Beaufort's EarthFIT expands to Lady's Island (update: $1,000 raised for Lady's Island Fire District)

Update Aug. 7: EarthFIT was able to raise more than $1,000 for the Lady's Island Fire District during its grand opening on Lady's Island this Saturday.

Read more about the fundraiser's outcome here.

Update August 2: After taking over the former home off Get Fit back in late June (see first report just below), the Habersham rooted EarthFIT is settling into their new digs with a grand opening ceremony, event, fundraiser, and, yes, a shot at an iPad 2.

The event is on Saturday, August 6th, and will benefit the Lady’s Island Fire District with funds raised by $5 training sessions in half-hour increments from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event attendees will also be entered to win an iPad 2 or two months of training at EarthFIT.

While all are welcome to attend, you should RSVP for a training session on their website or by emailing or by calling 1-800-718-7FIT. 

The event begins at 9:45 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and welcome remarks from Mayor Billy Keyserling and FUSE843 Founder Ian Leslie.

39 Sams Point Road on Lady's Island. Check out the full release down yonder for more details.

— Update by Ken Hawkins.

First reporting June 27: EarthFIT Training Facility established June 2009 in the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort and owned by Ian Hart is expanding to 37C Sams Point Rd on Lady’s Island, formerly occupied by Get Fit, which closed its doors earlier this month.

EarthFIT is the first training facility of its kind in Beaufort County. The Lady’s Island location will open on July 5 and will utilize its current staff of trainers at both locations.

Complimentary assessments are now being scheduled. Interested parties may learn more by emailing or calling 1-800-718-7FIT.

The expansion will allow EarthFIT to offer its unique individual and personalized group trainings to a greater number of people but will be capping the number of clients in the program. This training facility focuses on the coaching of the person as a whole, offering nutritional guidance via the nationally acclaimed online dotFIT program, continued client education, individualized meal plans and accountability towards goals.

"We are a training facility, not a gym,” owner Hart said. “We are results-oriented and take a scientific approach to our training so we can get our clients to their goals in the safest and fastest way. We attribute our success and expansion to the ever-increasing number of people achieving the results they want - whether it's weight loss, improved cardio, fat burning, toning and slimming, or gaining strength and muscle - because of their commitment and hard work. These are the people we thank for our success.”

EarthFIT event press release

(Beaufort, SC) – EarthFIT Training Facility (EarthFIT), owned by Ian Hart, is working to raise funds for its new neighbor, the Lady’s Island Fire District, and will host a benefit for the district during the training facility’s grand opening August 6th. EarthFIT, which expanded earlier this month to 39 Sams Point Rd., behind the Video Warehouse (also located in the Habersham Marketplace), will offer $5 training sessions to the general public, in half-hour increments, between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Proceeds will be matched by EarthFIT and turned over to the fire district for its use in purchasing physical training equipment. Event attendees will also be entered to win an iPad 2 or two months of training at EarthFIT. The event begins at 9:45 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and welcome remarks from Mayor Billy Keyserling and FUSE843 Founder Ian Leslie. Members of the fire district will be on hand offering family fire truck tours and a children’s obstacle course will be available.Those interested in registering in advance may do so online at,  by emailing or by calling 1-800-718-7FIT.     "We felt so much support from the Beaufort community when we moved here that we could think of no better way to share our enthusiasm about our growth than to give back, especially to those who dedicate their lives to protecting ours,” Hart said.  Event sponsors include Aqua Med Spa, Dancing Dogs Yoga, It’s Only Natural, Jatin J. Patel, CPA, KFI Mechanical, Mother Earth Landscaping, Shoofly Kitchen, The SILO Market and the Technical College of The Lowcountry. Internationally recognized for their state of the art "Back Pain Relief4Life" program - recently featured in Self Magazine - and countless testimonials from clients who have transformed their lives under their guidance, EarthFIToffers group and individualized training and coaching programs in weight loss, fat burning, strength training, nutrition and more. Hart pledges a money-back guarantee to those not achieving their desired results.  Hart is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a certification considered the highest in its field. He is a former National AAU basketball player, a functional movement screen specialist and is Tier 3 Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) Certified. Hart has two Kettle Bell Training Certificates and a certificate in Integrated Stretching Techniques and continues to be a featured guest and contributor to numerous local, regional and national media outlets including Beaufort’s The Lowcountry Weekly, Savannah’s “Mid-Morning Live”, Men's Health MagazineOK! Magazine, “FOX News”, "NY 1 News” and Self Magazine.