The Work For Your Beer Team

Work For Your Beer is the brainchild of Alicia Thomas and Melanie Fox, two Charlotte, NC based digital marketers who happen to be obsessed with the beer fitness scene.

In their initial quest to downward dog their way through every beer yoga class offered in the city, they found that there was no central location with comprehensive information about all of the beer yoga classes offered throughout Charlotte. In fact, they couldn't find one place with information about all of the run clubs or bike-and-brew events in the city, either.

They realized that if they couldn't find one central location with all of this beer fitness information, they should probably just make one.

And Work For Your Beer was born.

Alicia and Mel created Work For Your Beer initially to be a directory of all the beer yoga classes, run clubs, bike rides, bootcamps, dance classes, and more in Charlotte. But as they received more and more requests to offer the same directory services in other active, beer-centric cities in the U.S., they knew it was time to expand.

Now, Work For Your Beer strives to be the ultimate guide to all beer fitness classes throughout the U.S. Have one you'd like to add to our database? Scroll up to add your listing and events today! 

Alicia Thomas


Alicia Thomas, Work For Your Beer Co-Founder


Alicia is responsible for all Work For Your Beer sales and marketing initiatives, in addition to all content across the website, blog, social media channels, and Weekly Brewsletter. She graduated from Penn State in 2015 with degrees in journalism and Spanish, as well as a minor in international studies. Alicia currently works full-time as the Sponsored Content Editor at the Charlotte Observer. She lives in a in Charlotte with her fiancé, Andrew, and their Great Pyrenees, Luna Lovegood.  Alicia loves writing, yoga, nerding out about SEO and content marketing, reading, wine, kayaking, and traveling. You can contact Alicia via email at Keep an eye out for her at a brewery yoga class!


Melanie Fox


Mel Fox, Work For Your Beer Co-Founder


Mel manages business operations as well as media and design for Work For Your Beer. She graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a BS in Marketing and a BA in Advertising, and she completed a Mini-MBA™ at Rutgers in June 2017. She currently works full-time as the Product Owner of Nexia, a smart home automation service, for the Residential HVAC & Supply business at Ingersoll Rand. Mel and her husband Alan built a house in the University area, where they live with their Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Sir Pancake Bacon. Her interests include aerial (specifically lyra/hoop), yoga, food (particularly ice cream), good wine and beer, and traveling. You'll likely see her sweating for her beer at a HIIT workout, so be sure to say hello! You can reach her via email anytime at


We also have had so much support from the following individuals as contributors to Work For Your Beer: