Articles are always popping up online about the success of weight loss diets. One minute you read how great low-fat diets are, resulting in you shedding the pounds. Then the next minute the media is buzzing about Kim Kardashian following a low-carbohydrate diet. Recently, attention has been focused on the use of high protein diets to promote weight loss. The claim behind high-protein is that it increases satiety. Mixed messaging in the media on weight loss can get very confusing. Short term, quick fix diets have been the focus of research for the last few years, lacking consistent results. A recent review was completed at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada to deal with this issue.
Scott can be best described as a "quiet achiever". Scott joined Hank's Powerhouse with limited knowledge of strength training but has continually made progress in his strength with no sign of stopping. Soft spoken and humble he continues to surprise everyone in the club with his gains including breaking all of his old PRs during our in-house powerlifting meet last month. Scott is a friend to all of the members as well as a source of inspiration for his perseverance and willingness to take on new challenges as he continues to work on new skills like his first pull up.
The holiday season is the perfect time to ask Santa for new workout gear and/or meal prep aids, and if Santa doesn’t follow through, you’ve got boxing week sales to fall back on!
To help with your shopping, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 must-haves to help save time and increase performance in the gym and in the kitchen!
Kendal joined 6S almost two years ago and has been a shining star ever since! She came to us with some previous CrossFit experience, but that didn't stop her from wanting to learn and better herself everyday! She gave each class her best effort and worked hard to attack some of the more complex gymnastics movements.
What's even better is that from day 1 Kendal has immersed herself in the 6S community and established herself as a positive role model and leader. Kendal has been actively involved in several community events and competitions - she is always excited for new opportunities to test her fitness and challenge herself!
Looking to keep your fitness up while away from your home gym? Wondering what workouts you can do with zero or minimal equipment?
We've got you covered! Our coaches have put together a list of workouts that can be completed anywhere, anytime!
The holidays only comes around once a year. You get time to spend with your family and friends to celebrate. Don’t forget about the food too! Since we only see many of these holiday fares once a year, we often take on the mentality of letting ourselves go ahead and splurge.
The end result?
After the holidays, you step on the scale to a shocking number. Can you seriously be up that much? Understanding what is happening in your body can help you overcome these post-holiday blues and even prevent the sabotage your weight.
There’s nothing better than having friends and family for a holiday meal in with good food and plenty of laughter. However, we know the holiday season comes with plenty of social events, which can be overwhelming at times, but this isn't an excuse to throw all of your hard work away! Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, there are ways in which you can control what you're eating and drinking so that you don't wake up feeling guilty (or uncomfortably full) the next day!
Want to impress your guests without deep-fried, trans-fat filled foods?
Here are some of our top tips for making sure you really are the hostess with the mostess!
AJ joined 6S over 1 year ago, and in such a short time, has left a significant mark on our entire community. AJ embodies all that we're about at 6S - respect, hard work, inclusiveness, determination and FUN! AJ will be one of the first to greet you in class, to cheer you on during a workout, to help out around the gym and at different social events - the list goes on! AJ is one of the hardest workers we know - from doubling up on hockey games and open workouts, to crushing hero WODS to show support and respect for those who have saved and given their lives for others, AJ will get it done!
In our technology-driven world, it's more common than ever for people to search for health information online. Information overload us with all this data makes it challenging to discern accuracy from false claims. Have you ever heard, read or watched something with nutrition advice and thought, “wow that almost sounds too good to be true?”
Not all advice we see online or in media is true or telling you the full story...
With all the buzz on the internet about "IIFYM" - pictures of burgers, doughnuts and other delicious treats that fill our newsfeeds from different fitness "influencers" - we wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with some context, information and resources to help YOU decide what is best for you.
Is IIFYM the way to go? You be the judge!
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