June Newsletter 2015

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. Henri- Frederic Amie


In This Issue
Pedal & Praise Comes to PrimeTime
Myofascial Release Workshop
Come Climb with Us!
Price Increase in Effect July 1
(Staff) Member Spotlight – Tonia Heidenreich
Let’s Go for a Run!
Happy Anniversary!

The following PrimeTimers are celebrating yet another year of fitness with us this month. Congratulations for keeping up the great work!


Charlie Aikman

Donna Dobson

Betsy Halstead


Tim Kelly


Nick Carter

Suzie Smith


Kelly Frame


Bill Haskin


Mike Psenka


Tom Hiers


Pam Houseal


Andrea Cooper


Samantha Ploch

Pedal & Praise at PrimeTime

Wednesday, June 3

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join Shannon for this special all-levels-are-welcome class.  “Pedal & Praise” is a high-energy indoor cycling class that takes the focus off pushing past your limit and puts it on increasing your sensitivity to the presence of God in your life. You will ride to the soundtrack of inspiring Christian worship music while reflecting on a particular verse or part of biblical scripture provided to you through your instructor.

Click here to sign up now!

Can’t make it this time, but want to know more and/or try another time?  Contact Shannon at 843-209-2926 or newtnell@gmail.com


You may not have noticed the new “NO PARKING” signs on Middle Street, but a ticket will get your attention!  Please note that there is now no parking allowed on the block between Station 21 and Station 22 on the side of the street opposite from the gym.

Parking is still allowed on the same side as PrimeTime.

(Also, be careful – there is no longer any parking between Station 22 and Station 22 1/2 on our side of the street – in front of Poe’s!)

Want to avoid the chance of a parking ticket, and get guaranteed front space parking?  Ride your bike!

Myofascial Release Workshop

Saturday, July 11

9:00 – 10:30


You’ve probably seen foam rollers in the gym, and maybe you’ve experimented with them and other methods of release work.  But do you REALLY know how to get the most out of those long pieces of foam or plastic or those knobby little balls?

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT – space is limited to only 8 so sign up today!

Join former PrimeTimer Alli Shuttleworth (below) as she guides you through using those devices to minimize tension, stress, and pain.


Myofascial release breaks up rigid dehydrated muscle tissue and helps to restore it to its normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, hydrated, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment’s notice. This method is often performed with a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or tennis ball. Release work helps revive your circulation and gives it a boosts, helping to relieve tension and pain

in your body.

Below are the results you can expect to see from Release work:

* Improved circulation

* Increased blood flow

* Reduced muscle tightness and muscle pain

* Increased mobility and flexibility

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT – space is limited to only 8 so sign up today!

Another Successful Boot Camp!


Boot Camp at PrimeTime was the real deal on Friday, May 22, when Sarah’s fiance Ryan came to visit!  Ryan, a former Marine Drill Sargeant, put the troops to the test!  Some of the 8:00 a.m. recruits hung around after their workout for a photo with Sargeant Wilson.

Faster, Stronger, Fitter – the 

Stairclimb Team Needs YOU!!!

Want to be faster?  Stronger? Fitter?  Try stairclimbing – less impact than running, harder than the elliptical, and more effective than anything you’ve ever done before!

The PrimeTime Stairclimb Team is at it again, practicing at the North Charleston Coliseum as well as other covert climb practices around town.  The Climb North Charleston Fight For Air stairclimb is Saturday, July 25, and we want to bring home the title again.

Shoot us an e-mail to inquire about participating on the team, and learn more about the event itself here!

OPEN PRACTICES at the Coliseum are being held on June 11, 17, and 30.  More dates coming soon.

Interested in being a sponsor for the team?  There are many levels of sponsorship available.  Contact us to learn more!

Headed to the Big Apple?

If you really want to experience the streets of New York City, there’s no better way to do it than on a running tour. Pick a Personalized Run and customize a route from the Boogie Down Bronx to the Brooklyn Bridge.

CRT’s running tours are completely customizable to the day, time, distance and sights you want to see. City Running Tours offers pick-up and drop-off from any location, as well as photography, City Running Tours t-shirt and goody bag. These runs are perfect if you are a tourist visiting the city, training for a race or business traveler fitting a run in to your schedule.

Click here to receive a special offer for first-time City Running Tour customers in NYC!

Check out other national City Running Tours at www.cityrunningtours.com

Dear Members and Friends,

It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . . but that doesn’t mean you should take it easy in your workouts!  We can help you ramp up your effort to see maximal results.  There are lots of opportunities – keep reading to learn more about the Floppin’ Flounder 5K, the American Lung Association Stairclimb, and so much more!

And although the livin’ is easy in the summertime, it wasn’t easy putting together the newsletter this month – we have SO much to say!  Keep reading  . . .


Modest Price Increase

Effective July 1

To help defray the approaching increase in overhead expenses, we will be increasing rates of all PrimeTime services, effective July 1.

Beginning July 1, you will notice the following changes.  Please take note, and make sure that any automatic payments you have set up through your bank are adjusted accordingly.

As always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

Monthly Gym Access Fee

Individual         $65/month cash or check; $70/month credit card

Additional Family Member           $30/month cash, check, or CC.

Private Training Clients

One-Hour Workouts

$85/person for a one-time workout

$75/person for on-going, continuing clients

For multiple people, add $10/person to cost of workout

30-Minute Workouts

$45/person for on-going, continuing clients

For multiple people, add $10/person to cost of workout

Regular Training/GroupX clients still do not pay a monthly access fee.

Group X (Mindbody Scheduling)

Single workout     $30

See online scheduling system for Group X package pricing

Regular Training/GroupX clients still do not pay a monthly access fee.

Day Passes


Thank you for your continued business – we appreciate your loyalty!


7a8e316e-e7f8-4c69-8ec1-5c82e1dac35aFOURTEEN YEARS, ELEVEN MONTHS

July marks our fifteenth birthday and are we ever ready to celebrate!  Save the date and mark your calendar for these fun events throughout the month of July.  We hope to see you there for at least one, if not all!  We hope to line up more events, and more details are coming soon!

July 11:  Pilates and Myofascial Release Workshop

PrimeTime Fitness; 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. (see sidebar for details)

$35 pp.  Click here to sign up!

8ca93ed1-9f5f-4122-adc9-ea8c2391841dJuly 18:  Ben Sawyer Causeway Clean-Up

The Charleston Running Club is grateful for the hospitality of the Town of Sullivan’s Island in allowing us to hold to road races on the island every year. Join the CRC as we step out to clean up the causeway!

We’ll meet on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at PrimeTime Fitness armed with gloves, trashbags, and pick-up sticks.  Afterwards we will head to Page’s Okra Grill for brunch on the CRC and/or PTF  (Adult beverages are out of your own pocket).

July 18:  Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes

Navigating obstacles and even swinging from tree to tree make it easy to channel your inner Tarzan. Don’t worry; we won’t judge the occasional chest thump or war cry mainly because we’ve been known to do it ourselves from time to time-one of the only things you’ll find nearly impossible at Wild Blue is containing your excitement.

Details and sign-up coming soon!

July 25: American Lung Association Fight For Air North Charleston Coliseum Stairclimb.

See sidebar for details.

Date and more details to come:  Athleta Shopping Spree!


(Staff) Member Spotlight – Tonia Heidenreich

53ad1e5f-a952-4fb1-b927-c78a6ec06d85When Tonia Heidenreich first joined PrimeTime in January 2002, we knew we had found a true gem. A former professional ballerina turned Pilates instructor, Tonia is talent, personality, charm and grace all rolled into one (well, grace sometimes 🙂

We’ve seen Tonia through it all – marriage, creating a business (Tonia is a former owner of The Loft Pilates Studio downtown), the the birth of twins, Cadence and Ronan, who are almost 10 years old, teaching Pilates in local studios, and now her return to the world of ballet, this time as an instructor. Throughout all these life adventures, Tonia has managed to maintain a respectable workout schedule every week with Meredith and various workout partners.

Now you can catch Tonia back on the instructor’s mat at PrimeTime, as she teaches an occasional Mat Class on Thursday mornings at 8 a.m.  A great way to strengthen and tone (especially the core muscles), stretch, and correct postural imbalances, Tonia’s Mat Class is perfect for anyone – gentle enough for even the deconditioned, yet challenging enough for athletes.

Want to try Tonia’s Mat Class?  Click here to sign up!


Tonia stretches after a workout in 2003.


Staff Recipe File – Sauteed Greens and Chick Peas

4317f5f4-6003-4af5-bd69-524eb4851562My last CSA bag contained a plethora of greens.  Turnip greens, collards, and red russian kale, to be exact. What was a wanna-be chef to do?  I turned to nutritionaction.com and found this tasty recipe. Enjoy!Ingredients: 
2 lbs. mixed baby cooking greens (kale, chard, spinach)
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic, sliced
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 15 oz. can no-salt-added chickpeas, not drained
2 Tbs. red wine vinegar
¼ tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground black pepperDirections:
* Steam the cooking greens until tender, 2-3 minutes. Run them under cold water, then roughly chop.
* In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Sauté the garlic until lightly golden, 1-2 minutes. Stir in the pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas with their liquid, and the cooking greens. Heat through.
* Remove from the heat, stir in the vinegar, and season with up to ¼ tsp. of salt and pepper to taste.Serves 8.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving-
Calories: 180
Total fat: 9 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Sodium: 170 mg
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 7 g


June 3 is National Running Day!

6ea92f48-51ca-4d0a-83f3-575542ab3b59National Running Day, held annually on the first Wednesday in June, is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running.  Why not spread the running bug with some friends and runners-to-be, take up a new form of exercise and go for a run, or simply hit the streets to enjoy some quiet time in celebration of this day?!

And if you really want to celebrate National Running Day, why not sign up to run the Floppin’ Flounder 5K right here on Sullivan’s Island on June 6?!  Click here for more information on running or volunteering on race day.


Upcoming Events

Because there are SO many great things going on this month, we decided to include only those with which we are affiliated. Be sure to check out the Charleston Running Club website at www.charlestonrunningclub.com, the Coastal Cyclists site at www.coastalcyclists.com, and

www.meetup.com/ChucktownTriathletes/ for all things triathlon!

June 6

Floppin’ Flounder 5K

Sullivan’s Island; 8:00 a.m.

June 11

Open Stairclimb Practice

North Charleston Coliseum; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

June 17

Open Stairclimb Practice

North Charleston Coliseum; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

June 18

Community Wide Group Run

Charleston Harbor Fish House; 6:30 p.m.

June 30

Open Stairclimb Practice

North Charleston Coliseum; 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


The elevator to success is out of order – you’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time – Joe Girard


In This Issue
Happy Anniversary!
PrimeTime TRIVIA
Spring Training Starts Next Week!
Cardio Counts
National Days to Celebrate!
Happy Anniversary!

The following members are celebrating another year of fitness with us here at PrimeTime:

One Year:

Alan and Charlotte Artus

Jonathan and Amy Kirshtein


Two Years:

Sandy Pusey-Cameron

Perry Seltz

Carlin Timmons

Three Years:

Christine Glynn

Seven Years:

Jeff Marrett

Henry Sawyer

Nine Years:

Brian Collins

Darcy Mauro

Ten Years:

Dawn Ulmer

Congratulations on your continued dedication to your health and fitness, and THANK YOU for another year of support!  Don’t forget to ask for your anniversary gift!

Push-Ups, StairClimbs, and Sweat, OH MY!


The 2015 Push-Up and Up Challenge Charleston is scheduled for May 2! This amazing event, which began right here on Sullivan’s Island (be sure to ask Meredith for the entire story of how it all began :-), will once again take place in Marion Square and benefits Communities in Schools.

Teams of six compete to see how many push-ups they can complete in a

30-minute period.

For the first time ever, PrimeTime doesn’t have a team yet – LET US KNOWif you are interested in participating!

There are Competitive and Open (i.e, FUN!) divisions.

Want to put together a team?  Sponsor an existing school team?  Make a donation?  For more information click here.


The 2015 Fight for Air Climb North Charleston is going to be held on July 25 at the North Charleston Coliseum.  Want a great workout?  Try adding stair-running to your routine!

The combined PrimeTime Fitness and Charleston Running Club Team is taking members and scheduling practices.  If you are interested in being on the team, or sponsoring our stair-runners, let us know!

Check out the event here! 

Did You Know???

  • The ProShop has “Bargain Racks” where you can find some great deals on discontinued items.  Check them out in the space behind the cardio equipment!
  • There are actually FOUR parking spots to the right of the ramp at PrimeTime.  Please be aware of how many spots you are taking up when you pull in – try not to occupy two “spaces!”
Dear Members and Friends,

Even though the weather is getting better and we all want to get outdoors, there is also plenty to do inside at PrimeTime Fitness. Be sure to check our online schedule page  for the latest Spring Training and other Group X schedules.  Check it all out online – PrimeTime Pedal, Pedal & Pump, Yoga, and of course, Spring Training and Boot Camp!!!  Keep reading for details on all this great stuff we have to keep you fit!


Spring (Training) is in the Air!

Don’t miss out on Spring Training 2015!

It’s our TENTH year of the Spring Training/Boot Camp programs, and this is sure to be our best season yet!

Click here to check us out at  www.primetimefit.net! (click on “Class Schedules” once you are taken to the site)

  • Outdoors in the park on Sullivan’s Island
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday
  • 6:30 and 8:00 a.m.
  • April 6 – May 1
  • $225 for the entire program (that’s less than $20 for each professionally-led workout!); prorated fees available (see website)


Having fun in the backyard during Spring Training 2014


(Staff) Member Spotlight – 
Joey Frazier

Joey (rt) and Lukas Koepke take a break during a recent workout.

If you don’t believe in karma, then you haven’t heard about Joey Frazier.  He walked through the doors of PrimeTime Fitness at just the right time and so far has been a great fit!

Originally from North Wilkesboro, NC, Joey has moved around quite a bit.  After 25 years in Charlotte, then making stops in Seattle, Charleston, and Annapolis, he and his wife have finally returned to Charleston.  Joey has a background in sports performance and owned his own sports training facility, Dynamic Balance Sports, in Charlotte.  But that doesn’t mean he only trains athletes – Joey also works with clients on improving their functional, everyday movement patterns.

Joey’s own interest in fitness began when he was heavily involved in football and basketball.  Loving sports, and hating to lose, Joey often hit the gym.  He now specializes in sports performance, and even believes “there is at least a little bit of athlete in all of us.”   Unlike in the past, when he worked out to win in his sport, Joey’s lifestyle now is such that working out is a given and just a regular part of his day. His favorite forms of exercise are resistance training and plyometrics. For cardio, he prefers interval training (see our section on cardiovascular training!).  He holds a certification in Personal Training through the International Sports Science Association and is CPR certified.

When Joey came to PrimeTime, he was pleased to find just what he was looking for – a place where he could get to know the members and work closely with his clients. He enjoys the friendly atmosphere which he finds intimate yet professional.

When he’s not in the gym, you might find Joey enjoying the local music scene, restaurant hopping (he used to be a sommelier in the food and beverage industry), or hanging out at the beach with his dogs – a sheltie, Deuce, and a rescue, Ginger (Frosty the cat prefers to stay at home).  His wife, Peggy, VP of Talent Acquisition at Blackbaud, sometimes even tags along!  And if you ever notice his name absent on the Trainer Availability e-mails, it might be because he ventures up to North Wilkesboro, NC every now and then to help his dad on his farm.

Joey has a few words of wisdom to offer to us all.  As Jim Valvano once said, “Don’t give up.  Don’t ever give up.”

Well said, Joey!  And welcome to the PrimeTime Team! We’re so glad to have you!


Why You Should Care about Cardio

9298bcbf-2a97-4525-8d49-c17d229922beAs trainers, we see it all the time.  Gym members forego time on the treadmill in favor of moving some metal around in the weight room.  Some people “get bored” on the elliptical – lifting weights is so much more interesting.  Others “can’t stand” indoor cycling and opt instead for bicep curls and squats.  However, endurance training is important for aerobic stamina and cardiovascular health.  Whether you choose to do your cardio component indoors or out, check out this article to learn why cardio training is so important, and how to take a more effective approach.


Staff Recipe File – Meredith’s Choco-nana “Ice Cream”af1a831e-66c8-403b-ac65-25a31df8d003

If you are looking for non-dairy, non-fat, and gluten-free desserts to enjoy during warmer weather, this one is for you! And did we mention it is oh-so-easy?!

  • One banana, sliced
  • One tsp of sugar-free hot chocolate mix
  • Optional: one tsp or less of all-natural peanut butter

Freeze the banana slices for two to three hours.

Combine frozen banana with remaining ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth.

If desired, garnish with a sprinkle of extra hot chocolate mix, chocolate shavings, or a dash of cinnamon.

Makes two servings of creamy, dreamy, banana-chocolate “soft serve ice cream!” Enjoy!


Two National Days to “Celebrate” this Month!
April 9 – National Alcohol Screening Day
National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) is an outreach, education, and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects individuals who are at risk with treatment options. NASD is held annually on Thursday of the first full week of April. Thousands of colleges, community-based organizations, and military installations provide the program to the public each year.It’s possible to have a problem with alcohol without having an alcohol problem.  If you are concerned about your drinking patterns, take time on this day to complete a short anonymous online screening.  Click here to begin!

April 23 – National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work(out) Day
According to the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work website, the program goes beyond “shadowing” an adult. “Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.”Here at PrimeTime Fitness we invite you to go one step further, and bring your kids with you to workout. Allowing your daughters and sons – no matter what their ages – to experience your healthy lifestyle right along with you is more than a learning opportunity; it gives you quality time together doing something active and fun.So on the fourth Thursday of the month, take your daughters and sons to work, and then bring them to the gym to workout!news-gym-div-1

Upcoming Events

There is so much to do this month. Check out the sites of some of our favorite groups for a complete listing of all activities:

Charleston Running Club

Coastal Cyclists

Listed below are some of our favorite things going on this month.  We know you’ll like them, too!  Click on the links for more information on each event.

If you know of any other events taking place this month that you would like to share with us, please send us an e-mail with the information!

April 1:  National Walking Day

April 6:  Spring Training begins!

April 9:  National Alcohol Screening Day

April 16:  Community Wide Group Run

Charleston Harbor Fish House; 6:30 p.m.

April 23:  Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 25:  Run for Adela 5K

Sullivan’s Island, 8:30 a.m.

April 30:  Coast to Capital Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics

Sullivan’s Island; 11:00 a.m.

May 2:  Push-Up and Up Charleston

Marion Square


March News


The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy. Kenneth H. Cooper

Member Spotlight – ROB HAVENS
What’s In Your Lunchbox?
PrimeTime Race Report
SPRING TRAINING right around the corner!
Dear Members and Friends,

Although the temperatures aren’t really signaling the approach of spring, we know it’s coming soon and we can’t wait to get outside!  You know what that means – our outdoor workouts are right around the corner.  This month’s newsletter tells all you need to know about Spring Training, coming in April!

Along with the great activities being held this month (please check out our “Upcoming Events” section below), we’d like to turn your focus to how you fuel your body during the day. National Take-Your-Lunch-to-Work Day is March 10 and we’ve got some great healthy lunch recipes for you!

From what you do to what you eat – there is no excuse for not living healthy this month.  From nutritional guidance to exercise planning, we’ve got what you need to revamp your lifestyle.  Let us know how we can help.

Member Spotlight –

18313d29-1333-40f9-95e9-9599eeb1082fYou may not recognize him off the tennis court, but Rob Havens is becoming a regular at PrimeTime as well.  Officially joining the gym just this past January, Rob has actually been a member of the PrimeTime team for a while.  Helping out during Spring Training and Boot Camp last year by teaching Cardio Tennis, Rob has gradually worked his way indoors and you may now very well spot him working out with a personal trainer alone or with some of his tennis students.

Rob has come to learn the importance of staying in shape and working out to help him excel on the court while teaching lessons, and the convenience and staff at PrimeTime make it easy for him to enjoy his workouts.  Not to mention the results – when he first began at PrimeTime several months ago, his fitness was declining and his performance on the court was suffering. Now, several workouts and a half-marathon later, Rob says he can definitely feel a difference in his endurance.

When he isn’t at PrimeTime or on the tennis court, you might find Rob shooting paint balls, playing ping pong, skim boarding, or shark tooth hunting.  Another place you just might find Rob is in the kitchen – a little-known fact about him is that Rob loves to cook!  He recently has also discovered that he likes to run, and completed the Kiawah 1/2-Marathon last December in an 1:41 – not bad for someone who just took up running!


Rob is ready to
run his first 1/2-Marathon!

Rob has always lived on Sullivan’s Island where his family has been for 25 years.  Now he’s working on the island too – his business “Fast Forward Tennis” is taking off quickly!  His entire family is very supportive of each other in their own athletic endeavors and Rob is extremely grateful for their support. Always encouraging others himself, Rob offers these words of wisdom: “Never give up, strive to be the best you can be everyday, and be active in your community.”

Thanks for all you do, Rob!  And keep up the good work – we love to see your efforts paying off!

Want to book a lesson with Rob?  Call him at 843-557-5257!

March “fourth,” young children – it’s National Walk-to-School Day!

Sullivan’s Island Elementary School is celebrating National Walk-To-School day on March 4!  Students who live close enough are encouraged to walk to school with their parents, while those who don’t live within walking distance are invited to meet at PrimeTime Fitness, 2120 Middle Street, at 7:00 a.m. that morning to walk together!

Parents, please join your children in celebrating National Walk-To-School Day by making the trek to school on foot.  For those of you meeting at PrimeTime Fitness, the parking lot of SALT at Station 22 – across from PrimeTime Fitness – will be open just for you to leave your car for the (approximately) 30 minutes you will be gone.

578Some tips for walking safely to school:

  • Cross the street at intersections or crosswalks
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing
  • Walk in pairs or groups
  • Form a walking school bus/bike train (supervised group of children walking/biking to school)
  • Don’t talk to or take rides from strangers
  • Wear bright and/or reflective clothing, especially in the early morning or late afternoon


MARCH 10 is National Take-Your-Lunch-to-Work Day!

f8b0d440-fce2-4c2d-a7f3-2595b402b9cbConstantly shelling out cash to buy your lunch adds up . . . as do the extra pounds you are likely to accumulate when you rely on restaurant fare or

fast food.  When others prepare your food, you have no idea what’s really on your plate!

We encourage you to take charge of the ingredients that fuel your body and mind for the second half of your work day . . . Celebrate National Take-Your-Lunch-to-Work Day on Tuesday, March 10 by putting just a few minutes into preparing a lunch the night before. Your scale and your wallet will thank you!

At a loss for something delicious, healthy, and above all – easy?  Click here for FIFTY great quick lunches to make at home!

PrimeTimers sweep the racing scene!


Eleanor Ross celebrates her Age Group win at the LifePoint 5K!

The last weekend of February was pretty rewarding for lots of us at PrimeTime, as eight PrimeTimers competed in local 5K’s and took home age-group awards!

On Saturday, 13-year-old Eleanor Ross won her age group in the LifePoint 5K on James Island.  Also on Saturday, Mark and Meredith, along with Bobby Cummings, participated in the Tree Church 5K at the new Laurel Hill County Park, where all three of them earned an age group award!

And on Sunday at the Race and Roast 5K at Oakland Plantation, some of our early birds in the 6:30 a.m. Group X workout – Mike Carter, Diane Juras, and Carlin Timmons – all brought home age group awards!

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Bobby Cummings, Meredith,
and Mark Nelson all brought
home awards from the race
on Saturday, February 28! 

Diane and Carlin
display their trophies
for Age Group awards
at the Race & Roast!


The Cooper River Bridge Run is right around the corner.  It’s a week earlier than usual this year, so don’t let it sneak up on you!

As always the Charleston Running Club will be hosting a post-race brunch in the CRC tent in Marion Square following the race.  Catered by Chef Brannon Florie of The Granary and On 41, the brunch is definitely a great reward after you “Get Over It!”  But you have to be a member of the CRC to enjoy the brunch for free – well worth the $20 annual membership fee!  Guests are welcome at the brunch for $10.

SPRING TRAINING is almost here!

Spring Training returns Monday, April 6.  This outdoor workout will incorporate body weight exercises, core training, cardiovascular activity, and flexibility, and is designed to prepare you for Boot Camp.

April 6 – May 1

Mon/Wed/Fri 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

$225 for the entire program, prorated fees available so please ask!

(Total Body Circuit 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. classes will be suspended for the month of April) 

Click here to sign-up online now!!


Aaron and the gang get serious in last year’s Boot Camp!

And then there’s BOOT CAMP!

You’ll have so much fun in Spring Training that you won’t want it to end. But don’t worry, BOOT CAMP returns for the month of May! This five-days-a-week outdoor program will have you beach ready in no time.   Prior experience is a must – if you are not currently exercising we strongly encourage you to participate in Spring Training.


The following members are celebrating another year of fun and fitness with us here at PrimeTime.  Thanks to all of you for sticking with us for one more year!

Three Years:  Missy Crosby

Six Years:  Peggy Schachte

Nine Years:  Julie Nestler

Eleven Years:  Chip Roberts
Thirteen Years:  Jim Rocco
Fourteen Years:
  Cindy Carpenter, George Durst, and Barbara Spell

YAY . . . You made it one more year!  Keep up the 

great work, everyone!


there is a LOT going on this month so take a close look and get your calendar ready!

Spring in Charleston isn’t complete without a multitude of activities.  Surely you can find something here to do!

March 1:

Race & Roast 5K and Oyster Roast

Oakland Plantation, Mt. Pleasant, 12:00

 March 4:

National Walk-To-School Day

March 7:

Mullet Haul 5- and 10-mile

Mullet Haul Equestrian Center; 8:30 a.m.

 Rugged Maniac 5K

Boone Hall; 9:00 a.m.

Pattison’s Academy Spinning Marathon

West Ashley, 8:00 a.m.

March 8:

Daylight Savings Time begins

Set your clocks back Saturday night!

March 10:

National Take-Your-Lunch to Work Day

March 12:

Catch the Leprechaun 5K

Mt. Pleasant, 6:30 p.m.
March 14:

Peyton’s Wild and Wacky 5K and 10x5K 

Middleton Place; 7:00 a.m.

Shamrock Shuffle 1-mile, 5K, 10K

Summerville; 9:15, 8:00, 7:50 a.m.
March 15:

The Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race.

Kayak (10 12miles), mountain bike (20-30 miles), trek (15-20 miles).
Francis Marion National Forest, McClellanville, 6:30 a.m.

March 19:

Community Wide Group Run

Red’s on Shem Creek, 6:30 p.m.

(In conjunction with the Mich Ultra/Bridge 105.5 Run Club & Happy Hour)

March 22:

Charleston Bed Race

Daniel Island, 1:00 p.m.

 March 28:

Cooper River Bridge Run

Mt. Pleasant/Downtown, 8:00 a.m.
March 29:

After the Bridge Run Ride

25, 33, 43, 50, 62.5, 100 mile options

Awendaw, 8:00 a.m.


This week’s e-mail is loaded with great performances.  Keep up this momentum, and many of you will LOSE weight this holiday season!


Many of you have been training long and hard for the Kiawah 1/2 and full marathons this weekend – good luck!

And for those of you running the Reindeer Run 5K, also tomorrow – have a great run as well!


Well, she did it again . . . this week’s winner is none other than Jen Smith!

Just kidding (oh that was bad of me) – this week’s winner is Lisa Mitchell!  She’s won two tickets to see Darius Rucker in concert!  Way to go, Lisa!!!

Keep climbing, everyone . .. the challenge continues weekly through January!


Ladies, be sure to check out the reflective wicking long-sleeved shirts available now for $40.  Guys, yours are on the way!

Also in  . . . stretch straps with an instructional book (great to give with a gift certificate for a 1/2 hour stretch session) and ladies’ long- and short-sleeved fitted tees!

Coming soon . . . PrimeTime jump ropes, socks, and men’s shirts!


The following PrimeTimers made it to 100% of their scheduled workouts this week and therefore received a Cafe Medley discount card:

Samantha Ploch, Rochelle Rutledge, Jay Keenan, Clayton Fain, Ann Thrash, Darcy Mauro, Kristin Fleming, Catherine Carter, Heidi Walker, Tom Ross, Mitch Fischbein, Mary Carson, Rosemary Thompson, Buddy Inabinet, Jim Henshaw, Steve Herlong, Vince Graham, Theresa Bishopp, Judith Smith, Candy Hawthorne, Jen Smith, Mary Beth Thornhill, and Mary Logan.

Way to go, everyone!  We’re continuing to reward those who make it to all their weekly workouts throughout December, so make the commitment to be here next week for your workout . . . and your Cafe Medley discount!


Andrea Cooper and Shannon Cagle not only workout with a passion, they also both have a passion for making fabulous jewelry.  Come check out their stunning creations at Salon Carmelo (Ben Sawyer, close to Piggly Wiggly, sort of behind the New York Butcher) on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 12 – 6.

TRAINER AVAILABILITY  hurry and schedule your workout today, if you’re not already on the books!

Monday, 12/8

8:30; 11:30 – 12 with Ken

8 – 9; 10 – 11 with Lee

2 p.m. with Mer

Tuesday, 12/9

10 – 11 with Lee

10:30 – 12 with Ken

Wednesday, 12/10

8:30 with Ken

10:30 – 11:30 with Lee

Thursday, 12/11

8:30 – 9:30; 11 – 12 with Ken

7:30 – 9; 10 – 11 with Lee

10; 11:30 with Mer

Friday, 12/12

Sorry,  we’re booked!

Thanks for working out at PrimeTime

 – where ANY time is a PRIMEtime for a great workout!

Meredith Nelson, M.Ed.

PrimeTime Fitness, Inc.

2120 Middle Street

Sullivan’s Island, SC  29482

(843) 883-0101