Did you know that your Greenville gym membership comes with guest privileges?

Your friends and family are going to be thrilled that you’re a member of Pivotal Fitness Greenville’s health club. Because that means they can stop by and work out at our top-rate facilities, too.

If your guest is a local resident who may consider their own membership, they can spend a day with you for free. They must be 18 and can only attain this privilege once for free. On the plus side, those considering gym membership don’t have to rely on you, since we offer a 7-day free trial; but your “sponsorship” can give them a taste to let them see the workout facilities and enjoy their time with you at the gym before considering their trial.

Return guests can pay a flat, low fee of $15 to come by for the day. So if you’ve got guests visiting you or want to bond with a co-worker outside of the office, just invite them along. All of our workout facilities and services are open to them when they sign up and get their guest card.

Plus, having a buddy with you can drastically improve your morale and therefore the overall effectiveness of your workout. You’re inspired to work harder, do more reps and simply have a fun time despite the challenges when your friend is at the gym with you.

We love to see new faces enjoying the equipment, classes and services available at our Greenville gym, so please never hesitate to talk to us about bringing along the people close to you — we know you’d love them to experience the many rewards of your healthy lifestyle.

January always brings a big boom of newcomers to the gym. Whether you received a Greenville gym membership as a gift over the holidays or simply resolved on your own to lose weight or get in shape for the New Year, we just want to say…welcome!

This week, we though we’d provide you with a brief overview of the membership benefits when you join Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville health club. Here are five of our favorite perks:

1) Get started with a FREE 7-day trial. You can try out our workout equipment and attend some of our group fitness classes before you ever commit to one of our flexible membership plans.

2) Speaking of classes, we’re proud to offer a variety of old favorites and contemporary alternatives, ranging from yoga to spin class to martial arts. Don’t forget to check out Boot Camp—now there’s one powerful way to kick your healthy year off right!

3) Child care you can trust—for all ages. The nursery is a safe place for infants and toddlers. And KidZONE keeps your older children occupied and supervised with great activities while you work out or take a class. Your kids will love it!

4) More than just machines. We pair exercise equipment with personal training, group activities and even nutrition and weight loss guidance. Who says you can’t have it all?

5) Convenience. Aside from having a gym in your own home, we’re the next best thing. Actually, with knowledgeable staff and support from your gym friends, working out in public may be even better. Although we’re easy to access from most of Greenville, we also have locations in Columbia, Charleston and Summerville.

Of course, we can’t fit every perk into one blog post! Here are a few more:

  • 50,000-square-foot gym with more than 150 pieces of equipment
  • Ladies-only gym—right inside our own facilities!
  • Mind and body room (Pilates and Yoga)
  • Locker rooms with lounge area and sauna

But seeing is believing. Once you come by, you can see the space, meet the staff and check it out for yourself. We can’t wait to meet you!

According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the U.S. government is exploring options to put added tax on soft drinks such as soda and several other non-carbonated beverages. Some health experts believe this move will help curb obesity, but others express doubt. Meanwhile, politicos are sure of one thing: The payoff will be huge.

It’s reported that a 40% tax on sugar-sweetened beverages would bring in about $2.5 billion per year. The weight-loss effects (caused by people drinking less to cut costs) are predicted to measure out to about a 1.3-pound decrease per individual, when averaged out. However, it must be considered that the tax would presumably mostly affect the middle class, because the upper class’s consumption habits wouldn’t be affected and the lower class would more likely turn to other means of buying their beverages (coupons, buying in bulk) than quitting or cutting back. Some say that any measure that could help curb obesity in America–called one of the fattest nations on the planet–is worthwhile, even in small amounts and affecting a limited population.

It was also surmised that taxing all sugar-sweetened drinks would be better than just taxing the carbonated kind, since this would include artificial “juices” as well, which are largely consumed by children. Obesity affects 17% of youths in America. First lady Michelle Obama has recently brought extra attention to this epidemic with her efforts through the Let’s Move! campaign in 2010.

How do you feel about the government weighing in on its constituents’ weight loss? Is taxing soda a great idea for our health? You don’t have to wait to see how this policy plays out–take your weight into your own hands with a gym membership to Pivotal Fitness Greenville. And don’t hesitate to ask about our weight loss counseling options to complement your workout.

At the Pivotal Fitness Greenville health club, we believe that targeting your best health means more than just working out. While exercise is an important part of any routine, you can get the most out of your Greenville gym membership by establishing a lifestyle that supports a strong mind and body in every aspect.

Aside from exercise, here are other ways joining our gym in Greenville can build you up:

1) Support. Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville fitness center is comprised of individuals who want to help you meet your gym goals. We are always willing to help you learn about our services or answer general health questions. From personal trainers to class leaders to all of the staff who contribute to our gym’s efficiency, you can rely on our support as a valued member.

2) Routine. When you start coming by the gym on a regular basis—for example, the same time every day, the same days of the week or the same weekly classes—you establish a routine. Routines keep you calm and motivated in an otherwise chaotic schedule. You can plan your week around fixed appointments and never stress about making time for fitness. Routines get easier the more you do them, so just stick with a consistent plan and you’ll be benefiting from the perks of regular gym visits in no time.

3) Community. Pivotal Fitness personnel aren’t the only ones who can contribute to your success. When you take classes and participate in gym activities, you begin to form bonds with fellow gym-goers. Whether you meet other moms and dads at KidZONE or make friends with fellow yoga participants, the more you come to the gym, the more you establish a community who understand and share your goals.

Another key aspect to total wellness is eating right. Check back for upcoming blog posts dedicated to nutrition, vitamins and supplements.

Although it makes for a funny sitcom setup, giving someone a gym membership as a gift is not code for: “I think you need to lose weight.” In fact, membership is an extremely thoughtful gift because it’s usually something that people already want to do—but haven’t yet found the motivation. However, when they have no excuse not to go, they can finally fulfill this interest. And when they realize how much healthier and happier they feel after visiting the gym on a regular basis, they will know they have you to thank.

Membership to Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville health club is an ideal gift idea. But don’t forget our other convenient locations in Columbia, Summerville and Charleston, South Carolina. Throughout the holidays, we’re looking forward to seeing a lot of fresh faces and introducing new members to all of our locations. No one has to feel out of place because they’re just getting started. Our staff is committed to helping new members find the resources they need to immediately take advantage of all of our programs and equipment. We’re also dedicated to helping first-time gym members find the motivation to stick with their new health efforts.

On top of helping the recipient stay in shape and feel great about their overall health, a gym membership offers other perks as well. It’s an escape, a sanctuary—a chance for someone to devote time just to their own needs in an atmosphere that’s far from the pressures of work and home. Plus, it may not just be a gift for the recipient—his or her significant other may be happy that the person they love has more energy and feels great. And kids will also benefit from the residual vibes of a parent who has less stress and more contentment in their everyday life.

Interested to learn more? Contact us to discuss the benefits of giving the gift of a Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym membership.