Who is CrossFit Roots?

CrossFit Roots was founded in January of 2009 in a one-car garage.  But don’t let its small beginnings underwhelm you.  Fast forward five years and 9,800 square feet, and owner Nicole Chirstensen’s passion for coaching and dedication to the success of athletes and coaches has led to the creation of one of the most professional and state-of-the-art strength and conditioning CrossFit training facilities in the country.

At Roots, there are no gimmicks and there is no fancy facade.  We are a clean, tidy, and professionally run facility that has everything you need to train hard and nothing more that would distract you from realizing that hard work, dedication, and community is the only pathway to achievement.

There are a number of things that set Roots apart:

world class coaching

It’s easy to say you have experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable coaches – to actually deliver on that is what sets CrossFit Roots apart.

At CrossFit Roots we have coaches. Our coaches and staff are the best at what they do. They hold numerous fitness certifications, including CrossFit Level 1 & 2, USAW, and CSCS, and regularly attend seminars and courses to develop their abilities. The coaches also meet weekly to develop and learn from each other as well as other fitness and medical professionals.  What makes them stand out from the rest is their proven track record of helping athletes of every ability level grow, succeed, and develop day in and day out over many years.

We believe that every athlete has untapped human potential and that everyone deserves world class coaching.

small class size

In order to deliver on a promise of world class coaching we had to commit to an environment that enabled the intimate athlete/coach interactions that allow for this.

Therefore, while the shop has grown in members over the years, we have kept our class size capped at 12 athletes.  We experimented with a 2 coaches to 24 athletes model and found the relationship was not linear.

Both our athletes and coaches feel that the coaching, instruction, and group interaction are all optimized in a 1:12 class size.

100% CrossFit

Our coaching and application is layered on a foundation that is 100% CrossFit.com

At Roots, we believe in the CrossFit mainsite and follow the mainsite programming on a 2 week delay.  We don’t sacrifice constantly varied programming because of workout complexity, equipment, movement difficulty, or class logistics.  We make it work and our athletes are fitter for it.

heart and soul

There are so many things that make CrossFit Roots special. The community of athletes and their families, the training space, the coaches, the environment, and the many many success stories.

Why CrossFit Roots?

To us, CrossFit is organic health and fitness. It is pure and back to fitness basics, back to the roots. Trees have roots and trees are strong, they grow, adapt, survive, bloom, reseed, and outlast. This embodies the athletes we want to develop and mold at our shop.

CrossFit Roots is a return to the heart of athleticism.