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Lots of people ask about eating clean and natural foods. Usually they choose to do this because weight loss is a goal. Unfortunately, eating clean doesn’t equate to weight loss. This is mostly because eating too much “clean” food puts you in a caloric surplus no matter how healthy the food is. “Clean” in my opinion is food that is as close to it’s natural state as possible and is pretty much unrefined. I dislike the word clean when describing food as it is misused and a very broad term. Many people will agree that foods like breads and pastas are considered highly refined where as almonds are a food that many people are a fan of, especially the whole food and paleo crowd. Here is a big mistake that happens when people want to make big changes and try to surround themselves with healthy unrefined foods. I have seen it too many times. They go home throw out the chips, pretzels, and ice cream and go shopping to fill their houses with “healthy” foods.
I was at Costco the other day and I saw something that caught my eye when looking for almonds.
The first example is something many people would obviously agree on as an unhealthy version of almonds, but you would be surprised how many people will purchase this as a healthy food. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, almonds with 10 extra grams of sugar per serving(40 extra calories). Now I want to say it isn’t the sugar I’m necessarily concerned about in this situation because I think sugar is bad(I don’t), it is the fact that these cinnamon almonds are made to taste amazing and the problems aren’t with one serving, it is the fact that most people will struggle to stop eating these. It is very easy to eat these mindlessly. Sure, some of it is the sugar, but it is also the cinnamon all the food science behind the exact way these will hit your palate. They are made to be awesome and you will find yourself going for more unless you have awesome will power.
We are currently running a few training specials at Evolution Fitness!
If you are a current group training client and want to work on some technique or if you are a new client wanting to try out our training services we are offering a great way to try us out either personal training or our group training program at a very discounted rate:
3-One on One training sessions for $149! (save $70)
2 Weeks Unlimited Group Training + 1- One on One Training Session, Only $79
Group training can be used for Kettlebell, Metabolic conditioning, and Core stability classes. Can also be used for Barbell Club but must choose either kettlebell program or barbell club with this special.
Evolution Fitness was one of the first gyms in Tucson Utilizing the FMS as a screening tool. It has been a very important tool in helping us make sure our clients are receiving the best plan of action when it comes to their fitness and health goals. Here is a little write up from our FMS Level 2 certified Trainer, Aris Demarco.
BUILDING HEALTHY MOVEMENT
Developing and maintaining quality movement is one of our main goals here at Evolution Fitness and the one we address first in each of our clients. Without a foundation of quality movement nothing else that we do will have any lasting value.
We follow the philosophy of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as a baseline to determine each client’s quality of movement. The FMS consists of 7 movement patterns that examine symmetry, mobility, stability, and coordination in the basic movement patterns.
- Symmetry is important because, although no one has a perfectly symmetrical body, having one arm or leg much stronger or more flexible than the other will most definitely increase the risk of injury whether in the gym or in daily life.
- Mobility is generally defined as the amount of flexibility an individual can control, or the functional range of motion around each joint. For example, with the aid of a partner I might be able to lift my arms over my head, but if I cannot control that position by myself, it will not do me much good if I attempt to lift a weight overhead.
- Stability is the capability of preventing unwanted motion. This is vital for efficient movement as well as safe body control.
- Coordination through basic movement pa
ARE YOU READY TO TRAIN WITH PURPOSE!
This is a huge announcement and we couldn’t be more happy to host this industry leading certification. I am also equally happy to have Master SFG Zar Horton Lead this Certification! He is a true professional and one of my biggest mentors in working with the kettlebell.
When: February 19-21st, 2016
Where: Evolution Fitness Systems, Tucson Arizona
This weekend will be a game changer if you are a fitness enthusiast, a personal trainer, or strength coach. The Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell Certification is a transformative experience. It is 3 days of in depth instruction of kettlebell training, but more importantly are the details and drills you will learn to move better and become stronger.
It is hard to put into words the experience of the SFG Level 1, but it isn’t just a workshop. It is a solid mixture of intense physical training and an enormous amount of instruction in understanding the human body and coaching others.
The SFG Level 1 is something that you must prepare for many many months in advance for. This isn’t a show up and pass weekend. Most attendees train between 4 and 8 months to pass this certification. There are strict physical and technique requirements of this certification. If you are the type of person that wants to set big goals and accomplish them, then this is your next challenge. If you are a trainer and want hands down the best instruction out there, this is for you. I can’t count the number of attendees I have spoken to that have told me that the SFG weekend changed them as a trainer. I had been training for almost 9 years when I went through my certification and it was one of the pivotal moments in my career that started my path from being a trainer to the owner of Evolution Fitness. Evolution is founded on all the principles I learned at this Certification.
WHAT IF YOU AREN’T A TRAINER?
Over the years I have assisted and lead numerous teams and I am always amazed by the amount of people that are not trainers that attend these certifications. I have taught lawyers, accountants, and professors that said I just wanted to do this for the challenge and to learn more.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE?
If you are interested in attending this certification start training now! We are hosting a 1 day StrongFirst Kettlebell course at Evolution on September 12th, 2015 which is a great way to start training for the Certification. The best part is nearly all of the tuition from the course can be credited towards the cost of certification! To Register for the 1 day Course Click Here(not the cert). If you live in Tucson we offer a great kettlebell training program and one on one coaching if you are looking to prepare. If you are not in Tucson contact us and we can refer you to some other great SFG Instructors that can help you prepare.