December 2014

Story by Meredith Nelson / December 6, 2014

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. – George William Curtis

All of us at PrimeTime Fitness wish you the most of both health and happiness this holiday season.

In This Issue
Where in the World are You?
Special Holiday Group X FUN!
Charlie Post 5K/15K Training
Pack Your Fitness While Traveling!
Here to Solve your Diet Dilemmas – STEVE BENJAMIN!
National GET ON THE SCALES DAY – and Animals on Treadmills??
New PrimeTime Apparel in the ProShop
December Events

The following PrimeTimers have been reaping the gifts of fitness with us for another year.

Be sure to ask us for your anniversary gift!


George and Mary Bryan

Betty Poore


Kristin Cobb


Joe Thompson

If your mailing address, phone number, or any other contact information has changed, please don’t forget to e-mail us with your new information!
Special Holiday Group X Workouts!
Friday, December 26 and Friday, January 2:

7:00 a.m. PrimeTime Pedal 

8:00 a.m. Total Body Circuit

9:30 a.m. Pedal and Pump


Get your Cardio AND Weight Training in each of these incredible workouts.  Time for damage control and the beginning of new habits – don’t pass these up!  Want to go the distance?  Sign up for more than one for a great start to your 2015 exercise regimen!


Be sure to sign up for all of these workouts, and many more, online!

Charlie Post Classic 5K/15K

The Charlie Post Classic 5K/15K is rapidly approaching!

January 10

Sullivan’s Island Fire Station

Register today, and ask us to help you with a training plan!

Holiday Gift Ideas

Wrap up one of these gift ideas to finish off your holiday shopping!

*Stretch-Out-Strap with instruction book

*Foam Roller plus a 30-minute instructional session

*PrimeTime apparel for cold-weather workouts

*The one club he needs to complete his golf bag, along with

a TPI Golf Fitness Screening and a GolfStrong workout

*A Gift Certificate for any of our Training Services: Classes, Private sessions or Group Workouts

*Monthly memberships

*Personal Training packages

Still not sure what to get that special someone?  Let us help you create the perfect fitness gift package for anyone in your life!

Don’t Forget to Pack Your Fitness!
Holiday plans can easily derail your intentions to keep up with your workouts if lots of traveling is involved.  However, with a little thought and proper planning, you can create a fitness plan to keep you healthy and fit no matter where you go . . . read more.

Tell us what you REALLY think – review us on! 

Did you know you can leave a review of your experience at PrimeTime Fitness on  Go to

and let us know what you think!

Note – we are listed incorrectly as Prime Time (two words, not our one) Fitness.
And of course you can review us on Facebook as well!

Dear Members and Friends,

As we approach the end of yet another year, we reflect back on all the changes that have taken place at PrimeTime and in our world. The goals we’ve accomplished, the new friends we’ve made, and the loved ones we’ve said good-bye to all have served to make 2014 most memorable.  If your year hasn’t been all that great, we hope that the new year brings better times – but if this year has given you joy, we hope that you find more of the same waiting for you and your family as we step into 2015.

New Faces Continue to Appear – 

Steve will help you eat clean in 2015!

Last year’s December newsletter delivered the announcement that Ken was leaving us and heading to, of all places, Iowa.  Of course, with Ken’s departure came a great deal of trepidation and concern from all of us here at PrimeTime.  We’ve been lucky enough to land Mitch in his place, and now we have another new face to welcome to the PrimeTime team!

At this time of year, and especially as we enter 2015, many of us begin to ask questions and set goals around our fitness.  Exercise . . . yep, we know we need it.  Got questions about what to do, when to do it, and how to do it most effectively?  That’s why your PrimeTime Fitness trainers are here.  Nutrition . . . of course, you know you need to pay attention to yours.  But where do you begin?

Welcome on board Steve Benjamin! Although your trainer is certainly qualified to give you general nutritional advice (eat your veggies; consume lean protein at every meal; don’t drink your food, eat it; don’t eat too much; avoid processed anything; and stay away from too much alcohol), Steve can help you with the specifics.

Steve is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Community Health, and is also an ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) Certified Sports Nutritionist.  He played on The Ohio State University JV football team for three years, while creating nutritional and strength programs for a number of athletes on the team throughout his tenure.

Steve knows the importance of nutrition in reaching your fitness goals, and has experienced the benefits in his own physique and performance.  With his expertise, Steve can create a nutritional plan that is right for you, not the masses.

With the help of your trainer along with Steve’s nutritional guidance, you can create a combination of both diet and exercise that brings you the most beneficial approach to your overall health and optimum performance.

One of Steve’s favorite quotes reminds us that changes do not occur without action:

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

-Norman Peale-

So it’s time to take action!  Join us for an introductory program with Steve on Sunday, January 11, at 4:00 p.m.  He will walk you through the basics, answer your questions, and perhaps get you started on the road to better eating habits.


2105 – The Year to Eat Clean!

Sunday, January 11

4:00 p.m.

e-mail us to save your spot!

If you’d like to go ahead and jump into the holidays with a customized nutrition plan, call or e-mail us today to set up an appointment with Steve for an initial nutrition consultation!

It’s Coming – Are you Ready for National Get on the Scales Day? 
December 29 is “National Get on the Scales Day!” Put it on your calendar and come to the gym for a weigh-in!  If THAT isn’t incentive to behave over the holidays, we don’t know what is!Trainers will be on hand to record the results.  Get in touch to schedule a weigh-in time!This could be the start of something great as you set some goals for 2015, or you can use it as a reality check.Yikes!!!!!Once you weigh in, be sure to talk with your trainer about setting specific goals for 2015.ALSO ON THIS DATE:

In 1837, a threshing machine powered by a horse on a treadmill was patented in Winthrop, Maine, by Hiram A. and John A. Pitts. Interesting, yes?  Check it out – click on this link to learn more at“Animal Treadmills on the Farm!”

New PrimeTime Apparel Makes Great Gifts! 

New winter wear is hitting the racks soon – be sure to check out the new stuff!  Until then, our Bargain Buckets in the foyer may hold some great finds if you dig deep enough.T-shirts, pullovers, socks, sweat towels – put ’em with a PrimeTime Gift Certificate for a great holiday surprise!

Check out more great “Holiday Gift Ideas” in the sidebar!

It PAYS to Workout Through the Holidays!

Fitness nuggets, chips, tokens . . . whatever you call them, they are back for the month of December!  From December 1 – January 2, any (that’s right . . ANY!) workout you do with a trainer or cycling instructor earns you a token.  Private training, Group X, Pedal classes . . . if you spend time with a fitness instructor, you earn a token!

Save ’em up and cash ’em in – each token is  good for $1 in the PrimeTime ProShop.  Apparel and Gift Certificates only – may not be redeemed for food and beverages or workout accessories.

It PAYS to exercise- in more ways than one!


(Click on the highlighted name of the event to be taken to the website)

Wednesday, December 3

Sullivan’s Island public forum for mayoral candidates.
Holy Cross Church; 7:00 p.m.
Landlord of PrimeTime Fitness, Jerry Kaynard, is running for Mayor – bring your questions and show your support for your favorite candidate!

Saturday, December 6 

Reindeer Run 5K.

9 a.m.; Charleston.

Sunday, December 7

Charleston Running Club

Christmas Party – 2015 Officer Elections – all are welcome but you must register in advance.  Only $5 for all you can eat & drink.  There will even be a DJ taking requests for all your favorite dance tunes!

Saturday, December 13:

Last Chance 50K Trail Run and Relay 

Cordesville; 7:30 a.m.

Kiawah Island Marathon and Half Marathon.

Good luck to PrimeTimers Kristin Cobb, Bobby Cummings, Heather Galloway, and Karien Harwell!  Hopefully Meredith can keep up with them . . .

Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K

Mt. Pleasant, 9:00 a.m.

The Pajama Run
Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park; 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 18:

FREE Community Group Run 

Mt. Pleasant; 6:30 p.m.

3- and 5-mile routes/all paces welcome!

Saturday, December 20:

Winter Solstice 5k

Charleston; 8:30 a.m.

Monday, December 29:

National Scales Day – come get a dose of reality and weigh-in!

Happy Holidays to everyone!  We here at PrimeTime are fortunate to enjoy the best holiday gift of all, and not just during the holidays – your support, patronage, and friendship.  Thank you!


Meredith and the PrimeTime Team
PrimeTime Fitness