Business Spotlight: reFORM Studios

I had planned on reserving my business spotlight features for local Austin businesses, but I’ll make an exception for this one. Meet reFORM Studios, a personal training business in Charleston, South Carolina. It’s owned by none other than my big sis, Katrina, who is also one of the trainers. 🙂

Big sister looking intimidating. In real life she's nice & cool & funny, promise.



From the website (since they explain themselves better than I could):

“reFORM Studios Personal Training is a collaborative group of personal trainers based out of North Charleston, SC that work towards the ultimate goal of helping clients completely reform their bodies, health, and lifestyle. At reFORM Studios we approach each client as an individual, with specific needs, goals, and dreams. Our programs are comprehensive, addressing lifestyle concerns, time management, emotional pitfalls, and workout habits outside the scope of a private training session. We believe a holistic approach is the best for not only achieving goals but maintaining them long term. Our programs include nutritional advice as well as lifestyle tips to balance the work we put into our resistance training sessions.”

Each of the trainers has several years of experience and is certified. They do everything from private personal training to bootcamps to nutritional counseling. They’ve been in business together as reFORM since March of this year, helping clients in their homes or outside in parks while they searched and searched for a space to call home. They finally got that space last week, and can’t wait to turn it into a place to bring together a healthy community and form a venue for events designed to promote lifestyle change. But it definitely needs some work before their dream of being a fitness studio that is more that just a place to work out becomes a reality.

So, they’ve started a Kickstarter-like thing over at indiegogo to raise some funds. The money they raise will go to things like cosmetic changes (paint, mirrors, signage, etc.), event functionality (seating, a speaker system for both music for workouts and events, etc.) and of course a wider variety of workout equipment to work with groups and supplement what they already have. The goal is $10,000, but any amount helps. They’ve got some great perks lined up for everyone who donates, from a workout mix tape to a healthy recipe collection to private workout sessions if you’re local. You can find out more about their vision for reFORM on their indiegogo page (there’s even a fun video!).

Since this is a shameless plug to help support my sister in her very worthwhile goal, if you have $10 to spare please consider donating. 🙂 And if you’re local to the Charleston area and looking for a fabulous crew of ladies to help you get fit and healthy, definitely check them out.

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Weekend Recap: Sister Time!

I had to drop my sister off at Lackland AFB yesterday afternoon, which we were both sad about. The weekend was a ton of fun! We ate tons of good food around Austin, went to karaoke, went thirft/boutique shopping on South Congress, played with doggies (mine, and a friend’s who had just adopted one), went to a dine-in movie theater to see The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, and generally just hung around the house. She said it was a much-needed break from her Air Force training (only one more month of tech school to go for her!). Instagram picture […]

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Friday Favorites: Sister Time!

My lil’ sis is coming to visit this weekend! She’s been a mere 2 hours away since August, but since her life has been signed over to the USAF, her free time has generally not been her own, and so I’ve only seen her twice here in Texas. But this weekend she has a 3-day weekend off, and is coming up to Austin to visit! 😀 More correctly, I’m driving down to Lackland AFB to pick her up and then bringing her back to Austin, but same result. Should be fun! She’s never been to visit me here in Austin, […]

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