Testing for Optimal Health: Part 2

KEY AREAS OF TESTING In Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1, I discussed the importance of scientific testing to get an accurate assessment of your health. Here are some of the key areas of testing that I consider for my patients – again, exactly which areas we focus on is determined by each person’s individual […]

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Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1

Are You Struggling with any of the Following Symptoms? Stubborn weight Poor recovery or performance Trouble sleeping Gut/digestive issues Low libido Hormone imbalances Cravings Fatigue Blood sugar issues Depression/anxiety Acne Poor muscle gain Hair loss or unwanted hair If so, you may have already worked on trying to resolve them – by eating clean, exercising, […]

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How Did You Use Your Fitness This Weekend?!

What do CrossFitters do when they’re not working out in the gym? They workout outside in the mud! We had a number of athletes taking on Terrain Races and Spartan Races… some for fun, some for prizes, but all for glory!! Congrats to Joan, Sara, Dani, Suzi and Jeremy for completing one of these epic […]

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How many physical therapy sessions will I need?

Recently I’ve had several gym members approach me with questions about a sore shoulder, a painful knee, and the dreaded plantar fasciitis. After hearing the same question from all of them, I decided it was time to tell the truth about physical therapy, and answer the question “how many PT sessions does it take to […]

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The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Build Muscle and Burn Fat

REST. That’s right, doing nothing but breathing, relaxing your mind…and maybe getting gently stuck (it doesn’t really hurt I swear) with a few teeny tiny, acupuncture needles by yours truly. A new study shows that regular acupuncture over an 8 week period can help you burn fat and decrease food cravings by boosting the serotonin […]

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Sleep, Recovery, and Athletic Performance

Americans are obsessed with sleep. We’re either studying it, trying to “hack” it so we can do it less, or we’re already doing it. If you’re one of the many Americans (nearly half!) that doesn’t get enough sleep, listen up: you’re setting yourself up for burnout and injury. Sleep is responsible for all the recovery […]

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How To Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Please join maverick Boulder internal medicine physician Bill Blanchet as he shares his clinical research on two of the country’s biggest killers. Dr Blanchet breaks from the medical establishment to explain how you can easily assess your risk, how seemingly unrelated factors like sleep apnea and gum disease can increase your risk, and what to […]

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How to Fix Your Shoulders

Everyone would benefit from stronger, more stable shoulders…especially in CrossFit where we use them every day. Shoulder instability or pain can make movements like snatches and muscle-ups the ultimate struggle (not to mention push-ups, pull-ups, handstands, ring dips, etc.). Most people think the problem is lack of strength or mobility, but getting those elusive shoulder […]

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Why I got a 0 on CrossFit Open Workout 17.4

In case you missed it above, this is Tom. You may have seen me at the front desk on occasion.  After a long night of deliberation, I came to the decision this morning to opt out of the 4th workout of the 2017 CrossFit Open. Not because I thought I’d get hurt, but rather I […]

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Free Yoga at The Little Yoga Studio for CrossFit Sanitas Members

Have you heard how you can essentially get a free yoga membership at (in our opinion) the best Yoga studio in Boulder?! Welp. If you’re a member at CrossFit Sanitas, all you have to do is walk into The Little Yoga Studio (located in our same shopping plaza) and tell them you’re a member here, and […]

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