Escape from the crowded gym scene, and retreat to one of the most unique fitness facilities you will ever encounter. Come experience the private, impeccably maintained, family-oriented studio setting of PrimeTime Fitness, where we blend effective exercise with a comfortable atmosphere.
At PrimeTime Fitness, we realize the importance of making fitness
accessible. EVERYONE, regardless of age, ability, or disability, can
benefit from regular physical activity, and we are waiting to assist
you in reaching your full fitness potential. Our goal is to help you
apply physician-recommended* exercise and nutritional guidelines to
meet your specific needs. Whether your aim is weight loss, relaxation,
strength, post-rehabilitation, preventative health care, cardiovascular
and flexibility improvements, or all of the above, our certified staff
will custom-design a program that works for YOU. Kids, seniors,
individuals with special needs...all are welcome at PrimeTime Fitness...
*PrimeTime Fitness, Inc. does not intend to replace medical care. We
encourage you to see your physician before starting this or any other
"PrimeTime Fitness is aptly named. It is prime all of the time, especially when it comes to its staff who are outstanding in their expertise, the nice assortment of new, up-to-date equipment, the cleanliness of the facility and equipment, and the friendliness of both the staff and the patrons. My wife and I were in the area for the months of January and February this year, and after looking at several other fitness facilities in the area, we decided to try PrimeTime. We can't wait for 2010 to arrive so we can renew our memberships as well as the many friendships we made while working out there!"
PRIMETIME FITNESS has been proudly serving the residents of Sullivan's Island,
Isle of Palms, other East of the Cooper areas,
and the entire Charleston community, since July 2000!
(above) our original Sullivan's Island location
We are NOW LOCATED at
1558 Ben Sawyer Blvd
Join us for a class on the beach, workout on your own during our
open-gym hours, or relax after a challenging workout on our front porch
swing after a challenging workout with your own personal trainer. At
PrimeTime Fitness, we acknowledge the importance of an enjoyable
environment in achieving your personal health and wellness goals. The
high standards and low stress atmosphere of our facility encourage and
foster activity for everyone.
We offer many services to address your health and well-being. From exercise to nutrition to psychological health, PrimeTime Fitness delivers a total fitness package for all ability levels, budgets and schedules. Contact us today to get started on your individualized fitness program!
PrimeTime Fitness accepts and encourages referrals of individuals with clinically diagnosed conditions from physicians and therapists, and strives to maintain communication with referral sources throughout continued exercise regimens.
Sullivan's Island Bicycle Committee
Charleston Running Club
We'd like to thank our local business friends for helping us
show appreciation to our long-time members of ten years or more. These featured businesses have agreed to
provide our "Longevity Club" card holders with special discounts or
freebies. Be sure to thank them
yourselves by shopping with these businesses, and keep up the good work to earn
your own Longevity Club Card!
"Wow, I really regret that workout."
- No one. Ever.
following PrimeTime members are celebrating not only the beginning of a
new year, but also the beginning of a new year at PrimeTime!
Thanks to everyone for another year of support.
to everyone -
you guys ROCK!
Clean-Eating 101 with Julie
Sunday, January 10, 4:00 p.m.
Come join us on Sunday, January 10, as our own Julie
Nestler provides information on her 21-day "Clean-Eating
simple plan takes you step-by-step through the process and makes
portion control so easy, you won't even have to think about it.
Enjoy delicious, healthy food without counting calories and watch
the pounds fall off.
Come join us on January 10 at 4 p.m. or give Julie a call
843-452-7997 to learn more!
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Group X Workout Schedule Growing!
We are adding a few more Group X workouts to our
schedule this month.
Don't see what you've been waiting for? Let us
know what classes/workouts you would like to see added to the schedule!
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday night folks wanted another evening opportunity
to get their sweat on. Come see why!
Begins January 7
Pedal, Praise, & Prana
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Our Pedal & Praise class is incredibly popular, but
we've made it even better by adding a yoga flow at the end.
Begins January 12
Holy Yoga Power Hour
Fridays at noon
A yoga practice that combines introspective movements
that link breath with motion, leaving you feeling stretched and
grounded spiritually and physically.
Begins in February
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Charlie Post 5K/15K
January 30, 2016
Sullivan's Island, 8:30 a.m.
Lace up your running shoes and hit the streets - it's not
too late to get ready for the annual Charlie Post Classic 5K/15K
on January 30!
A super-fun race
wth lots of great perks, this race is so close to home, you have no
excuse as it's right out your door!
Register for the race today by clicking here.
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Help Keep the Avondale 5K in Avondale!
keep the Avondale 5K in Avondale! The City of Charleston wants to move
the 6 year old race to a different part of West Ashley. We're asking
for your support by signing our online petition to
keep the A5K in the Avondale neighborhood. Your
signature will show the City that you care about your community
and want to continue this family-friendly, fun-filled fundraiser which
benefits the Charles Webb.
Click here to
learn more, and to sign the petition!
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Tell Us How You REALLY Feel!
not afraid to ask what's on your mind! We want to know how we are
doing so we can improve and become even better in 2016.
take a moment after any of your workouts to complete a survey. Click here to
download at home, or take one from the front counter as you
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Dear Members & Friends,
Neil Gaiman said recently, "I hope that in this year to come, you
make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making
new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself,
changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've
never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So
that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New
Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make your mistakes, next
year and forever."
It takes courage to step out of one's comfort zone and
try something new. Lord knows we wrote the book on that in 2015,
but hopefully our decision to move from our comfort zone on Sullivan's
Island to new territory in Mt. Pleasant will have a happy ending!
So why not make it a point to try something new in 2016
. . . something that takes you out of your comfort zone, maybe even
something that scares you a little. You may make a mistake, but I
bet you'll learn something about yourself, you'll live a little, you'll
challenge yourself, you'll change not only yourself but perhaps also a
little piece of the world . . . and in the process, you might
even have a little fun!
Member Spotlight -
JANUARY:" Charlie Cornetta
Charlie Cornetta walked into the gym one day to check us
out, and liked what he saw so much that he just had to be a part of it
all. This pleasant young man has joined the PrimeTime Team of trainers,
and we couldn't be happier to have him! Certified as a Personal Trainer
through the W.I.T.S. program in April (which has been
verified!), Charlie is eager to share his knowledge and excited to
work with our members.
Since Charlie is the new kid on the block, we thought we'd quiz him on
a few things. Here's how that went down . . .
What motivates you to get to the gym?
Seeing results has always been one of the main reasons I keep
coming back. Whether it's sports related performance or just cosmetic
like having more visible abs, I always want to maintain or even improve
on my results.
You've worked at other large, big-box gyms before. Needless to say, we
are a little different. What do you like the most about working
out, or working, at PrimeTime so far?
My favorite thing about PrimeTime Fitness is the environment.
Everyone knows each other and people here are very supportive. The
small, close-knit group also means I won't be waiting a half hour for
equipment like at the big chain gyms.
Tell us about the progress you've made . . . where you came from
and how far you've come!
I started getting a lot more serious about working out when I
recovered from a chest surgery my senior year in high school. For 2
years I couldn't lift or play contact sports so I shrunk down to 125
lbs. Through weight lifting and proper diet I got to a healthy weight
of 165 within a 2 year period
What's your favorite form of exercise?
Personally I like old fashioned weight training. Usually 4-5 day split
routine but I like to switch it up. Ideally I like to exercise at least
5 days a week.
What do you do when you are not exercising?
CC: I love anything outdoors.
From snowboarding to hanging out on the beach, I find that weather is
no excuse to not enjoy the outdoors!
Tell us about your family.
I was born in NYC where both of my parents are from . . . my dad
is from Queens and my Mom is from Brooklyn. I also have a younger
brother who is 22 and a student at Trident Tech. I'm Italian and Irish
and I lived with my family in the Northeast until I was 18 years old
Is there something about you that not many people know and most
would be surprised by?
I have Katy Perry on all my workout playlists
Do you have any words of wisdom or encouragement for our
Consistency, consistency, consistency! If you want to accomplish
anything, you have to put in the work. Even if you don't have the
perfect routine, sticking to it will help you see results more than
doing it only once a week.
Welcome to the
team, Charlie -
we're glad to
have you on board!
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Oil - it's not just for recipes!
Some handy tips for using coconut oil from our own Julie
Every month we feature a yummy and healthy recipe.
This time, however, we're giving you a new kind of recipe to try!
We try to eat clean . . . making sure to fuel our
workouts with healthy nutrition. But how many of us question what
we put ON our bodies? What about the ingredients and the
chemicals in our skin care products?
Below are a few of Julie's favorite DIY beauty tips
using coconut oil - an item you probably either have at home, or can
find easily in your local grocery store!
As a luscious body scrub
It's wonderfully moisturizing, great for the skin,
inexpensive, and blissfully absent of chemicals you can't pronounce! To
make your own, melt ½ c of coconut oil at very low heat.
Pour it over 1 c of brown sugar or salt and stir well. If you
have some on hand, add in five drops of your favorite essential
oil or some pure vanilla extract for a scrub so fragrant you'll
want to eat it.
To remove eye makeup
Yes, coconut oil even works on waterproof
mascara! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently sweep it over your
eyes, paying attention to your under-eyes as well. The oil does a great
job breaking down waxy, inky eye makeup, and leaves the delicate area
hydrated, too. Once you're done, wash your face as usual.
As a hair conditioner
Apply to wet hair, leave on for 15 minutes, wash and
style as usual.
Mix 1/4 c baking soda, 1/4 c of cornstarch or arrowroot
powder, 4 tbsp of coconut oil, 10 drops of an essential oil of your
Melt coconut oil. Mix ingredients in jar.
Use under arms daily
Want to know how YOUR skincare and beauty products rank
in terms of safety and potentially hazardous ingredients? Check
out the Environmental Working Group's
skincare database to search thousands of
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YOUR iPHONE COULD BE AFFECTING MORE THAN YOUR POSTURE
Forget your posture . . . what about your
One thing that we ask of PrimeTimers is that you please
keep your cell phone conversations in the lobby . . . nobody wants to
hear your drama, your girl-talk, the latest dilemma at work, or
discussion on where to meet for happy hour, when they are working out.
But did you know that we've also got your best interest
in mind? We love you guys, and we don't want to see our members develop
"text neck," suffer from "IPosture," or feel the
pain of the "IHunch!" According to a recent article in
the New York Times,
"There are plenty of reasons to put our cellphones down
now and then, not least the fact that incessantly checking them takes
us out of the present moment and disrupts family dinners around the globe.
But here's one you might not have considered: Smartphones are ruining
our posture. And bad posture doesn't just mean a stiff neck. It can
hurt us in insidious psychological ways...." Click here
to read the entire December 12 article.
But please - if you choose to read the article on your
mobile device, be sure to hold it at eye level . . . otherwise it may
encourage poor posture that could affect your mood, your memory, and
your outlook on life!
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of GroupX . . .
interacts with your FitBit!
Now MINDBODY Connect can automatically pull in results
from your FitBit activity tracker!
rate: peak and average beats per minute
rate zones: how much time you spent in each zone
active minutes: How long you were sweating it out
burned: Did you work as hard as you thought?
After your workout, go to your class history on the
app to view your activity summary. This integration is just one more
way MINDBODY Connect helps you book your best day.
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