Practicing CrossFit without any regard to nutrition is similar to only having “one oar in the water,” according to CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman. Diet is crucial to optimising health and performance, supporting the reasoning as to why Crossfit Nutrition is the foundation of the CrossFit pyramid. Sound nutrition, obtained from a high quality diet in optimal quantities, provides the necessary foundation for continued progress and maximum adaptations from the program.
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. CrossFit makes you accountable: The workouts are 3x harder if you eat cookies the night before. We believe you joined CrossFit South because you wanted to get better. What we do inside the gym each day is only going to get you so far.
What we put into our bodies and how we manage all of the variables in our lives all help us to achieve our goals both in the gym and in life. Much like life, our diet is all about finding what works for us as an individual and finding balance for optimum performance. No single diet program is universal, but good quality wholesome food is our basic principle for healthy living. Through Nutritional Coaching we can help you to find the right balance whether your goals are weight loss, performance, better recovery, increased energy, stress reduction or just overall health.
Macro Programming, $35
Macros, short for “macronutrients,” is the term used to describe the three major (or macro) nutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fat. Rather than placing all of your attention on counting calories or demonizing certain macronutrients, we’ll help you focus on meeting daily macro goals. We will sit down for a 20min consultation and create macronutrient recommendations for you to follow that are specific to your individual goals. These numbers are not cookie-cutter but rather are established based upon your current weight and body-fat levels, your activity level, your daily activity outside of the gym, and other lifestyle factors
Starter Nutrition Programming, $79
Think of this as ‘Nutrition 101′ – it is intended for individuals who just want an easy, general outline of what to eat that will produce great results. This package is designed to teach general nutrition, providing a simple approach to understanding how different elements, like macro- and micro-nutrients, play a vital role in meeting individual goals. If desired, we can also recommend macronutrient numbers for you to follow and give a “how to use” tutorial of MyFitnessPal. Includes a 60 minute consultation, printed information packet, one week of sample meal plans.
Customized Nutrition Programming, $199
This 4 week nutrition package is intended for individuals who want a more specific plan to target their goals: weight loss, weight gain or to improve performance in their sport. This program offers clients the opportunity to receive an individualized plan, based on body fat calculations and lean body mass, tailored specifically to the needs of the individual. It includes a pre- and post- consultation to assess goals and follow-up success. Includes 60 minute initial consultation, printed information packet, four weeks of sample meal plans and grocery list, individualized nutrition plan, goal setting, body measurement evaluation and body fat calculation, feedback during the 4 weeks, and a follow up (30) minute end of program consultation including re-measurements and body fat calculations.
Ongoing Nutrition Programming, $69/month
Moving into your Maintenance Phase, we will help you to stay accountable with monthly visits to the Nutrition Coach. This option is available after having completed a customized plan. This plan will include email access to the nutrition coach and a 20 min consult each month as well.