Welcome Our Newest Massage Therapist: Abby Murphy!

Hello CrossFit Sanitas! My name is Abigail Murphy and I am a licensed neuromuscular massage therapist — I am so thrilled to be joining your team! I have lived in Colorado for 4 years and have been on a health and wellness journey, looking to a number of modalities, to allow for natural healing. I […]

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Rest: The Toughest Part of CrossFit…and Life

I recently saw a proposition on Instagram: “If you’re so mentally tough, take a rest week.” What if mental toughness isn’t about your ability to go-go-go!  When I watch athletes during the CrossFit Games or at competition, it seems like mental toughness means fighting through at all costs.   But what about that rest week […]

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How to Treat Vertigo Quickly and Easily

Did you know our physical therapist Dr. Nicole Haas can treat vertigo issues? If you (or a friend or family member) have ever had a bout of severe dizziness or vertigo that occurs with positional changes or head turns, you know how scary and debilitating it can be. But did you know that it can […]

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Understanding the Spiderweb within Us, aka The Fascia

“Fascia is your soft tissue skeleton” — Andry Vleeming The fascia, most often overly simplified to be described as our connective tissue, is a continuous structure throughout our body. Think of a spiderweb. The structure of a spiderweb is 3-dimensional. The web matrix is both around the outside, as well as weaving through the inside. If […]

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Meet Emily Wishall: Rolfer at CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder

Emily graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. Her original plan was to become a physical therapist, so she did a full-time 4-month internship with a physical therapist specializing in myofascial release. This internship is what propelled Emily’s interest in the fascia, the connective tissue or soft tissue skeleton […]

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The Benefits of Rolfing and How it Works

What is Rolfing Structural Integration? We all walk around with our ‘story.’ Our posture and movement patterns have come about over time from repetitive movements, genetics, beliefs, traumas, and held emotions. These patterns have served us. However, overtime these patterns can result in pain, strain, and misalignment. Alignment is essential to all of us, but […]

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Why We Should All Approach CrossFit Like Pregnant Women

Guest blog post from Sanitas member/competitor/lawyer/mom/badass, Trina Ruhland My first day of CrossFit in 2011 — my very first coach at my very first class, Matt Chan, asked each member why they wanted to do CrossFit. Answers ranged from “a hot bod” to “get in shape” to “I’m bored with my workouts.” When my turn […]

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When Should I Eat After My Workout?

Do it ASAP! Ideally, within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. This is your “anabolic window.” Refill your muscles and liver immediately after you finish exercising. Ideally this should be a liquid meal that will speed the absorption of protein and carbohydrates into your bloodstream. Immediately after exercising, your body begins repairing damaged muscle proteins, […]

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