Our state-of-the-art fitness room overlooks one of the most beautiful vistas in Charlottesville.  Maximize your workout with ellipticals, arc trainers, treadmills, steppers, bikes, free weights, a power rack and Cybex equipment.  Our certified fitness professionals--including two exercise physiologists--are here to assist you in achieving your personal best.  While using our cardiovascular equipment, Cardio Theatre is available for your entertainment.

Please ask the fitness staff for assistance when needed.  We do recommend that everyone meet with a personal trainer at least once. 

  • Personal Training
  • Water Aerobics
  • Pilates

Enjoy the camaraderie of exercise classes with certified aerobics instructors. Boar's Head offers three exercise studios with choices of over 45 classes per week, including Barre, Pilates, step, interval training, strength, water aerobics, yoga and cycle classes.  Fees apply (classes are free for club members; a $15 charge per class will be applied to the hotel guests' bill). 


Schedules are also available at the Front Desk or in the Fitness area.  If you aren't sure what classes are best for you, please call 434.244.2421. We are happy to help you determine which classes meet your fitness needs.  Please note that holidays do affect our class offerings at the following times:  New Year's, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  These changes can be found on our website and on flyers posted throughout the Club.

If you are attending a group exercise class for the first time, please notify the instructor.  He/she will help guide you through your first class so that you feel comfortable and are able to gain the most benefit.Please be sure to sign the attendance sheet posted on the clipboard located in each exercise studio every time you participate in a class. For your safety and the consideration of others, please arrive for class on-time. 

Pilates one-on-one sessions are required before attending our group classes.  Please contact one of the fitness staff for more information.  

Personal Training is designed to meet your individual goals and needs!  It's a great way to get and stay motivated.  Our dedication to each and every client allows you to maximize your efforts while having the constant support of a trained professional.
The cost of personal training is dependent upon the duration of the session and the number of people training at one time.  For more information or to make an appointment, please contact the Fitness Office at 434.972.7454.

We do implement a 24-hour cancellation policy for all personal training sessions, nutrition sessions, pilates private sessions as well as pilates reformer classes.

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Water aerobics will resume June 2017.

The Boar's Head Sports Club is pleased to announce that STOTT PILATES mat and reformer classes are available. One-on-one sessions, 3-4 person group reformer sessions as well as mat classes are currently offered.  For a list of current mat class times, please refer to the current exercise schedule on-line or pick one up at the Club.

Both Mat Pilates and Reformer group classes require a one-on-one session prior to taking class or previous pilates experience.  Please contact the fitness department
 with questions.

Interested in a group reformer class?  We can custom design a Pilates reformer workout to meet the goals of your group. Get your own group together and sign-up today or we can work on getting a group together for you.  Stop by or call the fitness office for more information, pricing, or to sign-up for a class!
Pilates reformers may only be used under the supervision of a Boar's Head pilates instructor.

Teens between the ages of 12 and 15 are permitted in the fitness room ONLY:

  • During scheduled Teen Workouts for 12-15 year olds (see below);
  • During a Personal Training session with one of our trainers; or
  • If the teen is certified (see below) AND a parent is present.
Any teen under the age of 16 may take an exercise class as long as:
  • The parent/legal guardian signs a waiver AND
  • The parent/legal guardian takes the class with the teen.

TEEN WORKOUT for 12-15 Year Olds
We believe that children and young adults should be physically fit.  As advocates for fitness, we established the Teen Workout program for children 12 to 15 years of age.  Our qualified staff oversees Teen Workout to instruct teens on the proper use of equipment, document correct seat adjustments, and record the appropriate resistance amounts.  The goal of Teen Workout is certification, which allows a teen to use the fitness room whenever a parent is present. In order to use the workout room before the age of 16, Teen Workout participation is required.  If attending Teen Workout for the first time, a parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver before participating.

Teen Workout hours are:

Monday through Friday






Please note that Teen Workout will NOT be held on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.       

A teen needs only to attend Teen Workout and pass a  certification test administered by one of our trainers. Once certified, Teens can work out whenever a parent is present.

For information on exercise class cancellations due to inclement weather, please call the fitness office at 434.244.2421.  For weekday morning classes, cancellations follow Albemarle County Schools.  If Albemarle County Schools are closed OR are delayed in opening, then all classes BEFORE 10:30 a.m. are CANCELLED.  Call 434.244.2421 for information pertaining to the cancellation of all other exercise classes.


Rob Vorhees, M.Ed., C.S.C.S.
Rob is a personal trainer and exercise physiologist.  His area of expertise is identifying and addressing muscular imbalances.  He received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in kinesiology where he was the assistant to the head strength and conditioning coach.  He completed his master's degree in exercise physiology at the University of Virginia.  Rob is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with extensive experience in strength conditioning, post rehabilitation, and cardiac rehabilitation.  In his free time, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, biking, and shooting sports.

Phyllis Ellerman, M.Ed., C.S.C.S.
Exercise Physiologist
STOTT* Pilates certified instructor and Total Barre instructor
Phyllis has been in the fitness industry for over 24 years with 19 of those years here at Boar's Head!   She received her master's degree in Exercise Physiology from UVA with coursework in cardiac rehabilitation, athletic injuries, adult fitness, pharmacology, physiology and metabolic adaptations to exercise. Phyllis' areas of expertise are postural assessments, muscular imbalances, Pilates, injury prevention and post rehab. She has experience training all age groups and fitness levels. Phyllis is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified trainer, certified STOTT* pilates instructor, Total Barre instructor, certified aerobics instructor, and certified American Red Cross instructor. She is certified in Kettlebells instruction, Cycle Reebok as well as Yoga Fit trained. Phyllis is genuinely enthusiastic to help you achieve whatever your fitness goals may be!

Wendy Hudspeth, C.S.C.S
Wendy is one of our personal trainers and one of our exercise class instructors.  She has a bachelor's degree from The University of Virginia in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine.  In addition, Wendy worked at the Charlottesville ACAC Physical Therapy clinic and the McCue Sports Medicine Center at UVA.  Wendy teaches water aerobics and has experience coaching both gymnastics and cheerleading for ages 4-18.  She has experience working with a variety of age ranges and training needs, from senior physical therapy rehab to athletic conditioning and rehab workouts for collegiate athletes.  Wendy is highly energetic and excited to help others with their exercising endeavors.

Suzanne Pleasants
Suzanne is one of our personal trainers and exercise class instructors. She holds multiple certifications that include personal training, lifestyle and weight management, Arthritis Foundation and YogaFit. She is currently finishing her degree in Sports Psychology and has been working in the fitness industry for 12 years.  She has experience with every age and fitness level imaginable including youth fitness groups, athletic programs and arthritis exercise classes. Suzanne loves to work with people and helps them succeed through setting 

Alexis Ryan, Pilates and Barre
Alexis brings her background in dance and ten years of teaching experience in Los Angeles to Charlottesville. She studied classical Pilates in New York with Romana Kryzanowska, Joseph Pilates' protégé, and she received her certification from master teacher Risa Sheppard of the Sheppard Method in Los Angeles. Her lifelong pursuit of mind-body integration teaching prompted her to earn her masters in clinical psychology in 2013, and she is in the process of becoming a licensed psychotherapist in the Commonwealth. Alexis intends to bring health and wellness coaching to the Boar's Head membership in addition to her regular teaching schedule. Her background in classical-method Pilates as well as West Coast progressive-style Pilates suits the needs of any client, regardless of injury or level of fitness. Join Alexis to experience how Pilates and Barre can transform your postural alignment, elongate and tone your muscles, and improve your health and well-being. Your body will thank you!

Noel Purdy, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, LPN
Noel has worked in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor for over 20 years, with certifications from ACSM, ACE and AFAA.  In addition, Noel is currently a nurse here in Charlottesville. Her passion for wellness straddles both ends (rather than sides) of the healthcare spectrum, providing a multi-level approach in understanding and designing innovative programs for (delete the purpose of) lifestyle change and management. While her experience training clients spans all age groups (delete populations), and she specializes in three areas:  mid-life training for women, sports specific training for golf and functionality, balance and core stability training. She has worked in public health settings as well as with specific populations such as post-cardiac, pulmonary and cancer patients to promote recovery movement and function.  She is dedicated to providing safe, individualized and motivating programs to help her clients reach their fitness and wellness goals.

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