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Spring Clean Challenge Begins April 20th — We Heard Your Feedback

CrossFit Sanitas Spring Clean Challenge

Get ready for bathing suit season and race season with our best clean challenge yet! In prior clean challenges, Sanitas members have lost an average of 3% body fat, experienced amazing performance improvements, and learned life-changing nutrition strategies, all in just 30 days. How? A 360 degree approach with a focus on sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, and consistent exercise; combined with support and accountability from a coach and team members, and rigorous measurement. At the same time, you’ve given us some great feedback to keep improving, and this quarter we’re upping our game yet again.

For just 35 bucks, you get:

  • (NEW) A 30 minute 1:1 with your coach to cover goal-setting, nutrition, motivation, stress, performance, mobility – you name it ($40 value)
  • (NEW) A Cafeman Chef Paleo Meal from the fridge – yummy! ($14 value)
  • A copy of Chris Kresser’s excellent book, Your Personal Paleo Code ($20 value)
  • Discounts at Boulder’s best Paleo-friendly restaurants (last time we had Yellowbelly, Zeal, Fresh Thymes, and Blooming Beets)
  • A chance to win bragging rights, untold fame and fab prizes from sponsors such as Caveman Chefs and Locavore, as well as massages, free BaseCamps for a friends, etc.

This time, we’re also increasing accountability (aka “results”!) by posting team scores on the whiteboard each week, creating Google Docs for daily individual scores, and offering bonus points for each week a team has 100% participation. As always, our measurement will be rigorous with scorecards, benchmark WODs and optional before and after photos and body fat tests. We’ll even offer a scorecard for non-crossfitters to each participant, so you can include your spouse, roommate or friend in on the fun, and to encourage you to keep it clean at home.

Important Dates and Information:

  • Clean Challenge Begins – April 20th
  • Kick Off Potluck Party – Wednesday 22nd @ 7:00pm at Sanitas. Meet your coach and team and develop your strategy to win and get fit!
  • Before Photos and Measurements – April 20-22
  • Body Fat Testing – April 20-21, cost is $75 for before and after tests
  • Fitness Test 1, CrossFit Total – April 20
  • Fitness Test 2, 1-Mile Run – April 22
  • Fitness Test 3, Metcon – April 24
  • Weekly Challenges to Earn Bonus Points
    • Team with the most class check-ins each week (5 bonus points to each team member)
    • Any team with a perfect score for the week, 77 points each (10 bonus points to each team member)
    • Complete your 30-minute personal coaching session (5 bonus points)
    • Every member of your team completes the 30-minute personal coaching session (10 bonus points to each team member)
  • Fitness Retest 1, CrossFit Total – May 18
  • Fitness Retest 2, 1-Mile Run – May 20
  • Fitness Retest 3, Metcon – May 22
  • After Photos and Measurements – May 18-19
  • Body Fat Retesting – Dates TBD
  • Wrap-Up Party and Prizes at Local Brewery (give us your requests) – Date TBD

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April Member of the Month: Colleen Marxer

Colleen Marxer (member of the month)

Since joining Sanitas in January of 2014, Colleen has made tremendous strides. She has become a resident badass in WODs, tackling more and more challenges each week.

Colleen was chosen because of her continued dedication to her personal fitness and goals. When you see Colleen in the gym she is always smiling and supremely upbeat. She brings an enthusiasm to the gym that is down right contagious! Colleen has a love and desire to make herself better, but even more importantly she has a desire to help those around her and I know she has inspired more than a few to push themselves to a level they didn’t think they had. Colleen has an uncanny knack for being able to push those around her by being supportive and competitive at the same time.

10553661_977163995635532_3194964977481458785_oOut of the last 450 some-odd days since she began CrossFit, she has spent 280 of them at the gym; and that doesn’t include her home gym time, which continues to grow with its latest edition of her own personal pull-up/squat rig! Here she is on the right picking it up from the warehouse.

Over the past few months Colleen has been PR’ing like a mad woman. If you don’t see her in the gym you can find her out hiking around the mountains of the front range and/or enjoying time with her two kids and her husband Damon (who is joining her for their first CrossFit competition in May).

When asked what her two favorite movements in CrossFit were she quickly thought about it and said “Cleans and Pull-Ups”, and when asked what she really didn’t like to do in WODs she quickly answered “RUNNING.” So, as her prize for the member of the month there will be a workout named “Colleen” coming up on Wednesday of this week.

“Colleen”
3 rounds for Time
400m Run
10 Power Cleans at 135/95
15 Pull-Ups

She wins a free 60-min massage with either Jake or Wendy and a free meal from Caveman Chef.

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The Importance of Sleep for Athletes

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The Spring Clean Challenge is around the corner (starts April 20th) and one of the best things you can do for yourself during this challenge is to really focus on your sleep. We try to excuse away sleep so often because it’s a “waste of time” but in all reality, sleep is one of the […]

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WODS: What To Expect Over the Next Two Months

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Over the course of the last 5 weeks we have seen many members here crush PR’s, get their first muscle-up, their first handstand push-up, and flat out push themselves to highs they did not think possible. I just wanted to thank everyone for their awesome enthusiasm! It’s been contagious and has created a very fun […]

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Heat Sign Up for Final Open Workout!

Remember that on Saturdays during the Open, there are only 7:30a and 8:30a regular classes! For the Saturday throwdown event, here’s the deal. Sign up for a heat on Saturday. Please judge a couple times if you can (here’s the link to take the course). Saturday morning when you arrive, fill out a scorecard located […]

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Paleo Meals Available This Week at CrossFit Sanitas

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This meals 100% paleo and use only locally sourced, high-quality ingredients from pasture-raised, grass-fed animals. Just $14 for a gourmet, ready-to-eat meal in its own to-go container. Perfect lunch or dinner for when you’re on the move or just don’t feel like cooking! What’s on the menu this week? “Pilot Brands” Grass-fed Smoked Prime Rib […]

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Heat Sign Up for 15.4 Open Workout

Remember that on Saturdays during the Open, there are only 7:30a and 8:30a regular classes! For the Saturday throwdown event, here’s the deal. Sign up for a heat on Saturday. Please judge a couple times if you can (here’s the link to take the course). Saturday morning when you arrive, fill out a scorecard located […]

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GYMNASTICS STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT CLINIC, MARCH 25TH @ 6:30P

Did you come close to getting your first muscle-up last weekend? Or maybe you just want to get better at them? This is part 2 to the Gymnastics for CrossFitters, focusing on strength and progressions necessary for bent arm strength like pull-ups, muscle-ups, handstands, handstand push-ups and walking; and straight arm work including L-sits, planche, front […]

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15.3 Saturday Heat Sign Ups

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For the Saturday throwdown event, here’s the deal. Sign up for a heat on Saturday. Please judge a couple times if you can (here’s the link to take the course). Saturday morning when you arrive, fill out a scorecard located at the check-in table. AND LET’S GET FIT!!! Please note that your heat time is […]

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Caveman Chefs Paleo Meals Now Available at Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas

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Why Caveman Chefs? 100% Paleo Grass-fed and pasture-raised meats Locally sourced veggies and sides whenever possible Gourmet, ready to eat, 400-500 calorie meals without the hassle of cooking They’re fricken delicious! To give you an idea of what they serve, this week they dropped off: Tandoori Chicken Breast w/ saffron rice pilaf, tzatziki sauce Herb Roasted Wagyu […]

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