March 2015 Newsletter

Story by William Poteet / March 12, 2015

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!

c2dea254-f08e-4dfe-9382-88e6823d4517 7b0e5cf3-2377-4e02-a785-4f417bb0dc98

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.