By Amber Bonem | It’s that time of year folks. 2016 is gone (no tears being shed there) and New Year’s resolutions are on everyone’s mind. What usually happens is people will make a resolution, try to do something about it for a few weeks and then somehow it tapers off until it’s all but forgotten about.
A big part of succeeding is finding the right solution and support. Instead of playing musical fitness solutions, here are a few of Beaufort’s top fitness solutions based on personality type.
Newbie Nervous and/or Chronic Illness: Second Wind Therapy and Wellness Center
If you’ve been out of the fitness life for a while, or brand new to it, Second Winds Therapy and Wellness Centers provide a nurturing and knowledgeable staff who can help you get started. They have specialized equipment geared for people who have Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and many other chronic illnesses. Whether you need one-on-one attention or you like group classes, they have the fitness solution for you while surrounded by a caring community.
Location: 864 Parris Island Gateway Suite F, Port Royal, SC
Phone Number: (843) 379-3726
Be part of a family: CrossFit Humidity
Want to be part of something bigger? CrossFit Humidity is perfect for those who like the feeling of brotherhood (and sisterhood!). You suffer together, encourage each other and at the end, you’ll celebrate together. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of CrossFit. You don’t have to be an athlete when you start. But you will be when you’re done.
Location: 860 Parris Island Gateway A8, Port Royal, SC
Phone Number: (980) 241-9051
Upscale Experience: Celadon Club
Need a little luxury with your fitness? Celadon Club Wellness Center has it in spades. Large workout space, group fitness classes, jr. Olympic size pool, tennis court, steam baths, fully stocked locker room and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This is a space anyone would love to work out in.
Location: 61 Celadon Drive, Lady’s Island, SC
Phone Number: (843) 379-1088
Social Butterfly: Omni Health & Fitness
If you get motivated by the hustle of others and like meeting new people, this is the place for you! A huge selection of workout equipment, fitness classes (including spin!), friendly staff and great fellow gym-goers. There’s even child care available.
Location: 2127 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: (843) 379-2424
All Attention on Me: GoFlex Training
Not a gym fan and like dedicated attention on you? GoFlex Training is a mobile personal training service that specializes in the 50+ crowd. The trainer meets you at home, a local
park or even at work on your lunch break! No gym fees, no travel and 100% attention on you and your goals. You’ll have a trainer available for workouts, nutritional guidance and support.
Location: Travels to you
Phone Number: 843-263-4381
High Energy Fun: MADNESS of Beaufort
If you like to have fun while you workout then it doesn’t get any better than MADNESS. High energy fitness classes that are constantly changing, sports specific classes, small group training and one-on- one training, are all available here.
Location: 1804 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: (610) 761-7735
Give me variety without the gym feel: Balance Boutique Fitness
Here you’ll find a variety of small group fitness classes in a beautiful studio. Whether you’re really into barre this week and next week you’d like to try yoga. Then a circuit class. Or Pilates. Whatever your mood, you’ll find the right class here.
Location: 905 Port Republic St, Second Floor, Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: (843) 636-5949
Social Runner: Beaufort Track Club/Grounded Running Beaufort
Grounded Running Beaufort is a store by runners, for runners. They also run the Beaufort Track Club. So if you are new to running, need running buddies, help with form or a running veteran, you’ll find track meets that’ll hit your stride. Other than great exercise, you’ll find one of the most supportive communities in a track club.
Location: 864 Parris Island Gateway Unit B, Beaufort, SC
Phone Number: (843) 986-4523
Connected and at Peace: Artizen Yoga
Ohm….If you like tranquil atmosphere with your exercise, then head over to Artizen. With yoga classes for newcomers to advanced, all types of yogis are welcome. Beyond huge variety of yoga classes, you can even book a massage here. (Now, that’s my kind of place.)
Location: 1211 Newcastle St, Unit 2F, Beaufort, South Carolina
Phone Number: (843) 441-5994
Intense and Motivated: EarthFit
Like the grind? EarthFit specializes in 30 minute small group training. Classes are designed to maximize your time and effort so you get the results you want and fast. With the support of great staff and fellow participants, you’ll be sure to leave sweaty and satisfied. Plus, you have two locations to choose from.
Location: 39 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island or 20a Market, in Habersham
Phone Number: (800) 718-7348
Whatever your personality is, Beaufort has a spot that will be the perfect fit for you.