4 classes a week and the format w/ Carolee Auslander teaching that kept me coming back. For one thing, I felt like I was actually achieving something for each class I lived through. I also felt like this might be a way to actually make a change in my fitness 'life'. And then finally, I felt truly supported. BY my friends and spouse who went to classes, but also by Carolee herself. She gave me modifications for any exercises I couldn't do and provided genuine (and intense) motivation to continue going. I've been going now for about 4 months- and I'm so glad. I recently experienced a loss that kept me from the gym for a few weeks and I appreciated the very caring support I received from all at XBF. In my few weeks of absence, I've realized that the benefits I get from going to XBF far outweigh those old complaints I used to have about going to the gym. And it's certainly provided the structure I needed to really make a difference for myself. I've gained so much strength and it's helped me to change my mindset about exercise. I've also started running- at a much faster pace then ever before- and I actually LIKE it. Oh- and I learned that I kinda like boxing- hitting stuff is fun. Thanks to Carolee, Maria, and all the other great instructors. More...

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