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Prime Joining Iron Bridge CrossFit

The Prime Family is growing! We are so excited to announce that we will be offering a second location in the new Iron Bridge CrossFit facility in West Ashley! It will be inside the brand new gym located at 1935 Belgrade Ave. The owners, Donnie and Shannon, have been working tirelessly to get the space up and running and we owe them a tremendous amount of gratitude for all the hard work they've put in. We are so fortunate to get to share this space with them and I know it's going to be a lot of fun finally getting to treat out of a CrossFit gym!

A little bit about me and my CrossFit journey: When I moved to Charleston, I had never tried CrossFit. I was a college athlete, a future PT, and a personal trainer. I hated the idea of someone else writing my workouts and not having an individualized program. To make matters worse, all CrossFit people do is talk about CrossFit. During my first 2 years of PT school, I had to sit in class and listen to Hannah Breal, and shortly after Rachel Digiacomo, talk constantly about Rhapsody and Crossfit and "kipping" and double unders. When the "Open" started in March 2019, their talks grew louder and this idea of competition, something that had been missing in my life for some time now, finally spurred me to try a CrossFit workout. My first official CrossFit workout was Open 19.4 and boy was it a rough one. I had to scale it completely and still felt dead afterwards. A very humbling experience to say the least... but I loved every second of it.

After that first Open workout in the spring of 2019, I knew that it was time to join. I finally found an outlet for competition. It has made me a significantly better athlete. It has made me a significantly better physical therapist. It has changed my outlook on movement and athletic performance. It's hard to be a physical therapist that doesn't push his patient to try a squat below parallel after watching Owen Bernstein snatch 300+ lbs or Lee Davis complete 16 unpartitioned Murphs in 24 hours. More importantly, it has given me some of my best friends who constantly build me up and challenge me every day.

These are just a few of the reasons why we wanted to start operating out of a CrossFit gym. I know my story is similar to a lot of other athletes' and we want to help make others strong and successful!

Starting out, our physical therapy clinic will be operational on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in Iron Bridge. All of our clinicians will be a part of the Iron Bridge community and will attend classes regularly! Our doctors of physical therapy are athletes themselves and they know what it takes to become and stay healthy inside of a CrossFit gym! We aim to provide a physical therapy experience like you've never seen before. Our services will include:

  • Functional Strengthening

  • Dry Needling

  • Bodywork and Manual Therapy

  • Cupping

  • Pin and Stretch

  • Neuromuscular Re-education

  • Joint mobilizations

Our patients are co-owners in our business. We work for you and we give you the tools to take ownership of your personal healthcare experience. Our goal is to help you get back to the activities you love by creating and maintaining a strong, resilient body.

Offering physical therapy to athletes is what we do best and we love that we will now have the opportunity to do it inside one of the best CrossFit gyms in Charleston! We are ready to keep Iron Bridge and West Ashley strong and healthy! If you have any questions about this awesome partnership, reach out to us today! We are so excited for the future and we can’t wait to see you in the gym!

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