EarthFIT Gym, established last June in the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort and owned by Ian Hart, recently expanded to a second location, The Studio, also in the Marketplace.  

While EarthFIT offers gym memberships, individual training, specialized training for developing athletes of all ages, children's programs and a soccer school, The Studio is home to yoga and pilates classes and beginning in January, personalized group training.

"We are continuously amazed at the rate of our growth," said Hart. "We deliver client specific results and live and breathe our work. I am thrilled that we are able to extend our reach and improve the quality of life for so many."

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 certified CPR instructor, 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 has been a featured guest and contributor to numerous NYC health publications and programs, including Men's Health and" New York 1 News."

Head Program Facilitator for EarthFIT and The Studio, Bojan Mladenovic, has a Masters Degree in Sport Science and a UEFA B International Coaching License. He has worked as a strength and conditioning, technique, tactic and strategy coach for high level professional soccer clubs and has been training for over 11 years, five of which have been with professional athletes.

Former trainers at Crunch NYC, Hart and Mladenovic moved to the Lowcountry from Manhattan, NY, six months ago to fulfill personal goals of establishing and running their own gym. Both take a scientific approach to their training, using extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology and bio mechanics to make training safe and results oriented to each individual's body structure and physiology.

EarthFIT Gym is located at 20A Market and The Studio is located at 31A Market in the Habersham Marketplace. For more information, visit , call 1-800-718-7FIT or email  EarthFIT and The Studio are open Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.