Bill Fagan: Charleston’s Best Personal Trainer

Bill Fagan announced as Charleston’s Best Personal Trainer in 2007. Before he was a personal trainer, (Sifu) Bill Fagan was a Kung Fu instructor, health food store owner, and Harvard-Trained psychologist, even running a psychiatric emergency room in Boston. After 22 years of teaching martial arts, (he still instructs Kung Fu at his East West Health Arts studio) the growing…

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A Chat with Jenny Brown

Feature in Oblique Magazine, July 2006. Jenny has taken her lifelong passion all the way to an East Coast Women’s Surf title. A well recognized person not only on the beach, but also in local yoga studios where she is an active instructor throughout the Charleston area. Jenny enjoys sharing her surf knowledge as co-owner of The Shaka Surf School…

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East Meets West, Calmly

2006 Feature in Domain Magazine I run through the double doors of the East West Health Arts Center, frantic because I think I’m late. I haven’t even had time to wash the paint from work off my hands, and I tumble into the quietude of the giant burgundy studio. Several people are sitting cross-legged, others talk softly in groups, and…

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T’ai Chi City Paper Review

The movements of T’ai Chi, I learn as I join the class in a series of stretches and slow, synchronized breathing, are derived from Chinese Kung-Fu. “Economy of exercise,” Sifu (teacher) Bill Fagan says. The same motions used in sudden bursts of power for defense can be perfomred in a graceful flow of elegance for relaxation. We, the students, follow…

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Reversing the Aging Process: Interview with Bill Fagan

Is the “Fountain of Youth” in Chinatown?  Interview by Hosea Sandstrom   In an attempt to explore the Eastern approach to curtailing the aging process, I interviewed William Fagan of East West Health Arts, a Charleston icon of health and fitness and a devoted proponent of Tai Chi and Kung Fu as health systems. As Team Manager at Mt. Pleasant’s…

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