10 Fitness Coaches Share The One Food They Eat Every Single Day

10 Fitness Coaches Share The One Food They Eat Every Single Day

While they certainly recommend balance, moderation, and at least some variety,  the fitness coaches at ICE NYC all have their own “personal superfood”, you know, that food they reach for almost daily for the purposes of nutrition, convenience, and habit. As an added bonus, their go-to’s are also delicious and easy, they’d have to be for someone living fitness to want to eat them so often. Find out what our coaches are eating on the reg and consider adding them into your own food rotation:

8 Reasons To Take An ICE NYC HAIL Class

8 Reasons To Take An ICE NYC HAIL Class

While serious athletes have been reaping the benefits of interval training workouts for years, HIIT- alternating periods of short, intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods- has recently become all the rage in the fitness industry. Since we opened in February of 2016, ICE NYC has offered our version of a HIIT class, called HAIL. Our HAIL class truly embodies our movement philosophy that our bodies are designed to move fluidly by helping our athletes run faster, move quicker, lift heavier, and live more balanced.

While increasing the efficiency of your workout is definitely a major benefit of our HAIL, especially for those athletes trying to do it all, the benefits to your body and mind go way beyond saving time.

Jumby Bay: The Ultimate Wellness Vacation

Jumby Bay: The Ultimate Wellness Vacation

ICE NYC at Jumby Bay offers guests an upscale training experience with intuitive instruction. From warm-ups on the dock, to a "WOD" on the beach and burpees or pushups in the sand, guests have access to a wealth of fitness knowledge including training that is functional, intuitive, and easy to take home.

This Is How To Make The Perfect HAIL Playlist, According To Robert Ramsey

This Is How To Make The Perfect HAIL Playlist, According To Robert Ramsey

As an instructor, I love that I can tell a story through my music selection in class. The genre doesn’t matter, but the instruments, beats, and lyrics come together to create a soulful experience. I play hip-hop, techno, dance music, old school Motown, Spanish music, instrumental, rock, and songs that don’t neatly fit into one genre. If I hear a song, and it moves or takes me somewhere, I will figure out a way to include it into my class playlist.

Work Hard, Give Back: An Interview About Kettlebells 4 Autism

Work Hard, Give Back: An Interview About Kettlebells 4 Autism

ICE NYC and Kettlebells 4 Autism have teamed up for a partner fundraiser and workout on April 29th at ICE NYC 59th Street. So we sat down with ICE NYC member and Cat Cervone for an insider scoop. For tips and information about upcoming events, how to get involved in KettleBells For Autism, and how KB4A started, read on.

8 Ways Exercising Improves Our Brain Chemistry

8 Ways Exercising Improves Our Brain Chemistry

Kettlebells 4 Autism was formed with the intention of using kettlebell training and sport as a platform to raise awareness about autism, and to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations supporting autism research and treatment. The organization, launched in February of 2013 has raised over $150,000 since its conception, so it’s clear that their method of combining autism awareness and sweating is helping them reach their goals.

Your Glossary For ALL Things CrossFit

Your Glossary For ALL Things CrossFit

To help you become fluent in CrossFit, we tapped the ICE NYC coaches for the key lingo both first-timers and more advanced athletes need to know. Here, we teach you the basic vocab you can expect to hear during your first CrossFit class or in any situation where the CrossFit-obsessed can be found (Tinder, work parties, paleo restaurants).

Coach Spotlight: Margie Welch

Coach Spotlight: Margie Welch

WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT FROM YOUR CLASS? In my class you can expect a good form-focused workout that balances strength and endurance. You can also expect at least 1 core-based circuit. I like to work in time-intervals so that everyone can work at a pace they're comfortable with. You can also expect to hear at least one 90's song that makes you go "Oh man I LOVE this song!!"

9 Fitness Coaches Share The ONE Motivation Quote That Gets Them Ready To SWEAT

9 Fitness Coaches Share The ONE Motivation Quote That Gets Them Ready To SWEAT

It can be a struggle to bring your A game to a workout, no matter how important your fitness goals are to you Whether your goal is to place in the top 3 for a WOD before the end of the year, join the deadlift 300 club or the bench press 200 club, or improve your clean and jerk form, staying consistent and showing up are key. When you’re struggling to remember why it’s worth all that effort and sweat, the quotes your favorite ICE NYC coaches use to stay motivated will give you the push you need:

 

This Is How Being An ICE NYC Mobility Instructor Impacted How I Tackled The CrossFit Open

This Is How Being An ICE NYC Mobility Instructor Impacted How I Tackled The CrossFit Open

As a practitioner and teacher of yoga as well as a CrossFit athlete, I am constantly holding space for my body so that I can operate in a state of simultaneous effort and ease, strength and flexibility, power and softness. To me, this balance is mobility.  This year the CrossFit Open offered me the opportunity to shift the way I teach mobility as well as how I practice mobility to overcome plateaus and mental obstacles in and out of the box.

 

This Is Everything You Need To Know Before Trying The ICE NYC High-Intensity Interval Training Class

This Is Everything You Need To Know Before Trying The ICE NYC High-Intensity Interval Training Class

HAIL is the ICE NYC signature high-intensity-interval-training class. It is a fast-paced class that stresses efficiency and inspires athletes to work their hardest for a full sixty minutes. Ready to channel your inner bad-ass? 6 ICE NYC HAIL coaches share the ONE piece of advice they have for anyone who has never taken our HIIT class before.

8 ICE NYC CrossFit Coaches Share the ONE Piece of Advice They Have For Anyone Just Starting CrossFit

8 ICE NYC CrossFit Coaches Share the ONE Piece of Advice They Have For Anyone Just Starting CrossFit

However, whether you’re CrossFit convinced, CrossFit still on the fence, or CrossFit clueless (but intrigued), that doesn’t mean that walking through the doors of a box is not scary; trying any new fitness class or regime can be intimidating. To help ease some of those first-CrossFit-class nerves, I asked 8 of the ICE NYC CrossFit coaches for the ONE piece of advice they have for someone preparing for their first CrossFit class.

 

I Joined CrossFit To Make Friends… Here’s What I Learned

I Joined CrossFit To Make Friends… Here’s What I Learned

I joined CrossFit for the opportunity to make friends with a similar devotion to health and fitness, but I haven’t just made friends, I’ve been welcomed into a family, and I’ve learned just how important camaraderie is to the fitness journey. Here, I share the 3 things I have learned about the relationship between friendship and fitness since joining CrossFit and becoming part of the ICE NYC fam.

These Are The Go-To Breakfasts Of Your Favorite ICE Coaches

These Are The Go-To Breakfasts Of Your Favorite ICE Coaches

As athletes, we know that sculpting muscle and building endurance has a lot to do with how we fuel our bodies  in the mornings, but we don’t want our breakfasts to just be nutritious… we want them to be delicious, too! 

The ICE NYC Coaches agree, so I asked them which healthy and tasty breakfasts are their go-to faves. These are the morning-meals that get them out of bed and power them ON in the morning: