FEAR ME NOT, SAYS CHOLESTEROL

FEAR ME NOT, SAYS CHOLESTEROL

Blog #30 By Fitness Trainer Jesi Mandagaran In the TV classic Dwight Shrute’s voice, “QUESTION… Does eating Fat make you Fat? FALSE—Eating a high consumption of processed carbohydrates and sugar makes you fat.   QUESTION.  Does eating higher amounts of Fat...

Should Kids Be Involved in Strength Training Programs?

Should Kids Be Involved in Strength Training Programs?

By Head Coach Marcel Mandagaran There’s been hesitancy in the past when it comes to parents putting their kids in fitness programs due to out dated tests and old professional opinions.  Contrary to all the ugly rumors out there, no scientific evidence indicates...

FIT LIVING: NOT SO TOP 10

FIT LIVING: NOT SO TOP 10

Blog 28 By Jesi Mandagaran             Piggy-backing from my previous blog, “FIT LIVING: SO TOP 10”, here’s the follow up one.  For those who aren’t familiar with watching ESPN’s TOP 10 and NOT SO TOP 10, it’s a highlight reel of ten plays across all sports going on...

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...

“But Its Diet Soda…”

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...