About Us

ESTABLISHED IN 2009

CrossFit Roots

We opened CrossFit Roots with the belief that everyone – young, old, beginner, elite, recreational outdoor enthusiast, stay-at-home parent, artist, doctor, writer, executive, overweight, injured, pregnant, black, white, gay, straight – deserved world-class fitness.

We are the home for fitness misfits – those who believe in the CrossFit methodology, hard work, dedication, responsibility, and the power of community. We turn our heads to gimmicks, quick fixes, and fancy facades.

These are the ties that bind.

We look forward to working out. We embrace challenges knowing that we’re in an environment of people who each face their own challenges every day. We train hard and together. We eat clean because it’s our way of life. We celebrate one another’s accomplishments out of a genuine desire to see everyone succeed. We don’t go to the gym to burn calories but to challenge our bodies, be with our community, and feed our souls.

MEET OUR

World Class Coaches

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

At CrossFit Roots, our team is made up of individuals who have made coaching their full-time profession. They hold numerous certifications, including CrossFit Level 1, 2, 3, and 4, and USAW. They make up one of the highest credentialed CrossFit coaching staffs in the world.

We believe that every athlete has untapped human potential and world-class coaching is what brings it to life.

NICOLE CHRISTENSEN

Founder/Head Coach

ABOUT NICOLE

ERIC CHRISTENSEN

Owner/Head Coach

ABOUT ERIC

DAVE LEE

Coach, Endurance Program

ABOUT DAVE

CONNOR WARMAN

Coach, Legends Program

ABOUT CONNOR

JENNI ORR

Coach

ABOUT JENNI

LINDSAY MACDONALD

Coach, Gym Care Specialist

ABOUT LINDSAY

AMY SMITH

General Manager & Business Development

ABOUT AMY

TREVOR GIBSON

Coach

ABOUT TREVOR

LISA COVEY

Coach

ABOUT LISA

MEGAN BUTTNER

Coach

ABOUT MEGAN

SARAH HOPPING ESTRELLA

Coach

ABOUT SARAH

LAUREN RUBINI

Rowing Program

ABOUT LAUREN

Shop Etiquette

We cover a lot in class and utilize every minute. We expect you to arrive on time and stay through to the end of class. 

Please check your ego at the door. No one cares how much you can lift, we care how well you lift and how hard you try. 

Please introduce yourself to all newcomers (or someone you don’t recognize). Remember when you were the new guy or gal? A friendly introduction goes a long way. 

At Roots, no one breaks down their equipment until everyone has finished the workout. This is a common courtesy that you too will one day benefit from as everyone is last in the workout someday. You can cheer on others, grab a foam roller, or just sit and enjoy the downtime, but don’t touch your equipment. 

Would you drop a baby? We certainly hope not. We use an empty barbell a lot in class. When putting the barbell down, gently place it on the ground with the utmost care and admiration for the fine piece of equipment that it is. And while we’re at it, that also goes for barbells that are loaded with 10 lb. bumpers only. 

The shop is not your oyster, it’s many people’s oyster. If you set up on one pull-up bar, don’t take someone else’s spot just because they’re not there. If your wallball is further away from the rest of your equipment than you would like, well then, run to the wallball, don’t use someone else’s just because it’s closer. 

You have to clean-up after yourself. It’s your responsibility to get out and put away your equipment, count your own reps (all of them), get your own tissue, and clean off your bars. Plus, by carrying those huge Rogue boxes all the way across the shop, you’ll gain a lot of fitness. 

It’s quite possible that at some point in your CrossFit career you may bleed on a pull-up bar or barbell. Please, please clean off your bar with one of the shop disinfectant wipes. 

Chalk stays in the chalk bucket. Yes, you’ll have to walk all the way to the chalk bucket to dust your hands. While some people believe that chalk is the magic fairy dust of CrossFit performance, a light dusting of your hands is all you need. 

No phones on the shop floor. If you need to keep track of weights and scores, use paper, a post-it, or counter hearts. Additionally, headphones are for the big box gyms and you self-selected out of that, plus it’s rude and standoffish. We suffer together. 

Children who can sit quietly while their parents workout are welcome to come to the shop with a parent. They are not allowed at any point to come onto the shop floor or training area. Sure we like kids, we even have a few; however, the safety of the children and quality of the athletes’ training environment demands this arrangement. 

Every athlete pushes themselves in a different way. You can scream, cuss, cry, go to your happy place, bleed, or even rest…just don’t quit. The human body is capable of more than you can possibly comprehend; challenge it accordingly.