News One South and Charlotte Athletic Club Unveil Plans for Complete Transformation and Rebrand of Fitness Center

Oct 10, 2023
One South and Charlotte Athletic Club Unveil Plans for Complete Transformation and Rebrand of Fitness Center

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2023) – One South, a 40-story Class-A office tower at Trade & Tryon in the heart of uptown Charlotte, and Charlotte Athletic Club are proud to announce plans for a $2 million total renovation of the former Charlotte Athletic Club space, which will be rebranded to One Athletics. The high-end upgrades will transform the entire existing 30,000-square-foot facility into uptown’s premier modern fitness and wellness space, including the first pickleball courts inside the I-277 loop to meet the growing demand for the popular sport.

In addition to the pickleball courts, renovations include a completely refinished basketball court, updated Functional Training Zone, luxury finishes and brand-new, state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment from Precor, TRX, Dynamic, FreeMotion, Woodway and Peloton, ensuring members have access to the latest technology and tools to achieve their goals. The pickleball and basketball courts feature social viewing areas. The women’s locker room will be expanded and both full-service luxury locker rooms will be modernized with keyless entry lockers, upgraded showers, finishes and towel service.

One Athletics will be fully programmed with boutique classes including yoga, Pilates and strength training, as well as personal training and digital content to enhance the wellness experience. It will be integrated with Onsite, One South’s hospitality management and technology platform, allowing tenants to reserve courts and classes directly through its app.

“We’re thrilled to present our newly renovated gym with top-notch finishes and upgrades,” said Donnie Johnson, co-owner of One Athletics. “Our commitment to excellence shines through every detail, from state-of-the-art equipment to an inspiring atmosphere. We can’t wait for members to experience the enhanced offerings at uptown’s premier fitness center.”

Renovations will begin early next month and are expected to be completed by the end of the year. Members can expect a temporary closure during this time to ensure the successful completion of the transformation. Tenants of One South will enjoy special tenant membership pricing.

The One Athletics announcement comes just after One South’s $7 million renovation of Three, its 22,000-square-foot tenant amenity experience encompassing the entire third floor, setting a new standard for office amenities in Charlotte. Designed by Gensler and managed by Onsite, Three provides an unmatched tenant experience, with the space focusing on collaboration, wellness, relaxation and engagement. One of its most unique features is a retractable glass wall creating an indoor/outdoor terrace overlooking Trade and Tryon. Both Three and One Athletics deliver an enhanced and integrated workplace experience for tenants – from social programming to massage therapy to networking on the pickleball court to nutrition consulting – to provide work-life balance.

“One South Ownership’s continued investment is proof of their unwavering commitment to delivering meaningful and relevant experiences for our tenants,” said Rhea Greene, Managing Partner at Trinity Partners. “We’ve been really pleased with tenant engagement on One South’s amenity floor, Three. Ownership’s dedication to a truly elevated work experience continues with One Athletics, an unmatched wellness and fitness experience you can’t find anywhere else uptown.”

Renderings of the complete transformation can be found here. To learn more about One Athletics, please visit For updates on One South and leasing information, please visit


One South on the Plaza is a 40-story Class-A office tower is perfectly situated at Trade & Tryon in uptown Charlotte and known as the center of the city’s business and office activity. Since 2015, a total of $100 million has been spent to renovate the building’s lobby, plaza, and exterior façade, including new street-level retail (home to Eddie V’s, Tupelo Honey, and Devon & Blakely). One South totals 912,338 square feet across 40 floors with an average floorplate size of 22,000 square feet.

Three, One South’s crown jewel amenity level, encompasses the entirety of the third floor and provides an unmatched tenant experience with full-service programming and a retractable glass wall overlooking the heart of the city at Trade & Tryon. The building’s plaza connects to uptown’s Overstreet Mall, and includes popular retailers like Walgreens, Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A. Current office tenants include Optomi, SCOR Global Life Americas, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, Ridgemont Equity Partners, William Blair & Company and Industrious.