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  • CrossFit Open 17.3 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    17.3 has been announced, and there's no dumbbells this time around (there is that pesky pull-up bar though)! As always, please review the movement standards, weights, etc PRIOR to coming into the gym. We will refresh everyone and demo the standards but it helps a ton to come prepared.   Read More...

  • CrossFit Open 17.2 Details and Heat Sign Up Sheet!

    You thought we'd seen the end of the dumbbell after last week, didn't you? Well, you thought wrong! 17.2 brings back the dumbbell for another whirl (and we'd bet money it's not the last time this year).   Read More...

  • 17.1 Details and Sign Up Sheet for Heats!!!

    It's finally here! The first workout of the CrossFit Open starts with dumbbells, as we anticipated. The workout consists of dumbbell snatches and burpee box jump overs, and is not an AMRAP, although there is a 20 minute time cap.   Read More...

  • New Focus: CrossFit Open 2017!

    It’s that time once again--the CrossFit Open begins this week, with the first workout announcement happening Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00pm. For those of you who are new to the gym, the Open is the event with the largest participation worldwide within the CrossFit community. It is the first stage of reaching The CrossFit Games, the annual tournament to determine the fittest in the world.   Read More...

  • New Focus: Fran!

    With a New Year comes a New Focus, and in 2017 we are dubbing this month “Fran-uary!” After working through the holidays on Karen (150 wallballs), we are now shifting to perhaps the most Iconic CrossFit workout of them all. Fran consists of 21, 15, and 9 reps each of thrusters and pull-ups. Because both movements are highly metabolically demanding, the result is a short, compact workout that taxes your entire body in the course of just a few minutes. Thrusters and pull-ups have ...  Read More...

  • November/December Athlete of the Month: Kyle H

    What were you doing to stay in shape before you started with us? I was doing the standard weightlifting at Cal's Rec Center, and I did not including any cardio whatsoever.· What made you want to start? I wanted to improve my cardio, drastically and was informed by my partner, Victor-- who had been doing CrossFit for about almost a year at that point (and loved it)-- to give it a shot.   Read More...

  • New Focus: Karen!

    As 2016 draws to an end, and the 2017 CrossFit Open approaches, we will be shifting our focus towards conditioning, muscular endurance, and common movements found in the Open. To fully kick off the start of the Games season, we are focusing on an iconic CrossFit workout: Karen! Karen is a deceptively simple WOD--150 wall ball shots for time. But as those of you who tested last week can confirm, its simplicity is what makes it so challenging.   Read More...

  • October Athlete of the Month: Jason M!

    It's a little late, but here's our October Athlete of the Month profile-- introducing Jason Morris!!!What were you doing to stay in shape before you started with us?I was a generalist with my exercise prior to Grassroots. I would run, bike and hike semi-regularly but never as regularly as I knew I should be.How has working out at Grassroots impacted your life outside of the gym?In SO many ways. Most importantly, I feel better.   Read More...

  • Barbells for Boobs Returns November 5th!

    Two years ago, the Grassroots community rallied together for Barbells for Boobs, and we were one of the most successful gyms in the nation! This year, we'll be once again fundraising to support this great cause, with the hopes of exceeding our previous amount. For those of you who don't know, Barbells for Boobs raises money to help provide services for the early detection of breast cancer to those without access to services. Their goal is to make sure those without insurance or wh...  Read More...

  • September Athlete of the Month: Tina!!!

    What made you want to start? I have friends that CrossFit and recommended it. I was really nervous but I like a challenge.What was your experience in joining our gym?   Read More...

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