Crowned Best Men's Formal Wear Store by Columbia Metropolitan magazine, The Black Tie dresses dapper dudes to the nines with a vast selection of classy threads. Charm your way through a wedding or prom night in a jaunty getup from top-flight brands such as Geno's Formal Affair and Cape Fear, or get impressively arrayed for a phone interview with a tuxedo from Eaves. To ensure each customer receives quality service, The Black Tie's friendly staff is on hand to field any questions, aid with measurements, and perform on-site alternations if necessary.
Charleston Krav Maga is Charleston’s largest self-defense and martial arts studio with the honor of being the only Krav Maga Worldwide Studio in South Carolina and one of two American Fighter MMA & Fitness Centers in the nation. Our members range from three-years-old to, well, much older than AARP requirements. Certified
Within its 55,000-square foot facility, Life Center boasts the amenities that many health clubs offer—indoor and outdoor tracks, a 25-meter indoor pool, cardio and strength training equipment, and a cadre of personal trainers. It's association with the Greenville Hospital System, however, allows Life Center to offer more support for overall healthy living and medically-based assistance than any typical club. Health education classes equip attendees with practical skills, such as stress management or healthy cooking, and certified massage therapists perform both medical and therapeutic massage modalities, including fibromyalgia therapy, hot stone therapy, and acupressure. Nutritional counseling programs help clients work toward a healthier diet and address specific nutritional needs.
Within a 2,500-square foot aerobics studio, instructors lead group fitness classes including Cardio Pump stepping with light weights and Turbo Kick, a kickboxing-based workout that builds in intensity as weeks progress. There are separate yoga and group cycling studios, and after a swimming or arthritis aquatics class, members can unwind in the dry sauna and take advantage of free towel service. To ensure everyone's on track, the staff welcomes each new member with a personal exercise orientation, then follows up every six weeks to see how they're doing.
Inside South Carolina’s 47 state-registered parks, visitors explore secluded forest trails, sweeping cerulean lakes, roiling saltwater surfs crashing on white beaches, and streams and rivers overgrown with thick canopies of trees. The protected areas, many of which were assembled nearly a century ago by the Civilian Conservation Corps, encompass more than 80,000 acres and span turf from the rambling Blue Ridge Mountains to the sandy Atlantic-coast beaches. Abundant activities for guests include canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and accidentally startling long-forgotten lumberjacks wearing headphones.
Visitors experience colonial history up close at some parks, where registered historic homes, plantations, and landmark buildings stand preserved or in their natural state. These structures grant a glimpse into the lives of European settlers, Native Americans, and African Americans through building tours, archaeological collections, and live history demonstrations. Overnight camping is available at many parks, ranging from primitive campsites to cabins, villas, and tent sites that offer running water. Much like a scientist designing a soda-can-powered robot, park administrators follow a rigorous recycling program to ensure the preservation of the wilderness.
A row of mason jars, each filled with slim sticks of incense, surround a sign that bears a simple motto: Kindness matters. The warmth of that tableau captures the spirit of Soul Flow Yoga, a community-oriented yoga studio that welcomes students of all experience levels to improve their practice and overall well-being. Daily classes, taught by a team of Yoga Alliance–certified instructors, gently motivate students to improve their body awareness while helping increase their strength, endurance, flexibility, and empathy for french braids. Classes range from the vigorous hot yoga, during which the studio is heated to 85 degrees, to the soothing stretching and meditation in gentle and restorative yoga. Throughout the week, live acoustic guitar accompanies certain gentle and community sessions, helping yogis imagine they're in a distant paradise being serenaded by a longhaired centaur.
CombatFitnessHH has reimagined traditional circuit training so it's more applicable to the everyman—and much more fun. During boot-camp-style workouts, a skilled instructor pairs dynamic movements and agility exercises with sledgehammers, tractor tires, and heavy chains, improving clients' strength in every plane of motion. Over time, the body adapts to these workouts, and better performs everyday tasks such as carrying groceries or performing celebratory dances after spiking another log in the fireplace.