Hello there! My name is Evan Rose, if I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you around the gym allow me to introduce myself. Im new to the gym and currently working on the back end with the content team with plans in the future to be a CrossFit coach for you wonderful members.
This November, Shawn will be celebrating his 2 year anniversary with 6S. But he's the type of guy you feel like you've known for much longer. Ever since he joined our community, he arrives at every class with a smile, ready to work, and always pushes himself to be better.
With the end of summer bringing back to school and some of use going back to work, it’s time to get back on track with eating. Grocery shopping lays the groundwork for healthy eating habits. How many times have you come home from work at the end of the days with intentions on eating healthy to find no ingredients in sight, resolving to ordering take-out? You eat what you buy, so it’s time to stock up and make it good! Don’t fall on these grocery store mistakes…
We're all familiar with the famous TV series 'The Amazing Race'. Well, 6S held it's own fitness version on Saturday August 29th! We gave 6 teams of 3 a map of the downtown core with various challenges and a time cap to complete the work in. What were the challenges? Who finished the fasted to take the top spot? Read on to find out!
Feel like you're putting in all the work during your training session? Doing all the right things but not seeing the results you want? Or maybe you're noticing that you're more sore than usual and/or more tired?
We've been there too and know how frustrating it can be to feel like you're putting in the work but not seeing the results you want.
That's where your nutrition, and in particular, post-workout nutrition comes in! That post-workout re-nourishment can be key to your recovery and seeing those performance changes continuing in the right direction.
There's always a select few people that come to mind when you hear the phrase 'one of the nicest and most genuine person you've ever met'. Victoria is definitely one of them. She was a great addition to our 6S family when she joined back in May of 2019, and to this day, she's still probably one of the hardest working.
We’ve all heard about BCAA, electrolytes, Vitargo/Karbolyn and other touted substances to put into your system throughout training to get that extra push or prevent muscle loss. But how do you know which one is right for you, your goals, training style and length of session?
Not only can intra-workout nutrition help you perform better, but also help you get a handle on recovery early, nipping that soreness in the butt.
Ever been in the middle of an intense training session to all of a sudden hit a wall like BAM! Or maybe you have this sudden onset of not so pleasant digestive symptoms?
To be honest, we’ve all been there at least once in our training lives. This can be a reflection of what you put into your body prior to training. Yes, that cheese and egg sandwich you scarfed down on route to the gym, or that heavy dinner you had “to give you energy” before an evening session are doing more harm than good.
You are probably sitting there reading this and asking why…?
Well, let’s break it down to understand the what, when, whys and how’s to creating a simpler formula to feel your best during your workouts.
Whether we like it or not, the elongated period of staying at home has elicited some unprecedented changes on our diet. Some people have started becoming more diet-conscious while at home, avoiding heavy foods that could negatively impact our health at times. Other people are guilty of overindulgence - reaching out for a snack more frequently than usual. Lockdown has also meant irregular schedules and changes in working routine too.
So, how do we get back on track with our nutrition?
The key is to adapt to our new lifestyle/schedule/routine and find ways to restore rhythm into our regular working lives and our diets too.
I don't think you could find a more genuine guy than Hector. If you've met him, you know what I mean. He's always smiling, no matter what he's doing, always willing to try something new, and always just a pleasure to coach and be around. I've only been working with him a short time on the fitness side of the gym, and more personally through the pandemic with his at home training, but he's been a 6Ser for years (2.5 to be exact!) predominantly with Hanks Powerlifting.
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