Maybe you’ve been told that Fall is a wonderful time to detox. Detox, however, is kind of a loaded word, and for many, detox means starvation and/or extreme discomfort. Detoxes, contrary to popular thought, don’t have to be severely discomforting. In fact, they should feel pretty good. They should feel cleansing. It always feels good to purge the old and begin anew. The Fall is probably one of the best seasons to do so.


Detoxing now will help you ward off seasonal colds, keep your immune system in tiptop condition, and prepare your organs for the coming colder months.

It is thought that during this season you must give the lungs and large intestine a little extra attention and TLC. Both alternative and western medical philosophies have determined that these organs are strongly connected to skin and breathing issues like asthma, eczema, rashes and dry skin – all of the most common things to trouble us and get in the way of our Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym workouts in the colder months.

What can you do to subdue these common ailments during the autumn months so you can stay on top of your game at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville athletic club?

  • Reduce sugars, flours, dairy and alcohol for a healthy, mucus-free stomach.
  • Use warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves – the typical fall baking spices – to boost both intestinal and respiratory health.
  • Drink warming teas to keep the nasal and respiratory passages in topnotch shape.
  • Experiment with green drinks, using seasonal Fall fruits and veggies, including grapes, apples, beats, leafy greens (kale), etc.
  • Eat clean. Enjoy lightly-prepared, seasonal Fall foods to support your cleanse (seasonal squashes, root vegetables, etc.)
  • Cut out (or limit) meat. This detox is your opportunity to let go of excess proteins and fat your body is storing. Toxins actually accumulate in adipose tissue (fat cells), so your intention is to release all of that garbage.

During your detox, yoga is always a lovely option if your energy is a little too low to pursue your typical workouts at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville sports club. Check out our Greenville yoga and Pilates classes to best support your detox.








Sometimes it’s nice to give your body a little break…a break from food. I’m not talking fasting. I’m talking feasting: juice feasting.

Juice feasting, done mindfully, can be incredibly cleansing in mind and body. Feast on only the finest fresh, organic fruits and veggies to increase your supply of greens and their healing properties. By consuming fresh pressed juices you really boost your intake of nutrients, especially alkalizing minerals. Also, the lack of fiber in the juice slows your metabolism, allowing your body to use its energy to cleanse rather than digest.

How long you juice feast is up to you. A standard, manageable time-frame is usually about 4-6 days. Sure, you’ll be hungry. Yes, you’ll experience cravings. However, this shouldn’t be too painful or overwhelming if you are consuming enough juice. Also, it’s wise to start tapering off your caloric intake a few days prior to the feast so that the shock to your system isn’t too intense.

If you take on a juice feast to lose weight, you might be disappointed. You will shed some pounds, but it will mostly be water weight. Once you take on your regular diet, the pounds will surely return. So, weight loss isn’t necessarily a sustained result of a juice feasting protocol. Juicing could, however, be approached as a starting block or catalyst to a weight loss program.

Admittedly, there’s a lot of debate on juice fasting/feasting/cleansing. Some people swear by it. Some people deem it insane. It’s a popular, relentlessly discussed topic.

That being said, it’s important to do your own research and realize that what works for one juice feaster won’t necessarily work for you. Everyone is different. Your body may respond very differently to a juice feast than another body. So, keep that in mind. Proceed with caution. Don’t be an extremist. Don’t have too high of expectations. Just see how it goes.

What’s more, it’s very important to back off on physical exertion during a feast. Your Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym workouts should be less intense. Light exercise, such as walking or a Greenville gym yoga class, is ideal during juice feasting periods.