You will learn how to effectively run a nutrition coaching business, move your services online, and set yourself apart in a market saturated with other coaches and programs targeting the CrossFit athlete.
Apply today, or set up a meeting with Matt to learn more and get on the waitlist for June.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“If you’re going to quit anything, quit being lazy, quit making excuses and quit waiting for the right time.” — Joe Duncan
Fighting Homelessness with Strength in Our Streets
On June 22, Wheeler Mission and Outreach, Inc., will host the sixth annual Strength In Our Streets competition to benefit the Indianapolis, IN community’s most disadvantaged citizens.
How will they do it?
This summer, 432 athletes from 36 different Indiana CrossFit affiliates will go head-to-head on the competition floor but also in fundraising efforts.
If each team reaches their fundraising goal, this will be a record-breaking year, raising more than $130,000 in total for the two organizations; Wheeler Mission and Outreach, Inc., two local organizations that care for the Indianapolis homeless population.
Why this program?
According to Strength in Our Streets website, “On any given night, there are over 1,600 homeless men, women, youth, and children right here in central Indiana. These are our neighbors. They are classmates of our kids. They are people who need our help. Outreach and Wheeler Mission serve hundreds of homeless people every night of the year.”
Proceeds from Strength in Our Streets will help Wheeler serve more than 300,000 meals and provide nearly 125,000 nights lodging in 2019.
2019 Open Performance By Country
One of the changes that came from the restructuring of the 2019 CrossFit season is the race for National Champs. Now that each country claiming an affiliate has an athlete recognized in the Open, how does each country compare?
So how did each country’s “typical” Rx athletes stand in relation to other countries?
Some methodology first: We’ve defined a typical RX athlete as someone who ranks between the 25th and 75th percentile. To keep this comparison apples to apples, this review only includes countries with at least 300 male athletes or 200 female athletes between the ages of 18 and 34 and who submitted Rx scores for all five workouts.
For both men and women, Russia and New Zealand stand out as having the fittest general populations. In Russia, a male athlete in the country’s 75th percentile ranks in the 87th percentile worldwide and female athlete in the country’s 75th percentile is in the 86th percentile worldwide.
New Zealand has a higher Rx participation than the United States per capita.
One early concern about the new format was that the field of U.S. based athletes, who had qualified for previous CrossFit Games, would be decimated. The Open’s top 20 format has largely reduced that concern. Here’s a look at the countries sending the most athletes to the Games through the Open.
Sebastian Steffen, the head of investor relations at Adidas, shares his tips for upping your leadership game through confidence by becoming a situationally aware leader that takes ownership for their own growth and faces tough conversations without delay.
HEAR: Wilson Pak of Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge
Danny and Steve, hosts of the Let’s WOD About It podcast, sit down with the director of the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, Wilson Pak. In this episode, they discuss the process of becoming a sanctioned event and what next weekend’s event is going to be like.
There’s a reason why more than 20 Games athletes use Dr. Dani Urcuyo, husband to Julie Foucher, as their primary physician through SteadyMD. You can get the same personalized healthcare as Mat Fraser, the Dancers, Josh Bridges and Cole Sager.
This weekend, as you meal prep for the coming week (as we know you’re all going to do) consider this twist on rice. This simple recipe has it all: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory turmeric, sweetness from coconut milk, and some bite from the lemongrass and lime leaves.
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PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM COACHING — The Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticismcoaching certification course is now live. An online certification for coaches, trainers, practitioners and sports industry experts who want to gain quality guidance on training through pregnancy and pursuing their athleticism into motherhood.
WAGS & WEIGHTS — Barbells & Bullies has teamed up with Wags & Weights for a weightlifting competition called Wags & Weightlifting in Atlanta, GA on June 15. All funds raised go to the Underdog Fund, to sponsor dogs that have been rescued, fund their transportation and buy crates and medical supplies for under-served shelters and
OUTWOD AT CROSSFIT AVIATOR — CrossFit Aviator is hosting Sweat For a Cause with CrossFit Aviator in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, April 13. Fundraising for this event is not mandatory, but all funds raised during the event go to Outwod, whose mission is to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals access and participation.
NEW AFFILIATE — CrossFit Veni Vidi Vici in Henderson, NV is holding a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 6 with vendors, food and prizes.
CHALK UP IN 2 MINUTES(a highlight reel around social media of CrossFit pros and average joes)
2019 CrossFit Games Tickets Pre-sale is Live — The affiliate ticket pre-sale is live from now until 11:59 PM PT on Monday, April 8. If your affiliate had 12 or more participants in the 2019 Open, you received early access to Games tickets. You can find your ticket promo code on the Affiliate Manager’s dashboard when logged in at Games.CrossFit.com.
— If you want to volunteer at the CrossFit Games, stay tuned for more information from CrossFit HQ in May.
Haley Adams to Compete at Granite Games — Yesterday Haley Adams announced that she will be competing at the Granite Games in June.
Mid-Atlantic Individual WODs Announced — Individual WOD number 5 for the Mid-Atlantic CrossFit Challenge, which takes place next weekend, was announced: Hotstepper. They also announced Team WOD number 3: Tremors.
How CrossFit Star Sara Sigmundsdottir Dealt with a Broken Bone on the Biggest Stage — CNN’s Will Edmonds caught up with Sara Sigmundsdottir on competing at the 2018 CrossFit Games with a broken rib. Full video.
— “I was trying to hide it the whole time from my coach because I knew that if he knew, that he would make me withdraw. If I have a broken rib, it’s not going to hurt any more. It’s just a broken bone. I can live with it,” Sara said.
— “Six months later and Sigmundsdottir is fully healed and seemingly fitter than ever. She finished in the top three in two of the biggest CrossFit events in the world, before finishing number one in the CrossFit Open, the global qualifying event for the Games.
— “Winning the Open is of course something I am very happy about,” Sigmundsdottir tells CNN. “But I don’t take anything for granted. I know that I will have to work extremely hard to be able to perform to the standards I set for myself for the rest of the season and I am absolutely up for the challenge.”
The reigning CrossFit Games team champions CrossFit Mayhem Freedom just got a huge boost to their roster.
Six-time individual CrossFit Games athlete Chyna Cho will be joining Rich Froning and the Mayhem crew to compete at the Asia CrossFit Championships in Shanghai, April 27-29.
Cho recently spent a week training with the team in Cookeville, TN in early March, and from there the decision was made to join Mayhem for the competition in China.
“After Wodapalooza we realized that the changes to the team format meant we had to adapt if we wanted to stay competitive,” Froning said.
Rumors about her potentially joining the team started swirling after CrossFit Mayhem posted a 19.2 recap video with a graphic that included “Mayhem Freedom,” listed under her name. Subsequent videos of her training with the team during her time there also included the same graphic.
Cho, a former collegiate swimmer and 6th Fittest Woman at the 2015 Games, is the third individual Games athlete on the Mayhem Freedom roster along with Froning and 2016 qualifier Tasia Percevecz.
Cho has prior experience competing on a four person team with Froning when she represented the United States at the 2015 invitational. Along with Dan Bailey and Margaux Alvarez, they led the USA Team to victory over Europe, Canada, and the Pacific.
“I knew Chyna from when we competed on Team USA for the invitational and knew how good she was,” revealed Froning, “but also that she would fit in well with our crew.”