Southside Power & Fitness


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Hickory’s Finest Fitness Facility

Laura Costner IMG_8620_cropYou may have recognized a new face at SouthSide- Please join us in welcoming Laura Costner to the SouthSide team. Laura is a NASM certified trainer with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from UNC Greensboro. Please take time to say hello to Laura and if you are interested in personal training take a moment to continue reading about Laura’s specialities and background.

“Being healthy and active has always been part of my identity! I grew up playing any sport I could and spent most of my free time playing volleyball. When I got to college and no longer had the structure of sports to enforce being active, I quickly realized how much being inactive affected my physical and mental health. In 2013 my passion for fitness and health began and has been growing each day since. I graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a Sports Medicine concentration! Throughout the years of earning my degree, I learned so much about fitness and health and how truly important it is to take care of our bodies, after all, we only get one! Working out is a haven and can truly help you in so many ways. Fitness to me is so much more than looking good on the outside, its also about making sure we are as strong mentally and emotionally as we are physically. I love to challenge people to take their bodies to their limit and find mental strength they never thought was possible. If it doesn’t challenge you, how will it change you?

I love to incorporate HIIT, Tabata, and Circuit training in my training sessions to work on body composition, cardio, and muscular endurance all in a short period of time. Taking care of your body is one of the only things you can control in life, so don’t waste anymore time and start today, said Laura!”

One of Laura’s favorite motto’s is from Michael Phelps- “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”

imageLooking for something for your Youth to do this summer? SouthSide is offering a Student Special- $45 for 3 Months!


Facebook__NEXT LEVEL Youth Training_SouthSide w logo__4.16.18__1200px769p SouthSide Power & Fitness offers Youth Training Classes each Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15pm-5:15pm or 5:15pm-6:00pm. Next Level Youth Training is designed to take young athletes (ages 9-18) to the Next Level by increasing strength, speed, endurance, flexibility and overall athleticism, while reducing the possibility of injury. $8 Per Session For more information call (828) 322-6718 or visit

  Member of the Month- Valerie Rice

This Month’s SouthSide Member of the Month is… Valerie Rice.
Valerie is a hardworking wife and mom of 2 boys. Ever since joining SouthSide she has set goals for herself and continues to work hard toward them everyday! She loves CrossFit and Olympic lifting workouts and is sticking to her program with the help of her husband, Dana. Even when she can’t make it to the gym she makes time for a quick workout at home. She is definitely a dedicated lady! Keep up the great work and keep hitting those PRs!


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SouthSide Power & Fitness Hickory’s “only” state of the art fitness facility conveniently located at Moretz Mills. With over 16,000 square feet of fitness equipment, 14,000 lbs. of weights, 25 free weekly group fitness classes, and unlimited possibilities. Offering the best in Certified Personal Training, TRX, Barre, Cardio Kickboxing, Spin, Circuit Training, ladies only workout room, turf track, steam rooms, nutrition and hydration bar and much more!   Southside provides you the equipment, classes, and training necessary to build muscle, increase power, and enhance strength and well being at any age or fitness level. The only limit is you!

Visit our testimonial page to read what members are saying about SouthSide Power & Fitness.

Please also visit Historic Moretz Mills for leasing opportunities or host your next event at 74 South Event Center  Suite 203 located in Moretz Mills, to book your next event.       74 South Event Center  is one of Hickory’s largest event spaces for rent.

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