Not unexpectedly, when it comes to health and fitness, humans as a species share similar interests and similar goals.

This means that I often field the same questions day in and day out during my time consulting with new members of my gym.

“How can I look more toned?”

“Will this part of my body ever stop hurting?”

“Is Keto the best? Intermittent fasting? Or should I try Paleo?”

At the end of the day if you’re reading this (or considering starting at any gym), you probably want to achieve the following:

Look Better

Feel Better

FINALLY find a routine that you can stick to

Not get hurt

During my 30-60 minute consultations with new members I help answer all these questions and more. The goal of the consultation is to help you feel clear about the work required to get you your result, to build confidence in your ability as a beginner, and to answer as many questions on the front end as possible.

To that end I’ve decided to do this Question and Answer series and post it here to the blog as well as blast it out by email. Each week I’ll write out the answer to the most common questions I field during my consultations. My hope is that someone reading these Q+A series posts from start to finish will actually receive all of the information discussed when creating a new clients exercise and nutrition plan at CrossFit Encino.

The topic list will be (in the following order):

1. Weight Loss Vs. Body Composition – What’s the difference and why does it matter
2. The heirarchy of health – Sleep, Calories, Food Quality, and Exercise
3. The importance of tracking (and why you’re in debt)
4. How to identify a starting point – something is better than nothing after all
5. If you decide to start by addressing sleep
6. If you decide to start by addressing calories
7. If you decide to start by addressing food quality
8. If you decide to start by addressing exercise

I consider these 8 topics to be the principle topics of health and wellness. Once I’ve completed the topics above I’ll answer any questions that are emailed back or posted to the comments before moving into more detail on each subject above.

If you have any specific topics or questions you’d like addressed, this is a good time to send those my way and I’ll do my best to address them.

In the mean time, stay tuned and please feel free to share your feedback – are these helpful, well written, too short, too long?