I was 12 years old when I first walked into a CrossFit gym – at the time I was going on 8 years of what would be 10 years of competitive gymnastics, as well as I had just moved from Florida to San Francisco, California. My dad, who had been attending CrossFit classes for a couple of months encouraged me to start the on-ramp program at our local box. Throughout the years of training up to 5 days a week for gymnastics, being an student, and traveling significantly for gymnastics competitions I had found a deep drive for competitive athletics and balancing my athletics and academics.
CrossFit didn’t really catch on with me until about 2 years later, when I moved for the third time in so many years to Broomfield. I started CrossFit again at a small gym in Lafayette, Colorado with the intention of using CrossFit to fill my competitive void while I looked for a new sport and transitioned into my freshman year of high school. After a couple months of attending the group classes and being regularly humbled by the mainsite workouts CrossFit.com programmed, I found my new passion and wanted to take a competitive approach to CrossFit. I started showing up at the gym 6-7 times a week, dialing my nutrition, logging my PRs, rx-ing workouts, completing benchmarks, etc. Soon after that, I decided I wanted a gym with members and staff just as competitive as I was – and a great coach – that’s when I gave MBS a ring and dropped into the hangar that day in November of 2015. I had first heard of MBS through the excitement of the upcoming Turkey Challenge, and suspected MBS had the competitive atmosphere I was looking for – not to mention one of the best locations in the country. After only one or two group classes, I knew MBS was the best atmosphere in which I could best strive towards whatever goal I had set for myself.
Nearly a year and half later, one of my favorite memories are competing in the 2017 Open and Age Group Online qualifier. I loved completing the open workouts during Friday Night Lights and receiving kind words and support from the MBS community, as well as continuing to the Online Qualifier towards qualifying for the CrossFit Games.
CrossFit has affected my life so many positive ways – although I likely prioritize differently a lot of people my age I don’t perceive I have made many sacrifices simply because CrossFit is what I love to do. I enjoy the things any other 17 year-old would enjoy – being outdoors, off roading, shooting, camping, diving, and fishing. I love the toggle between being a full time college student and CrossFit, and CrossFit has had nothing but positive impact on my student life. Day-to-day I am able to transition from studying to training while still being focused on nutrition and recovery. On top of closing out my first year of college classes, I was able to establish myself as the in this year’s Open and Age Group Online Qualifier. The year previous, I had placed 199th worldwide.
In terms of next steps, as I work towards graduation from high school next month (May of 2017) my next goal includes becoming an officer in the US Army through ROTC. The discipline and physical toughness I have gained through Crossfit continues to drive me towards this next goal with confidence – I plan on continuing my competitive CrossFit career as a student at the University of South Florida this upcoming fall semester with a major in Mechanical Engineering as an Army ROTC Cadet. I have confidence that walking through those doors of that very first CrossFit gym five years ago was the best thing I could have done to set myself up for whatever aspirations I have, especially officership.
ATTN: BROOMFIELD and ARVADA CO- HUGE OPPORTUNITY-
Our last New You Challenge was such success that we’ve decided to do it again.
We’re looking for men and women to undergo a 6-week total body transformation! Our program is designed to change your life, but this is not a “magic pill”. Expect to work hard. We don’t care where you’re starting from, only that you try your hardest and finish the 6 weeks! ****This challenge is for people new to working out.**** Starts May 1st.
People send anyone you know that might be interested our way.
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There will no gymnastics class today. We apologize for any inconvenience.
There is open gym 9:30 – 11am at the Arvada location.
The time is finally HERE!!!! We are thrilled to announce that the ever so talented Shelly Rollison will be performing a private concert for us on May 5th at 6:30pm at the Hangar. As always, your friends and family are welcome to join us. The more the merrier!!! We are asking for a $5 donation to cover the cost of the concert. Click Here To Listen Check out her music here!
Now is the perfect time for your friends and family to get started on their fitness goals at MBS CrossFit! Our next Group Foundations Class starts Monday, April 17th.
Foundations is a 6 class series over to course of two weeks where you’ll learn the fundamentals of CrossFit while having fun in a group class.
Our coaches will ensure you know proper form, technique and feel comfortable moving on to our regular WODs and specialty classes. Not only will you get a great workout, you’ll also be informed on proper nutrition, sleep, and recovery to make you the most successful athlete you can be. Upon graduation you will receive a free week of group classes.
Cost: $99 (includes free week!)
Dates & Times:
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday – 7:15 am (Sign Up Now!)
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday – 6:30 pm (Sign Up Now!)
Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturday – 9:00 am (Sign Up Now!)
Tuesday/ Thursday/ Saturday – 12:15 pm (Sign Up Now!)
*All dates & times are at the Broomfield location
Do none of these dates/ times work for you? No worries! Foundations is offered in a private setting as well, scheduled at your convenience.
3 Private Foundations classes with a coach covering the movements and information for group WODs. Free week upon graduation.
Foundations with a Friend
Buddy Up! 3 Private Foundations classes with a coach covering the movements and information for group WODs. Free week upon graduation.
$300 ($150 each)
Spots are filling up quickly so sign up now to reserve your spot!
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule your Foundations classes contact Coach Shelby Shelby@mbscrossfit.com
Words of Wisdom from Shelly Rollison
This photo is from exactly one year ago. My body is in a very different place today. After being incredibly active for two years with trail running and CrossFit, this last year I’ve been comparatively inactive and not using my body, and not without consequence.
I’m not in great physical shape like I was a year ago, but more than that, my previous back issues have flared up due to my inactivity. Boo. The good news is, I can get my body and back strong again with hard work and time, but there will be some battles along the way, which brings me to today’s workout.
I knew I could do it, I just needed to be smart about it. As the workout went on, I had to keep going down in weight and making the movements easier to be wise with my back. It was incredibly humbling, and I thought, “Man, this sucks. I used to be so much stronger.” And then it hit me… “BE STRONG WHERE YOU ARE.”
Being strong is not an eventual place to get to, although you can get strong-er. Whether you’re lifting heavy weights or using your body weight, you can be strong wherever you’re at. It’s a subtle mindset shift that can make a huge difference.
So wherever you’re at, be strong. It doesn’t have to be someday, it can be right now.
MBS CrossFit’s athletes needed to improve movement and body mechanics.
Ben Yates, the gymnastics Coach at the Box in Colorado, said they answered the need in 2014 with a gymnastics class. Offered two times a week, the hour-long class allows members a chance to attack their weaknesses. “People are noticing the demand,” said Yates. “I’ve had a couple people more recently joining with this, and they’re noticing their workouts are getting faster, their gymnastics are getting easier and they’re hitting new personal records in their gymnastics components.”
Read Entire Box Pro Magazine Article Here
We love hearing from our members. Your opinion is very important to us and helps continue to improve at what we do.
Here are a few Google and Facebook reviews we’ve received lately. Please never hesitate to chat with a coach if you have a questions, comments or concerns. We are always happy to hear from you.
The coaches are phenomenal and don’t allow you to give up on yourself, they push you through each workout with such motivation. Each coach and member are all so encouraging, and the atmosphere is totally uplifting- Hannah H
Great place to come for crossfit. All the coaches are amazing and everyone makes you feel welcome– Michelle D
Overall I can’t be more pleased with MBS CrossFit. I previously tried another CrossFit gym which I thought was good … but now that experience doesn’t even compare. The biggest difference to me is the orientation / on-ramping of new gym members- Rob M
This place is everything you could want in a fitness community. Their beginner programs are inclusive and paced perfectly, the daily classes are challenging and constantly varied, and if you are a fire-breather you will find a great group of competitive athletes– Kyle M
By far the best gym experience I have ever had. Been going to MBS for over 4 years. Between the master coaching, amazing facilities, fun atmosphere and fresh approaches to daily training, this place makes exercise fun and impactful. Whether you are just looking to get started in fitness or looking to take your training to the next level, they have it all and with a view– Clint T
Great gym. I’ve been going here for 2 years and my conditioning is miles ahead of where it was when I joined. The coaches are all excellent, and the facility is in an awesome location overlooking the mountains-Ryan M
Congratulations to the MBS athletes moving on to participate in the Teen/Master’s CrossFit Games Qualifiers- Stacey Balzer-Cochran, Finally, congrats to the MBS athletes moving on to participate in the Teen/Master’s CrossFit Games Qualifiers- Stacey Balzer-Cochran, Patrick Burke Rich Trujillo and Kaylee Jackson!!!!
THURSDAY – MONDAY | APRIL 20 – 24th The qualifier will decide the 20 fittest masters and teenagers from every division who will each receive a ticket to the Games.