Nutrition Is About Meeting You Where You're At

We believe that eating healthy and moving your body is the best way to prevent illness and improve your quality of life. Focusing on eating quality whole foods can greatly improve your health and wellness. Fast, cheap, and easy foods have become a staple in the diet of our culture and it's creating an epidemic of preventable diseases. Regular physical activity combined with a diet filled with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can help you to feel better and look better, too. Avoiding items that are packed with added sugar and learning to cook some staple meals can be life-changing. 

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Nick Habich
Why Do So Many Veterans Find Their Way to CrossFit?

I have my theories. I can speak to my personal experience and the experiences of the veterans I know. I have veteran friends who are CEOs of large companies. I have veteran friends who work in comfortable 9-5 jobs. I have veteran friends who have been in and out of jail since they got out. I have (many) veteran friends who took their own lives before they were 30.

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Nick Habich
Your Best Competition is Yourself

When I started CrossFit, I was intimidated and confused. There were muscular people all around me throwing weights around, grunting, completely aware of everything going on around them, and most of them didn’t even look tired, they just looked badass. Even after taking two beginners courses, one in Spanish and one in English, it still took me well over a year to remember the names of the lifts and what all the CrossFit acronyms meant.

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Nick Habich
Scary Moments

Over the past month or so, I found myself in some sketchy situations.

One of these times, I was jump roping, and I whacked someone with my jump rope. I’d sort of lost track of where my jump rope was going, and how far I was hopping, and I caught someone else in the shin. Sorry Mike!

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Nick Habich
Do As I Say, Not As I Do?

So if I saw her smoking, after she’d told us how bad smoking was, or if I noticed she was putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher without rinsing them first (after berating me for doing the same thing), or any other non-important issue that seemed all-encompassing when I was 13, she would hit me with that line. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

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5 Facts About Losing Fat That You Need To Know

When you are in a calorie surplus, you store fat. When you're trying to lose weight, you need to be eating less calories than you are burning. Seems simple enough, right? However, it takes time and consistency, which can be frustrating. We live in a world of instant gratification and when we don't see the numbers dropping in relation to our efforts it's easy to feel like it's not working. To be cliche - you've got to trust the process.

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Nick Habich
I Have Knee Problems, Should I Still Do CrossFit?

Back in 2014 when I began researching CrossFit, I had one big fear. Could I do it? Or, more importantly should I? As a lifelong athlete, the workouts weren’t necessarily what scared me. I was looking forward to getting my ass handed to me. My concern was the fact that I had already had 5 knee surgeries in my lifetime and a diagnosis of advanced osteoarthritis in both knees. From what I learned on Google and could see about CrossFit, it was a high intensity workout that forces your body to move in all kinds of ways, including a lot of squatting and heavy lifting. I immediately thought this fact, and my knees, took me out of the CrossFit game.

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Save the Newbies!

Try to think back to your first day at CrossFit. It might’ve been years ago, but go down memory lane for a minute. You walked into the gym, the music was loud, there was some dude with a bunch of abs putting a barbell above his head, the rig was shaking from pull ups, Carrie was yelling at her partner to go faster, and it wasn’t even a partner WOD. It was a super intimidating experience. For every single one of us. And honestly, if you think it wasn’t, you’re misremembering.

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Nick Habich
How I Found Crossfit, and Why I Stick with it (Shanen)

I originally found out about Crossfit back in 2008 while serving a tour in Iraq. My intention was to use a unique workout program to help me better prepare physically for the rigors of the Ranger Indoctrination Program that I was scheduled to attend shortly after the deployment. Unfortunately we didn’t have much in the way of equipment, plus I didn’t know what the heck a power clean was.

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Nick Habich
THE OPEN IS OVER!!

For 5 weeks we've tested and competed instead of trained. We've pushed ourselves to new limits, cheered on (and even cried for) our friends, and put in some serious social hours at the gym.

We aren't machines and it's time to recover.

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Nick Habich
Thank You and Congratulations Firefighter Moel

To try and build something great, you have to have a vision, but far more importantly, you have to have GREAT people on your team who can make that vision a reality. We’re gonna be losing Coach Crystal (the quieter one. haha) for the next 8ish weeks, and while it makes me sad, I couldn’t be happier for her. As a gym and as a community, we believe that it’s our absolute duty to help people achieve their goals and their dreams. That doesn’t just apply to the members.

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We're Hiring!

Are you looking to help change people’s lives?

Do you wonder if what you’re doing matters?

At your job, do people run up to you, hug you, and thank you for helping them?

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Nick Habich
I'm Sorry

I’m sorry. At CrossFit Cape Coral, we’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to help a LOT of people and we feel that our passionate coaches and our programs have helped to improve the quality of life for many people. But this letter is specifically to any one of you who DIDN’T have a great experience.

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Nick Habich
Should I Scale the Workout?

At the beginning of every one of your training sessions, your Coach should be talking to you about the intended stimulus of that day’s training. At CrossFit Cape Coral, we usually do this after the general warm-up, when we gather around the digital whiteboard for a chat. This is where we always remind everyone, that the goal is NOT always to go all out.

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Food restriction vs healthy choices

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the constant push by society to lose weight.  Some fad diets will tell you to cut out a macro in it’s entirety!  The most fundamental way to lose weight is a calorie deficit, however, restricting too much can have negative effects on your health.

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Nick Habich