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About Us

Ed + Alison=Edison's

"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 and aerobic activity, while focusing on healthy diet and nutrition choices.



We strive to help our members and clients understand why weight training, healthy eating, and moderate aerobic activity is important for:


  • More energy

  • 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 

Operating Partner Originally from Michigan, Ed worked in the auto industry for 25 years, before moving South and living in NC for the last 12 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, running & weight lifting. 

Ed is certified through the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) in  Personal Training and as a Weight Management Specialist.

About Alison Collins

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.

A high-school athlete, Alison has always been a sports enthusiast, and currently enjoys tennis, weight-training, kayaking, boating, walking and yoga. 

Alison and her 2 adult children have enjoyed a second home in North Myrtle Beach for the past 15 years. She is committed to making Edison's the type of Health Club where everyone can enjoy a positive, healthy experience within a friendly atmosphere. 

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               Mascot for Edison's Smart Fitness
             Our own little light bulb lifting Sock Monkey
                      (created by Ed's daughter Kristin)

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