by Emily Smith
Though the New Year is a famously popular time to encourage new positive habits, becoming a happier, healthier person is a year-round commitment.
A few new additions to the Carolina Forest area, now and planned for the future, promise to encourage local residents each step of the way on their healthy regimens, no matter what time of year.
Just over a month ago, Burn Boot Camp opened its first franchise in the Grand Strand. With a focus mainly on empowering women, this gym also provides workout camps for men, nutrition guidance, and complimentary child care programs, so parents can exercise without worry.
To decide if their community is right for you, Burn Boot Camp offers a free, thirty-day new member trial period. To get in contact with Burn Boot Camp in Carolina Forest, call 919-324-4686 or visit them on their Facebook page @ Burn Boot Camp Myrtle Beach SC. The gym is located at 2000 Oakheart Road in the Forest Square center.
Around the corner, the building where Gander Mountain once stood is being transformed into a Planet Fitness, the fourth and latest location along the Grand Strand. Although not expected to be finished until the second quarter of the year, the property owners are envisioning high traffic to the business, given its convenient location to Carolina Forest.
Because the new gym only intends to occupy just over half the square footage of the building, we can expect another business or two alongside it. The new, soon-to-be Planet Fitness is situated at 1049 Glenforest Rd.
If you want to get more in touch with nature, Carolina Forest Boulevard hopes to have a finished park with historical significance built later this year. Back in November, plans for Huger Park near the Carolina Forest Recreation Center began moving forward again after eight years of planning.
Surrounded by the growing residential development, aptly named The Parks, Huger Park will be within walking distance of the rec center. The land which connects the two will be the future spot of multi-purpose athletic fields. The main attraction of the park has always been the prolific, majestic oak trees, estimated to be upwards of 300 years old.
Whether needing a structured training session, an individual workout, or some relaxing time to connect with nature, Carolina Forest continues to grow and accommodate the needs of its residents.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, but throughout this new year, expect to see these fabulous new additions to our community inspiring us stay active and healthy.