Meredith Nelson

Meet your personal trainer

Meredith Nelson has a varied and extensive history in the fitness industry. Starting in the 1980’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 – golfing, 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 leotard and hi-tops – but with any luck all photographs have been destroyed!). These days, you’ll find her swimming, biking, or running; weight-lifting; spending time on her yoga mat; 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. When the building was demolished in 2018 to make way for apartments, Meredith seized an opportunity to become Director of Personal Training at Gold’s Gym of Mt. Pleasant. After spending two years in this position, the fitness industry took a huge hit with the arrival of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Meredith was able to take a step back and realized that her true passion was in working with individuals to help them reach their full potential. She therefore went back to basics, and you can now find her offering personal training and small group coaching services out of her home, or making use of the amazing weather that Charleston offers almost year-round to take her workouts outdoors.


 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, Katherine Roberts’ Yoga for Golfers, and an RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, 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. 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. Meredith also raised finds for and completed a Trailblaze Challenge Hike – a 28.3 mile hike in one day in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.