CrossFit fitness center opens in Bradenton

BRADENTON -- CrossFit, a fitness center that offers strength and conditioning programs, has opened at 5757 Manatee Ave. W.

Tools and techniques from diverse areas of fitness such as olympic lifting, gymnastics and kettle bell training are used in workouts.

The CrossFit games, an annual competition among CrossFitters around the world that aims to find the fittest man and woman on earth, will air on ESPN II later this month.

Lucas Ogden-Davis, the owner of CrossFit Manatee, said the fitness training focuses on learning movement, in addition to an emphasis on constantly varied, incredibly intense, workouts.

CrossFit Manatee will host a grand opening event Sept. 29.

For more information, visit or contact Lucas Ogden-Davis at 941-545-8074 or