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What is CrossFit?

“What is CrossFit?” is a really common question that we hear at Verdant. It’s actually written verbatim in a subject line or in an email almost every few days. CrossFit HQ defines “World Class Fitness” in 100 words: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to…
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Dropping Into A Box And Etiquette

This is definitely a gym owner problem, but most CrossFitters have at least been in a class where a drop-in comes in and says something along the lines of “I have my own program, can I go in the corner and do it?” There are so many variables to this situation, so I’m going to…
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Positioning Over Depth

Why we should keep our message consistent. At Verdant I’ve tried to keep the messages repetitive and unwavering. My primary message, “Positioning over Depth,” has been a combination of my ideology as well as a product of circumstances. The denotation is quite literal: make sure the positioning of a squat is what is valued over…
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Teen Strength and Conditioning Program

We have recently started our first official Verdant Fitness Teen Strength and Conditioning Program. Whenever we start a new strength cycle or a new program, I usually dive head first into a bunch of reading and research. It’s always tough to synthesize all the different points of view and theories that have been developed, but…
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Precision Nutrition Announcement

This is the email where we are going to tell you about what we’ve been working on. To be honest I couldn’t find anything that I liked and I was building my own series of nutrition planning. Everything we found wasn’t working for most people, consistently. As some of you know, I really like Renaissance…
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The One About Changing Behaviors

When I started CrossFit I jumped on the Paleo bandwagon. I’ll admit it and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I had just moved from Mississippi and I was definitely the largest version of myself that had ever existed. My weight wasn’t very substantial but I didn’t look like a collegiate runner anymore and I…
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Diets Don’t Work

What do we do with nutrition? If you go on Facebook or Instagram or even Snapchat there are going to be a ton of “experts” telling you what to do and offering advice on the next best nutrition plan. For a long time, CrossFit advocated, unofficially, the paleo “diet” which was then distilled to just…
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Let’s Talk Nutrition

The following is packet of easy-to-follow ideas that we think will dramatically help your overall health, fitness, and weight loss. We do nutritional planning that goes DRAMATICALLY deeper than this, but that does have an additional cost. We don’t do meal plans, why? No one sticks with meal plans for more than a month or…
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Nutrition Programs at Verdant Fit

Over the past 6 months we have been debating how to bring a codified, realistic, and holistic nutrition system to Verdant.   There are a lot of good programs out there and, understandably, they all have a slightly different take on nutrition. We actually have had Verdant members use all of the major and popular…
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Your Third Place

In the past we have had a ton of community events inside and outside of the gym. The events are awesome and they have all been special in their own way. For a long time we had two major events a month with a really high percentage turnout. A few months ago, I was thinking…
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