Since 1992, Meredith Nelson has been combining her extensive fitness background with her counseling skills to help people overcome their personal limitations—physical, psychological, and psychiatric. With a degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and extensive experience in physical fitness, Meredith offers her guidance and assistance in helping people design appropriate programs geared towards overall wellness. Her experience has been quite varied and began when she worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for individuals with disabilities. Her career also took her to Trident Technical College where she served as a counselor and advisor to students with disabilities.
Meredith’s hobby and interest in physical fitness led to the establishment of PrimeTime Fitness in 2000, as a way to utilize her experience and expertise and help others reach their fitness and wellness goals.<span> </span>Beginning as a small 800 square foot personal training studio, PrimeTime Fitness now offers personal and small group fitness training, indoor cycling, and open gym membership. The studio itself has grown to more than 2400 square feet, and the membership continues to grow as well. Meredith now specializes in physical fitness for special populations, and offers her services to people with various disabilities, including stroke, cancer, orthopedic limitations, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, heart disease, diabetes, and more, along with members of the general population.
Meredith’s running career did not begin until graduate school, when she took up running as a means to get in shape and escape the stress of grad school. Since then, she has competed in numerous races in distances from 5K’s to marathons, and usually places in her age group, if not overall. Meredith often acts as a coach and trainer to her clients who enjoy running, and encourages new exercisers to take up the activity as well. She finds the diversity in locations and scenery of Charleston, as well as the mild weather year-round, pleasantly conducive to running.
Meredith holds nationally recognized certifications as an Aerobics Instructor, Personal Trainer, Indoor Cycling Instructor, and Trainer of Special Populations, as well as a bachelors degree from Furman University and a Masters degree from the University of South Carolina. Along with running, Meredith crosstrains by cycling, practicing yoga, weight-lifting, and teaching PrimeTime Spin at her studio. She resides with her husband Mark, his son Connor, and Graysee the cat on Daniel Island, a small community on the outskirts of Charleston and another great running locale.
Primetime Fitness offers private studio training, group classes, as well as on-line training. Visit our website or email us to learn more about on-line training.
Use a Stability Ball
Personal trainer, Meredith Nelson, demonstrates how a stability ball can strengthen your core and balance, while building muscle.
Meredith Nelson: Hi, I am Meredith Nelson with Prime Time Fitness on Sullivans Island South Carolina. At Prime Time, we offer personal training, small group fitness training, online training and indoor cycling as well as gym membership. Today I am going to teach you how to exercise with a Stability Ball. A Stability Ball is a great piece of equipment to use in your workout. It helps you to develop your strength and core stability. I am going to show you some exercises you can do for your abdominals and back, so that you engage your core musculature. I am also going to show you how to strengthen your upper body using your Stability Ball. We might do some push ups, some other exercises for your chest and back and then I am going to show you how to do some exercises for your lower body with the Stability Ball.
We will get the quads, we will get the hamstring. You'll get a full demonstration of all of these exercises as you learn them. Before you begin exercising, make sure that you got your physician's clearance to do so. If you begin to feel dizzy, nauseous, or have shortness of breath or any chest pain, stop your workout immediately and consult your physician. To give you a little bit of background on myself, I have been certified as the personal trainer since 1995. I have credentials and certification with ACE, AFAA and AFPA. I opened Prime Time Fitness in 2000. Let's get started with your workout.