5 Nutrition Hacks to WIN Nutrition in 2019

We know, we did a list last week. It feels a little weird sending out another one.  But this one just keeps coming up so we had to share our thoughts. The secret to good nutrition is establishing healthy habits you can follow for the long haul...not for 6 weeks or 3 months but for the rest of your life.  But how?  Nutrition just feels so complicated...so overwhelming. At CFC we provide one-on-one nutrition coaching. Over the years, we have noticed that those who find long-term success share a similar approach. The people who meet and exceed their goals share five essential

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6 Real-Life Lessons for Real-Life Success in Fitness

As the new year approaches we all begin thinking about the "new year, new me" ideas.  One of them is invariably fitness related.  We believe in CrossFit (obviously), but there are many out there that are scared of it and/or don't understand it. No matter where your quest for better fitness takes you, here are 6 lessons we've learned along the way that may help you give yourself a break and find real success in 2019: 1) Food is fuel.  What many of us in the fitness industry know that we wish more would realize is that fitness is not compatible with ridiculously restrictive

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Fake Sugar, False Hope

Diet soda has been marketed for years as a low or no calorie alternative to regular soda.  It seems like a god-send and many folks out there drink at rates that out-pace even their water consumption.  I mean, why wouldn't you?  Delicious soda with none of the calorie guilt?  Sounds like a dream come true! Well, here comes Dr. Killjoy.  It's less a dream come true and more a sugar coated lie. There is a mounting pile of research that is linking the chemicals in artificial sweeteners to things like Parkinson's, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Metabolic Syndrome X, and even many kinds of

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Putting it All Together

Nutrition, cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting.  Now that we have built the fitness pyramid you're now better armed to make yourself fitter than you have ever been.  If you have missed any of the past posts, they are all up on our blog.  Go remind yourself how to build each part. In case you missed it, the article that establishes the only working definition of fitness in the industry is one called "What is Fitness?" by Coach Glassman (founder of CrossFit).  In it he provides us with a quick reference guide, a pyramid of fitness, to help us build. So now what?  We're at the top of the

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Where’s the Weights, Bro?!

Nutrition, cardio, gymnastics.  As we build on the fitness pyramid you'll be better armed each week to make yourself fitter than you have ever been.  The best part is, it's all quite simple.  It's not often easy, but it is simple. In case you missed it, the article that establishes the only working definition of fitness in the industry is one called "What is Fitness?" by Coach Glassman (founder of CrossFit).  In it he provides us with a quick reference guide, a pyramid of fitness, to help us build. The next thing to add to your fitness regimen once you have your nutrition in check, your

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Cardio or Cardio-KNOW?!?!

Last week we talked about nutrition. It's the foundation of a sound health, wellness and fitness program. It's so important that Greg Glassman, the most influential man in fitness, said "I'd rather someone eat healthy and and not exercise than exercise and not eat healthy". But, your journey to the healthiest, fittest you even can't stop there. Nutrition is important, but it's not the only. So, where do we go from there? In the same article I mentioned last week "What is Fitness?", Coach Glassman provides us with a quick reference guide, a pyramid of fitness, to help us build. The next most important thing is

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Fitness That Starts with Eat

I started my journey into the fitness industry like so many others with an Exercise Science degree in 2006.  I became a "Fitness Professional" in 2007.  Since then I have learned an immense amount about what I thought was truth in regard to fitness.  One of those things is that fitness isn't solely about exercise.  In fact, it's not even mainly about that.  It's mainly about what you eat.  Coach Greg Glassman (founder of CrossFit) is so far the only "Fitness Professional" to actually attempt to define the illusive idea of "fitness". It was first published in 2002 in the

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That Stubborn Belly Fat!

In a bad news/good news scenario, I’m a bad news first kind of guy (it makes the good news a little sweeter). So, the bad news: you can’t spot-reduce belly fat (or any area of your body) by working that muscle group more frequently.  There are no exercises that target fat loss in specific areas on your body.  So doing more oblique crunches and leg-raises won’t remove belly fat faster.  If you have a trainer or coach telling you so, fire them.  Immediately. What these exercises WILL do though, is strengthen and define your abdominal muscles so that when you

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Co-Conspirators Pt. 3 – Turning the Tide

Over the last 2 weeks I have hit us all with some harsh truth.  It needs to be said and repeated constantly.  Say it with me now "get off the couch, get off the carbs".  Say it like a mantra throughout the day until you've take your health back.  Why?  Because this statement, if acted on, will not just change your life, it will save it...literally. Why?  Why should we "get off the couch, get off the carbs"?  Because the more we learn about human physiology, the more we learn that high intake of carbohydrates is the catalyst and or cause of

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Co-Conspirators, Pt. 2

If you read last week's blog you know this message is sharp and even a bit harsh (so I've been told).  I won't pull back and I won't tone down.  It needs to be said.  The message is simple.  We all know it intuitively.  Yet we seem to block it out of our brains so much that we have convinced ourselves of the opposite.  If you want to lose the weight, feel better, look better, be healthier you MUST do 2 things: get off the couch and get off the carbs.  This statement, if acted on, will change your life...literally. 

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