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  • 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...

  • New Strongman and Flexibility Classes Starting This Week!!!

    Starting this week, we'll be offering two new classes which will run concurrent with Open Gym time at 2pm.Do you see those kegs, tires, and Atlas stones in the back of the gym and wonder how on earth you're supposed to lift them? Have you seen World's Strongest Man and thought "wow, that looks so cool?" Well, starting Tuesday, September 20th and running every Tuesday at 2pm, GRCF will have a dedicated Strongman class to learn how to correctly lift and carry various stron...  Read More...

  • August Athlete of the Month: Alex O!

    How many years have you been a part of the Grassroots family?I started Crossfit with my on ramp classes at GRCF in June of 2015, so just over a year now. Prior to joining GRCF, I had been swimming on and off, and seriously for about six months before I made the leap to CrossFit.· What made you want to start?I needed to make a change in my life. I had heard about Crossfit and read a little about the concept.   Read More...

  • New Focus: Amanda!

    For the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing our training on higher skill movements, continuing the progression from basic strength exercises to more complex. Last cycle, we added in some kipping practice and dynamic movements like power cleans and push presses. For our next focus, we’re working on even more difficult movements with the benchmark Amanda. Contrasted with our last focus, Angie, which was the epitome of high volume CrossFit, Amanda is a very low volume couplet consist...  Read More...

  • July Athlete of the Month: Marcelle!!

    Marcelle Athlete Profile · What made you want to start?I recently moved here from the Dominican Republic where I was actively surfing and dancing, and I wasn’t able to do those as often here. I decided to give Grassroots a shot since it’s close to my house.What was your experience in joining our gym?Being a part of Grassroots has been great. I come to the 6:30 class and Coach Atchie is very welcoming; and the gym itself has everything I need.   Read More...

  • June Athlete of the Month: Mel Bolton!

    How many years have you been a part of the Grassroots family? What made you want to start?I came to a couple of community workouts before joining the on-ramp in October of 2014. I LOVE to challenge myself and see what I can accomplish.   Read More...

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