NUTRITION AT THE COVE
A big focus for the Cove this year is improving our nutritional offerings to our membership as we know the massive importance diet has on one’s physical and mental well-being. We have offered numerous challenges, customized programs through Coach Brittany and Flex Nutrition, invested in the InBody body composition scanner and we are thrilled to announce our newest offering, Cove Nutrition Coaching.
Please be aware that FLEX Nutrition will still be a service offered at the Cove but the demands of being a super mom, coach, and entrepreneur has made it difficult for Coach Brittany to coach as often as she likes. We may not see her as often as we like as coach but she still will be providing her nutritional program to those athletes that are looking for her help.
Cove Nutrition Coaching will be headed by Coach John who has always been passionate about helping our athletes grow. He has always been a master of movement but in an effort to provide the best for our athletes he has dived deep into the nutritional world. He has recently completed his Precision Nutrition Certification (one of the premier programs in this field) and has been working with a number of local clients this past year . He has had great success with his nutrition clients (see some examples below) and we are excited to announce that we will be including his services underneath the Cove nutritional umbrella.
NUTRITION COACHING AT THE COVE:
Through this nutrition program we will teach people how to create, implement, and consistently carry out habits (both in and out of the gym) that will help them reach their health and fitness goals. Everybody’s nutritional goals and needs are different. Whether it’s weight loss, muscle growth, overall performance in your workouts, different goals require different individual approaches. As a Nutrition Coach, I will help determine which one(s) fit an athlete best by developing customized plans that address those personal goals.
CUSTOMIZED PLANNING INCLUDES:
- In-person Goal Setting Session where we define your goals and and personal drivers. Knowing your ‘why’ will help determine your path AND keep you on it.
- Habit Formation is key to any lifestyle change and I will work with you on daily/weekly/monthly habits to help you find success.
- Creation of a Customized Approach aligned to your specific goals including:
Meal planning and prepping
Grocery store navigation
Eating for recovery
Teaching body awareness and control:
Listening to hunger cues
How to embrace eating in a social setting
Goal setting session and consultation
Daily connectivity (through WhatsApp)
Weekly email check-ins
Monthly 20 minute sessions (call, in person, Skype)
Monthly InBody Scans & review (15 min)
Inclusion in any gym “Challenges”
3 month @ 150/month
6 month @ 125/month
12 month @ 100/month
Keep in mind habit change takes time AND commitment. We want to empower people to make health-conscience nutrition/lifestyle choices for themselves under any circumstance not just follow numbers & orders.
CONTINUED IMPROVEMENTS IN COACHING AND CLASS SIZE MANAGEMENT!
As you know, we’re continually making adjustments to the gym based on feedback we get from you. Managing class size was something that came up on the survey and we have begun to address that by adding assistant coaches to the floor and testing a 3:30p class on Mondays and Tuesdays (our busiest days). While the am classes have seen larger numbers in the past, we have seen the 5:30a class creeping back up in size recently. To help provide the best coaching and safest environment possible, we are adding an assistant coach to the floor on our busiest days to ensure that early hour IS the best hour of your day.
Having said that, we want to give a HUGE Cove welcome to Alea B. that second set of morning eyes on the coaching floor! Most of you know her as a fierce and dedicated athlete (she’s been doing CrossFit for SEVEN years!), but you might not know her deep and experienced background as a Coach.
She’s Level 1 and Level 2 Certified in CrossFit. She works full time in management at the YMCA and has been involved in the fitness industry since grad school (14 years ago!). And she coached CrossFit in Oklahoma prior to moving here. She said she’s looking forward to coaching again — and especially here at the Cove. “It feels like my extended family here and I love to be able to help people with small changes that make big differences!”. Well said Alea, and welcome to your new role in the family!
5 x 5
Shoulder to Overhead
*5 Devil’s Press after each round of Pull ups
*20 min time cap
Fitness: 115/75, 25/15 Devil’sPress
Performance: 135/95, 35/25 Devil’s Press
Open: 155/105 (C2B Pullups), 35/25 Devil’s Press
Coach’s Tip: All shoulders today. Reps for the metcon are low so you should be able to do movements either unbroken or in two small sets.