Sunday, August 12, 2007

Upscale Adult Health Club Opening in Charleston, SC

Upscale Adult Health Club Opening in Charleston, SC.

Former FIRM instructors unite to open adult health club.

(PRWEB) December 27, 2003

Question: If the world’s most successful team of video fitness instructors got together to create a fitness Mecca and could choose any location in America, where would they build it, and what would they call it? The answer to part one is simple: the profoundly scenic Fountain Walk building at Aquarium Wharf in Downtown Charleston, SC. Everyone who visits the gorgeous complex marvels at the harbor view vista, and this team wants to build a health club members and visitors alike will be eager to enter for the environment alone. In addition to the spectacular views of the bridge to the north and the cityscape to the east, these fitness innovators have designed a club bursting with interestingly substantive bells and whistles. And what are they calling their work of art? V. Simply “V” (www. justv. net). Co-founder and Sales Manager Elaine Whitfield explains, “In naming our club, we wanted to ensure the community realized that there would be nothing typical about our facilities or services, so a typical name just didn’t cut it for us.” After consulting with two of the areas top branding agencies, the team arrived at V for its symbolic connection to balance, strength, and purpose – the three terms that comprise V’s client mission. “While our corporate image is being developed for a national audience, potential members will be excited to learn that our purest emphasis will be the delivery of mission with the highest level of excellence this state has ever seen,” adds Whitfield.

Just who are these celebrity instructors? That’s the truly exciting part of the V equation. Founded in 1979, TheFIRM® began producing the world’s most successful workout video series, and they’re still the all-time best selling workout videos today. The V team consists of the top instructors in the history of TheFIRM®, including current Firm lead instructor and spokesperson Jennifer Carman. In all, 7 Alumni from TheFIRM® comprise the core of V’s training staff. At the very heart of the team is V co-founder Tracie Long, star 4 videos and widely recognized as Charleston’s leading authority on health and fitness. “We plan to offer the first functional, upscale adult fitness club in Charleston.” says Long. And if you’re wondering if there is a man’s touch in the V team, fear not. V’s President Steve deGuzman rounds out the team of founders. In the early 90’s deGuzman made his mark on the international fitness scene as a co-founder of LifeQuest® Fitness and in 2000 he served on the IHRSA faculty in San Francisco where he taught a course on Public Relations to club owners from around the world. According to deGuzman, “V will cater to the mature audience that is tired of the K-mart styled health club of the 90’s, professionals who expect the same standard of style and substance in their health club as they do in the restaurants and shops they frequent. Great atmosphere, beautiful visuals, fine attention to detail, and the absolute best service available. Consider our staff of experts. Consider our vistas. Consider our facilities. It simply doesn’t get any better.”