Story by Meredith Nelson / March 20, 2009

Quote of the week:

If the President of the United States can find thirty minutes a day to exercise, why can’t you?! – Thanks to Andrea Cooper for making this comment today!



SIGN UP BY MARCH 25 to reserve your spot!

It’s time to think about hitting the beach, breaking out the shorts and short-sleeves, braving the ritual return-to-bathing-suit season . . . . it’s time for Spring Training!  Are you ready?

The Spring Training program will be offered again this month.  We’ve designed a different format to accommodate your current favorites while including a little more intensity to get you ready for Boot Camp.



Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Mondays and Fridays: group workout indoors

Wednesdays: outdoor conditioning


SPIN & SCULPT SPRING TRAINING ($225 for the month)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 8 – 9:00 a.m. AND 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Mondays and Fridays: 30-minute spin followed by 30-minute workout with a trainer

Wednesdays: outdoor conditioning


You may participate in individual workouts, without committing to the entire month, for $20 per workout.

Group runs will also be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 9:30 a.m., departing from PrimeTime Fitness. Anyone can participate at no charge.  Participation in the group runs is strongly encouraged to enhance the rest of your workouts.



Our PrimeTime Team of climbers is growing!  Our eight-man team will be climbing 50 flights of steps at 191 Peachtree Tower on April 18 to raise money for the American Lung Association, in memory of past member Ruth Uhlmann.  Won’t you donate to our team today? Go to www.mrsnvto donate to “Team PrimeTime.”



The push-up team is in training too – for the annual “Push-Up The Boys and Girls Clubs” push-up challenge on April 25.  Pledge sheets will be available soon for you to make a pledge to support your favorite trainer or the entire team!  Team PrimeTime will be up against nine other teams from local gyms, so mark your calendar to come out and watch this FUN event in the park on Sullivan’s Island!



Saturday, March 21

Stiletto Stampede

8 a.m.; Mt. Pleasant

The Stampede will be a 100 yard dash held at Houston Northcutt Blvd. near Whole Foods Market at 8am on Saturday March 21, 2009.  Runners must wear 3 inch heels, which must be attached at the finish line to receive the $10,000 prize.  Charleston Magazine will be presenting $1,000 to the best costume winner at the end of the race as well.


Daniel Island 5K Run and Walk
9 a.m. Daniel Island


Charleston Jaycees Fit and Fun 5K

11 a.m.; Hampton Park

Other events going on as well!


Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race

7 a.m.; Francis Marion National Forest

Kayak, mountain bike, trekking


Sunday, March 22

Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Bike Ride

The Wholly Cow Ice Cream & Coffee Ride in Ravenel is part of a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of Wholly Cow, which specializes in ice creams with wholesome ingredients and coffees that are fairly traded and organically grown.  Rides are 11, 60, or 100 miles long.

Starting at the Bulow Boat Landing & 100/60 will head towards Edisto Beach. The start will be at 9:00, you can leave earlier. The 11 mile ride will begin at 11:00 at the same place. Rest stops open at 9:30 & support-SAG vehicles along the route begin at 9:30. The last rest stop will be at Wholly Cow where ice cream is made and coffee beans are roasted. Tours will be offered (with large samples!) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Wholly Cow Ice Cream and Island Coffee.

The cost is $30.  Online registration ends Monday, 3/16 at 3 p.m. Go to for more info and to register.

I worked out with Meredith for years before she (sadly) moved away. She is creative, fun, and great at correcting your form. She can adapt to injuries you might have. She will incorporate things you like (yoga) and can work with all types of exercise equipment from machines to bands to TRX to free weights to your body weight. No two workouts are the same, which means you do not get bored and you want to keep coming back!

— Marie Louise R, Mt. Pleasant

Meredith first sought to truly understand my fitness goals and then observed my current weight-training routine.  She then helped me organize a workout plan that gave me better results, in the same amount of time.  Now I have a more balanced routine that is producing better results, in the same amount of time, with the same amount of effort. She always had my work within my comfort level and has helped me develop a more balanced program that maximizes the results.

— Rudy V, Beaufort/St. Helena

I found my happy place at home with Meredith and Primetime Fitness.  I started virtual training with Meredith at the beginning of Covid and now virtual training is part of my weekly routine.  What a joy to get a great workout and not have to leave the house! Thanks, Meredith!

— Mark P, Mt. Pleasant

I’ve been taking Meredith’s classes for a few short months and also doing some training sessions with her, and it has already made me stronger.  I love that she offers lower-impact options (for this 58-year-old) and also motivates all of us during class!

— Marie F, Beaufort/St. Helena

I was recently diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic.  I had worked out with Meredith once before, but at the time, I just wasn’t dedicated to a routine.  As soon as I was diagnosed, I shot her a quick email, and she immediately responded. We met and discussed diet and exercise; she was a wealth of information. I started working out with her and figuring out what routine spoke best to me. She helped me set up a Peloton bike and monitored my form. Hey, if this 65-year-old woman can get in shape, anyone can. I’m 15 pounds down and on the right track. Thanks, Meredith!

— Becky T, Beaufort/St. Helena