New Member Spotlight: November 2017

CrossFit Manta Ray has been around for 4 years now and we have formed a pretty tight, and undeniably awesome, group of people. With that being said, our community is constantly growing. We would like to highlight some of our new members each month as we welcome them to the Manta Ray family! Check out a few of our newest members below and their short bio. Make sure to make them feel welcome when you see them at the box!…

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AOTM: “Finding Fire” with Emily Jameson

From the Coaches: “Emily has been extremely impressive in the way that she has dedicated herself here at Manta Ray. She comes in early at 5AM and starts her busy days by putting in work at the box first. She never complains and is completely dedicated to the process. Not only does she work hard in class, but recently during our Fit 4 Change Challenge she logged the highest score possible. As we wrap up our 2017 Open, we…

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AOTM: “In Life and In Love” with Jessica Eskew

From the Coaches: “Where do we start… Jessica is a long overdue Athlete of the Month, an amazing person, and huge part of our community here at Manta Ray. She has been with us since the beginning and impressed us since Day 1. When she works, she works hard and gives it everything she has. She has a passion for life and it shows in all aspects including her workouts and her relationships. Jess and her family have been…

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Chalk Talk: “Dealing with the Drama of Cheating or Skimming Reps”

Dealing With The Drama of Cheating or Skimming Reps The conversation about cheating reps comes up almost daily. For as long as I’ve been in CF or competitive sports for that matter, I’ve witnessed cheating at some level or another. It’s not always a matter of deliberately failing to complete a required number of reps or a movement standard, it can simply be cutting a corner to get an edge over the person next to you. Whatever the reason,…

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A Letter to Our Members

Dear CMR Members, Recently we held a member satisfaction survey to identify what areas we could improve on to bring you the best experience possible. We received lots of great feedback and truly appreciate all of you who contributed your time to participate. A very strong majority of the feedback was positive, and we are blessed to have such a supportive, happy community here at CMR. As a team, we want you to know that we have heard your concerns,…

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“A Healthy Incentive” with Ilze Strazdina

From the Coaches: “Ilze began CrossFit with us over 2 years ago as a “Rise and Grind” 5AM athlete. Since then, she has mixed up her schedule and seen a little bit of every time, getting to know most of the members here at CMR. She started doing this for all of the right reasons as she wanted to be a role model for her daughter who is a Type 1 Diabetic. In her mission to be a healthy…

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AOTM: “A Contagious Personality” with Alex Guzman

From the Coaches: “Coach Chris happened to meet Alex when getting his car serviced at the VW Dealership awhile back. Alex wasn’t a stranger to exercise as he was an avid runner at the time. Coach Chris talked him into coming in to try out CrossFit, and the rest has been history. In the time that Alex has attended Manta Ray, he has been a great student athlete who constantly strives to learn and improve. Extremely humble and welcoming, Alex is…

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Beginners

At CrossFit Manta Ray, we take great pride in our signature On Ramp program. Regardless of if you are in great shape or not, On Ramp will teach you the foundational movements needed to perform all CrossFit exercises, all while making sure you get a great workout each time that you attend! Our On Ramp program is built on the same foundation as our normal CrossFit classes in that a proper warm up, strength, and high intensity workout should…

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About Us

CrossFit Manta Ray is the premier CrossFit facility in central Florida and Pinellas County.  At CrossFit Manta Ray, our team is focused on a stronger and healthier YOU!  Our uniquely fun approach offers unparalleled coaching to all regardless of age, gender, or fitness level.  Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey today or you are a well-conditioned athlete, you will find a great community and team of coaches at our all new facility!  Manta Ray’s system is designed…

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Free Intro

The Way to try out, and perhaps join, CrossFit Manta Ray starts with your Free Introduction to CrossFit Session. These sessions are done in small groups or one on one per your request. Whether you have never worked out a day in your life, you’re an athlete, or you’re an experienced CrossFitter; the Free Intro Session is our way of introducing you to our community and showing you what we have to offer. We also want to learn a…

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