March Athlete of the Month

Amy has been with us just over a year now but she is a well-loved member of our Fit Crew Family. Known for her bubbly personality and positive outlook, Amy always has a smile on her face at the gym, shows determination, and is supportive of everyone around her. Our gym community is made up of individuals who are supportive of one another and have a common goal of wanting more out of life. Amy is a great example of this and we are proud to call her our athlete of the month.

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February Athlete of the Month

Todd, aka Tomato Todd, is one of Fit Crew’s most memorable athletes. You may know him as the class clown- he wakes up the 5 AM group each morning with dance moves and endless jokes. While the early morning class gets to enjoy Todd’s moves, the rest of us enjoy the boxes of tomatoes that he brings to the gym from the farm.

Todd joined us when Fit Crew was located in a barebones warehouse and stayed with us while we grew into the extensive facility that we call home today. He is extremely consistent in attending classes and always makes an effort to represent the gym wherever he goes- from Bradenton all the way to Mount Kilimanjaro. His athletic background, dedication, and light-hearted nature make him an ideal AOTM candidate. Congratulations, Todd!

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January Athlete of the Month

Tamara is one of our longstanding clients at Fit Crew, she started training with Niels in 2007 and has been both consistent and dedicated to our gym ever since.

Anyone who is familiar with Tamara knows that she is a force to be reckoned with. She’s headstrong, consistent, hard-working, driven, and persistent. These qualities have helped her not only set impressive PR’s, but also take home multiple awards in Figure competitions. Don’t let her incredible physique and badass qualities fool you though, as she is also kind and supportive of our community- showing up to the gym’s events, and always offering a smile and kind words to both new and longstanding clients.

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December Athlete of the Month

David was a Fit Crew client before Fit Crew actually existed. He started out training with Andrew over eight years ago, and has been hooked ever since.

David is an animal in the gym; he doesn’t give up, and when he’s fatigued he still pushes himself to keep going- and it shows! He’s also notorious for his sense of humor and great attitude.

Unfortunately, while this is a chance for many of you to get to know David, it’s also a chance for us to say goodbye, as he is soon moving to Spain! Thank you for your dedication and time spent at Fit Crew, David. We’ll miss you!

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November Athlete of the Month

There are no barriers or prerequisites to becoming a Fit Crew athlete. Fit Crew is truly for everybody, and we mean every body. We encourage all individuals to get up and find a way to move, and Lon is a great example of someone with a can do attitude who doesn’t limit themselves. Lon has been Niels’ client for over 10 years and has been loyal and supportive of Fit Crews growth from the beginning. We love seeing him in the gym, as he is an example of what a dedication to fitness can do for anti-aging- and he is truly one of the original Fit Crew athletes. We’re so happy to have you, Lon.

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October Athlete of the Month

Josh has been with Fit Crew for over four years and is an extremely dedicated client; just this year he has been in the gym almost 200 times!  He is consistent, humble, and determined- making him a silent force to be reckoned with. He often puts up top numbers in class and recently he won the 1000m row at our in house rowing competition (whats his secret? it must be the shoes). We’re so happy to have Josh as part of our crew, and love his dedication and positive attitude. Congrats, Josh!

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September Athlete of the Month

Meet Tina, our Athlete of the Month for September. Tina has been with us since April, 2012 and is one of our most dedicated clients. She comes to class six days a week and is an extremely hard worker with a great positive attitude. She’s honest in her workouts and is always improving and achieving new things. Tina is also well known and liked for her warmth and generosity. She’s kind to everyone she meets and often brings in toys for Gym. Congrats Tina, we’re so excited to feature you this month and love having you at Fit Crew.

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August Athlete of the Month

Leah has been with Fit Crew for four and a half years now, and she is certainly a familiar face in the gym. She always works hard and brings a great energy to the group classes as well as to her personal training sessions with Andrew. Recently, Leah competed for the first time in over three years at Fit Nation Thunderdome; she not only hit a PR on a clean complex there, but also finished third in the intermediate division, earning her a spot on the podium. Congrats Leah, we're so lucky to have you as a part of Fit Crew!

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Setting an Active Example

More than one-third of adult Americans are overweight. This likely doesn’t surprise you, as it’s a statistic that is shared frequently in public service announcements and federal-funded campaigns to promote physical activity. What may surprise you, however, is that the general health of our children is not far behind. According to the CDC, one in six children are obese and 55% of children don’t meet the minimum requirement for physical activity.

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What's In Your Gym Bag?

Equipment doesn’t make or break an athlete, but everyone has the essentials that work for them. Each gym bag is packed uniquely and often reflects both the goals and the personality of the person carrying it. We went to some of the Fit Crew coaches and owners to find out what their go to’s were- from mobility equipment and training gear, to the snacks and supplements that get them through a long day at work.

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Externing with Fit Crew

In mid May, I took an externship at a local gym: Fit Crew. In one week, I learned the ins and outs of owning, maintaining, and regulating a gym. I was fortunate enough to have this opportunity and I definitely appreciated it. From opening the gym to closing the gym, I had a very eye-opening experience. I was given the hospitality of the staff and the guidance of Niels and Andrew. Day by day, I would see people train extremely hard with literally every client leaving drenched with sweat and joy. All in all, this experience was very insightful and I want to thank Fit Crew Bradenton for such an opportunity.

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Trick or Treat without the Sweet

Halloween can be a bit of a nightmare for families trying to live a healthier lifestyle. A night of trick or treating results in an excess of low-quality sweets for the whole family to indulge in. Sure, you want to celebrate in moderation, but how exactly do you find that balance when there’s so much candy around and they all seem equally as frightening and sugary?

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10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs, and processed foods instead.

As a result, the entire world has become fatter and sicker. However, times are changing. Studies now show that fat, including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was made out to be (12). All sorts of healthy foods that happen to contain fat have now returned to the “superfood” scene.

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10 Ways to treat (or prevent) a cold or flu naturally

It happens to the best of us. You’ve been eating clean Paleo or maybe you’re on the 21-Day Sugar Detox and you’re feeling amazing. Then suddenly you feel like you’ve been hit by a ton of bricks. Ugh. You’re coming down with a cold. Or even worse-the flu. If you’ve been living a Paleo or 21-Day Sugar Detox type lifestyle for a while, this is likely a rarity, but it happens. So, you want to know-how do I treat a cold or the flu naturally?

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