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.

Can’t Out Train Bad Nutrition Habits

Can’t Out Train Bad Nutrition Habits

Journey To Total HealthBlog 17By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran       This subject can get a little touchy, but I ask you listen with an open mind and an open heart. Nobody likes to hear that they are not seeing results because of the way they are eating. I mean when you come to the gym 4-5 days per week and bust your ass, that has to be enough to see results right…?WRONG!      Nutrition is such a big part of health that if for some odd reason you had to c…

Mama Always Said Don't Meet Your Hero

Mama Always Said Don't Meet Your Hero

Journey To Total HealthBlog 15By Jesi Mandagaran       There was a great movie line from The Dark Knight, said by Harvey Dent, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” (Yes, most of my adult philosophical ways are based on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, as should be everyone’s.) Sadly, very sadly, this quote came to mind when I saw my career hero take the stage, and perform a villain-ish act. I say &ldqu…

Blog 14: "Explaining the Mess"

Blog 14: "Explaining the Mess"

Journey To Total HealthBy Jesi Mandagaran        CrossFit is more than just a fitness program doing fit-dude things. In case anyone hasn’t truly noticed the scoreboard on America’s health… uh, we are tragically getting our asses kicked, with 70% of Americans dying from preventable chronic diseases. We have successfully and quickly become the sickest species on the planet.