By Brent Petri for The Island Connection
A brand-new fitness studio and a charming children’s boutique are two of Freshfields’ newest additions this summer.
Studio 33 was opened by owners Frank and Liz Silva, who aim to improve the overall health of patrons through a broad range of fitness classes like yoga, pilates, and barre, as well as nutrition, and wellness workshops and classes. They also carry the latest in athletic gear including brands such as Lululemon, Spiritual Gangster, Onzie, and Michi.
While in Charleston for a visit the couple noticed there weren’t any fitness options available in Freshfields, and decided to invest in a startup.
“I do live here now but am originally from Boston, but my husband still works back and forth from there,” Liz explained, “The Freshfields has been wonderful to work with. We are trying to build more of a wellness community here, not just a place where people come to work up a sweat or stretch, but a place where people come and know each other and are happy to motivate one another to be healthier. It’s become a place where our regulars have become part of our family and I just can’t wait for that to keep building!”
Scheduling is extremely flexible; the studio is open seven days a week and instructors offer both group, and private classes and training.
Studio 33 is currently running a new client special of $45 for two weeks of unlimited classes, ideal for anyone who is interested but unsure of what classes might suit them.
Sugar Snap Pea is a very quaint, high quality children’s boutique owned by Charleston resident Zhenya Kuhne.
Freshfields is their third and newest location, and continues to exemplify their reputation for exceptional customer service and product selection.
Zhenya had this to say about their most recent opening, “When I opened my first location in 2010, Charleston and King Street offered a special shopping experience. It had a lot of hard to find, unique boutiques. We were so thrilled to become a part of that unique experience. When Freshfields reached out to us to join their shopping center, it resonated with us and felt a bit nostalgic. We envision Freshfields as a place where both locals and visitors could enjoy a shopping experience they couldn’t get anywhere else, and would want to return for. My husband and I recently became parents for the first time and value the quality of our products more than ever, now that we get to experience them first hand. We are excited to join Freshfields and are looking forward to seeing local residents from surrounding areas who are familiar with our stores, as well as first time shoppers.”
Sugar Snap Pea carries clothing from newborn to age 16 for girls and newborn to age 8 for boys, and a variety of accessories and toys. You can find their other locations in Mt. Pleasant and King Street in downtown Charleston.