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February 5, 2017

Eat Clean, Train Dirty (Part 4): 5 Benefits of Eating Salmon

Salmon is often described as a superfood, but why? Here are 5 health benefits of salmon. Full of “Good Fat”: Salmon is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors for disease. Great Source of Protein: Salmon provides 22–25 grams of protein per 3.5-ounce serving. Protein helps your body heal, protects your bones and prevents muscle loss. Helps You Lose Weight & Keep it off: Consuming salmon may help you control your weight by reducing appetite, boosting metabolic rate, increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing belly fat. May Improve Brain Health: Frequent salmon consumption […]
January 31, 2017

Eat Clean, Train Dirty (Part 3): Snack Time

While trying to eat healthier, you should not be hungry. Choosing healthy snacks throughout the day can help you fight hunger and keep you fueled up. Additionally, having healthy snacks on hand can keep you from making unhealthy food choices. Here are some healthy snack ideas and how they can help keep you fueled and satisfied. Lenny & Larry’s Cookies: These delicious cookies contain a significant amount of protein and they are vegan, non-GMO and contain no trans fat or artificial sweeteners. They come in a variety of flavors, which will keep snack time interesting. These are one of our […]
January 5, 2017

January Athlete of the Month: Joe Solito

We’re excited to announce that our January Athlete of the Month is Joe Solito. Since joining CrossFit Aesthetics, Joe has improved his flexibility and strength. Joe always comes to class with a positive attitude and has dubbed himself CrossFit Aesthetics’ Chief Efficiency Officer. He is always trying to find ways to complete the WODs and rack his weights in the most efficient way possible. When did you join CrossFit Aesthetics? October 2016 Where did you grow up? Destrehan, LA What do you do when you are not at CrossFit Aesthetics? Visiting live music venues, cooking, volunteering at the SPCA, playing video games and […]
December 29, 2016

New Year, New Me (Part 4 of 4): Reward Yourself

The final installment of our New Year, New Me series is here. Let’s discuss setting up a personal rewards systems to keep you motivated. We are more likely to follow through with our goals if we are rewarded. Unfortunately, health and fitness rewards take time. Here are some ways you can reward yourself in the short term and long term. Be sure to write out your reward system to serve as additional motivation and incentive. Reward Your Diligence: The day you join a group fitness program, don’t go out and buy the trendiest workout clothes. Instead, reward yourself with some new […]
September 2, 2019

Hard Labor

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard Warm-up (No Measure) *2 Rounds* -10 Jump Shrugs -10 Hang Power Cleans -10 Front Squats -10 Push Press Hard Labor (AMRAP – Reps) *20min AMRAP* -1 min max effort Bear Complex, 1 min restBEAR COMPLEX: -power clean -front squat -push press -back squat -behind the neck press (RX; 95/65)
August 28, 2019

The Aesthetic Mile

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard The Aesthetic Mile (Time) AFAP -100m Run -16 Backsquats -100m Run -16 Push Press -100m run -16 Push Jerks -100m run -16 Front Squats -100m Run -16 Wallball (20/14) -100m Run -16 Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls -100m Run -16 Power Cleans -100m Run -16 Deadlifts -100m Run -16 Air Squats -100m Run -16 RKBS (70/44) -100m Run -16 Box Jumps -100m Run -16 Abmat Situps -100m Run -16 pushups -100m Run -16 pullups -100m Run -16 Jumping Lunges -100m run -16 BurpeesRx (95/65)
August 27, 2019

The Trails

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Bicep Curls (3×10) P2: Ring Rows (3×10) The Trail (Time) AFAP -50 Abmat Situps -40 KB Push Press (44/26) -30 Backsquats (95/65) -20 Box Jumps -10 Wallball
August 26, 2019

10-1

CrossFit Aesthetics – CrossFit View Public Whiteboard P1: Push Press (5×5) P2: Scoops (5×12) 10-1 (Time) 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 -Deadlifts (225/155) -Knees to ElbowRX+: Straight leg raises