More Than You Can Chew: Eating for the CrossFit Open

More Than You Can Chew: Eating for the CrossFit Open

“If you want to be a beast you have to eat like a beast,” a bodybuilder once eloquently stated. By this logic, if you want to perform your best then you need to eat your best. For those of you new to CrossFit, the CrossFit Open is a series of five workouts...
Are You Seeing Results?

Are You Seeing Results?

How will you know when you’re half way there? When it comes to seeing results in fitness, it is important to have holistic and subjective goals to orient yourself, such as how you feel, look in the mirror, how energized and upbeat you are after getting a great...
What’s The Difference?

What’s The Difference?

We’re about 6 weeks into 2019! How are things going for you?   Around this time of the year the 2019 new year’s resolution willpower starts to wane. So, many go looking for something a little more than a treadmill, as that solo routine at one of the big...
What to Eat Before a Workout *Re-post*

What to Eat Before a Workout *Re-post*

The following is an article I wrote back in August 2018. I get the question: “Coach Don what should I eat before a workout?” so often that I thought this article deserved a reprint. So, for those new to the gym, and the veterans, here is “What to Eat...
How to Enjoy The Open

How to Enjoy The Open

This past Saturday we just did the last Mock Open workout, and completed the Intramural Draft to get our first round of teams picked! Can you feel the energy building? What will 19.1 and that wiley Dave Castro bring? How much will you improve from last year? Will you...
Nutrition and the Long Road Ahead

Nutrition and the Long Road Ahead

At the gym, you will hear us talk about the importance of paying attention to nutrition. You might even be participating in a New Year’s challenge focusing on gaining consistency with eating healthy foods. Hopefully you’ve seen the nutrition pyramid depicting the...
Cypher Open 2019

Cypher Open 2019

It’s that time of the year!  The CrossFit Open is almost upon us, and we now have an awesome opportunity to help each other reach our goals AND take part in an amazing worldwide culture. Why sign up for The Open? Why pay The CrossFit Games $20? Because it accomplishes...
Short Goals

Short Goals

Sometimes, our days do NOT go as planned. We measure our food out into our containers, prepare the snacks, and pack our lunch back for the day ahead. Then, something happens. An unavoidable work lunch comes up, or we forget our food in the car. For whatever reason,...