There's a new workout bridge to cross in Roseville

CrossFit Anywhere, with its monkey bars, tire throws and more, opens
By: Amanda Calzada/Roseville Press Tribune Correspondent
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Crossing ordinary tasks with extraordinary ability prepares a person to be fit for any of life’s challenges — even those as simple as lifting grocery bags or hurriedly tackling a flight of stairs.

“I started a year ago. Due to that, things in life are easier,” said Auburn resident Dominic Brissey, who completed the “Helen workout” — three rounds of a 400-meter run, 21 kettle bell swings and 12 pull-ups as fast as possible — during CrossFit Anywhere’s soft opening Jan. 2 in Roseville.

The 4,800-square-foot facility at 9050 Fairway Drive is owned by Blair Morrison, the world’s fifth-fittest man in 2011, based on his performance at the CrossFit Games.

CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program, blends gymnastics, weightlifting, running, biking, rowing and mono-structural endurance without specializing or heavily focusing on a particular physical skill.

The goal of CrossFit is to provide the individual with well-rounded training to tackle any common task of everyday life, like yard work, but in proper form.

“We use all functional movements. The key is our intensity program. The body responds extremely well,” Roseville resident and coach Denny Wilson said, adding CrossFit training ensures correct and safe form in everyday tasks.

CrossFit offers people of all ages and physical abilities the same workout through different degrees of intensity to challenge different levels of fitness for maximized results. Classes range from 40 to 45 minutes. Activities range from squats to dead lifts to fundamental gymnastics, such as handstands.

Classes include skill work, focusing on a gymnastics or weight-lifting skill, for 10 to 15 minutes before wrapping up with mobility work to straighten muscles and avoid injuries.

Workouts are timed. Because of the intensity factor, a workout segment may endure as long as 30 minutes or as short as three.

“I like the competition,” said Jessica Roberts, a Lincoln resident who celebrates one year of CrossFit commitment. Roberts said she has learned to like the Olympic lifting in her training.

CrossFit Anywhere, with gyms in El Dorado Hills and Folsom, will offer Roseville a facility that includes inclined and declined monkey bars, a gymnastics floor, sandbag workouts, tractor tires and foam rolls.

Signature CrossFit workouts range from tractor tire flips to muscle-ups, a move where the athlete exerts enough force to propel his or her body above the elevated monkey bars, like pushing down on the bars as opposed to pull-ups, where the arms are above the head.

“No matter what stage of life you’re in, the movements that we do here will benefit you, and moving forward, you will have the healthiest body possible,” Wilson said.

A Roseville resident, Wilson holds a spot on CrossFit Anywhere’s Open roster for the fourth annual Sac-Town Throwdown, a CrossFit competition scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Placer County Fairgrounds.




Where: 9050 Fairway Drive #115, Roseville, Calif. 95677

Drop in and participate: Interested in trying CrossFit? Drop in and participate in the first class at no cost. Memberships cost $195. Discounts are available for military, police and fire, and second members of a household.


Information: (916) 705-6459 or Those interested in trying CrossFit without formal membership can e-mail Blair Morrison at for a personalized workout.