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Help! What do I eat?

There’s an overwhelming amount of information and media we are exposed to every day that pushes us to question: “What do I eat?” From the fast food chains we drive past to the commercial advertisements from restaurants and meal delivery services, to the good ol’...

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Self Care is Health Care

Take a moment in your day to stop and pause to reflect: how many hours of the day are you contributing to self-care? Whether it’s physically intentional, or has subconsciously become a part of your daily routine, what does self-care look like in your day? With the...

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Is Personal Training for Me?

Though CrossFit training is typically delivered in a group setting, many beginners and even seasoned veterans begin to wonder is personal training for me? Carl Marella, NCSF-Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Level 1 Coach at CrossFit Des Plaines shares some of...

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Returning to Fitness

We’ve all been there before: we’ve had to take a break and eventually make a return back to fitness. Even trainers, coaches, and the most elite athletes--encounter breaks in their regular fitness routine. For some, making that return is fairly seamless, and they can...

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What’s a good warm up?

We often wonder “what’s a good warm up?” when we’re finally committed that one hour of time in our day to get moving. Sometimes, it might be hard to even start working out because you are already perplexed with this idea of “warming up” to prepare for movement such as...

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Balance your Plate, Balance a better You!

Let’s take a quick mental snapshot of each of the meals you ate yesterday. What did each plate consist of? How did that correlate to the energy you carried throughout the day? How does that energy show up today, the day after your meals? Just by arranging our daily...

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Should I cut my carbs?

Keto. Low Carb. Atkins. You have probably heard of many of them before, and what’s similar about each one is they often promote the “cutting of carbs.” Why would we want to do that!? Each person may have their own reason for doing so, but let’s take a step back and...

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Just Move… More!

Last week, CrossFit Des Plaines kicked off the 6-week challenge program, “Just Move”, a class designed for CrossFit beginners and those who are simply looking to Just Move! Challengers receive an initial orientation to get to know their coaches, take initial...

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