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Aug 2012


Various Whirlwinds

Rumor has it that there was supposed to be a hurricane and/or tropical storm today, but apparently nobody bothered to tell the wind and rain to actually show up. As I write this, the air is completely still outside the window, and I can see patches of blue sky through the high clouds. Due to…

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Logos and other bright, shiny things

I’ve spent far too much time over the past week thinking about the color orange. We’ve been working on the official CrossFit Manatee logo, and for the past week, the only issue coming between us and a final logo was the specific shade of orange that we would use. We looked at red-oranges, yellow-oranges, and…

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Boot Camp and Sawdust

Things have been busy behind the scenes at CrossFit Manatee in beautiful Bradenton, Florida. Let’s get you up to date. First and foremost, we’re hosting a FREE boot camp at 6:00 a.m. on weekdays from August 13 to August 31. The boot camp will be held at McKelvey Park, in front of Jessie P Miller…

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The Beginning…

A couple of weeks ago, we signed a lease for an empty unit in the Sweet Bay shopping strip at Manatee Ave and 59th St in Bradenton. This place is perfect for installing a CrossFit gym: high ceilings, concrete floors, an open floor-plan, and (my favorite detail) a cinder block wall along one side of…

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Fear the Sea Cow

“CrossFit Manatee? Like the dolphin things? Wait, no, what are they… sea cows?” That was one out-of-state friend’s reaction to the news that I would be opening a gym in Bradenton called CrossFit Manatee. Even after I explained the reference to Manatee County and Manatee Avenue, he still thought it was “weird to name a…

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