Category Archive for "Ask the Trainer"

Being an Athlete with Crohn's Disease

Being An Athlete with Crohn’s Disease

January 20, 2015
Chanel Carter

My name is Alex and I am an athlete who has been living with Crohn’s Disease since 2011. Nutrition is the key to achieving any fitness goal that you have in mind. If you want to lose weight or gain it,…

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Protein Needs

Protein Needs – How Much? When? & What Kind?

January 13, 2015
Chanel Carter

Thank goodness for technology and for the immense amount of information on the net to help us navigate all things food, fitness, fashion and more.  However, this “free” international encyclopedia can also lead many people astray.  It can become quite daunting when one reads about fitness…

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Restore Integrity & Coherence

Restore INTEGRITY and COHERENCE

January 13, 2015
Renee

A quick meditation to restore INTEGRITY and COHERENCE.  Integrity, defined energetically, is having your thoughts, feelings, words and actions in agreement. What is meant by personal and global coherence? According to HeartMath, personal coherence, also known as psychophysiological coherence, refers to the…

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5 Fundamental Movements of CrossFit

5 Fundamental Crossfit Movements

January 8, 2015
Julie Foucher

Below I’ve selected 5 Fundamental CrossFit Movements for any athlete. Because I travel frequently, I’ve selected movements that can be easily implemented in workouts whether you are in a CrossFit affiliate or a hotel gym.    Squat The squat is…

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About Time Gives Athletes An Edge

About Time Gives Athletes An Edge

December 29, 2014

Serious athletes and trainers have long known that supplementing with whey protein can give the athletes an edge over their performance. Lifting and exercise actually tears down muscle tissue, which then grows stronger during recovery. And nothing helps muscle recovery like a…

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Smart Goals

SMART Goals

December 21, 2014
Kyra

As the year comes to it’s end, it’s time to make SMART goals for your future. When we welcome new beginnings and are allowed the time to reset, we begin to think about how we would like to improve our…

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A CrossFit Chick Saves Christmas

A Crossfit Chick Saves Christmas

December 16, 2014
Chanel Carter

A CrossFit Chick Saves Christmas is just one of those stories that come across your desk and you can’t help but find a way to share it.  Not because it has much to do with our company or our products; but…

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Going Gluten-Free?

Going Gluten-Free??

December 10, 2014
Mary Navarra

Thinking of going gluten-free  and wanting some insight into the dietary changes? Or have you been diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten or celiac disease? Before tackling these new eating habits it’s important to understand the culprit – gluten. What is it,…

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Why Your Warm-Up isn't warming you up

Why Your Warm-Up Isn’t Warming You Up

December 4, 2014
Luke Koval

Why your warm-up isn’t warming you up, or at least isn’t preparing you for the upcoming training session. So why am I dedicating an entire article to warming up? I mean, you come in grab an open bike or treadmill…

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Determine your protein needs during pregnancy

Determine Your Protein Needs During Pregnancy

December 3, 2014
Chanel Carter

Determining your protein needs during pregnancy can often leave you guessing what it best for you and your growing baby. You focus on building your diet around wholesome, nutritionally rich foods during and even before pregnancy to  give your child’s…

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Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

November 26, 2014
Chanel Carter

The science of sleep is far more theoretical than you may think. Theories remain unproven for why we evolved to sleep. In fact, part of the reason we humans skip out on needed shut-eye is because our bodies can adapt to…

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Benefits of Relaxation

Benefits of Relaxation

November 20, 2014
Corrie Edwards

The benefits of relaxation are endless in a world that values overstimulation. If you’ve ever tried a traditional meditation, it takes about 10 seconds before your mind is doing backflips, your eyelids fly open, the phone is buzzing, and you…

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You body on Sugar

Your Body on Sugar

November 17, 2014
Chanel Carter

Your body on sugar is similar to some of the most addicting drugs, says contributing research in a 2012 article in the journal Nature. Sugar, not only makes us fat; it is a toxic substance that have lasting effects on the brain…

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10 Tips to Fight The Bloat

Digestion Tips to Fight The Bloat

November 11, 2014
Chanel Carter

Digestion tips to fight the bloat are a common hot topic in the health and fitness world. Our gym routine is on point and our healthy food intake is going strong but why do you still feel bloated? Our favorite Fit Foodie,…

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Tracking Your Macros Can Help Increase Calories and Carbohydrates

Tracking Your Macros Can Help Increase Calories and Carbohydrates

November 6, 2014
Chanel Carter

Tracking your macros can help you increase calories and carbohydrates to achieve not only a leaner physique but also experience increased levels of athletic performance and strength. All of those things are what every all-natural athlete is looking to achieve…

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Creatine Benefits Every Athlete

Creatine Benefits for All Athletes

October 13, 2014
Chanel Carter

Creatine benefits for all athletes.  Discover why those with high-volume training and certain dietary preferences should supplement with one of the most cost-effective options available. Creatine is a basic fuel source for ATP (or energy in the body for shorts burst, also known as…

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Benefits of Beta-Alanine

Beta-Alanine – A Supplement For Any AThlete

September 9, 2014
Chanel Carter

Beta-Alanine  is a non-essential amino acid. Did I already lose you?  Non-essential amino acids are those that can be synthesized by the body. This means the body is capable of creating them on its own. The term “non-essential” does not…

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Memorial Day Survival Guide

May 22, 2013
Kyra

Here’s a list of 6 Ways you can enjoy your Memorial Day weekend without wreaking havoc on your body…. 1. TRAIN!!! For those of you following the 12 Week Bikini Workout Program you have workouts scheduled for Saturday and Monday,…

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How to Eat Clean When Dining Out

April 3, 2013
Kyra

    Hey y’all! The summer time for many of us is time to maintain our hard work and focus mostly on having a good time.  It’s a time to really have a great time with friends and family.  Usually…

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How Fat Can Make You Fit

March 20, 2013
Kyra

  I remember back in the 90′ eating Snackwell’s cookies and feeling like I was doing myself a favor because they were fat free.  (Yes, back in he 80′s I was a kid, but still.)  Back in the day fat-free…

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When Cheating Is Worth It

March 6, 2013
Kyra

I just spent a few days in my home town of Kernersville, North Carolina visiting friends and family and celebrating a marriage. Before leaving Thursday morning I made sure to get in lots and lots of extra cardio and made…

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Beat The Bloat! Don’t Let TOM (PMS) Get You Down!

February 20, 2013
Kyra

I hear it allllllllll the time from clients, “Well, it’s time of the month, so my weight is up.”  Or, “Ugh.. I’m so bloated.. I hate TOM.” I get it.. there’s not much we can do to stop mother nature…

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So You Think You Can Compete?

February 12, 2013
Kyra

  Are you thinking of doing a bikini competition?  How about figure?  I can’t vouch for figure girls, or even vouch for every bikini competitor, but here’s a few questions you should ask yourself if you are thinking of competing………

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How a Heart Rate Monitor Can Benefit Your Training

February 6, 2013
Kyra

About 4 months ago I purchased the Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor.  I honestly have no idea how I worked out for so long without it!   I hands down HAVE TO HAVE this on me when I’m working out…

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How To Prepare For Your First Yoga Class

January 30, 2013
Kyra

    Never taken a yoga class before?  Nervous for your first time? Don’t panic!  Every single person in class has had to take their first yoga class.  I remember my very first class.  I get to the studio before…

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