Posts Categorized: Member Stories

Beate Heyman – Fitter now than in her 20’s

With two small children, I had been struggling to go to the YMCA.  I became very bored using the equipment there.  It was especially difficult because my daughter cried every time I dropped her off in the little daycare.  I would only be able to workout for 15 minutes before the sitters would come get me more »

Strong on the Outside and the Inside

I started looking for CrossFit without knowing why.  When Paris asked me that question during the sign-up process, my answer surprised me: because I want to be as strong on the outside as I am on the inside. As a full-time working mother of 2 daughters, I had n0 time to myself.  I could also more »

From Gymnast to CrossFit Competitor

I decided to give CFB a try when my sister, Katie, suggested I join her for a workout. I  had been attending boot camps and kickboxing classes, but I had become bored with them and was ready for a new, different challenge. After a couple of workouts I decided it was just what I was more »

Sara Nader-Hund: Strong in Both Body and Mind

I was first brought to CrossFit Bradenton by my dear friend Beate Heyman. I had been working out at “The Y “daily and running. After several years of group fitness, weightlifting, and completing a few marathons, I was looking for a new challenge. Beate and I tried CrossFit Bradenton. I remember being so nervous and more »

Jhojam Torres: A Beast Unleashed

I’ve been working out ever since I could remember. I practiced Judo when I was 4 and at age 7 I got into Greco Roman Wrestling. Later, I moved to the US with my family and started playing football. Once I was in high school I joined the Football, Weightlifting and Wrestling teams. I also more »

Chris Carey: Chasing a 500# Deadlift

I was looking for a way to get in better shape and lose some weight. Instead of having to come up with my own workout it was nice having it planned out and coaches helping you improve along the way. I remember thinking these people are crazy. I remember being in awe watching people do more »