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Yearly Archives: 2017

REDZONE NOW OPEN IN MOUNT PLEASANT

REDZONE NOW OPEN IN MOUNT PLEASANT

Pivotal’s newest and most advanced RedZone studio is now open in Mount Pleasant. At nearly 3,000 square feet, the Mount Pleasant RedZone has more workouts and more variety than any other high intensity interval training (HIIT) studio. Yes, we have the basics: 12 of the latest treadmills, rowing machines, suspension training and benches. But that’s ... Read More
 
Q&A with Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Lois Smith

Q&A with Pivotal Fitness Trainer, Lois Smith

Meet Lois Smith! Lois is a group fitness coordinator, personal trainer, and group instructor extraordinaire at our Pivotal Fitness Columbia, SC location. She is NASM and ACE certified and specializes in functional fitness and weight training. She also likes to run and bike for fun.   1.)   What is your favorite exercise that you use most ... Read More
 
Staying Active as a Part of Healthy Aging

Staying Active as a Part of Healthy Aging

Nearly 20 percent of the total U.S. population will be over sixty-five years of age by the year 2030. However, it can be challenging to stay in good health, prevent falls, and maintain a good quality of life during the aging process. Although at every age exercise is an important part of good health, many ... Read More
 
6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Upcoming Holidays

6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in the Upcoming Holidays

The holidays will soon be here along with parties, cocktail hours and family feasts. It’s a time when schedules become hectic with shopping, travel, and social events, often making it tough to keep up a regular exercise and healthy eating routine. Yet studies indicate that taking off merely a couple of weeks of exercise can ... Read More
 
Autumn Butternut Squash Soup

Autumn Butternut Squash Soup

Adding the sweetness of the season’s apples makes this creamy, nutritious soup a satisfying start to a healthful low-calorie meal. Make it your own by adding leftover cooked diced chicken, a handful of cooked brown rice, or top with roasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds. This serves two, but can be doubled for extras for the ... Read More
 
Meet Our Newest Addition, Christy!

Meet Our Newest Addition, Christy!

Meet Christy Meister! She has recently joined our Pivotal Family as a certified personal trainer! Christy is an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and Certified Cycle instructor. She played collegiate basketball for the College of the Holy Cross and has worked with clients from ages 7 to 92. We’re looking forward to having ... Read More
 
Fall in Love with Your Body this Fall

Fall in Love with Your Body this Fall

Fall is a wonderful time to take the opportunity to consider your goals, set a plan, and to show yourself the love, taking the steps you need to improve yourself in the ways you deeply desire. A few of the critically important benefits you can expect when you take the time to care of your ... Read More
 
Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Healthy Meal Planning Tips for Busy Families

Summer is over and it’s back to school time once again. Between school, work, after-school activities, and your regular exercise program, it often seems there’s little or no time for meal prepping or making a healthy dinner. In fact, with minimal free time and so many other priorities in your schedule, spending time to plan ... Read More
 
Speedy Spicy Lemon Shrimp

Speedy Spicy Lemon Shrimp

  For a simple, meal that’s full of both flavor and protein, and best yet, cooks in just minutes, try this spicy lemon shrimp. Serve with a cool, crisp salad and a side of pre-cooked quinoa. ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon garlic powder A dash of cayenne pepper ½ ... Read More
 
When Busy Weeks Make Workout Timing Tough

When Busy Weeks Make Workout Timing Tough

Sometimes motivation isn’t the biggest problem when we aren’t able to find time to get the exercise we need. Achieving workout time in our busy workweek schedules can surely be challenging. Yet, good news has been uncovered recently that may come as a big relief. Although it is recommended to perform 150 minutes of moderate ... Read More