October 2015 at PrimeTime

Story by Meredith Nelson / October 27, 2015

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. World Health Organization


In This Issue
Group X Pricing going DOWN?
All Our Women are Winners
R U Running?
Myofascial Release Workshop SERIES
Recipe of the Month
Changes to Group X Scheduling and Pricing

If you’ve signed up for any Group X workouts lately, you may have noticed some changes to the package pricing.

Our 12- and 16-pack prices have changed – they’ve GONE DOWN!!!

AND . . . we’re giving you more time to use up your pack of workouts – notice the extended expiration dates on some of our more popular packages!

Yep, that’s the way we roll . . . .

gotta love you some PrimeTime Fitness!

BARRE Finds a Home at PrimeTime


Check us out every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. -Marion is bringing her amazing Barre workouts to PrimeTime for good!

THURSDAYS at 8 a.m.

Sign up now!

If you’ve never taken a Barre class, Marion will give you a reason to try it out.  In this workout, you will experience a blend of techniques from Pilates, yoga, and ballet. Barre workouts provide an isometric strength training method, using your own body weight and light weights as resistance, with intervals of stretching in between segments. The goal is to create long, lean muscles… So for maximum benefits, pair this workout with a good cardio session to uncover the results!

THURSDAYS at 8 a.m.

Sign up now!

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day …

SO Fun at PrimeTime!


Ladies came out in full force on National Women’s Health & Fitness Day to explore what PrimeTime has to offer.  All ladies received a flower, Blue Barn Juice coupons, ProShop discounts, and more!  Congratulations to our raffle winners:

Carla Seitz

Karien Harwell

Lane McCluer

Amy Jetter

Caroline Jumper

Sandy Pusey

Terry Fisher

Deborah Looper

Rebecca Downs

Missy Crosby

Sherry Coish

Betty Poore

Eloise Bradham

If you have not yet picked up your winnings, stop be the gym soon!

And a HUGE thank you to our community business partners for donating raffle prizes and freebies:

Belva’s Flowers

Blue Barn Juice

Triangle Char & Bar

Sea Island Family Dentistry

Rodan & Fields consultant, Rives Poe

Happy Anniversary!

Thanks to the following PrimeTimers for continuing to choose PrimeTime as your place for fitness for life.

Two Years:

Linda Schutte

Three Years:

Mike Cole
Jim Lasher

Four Years: 

Weston Houck

Five Years:
Lydia Matthews
Chris Sertich

Upcoming Events
Click on the event name for details!October 3:

Isle of Palms Connector Run

for the Child. 10K and 5K

Isle of Palms; 8:00 a.m.


Wednesday, October 7:

National Walk-To-School Day

October 10:

Lowcountry Trail 5K & 1/2 Marathon

Mullet Haul; 8:30 a.m.

Avondale 5K

West Ashley; 8:30 a.m.

October 15

Community Wide Group Run

Sullivan’s Island; 6:30 p.m.

Come out to preview the new Charlie Post Race Course!

October 17:

Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure 5K

9:15 a.m. (Expo opens at 7:00 a.m.) Daniel Island

TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride  

10, 25, and 50-mile supported rides.

Awendaw; 8:00 a.m.

October 24

James Island Connector Run 10K, 5K, and bike ride

Downtown; 8:30 a.m.

October 24:

National Food Day

Dear Friends and Members,
At PrimeTime Fitness, we do our best to foster a complete state of health for each of our members.  From exercise in private or small-group workouts, to meditation through yoga, to meeting your friends at the gym to go for a run, workout or have a cup of coffee, we think the World Health Organization would agree that PrimeTime isn’t just part of your quest for the absence of “disease or infirmity” but so much more.  If you are reading this, we thank you for choosing to make PrimeTime your source of Fitness for life!news-gym-div-1


Carrie Cooney and Patrick Riddle

(Mr. and Mrs. Riddle – 

October 3, 2015)

Many of you have probably never seen Patrick and Carrie in the gym – they enjoy the quiet and privacy of the gym during the slow mid-afternoon hours. However, Patrick’s been quite a regular for over two years, and his beautiful bride (as of October 3!) Carrie tagged along as an occasional guest until joining for good in March of this year.

Growing up, Carrie was always active in sports but never really enjoyed being in the gym.  Now that her career as a nurse has kept her from being as active as she was in her younger years, Carrie realizes the importance of making time to exercise.  Using a reward system seems to help motivate Carrie – once she achieves her goal of getting to the gym consistently, she allows herself to splurge with a pre-determined indulgence (currently her sights are set on the white pullover in the PrimeTime ProShop!).

Patrick, on the other hand, is more intrinsically motivated. He enjoys the challenge of his weight workouts (favorite exercise?  “Dips!” he says), and we’ve also known him to enjoy his yoga every now and then.  He likes to commit to a small goal, and once he hits that goal consistently, raises the bar for a higher goal.

Usually you’ll find Patrick and Carrie working out together – they agree that the thing they enjoy most about working out at PrimeTime is the small size. Patrick likes that it’s not one of those “big” gyms, and that to him, it’s friendly and welcoming.  Carrie also enjoys the small size, and that people go to actually workout!  Unlike at other gyms, Carrie feels comfortable and not self-conscious.  There’s no judgment at PrimeTime!

Patrick enjoys beach volleyball and skateboarding around the island, but Carrie is usually recovering from her night shift on the sofa!  They do encourage each other to get to the gym together, even though once they get there, Patrick heads to the weight room and Carrie hits the treadmill. Now that Carrie’s schedule will be changing with a new job, she’s hoping to try many of the great Group X workouts that PrimeTime has to offer.

As happy as Patrick and Carrie are to be a part of PrimeTime, we couldn’t be happier to have them as members.  We look forward to seeing the new Mr. and Mrs. Riddle more often!



Skipper wants to know!

Avondale 5K – Proudly brought to you (again) by PrimeTime member Skipper Condon

 SI resident, PrimeTimer, and Charleston Running Club supporter Skipper Condon’s Triangle Char and Bar is sponsoring the 6th annual Avondale 5K on October 10 at 8:30 a.m.  The event benefits the Charles Webb Center, an organization that serves children with disabilities or special needs, and is personally close to Skipper’s heart.  Runners have the opportunity to sponsor a child at the center . .. and can do so as an individual or as a team.

(Highly endorsed by Meredith, the Avondale 5K is one of her favorite races!)


Skipper wants to know . . .

R U Running?

8:30 a.m. RACE START

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – POST-RACE PARTY

Beer!  Food! Mimosas!  Prizes!  Fun!

So waddya say . . . check it out at www.avondale5K.com and come out to run!  We hope to see you there!


27bc9c3b-b048-408e-a238-0d17e5ef71c3RELOCATION UPDATE

FINALLY – things are underway at 1558 Ben Sawyer Boulevard.  We have a permit in hand and it’s all systems “go!” Stay tuned for updates

as we move forward to our new home on December 1!



The special workshop is now a SERIES of four!
Alli Shuttleworth is returning and bringing back her myofascial release work.  Only this time, you’ll get to experience her expertise in a series of four workshops!

Sign up now to attend on October 17, October 31, November 7, and November 14, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Each workshop builds upon the previous one, so attending all four is ideal but not mandatory.  The cost is $30/session for members; $35/session for non-members.

Click here to sign up right now!  This is one weekend obligation you don’t want to miss!


October 14; October 31; November 7; November 14

9:00 – 10:00 A.M.


$35 non-members



Thanks to Marie-Louise Ramsdale for sharing this recipe for an “Easy Salad!”

A grain-based recipe that even the kids will enjoy.  And oh-so easy!

  • Bulgur:  read package directions for soaking instructions.  (Be sure to look at this in advance!  You may need to soak the bulgur for several hours).
  • Cook bulgur according to directions, chill.
  • For dressing: 1/3 cup olive oil; 2 T fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper
  • Chop 1/2 cup total basil and parsley, or just use 1/2 cup basil.
  • Toss bulgur with chopped herbs, 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes, and 4 oz chopped fresh mozzarella.
  • Pour dressing over and mix.

Bon appetit – ENJOY!!!!

Shared from ML’s cookbook collection – 

“Italian Home Cooking” by Julia della Croce



3ea458d8-3962-482c-92f6-85a8955c078eYou’ve probably heard the saying “If you don’t use it you lose it.”  But if you’re looking to maintain your fitness and stay strong well into your 50’s and beyond, you need to do more than use it!  As author Joe Friel says, we have to “use it or lose it with one twist.  Don’t just use it – push it.”  The key, he states, is intensity.  Once again, quality trumps quantity!

Click here to read more about how to continue to crush well into your 80’s. . . and prove that age is irrelevant when it comes to fitness!


Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and balance training all rolled into one FUN hour!

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To all of you who have supported us over the years – thank you for choosing PrimeTime Fitness!



Meredith Nelson and the PrimeTime Team