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A Mount Pleasant wellness retreat helps get your mind and body in sync

A Mount Pleasant wellness retreat helps get your mind and body in sync
January 2020

Synchronocity's nutrition director shares tips for eating healthier in the New Year

Synchronocity offers yoga and kickboxing classes, as well as cooking workshops at its Mount Pleasant complex.

As you wander down a stone path toward the entrance of Synchronicity, a soothing water feature replaces the sounds and stress of traffic on Interstate 526. The Mount Pleasant wellness center is an oasis of sorts, developed to help busy locals reset their minds, recharge their bodies, and renew their spirits.

“We thought you shouldn’t have to travel to a seven-day wellness retreat to feel amazing,” says Brian Durbin, Synchronicity’s co-founder and director of programming. “We wanted to put those same tools in your backyard, incorporating that retreat feeling into your daily lifestyle.”

Part dream-home, part fitness center, the Synchronicity concept is tailored toward a high-end clientele looking to access all of their health needs in one place. The campus initially opened with a pilot program in January 2018, offering drop-in exercise classes in order to capture feedback from potential members. Now, the space provides an array of programming, from fitness bootcamps and meditation sessions to nutrition coaching and events. “Our programming isn’t just about fitness,” says Durbin. “It’s about camaraderie, empowerment, and the mind-body connection.”

Synchronicity also hosts a lineup of nutrition workshops and will begin offering prepared breakfasts and plant-based dinners on-site this month, furthering its mission to offer retreat-style amenities. “Whether they’re taking a cooking class or enjoying a meal together, we want to help our members make practical lifestyle changes while also creating connections and building community,” says Lauren Zimmerman, director of nutrition.

In January, Synchronicity is opening a physical recovery center featuring cryotherapy and infrared saunas. The self-care refuge will also begin offering all-inclusive membership packages early in the New Year.

New Year’s Wellness Tips - Nutrition director Lauren Zimmerman shares guidelines for eating healthier in 2020:

Food for Thought “Don’t see food in terms of calories. Instead, consider the food as a whole; look at the ingredients and have intention about what you eat. Pay attention to how you feel after consumption. Your body wants to be healthy and will guide you.”

Colorful Plates “Try to eat one cup of purple vegetables, two cups of greens, a sprinkle of seeds, and a serving of beans. By eating these foods daily, you will be on the path toward a more healthful, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich diet.”

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