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June 16, 2016

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It takes more than just a Level 1 Certificate to run a successful CrossFit affiliate. In this series, learn about the various ways affiliate owners and trainers evolve and plan as they work to lead the fitness industry.

In Part 5, the conversation continues as CrossFit Inc.’s Tyson Oldroyd discusses the importance of nutrition with Pat Burke of MBS CrossFit, CrossFit Verve founders Matt and Cherie Chan, Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots, and David Tittle of CrossFit Low Oxygen.

“It blows my mind how many affiliates out there don’t have a structured nutrition component to their program,” Oldroyd says.

Whether the goal is losing weight, gaining muscle mass or improving performance, good nutrition is integral to a healthy lifestyle. It’s no mistake nutrition is the base of CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman’s Theoretical Hierarchy of Development.

Christensen says a nutrition program allows trainers to help athletes help themselves outside the walls of the gym, while Matt suggests affiliate owners need to learn about and model good nutrition.

“Without some background,” he says, “you’re not going to be able to address (your) client’s needs.”

Video by Mike Koslap.

5min 10sec

Additional reading: “Food for Thought” by Emily Beers, published Dec. 18, 2015.

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2 Comments on “Affiliate Roundup, Part 5: “Nutrition””


Chris Sinagoga wrote …

I'll be the first to admit that our gym is one of the ones Tyson mentioned at the start that does not do a thorough job with nutrition.

I have been doing Zone Diet myself since 2009 with excellent results. Do a brief overview of it on the first day of Fundamentals. Then I usually leave it up to the athlete to decide if they want to follow. I'm not going to make excuses, I just know I need to do better with that.

I will say, though, we do routinely have candy or goodies laying on the table in the gym. In fact, one of the moms makes this banana bread (not paleo or Zone, just regular, delicious banana bread) that the kids really love and lasts about 3 minutes. Like as I'm sitting here right now, there's a little bag of mini-Snickers/Milky Way/Twix and SweetTart suckers on the desk. I don't think that's a big deal, honestly. But I do know that I need to do better at getting everyone on board with their meals.


wrote …

When I did my Level 1 back in 2012 we where lucky to have 30min put aside for Nutrition, hope they devote more to it these days.

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