July Just Keeps Getting HOTTER at PrimeTIme Fitness

Story by Meredith Nelson / July 3, 2015

PrimeTime Fitness




Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. – Mahatma Gandhi


In This Issue
Happy Anniversary!
Party All Month Long!
Bored with Your Workouts? Try These Tips.
Staff Recipe – Edamame Succotash
Myofascial Release Workshop
Happy Anniversary!

Thanks to the following PrimeTimers for trusting us for one more year with their health and fitness!

One Year:

Rebecca Balitsaris

Melinda & Wendell Hairfield

Susan Harriman

Badge Humphries

Jim Urban

Two Years:

Aaron Justice

Three Years:

Anne & Andy Benbow

Diane Juras

Four Years:

Susan & Philip Waters

Eight Years:

Andrea & Mark Pritchard

Ten Years:

Mark Wine

Thirteen Years:

Audrey Glick


Heather Galloway

Special Blurbs and things to know Rate Increase

Don’t forget that not only are our expenses going up July 1, but your rates are too, although you will most likely not notice much of a difference in your pocketbook.

Monthly fees and individual training rates are posted in the gym.

Group X Training fees are given online.

You may also ask us for a copy of the new rate schedule.

Stairclimb Team Update and 


Team PrimeTime continues to train hard once again, getting ready for our Stairclimb Race on July 25.

We still need to raise a few hundred dollars and every little bit counts!  There are also some flight sponsorships left for $150. Click here to show your support for our team today!

Birthday Month Events

July 11 

Myofascial Release Workshop

PrimeTime Fitness; 9:00 a.m.

July 16

Community Wide Group Run

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

July 18 

Clean Up the Causeway

PrimeTime Fitness; 8:00 a.m.

Wild Blue Ropes

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

July 23

PrimeTime Shopping Spree at ATHLETA!

Details coming soon!

July 25

Climb North Charleston

Stairclimb Event

North Charleston Coliseum

7:00 a.m.

Dear Friends & Members,

As we head towards Independence Day, the holiday takes on a new meaning this year for many in our community.  Intended to celebrate our freedom as Americans, it represents much more than that for those of us in Charleston with the recent events we have faced.

Not only am I proud to be an American, but now more than ever I am proud to call myself a South Carolinian, and even more proud to be able to say I call Charleston home.  The outcome of the heinous murder of nine amazing people just days ago has surpassed the expectations of myself and so many more.

As one speaker at Reverend Clementa Pickney’s funeral stated, “South Carolina has risen to its greatest height.”   Charleston has exhibited love beyond belief, extraordinary forgiving grace, and a powerful bond amongst us all regardless of race or religion. Hopefully this Independence Day will remind us to remain free of hatred, prejudice, and bias towards those who bear differences from ourselves.



We told you several weeks ago that our overhead expenses are rising, and therefore an increase in rates was necessary.  You have all been very supportive and understanding of this increase in your costs.  At this time, however, we have been presented with a lease renewal that we financially cannot commit to.  Therefore, it is with feelings of hesitation, anxiety, trepidation, and a little sadness, that we announce that we are relocating.  Definitely.  For sure this time.

It is our intention to continue to bring you stellar service, pristine facilities, and an incredible fitness facility as close to our current location as possible.  Despite two years of searching and scouring Sullivan’s Island for any potential site, we have come to the realization that there just aren’t any viable options.  Our new location, although not on the island itself, will be about as close as you can get to the island without a 29482 zip code.  Still in the negotiating phase, we plan to disclose our new location once the details have been finalized, which should be in the very near future.

We find this difficult move inevitable and unavoidable, but at the same time, we are excited and eager at the opportunity to serve you better.  We will remain where we are until October 31, and we are looking forward to spending the next four months shaping our new facility into exactly what we (and you) want in a fitness center.  Fresh paint, new floors, fully insulated space, and timely attention to both minor and major repairs await us all across the bridge, as well as our familiar supreme customer service, great equipment, a variety of Group Workout offerings, and qualified personal training.
We assure you, we will do everything we can to make this transition as seamless as possible.  Along the way, we welcome suggestions and any ideas you may have to offer.
That, my friends and family (for that is what you all have become), is all for now.  Be expecting further updates as we progress in our plans!


Add Some Excitement to Your Workout!


When was the last time a workout made you feel this way?!

We are all guilty of getting stuck.  Going to the gym consistently doing the same thing time and time again, and expecting to see changes – yet seeing little or no results. Whether you’ve had a layoff from exercise or have been doing it consistently but not seeing improvements, it might be time to change things up.

Here are some surprising things you need to know to get over a plateau, motivate yourself to keep going, or to get back in the game:

-Do what you do the least of a little bit more often.

-Never do anything that is boring or unappealing.
-Make movement the foundation for exercise.
-A “plane” workout is a good workout.

Click here to read more . . .


National Eat Your Beans Day – July 3

c90c1fb5-afd2-467c-9ab7-376ec060026dNational Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday celebrated every year on July 3.  This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes and colors. Beans (legumes) are one of the longest cultivated plants in history, and are an important source of protein.  A very healthy choice for any meal or snack, they are also an excellent source of fiber, are low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates, folate, and iron.

There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world, but only a fraction of these varieties are mass-produced for regular consumption.

Taken from www.NationalDayCalendar.com

Keep reading for a staff-tested recipe using one of our favorite beans – the edamame bean!


Staff Recipe File – Edamame “Succotash”


An easy-to-make and light side dish, this makes great use of some of those delicious summer vegetables!


  • 1 Tbs. canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups corn, cut from 2 cobs or thawed from frozen
  • 2 cups shelled edamame, fresh, or thawed from frozen
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour cream or yogurt
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the pepper and onion for 2 minutes. Add the corn and edamame and heat through.
  2. Stir in the sour cream. Season with the salt and pepper and serve hot from the pan.


Come Celebrate our 15th Birthday at Wild Blue Ropes!

Saturday, July 18th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

We’re Celebrating our 15th Birthday at WILD BLUE ROPES and we want ALL of our friends to come!Food, beverages, and a GREAT TIME will all be provided!

  • We did it – enough people signed up in advance so the course will be closed to allow us to experience the thrills all to ourselves!
  • Challenge yourself on one of the many levels of Ropes Courses (there are options for everyone, even YOU!)
  • Try the Ninja Warrior Challenge!

Even if you don’t want to climb, come hang out, and have dinner and drinks on us!

RSVP to  meredith@primetimefit.net BY JULY 16 – we need a head count for the food!


1595 Highland Avenue

James Island

(843) 502-4066

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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!

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!


Join former PrimeTimer and Pilates instructor
Alli Shuttleworth (pictured) as she guides you through
minimizing tension, stress, and pain.