“Our “WHY” for our Nutrition Program”

“Our “WHY” for our Nutrition Program”

By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran             Everything we do here at Fire + Ice CF west is to improve the quality of health for anybody who walks through our doors—any age and in any health state.  We...

“BEYOND THE SCALE”

“BEYOND THE SCALE”

Blog 41 | By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran             “Why haven’t I lost weight?!” Peggy Lou screamed at the cold and ruthless scale beneath her bare feet.  But the perfectly smug scale didn’t answer.   Instead, it smiled keeping its pointy red needle aimed at the...

3 Reasons Why Poor Sleep Results in Weight-Gain

3 Reasons Why Poor Sleep Results in Weight-Gain

BLOG 40 By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran             From a previous blog I wrote, “BEASTS SLEEP TOO”, it is no secret I became Team Sleep when it comes to making changes in overall health.  And for good...

WHICH DIET IS THE RIGHT DIET???

WHICH DIET IS THE RIGHT DIET???

By Sport Nutrition Coach Laura Nava Keto, Paleo, Mediterranean, Atkins, low-carb, vegan, vegetarian, the zone, something called the duken diet… With so many diets out there, how is anyone supposed to know how to eat??!! As someone who follows everything nutrition,...

5 Easy Steps To JumpStart Your Fitness

5 Easy Steps To JumpStart Your Fitness

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran Following up on Coach Laura’s Blog “5 ways to jump start your nutrition”, I present to you my own, but a Fitness version. First off, if you have to choose between Nutrition and Fitness for some reason, choose your nutrition first. You...

WHICH DIET IS THE RIGHT DIET???

5 Ways To Jump Start Your Nutrition NOW

By Sport Nutrition Coach Laura Nava Eating healthier isn’t always easy, but the benefits are definitely worth it.  Having a stronger and healthier body translates to a fuller, happier life. Think about eating healthy as a lifestyle, and not a diet, then eating healthy...

Your Overall State: Happy or a Sap?

Your Overall State: Happy or a Sap?

By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran             If Serotonin, the multi-talented factor in our body is vital to our mood, and it is (science says so), then it is safe to say, as a complex human being operating in...

“WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?”

“WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE ME BULKY?”

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran This is a common question we hear in the fitness industry, especially by the ladies.  Will lifting make me bulky?  FALSE.  FALSE. FALSE. The good news is, only about 2% of all women have the actual genes to ‘bulk up’....

LITERALLY, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

LITERALLY, YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT

BY SPORT SPECIFIC COACH LAURA NAVA You are what you eat. Food effects not only your weight, but what you eat effects your mood and energy. If you have a hard time keeping your eyes open during the workday or have a tough time getting through the afternoon slump, you...

“WHAT ‘CALORIES IN + CALORIES OUT DOESN’T WORK”

“WHAT ‘CALORIES IN + CALORIES OUT DOESN’T WORK”

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran A lot of people have tried diets and programs that focus on portion control or taking in less calories than you burn. For example, "Weight-Watchers". They focus more on How much to take in, instead of what to take in.  Even though it...