The Best Way to Organize and Execute Meal Planning

Meal Planning: Your success in CrossFit goes beyond the box, it also includes what you eat. Meal planning is one of the best ways to make it simple and easy to eat healthy and stick to your health goals. Here at CrossFit Gardendale we offer a few resources that help our members thrive in their…

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Thanksgiving Eating Guide

Thanksgiving can be your best friend or worst nightmare. Thankfully, with this Eating Guide, eating well on one of the tastiest days of the year can be easy. Focus on time spent with friends and family, rather than worrying about what you are eating all day. There are just three easy points to remember and…

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Three Reliable Muscle Recovery Techniques

If you are an avid CrossFitter, then you know the addictive results that it can have. If you are new to CrossFit, then you will soon find out. Just like with any other workout program, effective muscle recovery is essential. Muscle Recovery Techniques It can be tempting never to give yourself time off in order…

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Show up, Work hard and Repeat

Work hard: In CrossFit, the workout regimens we do coincide with how we move and what we put into our bodies outside the gym. Every time you push yourself harder or put a bite in your mouth, you affect the results. This is why it’s important to make every choice a good one. This is also…

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Whole30: 2 Truths & A Lie

Truths & A Lie Lie: Whole30 is a diet. Nope! It’s a lifestyle change. You’re probably thinking, “Seriously, guys? What’s the difference?” Diets give us temporary boundaries that might make us see results (i.e. “By not eating abc, you could lose x pounds in y amount of time.”) Whole30, on the other hand, is a long-term commitment to eating a certain…

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2 Keys to a Healthier You in 2017

With almost one month of the new year down and 11 to go, now is a good time to look at the goals you’ve set for 2017. If your new year’s resolution is to be healthier, exercise and nutrition are two key aspects you should keep in mind. As a CrossFit family, we know how…

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Mealfit + CFG

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with mealfit to help make meal prep easier for our athletes! The mealfit Plan provides you with a weekly meal plan that includes detailed instructions and a grocery list for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the week. It also includes snacks and a healthy dessert! The…

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Thanksgiving Feast Survival Tips

Thanksgiving Feast is two weeks away! Can you believe it?! We have welcomed in the season of flannel, beards, and overeating. Up until I started CrossFit Thanksgiving was one of my favorite holidays because I knew I was going to stuff myself with large amounts of food numerous times through the day and then the…

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DRINK MORE WATER!

DRINK MORE WATER! What’s the most important pre-workout you take? Spark, SFH-PUSH, a Monster, a Red Bull or a cup of coffee?? Some athletes take these pre-workouts religiously before coming in the box.  BUT what they should be drinking more of than anything before exercising is…….WATER!!  Just simple water will have an effect on your…

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