Posts Categorized: Member Stories

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 »

Tom Cronshaw: From Bored to Inspired

What brought me to CrossFit Bradenton was just being bored with my workouts. I was a member at Crunch and just was really tired with my routine. I also was rarely leaving the gym with that good sore feeling. I remember telling my girlfriend Olivia that we should try something different and I had heard more »

Olivia Kawula: Searching for a Change

 Being in need of a change brought me to CrossFit Bradenton in the first place. The “normal” gym wasn’t fulfilling my needs and wasn’t giving me the results I personally wanted for myself. I remember discussing different options with my boyfriend Thomas and he mentioned trying out CrossFit. We searched the area and were lucky more »

Alia White: Inspired to Make an Impact

Several friends mentioned to me that they believed I would fall in love with Crossfit. Being the person that I am, it took over a year to convince me to even try my first Crossfit class. Once I stepped foot in the original Crossfit Bradenton gym, that was it! I was hooked. I’ve been active more »

Rubie Gaudette: From Doubtful to Addicted

I moved to Bradenton a year and three months ago. Before moving here, I had only tried Crossfit for a couple of weeks so I still had no idea what I was doing when I walked through the doors at Crossfit Bradenton.  I had enjoyed the place I originally started at and was nervous not more »

Chris Gilpin: No More Boring Gym Routine

2 years before starting CrossFit; I was a member of a 24-hour gym and had a smart phone and a downloaded fitness app. I’d get up early in the morning to get my work out on before heading into the office. It was a nice gym, but like most regular gyms; everyone keeps to themselves, more »