How we started

One thing that we feel is extremely important to be successful coaches is that you need to put the time into your trade. Getting a Level 1 Certification is only the start…anyone can get the cert, not everyone can coach. We spent the next couple years training, learning and coaching. Also, due to our travel we have visited well over 100 other CrossFit Boxes across the country to gain knowledge, experience and best practices. Six months before we opened our doors to the community, we trained a small group of individuals at no cost in our garage to practice our programming and further sharpen our coaching skills. After 3 1/2 years of coaching CrossFit for other boxes and training out of our garage; we decided that it was time to open our own facility in 2011.

It takes time and experience to become a great CrossFit Coach. You have to know the proper ways to get people to move correctly, when to scale or modify a move/weight, how to read athletes and most importantly keep everyone safe.

What is CrossFit?

Efficiently combines the most effective training methods of Endurance, Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and High Intensity Cardio. There isn't a strength and conditioning program anywhere that works with a greater diversity of tools, modalities, and drills. We train incredibly hard; harder than most thought they were capable of…everyday our athletes break down barriers and set new standards for themselves. Our training is intense, and it creates a bond among members that can't be manufactured. Together we sweat, we expose weaknesses and we get stronger. The community aspect of CrossFit is our greatest strength. At BackCountry there are no egos, no room for bad attitudes. Those types of people just don't last here. We are supportive, we are competitive, we are strong, we are humble, we are athletes...we are BackCountry.

Our Facility

We are a 13,500 Square Foot dedicated CrossFit Facility in the Heart of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We are located at 8990 Barrons Blvd #102. Our facility offers: Showers, multiple restrooms, dedicated children area, full inventory of SFH and Progenex proteins, supplements, coffee bar/lounge area, and a full selection of Inov-8 CrossFit & Olympic lifting Shoes.

We have 4 large Rogue pull-up stations, 19 Concept II Rowers, over 50 bars, 70 kettlebells, 80 medicine balls, 63 slam balls, 45 plyo boxes, 40 sets of rings, 6000 pounds of bumper plates, 9 Climbing Ropes and much more! Our goal is to make sure an athlete always has their own equipment and enough space to be able to do the WODs at the same time with no waits and plenty of room for safety.


We offer over 90 classes a week on our schedule and are open 7 days a week. Current classes Include, but are not limited to:

  • CrossFit
  • Intro to CrossFit
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Competitors
  • Olympic lifting
  • Ladies Barbell
  • CrossFit Preschool
  • CrossFit Kids
  • CrossFit Teens
  • over 30 hours of Open Gym per week
  • Unlimited access to lifting platforms before, during and after classes