What We’re Doing To Keep You Safe During This Crisis
Mar20

What We’re Doing To Keep You Safe During This Crisis

We are sad to report that we have made the difficult decision to temporarily shut our doors to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Your health and well being is our top priority and we feel a strong social responsibility to keep our members, staff, and loved ones in our community safe and healthy. REMEMBER: OUR DOORS ARE CLOSING, BUT OUR COMMUNITY IS STRONG. Members:  Please check your email  and make sure you have downloaded our Member...

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Spring Online Deal
Mar18

Spring Online Deal

Summer is right around the corner and summertime bodies are made in spring. The days are warming up and getting longer so that old excuse of not having enough time to workout is sounding a little tired! As the rainy season ends here in California, it’s a great time to get out and learn new skills while shaking off the wintertime blues. Do you want to jump into Krav Maga or Fit2Fight but don’t know where to start? Come try...

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Sports Drinks & You: The Debate
Apr11

Sports Drinks & You: The Debate

CrossFire has three articles concerning the use of sports drinks, this one – one citing the pros and cons of sports drinks and one citing the benefits and drawbacks of milk as a sports drink. The question remains: if a pros and cons list can be made at all, what’s the long-standing argument all about? The answer lies in the methods of research and marketing, which is a heavy component to the sports drink debate.   Professional...

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Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink
Mar29

Sports Drinks & You: Milk as a Sports Drink

In part 1 of CrossFire’s series about sports drinks, we talked about the ingredients and uses of the average sports drink.  In recent years, there has been a push to include non-traditional sports drinks as workout nutrition. Milk has also made its presence known in the sports drink industry, with some authors claiming that low-fat milk is a more effective means of rehydration during exercise than other commercially available sports...

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Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration
Mar17

Sports Drinks & You: Rehydration

In 2017, CrossFire CrossTraining and Krav Maga posted an article about water and hydration, which briefly mentioned the use of sports drinks. The end of the article states only general advice: if a workout lasts longer than 45 minutes, a sports drink with 6-8% sugar might be a good source of energy and hydration.1 While the general rule holds true, researchers, fitness professionals and sports drink companies have long debated what...

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