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.

BLOG 13 "Chronic Inflammation: Body on Fire"

BLOG 13 "Chronic Inflammation: Body on Fire"

Journey To Total HealthBy Jesi MandagaranChronic Inflammation- Inflamma (Latin); fire. Chronic- long period of time and/or reoccurring.Eating junk foods (processed and high GI/GL foods) = High Blood Sugar Levels = High Insulin Levels = Sedentary Lifestyle = Leaky Gut = CHRONIC INFLAMMATION = Over weight = Obesity = Type II Diabetes = Heart Attacks = Autoimmune Disease = CANCER = Arthritis = Dimentia = other chronic diseases&he…

Blog 12: The GI+GL Love Story

Blog 12: The GI+GL Love Story

Journey To Total HealthBy Jesi Mandagaran      Following upon my previous blog with all of its light shining on the Glycemic index, I now bring you it’s complicated lover, the Glycemic Load. The GI + the GL make for one heck of a power couple.       Imagine this, you walk up to a table decorated by a red and white checkered table cloth. And on that table is 1 cup of delicious cubed watermelon and on the opposite end of the table is a medium blueberry muff…

BLOG 11 "The GI+the Keto: The Dark Knight"

BLOG 11 "The GI+the Keto: The Dark Knight"

“GI & the Keto: The Dark Knight”By Jesi Mandagaran      Well, here it is. The time has come to unveil some Nutrition truths. Thanks to the internet we have unlimited access to Nutrition information, a lot of things but specifically we are focusing on Nutrition, and it is at the touch of our finger tips.

BLOG 10 "MIND…Blown: MENTAL HEALTH"

BLOG 10 "MIND…Blown: MENTAL HEALTH"

“MIND…Blown: UP YOUR MENTAL HEALTH”By Jesi Mandagaran      If you can recall from Carl Jung’s 5 Elements of Happiness from my first blog (Journey To Total Health), MENTAL HEALTH is number one, right next to physical health. Sure, a physically healthy body is a major player in health but mental health is the real hero. Why?

BLOG 9.0 "New Year, New You Pep-Talk"

BLOG 9.0 "New Year, New You Pep-Talk"

“New Year, New You Pep-Talk”By Jesi Mandagaran        The ‘New Year, New You’ has arrived. It is the most highly inspired time of the year for change. People by the dozens commit to the gym and to the newest diet trends, only to fizzle out by mid February.

BLOG 8.0: ALL HAIL THE CROSSFIT FAMILY

BLOG 8.0: ALL HAIL THE CROSSFIT FAMILY

       Why is it that the CrossFit community seems like such a snobby cult? And what is about CrossFit that makes me people commit for the long haul?        Allow me to start with a quote from our WOD Father, “The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation and the fun is in the community.” [WODFather- Greg Glassman, CEO & Founder of CrossFit]       Well, we’d have to …