Post Wake Forest graduation with a degree in Exercise Science, coach Dani Monroe came to GRIT BOX Fitness in 2015. Since then, she has started coaching bootcamp, kickboxing, and rocksteady classes. Coach Dani makes it a point to know each and every member who walks through the door–she’s truly the life of the front desk… Continue reading A Day in the Life of Coach Dani Monroe’s Diet
Attention: Pumpkin Spice and everything nice season is upon us. Grocery stores and Targets’ everywhere are racking their shelves with fifty shades of orange. What makes fall one of GRIT BOX’s favorite seasons? It isn’t just for the 10 various kinds of pumpkin spice creamers at Whole Food’s (okay maybe a little). We love fall… Continue reading What’s in Season? The Best Fall Veggies to Pick Up at the Farmer’s Market
We can’t live it and we can’t live without it – I’m talking about the world’s most addictive drug, otherwise known as caffeine. Hidden behind sweet aesthetic coffee shops and artistic baristas, sits the world’s most addictive stimulant that most of us don’t think twice about consuming. This is most definitely not a bash to… Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Aspects of the Most Addicting Stimulant in the World
Just the word ‘needle’ can sometimes take us on the path to an anxiety attack – cue PTSD memories of flu shot season at the doctor’s office. Or that one time your friend from yoga talked you into going to acupuncture where you laid down struck with fear trying not to move due to the… Continue reading Is Dry Needling the Cure for Your Pain?
Sleep – one of the most vital aspects to our survival and yet one of the most neglected. Late night work sessions or girls night out followed by early mornings are usually the culprit to not getting enough sleep. However, not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night doesn’t just make you a… Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: Why the Lack of ZZZ’s Could Slowly Be Killing You
Winter is coming – and that means more than just cuffing season. The colder temps make it a little easier to give into holiday temptations. Seriously, who turns down Grandma’s pecan pie at Thanksgiving dinner? That’s just rude. After all, platters of turkey, bread stuffing and red velvet cake don’t get handed out on the… Continue reading 7 Ways to Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays
As a new member of the GRIT BOX family or a veteran, you’ve probably learned a thing or two about healthy eating and how good your body feels when you fuel it with the right ingredients. You’ve learned that your body is a machine that functions off of a healthy diet full of nutrients and… Continue reading 5 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes
Brain Cocaine Who doesn’t love sugar? Don’t we all? Well, as much as we love sugar, there is a major problem with the amount that we consume and how it messes with our brain. My mother used to say “everything in moderation” and she has never been so right! When we eat too much sugar… Continue reading Sugar; are you addicted like we are?
Trying to eat healthy can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start! Have you ever found yourself wandering the grocery store, spending a lot of money, and then getting home and feeling like you don’t have anything to eat? It can be very frustrating and lead to bad habits or eating fast… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Grocery Shopping
So it’s your first time at Bootcamp? Let us just start by saying “Welcome!” Good job showing up – often times that’s the hardest part! It’s intimidating. I mean, it is called “Bootcamp” after all! Before class starts you’re probably standing around with a bunch strangers waiting for class to start, and wondering if you… Continue reading 10 Thoughts you have during Bootcamp