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Kettlebell Kitchen – Let’s Get Started!

Kettlebell Kitchen – Let’s Get Started! Amy Cashore Mariani Nutrition Coach, Mountain Strength Crossfit Owner, Fit & Fabulous LLC Let’s face it – many of us lead extremely busy lives, and are challenged in preparing healthy meals for ourselves each and every day.  While there

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It’s Not Goodbye, From Coach Matt

This Tuesday evening will mark Coach Matt’s last evening class. He will be leaving us for Europe and we wish him well on his journey. Some of you may remember when Coach Matt Joined us from CrossFit H20 (now defunct) back on Oct. 24th 2015.

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Announcing Kettlebell Kitchen!!

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Kettlebell Kitchen –  a performance food brand! Meals crafted by classically trained chefs, Kettlebell Kitchen is an easy & convenient way to clean up your nutrition, recover faster, work harder, and have fresh meals delivered right to the gym. Fuel the hardest

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Micronutrient Supplements – Do You Need Them?

Many people know that they need to eat proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats and vegetables for optimum nutrition and performance, but have loads of questions about whether or not they need vitamins and other supplements on top of a healthy, balanced diet.  The short

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A Journey Back to See Where We Started

As we are all digging out of the latest storm, some of us heading to work, some dressing kids to get out of the house for a few hours (hopefully) and some just sipping coffee watching the plow undo all the work we just did,

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Eat Whatever I Want If It Is Healthy?  Not So Fast!

The New York Times recently published an article Entitled “The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds”.  It summarizes the findings of a recent study published in JAMA. The study size and methodology of the study make it unusual,

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Who Needs Air Squats?

When asked their favorite types of workouts, many CrossFitters answer, “something with cleans or snatches” or “anything with heavy lifting.”  I agree. These workouts are really fun. I feel much cooler lifting a heavy barbell than doing air squats! The problem is that many athletes

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Massing for Muscles: How Did It Go?

In Part I of this article, I talked about what a mass is and my reasons for doing one.  Today, we’ll look at how it went, what I would do differently, and what my plans are for the future. I started my mass in November

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Massing for Muscles: Why Did I Mass?

In November, I did something I never expected I would do: I started overeating on purpose.  Yes, you read that right – I deliberately ate more than my body’s caloric requirements for the express purpose of gaining weight.  Why would I ever do that after

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Five KISS Tips For Meal Preparation

When people learn I am a nutrition coach, one of the first things they often say to me is “Oh, I wish I had more time to eat healthy food, but I’m just too busy to cook.”  I get it.  I really do.  I was

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