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
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
“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
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-
“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
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
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 atblueskyendurance.com