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Agnes Nagy – Overcoming Her Own Fears

I came to CrossFit Bradenton through my friend.  She told me how it changed her life and what an awesome community it was. I looked at some videos and saw heavy weights, people walking on their hands and doing legless rope climbs. Certainly this was not for me; a rookie with poor coordination, no strength… Read more »

Group Classes – Sometimes More IS More

When I first started working out I went to the gym alone and would stand on a treadmill or elliptical for an hour moving at a very moderate pace. I needed a TV right in front of my machine to last the hour and if I woke up not wanting to go, then I didn’t… Read more »

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… Read more »

Amanda Gilbert – Super Nurse to “Super-Fit”

I have always wanted to try CrossFit, but someone once told me that it was for the “super-fit” athletes, so I never tried it because I was not “super-fit”. My co-worker Beate worked at the hospital with me and I learned that she does CrossFit and after she told me a little about it, so I… Read 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… Read 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… Read more »

When to Scale Workouts and Why

One of the questions I’m asked most often as a coach is, “How should I scale the workout?” It comes up almost daily with newer athletes and it has a multitude of answers. At CrossFit Bradenton, our workouts are designed to elicit a specific stimulus and to hit the three metabolic pathways (Phosphagen, Glycolytic and… Read more »

CrossFit Bradenton: Our Community

CrossFit Bradenton: Our Community By Guest Contributor, Alia White, CrossFit Bradenton’s Joy Girl In a world where life is always on the go and there never seems to be enough time, CrossFit Bradenton serves as a haven, providing an environment where one can, of course, physically work out, but also mentally work out. Our CrossFit community… Read 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… Read more »