Health

Guest Blog #2 - Crystal Bold

As promised, we are continuing our weekly "Guest Blog" - especially after seeing how so many of y'all enjoyed Coach Nyki Helmcamp's post last week.

This week we are giving the floor to Coach Crystal Bold. Not only does Crystal possess a wealth of knowledge in the coaching realm, but she also has a vast understanding of nutrition and overall health and holistic well-being.

To be truly honest, TCS and the surrounding local gyms that host her nutrition lectures are incredibly lucky to have such expertise so easily accessible to us and our communities.

With all of that being said, I asked Crystal to write a quick blog focused on what she will be covering in this Friday night's Nutritional Basics w/ Crystal Bold, NTP.

I think that there are a lot of misconceptions of what is actually covered and discussed during these nutrition seminars, so this is meant to clear up any preconceived ideas that we will be forcing you to follow some starvation diet, or count calories, or jam supplements down your throat. That's not really our style...

It's very, very simple:

This is an introduction to holistic health and how to start making informed decisions so as to live your life at the highest quality. But enough from me. Here's Crystal's post:


Killing yourself in the gym and not getting the results you want? We like to think that if we just work HARDER we will get the results we want with little regard to what we are fueling our body with and how much rest and sleep we get. Ironically, it doesn't matter how hard you work but how SMART you are with your dietary, lifestyle and training choices. What most people want is to be happy, feel good with no aches and pains, move well, sleep well, love the skin they're in, perform well in the gym, and enjoy life.

For the past 6 years, I have taught nutrition to thousands of people in several locations in the United States, Europe and the U.K. Over this time I have come full circle on what my thoughts are on how to guide others to be healthier and happier individuals through simple yet effective dietary and lifestyle changes. This Friday at 6pm at Travis County Strength, I want to share with you how to make those changes starting as soon as you walk out the door.

Whether you are a person that is knowledgeable in nutrition or have no idea what the difference between a carbohydrate or protein, I guarantee you will walk away with at least one new piece of information that is going to make a difference in your health. We will be covering everything from the importance of digestion, blood sugar handling, what food to eat, symptoms to look out for and what those mean, how I make this work for my lifestyle, stories of how my clients live, and much, much more!

The goal of this nutrition seminar is to bring helpful information to everyone at a price that is affordable (only $15 online/$25 at the door; ages 18 and under are FREE!). This is completely open to the public so bring a friend or family member. I hope to see you there!

REGISTER HERE

TCS Nutrition Seminar

At Travis County Strength, it's well-known that we specialize in building strong, fit and mentally tough humans.  But, in order to really tap into the full potential of each individual, diet quickly becomes paramount - something that we all know and understand deep down (whether we want to admit it or not).

Just think of the human body as a machine.  Machines take fuel, right?  It's easy to understand that if you run your machine on shitty fuel, the output from that machine will undoubtedly be less than 100%.  On the flip-side....if you care for that machine and provide the highest quality fuel, you'll find that the output is far better.  Simple idea, right?

The same is true of the human machine - the body.  The fuel/food we ingest lays the foundation for human potential or output.

That's simple enough to understand I'm sure.  The more difficult part of this is weeding through the mass of information in regards to food, nutrition, diet.....whatever.  

Luckily, we have a coach - Crystal Bold, NTP - that has dedicated her time and energy to discovering the essentials (and the finite details) of a sustainable, high-quality way of feeding the machine.

Coach Crystal will be offering a 1-hour seminar designed to help you learn the basics of healthy living through dietary and lifestyle changes.  This will be a step-by-step process that will get you started in the right direction towards optimal health and well-being. 

WHEN?  

FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST @ 6:00PM-7:00PM

LOCATION?  

Travis County Strength
5501 N LAMAR BLVD, ATX

WHO?  

ANYONE!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

PRICE?

$15 Early Registration

$25 At the Door (Check or Cash ONLY)

Again,this seminar is open to the public, so friends and family are completely welcome to participate.  Crystal will also offer you the chance to ask any questions you may have during the last 15 minutes of the seminar, so start writing them all down!

This is amazing opportunity for all of the TCS athletes, and the fitness community in general, and I hope that you take advantage of the chance to learn and apply some quality information that will lead to a higher quality way of being.  See you there!

Seminar details and registration can be found by following the link below:

TCS Nutritional Basics

 

Guilty, or just faking it?

This past weekend I was at a social event with a lot of people I didn't know.  As to be expected, there was a lot of small talk as newly introduced individuals mingle for the first time.  What I found interesting, though, was that as soon as I mentioned that I owned a gym and was a strength and conditioning coach - people lost their shit!

What I mean by that is that the tone of the conversation automatically shifted.  What was a casual conversation turned into what you might expect if you walked in on a parent disciplining a child.  I mean, they were practically beating themselves up for their lack of fitness.

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Now, before I continue, this is by no means a bash session on these people or anyone else that doesn't see fitness as a priority in their life.  Really this is just a post posing a question to anyone and everyone:

"Are you really guilty, or are you just faking it?"

I ask this question because the situation I was in over the weekend is pretty common when I step foot into a new social circle.....and it just makes me wonder.

I guess this is where I stand:

If you truly feel guilty about how you've neglected your health and fitness, GREAT!  That's a fantastic start.  Often times, people must encounter tremendous pain before being driven enough to make a massive change.  If you're ready to make that change and work hard for it, I welcome you to come be a part of what we do at Travis County Strength.  You will evolve and transform.

BUT.....and this is a big one......if you merely speak about what you should do, what you used to be able to do, and what keeps you from doing what you "want" to do - then I would encourage you to simply stop pretending and own your beliefs.

To put it simply....If you're going to do something about it, do it!  If you're not, stop talking about it!

Either way, I wish you the best.  Our doors will always be open to those that are ready to work for their change.