On May 3, 2014, Eco Fitness and the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry will host the 2nd annual Ride for Kids with Special Needs.
In 2013, Eco Fitness teamed up with the Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry and raised $20,000 to fund “I Can Bike”, a nationally recognized camp for kids with special needs.
The week -long camp, with the help of 60 local volunteers (some with Autism, Down syndrome and other gross motor delays), helped 40 kids learn to ride a bike.
Think about that.
No longer will these be stuck at home while their friends and family go bike riding! Older individuals now have a new means of local transportation. And everyone gets a much-needed boost in confidence!
Want to support this effort? Sign up for the Ride at, www.firstgiving.com/rideforkids.
Since the Ride inspires the participation of members and non-members alike, Eco Fitness will be open to the community on Ride Day. Special community yoga classes and Mini-Barre (classes) will be hosted. See www.ecofitness.com/about/ride-for-kids for details.
Holy Yoga, the nation’s leading provider of Christian yoga, and Revelation Wellness, a ministry dedicated to creating healthy and whole lives in Christ, will be holding a wellness event, titled “Jesus at the Core, in Mount Pleasant in March.
The event will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 14 and 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Seacoast Church 750 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC.
Wild Blue Ropes — an open-air adventure ropes course — is set to open, this spring on Folly Road on James Island.
The new adventure park is expected to offer a “fun and challenging” experience for adventurers of all ages and skill levels.
The Lowcountry goes red for American Heart Month
Red will be the color of the Lowcountry on the 11th Annual National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 7th, and throughout Heart Month in February.
Hundreds of women and men will wear red and a number of local buildings and establishments will “Go Red” to make a statement against heart disease and support the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, a movement that educates women about their No. 1 killer and empowers them to take positive action to reduce their risk.
Blue Heron Acupuncture and Apothecary and Twenty Six Divine present The Heart of the Matter, an acupuncture clinic open house, art show and Twenty Six Divine’s four-year anniversary extravaganza on Saturday.
The neighboring businesses – Blue Heron is located at 680-A King Street and Twenty Six Divine is at 682 King Street – feel February is the perfect time to warm the heart as Winter begins to trail behind.
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission along with several other area recreation organizations, is launching the Lowcountry Master Games on Tuesday.
The Lowcountry Master Games will feature a different sport or event each month this year.
The games, which include basketball, softball, racquetball, golf, bocce, table tennis, track and field, along with several others, will be held at different locations throughout the greater Charleston area.
Ocean Surf Shop, in conjunction with the Eastern Surfing Association, has announced the hold dates for the second annual Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open at the Folly Beach Washout (1700 Block, contest walk-over).
The contests will be held during one of the following weekend days: Continue reading
2014 (early) 2013(early) 2013(final count)
5k 797 695 879
Half 3241 2464 2700
Full 1533 1064 1105
Bike 233 190 240
Source: Chuck Magera, Charlestowne Road Race Services
This morning I took a tour of the space for the future CHS Revolution indoor cycling studio, located in Elan in “mid-town” Charleston (corner of Meeting and Spring), with TV producer and fitness expert Nick Oram and fellow co-founders Lindsay Rodbell and Eric Feather.
The 40-bike studio was set to open in January until construction crews ran into some issues with plumbing. Now it’s set for March 1 opening.
The cycling studio will be Charleston’s fourth stand-alone but is one of the strongest indications that the area is registering on the national fitness scene.
Here’s a short Q&A with Oram done via email over the weekend.
Lauren Wilson, a USA Track & Field-certified coach and winner of last year’s TryCharleston Half ironman-distance triathlon and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon, will conduct a free running clinic at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hampton Park.
Wilson recently launched a fitness coaching business, Wilson Coaching.
Wilson, the daughter of former hockey player and USA Olympic coach Ron Wilson, will outline the concept of “neuromuscular-based regeneration running,” which is basically about developing efficiency and aerobic power through drills and intervals.