Business Briefs - August 16, 2018
MOUNT PLEASANT COUPLE TAKES OVER CROSSFIT CHARLESTON
One of the Charleston area’s longest-running CrossFit facilities has new owners. Mount Pleasant couple Clint and Holly Fisher have acquired CrossFit Charleston off Clements Ferry Road.
The couple purchased the business from Joshua Hartzell, who helped start the local affiliate almost 10 years ago. Hartzell is a former active duty military veteran, private security specialist, and police officer. According to a press release, Hartzell accepted a new job opportunity out of state, so was looking to sell the “box,” as it’s known in the CrossFit world.
With more than 80 members, CrossFit Charleston is located at 450 Deanna Lane in Wando. It offers a variety of group class times plus a detailed on-boarding process for those looking to try CrossFit for the first time.
CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by CEO and founder Greg Glassman over several decades. CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. All the WODs (workout of the day) are easily scaled to accommodate all fitness levels or physical limitations.
Clint Fisher is a cybersecurity contractor at Cambridge International Systems, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He became interested in CrossFit in 2010, earning his Level 1 certificate for coaching as well as certifications in CrossFit Mobility and CrossFit Endurance.
“I grew up on a small farm in Arkansas, working long hours outside,” said Clint. “When I left for college and then later joined the Air Force, I never found anything fitness related that I really enjoyed or felt was really making me fit. When I found CrossFit, it was like a homecoming, and it not only became my workout, but my lifestyle. If you want lifelong fitness and longevity, you can’t go wrong with CrossFit.”
Holly Fisher is the CEO of Fisher Creative, a marketing and public relations firm in Mount Pleasant. She attended her first CrossFit class in 2010 and was immediately hooked.
“I was never an athletic person who grew up playing sports, but when I found CrossFit, I became an athlete,” Holly said. “I love how CrossFit makes you better physically and mentally. And that’s largely thanks to the community of athletes at our local box. I’m excited to invite even more people into CrossFit Charleston where we can help them become the very best version of themselves.”
For more information about CrossFit Charleston, visit www.crossfitcharleston.fitness or call 843-790-5811.
MUSC SIGNS LEASE IN CENTRAL ISLAND SQUARE on di
Another suite in Central Island Square in the heart of downtown Daniel Island has been leased. Lee & Associates Charleston’s Pete Harper and Will Sherrod represented the landlord, Island Park Ventures, LLC in the lease of 4,681 square feet of retail space located in Suite 101 at 864 Island Park Drive to University Medical Associates of The Medical University of South Carolina. According to Harper, the tenant will use the space for a primary care practice that is expected to open later this year or in the first quarter of 2019.
NEW DI COURTYARD MARRIOTT IN PLANNING STAGES
Construction plans for a third hotel on Daniel Island are moving through the City of Charleston approval process. According to the City’s website, a Courtyard Marriott is in the works for 56 Fairchild Street, near the intersection of Central Island Street and the Starbucks/Bin 526 facility. The 2.5 acre site plan for the new hotel went before the Charleston Technical Review Committee last week. If approved, the facility will reportedly house 115 rooms. The TRC agenda noted the owner as The Daniel Island Company and the applicant as K. Justin Church of BREC, a full service professional service firm that provides civil engineering, planning and environmental consulting.