November 2013 Newsletter
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Dear Roots Crew,

Fall is officially here! This is one of our favorite times of year at Roots. Everyone is back from their summer adventures, the Holiday Party is on the schedule and the Thankgiving Day Throwdown is in the works! It doesn't get better than this. 

The season kicked off last week with Crocktoberfest. Read on for a recap of the event and information on the awesome Roots community events to come! 

Best,
Nicole and Eric
Hot Happenings
Upcoming Events at Roots

Saturday, November 16th - Roots Fall In House Oly Meet
Lifting begins at 10am. Prizes will be awarded for top Men's and top Women's lifter. Sign up for the Men's heat is sold out but a few spots remain for the women. Ladies, Sign up HERE  to reserve your spot. Contact Ryan with any questions.

Saturday & Sunday, November 23rd & 24th - MBS Turkey Challenge
Get out and cheer on your fellow Roots athletes at the MBS Turkey Challenge. This competition is guaranteed to be entertaining for competitors and spectators alike! Check out details and heat information on the MBS event page HERE.

Wednesday, November 27th - Annual Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour at FATE
Celebrate the kickoff of the holiday season with your fellow Roots. Thanksgiving Eve Happy Hour begins at 5pm.  Drinks are on us!

Thursday, November 28th - Annual Thanksgiving Day Shit Show Throwdown 
Come see what epic and crazy team throwdown Eric and Nicole come up with this year!
 
Sunday, December 1st - Concept 2 Holiday Challenge Training Group Kicks Off
Row your way through the holidays with the Concept 2 Holiday Challenge Training Group. See below for details and sign up information.
 
Saturday, December 7th - Roots Holiday Party
Join us for the first, and the BEST, holiday party of the season! Roots Annual Holiday party is the place to be! We will be serving up delicious eats for dinner and after dinner, the dance floor is guaranteed to be packed with DJ Double Under spinning! See you there!


CROCKTOBERFEST
There's a New Crock In Town.

Sunday, October 27th the Roots Crew converged for the 3rd Annual Paleo Crocktoberfest, Crock Pot cooking contest. The competition was fierce, but in the end Abby Knowles walked away with the Crocktoberfest Cup and title of 2013 Roots Ultimate Crocktologist. The 2013 Crocktoberfest Recipe Book will be released in the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye out on the blog for the dowloadable PDF.
 
Winners by Category:
Crocktail - Arlene Brugal and Brendi Ramirez's Pumpkin Spice Latte
Dessert - Lindsay Lettvin's Bananas Foster
Entree and Overall Winner - Abby Knowles' Country Pork Ribs
People's Choice - Abby Knowles' Country Pork Ribs
 
Abby Knowles - Roots 2013 Ultimate Crocktologist!
 

FALL APPAREL SNEAK PEEK
Roots Couture Just In Time For the Holidays

What is the number one item on Santa's wish lists this year? Roots gear of course! Here is a sneak peek of what's to come. The pre-order will start this week. Details will be available at the front desk and on the Roots blog starting Friday!

  

 

Socks, and hoodies and sweatpants, OH MY!  
 
CONCEPT 2 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE
Row Your Way Through the Holiday Season

Lauren Rubini is back, and with her, the Concept 2 Holiday Challenge! Every Holiday Season, Concept 2 challenges us to row 100,000 meters between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They, in turn, donate money to a charity of your choosing for each 1,000 meters rowed. The Roots Holiday Challenge program offers 4 coached sessions with Lauren in addition to 2 weekly programmed homework workouts and extra open rowing hours.

 

Challenge Dates: 11/28 to 12/25

 

Coached Sessions: 

  • Sunday, December 1st at 9am*
  • Sunday, December 8th at 9am*
  • Sunday, December 15th at 9am*
  • Friday, December 20th at 5pm

*The Sunday Sessions will be at 9am. If the 9am session sells out, we will add a 10am session for additional athletes.

 

Open Rowing/Homework Hours: 

  • Monday 4-8pm
  • Wednesday/Thursday 5:30-10:30am
  • Friday 4-6pm 
  • All scheduled Open Shop hours

*If there is rowing in the programming for the day, the group classes get priority on the ergs.

 

Cost: $70 for 4 Week Program. Sign up on MBO now to reserve your spot!

 

CROSSFIT KIDS & TEENS - FALL SESSION 2

K - 12th Grade

**KINDERGARTNERS NOW WELCOME**

CrossFit Kids and CrossFit Teens starts the second fall session in November.  The program runs from November 4th - December 20th.  Details below!  

CROSSFIT KIDS

CrossFit Kids Age Groups and Class Times:

  • Kindergarten through 3rd grade* - Wednesdays and Fridays 3:15 - 4:00pm

  • 4th through 7th grade* - Wednesdays and Fridays 4 - 4:45pm

  • All Kids - Saturdays at 9am on Nov. 9th & Dec. 14th

CrossFit Kids Cost and Sign-up:

  • 8 class punchcard - $120*

  • Unlimited - $190

* Punchcards expire December 20th.

15% discount on CrossFit Kids packages if parent is a current Roots member. Email Trevor for a discount code.

Register Here for Kids 8 Class Punchcard

Register Here for a Kids Unlimited Pass

CROSSFIT TEENS

CrossFit Teens Class Times:

  • Mondays: 6am

  • Tuesdays: 4pm

  • Wednesday: 7pm (academics at 6:15*)

  • Thursday: 4pm

  • Saturdays: Nov. 9th and Dec. 14th at 10am

* Academics includes SAT Prep and academic coaching (homework help, study skills, task/time management). Academic coaching provided by Trevor (Master in Ed, Stanford U., (3) years as high school math teacher and mentor, (1) year as college counselor).

CrossFit Teens Cost and Sign-up:

  • (2) classes per week: $120/month

  • Unlimited classes: $175/month

15% discount on CrossFit Teens packages if parent is a current Roots member. Email Trevor for a discount code.

Register Here for a Teens 2x/Week Membership - (please sign in using teen's name)

Register Here for a Teens Unlimited Membership - (please sign in using teen's name)

Please contact Trevor Gibson if you have questions about the program.

 
CrossFit Kids show off their wall walks!


CROSSFIT and SAT PREP CAMP
Calling all High Schoolers and Parents

CROSSFIT and SAT Prep Camp will happen during the holiday season! Camp will run 9am to 12pm and will consist of a variety of sessions, including CrossFit skills, a CrossFit workout, SAT strategy, and SAT skills.

 

The program dates are Friday, Dec 27th to Tuesday, Dec 31st. Cost is $250/student. SAT curriculum will be individualized. All levels of CrossFit are welcome - from beginner to experienced. Limited to 10 students.

 

The SAT Prep will be beneficial for all high school students. Current freshmen and sophomores can hone their skills for the PSAT (the test that decides National Merit Scholarship qualification). Juniors and seniors may consider matching this course with the January 25th SAT test date (the January SAT is a good test date for several reasons).

 

SAT Prep and CrossFit will be coached by Trevor Gibson (Master in Ed, Stanford U., (3) years as high school math teacher and mentor, (1) year as college counselor).

 

Please contact Trevor
with questions or for more information.
SAT prep and Academics at CrossFit Roots. Is that an equation or an expression on the board?


OCTOBER RECAP
Out and About with the Roots Crew
Southside Julia and Jake from Noble Savage brought their culinary expertise to this year's Crocktoberfest judging. Thanks guys!

Roots Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt put teamwork to the test!
Roots Annual Fall Scavenger Hunt put teamwork to the test!

The Fall In Love With Your Body Fuel Challenge folks got together for dinner at the shop, provided by our friends from Noble Savage. Keep an eye out for challenge winners and wrap up details!


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
Hot blog posts from last month.

We limit our Group Classes to 12 or fewer athletes to maximize coaching, instruction, safety and experience. Please do your part and sign up for classes in advance so we can adjust the schedule as necessary.

Clean up after yourself, YO!

Hold yourself to the highest standards. 

Welcome the newest Root! 

TOP ATTENDANCE
October 2013

Whoa! The following athletes made it in 20 or more times in the month of October. Congratulations! Will your name be on this list for November?

Cara Norton
Ryan Chivers
Gretchen Rech
Rob Guglielmetti
Brenda Ramirez
Emily Moore
Martha Bodine
Greta Osgood
Bia Yordi
Maura Dudley
Josh Miers
Hannah Wolfson
Greg Castro
Rylee Norton
Luke Ursell
Arlene Brugal
Marc Cruz


CURIOUS ABOUT THIS THING CALLED CROSSFIT?
Break it down for me.

CrossFit is a back-to-basics, no gimmicks, strength and conditioning fitness program. Constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity are the foundation of our program.
  
Ah, what?

We know, it can sound complicated.  To find out more, go here.

Better yet, email us to attend a Free Class & Intro Session.  
  
We offer introductory sessions weekly. Check out the Start Here tab on our website to find an intro session that works for you.

The next Foundations Course begins Monday, November 4th!  
Sign-up here to get started now!

Whoa, you read all the way to the bottom of this email?! Cool!

 

Thanks for reading!


Best,
Eric and Nicole
 
CrossFit Roots
2406 30th Street
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303-578-8455

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