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Hi, this is Shane Doll, owner of Shaping Concepts. I created this page to give you some insight on what to look for when considering the most appropriate senior exercise routine to start.

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about senior fitness and I wanted to help clear the matter up so you could see optimal results regardless of where you decide to exercise.

Let me start by addressing the biggest misconception about exercising as we get older. There’s been a trend in the larger health clubs over the past decade or so to try and attract the baby boomers by replacing free weights with a lot of seated resistance machines.

The selling point is they’re easier and safer to use than free weights for the inexperienced exerciser. While that’s debatable, what’s rarely mentioned is how well these machines will really help you achieve your most pressing fitness goals. As a certified Charleston personal trainer with over 20 years experience I’ve worked with literally hundreds of senior clients on designing effective exercise programs.

In almost every instance my clients have told me one of their highest priorities is increasing strength, flexibility, and mobility so they can remain active and independent. It’s the little things like playing with their grandchildren, putting on a pair of socks without having to sit down, being able to play 18 holes of golf, etc, that outweigh the aesthetic goals of the younger crowd.

Regardless of the specific goals, there’s always one common denominator, they’re looking to move and function better. Of course everyone is interested in improving health and reducing the risk of illness and disease but it’s the movement and mobility issue that tends to get overlooked with traditional health club workouts.

The reason I bring this up is because if you go to a typical Charleston health club and start doing exercises on seated machines you’ll be doing next to nothing to improve your mobility!

I want you to think about this for a second. If you’re “exercising” by sitting on your rear end, how in the world will you be improving the way you move? Sure, you can increase strength by using machine resistance but it won’t be “functional strength.”

You want the strength, stamina, endurance, and all the other outcomes of your physical fitness routine to apply with every day life activities. Therefore you’ll want the exercise to mimic these every day life activities. Unless you plan on sitting down all the time, you’ll want to get on your feet and perform what’s called “functional strength training.”

This is nothing more than exercising the human body throughout the five main pillars of human movement. Regardless of age, everyone moves the same way, only the intensity of the movements will change. Everyone will have to squat, reach and rotate, push and pull, change levels, and perform some type of locomotion. Exercising while sitting down does nothing to improve your ability to do these movements while on your feet.

"I've dropped 10 pounds in two months, weight that I've been carrying for 20 years!"

"Before coming to Shaping Concepts, I was skeptical about personal trainers. I went to two local Charleston gyms and interviewed them. Shaping Concepts was the last one on my list, and because the folks were so pleasant there, I decided to give it a try.

Mike Sigmon was assigned to me as my trainer. I didn't realize the importance of the accountability aspect of personal training until I began. Knowing that I have to face Mike each week keeps me honest on my eating and other potentially bad habits during the rest of the week. I have dropped about 10 pounds in two months, weight that I have been carrying for 20 years. I feel much better, and my clothes sizes have gone down. Mike Sigmon and Shaping Concepts have made a big difference in my attitude and appearance."

Warren Moise
Mt. Pleasant, SC

At Shaping Concepts we specialize in teaching functional strength training to every client regardless of age and specific fitness goals. The type of resistance used is really up to the wants and needs of the individual. Regardless if you plan on exercising in a health club, at home, or a community rec center, we’ll teach you how to use things like free weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, and stability balls to perform functional strength training.

To learn more about the benefits of functional strength training for seniors you can download my FREE e-book entitled “The Functional Strength Training Difference.”

Instead of just signing up at a local gym or setting off to exercise on your own, you should consider investing a month or two with a certified Charleston personal trainer at Shaping Concepts. Learning how to do the exercises correctly, and more importantly the best types of exercises to do will pay a return several times over.

You could hire a personal trainer at a local gym but just be forewarned that most large health clubs don’t require a nationally accredited certification. You could end up wasting your money by having the trainer teach you how to just use the machines, or worse off risk injury by working with someone who is inexperienced.

At Shaping Concepts we hire only true fitness professionals who have a degree in exercise science or a certification from a nationally accredited organization. Plus we have an in-house “train the trainer” program to ensure all of our staff is knowledgeable in prescribing safe and effective exercise routines.

Compared to starting off at a health club here are the benefits of working with a certified personal trainer on my Charleston senior fitness program

• You’ll Get A Certified Fitness Professional - At Shaping Concepts we hire only certified Charleston personal trainers with degrees in exercise science or specialty certifications in senior fitness. You can rest assured knowing you'll have a true fitness professional who's qualified to provide you with safe and effective exercise prescription.

• You'll Get A Comprehensive Fitness Assessment - Including health risk screenings, movement evaluations, muscle imbalance screenings, postural evaluations, and other pre-workout testing to help personalize a program for optimal results.

• CPR Certified Staff - All of our staff are CPR certified and trained in cardiorespiratory resuscitation. Of course we hope this is never needed but in the event of an emergency it's nice to know you're in good hands.

"Even At 48 Years Old I Was Able To Lose 30 Pounds And Go From A Size 12 To A Size 2. When I Get Up In The Morning I Can Wear Anything I Want!"

"When I came to Shaping Concepts I was 48 years old, 157 pounds and I wore a size 12. Getting dressed in the morning was depressing. I looked and felt fat in all my clothes. Looking in mirrors was something I avoided.

A friend of mine told me she went to Shaping Concepts. She was in her 50's and she looked hot! How many times had I joined a gym? How may times had I purchased fitness equipment? I decided this might be my last hope. Depression had clearly set in.

Although I was skeptical at first and it took me a while to get my nutrition and cardio on track, then end result was nothing less than amazing. Even at 48 years old I was able to lose 30 pounds and get down to a size 0-2. Now, when I get dressed in the morning I can wear anything I want.

Yes, outside I look good but the biggest change for me is the inner peace and comfort I feel within. I'm a content person today, no more inner chaos, and I'm truly loving life. Andrew you changed my life! Yes, I worked hard but you made it so easy, so natural. Shaping Concepts is so much more than a gym. Every time I walk in the the door I feel love, support, kindness and encouragement."

Sarah Parker
Isle Of Palms, SC

• Private Studio Setting – Without the intimidation and unwelcome stares that you may find in the larger Charleston health clubs and gyms. We'll make you feel like family and call you by name when you walk in the door. It's the small touches that our clients tell us make us stand out from other fitness facilities around town.

• No Contracts Or Long-Term Membership Agreements – Nobody likes to be locked into a contract for something they’re no longer using. But that’s exactly what happens at most health clubs. You sign up for a year or two years to get the discounted rate then end up barely using the facility after the first couple of months. Before setting yourself up on a gym membership why not establish an exercise habit and routine first? Having the accountability that a personal trainer provides for the first couple of months can help you make the most of a gym membership later. Not to mention you’ll be learning how to do the exercises correctly.

"I Feel 110% Better Than I Did Before Coming To Shaping Concepts."

"I've been coming to Shaping Concepts for well over a year and a half and it's been a phenomenal experience. I feel 110% better than I did a year ago. Before starting my personal fitness program I was struggling to get up off the floor and out of the bathtub.

In your fifties you can either go up or or down at that age, so this was my choice and it was a good one. All I can say is that I feel much stronger, I have a strong core, and it's been a truly enjoyable experience.

I have an awesome trainer in Andrew Duffy. He's a wonderful motivator who helps encourage me and keeps me accountable so I stay consistent. I've just really enjoyed my time here. If you're considering starting a program with a Charleston personal trainer I would highly recommend Andrew and the team at Shaping Concepts."

Linda Clarke
Mt. Pleasant, SC

• Guaranteed Results! – By far this is the biggest difference between Shaping Concepts and other Charleston fitness centers. You see we don’t just provide you with a place to exercise but rather with a complete blueprint for seeing the results you want. This requires more personalization, coaching, and accountability than you’d get working out on your own in a bigger health club. When functional strength training is your top priority nobody goes to the lengths we do to see you’ll be successful. It’s the Shaping Concepts difference.

How to get started on our Charleston senior fitness program that delivers RESULTS like no other

Simply fill out the web form on this page or contact us by phone we’ll set up a time for your initial consultation. This is where we’ll sit down and discuss your primary goals and training objectives.

You'll meet with one of our certified Charleston personal trainers who can assist you in evaluating the appropriate program according to your individual needs. He or she will also be able to provide you with a comprehensive fitness assessment to help identify any muscle imbalances or specific areas you'll want to address during your program.

There's absolutely no-obligations and the trial and consultation are completely FREE! If you decide our programs are not a good fit for any reason we'll part ways as friends and I'll even help make a recommendation on another Charleston fitness center that would be a better fit for you.

The Shaping Concepts risk-free guarantee that you're unlikely to find on any other Charleston senior fitness program...

Regardless of whether you do the free trial or get started immediately on a Charleston personal fitness program, you have nothing to risk. I want you to be absolutely thrilled with your workout routine and personal trainer.

If you don’t feel my programs are a good fit or you’re unsatisfied for any reason, I’ll refund your investment, no questions asked. Sound fair enough?

What You'll Find At Shaping Concepts Compared To Other Charleston Fitness Centers:
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Charleston Area Health Club
Charleston Area 24 Hour Gym
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GUARANTEED RESULTS on your fitness program or your money back
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"It's The Longest I've Ever Stayed With A Program. I Love The Variety In My Workouts And Everyone Is So Encouraging."

"When I started coming to Shaping Concepts I had an arm I couldn't lift over my head, a hip that hurt most days, and creeping cholesterol. Today these problems are gone and I'm feeling stronger and healthier with each month.

Shaping Concepts has given me the accountability I've always needed. It's the longest I've ever stayed with a program. I was actually one of Shane and Mandy's first clients and I've been coming now for over six years. I absolutely love the variety in my workouts and everyone is so encouraging. I have more strength, energy, and I've dropped a dress size. Thank you Shaping Concepts."

Nancy Coleman
Mt. Pleasant, SC

Where is Shaping Concepts located?

Shaping Concepts is located minutes from Daniel Island in the Queensborough Shopping Center in Mt. Pleasant. We're right across the street from the Mt. Pleasant Public Library. We're just ten minutes from the island exiting 526 at Long Point Road to Mathis Ferry or taking the 17 South exit to Anna Knapp Blvd.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

If you have any questions at all I want to give you the opportunity to contact me directly. As an owner I feel it's important to personally address any issues or concerns you might have.

You'll find a button at the top of this page that says "E-Mail Shane." Hit this button and a web-form will pop up where you can send me your question or comments. I'll get back with you as soon as I can, normally within 24 hours. I hope to see you soon and I look forward to earning your trust and business.


Shane Doll CPT, CSCS
Shaping Concepts Personal Training Studios
1009 Anna Knapp Blvd #101
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-971-8665