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3 Reasons Why Feeling Hungry is a Good Thing (Might Surprise You!)

One thing that “diet culture” has taught us is to fear hunger. Whether it is an ad for the latest appetite suppressant, or the readily available snacks to prevent from ever being hungry-the message is the same: it is NOT okay to be hungry. As we start to talk more about mindful eating, let’s discuss 3 reasons why feeling hungry is a good thing: 1. Our bodies naturally regulate their caloric needs each day. We get a signal when…

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Building Balanced Snacks

Are you incorporating balanced snacks between meal times? There is a right time and right way to snack for success. Studies have shown that those who have an eating pattern of 3 meals plus 2 snacks per day have a lower BMI and easier time losing weight and keeping it off when compared to those individuals who do not incorporate snacks. Studies have also found that those who do have snacks, are more likely to consume more fiber as…

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5 Habits For Successful Nutrition

Many people have read the book “The 7 habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey. In this book, Covey discusses habits that lead people to attain their goals. Definitely check out this book to learn more about these 7 habits. In this post, we wanted to share with you 5 habits of some of our most successful nutrition clients at Brickhouse. We believe that by working on these healthy habits, you can stay on track with achieving your…

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Your Health and Fitness Journey

We get it. Life is crazy. You’re tired. You don’t feel like moving. You have to take your kids somewhere. You have to be at work early. You need to get yard work done. You’re stuck doing a house project. There are a ton of other things you need to do. We get it. But here’s what we also get: you have a goal, and our job is to get you there. Part of our work, and a big…

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Stick to the Plan

I know you’ve got a lot going on. Life is interesting; the highs and the lows and everywhere in between. 2020 has been a challenge for you. You got thrown things you couldn’t possibly have predicted. And it affected you; physically, mentally, emotionally. But you fought back. You’re still here. How cool is that? Keep pushing. Stick to your plan. Keep the commitment you made to yourself. You’ve gotten through the hard part. But don’t let the voices and…

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How to Get Started The Right Way

Chad wasn’t sure if this was the right time or the right thing for him. He hadn’t worked out in over 2 years. He has gained 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. He’s stressed with a busy work and home schedule and he is an emotional eater. As he sat and talked with a coach during his free intro, the picture began to clarify: he would need to focus on exercise along with cleaning up his poor…

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How to Maintain Strength Away From the Gym

  If you’re worried about keeping your strength during this extended time away from the gym, read on. Now that the COVID-19 crisis has progressed to the point of country-wide gym closures, we are having to adjust our routines, work out in new places (living room for some) with little or no equipment. What does that mean for our strength, if we’re not deadlifting heavy weights each week or back squatting our 5-rep max percentages weekly? Are we going…

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5 Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Can’t make it to a gym? Have zero equipment? Short on time? No problem! You can still get some fitness in. While training in a group environment or personal training under the close eye of a coach is the best way to train, sometimes we just can’t make that happen. But don’t let that stop you! Here are 5 days (a full week of travel!) of workouts that use only body weight or household objects to get a great…

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My Story and My “Why” for Brickhouse

Hi, I’m Ryan, and I want to help people live better lives. At Brickhouse we use fitness and nutrition to help people be healthier, happier, more confident and, most importantly, live amazing lives. That’s where we are now, in 2020. But I want to back up a few years and give you the story that led me here and the things that have been created in order to have this life transformation engine we call Brickhouse. Brickhouse CrossFit was…

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3 Tips For Long-Term Fitness

For how long do you want to be fit? · Sounds like a silly question, right? Most would answer, “The rest of my life.” · The tricky part about this question is that our personal definitions of fitness are bound to evolve as we age. Our activities change; our priorities shift; our needs differ. · At one point we may consider ourselves fit if our Fran time is under X minutes. At another point, running a mile without stopping…

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