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D1 Training reaches the Lowcountry with Mount Pleasant site

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Members will find elements of professional athlete training at D1 training. (Photo/Provided)D1 Training has opened a facility at 1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, its first in the Lowcountry.

The company has more than 60 group fitness centers in operation and more than 120 additional locations in development, according to a news release.

The facility’s sports science-backed training regimen, led by certified trainers, aims to help clients achieve their sport and fitness goals.

D1 Mt. Pleasant offers four age-based programs: rookie (ages 7-11), developmental (ages 12-14), prep (ages 15-18) and D1 adult. Each program utilizes the five athletic-based tenets: dynamic warm-up, performance, strength program, core and conditioning, and cool down. In addition, D1 Training offers one-on-one training, the release said.

Founded in 2001 by former NFL player Will Bartholomew, D1 Training began franchising in 2017 and now has facilities in 26 states. The brand was recently ranked in Entrepreneur Magazines Franchise 500, was named a Top 30 Gym in America by Mens Health magazine, and appeared on The Inc. 5000, which ranks the fastest growing private companies in the nation. D1 Training has been endorsed by the NFL Players Association as an approved training facility and is a preferred partner of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the release said.

Franchisees of D1 Mt. Pleasant are Kristen and Joe Virgilio. She formerly worked in business development and marketing. He was an executive in the medical industry.

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