Category Archives: 30A

NWFL Fitness proudly announces the addition of the United Martial Arts Academy to our class offerings. This programming addition aligns with NWFL Fitness’ vision of providing members with a holistic training facility which embraces all forms of fitness and disciplines. As Coach Matt says “Any fitness is good fitness”.

In addition to this specialized program, NWFL Fitness has also rolled out new Cardio Kickboxing Classes and increased availability of the Lifting Futures youth program to 5 x weekly!

Catch an Intro to Martial Arts on February 18th and 25th at 615pm to learn more. Or contact us directly!

Lifting Futures CrossFit Coach

Our gym-fam is growing! We are seeking talented coaches along 30A, in Santa Rosa Beach or nearby in Destin, to help us expand our class offerings and increase our schedule for our members.

We are now accepting applications for prospective coaches to join our team! Our staff will consider all coaches and trainers with a desire to teach and learn in the name of fitness, this includes training members while having a desire to learn from your fellow coaching staff. Like 2 Chainz said, “Practice makes perfect but nobody’s perfect”, so there’s always room to improve as a coach and trainer. We provide this platform for anyone seeking the chance to grow and hone their skills, all while maintaining a safe, fun and inviting atmosphere for our members. Here’s a quick glance at what we’re looking for!   **Strongly Desired

  • **CF-L1 Trainers
    • No CF-L1 (CrossFit Level 1) required, unless you plan on coaching a CrossFit class, obvi
  • Martial Artists, Self Defense & other forms of Contact Sports Trainers
  • Yoga, Pilates, Pure Barre, Kettlebells, and other specialties are invited to contact us for consideration
  • NO non-compete, you are welcome to train at other fitness centers and/or gyms
  • **Olympic Weightlifting Trainers
  • Personal Training Opportunity with competitive rate shares
  • Part-time for first 30 days (3-10hrs/week)

Not interested in becoming a member of our staff, but still want to use our facility? Both our main floor and our smaller studio space is available to be rented/reserved by qualified coaches for your own personal clients.
Contact us to learn more about how SoWal CrossFit at NWFL Fitness can help you continue to improve as a coach/trainer!

I love tuna salad, it could quite possibly be considered a staple in our home, especially during the summer. Summer poses more than one conundrum for the average health conscious parent, including the typical question “What am I going to feed my kids today?” Considering the possible pantry alternatives, homemade tuna salad receives my vote every time. Well, almost every time. Today was different.

My mind was in the sugar-free zone as Matt and I have been playing with summer nutrition scenarios for ourselves and our SoWal CrossFit family and I was positive that my tuna salad needed no alterations to pass the no added sugar inspection. Wrong. It was blatantly obvious as I scanned through the ingredients splayed across the counter, the “sweet” relish stood out like a neon sign arranged neatly between Duke’s mayo and a bottle of Spice Island smoked paprika. I was adding sugar, 4 grams per serving. Enough said. Game on.

A Challenge is born. The Summer Sugar Buster Challenge will begin July 10, 2017. This challenge will remove, over 4 weeks, processed or refined sugars, fruit sugars, grains, and alcohol (we know alcohol isn’t a sugar but it hinders your livers ability to prioritize the breakdown of fats, carbs, and proteins).

We will kick off the Summer Sugar Buster Challenge for members of Sowal CrossFit at NWFL Fitness with several support outlets including a group Facebook page, suggested hashtags to track your food pics and more.

New and Improved Tuna Salad Recipe

6 cans white tuna in water (albacore to chunk light 3:1)

6 tbsp mayo (Duke’s is my go to)

1/2 sweet onion finely chopped

1/2 Claussen dill pickle chopped (in place of sweet relish)

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp celery seed or 1/4 cup chopped celery

1/2 tsp garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste

Juice cleanses, detox diets, and other forms of quick-fix diets provide a great jump start to trying to get your nutrition in order, but they are sometimes threatening and even dangerous to your health. YOUR proper nutrition often times starts slowly. While you can have a complete plan prepared, very few of us can implement every nutritional change necessary to support a healthier and more active lifestyle. Sometimes you’re not even allowed to workout or increase your heart-rate on a cleanse or detox. FUN!

If you are prepared to take control of your nutrition, also known as your diet (definition of diet: the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.) you should consider developing proper nutritional habits gradually, one food group/type at a time, and creating your new habits one meal at a time.

Our full-time unlimited membership comes with full-time guidance and assistance on how YOU can take control of your nutrition. Don’t forget, working out is fantastic and a must for you to maintain mobility and strength, but unless you are teaming your workout regimen with proper nutrition, you will not recover or improve things such as muscle mass and even bone density!

 

Positive relationship found between physical activity and cognitive function in school age children 4 – 18 years of age. This suggests that physical activity may be related to cognition during the development stages of children. Examinations of findings of Sibley and Etnier (A meta-analysis. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2003;15:243–256) reveal that perceptual skills, intelligent quotient achievement, verbal tests, mathematics tests, memory, developmental level academic readiness and other key components of a child’s development indicate a beneficial relationship of physical activity on all cognitive categories, with the possible exception of memory. Increased levels of aerobic fitness were associated being beneficial to cognitive processes underlying cognitive control during adolescent development. NWFL Fitness’ Lifting Futures programs continues to promote findings as our base to promote the positive relationship between your child’s physical activity levels and their individual levels of cognitive thinking.

 

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(source: Pontifex MB, Hillman CH, Polich J. Age, physical fitness, and attention: P3a and P3b. Psychophysiology. 2009;46:379–387.[PMC free article] [PubMed] [Ref list])

Does your child’s daily schedule encourage or allow them to perform physical activities? Or is your kid stuck in a desk all day, only able to move from one class to another?
Not only is exercise an incredible tool to fight childhood obesity and poor health, but it also helps our children focus, and it helps them learn and achieve by boosting cognitive performance.
Most children that aren’t involved with school, local or private sports teams are being prevented the opportunity to be active. This not only undermines their health, but it also makes it more difficult for the child to focus in school, keep their weight at a healthy level, and mature cognitive skills during the key stages of their development.
Lifting Futures is NWFL Fitness’ youth development program designed to fight this growing issue among our adolescents. It is our goal to provide safe, fun and active learning environments that allow your child and teen to regularly move! Not just uncontrolled recess, or playing outside, but teaching them beginner Olympic lifts, functional movements and other technical skills that may not only assist the development of their cognitive skills, but also challenge their coordination and give them a sports-like environment that they want to be a part of.

NWFL Fitness

Our humble fitness community is growing and it’s thanks to the ongoing support of our local members! NWFL Fitness will continue to provide our youth development program, Lifting Futures, as well as provide CrossFit to our loyal members and vacation drop-ins. With our growth and expansion will come additional classes, such as HR-Zone, summer youth programs, and much more! We ask that you contact one of our staff members to learn more about our fitness offerings, or to put your teen on our waiting list for our exclusive Lifting Futures program, available during the 2017-18 school year to Emerald Coast Middle, South Walton High, Seaside Middle, Seacoast High and other surrounding middle and high schools in Walton County, Florida!

FYI, our GRAND OPENING is tentative for Thursday evening on June 8th! Spread the word!

SoWal CrossFit 30A