With locations in Columbia, Charleston, Summerville and Greenville, you may just refer to us as your local South Carolina gym. But there are a lot of words that can be used to describe our facilities: sports club, athletic training camp, wellness center.

Think about it; we offer more than just a set of machines and equipment you could theoretically have set up in your own home. We also offer personal training from certified professionals. You meet privately with someone who can help you target your trouble areas and determine a personalized strategy meet your fitness goals.

And there’s also a rotating schedule of classes for such fun and healthy activities as spinning, martial arts, yoga and dance. And those are available for beginners, moderate athletes and even those looking for a more hard-core, boot-camp type of exercise regimen.

Of course there’s also the communal aspect of Pivotal Fitness. In addition to taking classes with your friends, you can form partnerships with other gym members who share your schedule and provide ongoing motivation. You can even bring guests along with you if you have someone visiting from out of town.

Need some nutritional counseling? We offer that, too. You can start by accessing our supplement shop (at some locations) to pick up all of the vitamins and nutrients you need for a balanced diet before and after you exercise. Our nutritionists provide dietary information and inspirational support that’s specific to your lifestyle and weight loss goals.

Other special aspects of our comprehensive Greenville sports club are our Ladies Only Facilities, where only women are around while you work out, and our childcare program, where kids can be active and have fun while you’re taking care of your workout. Some locations even boast a tanning salon.

As you can see, it’s an all-in-one health center that offers physical fitness, social networking and recreational advantages. Ask us anytime how you can get started – or just start getting even more involved in our numerous opportunities than you are already!

Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lifestyles, reaching far beyond communication and information to fun, entertaining and useful tools that we can carry with us in our pockets. With cell phone apps, we can check our bank balance or play games while waiting in line at the store. But did you know that there are also plenty of fun applications that can help you stay healthy and have more fun working out?

Here are just a few of the many health- and exercise-related mobile apps to check out:

1. Calorie Tracker: This free app stores data for nearly half a million foods and over 2,000 activities, so you can just tell it what you’re eating and up to each day and it can calculate your calories while providing helpful charts and summaries.

2. iPhodometer: This app measures how many steps you take while jogging, walking or simply running errands. It calculates your weight, food intake, travel pace and time spent exercising to give you accurate results. It’s also free to download!

3. BP Buddy: Whether you want to keep an eye on your blood pressure or just gauge your stress levels over time, this app lets you enter daily data about your activities, emotions, heart rate and other factors to assimilate info about your health. It’s now 60% off at iTunes. Please note that this app shouldn’t substitute professional medical care.

Do you use technology to help you keep track of your weight, nutrition, food, medicine or exercise schedule? Let us know, we always love to hear about the newest craze! In addition to spreading these inspirational apps around our Greenville gym, we’re happy to share your ideas with the teams and members at our other South Carolina gym locations in Charleston, Somerville and Columbia.

Staying in shape doesn’t have to be all work and no play! The latest craze sweeping the nation (including your favorite South Carolina gym) is Zumba. And it’s as fun to perform as it sounds.

Zumba® is an aerobic exercise set that blends Latin dance moves with invigorating music—from salsa to reggae to hip-hop. There’s even some belly-dancing thrown in, so you can feel sexy while toning your core. It’s a high-energy workout that effectively targets your total body. And it’s not just about staying active and burning calories — it’s a self-described dance-fitness party.

The “party” comes into play when you mix dancing with socializing and having fun at the gym. Participants quickly become addicted to the fun form of fitness, and those who come back frequently to classes quickly become a close-knit community. Once you shake your stuff with fellow Greenville gym members, they’re simply going to feel more like friends. Sometimes you come to the gym to focus and get down to serious business. But when you come to Zumba classes, it’s all about enjoying yourself and letting loose.

At Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville health club, we’re offering trainer-led Zumba classes throughout the month of March. Check the latest schedule to learn when classes take place and which of your favorite instructors is leading them. Trust us: once, you’ve tried it once, you won’t want to miss a single session.