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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Know who is in your neighborhood

City Center Partnership’s Hospitality Team Services

You may have noticed the Team of Yellow Shirts patrol the Main Street area. We want to make sure you understand how much they do for this area and how you can utilize their services.

The Yellow Shirts provide a free shuttle service that runs throughout a 36 block area from Elmwood Avenue to Gervais Street, and from Marion Street to Assembly Street. You can call them from 8 am to 11 pm and they will meet you wherever you are and take you wherever you need to go within this area. Their daytime phone number is 803-233-0620 and 803-309-7758 at night.

The whole team works to keep the area clean and attractive by removing litter and graffiti, landscaping work, planting flowers, and pressure washing. They are also available to disseminate safety information to visitors and residents as well as report any potential threats to the district.

These guys do a wonderful job keeping our neighborhood clean and safe. Please feel free to call them day or night if you need a ride in the area or even just an escort back to your apartment.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kick start the New Year!

We may not be able to help you with all of your New Year’s resolutions, but we can certainly recommend where to go if you have promised yourself to lose weight and get in shape!

You should know by now that Brick House Gym is accessible for our residents and is located just five minutes away off Blossom and Huger Streets. The gym features 12,000 square feet of fitness area and has plenty of different machines and cardiovascular equipment for you to try out. Locker rooms are provided so you can go straight to and from work.

Whether you prefer to work out alone or in a group, there are multiple options for every client. You can indulge in individual performance training sessions with one their talented personal trainers and take on kettle balls, boot camps, and agility training.

For just $13 a month, our residents can participate in any of these available classes ranging from yoga and Pilates to circuit training and battle ropes. There are over 100 of these classes offered each month that you can sign up for and look over the availabilities at their front desk.

Ryan Sacko, one of their gifted fitness leaders, happens to live in one of our buildings and directs personal performance training. He is currently offering a special holiday package where you can buy 10 sessions and get 2 free or buy 5 sessions and get 1 free. He also offers expanded member’s classes such as:

Spinning classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm
Performance Circuit: Full body workout, Mondays at 6pm
Yoga: Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9am as well as Sundays at 4pm

You can also do a short-term intense training program through one of the non-expanded member’s classes such as Battle Ropes, which details 3 months of training for $500. These classes start on January 4th and there will be open enrollment from the 4th until the 15th. If you are not sure about which class to sign up for you can always try the first class for free and see how you respond to it. You can contact Ryan Sacko for more details on his website at ItsAboutTheResults.com.

We encourage you to make use of the services Brick House provides no matter what your motivation happens to be. A fleeting New Year’s idea could turn into a long term relationship with a Pilates or spin class. If you do not take an interest in the classes, head down there to work out on the weights or cardio machines and kick start the New Year!