Post-Workshop Consultations

We just finished an awesome series of workshops in NY - the first with a BIG group at Albany CrossFit, the second a combined venture with CrossFit Virtuosity and NYC Endurance.  It was a weekend full of  active dialogue, smart questions, and sensational personal testimonials.  Both Albany CF and Virtuosity are undertaking a Spring nutritional challenge, based on Whole30 principles, so we'll be checking in on them regularly to see how things are going.   We had a great time at both events, and … [Read more...]

Unplug, then plug it back in

Today's health and fitness-related post was inspired by a real-world example of why keeping things simple should always be your first approach.  Our friend Kristyn had registered to join us for our first Virtual Nutrition Workshop.  An hour before the event, she realized that her wireless connection at home wasn't working.  She called the support hotline, who proceeded to run her through a whole host of complicated diagnostic tests, queries and fixes - none of which worked.  Finally, the … [Read more...]

Repost: The Carrot Train to Crazytown

Whole9 is still on vacation, so we're re-posting an Urban Gets Diesel article from June 2009 I was having a conversation with my friend Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan via email last week. We were talking about post workout food, and she asked for some sample meals. I suggested a few things - salmon and sweet potato, a chicken breast and butternut squash, egg whites and - in a pinch, while on the go - a banana. She responded with the following: "A banana?! Are you f*cking kidding? I haven't … [Read more...]

Be the 17th listener

We're still on vacation on the Left Coast, but took a break from our nutrition workshop and training with Coach B to jump online to make a fun and exciting announcement!  The familiar refrain of "Robb Wolf, Andy Deas" will soon include a special addition... "And Whole9".  Yes, Dallas and I will be making a guest appearance on Robb Wolf's Paleolithic Solutions Podcast in early May. We're slated to record on Wednesday, April 28th, with the show's publication date to be announced shortly. For … [Read more...]

Whole9 Features: CrossFit Ramstein

photo credit: From CrossFit Ramstein, Buck at the South European Sectionals In February, we received a note from Captain Lauren Guibert, trainer and athlete at CrossFit Ramstein in Germany.  Lauren wrote to tell us about Ramstein's successful implementation of our Whole30 program, which developed into a 45 day affiliate-wide nutritional challenge called the "RAM45".  Lauren wrote, "At the end of last year, fellow trainer and bad-ass Crossfit chick Vanessa and I threw around the idea of … [Read more...]

Funemployment! A Whole9 update.

Thanks for your patience - we realize posts have been strung out a bit over the last few weeks. Here's a quick update on where we are and what we're doing. First, and most importantly, Dallas and I are both full-time Whole9 as of this week. Wrapping up our former nine-to-five gigs took up most of our time and energy last week, but we're now free and clear and focused on Whole9 business... as soon as we get back from vacation, that is. We'll be in San Diego this week and next, for both … [Read more...]

Collaboration, cooperation and courtesy

A polite request from Melissa and Dallas We hope our Whole9 readers know how much we enjoy sharing good stuff with the community.  (We like it so much, in fact, that we've recently made it our full-time jobs!)  In the last few years, we've offered up everything from custom workouts to nutrition advice to injury rehabilitation tips, freely distributing all of this information to anyone and everyone interested in learning, sharing and participating in our little community.  And we love nothing … [Read more...]

Site maintenance

Bear with us for another day or two as we complete some behind-the-scenes site maintenance. The blog looks a little funny, and the fish oil calculator is still in the process of being converted (or whatever our web guru does with stuff like that), but we'll be back up and running ASAP. … [Read more...]

Whole9 hits the East Coast

After much behind-the-scenes work, Whole9 is happy to announce two new East Coast nutrition workshops in April! 1.  CrossFit Stamford, Stamford CT, Saturday, April 3rd We received a note from Kristie Bickler, owner of CrossFit Stamford, a few weeks back.  (If you recall, we first visited the Stamford crew back in January, after which the workshop attendees completed the full Whole30 program.)  Kristie wrote, "Our group has seen such great results since beginning your program.  There are a lot … [Read more...]

Explore Your Neighborhood: The Frontier

A random but fun post about Dallas' favorite lunch spot. Photo credits:  Dallas' iPhone.  True story.  Gorgeous, no? We're on the road a lot, and while we still "make" about half our meals  while traveling (either packing a cooler or picking up food at the local Whole-Foods style market), we do dine out quite a bit.  Unfortunately, most restaurants offer a serious set of challenges in our quest to Eat Good Food. First, eating out often means you are forced to sacrifice on food quality.  I doubt … [Read more...]