Mar 19

Fitness Circles: New Year, Renewed You!

Here's a mom's group at an outdoor Fitness Circle

Here's a mom's group at an outdoor Fitness Circle

What are Fitness Circles?

Designed by fitness expert Valerie Merriweather, fitness circles create an environment for like-minded, busy women to come together to workout.  A variety of training methods and strategies are used to help you improve your fitness level, increase your confidence during your workouts, and address the roadblocks (e.g. mental, emotional) that have an impact on your long term results.

What Happens at a Fitness Circle?

Participants are placed in groups based on shared interest, fitness levels, and overall goals. Each participant is given a questionnaire prior to attending the FC and this information is used for group placement and ongoing support.  Each group has a unique goal; for example one group can have accountability as their number one goal and the other can have a life stage goal in mind (e.g. new mom workouts, busy mom programs).

How fit do I have to be to join a Fitness Circle?

This is a come-as-you are group.  There are no fitness requirements other than a willingness to work hard, pace yourself, and improve your fitness.  A general questionnaire will be given to determine the best FC for you.  Our goal is to make sure you're place in a FC that meets your needs.  

How Many Participants are in a fitness circle?

Groups range from 3-5 persons.  The idea of the FC is to keep each group small to increase participation, improve overall fitness level, and allow participants to establish relationships.  

How Long is Each Fitness Circle program?

Fitness Circles meet on Saturdays for 6 weeks for 45 minutes each session.  The last 10 minutes are spent with an interactive discussion discussing topics like healthy lifestyle tips, nutrition tune-ups, and mindset coaching.  We offer rolling enrollment so if you join after an FC starts you can continue until your session is complete.  

Where are Fitness Circles Held?

Fitness Circles are held at two Chapel Hill locations.  You will have the choice of either location based on your needs and group request.

How do I register for a Fitness Circle?

Sign-up here.  Once we receive your information we will contact you to match you with a group, select your training location, and review program costs. 


3:00 pm15:00

Health and Fitness Coffee Chat

Women ages 30-55 are invited to a free coffee chat about health and fitness.  We want to know your roadblocks that prevent you from having an ideal healthy lifestyle. Your input will be extremely helpful for designing a unique women's retreat in the RTP area. 

What: Health & Fitness Coffee Chat

When: Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 3 - 4 pm

Where: Caribou Coffee Meeting room, 

1406 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Cost: FREE

Space is limited so please RSVP by 

Saturday, January 30, 2016 to valerie@fitwellsolutions.com

6:00 pm18:00

An Evening With a SHEntrepreneur

Meet January's SHEntrepreneur in Residence, Valerie Merriweather as SHE shares her business model. Enjoy discourse and dessert Valerie Merriweather CEO of Fitwell Solutions.

What: An Evening With a SHEntrepreneur

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 6 - 7 pm

Where: Duke Women's Center

420 Chapel Drive, Few Fed Rm 107, Durham, NC 27708

Cost: FREE 

12:00 pm12:00

Do it Herself Presentation

All things SHE does well! Learn how SHE started Fitwell Training Solutions; helping women find their fitness niche in the midst of hectic schedules. 

What: Do it Herself Presentation

When: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 12 - 1 pm

Where: Duke Women's Center

420 Chapel Drive, Few Fed Rm 107, Durham, NC 27708

Cost: FREE (Lunch Provided)

8:45 am08:45

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Womens' Fitness Meetup Group

  • Pumpkin Loop Trail

Hello Friends, 
Come out for our first Meetup at the Pumpkin Loop Trail. This trail is about 2.5 miles and is an easy walk. Wear comfortable fitness shoes. Trail shoes are okay too. Bring some water or have some with you to hydrate afterwards.