Hello, wonderful Workhorses! I’m proud to announce the next big thing at our box: the Crossfit on the Hill Fat-Loss Challenge!
With the new year and old man winter upon us, let’s all use this time to prepare for the upcoming CrossFit Open and, of course, beach season (yes, we’re thinking that far ahead!). No better way to start than to supplement the hard work you all put in at the box with customized meal plans to help meet your activity and schedule.
While we can’t emphasize enough the value of coming in and working hard at the gym throughout the week, we also can’t ignore what may be the most valuable aspect of attaining our physical goals: eating the right meals at the right times.
Why should you consider this?
Our nutrition plays a vital part in how we perform (at work and at the gym), and how we recover from those exhausting daily WODs. We’ve designed a macronutrient valued template, which will calculate your macro intakes based off your body composition. You’ll weigh in, take your measurements, follow the template and consult with your coach along the 12-week journey.
Our methods come from proven nutritional dieting programs (specifically, “The Renaissance Diet” by Renaissance Periodization), which fuels Crossfitters, Powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, and other kinds of competitive athletes. Not sold on the methods? Their work speaks for themselves!
Well that’s great but what the heck is a Macro?
Macro’s, short for macronutrients, are a collection of nutritional components, mainly protein, fats, and carbohydrates consumed in our daily diets. In order for us to best achieve our goals of fat loss or muscle gain, macronutrients and the times consumed must be adjusted and accounted for throughout the entirety of our diet.
The key here is calorie balance and where we retrieve those calories (what food sources) and at what times. Burning more of what you put in = fat loss. More information on this will be included in our nutritional seminar which will be held before we begin.
Have we piqued your interest? Keep reading…
Our Fat-Loss challenge will last 12-weeks and will break down into 4-phases (Base, Cut 1, Cut 2, Cut 3). Each member that participates will be included on a team which will be lead by a coach. Every week you’ll be required take measurements/weigh in with your coach, so we can better track your results and cater the plan to fit your goals.
A meal tracking/scoring template will be provided to each athlete and shared amongst you and your teammates. Scores will be added up at the end of the week to track team progress and at the end of the challenge to determine the winning team. Also, if you wish to participate in the individual challenge, you can submit weekly pictures, displaying your results and at the end of the challenge, prizes will be awarded to the individual with the biggest turn around!
Additionally, a private Facebook group page will be created to encourage participants, share recipes and display physical results (pictures are optional).
What can I eat? Is this some crazy caveman nonsense?
No. This is not a caveman/cavewomen diet, although you can stick to eating paleo if that’s your schtick. Our macronutrient values come from all types of food (rice, beans, meat, veggies and even…sugar!). Like everything in life, too much of one thing is bad for you, which is why our plan is to incorporate a little bit of everything in moderation and at the right times. A list of recommended foods will be provided to all athletes and more information will be provided during our introduction seminar.
What’s the cost?
$50 per athlete. $20 of your entry fee will be applied to a collective prize pot. Upon completing our challenge, we’ll issue prizes for two categories – Best looking results and Highest collective team score.
Additionally, if you sign up before February 6th, use the coupon code LESSFATMOREMUSCLE to save $10 dollars!
How about some prize info?
Ok, so you need a little more motivation? Here’s what we’ve got in store for our winners:
1st place – 60% of the collective prize cash pool, a complimentary 1 hour massage from Boston Massage Associates, an additional month pass, and a 2 week pass for a friend/family member.
2nd place – 30% of the collective prize cash pool, a complimentary 30 min massage from Boston Massage Associates and a 2 week pass for a friend/family member.
3rd place – 10% of the collective prize cash pool and a 2 week pass for a friend/family member.
1st place – $100 towards a group lunch. Let’s feast!
What everyone wins:
New found confidence, higher energy outputs and a new looking you heading into the spring! You’ll also be registered into our upcoming spring partner challenges!
When do we begin?
Enrollment is now open and can be purchased here: https://coth.frontdeskhq.com/events/2324454.
The challenge is set to begin February 10th and last until May 5th. That’s a Friday start/end date. Trust me, it’ll be worth it to end on a Friday and celebrate your success that following weekend.
A nutrition seminar will be held Saturday, February 4th at Crossfit on the Hill. The challenge will be covered in full detail and questions, comments, and concerns will be addressed.
Interested in learning more? Feel free to reach out to a coach or you can send along any questions/inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.