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Somehow I Manage: A Michael Scott Story about Tom Baker

Okay, so I had no idea what to title this post, so I figured a little nonsense would be best. As of December 1, my professional career at CrossFit Sanitas will be coming to a close. After 7 years of managing the gym, it’s simply time for a change.

I’m excited to pass along the reins to Claire Mulholland, who many of you know because over the past two years, she and her husband have been Sanitas members, she’s worked at the front desk and she’s consistently managed our social media. Claire, Melissa, Dwight and I have been working over the last few weeks to make this a seamless transition for everyone.

This all started with a Craigslist ad I responded to a couple of weeks after moving to Colorado in 2012. I met our owner Melissa that day at the construction site of a building that Sanitas today calls home, and the rest is history! Sanitas has been the source of so many friendships, laughs, adventures, challenges, learnings and pretty much anything else life can throw at a person over 7 years.

Sometimes it’s all a blur. But more often, it’s a complete reflection on so many relationships and moments of growth that have made me the human I am today. Let’s just say that I’m lucky to have never really had a “job” in the last 7 years. I mean, to witness thousands of people over the years grow, challenge themselves, learn, cry, struggle, have babies, do things never thought to be possible, even 2 marriage proposals on the main floor — I can’t thank you all enough for being a continued source of inspiration in so many ways.

Change is scary but I’m excited for what it brings. What’s next is still a question mark. I’ll be taking some time off to reflect on that question a bit more and lock down a plan for what’s to come. Do not fret, there is no good-bye to be said here. I will still see you all at WODs and events in and out of the gym — but now as a fellow member of the best gym ever!

More about Claire

Claire and her husband Tim (who was a professional Muy Thai fighter in Thailand) have been members at Sanitas for about 2 years now. She’s managed our social media over the last two years and she worked at the front desk for nearly a year before leaving last spring to help run a local charity – The Vertile Foundation – focused on impoverished children. She also worked at another CrossFit gym in Boulder before joining us, and prior to that she was a marketing and PR professional. Like me, she’s passionate about the community at Sanitas.

Just like all the other members in this gym, we’re a resource to support one another in so many ways, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything — unless it’s to buy a FitAID, won’t be able to help with that. Again, thank you all for everything. It’s truly been a pleasure.

Send-Off Event with Tom: The Great Tom Baker Bake Off (+ WOD)

We’re going to blow it up big — baked goods and a WOD! I know. A real rager. You’re welcome.

So what’s the plan? Meet us at CrossFit Sanitas on Dec. 7th at 3:30 p.m. for a super fun group workout that I’ll program, and then stay after to hangout, have a drink, and try some awesome baked goods in our first-ever Baked at CrossFit Contest!

More details here!

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Open Gym

At CrossFit Sanitas, we want you to have the freedom in the gym to get everything you need. Whether that’s accessory work, extra mobility, skill training, or making up some strength work — it’s important to us that you have the space for all of your fitness needs in and out of class. Open gym is available to all members, and we want to ensure a great experience for everyone. We also want to ensure that open gym does not detract from the experience in the main WOD.

Below is our policy:

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2019 Member Survey Results + A New Benefit for Unlimited Members

Thank you all for taking the time to fill out our survey. We had more than 150 responses! First I’ve listed what you asked for and how we plan to address the things you mentioned. At the bottom, I included some of the things you collectively love about Sanitas and a new, free benefit included […]

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We Get It. You Hate Snatching. So Why Do We Do It?

The snatch. Either you love it, or like most people, you avoid it. The snatch challenges me, and it makes my weaknesses so obvious. Good snatch technique requires many components: Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of […]

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The Weekly Preview November 18th (New Cycle Starts)

Monday: Weightlifting and Lower Body Strength Emphasis Weightlifting Power Snatch Every 90sec x 8 Sets 1.1.1 at 70% of 1RM Power Snatch Strength E2:30MOM for 7:30 (3 Sets of Each) B1) Back Squats 8 Reps at 60% of 1RM B2) Hip Thrusts 8 Reps at Challenging Weight Core Work 3x 10 tuck crunches 10 side […]

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New Cycle Starts Monday

Hope everyone is enjoying the week and celebrating the end of the Open and our last 7-week cycle. The coaches have come together and helped to create a thoughtful balanced program for the next 8 weeks. Although we really enjoyed knowing what was coming on each day of the week during the last cycle, we […]

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Baking Contest + WOD with Tom!

Hey all! To officially wrap-up my professional career at Sanitas, we’re going to blow it up big — baked goods and a WOD! I know. A real rager. You’re welcome. So what’s the plan? Meet us at CrossFit Sanitas on Dec. 7th for a super fun group workout that I’ll program, and then stay after […]

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The Weekly Preview 11-11-19

We have finished up our cycle and are doing some fun re-tests this week in preparation for the next cycle starting on November 18th. This cycle will take us through the holidays and into mid-January and up to the next Clean Challenge. We will be sending out a blog post about our next block of […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

CrossFit Sanitas Holiday Schedule

Show some gratitude to your body and come workout with us then eat all the food! Take note of the following schedule changes for the Thanksgiving holiday. Wednesday, November 27 Normal schedule through 6:30pm, so last class will be 5:30pm Thanksgiving Day 8:30am WOD 9:30am WOD 10:30am WOD Friday, November 29 8:30am WOD 9:30am WOD […]

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National Expert in Sports Medicine, Nicole Haas

Did you know that our in-house physical therapist, Nicole Haas is a national expert in sports medicine and injury prevention? And did you know that she is often featured as a topic expert in articles for Outside Magazine (and many others as well)? Even better, she’s here at Sanitas to help get folks with those nagging […]

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