What is DOMS and is it Good For You?

I’m sure most of us have experienced the soreness that comes after a good workout. For some of us, getting out of bed after a heavy squat day or having performed “Karen”, can be quite a challenge. But what causes this DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – after a workout?

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The Facts on Fat: Good vs. “Bad”

I’m sure most of us have heard the terms “healthy fats” and “bad fats”. After all, they are mentioned pretty often in the fitness industry. But what exactly do these terms mean? Are there really good fats and bad fats? And if so, what are they and how do we avoid them?!

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Holiday Survival Strategies – Overcoming the Pressures of the Season

The holiday season can wreak havoc on our health, not just physically but mentally too. Our desire to please others is innately human and tends to be heightened at this time of year. This isn’t a bad thing when we are mindful of what’s driving our actions, but for some, the need to satiate that feeling can cause us to overburden ourselves us. When more is being demanded of us than usual, it’s important to recognize whether the pressures you’re feeling are internal or real. Should you “lean in” to them or can you respectfully decline a social invite and honor your need for space?

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Lifestyle – A Day in the Life of Coach Mags

If you recently read coach J-flo’s account of a glimpse into a ‘normal’ day, you’ll have noticed that her day is just like any other mom’s out there; full of chasing kids around, preparing them food, staying on top of housework and all the rest! Finding a few minutes of peace and quiet, let alone an hour to work out, isn’t always easy.  Well what about if you’re a coach at a gym? Surely that means you have hours on end to train and that’s what makes all the difference right?! Uh well, sorry to burst your bubble, but no, that’s not the case! Check out what Mags’ day looks like as a Crossfit coach at our local box.

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Lifestyle – A Day in the Life of Coach Jflo

There’s a common misconception out there that in order to look your best, you need to spend hours in the gym and eat nothing but broccoli and grilled chicken. Well indulge us in shattering that belief for you with this journal insight into the life of one of our nutrition coaches, J-flo. J-flo’s account of just a regular day as a mom of 3, demonstrates that you can look and feel your best simply by eating the right amount of food for your body. That includes eating things like enchiladas and pasta! ?

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Sushi Macro Hacks – How to Track at Sushi Restaurants

It’s no secret that Jason and I are total sushi addicts! While Jay prefers the more traditional and “cleaner” nigiri pieces, I am hooked on the western-style maki rolls that come laden in spicy mayo, avocado and cream cheese! What can I say, that’s just how I roll! ?

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The Skinny on Starbucks – Low Calorie Coffee Ordering Tips

It’s fall, which means Daylight Savings has come to an end, the holidays are just around the corner and Starbucks holiday drinks are finally out. I’m sure most of us can’t wait to get our hands on a delicious pumpkin spice latte! However, it shouldn’t be too surprising to learn that these beloved drinks are major calorie bombs.

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What Nutritionists Eat – Eating Out On The Go Like a Pro

Just because you’re on the road or have to grab a bite to eat when you’re having a busy day, that doesn’t give you an excuse to go off track. If you checked out our previous post about what nutritionists really eat for brunch, you’ll know that you can still enjoy eating out and track your macros. What’s more, is that you can still get results too! To give you some ideas on where to go to make your flexible eating lifestyle easier, here’s some of our coaches favorite go-to places and orders for maximum satisfaction and accuracy!

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