FIT LIVING: MY SO TOP 10

FIT LIVING: MY SO TOP 10

By Fitness Trainer Coach Jesi Mandagaran             Having a fitness routine is more than just about trying to get or remain fit.  Fit, in which could be addressed as someone who is at a healthy weight...

Back Pain: Causes & Solutions

Back Pain: Causes & Solutions

By Fire+Ice CrossFit west Head Coach, Marcel Mandagaran One of the most common issues during exercise is back pain, which can be caused by a wide range of circumstances but is most often blamed on the exercise itself. They mistake the exercise for being too difficult...

“But Its Diet Soda…”

“But Its Diet Soda…”

By Sport Nutrition Coach Laura Nava Is diet soda good for you?  I get this question a lot. Or the person will say, “but I only drink diet soda not regular soda”. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks, but both regular AND diet sodas are bad for you.  Diet...

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH

By Coach Marcel Mandagaran There’s been a heated debate for a long time in the health and wellness industry.  Being sick with a chronic disease, is expensive.  CrossFit/gym fees and eating clean is expensive. Hmm—which path to choose… Seriously?! With all the...

I Don’t Always Recommend Supplements But When I Do…

I Don’t Always Recommend Supplements But When I Do…

By Sport Nutrition Coach Laura Nava Healthy diet is a must, not just for our health, but for athletic performance. Consider CrossFit founder Greg Glassman’s nutrition RX: “Eat meat and veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.” It’s a simple,...

FIRE+ICE CrossFit PROGRAMMING: BTS

FIRE+ICE CrossFit PROGRAMMING: BTS

Behind the scenes of +I CF West Programmin Everyone asks at some point in their CrossFit fitness journey, “How are these wicked workouts made? And why?”  Well, today I got an answer for you all. It’s crucial to keep workouts constantly varied but that doesn’t...

Weight-Loss, Schmweight-loss… Fat-Loss Is Your Guy

Weight-Loss, Schmweight-loss… Fat-Loss Is Your Guy

Jesi Mandagaran | Blog 21            “I’d like to lose some weight,” says a hopeful new client upon walking into the gym.  And us trainers, nod knowing very well they actually intend for fat-loss. Although and...

BLOG 20: HOW TO SPEED UP FITNESS GOALS

BLOG 20: HOW TO SPEED UP FITNESS GOALS

Blog 20By Jesi Mandagaran     At some point in our lives, we have all started a diet, whether to look like Jessica Alba or Dwayne Johnson AKA the Rock. And we have all gotten up out of bed, day 2 of our diet, looked into the mirror for a full body check-up, expecting to see a ripple of an ab or perhaps a bulging bicep. Okay, if not day 2 then for sure day 3, only to be disappointed and ready to give into that pancake hearty breakfast only to guzzle it down with a cup of hot carame…

HOW TO GET BEACH BODY READY IN 8 WEEKS

BLOG 19    By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran     Summer is around the corner. And you know what that means, tossing aside your winter sweaters as you tend to pool parties and beach days. Some of us could be still be struggling to get that holiday weight off.

SUGAR, WE R GOING DOWN SWINGING

SUGAR, WE R GOING DOWN SWINGING

Blog 18By Jesi Mandagaran      In honor of our Sugar Me Not Nutrition Challenge, I thought Sugar deserved the limelight for this week’s Blog. I share this belief with many other health and fitness experts, that Sugar is the most over abused legal drug in our nation. We can’t let the naughty carbs take ALL the blame for our nation’s most horrifying problem with 70% deaths rooting form chronic diseases. Nah.