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!

Spinning classes are very popular here at Pivotal Fitness’ Greenville gym. And most people know that the phrase, which has been around for over two decades, refers to bicycling in place, indoors. But do you know the history and origin of spinning as an athletic activity?

In the mid-1980s, Jonathan Goldberg (or Johnny G) rigged up a stationary biking system that would allow him to safely complete cycling activities without combating outdoor obstacles such as weather and traffic. The most important part of his bike design involved replicating the training conditions of outdoor terrain and allowing for greater flexibility of workout than other indoor cycling options. When his invention and classes gained popularity, he began offering classes to others in Santa Monica.

In the mid-1990s, Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. secured rights to the term “spinning.” The company still officially owns the copyright on “Spinning,” “SPIN” and “Spinner.” They also manufacture the only trademarked “Spinning bikes” in conjunction with Star Trac, even though many companies also offer “spin bike” variations.

Today’s spin bikes are updated to offer a variety of settings to challenge experienced riders and accommodate all preferences. Gyms across the nation now offer spinning classes as standard parts of a comprehensive curriculum to work the core, calves, quads and outer thigh muscles.

Spinning classes are held daily at our local Greenville gym; they’re available for all levels (ranging from Level 1 Cycle to the advanced and longer-length SpinCamp), and they’re also available in combos, like our Cycle & Core course. Check our online schedule to learn what options are available and when.