Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

Bodyweight workouts can deliver potent fitness in a short amount of time. They can deliver quick fitness. Bodyweight workouts have a low barrier to entry, both physically, financially, and mentally. Going into the gym is always fun. It is, however, a time commitment. If you don’t have the time, money, or availability to get into the gym, bodyweight workouts can be part of the answer. 4 Benefits of Bodyweight Workouts Time spent NOT setting up workout equipment can be spent …

Balancing Summer Festivities and Nutrition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

Summer is coming to an end here in the US of A. Boooo! Thanksgiving and Christmas are traditionally the Holiday Season and you will find guides every where about ‘How to get through the Holidays’ in regards to not eating all-the-things! But, what about Summer eating!? There are July 4th celebrations that last a week and not to mention BBQs and pool parties every weekend. This presents people with the same question: How do I not eat all-the-things!? #summereating  Pat …

Business Travel Workouts & Nutrition

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

This week’s blog post comes to us from Janet Navarrette, founder and owner of BlueJ Health and Wellness – a company devoted to bringing health, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle education to everyday people like you, specializing in corporate wellness. Check out her tips for incorporating travel workouts and healthy nutrition!  Business, Balance, and Your Best Intentions Business trips usually come with a tough schedule filled hour-to-hour with client meetings, all-day conferences, followed by lots of drinking (especially if you’re in …

Training After Injury

Cheryl Hargrove Brain Gainz

Remember when we first found Crossfit? We were infected. It consumed us… all we thought about was our next workout. How we couldn’t walk down the stairs without grasping the hand rails. Rationalizing eating all of the bacon in the world because, well, our quads needed it. #thrusters… Thinking about what we needed to do in order to get better at the things we sucked at. Do we need more tape? More chalk? More head bands? Often times, our enthusiasm …

On Parenting and Life After Competition

Taz Barber Brain Gainz

We’re big believers in giving our time to meaningful things. When Greg McKeown’s Essentialism audiobook came out several years ago, we were nodding our heads in agreement so much that it almost made our necks hurt. To sum up the book in one sentence: Being busy is not the way to be. He pours truth into those pages, but his words go against our larger culture. Which means his message is not in alignment with how we’re measured by the …

We’re Bad at Goals

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

The thing about setting goals is that most of us are terrible at it. The first problem is that we don’t know what we want. Or, we don’t know why we want it. We’re like kids in a toy store, running around, wanting everything we see, crying because we can’t have it, and then forgetting it ever existed an hour later. Apparently, it wasn’t that important to us. Maybe we were bored, confused, frustrated, and in looking for a balm …

When the Excuses Keep Winning

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

In my teens and twenties, my life was all about Sport and Fitness. I played multiple sports. Was a CrossFit Games competitor. Owned an affiliate. Coached clients. And coached coaches, too. My friends were the type of CrossFitters who were breaking barriers (and the internet) like every other week. It was a lot to live up to. Sorta like how a doctor feels as if they can never be sick because that would reflect poorly on their knowledge or skill, …