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The Buzz: Six years after opening Longevity Fitness, owner Jennie Brooks has expanded and rebranded

The Buzz: Six years after opening Longevity Fitness, owner Jennie Brooks has expanded and rebranded
August 2022

The new club spans the entire building on Rutledge with more cardio, strength-building and wellness options

The interiors of the Longevity Club have a calming aesthetic with custom carpentry by the owner’s brother, Eric Brooks of Brooks Custom Woodworks.

Quite the Find

What started as a furniture flipping side hustle is now a brick-and-mortar furniture and decor storefront. Courtney Bukowsky threw open the doors to her new One of a Find showroom on John’s Island in June. In addition to carrying new, vintage, and mid-century home furnishings, the space offers custom lacquer finishes. Says Bukowsky, “We’re excited to give customers what they’ve been asking for—a chance to shop our warehouse!” [3226 Maybank Hwy., Unit E-3,]

Next Level Wellness

Six years after opening Longevity Fitness in a penthouse on Rutledge Avenue, Jennie Brooks has acquired the entire building and rebranded it as the Longevity Club. The second floor now features “The Club” level, with cardio and strength machines by Technogym and Cybex, a second Pilates studio, and a larger conditioning space offering TRX, Barre, Functional Integrated Training, and Brooks’ signature class, “Sweat Therapy.” Expanded wellness offerings include dedicated areas for acupuncture and holistic healing, chiropractic care, functional medicine and testing, and nutritional counseling. Personal training will remain on the third floor with state-of-the-art equipment by Keiser. Other amenities include a private recovery lounge with an infrared sauna, chromatherapy, and a Zero Gravity massage chair. The fourth floor will continue as the penthouse Pilates studio for reformer classes and ”Wellness Room” for massage therapy, stretch therapy, and facials. [163 Rutledge Ave.,]

Charmed by Charleston

Designer Ala Von Auersperg has launched her summer collection, aptly titled “Charleston,” after opening a boutique on Church Street in May. Inspired by the Holy City’s pastel architecture, her signature kaftans, dresses, and knitwear are awash in floral prints, such as “Southern Bouquet,” with red and purple roses, white lilies, and vine-like blossoms; “Blue Noisette,” a swirl of blue, purple, and yellow roses; and “Angel’s Trumpet,” an interweaving web of bell-shaped pink blooms and greenery. [102 Church St.,]