The Break Room Charleston opens this month in West Ashley, giving customers a chance to smash their frustrations

From Staff Reports

Stressed, frustrated, or annoyed at your neighbor, boss or ex, and need to take 15 to ‘let it all out’? The Break Room Charleston is slated to open Tuesday, Sept, 3 in West Ashley. The new business will be the area’s first location that aims to release frustration, combat stress, and reduce anxiety in an entertaining, safe, constructive, and destructive way.

The Break Room Charleston participants gear up to demolish and smash simulated environments such as living rooms, kitchens, and offices – virtually any room you can imagine and ever wanted to destroy — using baseball bats, golf clubs, crow bars, sledge hammers, and more as the “weapons” of choice. There even is a Bring Your Own Box option to personalize the session (photos of exes absolutely allowed!).

“Other than it being a great time and awesome way to get in some cardio, The Break Room can be thought of as ‘hands on’ anger therapy, but the fun kind,” says Cole Wadsten, the vision behind The Break Room Charleston. “There’s something magical and freeing about intentionally breaking things that don’t belong to you and knowing you can’t get in trouble, not to mention not having to clean up afterward.”

According to Ward, the inspiration to open his own ‘wreck room’ came from the realization that we all need a healthy and safe outlet to let it all out. “It also is an incredibly amusing and fun experience for everyone that I wanted to share with the Charleston community,” he says.

Smashing sessions are booked in 15-minute and 30-minute increments, solo or with a friend. Safety gear is included in the fees and videotaping is allowed. Group sessions, team events, and fundraiser opportunities are possible, and hourly rates are available for music videos, commercials or movies.

The Break Room Charleston will be opened from 2-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12-9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. It’s located at 1947 Belgrade Ave. For more information or to book your session, call at (843) 997-0199, email, or visit

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