Our gym is full of lean, mean fighting machines;)
Usually on Tuesdays I highlight the transformation story of an individual member of our gym. Today, I'm highlighting our collective amazingness.
During our quarterly Check-ins we measure body fat and weight. For some of us this produces a bit of anxiety followed quickly by surprise and happiness. That's because the majority of us are making really fantastic and healthy changes to our body composition.
There's no easy way to say this, a high body fat percent correlates with a high risk of several dangerous metabolic problems. Heart disease, Type II diabetes, hypertension, and a few others are all linked to a high body fat percentage. Collectively, these problems are called Metabolic Syndrome X, and all of these problems are completely preventable through diet and exercise. It's our lifestyle choices that make us healthy or unhealthy, and I'm super thrilled to say that we are a healthy group of happy people.
Since our last Check-in we have collectively lost 55 pounds! Our men have lost about 30 pounds and our women have lost about 25 pounds.
We have collectively lost 20% body fat with our men dropping about 8% body fat and our women losing 12% body fat.
We have collectively gained 65 pounds of lean muscle mass with our men and women gaining equal amounts.
WOW! There is absolutely no question that we can change our bodies, lose weight and get lean through diet and CrossFit. WE HAVE THE DATA This is so fantastic!
Here's what I know watching all of you amazing people take charge of your health to become lean and happy.
- There is no magic pill, shake or cream.
- You can't out-exercise your diet.
- Calories matter.
- Hydration matters.
- Sleep matters.
- Exercise improves mental health.
- Nutrition improves physical health.
I look forward to Checking-in with the rest of you. I'm booking Check-ins through the end of Jan. Our next Check-ins are in April.
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