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FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Add Strength to your Resolution.”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Add Strength to your Resolution." With 2012 coming to an end, this means we have a brand new year to look forward to! New challenges to conquer and a whole lot to look forward to! What are some of your goals for 2013? Here at ACF, we are all about living with purpose; Being healthy, happy and fit! We are not just starting a "gym." We are starting a family. A suppor...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “All about the Squat”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "All about the Squat" Squatting is an organic, functional and fundamental human movement pattern that involves nearly every muscle in the body. Have you ever watched a toddler play? When pick a toy up, they don't bend at the waist, arch their back and pull the object off the ground. Rather, they maintain perfect posture; their feet planted firmly with the weight pri...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Are you making sure to eat protein for breakfast everyday? You should!”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Are you making sure to eat protein for breakfast everyday? You should!" As we touched on in yesterday's post, studies have shown that eating protein leads to decreased hunger, faster reaction times, and better cognitive thinking throughout the day. Check this out: The reason high-protein breakfasts are so effective is that they produce a GRADUAL increase in blood s...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Boost your Energy!!!”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Boost your Energy!!!" Here are a few healthy options to help boost our energy: 1) DRINK WATER - sounds simple but chances are, many of us don't drink enough throughout our day. 2) EAT BREAKFAST - We have been hearimg this for years. Breakfast keeps you alert and helps start your metabolism! 3) EAT ENOUGH PROTEIN - Not consuming enough protein can be a primary...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Every day is a holiday, every meal a feast and every repetition counts!”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Every day is a holiday, every meal a feast and every repetition counts!" We hope everybody is enjoying their holiday break with family and friends! Stay on track guys and gals, get some fitness in; nothing tastes better than being fit! Remember, every rep counts! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!!!



FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Drink your way to recovery”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Drink your way to recovery” Just like ample amounts of sleep, eating clean and mobility; Hydration is a very important part of recovery. Your level of Hydration affects every cell in your body either negatively or positively. You can tell how Hydrated you are by the way you feel, your performance and what color your urine is. If you are waking up in the morning wi...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "Mechanics, Consistency, Intensity" This is the order of operation when we train our students. We get folks of all different ages from different backgrounds and completely different fitness levels. Are some of our movements technical? Yes. Can we get hurt or injured if we perform these movements improperly? Absolutely. For this reason, safety has to be our #1 priority,...


FITNESS ‘FOOD’ FOR THOUGHT: “Be Your Own Iron Chef”

FITNESS 'FOOD' FOR THOUGHT: "Be Your Own Iron Chef" The average American family spends $225 a month eating out – that's $2700 each year. Dinners eaten out, quick snacks grabbed, and coffees ordered on the run. Much of this spending comes about simply because "it’s convenient." Rather than investing the time to get the coffee machine set up, we’ll just stop at Starbucks, or since we're ...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGH: “10 Recognized General Physical Skills”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGH: “10 Recognized General Physical Skills” You are as fit as you are competent in each of the ten skills. A deficiency in any one of the ten general skills will hinder your ability to achieve elite levels of fitness. However, focusing solely on any one of the ten skills can also hinder your fitness. The 10 general physical skills that we recognize in crossfit are broke...


FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: “10 Recognized General Physical Skills”

FITNESS FOOD FOR THOUGHT: "10 Recognized General Physical Skills" In CrossFit, we strive to create competence in each of the 10 fitness domains created by Coach Glassman, founder of CrossFit. They are: -Cardiovascular/Respiratory endurance -Stamina -Strength -Flexibility -Power -Speed -Coordination -Agility -Balance -Accuracy In simplest terms, the idea is that if we continuously tra...


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