MINT HILL – Nobie Thrasher and Andrea Tice have been dating for over three years, and both are fitness junkies. The pair competed in 52 Spartan and other obstacle races in 2017 and 2018.
So, it was only natural the two decided to go into the fitness business together. They recently opened TNTNC CrossFit Voltage, transforming an old fitness facility on Lebanon Road into a comprehensive training and workout center.
“We have done a complete re-branding of the gym,” Thrasher said.
Voltage offers classes in a variety of disciplines, including Crossfit, Spartan SGX and weightlifting. The center has 24-hour access for those who want to work out during non-class times. There is also an outside obstacle course for training.
“I have been involved in fitness since I got out of the Marine Corps, and she has been involved in fitness,” Thrasher said. “The main thing that has kept us together is that we both do fitness, Spartan Races and working out.’’
Fitness connected the pair early in the relationship.
“When I first met him, I went and watched him at a Spartan Race,” said Tice. “That is what we do and it was a natural evolution of the relationship.’’
One feature of the center is a four-person infrared sauna. It works off light instead of steam in a traditional sauna. Most sessions are for 30 minutes. There are two full bathrooms available to shower and change in.
“That is another recovery tool, not only for working out, but it is for all kinds of rehab,” Thrasher said. “The temperature is 135 to 140 (degrees) and that is heat that you can tolerate.’’
Both powerlifting and Olympic lifting are offered at the center. One of the weightlifting coaches is Stephen Butcher of Butcher Barbell Club. Butcher is a USA Weightlifting National Level Coach.
“He will teach all of our Olympic weightlifting,” Thrasher said. “He has athletes all over the United States.’’
In addition to the 1,700-square-foot main workout floor, there is a yoga room where classes can be held. The room can also host seminars and training sessions for the coaches. All the coaches at Voltage are certified.
Thrasher said their clients range in age from 13 to their 60s and from beginners to more experienced fitness enthusiasts who have been training for years. There are four classes daily spread throughout the day.
“We want to offer a product that will fit just about everybody,” Thrasher said. “The workouts are modified for whatever level people are at.’’
Want to go?
TNTNC CrossFit Voltage will hold a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4 at 4309 Lebanon Road, Mint Hill. Danny Thompson, a weightlifter who starred in the Discovery Channel television show “Airplane Repo,” is among local celebrities scheduled to attend the event. Visit www.crossfitvoltage.com or call 704-361-4019 for details.