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Thanksgiving Hours!

CrossFit Sanitas Holiday Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving, CrossFit Sanitas!! Below is the schedule for the holiday:

Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 – We’re doing Murph! (no childcare)

  • 7:30a WOD
  • 8:30a WOD
  • 9:30a WOD (No Gymnastics)

Friday, Nov. 27 (no childcare)

  • 7:30a WOD
  • 8:30a WOD
  • 4:30p WOD
  • 5:30p WOD

Normal schedule resumes on Saturday! Enjoy your pie! Check the schedule here.

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Active Hip Openers | Movements to Relieve Back Pain


Sitting all day can create some seriously tight hip flexors. Add to that ALL the squats and violent hip extension as well as some cycling or hiking, your hips will get seriously tight. Being Boulder is tough. #thestruggleisreal

Feeling tightness in our pockets when we sit, squat, or get on the bike is definitely affecting our performance. It can look like lack of explosiveness out of the hole, show up as back discomfort as well as knee pain.

Highly reduced hip mobility creates strain and disfunction in the sacral and lumbar regions of the spine. Rigidity and inflexibility here can wreak havoc locally and continue to travel all the way up to the neck and head. Any one have any tension headaches?!

Here are a few exercises you can do anytime to open those hips in the right way. Have fun following Tom!!

“It’s a backbend people”
-Jillian Michaels

Glute Bridge
Lie with your back and feet flat against the ground; knees are bent; hands by side or on chest.
Squeeze glutes and lift your belly towards the sky being sure to SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES at the top!

Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas          Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 1

Crab Bridge
Similar to the glutes bridge but on all fours, squeeze your glutes and push the pelvis toward the ceiling as high as you can!

*Note*if you have shoulder injuries this may not be for you

Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 2          Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 7
Thoracic Bridge
Start in a crawling position on all fours.
Bring your weight to your hands and the balls of your toes.
Take your right leg and bring it through the left arm and leg causing your body to twist.
Keep your right arm pointing in the direction your leg reached through; in this case left
SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES and push your pelvis toward ceiling.

Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 8          Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 9

Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 10
Camel Pose
Begin this movement on your knees with your glutes off of the heels.
Extend both arms out in front of you.
One arm stays extended and the second reaches behind you to touch the same ankle.
Repeat the process and alternate arms.

Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 11          Hip Mobility CrossFit Boulder Sanitas 12


Please ask Wendy or any of the coaching staff for help with movement execution.

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Final Results of 2015 MBS Turkey Challenge!


CrossFit Sanitas had an amazing weekend of competition with some of the best athletes in the region. All Sanitas athletes displayed impressive performances and made it to the finals in 3 of 4 divisions, walking away with numerous new PR’s, 1st and 2nd place finishes in a many events, as well as a 3rd place Pro Division finish […]

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Cheer on CrossFit Sanitas Athletes at 2015 Turkey Challenge

Beau, Dwight, Elisa and Heather represent Sanitas at The Turkey Challenge and come 3rd.

Support your fellow athletes at the MBS CrossFit Turkey Challenge this weekend (about 20 minutes from Sanitas). The Turkey Challenge features 300+ athletes and is the largest competition in Colorado. We have tons of athletes competing in the Open and Pro Divisions for both individual and team so wear your finest CrossFit Sanitas gear and […]

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The Importance of Sleep

Importance of Sleep for Nutrtition

This is probably the single most underestimated tool for health and recovery.  How do you feel when you’re even a little sleep deprived?  I am HUNGRY (and I don’t crave a grilled chicken breast with veggies…I crave sugar).  I also lack concentration, my moods are more volatile, I’m sore because my body doesn’t recover as […]

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Coach Beau’s Tips on Making the Most of Your Hour at Sanitas


How do I make the most of my daily CrossFit regiment?  “You CrossFit for one hour a day, make sure it’s perfect. You have 23 hours to %$# it up.”         B.R. Dorning circa 2014 You want to make the most of your hour spent at CrossFit Sanitas. That one hour that, […]

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Monster Mash Competition Results from Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas

CrossFit Halloween Competition

What an epic day of fitness we had on Halloween of 2015! Tricks and Treats? Nah! Clean & Jerks, Snatches, Deadlifts and Muscle-Ups!! Oh and don’t forget the incredible prizes from Crossover Symmetry,Newton Running, SFH, FitAid, Suerte Tequila, and lululemon athletica for those podium finishers! Event photos will be posted later this week and next week! […]

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Boulder’s CrossFit Sanitas 2015 Fall Clean Challenge Results

Boulder CrossFit Sanitas Clean Challenge Whole 30

Thank you to everyone that made it out last night to our Clean Challenge Wrap-Up celebration! It was a blast to hang out with everyone outside the gym (in real people clothes) and enjoy some good food and drink from our friends at West Flanders Brewery! In cased you missed the action last night, here’s […]

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Cheer on CrossFit Sanitas Olympic Lifter, Bria Lee!!

20 years old and lifting more weight than most men her age, Bria Lee is competing in her first-ever USA Weightlifting-sanctioned Olympic Lifting competition this Saturday at Flatirons Performance Center. This event is not meant for amateur lifters, and Bria will hoping to not just PR her lifts, but to qualify for National-level competitions in her […]

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