lululemon Shop Night! 

Reminder! – The Cool Cruel Summer August is Thursday!  Order food here. 

Overhead Squat
5-5-5-5-5

lululemon Shop Night!

Please join us this evening from 7-9pm at lululemon at the 29th Street Mall for a fun few hours of private Roots-only shopping, drinks, and good company.

At any moment there could be 10-30 athletes at Roots decked out in lululemon!  And for good reason – this yoga-inspired, turned-out-it-works-really-well-for-CrossFit clothing company does a lot of things right when it comes to material, cuts, colors, and style.

15% off all purchases.

The 2014 CrossFit Roots Harvest Hoedown 

10 1-minute rounds of:
315-lb. deadlifts, 3 reps
60-yard shuttle sprint (5 yards, 10 yards, 15 yards)
Max reps burpee

Rest 2 minutes between rounds. Score is number of burpees completed each round.

The 2014 CrossFit Roots Harvest Hoedown

It’s gourd season CrossFitters, and the next best thing to pumpkin chunkin is a good old fashioned fall hoedown.

And what better place to throwdown than along the beautiful front range mountains in Boulder Colorado?!

Roots is pleased to announce the Harvest Hoedown on Saturday, October 11th. 

Come join us for a fun-filled day of CrossFit WODs with lots of cool prizes for both athletes and spectators alike!

This is a one day competition. We want it to be inclusive so if you were able to complete the CrossFit Open you should be well equipped to handle what we’ll throw at you. Bring your best opposite sex workout partner because this will be a partner competition (1 male and 1 female). And lastly, we want to crown the most well-rounded CrossFit Coed Pair so be prepared to be tested in all 10 of the general physical skills in 3 different workouts.

There are just 36 teams slots available.  Registration is now open.  Click HERE to Sign-up.

A BIG thanks to our sponsors for all the kickass prizes up for grabs for the top 3 teams and more!

Questions? Email Shane Upchurch.

Details
Date: October 11th, 2014
Entry Fee: $120/team
Registration is Open!  Click HERE to Sign-up.

Going Green 

Reminder! – The Cool Cruel Summer August is Thursday!  Order food here.

3 rounds for time of:
500-meter row
30 lunges
20 back extensions
10 handstand push-ups

The coaches will give everyone an overview of the new retail check-out process this week in class.

The coaches will give everyone an overview of the new retail check-out process this week in class.

Going Green

One of the most common suggestions we received in our shop survey was for us to find ways to be more environmentally friendly in regard to the paper used for retail sign-out and disposable plastic water bottle usage.

We are pleased and excited to announce that we’ll be transitioning to the Square system for all product purchases.  Beginning next week, the iPad pictured above will live in the retail area.  To purchase product, simply select the items you want and then swipe your credit card.  It’s that simple.

In addition, we recently set-up a water cooler and filtration system so that athletes can fill up their own water bottles.  We hope this gives you another option to easily stay hydrated.

We’ll See You at 11AM! 

In teams of four, AMRAP 30 min:
400m run
box jump up and overs
burpee pull-ups
wall walks
Only one teammate may work at each station at a time.  Teams must stay in same order throughout. 

Every year we take an anniversary photo at the annual picnic.  Here's the picture from year two!

Every year we take an anniversary photo at the annual picnic. Here’s the picture from year two!

We’ll See You at 11AM!

Today’s the day!  We hope you’ll join us at North Boulder Park at 11am for the annual Anniversary Party and Family Picnic!

Details here.

Questions?  Post to comments. 

Anniversary Party Details! 

In teams of two, 
with only one partner working at a time,
partners alternate rounds to complete five sets each of:
20 Wall Ball Shots
10 Burpees
300 Meter Run


As part of the anniversary party celebration we gave away a new Roots tee to one person in each class.  They are available in two 3/4 sleeve baseball tee options (red and gray) and a red short sleeve (v-neck for women).

As part of the anniversary party celebration we gave away a new Roots tee to one person in each class yesterday. They are available in two 3/4 sleeve baseball tee options (red and gray) and a red short sleeve (v-neck for women).

Anniversary Party Details!

You’re Invited!

Roots invites you to the annual Anniversary Party and Family Picnic at 11am at North Boulder Park.  We have a lot to celebrate this year because Roots is turning five!

Here’s what you need to know:

Food
We’ll provide the meat (from FATE Brewing Company and its amazing smoker). Please RSVP to the Evite so we can ensure we have enough meat for this protein-crazed crew!

Please bring one of the following sides to share (Paleo or gluten-free options much appreciated):
Salad
Appetizer
Chips and Dip
Dessert

Drinks
BYOB and stuff to share!  We’ll have waters. Please, no glass.

Music
We’ll have live music! If you play a musical instrument and would like to join in, please bring your instrument.

Sports
Get ready for kickball! If you have an outdoor sports game or activity you’d like to bring, please do!

Raffle
As always, we’ll raffle off a bunch of great prizes including free months memberships and a year of free Roots gear!

T-Shirts
We’ll have the new Roots tees on hand for purchase at the anniversary party!

Questions?  Please post to comments. 

Happy Five Year Anniversary Roots! 

Reminder! – Tomorrow at 11am Roots will hold a Free Class and Intro Session.  Come learn about CrossFit or introduce a friend to Roots.

“The Chief”
Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 Power cleans (135 lb)
6 Push-ups
9 Squats
Rest 1 minute then repeat, for a total of 5 cycles.

The Chief is a classic hero workout in CrossFit.  It was also adopted as the Roots Anniversary workout after it was done at the Grand Opening in 2009.  We do The Chief every year during the week of the Anniversary Party.  While this is an individual workout, it takes on an incredibly “team” sensation. 

five

We’re celebrating five years! Don’t forget about the annual Anniversary Party and Family Picnic on Sunday at 11am at North Boulder Park. And check out the sweet new anniversary tees at the shop!

Happy Five Year Anniversary Roots!

Doing anything for five years is a long time.  I mean hell, in my personal life, I can think of tons of things that I can’t even imagine doing consistently for five days, let alone five years – making my bed, emptying the dishwasher, throwing out my coffee cup from the car, and getting the mail, come to mind.

As I sit in front of my computer writing tonight’s blog post (the 1,834th blog post), I know that for the past five years I have thought about my athletes, coaches, and gym every single day for the past 1,835 days.  What struck me is that those three elements inspired me every day to not only think about them – but to act for them.

I can think of countless examples in my life where motivation has evaded me and therefore big ideas or goals fizzle and are forgotten – but not at Roots.  You, the athletes, coaches, and Eric:), have inspired me through your actions, workouts, progress, and the stories you have shared.  And in turn, I want to do better for you all.

We certainly have not done everything right over the past five years.  But I can whole heartedly tell you that we have always worked to correct our mistakes, faults, and shortcomings and that the needs, wants, and rights of our athletes and coaches are at the forefront of our decisions – and they guide our direction forward.

It’s been an honor to work with each of you for the past five years.

I want to thank everyone for taking a chance on us and CrossFit.  I am so proud of the community that is Roots – you all are amazing!

Thank you for the inspiration.  And happy five year anniversary Roots.

Olympic Weightlifting Meet Recap 

Hang power snatch
5-5-5-5-5 reps
then
Tabata Row.
8 rounds:
:20 on/:10 off

Megan moves well and always has a smile - and it paid off with a great performance at the Roots summer Oly meet.

Megan moves well and always has a smile – and it paid off with a great performance at the Roots summer Oly meet.

Olympic Weightlifting Meet Results and Roots Recap

The 2014 Roots Summer Oly Meet is behind us and what an event it was!  44 weightlifters from around the area competed on Saturday and the competition was thick! Roots had a strong showing with 13 of its own athletes lifting, many for their first meet ever.
Roots athlete recaps below!:
Jake Fojtek missed third place by 2 sinclair points and had an amazing day lifting 205 in the snatch and 235 in the clean and jerk. Great job Jake!
Shane Upchurch made 190/225 and had more in the tank.
Aaron Reynolds lifed beautifully and made contest Pr’s of 170/185. Aaron also had more in the tank!
Adam Urness also got new competition Pr’s of 135/200. Great job Adam.
Megan Isherwood had a strong day lifting 115/160 and just missing third place.
Cassie Finer looked great and went 130/177.5.
Trish Krystman made easy lifts of 115/145.
Arlene Brugal looked very strong and went 112.5/140.
Pam Walter hit 90/127.5 and added another meet to her experience.
Nicole Speer lifted 105/135 and has MUCH more in the tank!
Amy Fallon came back to visit and lifted 95/145. Great to see you Amy!
Katie Walkden lifted 80/115 for a nice pr in the clean and jerk.
Brenda Ramirez looked great in her first meet lifting 82.5/125
I would like to thank our sponsors of the meet who made the prizes possible. Thanks to SFH, Justins, Life of Riley foods and Evol for helping us out!
The next Oly Meet will be at Roots on November 22nd so get it on your calender now!
See you on the platform!

lululemon Night and Cool Cruel Summer August! 

Don’t forget, the 2015 Competitor Program interest meeting is tonight at 7pm!  Click here for details. 

Reminder!  Anniversary Party Details HERE.

10 rounds for time of:
15 push-ups
100-meter sprint

The last lululemon shop night was a BLAST!  Come shop amongst friends, snack on appetizers, and enjoy a 15% discount for Roots members only.

The last lululemon shop night was a BLAST – part party, part fashion show! Come shop amongst friends, snack on appetizers, and enjoy a 15% discount for Roots members only.

lululemon Night and Cool Cruel Summer August!

The next few weeks are jam packed with awesome events.  If you missed the blog yesterday, be sure to check out the details for this weekends festivities as we celebrate Roots’ Five Year Anniversary with the annual Family Picnic.

Details here.

And then we keep the party going next week with a lululemon shop night and Cool Cruel Summer August!

Wednesday, August 20th – lululemon Shop Night, 7-9pm
lululemon Boulder has invited the Roots Family in for an evening of shopping and fun! They will extend the R&D discount of 15% to ALL Roots Members for 1 night only. The store will be closed to the public and open to only Roots Members for the event. 

Thursday, August 21st – Cool Cruel Summer August 
Let’s keep this summer long party going!  

Doors open at 4 and heats begin at 4:30.  Show up and put yourself in a heat.  

Don’t forget to order dinner!  Put your dinner order in for YellowBelly here.  BYOB and some to share!

And we welcome SugarWOD to Cool Cruel Summer August.  Drew and Shayna will be on-site to help you set-up your SugarWOD account, learn how to use the app, talk about data transfers, and give away some fun prizes!

Anniversary Party Details and Workout 

Back Squat
2-2-2-2
rest 5 minutes
2-2-2-2

Laurie getting it done.

Laurie getting it done.

Anniversary Party Details and Workout

We’re turning 5!  The Anniversary festivities kick off Friday and go through Sunday!

FRIDAY
All classes will do the annual Anniversary workout The Chief.  This is the workout Roots did at its grand opening (about 20 people showed up, most of them were our friends).  Don’t miss out.  This is an awesome workout and such a fun yearly benchmark.

SUNDAY
Meet Eric and Nicole at the shop at 9am for a great workout and fun kick off to the celebration to come.  Sign-up on MBO.

Then, we invite you to the annual Anniversary Party and Family Picnic at 11am at North Boulder Park.  Evites were sent to all member emails.  If you did not receive an Evite, please email Stefanie. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

Food
We’ll provide the meat (from FATE Brewing Company and its amazing smoker).  Please RSVP to the Evite so we can ensure we have enough food.

Please bring one of the following sides to share (Paleo or gluten-free options much appreciated):
Salad
Appetizer
Chips and Dip
Dessert

Drinks
BYOB.  We’ll have waters.  Please, no glass.

Music
We’ll have live music!  If you play a musical instrument and would like to join in, please bring your instrument.

Sports
Get ready for kickball!  If you have an outdoor sports game or activity you’d like to bring, please do!

Fall Schedule Updates! 

Double Grace

For time:
135-lb. clean and jerk, 60 reps

The GHD makes you happy.

The GHD makes you happy.

Fall Schedule Updates!

As the summer cools down and becomes fall and the kids go back to school, we will shift back to a lot of the regular Fall-Spring class schedule times.

Beginning next week, you’ll see the following shifts to the schedule as well as some classes at new times!

1. Midmorning classes will shift back to a 7:30/8:30/9:30am start times
2. After it was much requested in the survey, we will offer a 6:30am Oly class with Ryan on Fridays
3. Due to very low attendance, we have taken the 3pm class on Fridays off the schedule.  We have replaced it with extended Open Shop hours on Fridays from 1:30-4pm.
4. Olympic Weightlifting for CrossFit has been added at 4pm on Thursdays 
5. Olympic Weightlifting for CrossFit at 7pm on Tuesdays