BALLANTYNE, N.C. -- Do you like cardio but hate watching the minutes tick slowly off the clock? Meet Urban Active's Cardio Movie Theater!

Urban Active is a new three-level facility, the first of its kind in North Carolina, complete with a heated indoor pool, women's only room and a cardio movie theater.The third floortheater has four different types of cardio equipment and one big movie screen.

You have to leave the popcorn and soda at home, but the surround sound will make you forget about all those calories that are burning away. An average woman who weighs 160 pounds can burn a minimum of 850 calories during a 90-minute movie. A male weighing 200 pounds will work off about 1,000 calories in that same time.

Urban Active has some great group classes, too.If you haven't experienced it yet, I suggest Zumba.These high-energy ladies willdance your tail off, but you'll have so much fun you won't even know what hit you!

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