I highly recommend CrossFit Sanitas! The coaches make the experience a positive one for everybody.
"I thought I knew my way around a weight room, but this is a whole new experience. I love the fact that everybody knows who I am and they want me to keep moving forward with my fitness. Three months into CrossFit and I haven’t had a single injury, and I attribute that to the fact that not a single coach has ever told me that the amount of weight I’m lifting is too light or the speed at which I am doing things is too slow. They have allowed me to increase my fitness level with constant coaching and enthusiasm. 90 days and I still haven’t done the same workout twice. I highly recommend CrossFit Sanitas! The coaches make the experience a positive one for everybody."
Working out with a dedicated group makes working out fun.
"I’ve been a member of other gyms in Boulder and I have competed in full contact sports at a high level for many years. I have also participated in many forms of yoga…so I am probably a typical Boulderite. I enjoy CrossFit Sanitas because you feel you belong no matter what size, fitness shape or skill level. I love the diversity of the class…in the 5:30a, we are professionlas, mothers, students…and we’re all participating for different reasons. I also love the sense of team. Working out with a dedicated group makes working out fun. I am an extremely disciplined person, but having teammates is so valuable in staying with the program."
My running has also improved with CrossFit – I ran my last 10k in 40:35…6 minutes better than my previous personal best!
"Before CrossFit, I worked out at the gym, ran, and did yoga. I was pretty fit, but I couldn’t seem to lose weight. I was also pretty bored with my workout routines. After my first CrossFit session, I knew I had found it! CrossFit has not only changed the way I look, but it’s changed the way I look at my body. The CrossFit culture celebrates strength and health, which is so different. I’m 35, the fittest I’ve ever been and constantly getting stronger, faster and better. My running has also improved with CrossFit – I ran my last 10k in 40:35…6 minutes better than my previous personal best!! My favorite thing about CrossFit Sanitas is the community. Everyone is friendly, there are a lot of social activities, fun challenges and camaraderie. If you’re looking for a place to push yourself and change your body…CrossFit Sanitas is the place!" -Jaime Almond, Marketing
CrossFit is the fountain of youth! I finally feel that after all these years!
"I thought I would just do the introductory month to satisfy my New Year’s resolution; after all, I was happy with my local health club, right? After 28 years of trying many types of exercise classes, I thought I was in decent shape. CrossFit has dispelled those thoughts and taken me to a whole new level of fitness which I didn’t think was possible at my age. I have seen significant improvements in my strength, endurance, mobility, cardiovascular fitness and even gymnastics skills, both inside and outside of the gym. By coming 3x/week and incorporating some of the nutritional information I have learned at CFS, I have lost a significant amount of body fat and gained muscle all over. I was not expecting these dramatic results at age 46, but it was possible with CrossFit. CrossFit is the fountain of youth! I finally feel that after all these years!"
I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, and I believe in my ability to do things I never thought I could do before.
"My son had turned one and I was ready to lose that last 15lbs. and get back into shape. CrossFit was the perfect place to make that happen. I know I’m going to get a workout that will kick my butt in one hour or less, so I can fit it into my busy working mom schedule. I lost the 15lbs in the first 3 months and then some! I’m actually below my pre-prego weight. Best of all, I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, and I believe in my ability to do things I never thought I could do before. When I joined I was afraid to jump on a 6″ box and the idea of a handstand push-up made me burst out laughing. Six months later, I can do 30″ box jumps and 5 handstand push-ups in a row. I even got my 71 year old father to do BaseCamp with me which led to better mobility, core strength and coordination." -Leslie Goldman
In just 2 1/2 months I’ve made tremendous gains.
"I got motivated to try CrossFit after seeing the amazing transformation that my sister and brother in-law experienced from doing CrossFit in Cincinnati. I started BaseCamp at CrossFit Sanitas as soon as I got back. From the start, CFS was a great experience. I started seeing results immediately and the instructors were quick to identify issues I had and provide techniques to start improving. I’m a pretty big guy with significant mobility issues; and in just 2 1/2 months I’ve made tremendous gains. I’ve always struggled with the monotony of regular workouts; and that’s one of the greatest aspects of CrossFit…the workouts are always different. So it truly never gets boring."
The staff at CrossFit Sanitas was friendly without putting any pressure on me.
"Since turning 30, I had been trying all kinds of different exercise and sports to find ‘my thing’, but nothing ever stuck. This year I wanted to try something to push myself without getting bored. Right away, the staff at CrossFit Sanitas was friendly without putting any pressure on me. Workouts were varied enough to keep me challenged and could be modified, so I never felt left behind or ashamed. As a single working parent, it’s not always easy or convenient to exercise, but it’s important to show my 10-year old daughter what it means to be active and healthy. And I’m having fun too. Through events, the blog and their coaching, I’m becoming stronger physically, tougher mentally, and a little bit wiser about what true fitness means." -Melanie Sidwell, CU Adminstration
I could barely do a pull up when I started, now I do 30 with ease as a warm up.
"I absolutely love so many things about CrossFit: all I have to do is show up (someone else has thought about what I will be doing), the workouts are highly demanding but can be scaled for anyone at any skill level, and the workouts are always different, so you’re never bored. I always feels different vs. “dumbbell curl Mondays”. CrossFit Sanitas in particular has amazing coaches and staff with friendly yet motivating attitudes, as well as an amazing amount of knowledge and experience. In the last 7-8 months I’ve made huge gains in strength, as well as endurance. I could barely do a pull up when I started, now I do 30 with ease as a warm up. I’ve also seen a huge change in my physical appearance, not to mention the level of confidence I carry day in-day out. I don’t envision any scenario in which I would go back to a regular gym and I came to that conclusion after only a week at CrossFit Sanitas. I knew it was for me." -Kevin Rasor, Biochemist
I had heard that a CrossFit box should feel like a home away from home, and that is exactly how I feel.
"As a mother of 3 small children and the prospect of being 40 not too far off, I decided I needed to make changes in my lifestyle in order to accommodate the life I wanted. I knew CrossFit would highlight my weaknesses. I don’t have an athletic background, but I knew from my research that CrossFit is for everyone. Through CrossFit, I have found how strong I am. From the first day, I came into every workout intimidated, only to feel like a conqueror when I finished it. With my goal of hitting 4 CrossFit workouts weekly, I have shed 25lbs and dropped 5 sizes. I feel stronger, faster and even more motivated as I continue to pursue my goals. I had heard that a CrossFit box should feel like a home away from home, and that is exactly how I feel. It has become a second family – a family full of accountability, inspiration, and encouragement." -Dawn Starkey, Mom Extraordinaire
In just 6 months, my body fat has dropped nearly 3%…and my wife has definitely noticed!
"I had always been a runner and competitive athlete but I had lost a few steps due to age, injury and 7 freaking kids (blended family). Somewhere around week 6 or 7, I started seeing and feeling the results of all my hard work…especially in my upper body which had been neglected for decades. I’ve been coming for 9 months and I’ve started tracking my body fat and lean mass 6 months ago. In just 6 months, my body fat has dropped nearly 3%…and my wife has definitely noticed! CrossFit Sanitas has created a culture of fitness, nutrition and camaraderie that has me missing the gym and all the CFS folks if I’m away for more than a day or two." -Ben Moss, General Contractor