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Coach Brittany, RN Saving Lives With Exercise and Nutrition

I am a Registered Nurse, CrossFit Coach, and Personal Trainer. And now, under the training and guidance of Healthy Steps Nutrition, I am a Nutrition Coach. This triad can be huge for helping people create sustainable habits that can impact their health and fitness with long term success.  What does that mean? I can help guide you to change your life. As an RN, I care for patients battling chronic disease and addiction. Addiction comes in many forms, the…

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CrossFit for Weight Loss: 3 Things You Need to Know

  One of the amazing traits of CrossFit is that it has so many applications to such a wide range of people. Wanna build strength and muscle? CrossFit · Training for a 10k? CrossFit · Looking to lose body fat and see the scale drop? CrossFit It’s such a versatile program that can be used for virtually any goal or area of life. And it can adapted to fit anyone in their current level of fitness! So why do…

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Crush Your Days

  Do you feel stressed, depressed, anxious or just simply tired all the time? Likely at some point most of us have been there but some experience this more than others. In fact, some of us have felt this way for so long that feeling like sh*t has become the norm. • Let’s change that. • We can easily lose sight of what it’s like to truly feel GOOD: to have energy, sleep well, have a sex drive, heightened…

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Recover Hard

  Recovery is king (especially during these five weeks of the Open season!). How we recover from our training sessions dictates the results expressed in our health and fitness. Similarly, how we bounce back from the Open workouts each week sets us up for success (or failure) in the proceeding weeks. • Sounds simple enough, right? Train, recover, repeat. But are you truly recovering and maximizing this time like you do your training in the gym? • The problem…

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18.1 and Why the Leaderboard Doesn’t Matter

  20 minutes is a long time. Did anyone else feel like 18.1 would never end?! With the CrossFit Games Open season officially underway this weekend, I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s why: -Community – spending time with athletes and sharing the experience each week is special. To be able to get to do that twice every week (Fridays at Brickhouse and Saturdays at Unify) is truly magical. -New Athletes – seeing athletes that I’ve just recently taken through…

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How to Crush (Survive) the Open

  February and March, every year. In the space of CrossFit, THIS is our holiday season. We get to celebrate the start of the CrossFit Games season and participate in the largest sporting event in the world. With over 300,000 total participants from over 170 countries, this time of year is electric for us Crossfitters. But what is it truly about? Not many of us are going to suit up for the CrossFit games this Summer. So why do…

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The Two Things You HAVE to Know About Your Food

  In my last blog, we talked about the equation to get results. Results in terms of performance, aesthetics, or overall health and lifestyle. This equation involves three pieces: training, sleep and nutrition. One without the other two does not get you the results you desire. Today let’s assume training and sleep are on the right track so we can solely focus on the nutrition piece. Nutrition SHOULD be your priority, but it is often overlooked or brushed aside….

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Why You’re Not Seeing Results

  The term “results” can mean a lot of different things to different people when it comes to the gym and fitness. Common examples of results desired from a training program include: Weight/body fat loss Muscle gain Look better naked Improved lifts such as squat, deadlift, etc… Clothes fit better Improved biomarkers like blood pressure Enhanced energy and mood Improved cardiovascular endurance You get the idea. Everyone has their own “why” and that’s awesome! Is everyone seeing the results…

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Food Around Your Workouts

  Does timing your food intake around your workouts REALLY matter? Yes and no. If we look at a hierarchy of nutritional elements based on importance, timing falls 4th on the list of 5. This list goes: -Total calorie consumption -Macronutrient composition -Micronutrient composition -Meal timing -Supplements from https://liftmode.com/calming/oleamide.html The takeaway from this is that, yes it does matter, BUT if the first 3 things on that list are not up to par, we’ve got bigger issues to worry…

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Habits and Why You Need More of Them

  hab·it noun plural noun: habits a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. ______________________________________ As I think about IMPACT and different ways to create value for our athletes, members and clients, I find myself asking ‘Why?’ quite often. Why do some people join the gym and then leave a few months later? Why do others stay at the gym for years and come 5 days per week? Why do some people go…

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