Smoothie Saturday is now Cook Along with Tom! We will be pulling recipes from a book we love, Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients which makes shopping and meal prepping simple while also giving you inspiration to cook some delicious recipes.
Yesterday, we received a payout for CrossFit HQs “Support Your Local Box” competition and we’d like to send out a massive heartfelt thank you!
Not only was it a fun weekly competition with so many of you participating, many of you found some spare funds at a tough economic time which shows the strength of our community! Needless to say, we can’t wait to be back and we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to make your return and experience at Sleven the best it can possibly be!
If your head is swimming with recipes, macros and calculators, then our six week personalised nutrition program is designed for you! Our step-by-step program is drip fed so you are not overwhelmed at any point. With holidays and social distractions out the window for the foreseeable future, now is the time to get a head start on your diet. The habits and information you learn now will last well beyond quarantine and getting in the right habits now will serve you a lifetime.
After the success of the Home Alone Open, where we had over 40 Sleveners sign-up, we’ve been keeping tabs on competitions and initiatives to keep your competitive juices flowing and we’ve found just the one for you!
Many of you are finding you have a lot more time in the day and there is no better time to get a handle on your nutrition. Gone are the days of picking up whatever you can from Pret and just eating the first thing you can put your hands on. With a little extra time in the day, why not spend it meal prepping? You not only have more time to cook but to plan ahead and go shopping.
With that in mind, we’re providing this fantastic recipe pack chock full of ideas. Take the time to choose a couple of your favourites, get the ingredients in and batch cook some food!
Week 4 of QUARANTEAM starts today! Our third weekly task, to learn something has come to an end. The goal of our weekly task is to change habits and get you doing something you wouldn’t normally do day-to-day. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with running, but there has never been a better time to run: the weather is ideal and, with gyms closed, it’s a great way to get some exercise done. Our new weekly task is to run for 60 minutes over the course of the week. Break this up however you wish: 3 or 4 shorter runs or a couple of longer efforts.
We have a little treat in store for you on Wednesday led by Coach Emma! CrossFit is about constantly varied training, but that doesn’t mean the training is random. Saying that, we’re switching up our regular programming and adding a little bit of randomness. The WOD is simple, spell your name: first, middle and last based on the movements assigned for each letter and do it for 20 minutes!
Smoothie Saturday is quickly becoming part of many Sleveners’ weekly routine! Not only do you get to try out a new recipe but chat with nutritionist Tom on the hot topics of the week. Come with questions or just have a listen and we bet you’ll leave the chat feeling a bit more connected to your fellow Sleveners and hopefully having learned something too.
With the period of self-isolation beginning to drag, it’s important to keep active both mentally and physically but it’s also important to keep some perspective and not beat yourself up too much if you’re lacking motivation and feeling down. Remember, what you’re seeing on Instagram is not reality so comparing yourself to others is only going to be detrimental!
We had a brilliant turnout for our Smoothie Saturday yesterday where we talked smoothie recipes, nutrition, training and even compared life to a WOD! We’re hosting it again on Saturday 18th April at 11:00. Come with questions or just have a listen and we bet you’ll leave the chat feeling a bit more connected to your fellow Sleveners and hopefully having learned something too.