ECO Fitness to hold 2nd Ride for Kids, a benefit for the Down Syndrome Association

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, 

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  for details.


“Holy Yoga” and Christian health event set for March 14 and 15 at Seacoast Church

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.

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Wear red on Friday

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.

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Meditation, healthy eating, acupuncture and art make up Saturday’s “Heart of the Matter” event

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.

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Lowcountry Masters Games launch on Tuesday, hopes to lure competitive athletes age 50 and up

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. 

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Charleston Marathon outpacing last year’s numbers in all four categories: marathon, half, 5K and bike ride

      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


Q and A with Nick Oram, TV producer, celebrity fitness instructor and co-founder of CHS Revolution indoor cycling studio

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.

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TryCharleston and Kiawah Island Golf Resort triathlon winner Lauren Wilson to conduct a free running clinic on Saturday

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.

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