About Us and our Fitness Center
Ed + Alison = Edison's
Our Gyms Mascot - "Edison"
Our own little light bulb lifting Sock Monkey
(created by Ed's daughter Kristin)
"The mission of Edison's Smart Fitness is to be a resource in the community for those seeking an active and healthy lifestyle and to provide a life-changing opportunity for adults who want to improve their current activity levels, physical appearance and overall general health."
We are passionate about the importance and benefits of exercise and nutrition for healthy living, especially important as we age.
Our emphasis is on the importance of weight training along with aerobic activity, while focusing on healthy diet and nutrition choices.
The first Edison's Smart Fitness location was opened in 2015 in North Myrtle Beach, SC and Midland, MI was a natural choice for our newest location.
WHY SMART FITNESS?
We strive to help our members and clients understand why weight training, healthy eating, and moderate aerobic activity is important for:
Improved physical capacity
Enhanced mental alertness
Increased positive feeling of well-being
Our goal is to help our members and clients make SMART choices in daily activities and diet, and that healthy lifestyle changes don't have to be difficult, but can actually be a lot of fun!
About Ed McCormick
Managing Partner ~ Originally from Michigan, Ed worked in the auto industry for 25 years, and lived and raised his children in Midland before moving South and living in NC for the last 16 years. His 3 grown children encouraged him to go after his dream and start this gym with Alison to share his knowledge and fitness philosophy with others. He grew up as a high school athlete and still enjoys sports - especially on the water. He also currently enjoys tennis, kayaking, boating, hiking & weight lifting. Ed has been certified through the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) in Personal Training and as a Weight Management Specialist.
About Alison McCormick
Partner ~ With a BA in Gerontology (the study of aging), Alison retired from the Wilkes Family YMCA in Wilkesboro, NC after 20 years of service; 8 of those were as Health & Fitness Director. She then started a successful pet-sitting business in 2005, and a Mobile Grooming business in 2020.
A high-school athlete, Alison has always been a sports enthusiast, and currently enjoys tennis, weight-training, kayaking, boating, hiking and yoga.
She is committed to making Edison's the type of Health Club where everyone can enjoy a positive, healthy experience within a friendly atmosphere.