The Reserve at Lake Keowee to Build New Fitness Center in Western South Carolina

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee is constructing a new fitness center for the community’s Members and their guests, with a grand opening scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. The new 5,000 square foot facility will be located less than half a mile from The Orchard House clubhouse and the Village Center – the community’s primary gathering place.

“Since 2012, we have averaged 39 homes per year built at The Reserve – a 54 percent total increase over five years,” stated David Fleming, General Manager of The Reserve at Lake Keowee. “That expansion, coupled with the priority our members place on their and their families’ health, has made this a decision we, as a club, wholeheartedly support and invest in. We are looking forward to providing our membership with a premier fitness and wellness center and experience, with top of the line facilities and machines.”

Stephen Fuller Designs designed the architectural plan for The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s new fitness center and Pyramid Construction, Inc. will build the facility. The fitness facility will feature three large areas: one, intended for group classes like yoga, Pilates and spin classes; the second, for aerobic/cardiovascular equipment; and the third, dedicated to strength training and free weights. The center will also include two massage/physical therapy rooms and shower and locker rooms for men and women Additionally, future expansion opportunities have been factored into the design.

The fitness center will be accessible to The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s members and their guests 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Construction will break ground upon the completion of the permitting process. Exciting activities are already planned for the Spring and Summer. Beginning Monday, May 8th, they will move into May/June Summer Fitness Schedule and back by popular demand, Water Aerobics will return and be held on Mon-Wed-Fri from 9-10am at the pool. They will also kick off their fitness adventures with a Kayak and Canoe Trip on Lake Jocassee Tuesday, May 23rd (click the image below for more info). The next adventure will be Paddle Boarding on Lake Jocassee Tuesday, June 20th.


Summertime is just around the corner and The Reserve is preparing for a busier than ever summer season. The Pool and Snack Bar are scheduled to open in May. During the early part of the season both pools will be heated. Look for the announcement of their Water Aerobics class schedule which will begin in May, led by Katie Felton. Remember to join them for their most popular event of the year, the annual Independence Day Celebration on the Great Lawn. Our cookout & fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 3rd. If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend this celebration, call to check on Discovery Package availability right away.


Special family style meals are available on Tuesday evenings beginning at 6pm. The Market is now featuring Smoked BBQ specials which include Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and Turkey along with the regular menu items for dine-in or take-out. The timeless lakefront Village brings people together—neighbors meet at The Market for groceries, mail, lunch, shopping or simply to plan the day’s adventure.


Mike and his wife, Chrissie who also has a strong tennis playing and teaching background, relocated to South Carolina from Ellicott City, Maryland, where they have resided for the past 30 years. Members have access to four lighted Har-Tru clay tennis courts and expert instruction. Here’s a quick overview of the upcoming tennis clinics:


Monday 8:30am: Women's Clinic, 10:00am: Men's Clinic

Wednesday 8:30am: Levels - Beginner, 2.5, 3.0, 10:00am: Levels - 3.5 & Up

Saturday 9:00am: Cardio Tennis, 10:00am: Stroke of the Week

Junior Clinics will be offered this summer, dates are still to be determined. Please contact Mike to be on the interest list for more information on the Junior Clinics.

Over the past several years, The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s tennis program has grown substantially with 8 teams now competing at the USTA level. Our men’s 55 & over 3.5 tennis team had a strong regular season finishing 2nd in their division which qualified them for the USTA Upstate Regionals. This team captained by Greg Lewis and Cengiz Kurkcu took home the Upstate title in early April which qualified them for the state championships in Hilton Head. Team members include Cengiz Kurkcu, Mike Perry, Dan McGonigle, John Howard, Wiley Bryant, Jeff Forbes, Kent McKinney, Jerry Post, Ron Mendel, Marc Michalovsky and Greg Lewis. Congratulate them when you see them.

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award‐winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally‐recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200‐slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states. Homesites at The Reserve are available from $100,000 to $950,000; homes from $500,000 to $3+ million. To learn more, call 877‐922‐LAKE (5253), visit

About Pyramid Construction, Inc.

Pyramid was formed in 2000 focused on constructing high-end residential community amenities. They constructed The Reserve’s current Tennis & Fitness Center and the Pool Pavilion complex. In the years since, Pyramid has grown to develop both amenities and luxury homes. After developing the Guest House Cottages in The Reserve at Lake Keowee, Pyramid has also begun development within The Reserve building Village Point’s Phase I and II, the Laurel Pond Cottages and the High Grove neighborhood.

About Stephen Fuller Designs

With 25 years in the business, Stephen Fuller Designs specializes in combining modern lifestyles with traditional nuances. Stephen Fuller Designs has concepted houses, communities and gathering places, focusing on classic architectural design.

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