Business Profile: Body Edge Fitness

by Feb 27, 2024Fitness, Partners, South Brunswick

With a passion for health and fitness, Cindy Black owns and operates Body Edge Fitness which is the longest-running gym in Brunswick County.

Celebrating 20 years, Body Edge Fitness in Ocean Isle Beach is still going strong, helping clients achieve their fitness goals and improve their lives. It is the most trusted, longest-running gym in Brunswick County.

Located on Beach Drive/N.C. Highway 179, Body Edge first opened its doors in 2003 in a 1,500-square-foot space. Today, the current facility is 6,000 square feet and includes a massage therapy practice with two therapists.

Body Edge Fitness is the entrepreneurial endeavor of owner Cindy Black.

Black always had a passion for health and fitness and had originally planned on a career as a physical therapist. But while working on her undergraduate degree in physical education at UNC Wilmington, she took a job as a personal trainer, and the rest is history. “I fell in love with helping clients meet their fitness goals,” she says.

Black got her start in 1997 as a personal trainer in Sunset Beach, where she worked with clients at the Sea Trail Property Owners Association and Village Activity Center. But soon her client base began to grow, and that’s when Body Edge was realized.

On what sets her gym apart, Black gives four important reasons: “friendly staff, clean facility, awesome group classes, and top-of-the-line personal training.” Additionally, it’s a more personal experience than a chain gym. Body Edge offers a “family-like” atmosphere where members and staff all know each other.

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To date, Body Edge boasts approximately 250 members, and that number is climbing.

“We are also very vacationer-friendly, so during the summer months we get an influx of visitors who can purchase a day or week pass while they are here,” Black says. “It’s great to see the same visitors come back each year.”

Body Edge offers several group classes a day including spin, yoga, Pilates, barre and classes just for seniors that are designed to increase muscle strength and range of movement and improve activities for daily living.

“Our class sizes are designed to be small so our instructors can provide individualized support and instruction,” Black says. “Our instructors are always approachable so clients can feel comfortable discussing any concerns or individual needs.”

Many Body Edge members come for the classes, abundant machines and equipment and relaxed workout space. Others take advantage of the in-house personal training by Black and her team of certified personal trainers: Rich, Linda, Steve, Emily and Tina.

Black has several new changes coming to Body Edge for 2024. If you are looking for a friendly and welcoming gym that appreciates the individuality of each client, Body Edge Fitness is for you. See for yourself why it has been around for 20 years.

Body Edge Fitness
6741 Beach Drive SW, Ocean Isle Beach
(910) 575-0975