Jen & Chris Poulin have a great story to tell since their arrival in the Pinehurst area in 2012.

An Individually Tailored Approach to Physical Medicine and Athletic Training

We opened our doors to help athletes and individuals meet their wellness, conditioning, and rehabilitation goals.

We possess the professional certifications, knowledge, and experience to get bodies functioning at maximum potential and to overcome any physical challenges that may be encountered.

We’re the only place in the Sandhills where physical fitness and physical therapy are offered under one roof. In terms of fitness, we specialize in small group training sessions. Instead of a big commercial gym or large groups, we focus on purposeful training programs tailored to the needs of every specific individual within the group. It feels like you’re all working together, getting fit together, encouraging and being encouraged by the people around you. We develop genuine relationships among the people we work with.


Generic, one-size-fits-all approaches of commercial gyms do not work for most people. Suppose somebody made a New Year’s resolution to get fit. They find a work-out class with 30 people at a big gym. Many people take that step, put substantial effort into it, and still don’t succeed. Why? Because we all have complicated lives and complex schedules. It’s really hard to stay with the routine that’s required for success, especially when they don’t really know what they’re doing, they don’t know if they’re progressing, and they don’t have a relationship with the instructors. So, after a while they stop. It’s hard to connect the dots to find something better.

It takes somebody really special to dig into the science, and the anatomy, and truly understand how to exercise with proper form. It takes years of education. Here at Sandhills Sports Performance, we know the human body like no one else through our work with Postural Restoration. We appreciate that there are specific patterns of dysfunction we all fall into. We know what will work and what movements will be effective, all while appreciating that everybody is different.

Getting hurt is not part of the price of getting fit. That’s NOT how it needs to be. People say, “I’m over 50, I’m getting old, I ache all the time, my back hurts when I get out of bed, my knees ache, this is what happens.”

Here at Sandhills Sports Performance, we say no, it doesn’t have to be that way. That’s just something people expect because they don’t know any better.
With proper exercises and enthusiastic support, you can fight back against aging. You can sleep pain-free. You can get rid of the C-PAP. You can hit the ball farther than your buddies. You can carry your bag again.

Our Certifications

Postural Restoration Institute
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Titleist Performance Institute

275 Pinehurst Ave.
Southern Pines, N.C.
910 603-2788


The Village Wine Shop – Kea Capel

Native to this area, Kea Capel has journeyed near and far and returned to her roots as have a few of her children and their young families.

Kea has purchased the Village Wine Shop which has been a centrally located and iconic retail store over the last 12 years.

The changes she has made and has in store for the new and revitalized downtown area of Pinehurst is the topic of this show.

The Village Wine Shop specializes in Coffee & Wine and an atmosphere catering to the ever changing demographics in our area


Store hours:  Monday thru Wed. 8 a.m – 6 p.m., Thursday thru Saturday – 8 am. – 10 p.m.


Real Estate broker Jen DiMayo joins host Bill Sahadi to discuss the real estate market and landscape in 2020 & 2021.
Jen and Bill put a lot of focus on the strategies for handling multiple offers from both a buyer’s and a seller’s perspective.
First time buyers get a lot of attention in their discussion. Preparing for this brisk market as a buyer is essential to being able to navigate thru the limited inventory pool more seamlessly & expediently.

West Southern Pines at a Crossroads

Kim Wade – President West Southern Pines Civic Club
Rev. Dr. Paul Murphy – Pastor Trinity AME Zion Church, & member SP Town Council
Vincent Gordon – Chair Southern Pines Land & Housing Trust
Fenton Wilkinson – Land & Housing Trust Project Manager

Community leaders discuss the largely unknown history of West Southern Pines starting with the fact that in 1923 West Southern Pines was one of the first incorporated Black Towns in North Carolina, progressing to what it was like growing up in the community in the 1960’s and then to the conditions in the community today.

The initiatives by both the Land & Housing Trust and the Town of Southern Pines that engaged the current residents to describe what revitalization of West Southern Pines means to them are highlighted. The preferred path that emerged for the residents is the opportunity to improve the physical, economic and social fabric of the community while preserving their history and culture is described. The other path facing West Southern Pines at the current crossroads, gentrification, is defined and its consequences discussed. The pivotal role the fate of the currently surplused Southern Pines Primary School will play in which path is the future of West Southern Pines is explored. The show ends with very positive visions that are ahead for the community.

For more information on the redevelopment of the SP Primary School and ways to contribute visit the Land & Housing Trust website



The Encore Center continues to work around Covid issues with a busy yet cautiously crafted schedule of events.

Director of Education Jacob Toth brings Laura Morgan to the show to discuss the A.R. Gurney Pulitzer nominated play, LOVE LETTERS.
Laura is currently Mrs. Senior North Carolina and an experienced actress and performer who resides in Pinehurst.
Bill Sahadi will join Laura on stage to perform the script consisting of over 50 years of ‘letters’ between 1930 – 1980.

The Encore Center is partnering with Ashten’s Restaurant to provide a Dinner/Show package.

910 725-0603