Category Archive for "Health Tips"

Swimming Recovery

Swimming for Recovery

February 9, 2016
Maddy Curley

I’ve always been a big fan of pools, just not necessarily for workouts. Recently, however, I have implemented swimming into my recovery workouts and the pool is proving to be beneficial training grounds. Here are four reasons why you should…

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Post Workout Power

The Power of the Post Workout

February 4, 2016
Jourdan Mercurio

As a nutritionist, one of the most common things I hear from clients is, “I am not hungry after I work out”. This is the time when I have to play mean and tell them, “too bad”. Fueling your body…

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Your Only Competition is Yourself

January 29, 2016
Lindy Barber

Your only competition is yourself. We all start somewhere. We all walk into a new gym for the first time, sign up and contemplate what future goals we hope to accomplish there. We start out really well, just trying to…

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Start Fresh

In Season Eats – Start Fresh Salads

January 15, 2016

January means we get to wipe the slate clean and start fresh! A brand new year with new resolutions, new aspirations, and new goals to conquer! Each January I usually set goals for each area in my life that is…

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Diet Success

Diet to Success This Year

January 7, 2016
Jourdan Mercurio

New Year’s is here and so are the resolutions for a new you! Each year, many people gear their New Year’s resolution around becoming healthier; whether that is losing weight, getting in the gym more, eating better, etc. Often times,…

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Protein Types

Proteins – Picking the Types for You

December 15, 2015

The start of the New Year is quickly approaching, and for many this can mean the start of a new gym, new goals, and most importantly, a new diet. In our efforts to combat the holiday weight gain and start…

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CrossFit Into the New year

CrossFit into the New Year

December 4, 2015
Christy Adkins

Ready to incorporate a new style of workouts in the new year? Is CrossFit starting to sound like the workout for you?? Here’s my advice to those “CF-curious out there regarding topics I often here as a CrossFit Athlete myself….

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Accessory Work

The Necessity of Accessory Work

December 3, 2015

Three years ago when I first began CrossFit the goal was – learn the olympic lifts, have fun lifting big weights and do some conditioning to look fit and feel good.  Little did I know what it would become.  Nowadays…

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In Season Eats - Holiday Side Dishes

In Season Eats – Holiday Side Dishes

November 30, 2015

Making healthy eating decisions throughout the holiday season is not easy! It seems like everywhere we go, there are holiday treats constantly putting our temptation to the test! Everything is good in moderation, so if you workout regularly and make…

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Holiday Recipes

It’s ABOUTTIME for Healthy Holiday Recipes (2015)

November 18, 2015

It’s ABOUTTIME for some healthy holiday hosting recipes. We compiled some of our Ambassador’s favorite hosting dishes into an entire menu for you and your guests. Making healthier alternatives doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor – we promise these recipes will…

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Staples to Strength Training

Staples to Strength Training

November 7, 2015

With all of the detailed information we now know about the world of strength training and conditioning, it’s possible for trainers to tailor their programs to the exact specifications of each of their athletes. Based off of my blog post…

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In Season Eats

In Season Eats – Power of Pumpkin

November 5, 2015

With Halloween already past us (I know, CRAZY right?!?), you probably have an abundance of leftover pumpkins and not sure what to do with them. If you’re anything like me, you stocked up on big ol’ pumpkins for carving and…

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act – 5 Tips to Workout when Life Gets Busy

October 26, 2015
Gretchen Kittelberger

It happens to the best of us. We start the day with great intentions. We are going to get our workout in, cook the whole family a full, nutritious breakfast, answer those emails that just came in, get the kids…

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Eat Your Vegetables

5 Tips to Eat (and Enjoy) Vegetables

October 14, 2015

It’s safe to say we all heard our parents say, “eat your vegetables,” when we were growing up. But, let’s be honest, even as adults most of us still have a hard time getting in several servings of vegetables every…

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In Season Eats Carrots

In Season Eats – Starring Mr. Carrot

October 13, 2015

We all know that the pumpkin is the shining star in October! As soon as we hit October 1st, it’s all about #PUMPKINEVERYTHING! But hold your horses folks, what about that other delicious orange root plant, Mr. Carrot?? Did you…

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Have Your Cake

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

September 18, 2015

We wish we could all have our cake and eat it too??  Well, maybe we can. Many onlookers into the fitness world (as well as many who live it)  are led to believe that the only way to the coveted…

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Most Important part of Life

Make Time For What Matters Most

September 17, 2015
Vincent Camps

What comes to mind when you are asked to name the most important part of your life? The one answer I rarely hear first; and the correct answer, in my opinion, is exercise, but why not?  Obvious answers are family, friends,…

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Nutrition Tips

Time Saving Nutrition Tips

September 7, 2015
Jessica Brantley

Do you ever look at pictures of fitness chicks posting all their meals and Tupperware containers, and wonder- HOW they find the time and the energy for it?! Well, I was once one of the girls. I would spend hours,…

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Learning to Embrace Travel

Learning to Embrace Travel

September 1, 2015

I am currently on a 6-week long trip in Southern Spain.  Predominantly, it is a personal trip with family, but working is also part of the routine. I love visiting my former residence of Spain, as well as traveling the…

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Pull Up

Workouts to Master The Pull Up

August 29, 2015

First it was the plank. Then it was hundred’s of air squats, and now it’s all about the pull up. It seems more people involved in fitness want to conquer this move more than any others which is totally AWESOME! It…

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Psychological Health

Improve Your Psychological Health

August 20, 2015
Jessica Brantley

Positive psychological (mental) health is essential for our survival, but it can easily be disturbed by the stress of jobs, kids and mortgages. When our minds are constantly distracted with these responsibilities, it becomes difficult to maintain an uplifted mood….

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Goals Setting

Goal Setting and Achievement

August 18, 2015
Christy Adkins

Just a few weeks ago, I was standing in a crowd of several thousand spectators, screaming encouragement to Ben Smith who was a farmer’s carry and two deadlifts away from being named the Fittest Man on Earth. It was his…

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Creating Your Diabetes Meal Plan

August 10, 2015

A key factor in diabetes management is eating balanced, healthy meals and snacks every day.  This doesn’t mean you have to completely stop eating the foods you like, but you need to understand how food affects your blood sugar and often…

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Exercise thru the Tough Times

August 3, 2015
Conor Nugent

  Tough times occur during every person’s life, but the use of exercise and a healthy diet can give you the mental game you need to get through it all. Whether your troubled times last minutes, hours, days, or months, this post is to…

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Fit Vacation

Tips to Have a Fit Vacation

July 29, 2015
Jessica Brantley

While vacation should be a time to relax and unwind, it can be a bit stressful if you have a strict fitness schedule and/or are concerned about weight gain. Fortunately, there are some things you can do while traveling to…

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working outside

Taking Your Workout Outside

July 20, 2015

Summer in Canada is SHORT!!! I mean really short, so when it finally gets here I make the efforts to take my workout outside! And even when it’s supposed to be summer, we are plagued with rainfall, mosquitos; or in…

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Superfoods – Chia and Spirulina

July 8, 2015
Jessica Maurer

We hear the term “superfood” from a lot of TV doctors, commercials and marketing companies but what does that even mean? By definition, superfoods are calorie-sparse yet nutrient-dense, meaning they pack a lot of goodness. They are a superior sources of…

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Summer Training

Summer Training Tips to Battle the Heat

July 5, 2015

As summertime approaches many athletes will undertake their rigorous off-season training programs. With temperatures and humidity rising, summer training is the perfect time to use the tough conditions to an athlete’s advantage, allowing for an environment usually even more demanding…

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Get More From Your Workouts

Tips to Get MORE From Your Workouts

June 22, 2015

Of course, half the time, getting to the gym is the main battle for getting in a solid workout. But once you are there, don’t you want to be doing everything in your power to receive the best results possible? Here…

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type 2 diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes and Managing Blood Sugar

June 8, 2015

In an earlier post, I explained prediabetes and how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Perhaps you were not aware that you ever had prediabetes and didn’t know you were headed down this road. That’s ok….

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