CrossFit Bradenton

CrossFit Bradenton

CrossFit Bradenton is located in Bradenton, Florida, and opened in 2013. Owner Paris Vannata shares about the gym’s 20-foot ceilings, programs and uniqueness below.

Business Breakdown:

  • 7,000 square feet
  • Average cost of membership is $155
  • Seven staff

BP: What makes your Box unique/stand out from the rest?

Designated open gym area, square footage, longevity of Coaches. 

BP: How did you get involved in CrossFit? What were your greatest challenges in opening your Box?

We both started when a local Affiliate opened near us in Georgia. Biggest challenge was releasing the reins and allowing other Coaches to assist.  

BP: How would you describe yourself as an Affiliate?

We are a family friendly Affiliate with an emphasis on form before anything else. Fun fact: we hang flags for every country represented in our membership. 

BP: Who or what do you contribute your success to?

Perseverance, coaching and community. 

BP: What is one lesson you have learned that other Affiliates would find beneficial? 

Take care of your members and they will take care of you. 

BP: What is one program you do exceptionally well? Why?

Olympic Lifting/Barbell Club because we have expert coaching and keep the classes small enough to allow for more individualized coaching. 

If able, please list the companies that you work closest with in the following areas:

  • Equipment): Rougue, VTX, Concept 2 and Assault Bikes
  • Software: SugarWOD and WODTogether 
  • Profit centers: Ascent
  • Website resources: Powered By Awesome
  • Functional accessories: Crossover Symmetry 

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