Transgender Athletes in CrossFit 

Transgender Athletes

Transgender athletes will be able to compete in the CrossFit Games.  Currently athletes are not able to compete, if they are transgender. This has been in play from the start of CrossFit formation.  Under the new rules, athletes are able to compete in accordance with their self-identified gender rather than their birth sex.  The new policy starts in 2019 CrossFit season.

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman, who co-founded the popular fitness regimen and organization, announced the policy change last Friday at the Pro-LGBT CrossFit Group. During the 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin.

2019 CrossFit Season

2019 CrossFit competitive season, starting with the Open, transgender athletes are welcome to participate in the division with which they identify. Glassman was quoted, “This is the right thing to do.  CrossFit believes in the potential, capacity, and dignity of every athlete. We are proud of our LGBT community, including our transgender athletes, and we want you here with us.

Glassman made the announcement at an event that was hosted by a CrossFit group called OUTWOD.


OUTWOD is the largest international initiative for bringing together LGBT+ athletes and their allies to raise funds for local charitable organizations and sweat together in a safe, inclusive group fitness environment.

Out Foundation Executive Director Will Lanier told Them that there have been over 5,000 LGBT athletes that have competed in OUTWOD events and he called the policy change “magical.”


CrossFit, which has over 13,000 gym affiliates across the world, was sued  by transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson for $2.5 million after he was prevented from competing in the women‘s division of the CrossFit Games.  At the time, CrossFit doubled down on its policy requiring athletes compete in accordance with their biological sex. To find out more on this story, click on the link below.

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Source: CrossFit Changes Policy to Allow Transgender Athletes to Compete

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Meal Prep for Beginners

Meal Prep for Beginners

Meal prep for beginners a handy guide to meal prep containers and meal prep plans. The most important part of overall wellness is nutrition. Without a balanced diet of good carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of protein, nothing else matters.  Meal prepping is one of the most helpful ways to ensure that you stay on target with your wellness goals.

    1. It guarantees that you have pre-portioned, nutrient rich, foods ready and waiting for you everyday, to make eating healthy the most convenient option available to you.
    2. Meal prep meals also help you curb hunger, by getting your body on a schedule, and also helps fight the temptation to pick up those ready to eat meals from your local gas station.  By making eating healthy even more convenient, you are significantly increasing your chances for nutritional and fitness success.
    3. Meal prep for the week and having meal prep containers are a vitally important aspect of meal prepping, and without quality, durable, and affordable. It makes meal prep ideas so much easier.

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Advantages of Meal Prep Containers are:

  1. Prepare your mеаlѕ in advance and ѕtасk them in your fridge  аt home, оr at work, for better organization.
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  3. They are reusable, microwave and dish washer safe
  4. They are convenient for daily use such as реrѕоnаl mеаlѕ or even fоr just расking lеftоvеrѕ from the dinner tаblе
  5. Meal prep containers are leak proof and help keep food fresh, longer.  Well… good ones anyways
  6. Light-weight and Easy to transport

NOTE: Look for containers that are safe for you and your family


Glass Meal Prep Containers vs. Plastic


  • Costs more, but more economical for long term
  • Too heavy for travel or on-the-go eating
  • Easy to clean
  • Ideal if you’re concerned about plastic’s safety



  • Ideal for a mobile lifestyle
  • More convenient for the various sizes
  • Easily disposable
  • Lightweight

I have included some of the best meal prep containers that i came across from Amazon for me and my family.


3 Compartment Meal Prep – 10 Pack – $12.99

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1 Single Compartment Meal Prep – 7 Pack – $10.69

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Meal Prep Bag with Meal Prep Containers – $29.99

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Cooler bag comes with a set of 10 28oz food containers, cutlery and napkins

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