Meredith Nelson

Meet your personal trainer

Meredith Nelson has a varied and extensive history in the fitness industry. Starting in the 80's and carrying 30 extra pounds, Meredith gradually developed a love of all things active – especially running, weight-lifting, yoga, and cycling. But she doesn't stop there – hiking, adventure sports, stair-climb races, and drinking fine wine (that's an activity, right?!) all bring her joy. Back in the day, you might have caught Meredith teaching Step or Hi-Lo (of course, sporting a thong leotard and wearing hi-tops – but with any luck all photographs have been destroyed!). These days, you'll find her running or cycling outdoors, weight-lifting, doing yoga, or playing golf during her downtime; however, she also gets her thrills putting others through a grueling indoor cycling class, weight-training workout, or Boot Camp. Ask her about weight loss and she'll talk for hours – after all, she's been there and lives it every day.

Bringing fitness to the mainstream was her goal when Meredith opened PrimeTime Fitness in 2000. With a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Meredith's original goal was to incorporate fitness into the lives of those with disabilities. She continues to provide a haven for anyone, regardless of age or ability, to pursue their fitness goals. After 15 years of offering the residents of Sullivan's Island a place to go for all their fitness needs, PrimeTime Fitness relocated just off the island in Mt. Pleasant in December 2015. In the summer of 2018, Meredith was presented with an opportunity to become Director of Personal Training for the new Gold’s Gym of Mt. Pleasant. Timing could not have been more perfect, as the building which PrimeTime had called home for almost four years had been sold and was about to be demolished. Meredith excitedly took the position, and all the PrimeTime members, clients, and staff eagerly followed.


 No effort, no results. 

Certified through AFAA in Group Fitness, ACE as a Personal Trainer and Medical Exercise Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute as a Level 3 Golf Fitness Instructor, and Katherine Roberts’ Yoga for Golfers, Meredith is well qualified to help you achieve your fitness goals. Knowing the importance of diet in any fitness program, Meredith also obtained a certificate as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist. She can put her experience and knowledge to work in helping you address your exercise and diet needs, and put it all together into an effective regimen. Just remember, Meredith says... "no effort, no results." If you're willing to put in the effort, and do it consistently, Meredith can help you achieve results!

Meredith is active in the community, serving on various boards over the years. An involved member of the Charleston Running Club, Meredith has served the board in almost every capacity and currently holds the position (again) of Secretary. Another organization near to her heart is Racers for Pacers. RFP, a 501c3, strives to provide children who are physically unable to participate in local races with chairs and the opportunity to be pushed by a "Pacer."" Meredith has served on the RFP Board since 2017 and recently pushed in her first RFP race – the 2019 Cooper River Bridge Run.