Recommendations

Five Loaves Café

It sometimes seems like eating healthy comes at a cost  – it can be hard to find gourmet food that won’t have you loosening up your belt a few notches! The Five Loaves Café seeks to remedy this problem with their “chef driven concept with a focus on healthy, fresh, and vegetarian friendly foods, as well as being sensitive of gluten-free diets …

TrySports

While the name of the store may imply a focus on the sport of triathlon, TrySports is a store for athletes of all sports. Service is the number one priority for this Carolina chain, which specializes in fitting running shoes, bicycles, and other athletic gear, such as yoga products and weightlifting equipment. All of the store’s employees are athletes of …

Verde

Create-your-own salad restaurants are popping up all over the country, and Verde is a fantastic representation of the concept in the Charleston area. Verde creates custom and signature salad creations and serves them tossed, chopped, or in a wrap. There is a huge selection of extremely fresh ingredients, and it’s all laid out right in front of you! I ordered …

Fleet Feet Sports

If you’ve been in a Fleet Feet Sports store anywhere in the United States, you’re probably accustomed to their quality, clean stores, and friendly customer service. The Mount Pleasant location is no exception! All employees are certified to analyze your gait through a corporate process and will take two measurements and watch you walk and run while barefoot in order …

The Battery

It might be the most popular tourist spot in Charleston, but the Battery is also a great place for fitness enthusiasts to do some sightseeing while getting a workout in! The massive houses lining the Charleston Harbor are breathtaking, and the cannons at White Point Garden provide some great fodder for history buffs. This fortified seawall can be found at …

Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island might be kind of a strange recommendation, since it’s not intentionally a fitness resource – it’s a town. Directly across the water from Mount Pleasant and the mainland, Sullivan’s Island is home to the historic Fort Moultrie, previously known as Fort Sullivan, and was the site of a major battle during the Revolutionary War. Today, the small island …

Pitt Street Bridge Recreation Area

Once the main connector between Mount Pleasant and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, the Pitt Street Bridge today is a beautiful oasis for those looking to enjoy a view of Charleston’s famous salt marshes during a workout. When the new bridge was built to connect Sullivan’s Island to the main land, the Pitt Street Bridge was abandoned and later converted …

Sesame Burgers and Beer

Once you get past the name of the restaurant, Sesame Burgers and Beer is actually an excellent resource for healthy dining in the Charleston area. The restaurant uses hormone free, pasture fed angus beef for its burgers while also offering black bean burgers, turkey burgers, and grilled chicken as protein options. Sesame Burgers partners with local merchants and growers for …

James Island County Park

Local fitness enthusiasts know James Island County Park as the home of the Charleston County Sprint Triathlon Series, which hosts events throughout the summer months. The park features 4.2 miles of paved multi-use paths for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to a host of other amenities, including the Outdoor Center. Unique to James Island County Park, the Outdoor Center features …

West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway

The West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway offer a convenient and safe recreation option for cyclists and pedestrians alike. The West Ashley Greenway stretches 10.5 miles through the neighborhoods of West Ashley (on the western side of the Ashley River, naturally) and is primarily a fine dirt and gravel unpaved multi-use path. Portions of the trail are paved with asphalt, but …

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