Friday, April 6, 2012

Guess Who's Coming to Town?

Yup -- these two.

You might know Melissa and Dallas Hartwig as Whole9 -- the dynamic duo behind the Whole30 month-long dietary re-set that's helped thousands of people kickstart their journey back to health.

As longtime readers may recall, M (a.k.a. Nom Nom Paleo) and I -- along with a number of others from CrossFit Palo Alto, including XFitMama and Trish -- attended a Whole9 Foundations of Nutrition seminar at Mad Dawg Fitness a little over a year ago, where we absorbed an incredible amount of information about how to eat for optimal health. (If you need a refresher, check out M's post from Nom Nom Paleo here.)

Before attending the seminar, we'd already been eating Paleo for a while, and I figured I wouldn't learn anything new. WRONG. The day-long seminar is a fantastic introduction to good nutrition for absolute beginners, but even those of us who've implemented a clean, anti-inflammatory diet can stand to learn a lot. I sure did.

Since we first met Melissa and Dallas, we've become friends, sharing laughs and meals in different cities (and ingesting all sorts of non-Paleo foods, from breaded brains to ice cream -- blasphemy!). In the process, we've had the pleasure of chatting with them about topics ranging from nutrition and fitness to how to make Blue Steel faces and deadlift 800 pounds. The Hartwigs aren't just Good Food Superheroes -- they know how to have a good time, too.

It goes without saying, then, that we're excited that they're coming to CrossFit Palo Alto on Saturday, April 21, for their first San Francisco Bay Area seminar in quite a while. You can learn more about the Foundations of Nutrition seminar over on the CrossFit Palo Alto website.  M and I will be there, along with the oft-mentioned Tim Dymmel, the man behind CFPA. If you're lucky, you might even spot the elusive Lazy Caveman. It'll be a mini-Paleo-palooza. 

As Darth Vader said in The Empire Strikes Back, we would be honored if you would join us. You'll have a great time, and learn a ton, too. (Okay -- Darth Vader didn't say that last part.)

Tickets to the Whole9 Foundations of Nutrition Seminar at CrossFit Palo Alto are available here, and if you register by Sunday, you get fifteen bucks knocked off the price. Plus, you'll get to hang out in the box where M and I have decorated the floors with copious amounts of sweat.

Well? What are you waiting for?