Eating on the go

Eating on the go

One of the biggest excuses I hear about why someone can’t follow a diet is that they have to eat out. At work, during travel, with their kids, etc etc. So, let’s talk about that. Number one, do you really have to eat out? Or are you just choosing to eat out? Number two, do you have ANY say in what or where this is or how it happens? If so, you’ve got plenty of opportunity to make good choices. So let’s get in to the nitty gritty. Here’s two resources for two varying examples. FIRST: A LITERAL FUCKING GAS STATION PEOPLE. COME ON. https://www.wawa.com/fresh-food/nutrition-quality-food/nutrition Any diet that starts with “Hey, can you at least buy food at a gas station?” is NOT a diet that is too hard to follow. So shut the fuck up if you wanna tell me you can’t do this. SECOND: BOUGIE ‘CASUAL DINING’. https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/menu-categories/salads.html I included this one, because bitches love salads. (It’s a literal fact) Blow up her account, even if it’s BS because she owns it, and I love that. Facebook But seriously, salads are like a symbol of ‘healthy eating’ and frankly, a good salad, one you LIKE eating, is probably loaded with cheese, fats, sugar and other things to make it yummy and crummy (for your macros). If you’re not a reader, CHECK OUT THE DANG YOUTUBE VIDEO Y’ALL. If you want the numbers and stuff, read on. So, my examples: Lunch at WAWA versus lunch at Panera. Assumptions: You have a registered dietician, nutritionist, coach or other expert helping you determine the exact amounts you’ll need to eat...
What does REAL weight loss look like?

What does REAL weight loss look like?

“I want to lose some fat.” I know right? Like who wouldn’t want to lose weight? Seriously, we’ve all thought that plenty of times. And most folks walking in the door to Full Circle for the first time are thinking it loud and clear. Front and center. There are a ton of diets out there. There are a ton of exercise programs. Almost all of them work for some people some of the time. So what’s the right fit for you? Probably, the most important factor is… will you stick with it? Will you follow the diet and or the exercise program for say 1 year? If not, it’s probably not the solution you are looking for. Let me repeat that: If you can’t imagine yourself doing ‘x’ for another 50 weeks, go ahead and quit now. Because it ain’t going to get you there. And any time you waste doing ‘x’ would be better spent finding ‘y’, otherwise known as the lifestyle you’ve been looking for. A diet and training routine that you actually enjoy that you actually want to keep doing long term. Just to be clear, eating like a grown ass adult won’t actually be ‘fun’, but it won’t really be that bad either. We’re talking about some small, sensible changes. We’re also talking about some new habits that won’t be that hard to sustain. Like do you have a smart phone? Then you can handle this. Simple enough And exercise? Well, we can teach you how to squat, and make it fun to work out real hard with some real cool folks. It ain’t rocket...

The People Have Spoken!

First off, thank you to everyone that completed our survey. We received enough responses to be confident it represented a large percentage of the people attending classes regularly. In our survey, we asked three main questions: What type of class do you currently attend most frequently? What is the ideal length of a training session? Rank your favorite times (ordinal) from most desirable to least. We took the results of this survey and combined them with what we know has been happening since 5/14/2018, ie the first day of classes in the new gym. This additional information was provided by attendance records within Wodify. Initially we set out with multiple goals in light of the constraints that the space places on us. First off, the space really only accommodates one class at a time. However, James and Jason have been working concurrently for years to offer multiple classes at the same time. So this was a big change. Given current economic realities, we sought a number of ways to make it work so that we could have barbell and Crossfit classes at the same time, but there was no realistic way to pull it off, especially with the quality of instruction and facilities you’ve been accustomed to. So, in an effort to keep as much content, variety and choice for students, we chose to shorten the length of classes so that we could have more of them (especially at night), offering 1-2 WOD times, as well as 1-2 Open Gyms and a barbell class many nights a week. However, it appears that wasn’t working great to meet everyone’s needs...

2018 Deadlift PR Challenge Starting Soon!

  This Spring, we’ll be sponsoring the Pull for PrideĀ event being held at Vasen Brewing company. It’s a deadlift only contest being held June 16th at 10:00am. This will serve as our ‘post test’ for the 2018 Deadlift PR Challenge. If you can’t or don’t want to participate in the Pull for Pride event, that’s fine. You can still do the PR Challenge with us, but you’ll have to test out on a different date. Here’s the 4-1-1 for the Deadlift PR Challenge: WHO: You, and anyone else that wants to participate in an effort to DEADLIFT MORE WEIGHT Where: Crossfit Full Circle, and on 6/16/2018, Vasen Brewing Company (http://www.vasenbrewing.com/#contact) What & When: Increase your 1RM deadlift, by testing in on 4/27 or 4/28 during our regularly scheduled classes or open gym or Friday Night Lights event. Then follow our training program during the weeks between 4/27 and 6/16, and re-test your max on June 16th at the Pull For Pride event or during one of our regularly scheduled classes or open gyms preceding the event. Why: To get stronger, learn the deadlift a little better, set a PR, help out a great cause, compete with your friends We hope you’ll join us in getting stronger, making RVA a stronger community for LGBTQ youth and have a great time practicing and improving your deadlift on your way to a huge new PR. Cost: $35 for those NOT registered for the Pull for Pride (Free for those that...