Fitness & Health Blog

How to start a produce co-op

How to Start a produce co-op Saturday, June 22 9:30am-10:30amWant to learn how to organize a produce co-op to save money, eat healthy and shop local from our South Carolina farmers? Support local farmers If you want to know how to organize a produce co-op, this is your chance to...

The Benefits of Grass-fed, Local Beef

West Ridge Farm As I am sure we are all aware, the trend of grass-fed beef has been gaining momentum over the past decade.  There are numerous reasons for this increase in attention, mainly a search for lean protein and/or a protein containing healthy fats such as Omega-3 fatty acids...

Mmmm, honey!

Local Honey. Mmmm, honey!  Those little bees work so hard to produce the sweetness we love. In recent years, the search for local raw honey has been on the rise. It is no wonder since a Google search to find out the health benefits of raw honey will turn up...

Eat, Drink, Think. Local.

Eat, Drink, Think. Local. As a wellness professional and the editor of Edible Columbia, one of the most common questions I get asked is “why is is so important to eat local?”  The truth is, there is no exact definition of what local means,so it is confusing as to what...

Tips on Starting a Co-Op

Athlete's Arena's Heather Kobus and Heather Hardy, former co-owner of Brown Box Veggies, takes us behind the scenes of the farmer's market with great tips on how you can start a produce co-op. https://youtu.be/OWQrO0RWczw Let's Eat! Series

Drive-Thru No More

Say bye-bye to the drive-thru and hello to home cooking. Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a news report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Think about your dinner last night. Did you sit...

Support Our Local Farmers

Start a Produce Co-Op I started my first produce co-op when my oldest was five years old and it started out of necessity.  My family had a limited budget and I was determined not to feed them anything that required to be opened with a can opener.  Fast forward 23...

Proud to Brag on Our Members

Athlete's Arena is proud to brag about the large number of family members training with our sports performance, CrossFit, and personal training staff. We are all family here! Amy Taylor (48, almost 49) is a math teacher at Chapin High School and has been training with Adriane Wilson since June...

Challenging Age Stereotypes

Diane Taylor finds strength and confidence with every workout With encouragement of her son, Diane Taylor began training at Athlete's Arena Irmo in December of 2015. Diane had experienced some discomfort in her recovery from revision surgery on a full knee replacement that did not mend well. After a full...