Dear Clay family,

This has been a strange, sometimes hard year, for all of us. The pandemic has altered every aspect of our lives. Hope is on the horizon, but it is not yet time to relax our guard.

Having a strong cardio-vascular system and overall health are key weapons to improve outcomes of COVID-19. Keeping up our health and fitness is, now more than ever, extremely important. Compromising people’s health/lives by meeting in groups in order to do that seems counter-productive and irresponsible. The only reasonable conclusion I keep returning to is that virtual fitness (like we have been doing) is the correct course for Clay Fitness for the foreseeable future. I have spoken with many of you, and this seems to be what you all want as well. There is great consensus around basing the decision to re-open physically on science rather than wishful thinking.

In June I made the incredibly difficult decision to close the (physical) doors at Clay. This does not mean that Clay is closed. We are not! We are embracing the “new normal” until science has a chance to catch up and make things safe to meet in person again (hopefully soon!). In addition to streaming, online Zoom classes, we offer live Zoom PT sessions, and a limited number of in-person PT sessions (with very careful precautions), to be arranged with your trainer.

The silver lining to all of this is that we are now able to offer our services to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection. If you want help keeping up your fitness (safely) right now, we’d love for you to reach out to us.

The vaccines are here, and gradually more and more of us will be protected. (I urge all of you to get vaccinated when you are eligible.) When we get through to the other side of this, I will open a new physical location, and we will get to create another beautiful space to meet in person. As always, I appreciate you all, and look forward to many, many years of continuing to help you meet your fitness goals.

In health,


Schedule of Classes

Our multi-week programs combine all of the pieces of an effective training program in one place. The classes meet once a week and deliver challenges that are appropriate and measured.


Below are some frequently asked questions and their answers. If you have any additional questions give us a call at (434) 245-2288 or email Amy at


Payment Preferences, PARQ Exercise History, Client Waiver, Photo Release, etc.


Clay Fitness offers a variety of fitness options in the form of program classes, personal training, nutrition counseling and fitness retreats. Classes are offered in multi-week sessions or clients may utilize our flexible punch card system.


We have helped many people change their lives, whether it was to lose those extra couple of pounds, run a marathon or just take the first steps to living a healthy lifestyle. Find out here what our clients have to say.

Youth Training

Clay Fitness is addressing an unmet need in our community: youth and teen athletic training and conditioning. Clay’s trainers work with schools, teams, small groups and individuals to improve kids’ athletic performance and build confidence.

Find Us

Clay Fitness is located in the Belmont neighborhood of Charlottesville, Virginia on Douglas Avenue.

Current clients can connect to our Mindbody payment and scheduling system with this link:


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