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new concept has local

fitness enthusiasts racing to Coleman

Boulevard. Blue Sky Endurance

and Premier Physical Therapy have

teamed up to offer swimmers, bikers,

runners and triathletes not only the

latest and best quality in equipment

and apparel but also the benefits of on-site physical

therapy and education specific to their customers’ needs.

“This is more than just a retail shop. We have solutions

for chronic injuries and talk about preventive measures

with the athletes,” said owner

Catherine Hollister.

Open six days a week, Blue Sky Endurance takes care

to help their customers choose products that are right

for their needs. True to their motto, “Fit First,” Blue Sky

employees will take the cyclists’ measurements and run

them through an app that calculates the corresponding

ideal specifications for either road or triathlon bikes.

Men’s and women’s apparel range from running clothes

to swimsuits, cycling wear and triathlon kits.

“Many of these are lines you won’t find elsewhere. Some

are local or regional companies, but all are comfortable,

high-quality performance gear. These are well-thought-out

products,” Hollister said.

GPS watches, bike computers, sunglasses and helmets

also are available, and the store carries a varied nutrition

section, providing fuel for customers before, during and

after exercise.

“We have several all-natural options, even vegan or

gluten free,” Hollister explained. “We provide education

about what to take, when and why. But stomachs are

sensitive; we encourage everyone to experiment early and

often with the nutritional products to find what performs

best for you.”

Continuing their mantra of “Fit First,” Blue Sky

Endurance makes sure your shoes fit before you walk – or

run, bike or spin – a mile in them. Following a videoed

walk or run on the in-store treadmill, the customer’s gait is


“It takes the guesswork out of choosing the right shoe

and right support,” Hollister pointed out.

But finding the right shoes is only the first step when

it comes to alleviating, correcting or preventing injury.

Headquartered in North Charleston, Premier Physical

Therapy is available on-site at Blue Sky Endurance two

days a week, with plans to soon be there five days. Physical




and her

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dehydration, injury and preventive measures. One of

Premier’s main goals is to help people learn how to exercise

in a way that is beneficial for short-term goals and long-

term health.

“We believe exercise is the best medicine and encourage our

clients to continue working through injury,” said Boorman.

The in-house current pool is available for physical

therapy patients, wet suit product testing and swim stroke

analysis. The handicap-accessible pool can be rented for

endurance swimming.

Blue Sky Endurance and Premier Physical Therapy have

joined forces to create a community of fitness enthusiasts

in Mount Pleasant. In addition to the services and

products they offer, they have raised the bar by inviting the

best coaches and respected swimmers, cyclists and runners

to hold information sessions. They coordinate Meetup

and Facebook groups about fitness and also offer triathlon,

marathon and half-marathon training programs.

Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Endurance.

A Community of

Fitness Enthusiasts

Blue Sky Endurance

By Anne Toole

When you’re ready to hit the ground running, visit Blue

Sky Endurance at 725 Coleman Blvd. or online at



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