CrossFit ABF Member Update: New Items on the Horizon

What’s in store for CrossFit ABF Members…

As you may have realized, CrossFit ABF moved!

We’re now conveniently located right off US 19 in Clearwater in a much larger facility. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Here’s what we’ve got in store for CrossFit ABF Members soon.


For most CrossFitters, there’s nothing that puts you in your place quite like a competition. The grueling, exhausting nature of it tends to point out major weaknesses and faults in any athlete. But, not everyone is ready to hop into the Granite Games or even Beauty is a Beast. For some, it takes time to build up the skill, or even confidence, to sign up for their first competition.

So, we’ve devised CrossFit ABF Leagues to develop that competitive approach, but in a local setting that you’re already used to. Think of it like a local recreational sports league. You’ll join a team and compete against other teams within the gym over a short “season” to declare a winner – capped by a 1-day playoff event.

The best part? It’s FREE.

Look for this to kick off in the early part of next year.


By now, you’ve probably heard of Beauty is a Beast, the annual, all-female fitness competition hosted by CrossFit ABF and Gorilla Fitness.

This year, we’re introducing New Year’s Revolution taking place at Valor Fitness! This new competition on January 26, 2019 pits teams of two (one male / one female) against each other to kick the year off right. Early-bird registration is up now!

In addition, we’ll be doing a smaller expo fitness event in the last quarter of 2018, too! More information on that to come!


This is a big one, folks.

Here’s the thing. Some people enjoy things that you, personally, don’t. Or, maybe you need to work on certain things to improve your capacity in some areas. For example, a minute of biking is about as close to death as I can get. Should work to improve that part of my fitness so I don’t die mid-workout? You betcha.

This is where ABF Clubs and Cycles come in. Clubs and Cycles will focus on certain aspects of the overall CrossFit experience, providing additional instruction in these areas to help you improve. These small groups provide you with a close, controlled environment to practice certain things, instead of having to rush it into your normal CrossFit class experience.

For example, a rowing club will focus on the endurance and technique aspects of the sport. It won’t only improve your fitness, but it’ll improve your normal CrossFit scores, too, as you rip through that 500m row without any difficulty.

Not all these clubs will kick off immediately, but you can look forward to clubs or cycles focused on Rowing, Running, Weightlifting, Nutrition and Gymnastics getting started in the not-too-distance future.

The best part? You guessed it. It’s FREE.


Just like in 2018, we’re focused on improving your fitness in every capacity, which could mean some things that you haven’t even thought about. Whether it’s mobility techniques or ways to loosen up your fascia, CrossFit ABF is committed to expanding your fitness horizons.


Not everyone is an RX+ level athlete. Not everyone wants to be. Everyone has their own unique interpretation of what fitness means to them. At CrossFit ABF, it’s our role to help you realize that interpretation.

During these “check-ups” (roughly every 3-6 months depending on the need), you’ll have the chance to sit down with Head Coach Ryan McElhaney to discuss what your goals are for the foreseeable future. From there, you two can discuss ways that CrossFit ABF can help you attain those goals, whether it’s through goals, nutrition or more. Upon your next “check-up”, Coach Ryan will look at your progress and help you adjust to new goals or tweak your current ones to better suit you.


It wouldn’t be CrossFit ABF without some fun events, right? From working out on the beach to supporting local charities, we’ll make sure your weekends are littered with amazing events.


By joining CrossFit ABF, you’ve instantly joined a community of fitness-focused individuals that like to have a good time. But, it’s more than that. You’re looking to improve your health in every aspect, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. That’s why we’re here – to help you find everything your looking for to become as fit as your capable. We look forward to helping you along that journey.



Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE intro session on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session. We are excited to meet you!



Amy Bell has always been into sports and fitness all her life, starting soccer at a very young age, playing competitively through high school. Once she started college, being an athlete and staying fit wasn’t really important to her at the time but quickly realized she needed to do something to get her fitness back in check. Her sister participated in CrossFit for over a year before she finally talked Amy into trying it. Once Amy did, she was hooked. She started CrossFit in Georgia as she finished her bachelor’s degree and then moved to Florida. Shortly after her move to Clearwater, planning on testing different gyms in the area, she bought a Groupon for ABF as her first one and stayed, never trying anywhere else.

Amy enjoys the community, the programming and the overall atmosphere of ABF. She been with ABF for four years now, making huge improvements to her fitness and dialing in on her nutrition. CrossFit has become a passion and a lifestyle for Amy. Working in the medical field, she realized how important fitness and nutrition are and if more people could make this kind of lifestyle change, even just a small change, there could be less people with illnesses and more living healthier lives. CrossFit has also given Amy the competitiveness she’s always loved playing sports, competing against other athletes at ABF as well as competing in local competitions and the CrossFit Open.

She has been a large part of how we’ve kept the gym clean the last three years. She has been planning to coach for some time now and finally completed her CrossFit Trainer O-L1 course in September 2021 to become an official coach at ABF. She is excited to be able to share her passion with others, to encourage and help fellow athletes reach their fitness goals.


CrossFit Level 1 Certification



Brandi fell in love with all things barbell after watching the CrossFit games in 2012. She hadn’t been into sports or fitness in her younger years, but had been looking for ways to improve her strength and conditioning between a desk job and being a mom. After failing to make much headway in a standard globo-gym, she bought a Groupon for a local CrossFit box and immediately realized there was no turning back. The supportive community and infinite scalability of CrossFit has kept her engaged and coming back for more. Years later, Brandi continues to grow into a well-rounded athlete.

Her passion and dedication has lead fellow athletes to look to her for guidance on their lifts, so when Brandi was offered the chance to coach she jumped at it. Brandi earned her ABF L1.5 in 2020 and runs our foundations program. If you’re new to CrossFit, she will likely be your first coach.


CrossFit Level 1 Certification



Fitness has always been a piece of her life, but things didn’t change until she found a Groupon for CrossFit ABF. Andrea gave ABF a chance after years of attending a regular gym that left her wanting more out of fitness. This was the best choice she made as it combines her love of being social with new and old friends and a newfound love of lifting weights and pushing herself to the limits. CrossFit ABF has shown her what a FitFam really means as she looks forward to working out with them every week.

Andrea is an inspiring mother to her daughter Layla and her giant fur babies, Storm and Thunder. You can catch Andrea killing a workout, rollerblading down the causeway, or enjoying a night out line dancing (yes, she loves her country music!). She enjoys the adventures of life and encourages others to strive towards their goals. Andrea continues to take her skills to the next level and wants to be there to help you do the same.


CrossFit Level 1 Certification



Amber Krumn, lovingly referred to as “Krumncake,” joined CrossFit ABF (and the overall discipline of CrossFit) in 2017 after she grew tired and bored of the “typical” gym atmosphere. Different from anything she’d done before, she grew to enjoy CrossFit due to its varied workout types. Every day’s workout finally became exciting! An avid runner, Krumncake also fell in love with the sporting aspect of CrossFit. Recently, she’s become more interested in the nutritional aspects of functional fitness and you’ll often find her trying to improve the sport’s various skills, which, in turn, make the sport all the more challenging.



CrossFit Level 1 Trainer



Ryan McElhaney is a CrossFit Level II Trainer, USAW Level II Coach, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified. He has been an athlete for as long as he can remember. His father built box jumps and agility courses in the backyard rather, than sending him to summer camps. He’s participated in soccer, track & field, cycling, golf, basketball, paddle boarding, 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and extreme napping.

In February of 2012, he realized that he needed more than what the standard Globo-Gym could offer, so he finally took the advice of a good friend and gave CrossFit a try. He was hooked somewhere between 3-2-1 Go! and the gut-wrenching feeling of never having conquered a workout like this before. Continuously-varied challenging workouts, strong community support, constant improvement, and a proper diet are what fueled his passion to coach and inspire others to share in his success. Two years later he completed the CrossFit Level I Trainer course followed by CrossFit Movement & Mobility.

“I love to coach, it’s the highlight of my day when one of my athletes becomes proficient in a lift or movement and I’m extremely passionate about helping others improve their fitness. I’m also a big fan of any career that promotes flip flops and t-shirts as the standard work uniform… coaching!”

Ryan is married to Linda and they have an adorable puppy named Bella.


CrossFit Level II Trainer


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