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Having a hard time moving at home?

Whether you lack the pole, aerial, or fitness equipment you need at home… or if you need the motivation of one-on-one coaching…. Aradia Fitness Triangle is here to help.

Swing on over to a new feature – an online booking calendar dedicated solely to private lessons, personal training, and studio rentals.

Here’s how it works:


2- Select the service type you are looking for

3- Find a day & time slot that works for your schedule

4- Book & pay online

5 – One of the studio owners, Dakota Fox or Janine Cooper, will be at your appointment to coach you in your lesson or let you into the studio


Social distancing & health guidelines will be strictly adhered to at all times. Staff members will wear a mask during any interactions with you.

During private pole or aerial lessons, we require participants to wear a mask as well. During personal training sessions, you may request to hold the sessions indoors or outdoors.

Masks are not required for participants during personal training sessions due to the higher exertion & aerobic activity involved.

Masks must be worn by participants when entering or exiting the studio, or interacting with staff members. Temperature checks will be conducted upon your arrival.

Please do NOT visit the studio if you are feeling ill, exhibiting signs of COVID19, or think you have been exposed to someone with COVID19. Medical/Illness exceptions will be made for late cancels on a case-by-case basis.

We ask that you follow designated traffic patterns during your visit, including specified entrances & exits.

15 minutes will be blocked off at the end of each session to allow for deep cleaning of all areas & equipment used.

During private studio rentals, general fitness equipment and poles may used for no additional fee. If you would like to utilize one of our aerial apparatuses, an additional $15 fee will be charged for the use of & additional deep cleaning of the equipment.

No more than two (2) persons are permitted to share a private studio rental. Exercising with other persons indoors, especially without wearing a mask, is done so at your own risk.

Terms & Conditions

All sales final. No refunds, credits or exchanges will be allowed for any booked services.

A $20 fee will be assessed for any late cancels or no shows.

Appointments may be canceled or rescheduled online via the Square Appointments Calendar no later than 24 hours in advance.

Please do not enter the studio more than five (5) minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If attending a 30-minute personal training session, we recommend warming up prior to entering the studio so as to maximize the full session time.

Downtown Cary Yoga has arrived!

Since 2007, we have absolutely loved being a part of the growing Downtown Cary community. Looking back over the past 13 years, it is amazing to see how much Aradia Fitness has grown & changed as well!

With the arrival of 2020, we are grateful to find ourselves in a position to grow our Cary studio once again. Beginning January 1st we will be bringing a dedicated Yoga + Wellness studio to the heart of Downtown Cary.

So what does this mean for you?

We are transitioning your favorite grounded yoga classes (and debuting a few new ones) into a beautiful, intimate space in Suite #111. This means more of the classes you love, at the prime times you want to enjoy them!

Even more – within this new space you will have easy access to not just one, but TWO, incredible bodywork specialists. We are thrilled to be welcoming Art of Movement Physical Therapy and Focused on Fascia Massage to join us under the Aradia Fitness roof for all of your body therapy needs.

Check out the Downtown Cary Yoga website to see all these details in one place. Your Group Fit class credits, Group Fitness Membership, and All-Access Memberships can be used for any of the yoga or wellness classes on the schedule. You can easily find them highlighted in the color lavender via our ScheduleHouse registration portal calendar.

Thank you to all of our clients, friends, and steadfast supporters over the years. We could not have created such a magical space without all of you! From all of us here at Aradia Fitness Triangle, we cannot wait to share a new year of experiences with all of you!

Be Kind to Your Workout

There have been times in my fitness journey where I’ve left the gym and felt overwhelmed with disappointment, whether it was due to injury, lack of motivation, or even something like coming off of vacation.  I came across the words by famous poet, Maya Angelou.  She said, “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.”  This quote in itself led me to take a look at self-compassion.  I’ve mindfully put into action the knowledge I’ve gathered over the last few months and applied them towards my workouts.


First things first when it comes to working out…it’s important to eat.  I realized that I need food!  With the amount of energy and effort I give to my workout, using food for fuel became my first mindful attempt to start my kindness trend.  At times I’ve noticed that during my workout I begin to feel light-headed and have tummy growls that no amount of water could quiet.  In the morning, I would only grab a banana and a yogurt and run a RPM of 3.0 or higher in the gym.  I would do my warm-up, increase my weights during my strength training portion, and jump rope in between the two.  First-round of the workout, I would be good.  Second-round, I would be unfocused and hungry.   Third-round, I would end up walking to the closest deli to eat!  This created a revolving door of cheating myself.  There’s nothing wrong with grabbing a sandwich, but the problem for me was giving up too early into my workout and harshly punishing myself for the mere fact that I was hungry.  On my way to the deli shop, I’d be bashing myself for leaving the gym and be upset at myself for being hungry.  Breakfast is an important meal to kick-off your day, especially when you’re planning for a workout.  For that time of day where I criticize myself the most, I need to make sure that my body has the fuel that it needs to fully benefit from my workout.


Eating breakfast and making sure you’re body stays hydrated is important during workouts. Make sure your body has the right amount of food at the beginning of a workout to burn the proper amount of calories.


Food is important for your body, especially when it comes to working out.  The body needs to be able to burn calories during our workouts, and without it, we lose the energy that is needed.  I learned that one of the keys to a good workout is actually having healthy foods in your system that will help keep you strong and satisfied while you workout.  My mood and thought patterns become more positive after I eat.  Therefore, my first step for success was to put together a meal that matched my workout goals for that day.  Eating foods throughout the day that cater to the success of my workout is a sure way of being kind to your body and your workout.


I was able to tackle the first problem by making sure my body had the essential foods it needed to burn calories and increase my energy.  The next issue was to make sure that I followed through with my workouts strategically, ensuring that I did the proper warm-up, workout, stretches, and cool-down for my body.  Mapping your workouts, allowing yourself to see what your goals are for the day, and hitting all of the important factors are important when working out.  The breakdown of a daily workout can be found here.  This is when I can apply effort and focus in order to maintain the integrity of the workout.


Proper stretching after workouts will ensure progress in flexibility, muscle maintenance, and solidifies a successful workout.


Kindness and compassion should NEVER be seen as laziness during the workout.  This whole process is about coaching yourself through one of the toughest things you put your body through.  We choose to challenge ourselves and reach new goals, making sure to avoid injury.  When you relax your mind, try to consistently remind yourself to be your own best friend.  Make sure that you give yourself a pep talk when tackling workouts; say nice things, compliment, encourage, and enjoy yourself!  It may sound a lot like “mirror talk,” but remember that it’s okay to give yourself these positive affirmations.  Get rid of the negative and instead of saying “I can’t,” you can remember how good it feels to say “I can do 100 core crunches with no problem!” Take the time to enjoy what you decided to do.  With the tools at hand, it will trigger pleasant results and improve your confidence.  Motivation is a great thing and working out definitely enhances that.  Other mood-boosting suggestions can be used to assist workouts and be beneficial to them.


Be kind not only to your workouts, but also to yourself. Stay motivated and send out positive affirmations to yourself.


Next time you decide to add extra weights to your machine or you tackle a new workout, be sure to add more positivity to them.  Take the time to provide the body with sustenance before and after your workout.  Continue to stay hydrated throughout the day.  Take time to warm up thoroughly, based on the fitness routine we have committed to.  Put forth much effort, not slacking, and enjoying the process. It’s time to smile and move forward.  Self-compassion is worth exploring, especially when we apply it toward our fitness lifestyle.  The personal achievement of being aware and present daily will ignite a desire to train and workout with style and grace.



For more information on weight management, nutrition and health issues, and meal planning, please visit the United States Department of Agriculture.  Nutrition-related articles, food information, and other dietary facts can be found.


Article Written by Chante Smith, Instructor at Aradia Fitness Cary in Cary, North Carolina

March 23, 2017



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