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Happy Five Year Anniversary Roots!


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. 


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.

7 Responses

  1. Jeff Minich

    Congrats on making this big milestone. The commitment you and Eric have made to your athletes is evident in every detail of the Roots experience. You’re helping people become the best version of themselves in ways that extend way beyond the walls of the “box”. There are few endeavors in life that have that kind of impact. Thank you!

  2. 5 years – congrats! Thank you for changing / saving / bettering lives. I joined Roots two years ago after moving to Boulder from Boston, and I was TERRIFIED. An ex-collegiate basketball player, I never thought I’d tap into the community and comraderie that is team sports. But Roots brought that out in me – and so much more.
    CrossFit has changed me. I am a different person, in degrees, every time I leave the box.
    Thank you for being my family & friends when I knew no one in a new city. Thank you for showing me that this old athlete still has so much more to learn.

  3. MollyMo1982

    Thanks Eric & Nicole for the hard work & countless hours you have spent making Roots the amazing gym & community it is. I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to Crosssfit & giving me the amazing opportunity to work with you these last 5+ Years. What a long strange trip it’s been — from practicing air squats till we drop in the garage to throwing wall balls on the Wonderland path bridge to hosting a Crossfit Open announcement WOD. I can’t wait to see what lies ahead. You have forever changed my life and for that I am truly grateful! Now let’s party!

  4. swg71

    Like Molly, having rolled through the 5 years with you – I’ve seen the changes and can only say thanks and congrats. Its been a GREAT 5 years. I love the community you have created and all the great coaches that have come through the doors (past and present)

  5. Christina

    Happy 5 years! A big thanks to the amazing coaches and community for adding so much to my life over the past year and a half!