About Us


VANNATA FAMILYCrossFit Bradenton is the realization of a dream of two people wanting to escape the rat race of corporate America to live a more meaningful life and to be good role models to their two young girls.  More importantly it’s about the desire to help others live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

When we walked into our first CrossFit class we had no idea what to expect, nor did we realize how our lives would be transformed both physically and mentally.  Although we considered ourselves pretty “fit” overall, we were both humbled as we finished the workout of the day (WoD) and fell to our backs on the floor in a sweaty, heaping mess.   As our heart rates returned to normal and our breathing slowed both of us knew at that moment that we wanted CrossFit to always be a part of our lives.

We immersed ourselves in  CrossFit from the very beginning.  We pushed ourselves to new limits every day and overcame personal goals one at a time, thanks in part to our CrossFit family.  We developed lifelong friendships with the people we worked out with and found a community that was so supportive of each other that you couldn’t help but show up for class as often as possible.  We have found ultimate joy witnessing our friends accomplish things that they never thought possible, and seeing confidence develop in those who, prior to CrossFit, did not have it.  CrossFit has changed our lives for the better and we now feel compelled to share this with as many people as possible. This is our passion and we want to live it and share it every day.

We hope that you will join us on our continued journey towards health, fitness and community.  We are confident that CrossFit will change your life, as it has changed ours.  There are no limits to what you can accomplish and we would love the opportunity to be a part of that journey with you.  We are grateful for all that CrossFit has done in our lives, and now we want to share it with you!