Upcoming Challenge:

Ironside 6-Week Transformation Challenge

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Nutrition is our number 1 priority at CrossFit Ironside. Over the last 6 years, we have run over a dozen nutrition challenges and helped hundreds of our members get their nutrition on track and meet their weight-loss goals.

We currently run three seasonal nutrition challenges throughout the year. We also offer affordable 1-on-1 nutrition programs that can be started at any time. In both our challenges and individual nutrition coaching, we teach flexible, macronutrient dieting with an emphasis on eating unprocessed, whole foods.

Nutrition Challenges

Our nutrition challenges run in the Winter, Spring and Fall. They are partner-based for added accountability and typically last 4-6 weeks. Our challenges use a point system based upon adherence to your diet as well as your participation in our group workouts. We offer prizes to the winners and have seen great results with our athletes. (For more information on our next nutrition challenge, click here.)

Individual Nutrition Coaching

To get started, we will meet with you for a 1-on-1 consultation. During this consultation we will discuss your weight loss goals and help you create a macronutrient plan with specific calorie and macronutrient goals. We provide four weeks of accountability help to ensure you stay on track. We also give you helpful resources such as a sample meal plan, complete with a grocery list for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.



Crossfit Ironside - Before and After

Big shout out to Russ! He has been putting in the work with us for a little over 2 years now and has made some really impressive progress. He has lost a total of 36lbs and several inches off of his waist! Has seen his blood pressure and cholesterol improve and has restored mobility in his knees and ankles. He regularly participates in our nutrition challenges and has consistently made progress towards his long-term weight loss goal.

We asked him to share some advice for anyone who might be interested in participating in the next nutrition challenge and we wanted to share his encouraging words:

My advice that I learned from others that helped me are:

1.)  Play the long game. There is going to be ups and downs but if you can look at your progress over a long period of time and see a downward trajectory… then that’s real progress.

2.)  Try intermittent or extended fasting. It impacted my last nutrition challenge for the better. Lastly, if you don’t even need to lose weight, the Nutrition Challenge helped me better understand the food I was eating, the foods that impacted me negatively and also helped introduce me to some good new recipes.

Crossfit Ironside - Before and After

Steve just wrapped up his 2nd Nutrition Challenge with us this Fall and has seen an amazing transformation this year!

–  He is down a total of 28lbs. since the January Challenge.
–  Lost close to 3 inches off of his waist
–  Has dropped over 6% of his body fat.
–  Increased his strength and conditioning, hitting several PR’s on his lifts and CrossFit benchmark conditioning WODs

He has followed his nutrition plan to the T and did a great job of maintaining his weight loss in between challenges. Not only is he looking and feeling great but he has also taken his performance in the gym to the next level. Congratulations on hitting your fitness goals, we couldn’t be prouder of your effort and discipline throughout this year! #hardworkpaysoff

Kevin participated in our 6-week winter transformation challenge.  He really made a commitment to his nutrition and finding a workout routine that he could stick to.  He lost 20lbs. during the challenge and logged 35 workouts.  We are really proud of his hard work and dedication to hitting his goals! 

Pooja has been one of our most dedicated and consistent members over the years. Over the last year she has participated in 2 of our nutrition challenges, has consistently hit her weight loss goals and has done really well at maintaining in-between challenges. We are super proud of her hard work and consistency. She has lost a total of 14 lbs. and she is a lean mean machine.

In January Shiva and Jyothi decided to join the transformation challenge. We are always amazed at the changes that can happen over a short 6 week period when we see our members commit to a fitness routine and their nutrition. Over the last 6 weeks they have lost a total of 22lbs! Nice work Jyothi and Shiva you guys look amazing!

Warning: long kind of sappy post ahead. So the pink shirt Vicki had just joined Crossfit Ironside 2 months before and was pretty unsure if this would just be another bullet point on the long list of things I tried to lose weight and get my pre-baby body back. It had been almost 10 years of yo yo dieting and 3 babies, but I still called it pre-baby. Fast forward 3 years and 4 months and I am wearing a pre-baby outfit. My college jeans and an Indy shirt I bought when we first moved there after I graduated. I am almost 25 pounds heavier than when I last wore this outfit so the scale is not my friend. It only tells part of the story. But I am almost 60lbs less than pink shirt Vicki. My point is it took over 3 years of working hard in the gym and figuring out my nutrition to lose that 60lbs. It also took a lot of self love. I learned to love what my body could do, not just how it looked. I learned to focus on the number on the barbell or on the clock not just the number on the scale. I learned that although some people can change their diet, work out a few times a week and lose 60lbs in 6 months, that was not my story. My story was full of frustration, anger, sweat, tears and even sometimes blood. But also it was full of laughter and friendship. And it’s not over. I am not where I want to be. But I am also not where I was. So thank you to my family and thank you Daniel and Melissa and all the Ironsiders who have cheered me on and supported me through my journey. 20lbs to go. However long that takes.


My journey:
In the beginning of last year, I made a resolution for myself. To get bigger, stronger, and faster; and I did just that. During my freshman year of high school, I got picked on for being the small kid, I was skinny, awkward, and very shy around people, and I hated that. Things started to slowly change for me when I joined Crossfit Ironside I started to gain some muscle through the summer as I was heading into sophomore year. But i was still pretty skinny, it wasn’t until around spring when I joined my first nutrition challenge at the gym (they are starting up a new nutrition challenge so everyone should go check it out!) they taught me how I can bulk up and all these great nutrition tips that I constantly use in my diets. From the point on when I started bulking up, is when my body started making big changes. Not only was I changing physically, but also mentally. Being at CrossFit Ironside slowly helped me to get out of my comfort zone. To not be as shy and actually talk to people. After doing the nutrition challenge I had gained a great sum of weight. During the summer I was able to talk with my coaches and they helped my maintain my weight and then cut back all the fat but keep the muscle and gain more. During the summer, I found out about Spartan Race, something that could truly test my strength and mental ability, and I actually did good! So now junior year, I’m less shy and awkward, and I was able gain lots of muscle mass. So I’m pretty happy where I’m at right now. Thank you to all my friends and family that have been there for me and have supported me. Thank you to Crossfit Ironside for being an amazing place. Thank you to my amazing girlfriend Alia Hourani for cheering me on at the open this year, now I always imagine you cheering me on as I do my workouts, and thank you for always pushing me and sticking with me, thank you for helping me get out of my comfort zone. Thank you Spartan Race for setting up an amazing feat of strength, and I will be seeing you next year for even more races! So thank you to everyone that has effected me in this journey! So what are my goals for next year? To keep on getting those gains, and more Spartan Races!


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