Check Out These Body Transformations & Success Stories From Charleston Area Residents

 

"Not Only Have I Lost Over 100 Pounds, 18.75 Inches, And 19% Body Fat, I've Been Able To Go From A Woman's Size 20 To Wearing A Size 2 to 4!"

"Shaping Concepts has to be one of the best-kept secrets here in Charleston! When the personal trainer I was working with at another Charleston gym moved out of the country, I discovered Shaping Concepts from a quick web search and I am sooo thankful that I called to meet with them!

I just wish I discovered them a few months sooner when I started my weight loss journey. Eleven months ago when I walked into Shaping Concepts not only was I hoping to change my life for the better I was also willing to give up my “diet-Band-Aid” approach to trying to lose weight and wanted to learn how to make permanent life style changes for a more healthier and stronger me.

I knew in my mind that I needed to do something different to help with my weight loss journey, but after sitting down and talking with Mandy I realized that I found the perfect place that would help me reach my diet, exercise and weight loss goals. Not only have I lost a little over 100 pounds, 18.75 inches, and 19% body fat I have been able to go from a woman’s size 20 to wearing a size 2 to 4! Five months after I hit my goal weight I am still trying to wrap my head around my new clothing size."

Hope Reardon
Charleston, SC



"I've lost over 25 lbs and 10% body fat with the help of Shawn McDonald and Shaping Concepts. "

If you stay consistent, follow the program, do your cardio, and eat right it works!" Having the motivation and accountability has been one of the keys to my success. My trainer Shawn McDonald always had my workouts progression down and he knew just when to increase intensity so I'd keep seeing results. When I started I was out of shape, stressed out all the time, had no energy and I was tired of it.

I knew if I didn't make a change I'd have trouble as I got older. I made the change by staying consistent, getting in my cardio, following Shawn's program, and eating right. If you do that it's easy. The hardest part to get past is simply walking through the doors and making a commitment. Once you do that and make a decision to commit and follow the programs you'll see results.

Jason Hightower
Daniel Island
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"With the help of my trainer Andrew Duffy, I've been able to lose 38 pounds and totally transform my body"

For a while, probably about a year and half I was working out but not 100% on track. I knew what I wanted to do but just couldn't seem to get everything lined up to drop the weight. But once I got serious and made a steadfast commitment to go all out, everything fell into place. With the help of my trainer Andrew Duffy, I've been able to lose 38 pounds and totally transform my body.

Not only am I much leaner and have more energy but my entire outlook on fitness has changed. The positive changes just fueled my enthusiasm with workouts and now I look forward to heading to the gym. I feel 100% better, it's amazing how much more confident and how much more happy you can be. The programs flat out work once you put your mind to it.

Andrew Clarke
Mt. Pleasant

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"With the help of Shane Doll and his staff at Shaping Concepts I took control of my lifestyle and lost over 50 pounds in the process."

I was the heaviest and most out of shape I had ever been in my life. The weight came on a little at a time over the years. Now, in my mid-thirties, I had resigned myself to an unhealthy lifestyle. Once I met with Shane Doll and the team at Shaping Concepts, I really believed that I no longer had to live my life that way.

My positive thinking, coupled with their motivation, inspiration, and accountability has led me to a weight loss of 50 pounds, a dramatic increase in muscle, and a significant reduction in body fat! If you really want to get healthy and change your life, you need to go see the team at Shaping Concepts!

Richard Bachschmidt
Mt. Pleasant

"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

"With The Help Of My Personal Trainer I Lost 18 Pounds And 7% Body Fat Before My Wedding Day! I Think It's One Of The Best Investments You Can Make For Yourself."

"I started working out at Shaping Concepts to lose weight for my wedding day. With the help of my trainer, Andrew Duffy I was able to lose 18 pounds and 7% body fat. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I loved the fact that he took the time to build workouts just for me and he knew the best way to push me.

Everyone at Shaping Concepts makes you feel so comfortable when you're in the studio. It's not intimidating like a traditional gym. The personal trainers here are wonderful and they do a good job of targeting the areas you want to work on.

The functional exercise routines and Primal Blueprint nutrition strategies provide a great combination of working hard and eating right that can change your life forever. I think it's one of the best investments you can make for yourself. Hopefully people who see what I've done realize that they can do it too."

Laura Smith
Johns Island, SC

"I'd Exercised All My Life But My Turning Point Was Making The Decision To Work With A Coach Who Kept Me Accountable And Pushed Me To Give My All"

"When I began the workouts with Andrew Duffy, my personal trainer, it was difficult mentally and physically but his push to work hard and encouragement kept me coming back for more. He is the reason I have come as far as I have with my fitness. Shane Doll also had a huge impact on me and how I would move forward with my fitness. His nutrition seminar hit a cord and changed the way I live.

I decided to not only eat healthy but live healthy, which has made such a big impact on my physique. I am much leaner and have more muscle mass than I ever had before, not to mention feeling better than I have in a long time. Everyone supported me in my quest for healthy living and I am so proud to be a part of such a great group."

Sherry Pearson
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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"My Personal Trainer Andrew Duffy Has Helped Me Lose 37 Pounds, 10 Inches, And 10% Body Fat. He Coaches Me, Pushes Me, And Most Of All He Cares."

"Since joining Shaping Concepts, my trainer Andrew Duffy has help me lose 37 pounds, 10 inches, and 10% body fat. I was faithful in following his advice in regards to how to eat, what to eat, and how to do my cardio outside of the studio. And what can I say, it worked!

I've been a member at several Charleston gyms but I never pushed myself like my Andrew does and that has made a big difference. He coaches me, pushes me, and most of all, he cares. I don't feel like I'm just a number on a list with him. He wants me to succeed and he helps me do that.

I love being thin, but more than that, I love seeing the definition in my body. I feel strong and healthy but best of all I feel younger at 41 than I did when I was 20. I can't thank Andrew enough for helping me change my life!"

Kim Hulsey
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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"I Was Skeptical At First But The Shaping Concepts Program Really Works! I've Lost 30 Pounds, 14 inches, And 7% Body Fat."

"I have to admit, I was skeptical at first but the Shaping Concepts personal training program really works. Since I started working my trainer, Andrew Duffy, I've lost 30 pounds, 14 inches, and 7% body fat.

I didn't know what to expect as I had never used a personal trainer before but I'm very pleased with the results. I really like having someone mixing it up and keeping the workouts interesting. I don't have to think about what I'm doing. I just follow the direction and guideance of my trainer through the workouts.

Andrew was very helpful in also teaching me about nutrition and the best way to do cardio to see the results I wanted. I would recommend anyone who's thinking about starting a personal training program in Charleston to simply give Shaping Concepts a shot. You won't be disappointed."

Polly Lady
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"In Only 3 Months I've Lowered My Total Cholesterol And Triglycerides By Over 30 Points. This Program Has Given Me The Tools To Create A Blueprint I Use Every Day."

"I feel so very fortunate to have found Shaping Concepts. As a "career" dieter, I had gotten to the point that I thought maybe I could not lose weight. It was very difficult thinking I was eating healthy and working out on a regular basis with no results.

I thought surgery might be the only answer! Shaping Concepts not only changed my mind, it has changed my body. This program has given me the tools to create a blueprint I use every day for looking and living how I want me to be. I am healtier and "hotter" than ever. Best part is, we (me and Shaping Concepts) have only just begun!

Victoria Jones
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"Since Starting At Shaping Concepts I've Lost Over 15 Pounds And I'm Exactly The Weight I Was When I Got Married. The Funny Thing Is I Feel Better Today Than I Ever Thought About Feeling Then."

"I honestly can't say enough positive things about my experience, the facility is great, my trainer is excellent and the staff is always so willing to assist and provide pointers that will help me on my personal journey and fitness goals. When I started in late May, my goal was to get back to the weight I was when I got married over 7 years ago.

After 7 years of marriage and 2 kids, I thought I would be satisfied with getting back to where I started. Over the last 5 months, I have lost 15 pounds, 3.1% body fat and 3.5 inches overall and am exactly the weight I was when I got married. The funny thing is, I feel better today than I ever thought about feeling then! I look forward to working with you and my trainer James Patt to set new goals and reach milestones I never thought possible!

Ashley Hancock
Charleston, SC

"I Have Done Other Weight Loss Programs And Have Had Personal Trainers Before, But They Were Not Nearly As Fun Or As Effective As Shaping Concepts!"

"I have done other weight loss programs and have had personal trainers before, but they were not nearly as fun or as effective as Shaping Concepts! I chose the Shaping Concepts personal training program because of its combined focus on eating better for a lifetime and increasing strength/muscle mass while losing body fat.

I have never enjoyed working out so much as I have with my person trainer Joe McDevitt. He is knowledgable, encouraging and fun! He helps me keep track of my eating and excercise outside of our workouts and he is able to work around any injuries that I have. I am almost halfway to my goal and I have never felt better, there is no stoping me now!

Annie S
Charleston, SC

"I Had No Idea You Could Work So Hard Or Do So Much In Just 30 Minutes. After 2 Months And A Loss Of 5% Body Fat, I'm A Believer!"

"I have exercised almost all of my life and staying in shape was always very easy. However, a knee replacement 5 yrs ago, a broken hip, a full-time job, grandchildren (not complaining!), and age were conspiring against me, and although I did not consider myself overweight by any means, I knew I was not fit.

No upper body strength and major muscle imbalance from injuries. Plus I was tired – which made it even tougher to exercise and just get throught the day. Shaping Concepts is near my house, so I checked out the website, read Shane’s philosophy, and went by to try it out.

Best decision ever. After going over my diet with Mandy, I made changes, the results of which I felt almost immediately. The personal trainer I was assigned to is awesome, I had no idea you could work so hard or do so much in just 30 minutes. After 2 months and a loss of about 5% body fat, I’m a believer. I don’t have to think about anything, just concentrate on the work. No session is the same so it's never boring. It's always challenging and motivating, and I come to my sessions pumped up and leave the same way. Although I can't do anything about getting older, I'm determined to stay fit as I do."

Susan Whelan
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I've Lost Over 20 Pounds, I Have More Energy, I Sleep Better, And My Back Pain Is Gone. Having Accountability And Support Has Made All The Difference For Me."

"With the guidance of my personal trainer, Shane Doll, I've lost over 20 pounds, put on lean muscle and significantly improved my strength. Having said that, probably the biggest benefits I've seen have been in the improvements to my overall health. Prior to starting at Shaping Concepts I had little energy, high blood pressure, and persistent low back pain.

I knew I had to do something but it was just hard getting started on my own. Today, I'm happy to report that I have more energy, I sleep better, my blood pressure is in the normal range, and my back pain is gone! Shane's Charleston personal training programs flat out work if you simply follow the routines and most importantly stick with it!

Having accountability and support has made all the difference for me. Getting started is the hardest part but once you get into a routine it just becomes part of your life. I actually look forward to my workouts and I'm hooked now. I'm more productive with my work, I feel better, and most importantly I know I'm taking the necessary steps to ensure I'll be there for my family. "

Ricky Breslin
Summerville, SC

"I Never Would've Believed You If You Said I Could Lose 70 Pounds And 14 Inches In 7 Months. But That's Exactly What I Did At Shaping Concepts!"

"If you would have told me that in only 7 months I could be 70 pounds lighter and down 14 inches I probably wouldn′t have believed it. But that′s exactly what Shaping Concepts has helped me to accomplish.

I've become a healthier eater and I now love to go outside and walk/run. Because of Shaping Concepts I have been able to stick with a diet and exercise plan when I wasn′t able to do that in the past. I actually look forward to going to the gym 3 times a week. Thank you guys so much."

Brittany Troutman
Charleston, SC.

"I've Dropped 10 Sizes Going From A Size 14 To A Size 4. What Can I Say, The Shaping Concepts Personal Training Program Really Works"

"Since starting my personal fitness program I've dropped ten sizes going from a size 14 to a size 4. What can I say, the Shaping Concepts personal training program really works. I want to thank you for all that you have helped me achieve. I'm about an inch and a half away from fitting back into my wedding gown, not bad for almost 10 years later!

You have truly helped restore the smile on my face. Ya'll are truly the best. I enjoy walking in and being greeted with smiles and everyone knows your name. I feel like in the studio you're treated as an individual, not just another member. I definitely have more energy, I've lost the weight I wanted while getting in great shape at the same time. I can eat without feeling guilty. I now understand that I need to eat, not starve myself, to be fit and healthy. I went from eating one meal a day to eating at least 4 times a day and this time it worked."

Cyndi Deturris
Bluffton, SC

"With The Help Of The Guys At Shaping Concepts I've Lost 14% Body Fat And 51 Pounds, Not To Mention Feeling 15 Years Younger."

"If you're thinking about starting a personal training program you've got to go see Shaping Concepts. Their program is fast and effective. I am now a believer that thirty minute workouts can truly transform your body.

It was only 18 months ago that I was overweight, everything hurt, and I was headed toward diabetes. With the help of the Shane Doll and the trainers at Shaping Concepts I have lost 14% body fat and 51 pounds, not to metion feeling 15 years younger. Shaping Concepts has changed my life. No matter what you've tried in the past or what kind of shape you're in now, you can have the body you want with hard work and commitment."

Joe Ball
Myrtle Beach, SC

"I've Been Going To Gyms For The Past 15-20 Years But This Was The First Time I've Gotten It Right. Shaping Concepts Has Provided Me With The Right Environment."

"I just wanted to say I've been coming to gyms and being a member for the past 15-20 years of my life and up until now I hadn't gotten it right. Shaping Concepts has provided me with the right environment along with the accountability, motivation, and professional instruction that I was looking for.

I've found three main benefits of being a client at Shaping Concepts that I didn't get from the gyms and health clubs. The first is motivation, the second is knowing I'm doing the exercises right, and the third is I'm never bored. That keeps me focused and excited about my workouts."

Kal Kasel
Myrtle Beach, SC

"Having Someone Push You Really Does Make A Big Difference. I've Lost 29 Pounds, 11 Inches, And 8% Body Fat."

"I love having the accountability from a personal trainer. Having someone push you really does make a big difference. Since starting at Shaping Concepts I have less stress, I sleep better, and now have more energy during the day.

With the help of my trainer I've lost 29 pounds, 11 inches, and 8% body fat. I've really enjoyed coming to the studio. The trainers are all one big family and they really look out for you.

If you're thinking about starting a personal training program in Charleston I would tell you to forget the gyms and health clubs and head to Shaping Concepts."

Michelle Crossland
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I Joined A Big Gym And Quit After A Month, Then I Decided To Give Shaping Concepts A Try. After Three Months I've Lost 20 Pounds And Counting"

"After two years, retirement living southern style had caught up to me. A new home and lifestyle plus the stress of having my son deployed in Iraq all contributed to me being out of shape.

I joined a big gym and quit after a month, so I decided to give Shaping Concepts a try. I signed up for three workouts a week and met with my trainer. He taught me how consistency and commitment achieves results. After three months I've lost 20 pounds and I'm still counting. Shaping Concepts provides one-on-one attention and a personal fitness program designed just for you. The trainers really do want you to succeed."

Lorna Warmath
Bluffton, SC

"I Absolutely Love The Workouts And The High Energy Environment In The Studio. I've Lost Over 14 Pounds And 6% Body Fat!"

"Prior to starting at Shaping Concepts I had never used a personal trainer so I was a little skeptical to say the least. It wasn't long before I became a believer. The thirty minute workouts are fast and extremely effective. They work great especially if you have a busy lifestyle like me and don't always have time to spend an hour or more in a gym.

I'm thrilled with the results as I've lost over 14 pounds and 6% body fat. I absolutely the love the workouts and the high energy environment in the studio. The trainers are all very professional and you can tell they truly care about their clients.

I would encourage anyone thinking about starting a personal training program in Charleston to take a look at Shaping Concepts. Shane, Mandy and the entire staff will make you feel like family and you'll love the results."

Marquetta Breslin
Summerville, SC

"Since Starting My Personal Training Program I've Lost 35 Pounds, 8% Body Fat And Over 15 Inches! Everyone Here Is Personable And They Really Want To See You Reach Your Goals."

"I attribute my success to working out hard, the excellent trainers here at Shaping Concepts, and most importantly the changes they've helped me make in my diet. It's been hard for me to eat healhy in the past because of my lifestyle, but with the help and instruction from my trainer I've made huge progress.

Since starting my personal training program I've lost 35 pounds, 8% body fat and over 15 inches! I can go up stairs now without gasping air and I feel better about myself when I'm out in public.

What I like best about Shaping Concepts and their Charleston personal training program is the trainers. Everybody here is personable and they really want to see you reach your goals. I recommend anyone thinking about starting a personal fitness program to go see the staff at Shaping Concepts."

Neal Allmond
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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"With Shane's Help I've Been Able To Lose 30 Pounds In Just Twelve Weeks And I'm Now Confident I'll Reach My Final Weight Loss Goals"

"Where do I start? I can't say thank you enough Shane for everything you've done for me. The emails I received from you were great and I tried to incorporate the information that you provided into my meal selections and exercise routines. The emails always seemed to come at the perfect time and were very encouraging.

I felt like you were genuinely interested in my weight loss program and your teaching and educational videos were so down to earth that anyone could understand. The visualization techniques that you taught me has by far been the best keep secret in a weight loss program.

By following your advice I was able to overcome my obstacles and stay focused on my program. I'm happy to report that I've been able to lose 30 pounds in just twelve weeks and I'm confident I'll reach my final weight loss goals."

Elisa Large
Summerville, SC
2009 Charleston Biggest Loser Contest Winner

"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

"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

"Shaping Concepts Has Helped Me Accomplish More In Less Than Two Years What I Had Been Trying Unsuccessfully To Do For More Than 20 Years"

"That's gain a sense of control over my health, energy and shape. My driving force for health stems from the fact that my father died of a heart attack before his 52nd birthday. He never met my wife, never enjoyed his grandchildren and left my mother a young widow and single mother. My genes are rife with cardiac and circulatory issues, so I set out to counteract my heredity and be around, God willing, for my wife, my children and my children′s children.

Now I′m happy to report that I′m slimmer, lighter and have more energy than I′ve had in many years. I fit better in my clothes and I now remove my shirt at the pool and beach and I can hug my wife without an unwelcome gut getting in the way.

What happened? Shaping Concepts took me aside, asked me about my goals and finally put me in charge of my physical shape and health. I′m not clear on all the magic, I just know it works. I now exercise more efficiently, I eat better, and I look forward to stepping on the scale first thing in the morning. Thank you, Shaping Concepts!"

John Carroll
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I Was Able To Gain 17 lbs, Pack On Lean Muscle, Add 2 Inches To My Chest And An Inch In Both Arms. I Would Have Never Seen Those Kind Of Results Working Out On My Own."

"I started working with a personal trainer at Shaping Concepts because I actually wanted to gain weight and put on lean muscle. I struggled working out on my own and knowing what to eat to put on muscle. With the help of my trainer, Mike Sigmon, I was able to gain 17 pounds while adding two inches to my chest and an inch to both arms.

He taught me how to eat properly to feed the muscle and it made a huge difference. I was a little skeptical at first but the program was a lot better than I thought it would be. I'm very pleased with the results.

The workouts aren't boring and I love the fact that they're only 30 minutes. I would never have seen these kind of results working out on my own. If you're looking to put on muscle mass and do it the right way I say go see Mike and the staff at Shaping Concepts. I'm proof that the program works."

Justin Strickland
Charleston, SC

"Shaping Concepts Has Created The Best Environment For Me. The Facilities Are Great, The People Are Great, But Andrew Duffy Is Fantastic!"

"I have been at two other facilities with a personal trainer years ago but Shaping Concepts has actually created the best environment for me. My personal trainer then was very good; however, Andrew is terrific, probably the best I've had. My son does personal training up in Charlotte so I'm very familiar with this.

Andrew Duffy knows what he is doing. He is taking an old guy like me and is making me fit, flexible, and young again. The facilities are great, the people are great, but Andrew is fantastic! I'm glad to be here."


Al Danenberg
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"The Workouts Only Take 30 Minutes Out Of My Day So They Don't Impede With The Rest Of My Work Flow."

"I've been working out at Shaping Concepts for the past two years now. What keeps me coming back is the burst training workouts only take 30 minutes out of my day. I can schedule my wokouts at any time of the day and it never impedes with the rest of my work flow. Being able to schedule my appointments with some flexibility is a big plus. I just never know what my day is going to look like and they always do a great job with getting me in if I have to reschedule.

The trainers all do an excellent job of mixing up the variety in the workouts and they know just how to push you. I would highly recommend Shane Doll and Shaping Concepts to anyone considering starting a Charleston personal training program."

Steve Delcioppo
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"My Only Advice Is Don't Try This Anywhere Other Than Shaping Concepts"

"When I tell you I never liked working out, and never stuck to a workout program, I mean it. I could always find something that I would rather do. Something that really needed to be done. It never included working out. Several months ago I was talking to a group of friends that happened to all work out at Shaping Concepts. They were talking about how professional everyone was. How everyone makes you feel welcome, how much they enjoyed working out there. (I couldn′t imagine that) Anyway, I decided to give it a try.

From the very beginning Mandy gave me the confidence to go beyond the initial appointment. I never thought I would be able to do the exercises my trainer had me do. Just when I thought I had it, he gave me the strength to continue. I am not saying that it is easy, but it is worth it. If I can do it, anyone can do it. My only advice would be just don′t try this anywhere other that Shaping Concepts!"

Nancy Moodie Curtis
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I Love Coming To Shaping Concepts Where Everyone Is Very Nice And Motivating."

"I've worked out with several personal trainers at Shaping Concepts and they are all wonderful! As you know finding the best personal time to workout is key, and for me it was trial and error, but that's how I ended up with my trainer "soul-mate", Tina.

I truly look forward to coming to my workouts and we've become friends in the process. Besides providing a great workout Tina will often ask me how I'm doing with my eating and we discuss various dieting/nutrition tactics. She pushes you when you think you can't go further, but also appreciates your limits.

I love coming to Shaping Concepts where everyone is very nice and motivating and I especially love working out with Tina as she helps me in many ways to reach my fitness goals. Also thank you Shane for the newsletters, emails, and blogs. I love them all!"

Laura-Kaye Hartsell
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"Ever Since Joining Shaping Concepts My Diabetes Has Been Completely Under Control And My Blood Sugar Levels Are Amazing."

"I absolutely love Shaping Concepts. I used to workout on my own but I never noticed a difference. Then I heard about Shaping Concepts and the whole 30 minute workout. And when I came over here not only was it a 30 minute workout, but they taught me what to eat, how to eat, and that you have to eat often (which I never thought would be true).

I have a lot of energy, I am very confident now, and I just feel really, really healthy. Ever since joining Shaping Concepts my diabetes has been completely under control and my blood sugar levels are amazing. It's like being a non-diabetic. I can cheat now and then because I've finally got control with my diet and exercise.

I've worked with several personal trainers and they're all great. They work as team and everyone just makes you feel like you're part of the family. It's definitely not intimidating like being in a gym. If you're looking for a Charleston personal training studio where you'll be given first class treatment and get the results you want, look no further than Shaping Concepts."

Anna Summers
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"No Matter What My Mood Is When I Walk Into The Studio, I Always Leave Smiling."

"I've been an on and off "fitness enthusiast" for years but I have never stuck with an exercise program long enough to see results. Now that I feel accountable to my trainer, I know I won't fail.

One thing not mentioned in your brochure is that EVERY trainer is invested in your progress. One of the best aspects of your studio is the familiar environment and non-threatening setting.

No matter what my mood is when I walk into the studio, I always leave smiling. Thank you for establishing the perfect environment in Charleston. I appreciate it more than I could ever express."

Erin Smith
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"The Commitment I've Made To A Lunch Hour Workout Has Been Worth Every Minute"

"I'm 51 years old and I've been coming to Shaping Concepts for about two months. I've already dropped a dress size and several inches. Shaping Concepts' Charleston personal training program has helped keep me accountable and I now have more energy along with feeling better about myself.

When looking for a personal training program I wanted something I could during my lunch break. I can tell you that the commitment I've made to a lunch hour workout has been worth every minute. The workouts are fun, they're always changing, and best of all only take 30 minutes out of your day."

Jamie Stone
Awendaw, SC


"Easily The Best Fitness Program Available In the Mount Pleasant Area"

"We could not be more pleased with the service and the work-out program. We had been using another local training studio for several years, and while it is a reputable fitness center, the level of personal training, the designing of the program for the client's particular sport, the intensity of the workout, combined with prices that are half of the competition, make Shaping Concepts easily the best fitness program available in the Mount Pleasant area."

Will James is a 2 time Lower State Wrestling Champion from Wando High School with a 139-15 overall high school record. He was a member of the State Championship Cross Country Team and named Co-MVP. Will is now attending St. Andrews Presbyterian College on a full athletic scholarship.

Bill James (father of Will James)
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"I Always Get A Great Workout And Have Fun While Maintaining My Health"

"Since joining Shaping Concepts not only is my body more toned, but I have more energy and exercising has given me a better all round state of well-being. The entire team at Shaping Concepts is really friendly and they go out of their way to accommodate you.

I always get a great workout with my trainer and have fun while maintaining my health. Thank you for making me a better me. I highly recommend Shaping Concepts to anyone considering using a personal trainer in the Charleston area. They're very professional and get results!"

Connie Manos
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"My personal training sessions with Lee Powell have helped benefit my golf game"

"I have been working out with Lee Powell for the last month and I have really enjoyed it. He pushes me each and every workout and I leave feeling like I got a great workout every time. He is very knowledgeable and switches my training sessions up each time so that it is always a challenge and never gets boring or repetitive.

I am an avid golfer and he has incorporated different workout moves that are golf specific and benefit my game as well. I would definitely recommend Lee as a Charleston personal trainer for anyone who is looking to get in shape and needs a positive person to get them motivated! I also really enjoy working out at Shaping Concepts because the staff is always friendly and they take the time to get to know you unlike many of the larger gyms in the area."

Kory Thompson
Mt. Pleasant, SC

"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

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