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13. Are You Sure This Fit Is Good For Me?
The gang talks about the sweetener stevia, CrossFit's war against sugar and soda, and all the artificial sweeteners we've been using for years. Special guest: Nela member and Zevia VP of marketing Stephanie Schonauer
12.5. I'm Going Through Some Fit Right Now (the heavy fit)
This is part two of our discussion with Coach D. Lee. We talk about the dark times, struggles with depression, and how exercise plays such a crucial role in our own mental health. We hope you'll find this one as important as we do.
12. I'm Going Through Some Fit Right Now (The light fit)
There's not really THAT much going on at the box right now. Wes is finishing up his coaching internship, and all that entails. Paul is making some tweaks to our schedule. And most importantly, Coach D. Lee is here, and spills a bunch of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on at Nela Athletics. We also get into her own background as a coach, and it's way more interesting than you might think. This part one of a two-part discussion. Part two takes a much more serious turn.
11. I Don't Give Two Fits
When Paul and Wes are separated, different things come to fore. Actually, not really -- they're both pretty much the same. But Paul spills all about recent events at the gym, from bugs to bars breaking, and Wes talks about all the recent craziness in the world of competitive CrossFit.
10. Shootin' the Fit
Lots of new things are happening at the box! The merging of the two Nela locations into one is almost complete, a competition is coming up, and Justin is now officially a coach! Lots of discussion about where things are at and where things are going. Also, a new monthly schedule for the show. Check it out!
9. When The Fit Hits The Fan
We're back after a too-long absence. We had good reason -- things have been crazy. Paul brings us up to speed on the unfortunate closure of Nela Atwater Village, and the tweaks we're making to Eagle Rock to make it the best it can be. Justin talks about finishing out the nutrition challenge the only way he could -- by eating a horrifying amount of sushi immediately after it ended. Wes just got his CrossFit Level 1 certificate, and talks about the experience. Then we get to meet Nela's new...
8. Daddy Takes Big Fits
It's a big week at Pile of Fit, as Tony Ramirez, area strongman, dad, and gym regular stops in to talk about his personal fitness journey, what keeps him motivated, and how age isn't slowing him down one bit.
7. Same Fit, Different Day
Paul's under the weather, Justin's just back from a long trip, and Wes is buried in work. Since we're all a little "off," we decided it was time to discuss getting back on track when life hands you lemons.
6. Back To The Fit
This week's guest is coach Chevy Kouladjian, who brings his ridiculous and manic level of research and study to all things CrossFit. He tells about his CrossFit history, his obsession with form, and how the hell he juggled gym time with law school and starting a family. Also: Justin's attempt at marathon running doesn't go so hot, and Wes loses basically no weight but a ton of fat.
5. My Fit Is Aesthetic
Coach RaNaye Carrigan has long been one of the pillars of Nela Athletics, and this week she's in the studio to talk to us about her long athletic career, and her new forays into competitive aesthetic bodybuilding. But she isn't quite prepared for what goes on at Pile of Fit, and to make matters weirder, Paul is feeling a bit spicier than normal. It's a fun episode, guys, check it out!
4. My Fitty Kids
Paul, Wes and Justin talk about 18.1, karaoke, and the boxes-away-from-home that we frequent when we visit loved ones. Coach Michael Juarez joins the gang. Then, discussion shifts to Nela Athletics' new Crossfit Kids program.
3. Eating Fit
It's the nutrition challenge, even if most of us just got stomped on by the various plagues going around (which is why this show is late). Special guest Mike Orta, who's supervising the nutrition challenge, joins us to talk about what we should be eating and why.
2. Fit In Your Hand And Throw It
The CrossFit Open is right around the corner -- that magical time of year where we get 5 highly challenging mystery workouts that will test all of us and weed out the best in the world. Special guest Chris Cordova of CrossFit Iconic drops by to talk about what that means for everyone, no matter what level of athlete you might be.
It's our rough-around-the-edges first episode! Paul, Wes and Justin get into why they work out, and why they want to train others. Justin talks about slimming down, while Wes goes into competition mode.