We are pleased to welcome a few new faces to the front desk team this fall! Our new faces will join James in helping keep the gym organized and clean, answering questions, greeting you with a smile, and dishing out high fives and fist bumps all day long.

First up – Kelley Laxton! Kelley is no stranger to Roots and has been a member here since she was a senior in high school. See below to learn a little bit more about Kelley.

How many years have you been CrossFitting?

I have been CrossFitting for 3 years.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born in Oklahoma City and raised in Longmont, Colorado.

What’s your life story in four sentences? Ok, you’re still in college, how about two sentences?🙂

I was a competitive dancer growing up and decided to start CrossFit moving into College to keep up with my athleticism. I have a twin sister and an older brother.

What was your first CrossFit workout?

My first CrossFit workout was a squat snatch EMOM.

What is your favorite CrossFit workout?

I always enjoy workouts with a heavy barbell. Gwen would have to be my favorite workout, I love clean and jerks. 

What is your least favorite CrossFit workout?

I strongly dislike any workout with running…shocking. Dallas will always be my least favorite workout. 

What do you do for fun outside of CrossFit?

Outside of CrossFit I enjoy spending time fly fishing and hiking. 

What are you studying?

I am studying Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Media at CU Boulder.