Getting fit is always one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, especially this year as people are eager to shed pandemic pounds. Caitlin Bein, co-owner of Daniel Island Fitness, and her staff are ready to help clients successfully reach their goals in 2021.
Daniel Island Fitness has been helping residents stay healthy since 2018, offering training for every level.
“We have something for ages 10 to 100, and can work to fit any budget. We have outdoor adult bootcamp, outdoor student bootcamp, small group training, and personal training. If you are a beginner with a long way to go, or an expert fitness junkie, we truly have something for everyone,” Bein said.
Bein and her husband, Kevin, also own The Rehab Docs, which provides chiropractic and physical therapy. The two businesses share the same space at 145 River Landing Drive and offer clients a unique approach to overall health.
“The integration between our two businesses is really beneficial in ensuring you are working out the correct way in order to get results while preventing injury,” Bein explained.
Daniel Island resident Becky Maher started as a physical therapy patient and discovered Daniel Island Fitness was a perfect fit for maintaining her optimal health.
“I had a few sports injuries I needed to work through, so the fitness and PT staff worked together to rehab my injuries while maintaining my overall fitness needs,” she said.
When the pandemic hit, all classes and training were done virtually.
“Our clients amazed us with their determination to still take time for themselves while working from home, teaching their kids, and walking through a pandemic. In May, we noticed that the kids on Daniel Island were bored, and spending way too much time in front of screens,” Bein stated.
In mid-May when the gym reopened, DI Fitness launched bootcamps on their outdoor courtyard.
“Our goal was to give the kids an improved routine, and encourage them to take care of their bodies,” Bein explained.
Daniel Island Fitness trainer Mary Patterson said exercise can create mental wellness. “It is one of the best forms of stress relief. It gives us energy to do all the things we love to do. It helps our sleep. Movement and exercise are always important for us to have as part of our lifestyle and it is even more important now during COVID-19 to help keep our immune system and mental wellness strong.”
Marcy Brucellaria has been training with Patterson since moving to Daniel Island and has felt safe at DI Fitness during COVID.
“At the height of the pandemic, they held classes virtually, which was much appreciated,” said Brucellaria. “Then when they were able to have them in person, we were outside on the courtyard, spaced at least six feet apart and focused more on using our own body weight vs. equipment to avoid infection ... It's an important part of my life – and my sanity.”
For more information or to schedule a free session go to danielislandfitness.org.