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One Last Time…Until the Next Time


One Last Time…Until the Next Time

For time:
135 pound Clean and Jerk, 30 reps
For time:
Snatch 135 pounds, 30 reps

One Last Time…Until the Next Time

Today’s the last day. The last day of workouts at 1980 8th Street, Roots’ second home. Many famous clubs in sports history have moved homes – the Yankees moved to a new stadium in 2009, the San Francisco Giants moved to a new home in 2000 – and both clubs went on to see their athletes do incredible things. We too will be a club that gets a new home and goes on to see its athletes do incredible things.

Over the past few months, many folks have asked me if I’ll be sad to leave the place at 8th and Pearl. Sure, there’s no doubt because there are a ton of memories here and the combination of nostalgia and change bring out many emotions. I’ll probably even get a little teary eyed at some point tomorrow. But at the heart of everything we’ve done for the past three years, every decision and every change, has been our athletes and what we think will be best for them.  How will we enable them to achieve health, fitness, and longevity – based on world class coaching, hard work, and community. I know, without the slightest bit of doubt, that our new space will continue to move our athletes toward those goals.

From the ability to maintain our small class structure, to more workout space, to small conveniences such as showers, I know we will increase the potential of our athletes overnight.

I am so incredibly proud to be able to call the Roots Crew our athletes. You inspire me every single day and for that I thank you.

Leave it all out there today at 1980 8th Street and get ready for a bang up opener at the new space on Friday.

Your Coach,



6 Responses

  1. Molly Molter

    Congratulations Nicole, Eric, and the whole Roots crew! It’s been a wild ride so far! It’s been fun to watch Roots grow from the garage 4150 to downtown to it’s new spot. Can’t wait for the next adventure! Thanks for letting me be a part of the fun!

  2. I am sure I have left enough sweet on the floor of Roots to fill an Olympic size pool during my time at 8th street.
    I am sure I have found my family at Roots.
    I am sure that everyday the athletes I work side by side with, inspire me beyond measure.
    I am sure I have the best Coaches in the World.
    I am sure the new space is gonna be BAD ASS!

    Thank you…all of you at ROOTS for giving me, “something to be sure of!”

  3. Wendy

    Your growth has been amazing to watch.
    The coaching IS world class.
    Everybody’s  hard work is admirable – coaches and athletes.
    Can not wait for the next chapter to begin on Friday!

    …… congratulations ……

  4. Emily Molter

    Congrats Roots! It’s amazing what you’ve accomplished in 3 years. Ready for some more blood. sweat, and tears at the new space.

  5. Christy_vaughan

    I wish that I could have done a WOD on the last day at the 8th street box. But, I am super excited about the new space and know that we’ll have a great time with great results at the new location.
    Thanks for taking care of us by giving us a bigger, better space with CLEAN, fancy bathrooms! Whoo hoo!