Steve Selph: Down 120 Pounds!

Steve Selph

CrossFit Bradenton has played an important role in helping me change my life. I found CrossFit Bradenton through searching online after consulting with a doctor about my obesity. He recommended gastric bypass surgery, which was a huge wake up call for me, especially at the ripe old age of 22! Initially I signed up for a spin class, but I quickly decided that wasn’t for me. I was *really* interested in the group workouts in the larger area of the box.

After finishing up Foundations and becoming a regular, I quickly found the WoDs to be highly challenging, but infinitely scalable! No matter how technical or advanced the movement was, even with my extreme physical limitations, the coach of the class helped me with scaling the movements I struggled with. The fact that each and every movement in CrossFit is scalable is what keeps me coming back! While I am steadily improving and getting stronger, the movements are always adjustable to my skill level, and I love this!

As of writing this, I’ve lost around 115lbs with the help of the CrossFit Bradenton crew! I have made such drastic changes over the past year at CrossFit Bradenton, words cannot express the impact our small community has made on my life. I have learned so much… How to Squat Snatch, Clean and Jerk… Even simpler things like when to eat, how to get my eating under control, and more. I’ve learned many things about myself as a person, about my mental and physical capabilities.

Overall, CrossFit Bradenton is much more than just a gym. It’s a community. It’s a place I can go and visit with friends, talk about the latest and greatest trending topics, and relieve stress. I’ve made numerous friendships, and I’m constantly working towards new goals. None of this would have been possible without the CrossFit Bradenton community.