Daniel Island

115 Pier View Street
Daniel Island, SC, 29492



At CrossFit Discovery, you are the hero of your own story.  Our coaches are the Sherpas, the Jedi Masters and Fairy Godmothers that help you along your journey.  Your goals are OUR goals.  Yes, we are knowledgable in all the ways of health and fitness.  We know how to engage and motivate.  But most important at Discovery?  We care about your happiness and long-term progress.  From Top Left:  Group Photo, Robert VanNewkirk (owner and head coach), Chris Gregory PhD, Jeremy Brollier, Jessica Reed, Katie Budlong, Katie Givens, Mark Petyak, Troy Barron DC and McKellar Proffitt.

Each member of our staff brings a unique perspective to helping you be at your best.  We look forward to getting to know you and to helping you learn and grow.


The Discovery Story


Started as a group of friends training together in a Daniel Island Garage, CrossFit Discovery is always evolving to meet the needs of our community.  Our gorgeous gym facility on Pier View Street is better equipped and much, much nicer than the Elfe St. Garage, but our commitment to lifelong fitness remains the same.

CrossFit Discovery helps you be happy, healthy and fit.  We want you to be ready to embrace all the challenges and opportunities life brings your way.  You will be guided every step along the path by our professional staff and encouraged by our motivated, supportive community. Our safe, fun and effective programs will challenge you, relieve stress and make you feel amazing.

Discovery founder's daughter, Hazel VanNewkirk, in the original garage gym, circa 2008-2009.

Discovery founder's daughter, Hazel VanNewkirk, in the original garage gym, circa 2008-2009.



At Discovery, our Coaches will help you Choose Your Own Adventure and tailor a plan to your specific needs. Personal Training, Group Training, Nutrition Coaching and our other services can be grouped together (or just on their own) to meet both your goals and your budget.  Yearly Contracts are not a thing, here.

Friends of the Gym

We are so lucky to have a community of such amazing people! Not only are these people incredible humans, but they also provide top-notch services that can absolutely add value to your life. Check out the links below to see what our community members have to offer!

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Peace Love Hip Hop

Angel Roberts and her team of amazing instructors lead hundreds of hip hoppers of all ages and skill levels every week! Through hard work and award winning choreography, Peace Love Hip Hop has become an incredible community of accessible Hip Hop dance, inclusivity, empowerment, and enjoyable fitness. Peace Love Hip Hop has expanded year after year as more people – women, men, co-eds, parents, professional, rookies – have clamored to join the crew! We can’t wait for you to be a part of all of the fun!

Made2Move Physical Therapy

Made 2 Move was built to give CrossFitters or athletes of any kind a place where they can access health professionals who understand their needs as an athlete. We understand that you push your body to the limit and you love your sport. We work with you and your coaches so you can keep training safely, effectively, and injury free!


Method Health Center

Method Health Center offers Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Dry Needling and Sports Recovery and Rehab modalities, all in a convenient Daniel Island location. We are a family practice that cares for young children to seniors. We have treated pro athletes from the PGA to the UFC, but we have a special passion for our fellow CrossFitters.

Drs Troy and Kelly have backgrounds in Division I athletics, MMA, CrossFit competitions and hold several weightlifting records. More importantly, they have a combined 40 years of clinical experience.  

Our goal is to keep you active, pain-free and healthy. Come see us today, we look forward to meeting you!

The New Primal

At The New Primal, we care about the environment and your well-being just as much as you do. That’s why we’ve pioneered a new approach to an old favorite. Our full product line is made from sustainably sourced ingredients and proteins, naturally raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones. Our Jerky, Meat Sticks, Snack Mates and Marinades are all certified gluten-free, paleo-friendly, artisanal quality, and minimally processed.


The Good Kitchen

The Good Kitchen has made it easy to heat-and-eat delicious, high quality, prepared meals that can be delivered wherever and whenever you want them. Peace of mind included. We make sure our farmers and producers meet the highest ethical and sustainability standards. From there, we artfully craft all of the ingredients into delicious, chef-driven meals that are as tasty as they are healthy. All you have to do is heat, eat and enjoy. Oh, and think about what you’re going to do with all that extra time.

Gruber Family Farms

Gruber Farm is located just south of
St. George, SC, and has been growing healthy, natural produce continuously since1948. With our new Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, now you can benefit directly from our farm's
experience and dedication. Join our CSA program today and start bringing home delicious, healthy, locally-grown produce for your family. Shares are limited so don't wait.

Upcoming Events

August 18 - Beach WOD

100AM -1100AM

Sullivan's Island Station 18 1/2

September 1 - Info Session

Back to School Nutrition Challenge


September 8 - 9/11 Heroes Run

900AM Seven Farms Drive




October 13 - Primal Games


Hand Farm, Ravenel, SC

May 27 Remember the Heroes 2019

900AM - 200PM 

Daniel Island Gym



USE Your Fitness

Our community likes to DO FUN STUFF.  Because working so hard for fitness that is only expressed in the gym is, in our opinion, silly.  We encourage our members to get out there and get after it.  Playing Sports, Coaching sports, Racing, Exploring, Working and just Living are all better, easier and more enjoyable when your body is well-prepared.  

We also organize fun things for you to take on from time to time.  See the list to the left for the latest.