Member Stories

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… Read more »

Ashley Duvall: Single Mom Making Time for Herself

I’ve been active my whole life with sports and working out. A couple years ago I had decided to go back to college. I was a single mom, working full time and now a full time student. Let’s just say my fitness took a back seat for a while. Nearing the end of school I… Read 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… Read 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… Read more »

Theda Johnson: A Physical Transformation of a Different Kind

“CrossFit!? That must be a workout for those ‘hardcore athletes’. Certainly not for someone like me!” Those were my thoughts when I first heard about CrossFit. I never did any sports growing up, I wasn’t the type. In my early 20’s, I was introduced to weight-lifting at a big name gym. I really enjoyed it… Read 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… Read 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… Read 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,… Read more »

Jordan Escher: No Longer Just The Fast Kid

Hope, dreams, and ambition… this is what made me into the kind of person I am today. My CrossFit journey began 3 years ago and it has drastically improved my life. First and foremost, let me start off by saying that I have always had a concern for my health and being physically fit. However… Read more »

Steve Selph: Down 120 Pounds!

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… Read more »