My experience at The Forum has been one filled with motivation and support as I began pursuing my fitness goals that I once believed I might never reach.  With the help of the encouraging staff and the knowledgable personal trainers I began working out and changing my nutritional habits while maintaining consistent effort and a disciplined routine.  I became more confident in myself as I noticed positive changes in my body and found myself looking forward to going to the gym.  The Forum community has helped me in my journey to becoming a better and healthier person.  To me, The Forum has become much more than my place of fitness and newfound friends, it is a place of life change.  

Thank you Forum!  Elaine Canup


The classes at The Forum, along with the continued encouragement of the instructors and trainers have kept me going.  My 'go to' classes are Metabolic Effect with Clem, BodyPump with Phil and Cardio Kickboxing with Jess.  My schedule doesn't always line up, so make no excuses and just 'show up' to do something for yourself.  That's the hardest thing I've ever had to learn.  There are so many inspirational people at The Forum.  Your biggest supporter is the belief in YOU that you can do this!

Michelle Lockhart


Clem has been my personal trainer several times over and has always provided me with excellent care, adapting my programs to my specific health needs and personal goals.  He starts you where you are and helps you get where you need or want to be, providing positive reinforcement and encouragement at every step.  He's helped me recover from the effects of chemotherapy and surgery to my ankle.  Currently he is helping me regain muscle strength and balance after a major fall.  When I need help, he's my 'go to guy'!

Kathy Kruckel


I have always been that "chubby kid."  Nine years ago, I was in a horrible car accident and had to have 7 surgeries to repair my knee, hip and hand.  I decided in May of 2015 that I would eat right and exercise as often as I could.  As of 2/4/2016, I have lost 86 lbs and I feel great.  I couldn't have done it without the help of everyone at The Forum!

Matt Davis


I joined The Forum about a year ago after having worked out at another facility for many years.  The classes were I was at had gotten old and tired.  I have found that classes at The Forum are constantly being updated and kept fresh.  It has really helped me stick with my program to head there for a class after work!

Julie Apone


I am proud to say I have been a member of The Forum for about 15 years.  During this time I have had 2 kidney transplants, one in November of 2008 and the last transplant in May 2017.  Each time, The Forum has been my choice for rehab for 3 reasons: management, atmosphere and equipment.  First of all, management has welcomed me and has worked with me in difficult situations.  The atmosphere for working out is great.  From demonstrations of equipment, exercise classes and tips on how to reach my goals it has made for great workouts.  Lastly, the equipment is top of the line.  I've really enjoyed my time at The Forum.

James Smith


I am very thankful for BodyVive and BodyFlow classes.  I would not be where I am healthwise fi it were not for God and these 2 classes.  I have a nerve disease called RSDS.  I was in chronic pain for 20 years.  Pain meds did not work for me.  The Doctors said that I was the worse they had ever seen and to get out.  The Lord has given me the tools in the way of BodyVive and BodyFlow.  I have been asymtomatic for around 5 years now.  I can tell if I miss one of these classes as the pain starts back up a little bit.  I wanted you to know why I love these classes.  I have also taken BodyPump and Zumba and enjoy these when I can attend.  I really appreciate the time, energy, effort and sacrifices that Janet and your other instructors go through to bring us the very best for each class.  I do not take any of them for granted, not for one second!




Club Hours

Monday - Friday

4am - Midnight


7am - 8pm


8am - 8pm


The Forum Fitness Center

704 633 6638 phone

704.633.8622 fax

2318 South Main St.

Salisbury, NC 28147 


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