Building a lifestyle of broad, general, and inclusive fitness through movement and nutrition.
“If you eat too much sugar and you can’t squat, pick up things off the ground, throw, jump, run, and climb, then you’re broken. And we want to fix you.”
"CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years."
"Your support network. At more than 15,000 affiliates around the world, people encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals. Start training with friends."
by Jesse Friedl
“We’re teaching our players: Sleep is a weapon.” — Sam Ramsden, Dir. of Player Health and Performance, Seattle Seahawks
Have you ever thought of sleep as a secret weapon? Usually we just think that training longer or harder or fine tuning weaknesses will be the key to success. But sleep? Few can deny that sleep is a necessary part of maintaining optimal health. But especially for athletes, sleep proves to be a crucial element of success.
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) even goes as far as to classify insufficient sleep as a public health problem, as “an estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder.”
Research shows that sleep (or lack thereof), especially for athletes, plays a vital role in overall physical and psychological functioning, specifically “reaction times and motor function, motivation, focus, stress regulation, muscle recovery, sprint performance, muscle glycogen, glucose metabolism, memory and learning, injury risk, illness rates, unwanted weight gain” (Fatigue...more
by Drew Gadoci
If you had to label our nutritional recommendations, I suppose that the Paleo diet aligns best. These are general guideline on how to eat, we realize everyone is different and modifications can be beneficial in certain scenarios. Below is a brief outline of a much larger conversation we'd love to have with you about your diet.
The Paleo diet consists mainly of: Meat (beef, pork, fish, fowl), vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, while omitting grains, legumes (beans) and dairy. Our bodies were designed to be fueled by foods that are not processed, modified, or changed in any way.
Thus, eat lean meats, nuts and seeds, vegetables, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Eat quantities to sustain energy levels and activity.
This statement generally leads to the calorie debate.
Calories… Let’s just get this off the table.
The current accepted philosophy surrounding obesity/weight gain is that individuals consume more calories than they are burning and thus gain weight. This is the calories in/calories out theory. You...more