October Box Brief

October Box Brief

Box Brief: Updates, Events, Etc. Happy October! Wow, I can’t believe we’re over half way through the month of October already! The leaves are changing, it’s dark in the mornings, and the workouts lately have been wonderfully challenging! We have a...
New Tee Shirt – Pre Order Now!

New Tee Shirt – Pre Order Now!

New Tee Shirts are Coming – Pre Order Now and We’ll Pay the Sales Tax! It’s time for some fresh 5280 CrossFit tee shirts! Don’t you think? With 5280 CrossFit on the front and the Colorado KettleBell on the back, we’re combining our first...
Popular Nutrition Plans – Get a Basic Understanding of Each

Popular Nutrition Plans – Get a Basic Understanding of Each

Popular Nutrition Plans – Get a Basic Understanding of Each There are a TON of popular nutrition plans out in the wild. They vary in philosophy, application, and flexibility. Everyone is different and finds success in various ways. What works for some people...
Ladies Barbell Club

Ladies Barbell Club

Something neat happens when you get a group of women together to build strength, work on their weakness, and lift heavy, all in a supportive and educational environment. That's exactly what you get in our Ladies Barbell Club.
October Challenge Starts Sunday!

October Challenge Starts Sunday!

Our October Challenge is going to be a nice break from the Wall Ball contest in September! However, this challenge will test you in a much different way! The October Challenge is the MINIMALIST Challenge (AKA a decluttering challenge). 
Mobility Hacks: Hamstrings

Mobility Hacks: Hamstrings

Mobility Hacks: Hamstrings We train our backside like crazy. Our hamstrings. We work on getting them strong, we sit down, we lay down, we work on getting them strong again and repeat. When we sit we are smooshing them into one position, like when you wake up with flat...
Quarterly Nutrition Night Q&A

Quarterly Nutrition Night Q&A

5280 CrossFit will be hosting a live Nutrition Q&A session with Nutrition Coaches: Sam, Diedre, and Erin. The night will begin with some pre-selected questions. Then, we will open up for audience questions! Now's the chance to get your nutrition questions answered from three awesome ladies!
What Do I Do Here Anyway? The Vision for 5280 CrossFit

What Do I Do Here Anyway? The Vision for 5280 CrossFit

My purpose, why I do what I do, is to inspire others to achieve their goals and dreams. That’s why I started 5280 CrossFit. So…why don’t I coach very often anymore? I receive this question weekly and it’s a very fair question. Here's my answer...
Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage

Why You Need to Know Your Body Fat Percentage

Perhaps one of the best things about your body fat percentage is that it compares you to yourself. If you just track weight, this invariably leads to comparing yourself to someone else. Even though there could be significant differences in height, muscle mass, genetics, or other factors, all people hear when they talk about or think about their weight is the number. That’s what’s so great about your body fat percentage. It doesn’t matter how much you weigh; the only thing that matters is what that weight is made up of. To take control of your health and fitness and gain the positive benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, the first step is to get your body composition measured.
Eating Out | Nutrition Advice

Eating Out | Nutrition Advice

Make educated decisions and have a plan in place to maintain compliance to your nutrition plan, and enjoy your meal. If you eat out regularly, be a little more strict on yourself to find good options, or begin to locate restaurants that have a meal you enjoy that keeps you on track.
Hip Mobility

Hip Mobility

Work on small bits of mobility EVERY DAY. A minimum of two minutes in each position (per side) and don't be afraid to spend 4 minutes some days. Those minutes add up over the week and don't take too much time at once. You CAN make these changes easily fit into your schedule. Don't get over excited day one and pick twelve spots to work in one day. You can't keep up with that. Pick two to three exercises and get in done in just a few minutes.
How Alcohol Affects You Body Composition

How Alcohol Affects You Body Composition

Is it really possible to consume alcohol and still maintain a healthy body weight and composition? Let’s face it. We all know alcohol can’t be the best for our overall body composition but do you know how bad? Or how it really effects you? There are plenty...
3 Reasons We love Orange Theory and Other HIIT Trends

3 Reasons We love Orange Theory and Other HIIT Trends

The reality is that we don't look at Orangetheory, HIIT Gym, Bodytek or even P90X as competition at all. Instead, we see them as descent starting points for all of those tens-of-thousands of couch-bound potential CrossFitters within our 5-10 mile radius.
Mobility Hacks | Thoracic Spine

Mobility Hacks | Thoracic Spine

Free Mobility Hacks | Thoracic Spine The thoracic spine is also known as our upper back. Modern day patterns cause a majority of us to have thoracic stiffness. Most things that we do have a frontal fixation. Almost everything we do has our arms right in front of us....