CrossFit Manatee has changed my whole definition of fitness. Before I started CrossFit, a little over a year ago, I used to run regularly and thought of myself as pretty fit. However, my eating was all over the place…and so was my weight. I was getting slower, less consistent, and heavier. But after these past 15 months of attending classes at CrossFit Manatee daily and gaining a determined commitment to eat well, more primal than paleo, I can now say that, at 45, I am easily in the best shape of my life, and I am beginning to see now what real fitness looks and feels like. I am so grateful for the ever-lovin’ patience and expertise of the coaches at CrossFit Manatee for teaching, guiding, and encouraging me through this process so far and for the awesome community of friends I have made along the way. Each day, I am excited to see how I can continue to make myself into the best version of me I can be!