RebelHealth International (as health and fitness are universal, not just here!) takes a look at health, fitness, nutrition and diet, our environment, the media and advertising claims, the RDA for nutrients, our habits, our challenges, and possibly our addictions and obsessions with food and the wrong types of exercise (too much, not enough, lack of variety). There is no “one-size-fits-all” fitness and diet plan. And living a life of constantly trying to adhere to something extreme isn’t a “life”. We need to find a healthy normal and be able to maintain it.
We help those wanting to improve their fitness and performance through:
Contact us to schedule a consultation for personal training or diet coaching.
If you’re here to find out about the NEXT DIET CHALLENGE, click that link.
There are over 300 posts in the RebelHealth Blog – it stands alone, separate from the WOD blog. Every one of the Paleo or Health Challenges hosts a post a day with information designed to slowly educate the participant on food, how your body “processes” it, and how to find what “mixture” of carbs, fats, and proteins (otherwise known as “your macros”) is right for you. You can start your perusing HERE.
Some of the more popular, educational posts are:
Over 40 Training
Strength is King – Always!
As an athlete, whether endurance, power, strength…., many of us are “better at X than Y”. Being a well balanced athlete contributes to better overall performance as a CrossFit Athlete as well as better overall health.
Personal Training through RebelHealth – the non-CrossFit, Personal Training and Nutrition arm of the company – can help you balance out deficiencies. For example, if you are very strong – loads and calisthenics, but when it comes to “cardio”…well, you’d rather skip it. we can help! One to two times a week for a few months and we can get you back in tip top cardio shape! Keep CrossFitting and let us work your endurance weakness. Or, maybe you’re a great runner! Like, really great! But you can’t keep up with the loads or gymnastics in your workouts. Let us work with you on the side, in addition to your CrossFit training, to get you stronger where it counts, and where you need it. Personal training is just that – tailored to your deficiency needs. We like CrossFit for fitness, but sometimes you need a little extra work in some areas!
Contact us to schedule a free consultation – we have experts in Olympic Lifts, Running, Rowing, Power Lifts and Gymnastics!
You must invest in your health. You must make that commitment. It’s a responsibility you have to yourself, your family and your community.
You’ll find there’s an investment required…both personal (time) and financial (money), but like any “investment”, you do it so it pays dividends in the future. At the turn of the century through around the 1950’s American’s spent around 34-40% of their income on food. Today, we spend around 13% of our income on food. Check out this great graphic from VisualEconomics.com. And we’re definitely sicker as a population today than we were in the past 100 years. It’s time for a change!
And that’s why we created RebelHealth…you have to be a Rebel for your health in order to be healthy these days…you have to fight against mainstream “health”. What do we mean by that? Health is often defined as the absence of disease. We believe we should be way beyond that. Not just “the absence of disease” but clinically healthier than those even borderline with the common diseases of western civilization: high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes….and the list goes on. Knowledge arms you and prepares you so you know what to do – what to eat – how to prepare…how to find the best deals on healthy foods…whether you choose to follow what you know is right or not is for another time! THERE’S NO LIMIT TO WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH KNOWLEDGE. We will invest with you – but not without your commitment. In other words, if you’re committed, so are we. If you’re looking for someone to do this for you, you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking to go on the cheap, you’re going to see a lot of canned tuna because like in the past, health seems to be linked to the quality of food.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
We’re not a subscription site, we’re not a private, members-only blog, and we don’t keep our theories on nutrition, the outcomes and successes, or how we run things a secret. For the most part, we put it all out there for you to see, whether you’re an athlete at our box or not.
Once or twice a year we run “Paleo or Paleo-ish Challenges” and they’re huge successes! In fact, they’re an absolute blast to be a part of, they work, and they’re educational. From our tracking to point systems to the summary of our kickoff seminars, we operate along the premises of CrossFit where knowledge regarding our health and fitness should be out there for everyone to see, not kept a secret. So, yes, we will (and have already been) copied by other boxes, and that’s OK. Really, it’s fine. Each of our “Health Challenges” we’ve done has evolved and they continue to get more informative and more effective. It’s OK that our format, forms, and our three new keys to success will be “borrowed” by other gyms to make their Challenges more effective because after all, it’s all about making us healthier right? All of us!
Below are some resources, websites, etc. for your information and to help you understand MORE of why this is so awesome!
PALEO RESOURCES from RebelHealth (websites, books, other)
Robb Wolf’s website, www.robbwolf.com
Chris Kresser’s website, www.chriskresser.com
Mark Sisson’s website, www.marksdailyapple.com
Diane SanFilippo’s website, www.balancedbites.com
The Whole 9, www.the whole9life.com
The Paleo Mom, www.thepaleomom.com (don’t let the name fool you, this is a smart lady!)
Diana Rodgers’ The Sustainable Dish, https://sustainabledish.com
The Paleo Guide to Food Additives, by Paleo Leap
The Definitive Guide to Oils, by Marks Daily Apple
The Paleo Guide to Chocolate, by Paleo Leap
List of Cold Water Fish
List of sugars and sugar substitutes – coming soon
The Dairy Manifesto, by The Whole 9
Paleo Poor: Your Guide to the Grocery Store, by The Whole 9
The Definitive Guide to Grains, by Marks Daily Apple
List of Cold Water Fish
EWG’S Seafood Resource
Why no gum?
THE POTATO ARGUMENT – read the data and you decide!
*Dr. Cordain on “Are Potatoes Paleo”
*Mark Sisson, playfully on potatoes
*Robb Wolf on potatoes
*The Whole 30 on potatoes
*Chris Kresser’s take on potatoes
When you see us offering the next challenge, try it… for 30 days (or 21 in some cases)! 30 days…one month…a small time commitment for the beginning of a lifetime of health! 30 days to see if eliminating possible food addictions, food allergies, gut-damaging foods makes you look, feel and perform better…doesn’t sound that hard, right? Every year, multiple times, we “launch” into structured Challenges here at the box, but if you want to try it yourself, all you need is a little time to plan, a guideline from which to plan your meals, some support, and the desire to be as healthy as possible
The next challenge date is to be determined.
As of this year (2018), we have worked with over 600 people through Paleo-ish and Health Challenges. That’s a lot of practical experience! Our educators are experienced, educated and best of all: real life tested. If you’ve never been overweight, or too thin, or had trouble adhering to a diet or exercise routine, it’s hard to coach up someone who has. Our coaches and educators have real-life experience to match their education!
(P.S.- we are in a slow process of rebuilding the RebelHealth (nutrition) part of our website. Apologies in advance!)
CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS COMMIT TO DOING THE FOLLOWING:
As always, we’ll have copies of the documents above at the box in the RebelHealth Room at the box.