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Kelly Starrett and Diane Fu Talk About Life-Changing Experience

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Yesterday we brought you the story of Diane Fu, the CrossFit and Olympic lift coach who was doing everything right but felt so wrong. She changed her life with WellnessFX and is currently on her way to overcoming a detrimental thyroid issue.

Her colleague and friend Kelly Starrett joined our CEO Jim Kean to talk about Diane’s transformation from a third-person perspective. Kelly, author of Becoming a Supple Leopard and owner of CrossFit Mobility, has taught tens of thousands of people how to improve their movement in order to be more efficient and safe with their hectic everyday lives.

See what he had to say and follow along with the time-marked summary below. Enjoy!

0:00 – WellnessFX CEO, Jim Kean Introduces Our Guests
As a CrossFit trainer in San Francisco back in 2011, Diane was often known as the “cranky” one. On the inside, she felt tired, bloated, and was constantly cold, even though she was eating right and training like a beast. Kelly Starrett saw this happening and watched as his star trainer changed her life with WellnessFX.

0:51 – Kelly On Diane’s ‘Before’
Diane was Kelly Starrett’s go-to coach. Competing in the Olympics next year? See Diane. Father of five, work a traditional job, and want to get in shape? Diane’s got you.

But Kelly noticed that, lately, Diane just wasn’t feeling good. She was cold all the time, cranky, and just generally unhappy.

1:35 – Time For An Intervention
Diane was diligent about her training and nutrition: it was clear neither her movements nor her diet was a significant problem. There had to be something . . . deeper.

Diane got her blood tested with WellnessFX. All her markers were in the green, except one. That’s all it took to get the ball rolling.

2:25 – Some Problems Need Deeper Investigation
Kelly usually sees people struggle with dehydration, lack of sleep, or not handling stress well. But not Diane. When the WellnessFX results came back and highlighted a malfunctioning thyroid, things started to fall into place. As Diane worked with Dr. Justin Mager, Kelly saw firsthand that fixing this “one small thing” was like opening the flood gates. It had been blocking so much of what Diane’s body needed to be her best.

3:36 – Kelly On Why Everyone Should Get Tested
The body is never in a static situation; it’s always moving. One of Kelly’s big takeaways from watching Diane go through WellnessFX is that we shouldn’t think of conquering one problem as the end. There are constantly things changing along with diet, lifestyle, stress levels, and whatever else life decides to throw at us.

How do we stay on top of these changes as they happen? Test regularly.

4:20 – Why Diane’s Story Is So Great
Kelly can’t stress this enough: Diane was someone who had it all together. Her diet was strict, her training was perfect, her lifestyle had no major health flaws. This story just goes to show that even those who have it all figured out need to get tested.

5:25 – Test Everyone
Kelly finishes up by proclaiming that he hopes all of his clients can be tested by WellnessFX.

Our CEO Jim Kean agrees with this, but wants even more: for everyone to be tested.

Help us make it happen. Spread the word: WellnessFX changes lives!

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Tao of KStarr: A Jim Kean Book Review

K-StarI recently had the opportunity to review my good friend Kelly Starrett’s book, “Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance.

I’ve known Kelly through San Francisco CrossFit for three years and, as a client and athlete, was fortunate to have had the chance to preview the thoughts behind the book in advance.

I’ve also had the opportunity to experience his groundbreaking approach to human movement and performance. He has fundamentally changed my perception about what it means to be a well-balanced, functional athlete. Now, everything he espouses is neatly codified in this well organized work.

The dogma regarding athletic performance has historically had a hierarchy and belief system that starts with this collection of thoughts: You are a great (average) athlete because you are strong (weak) and in amazing (poor) cardiovascular shape.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Have You Heard Of WellnessFX?

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When Yoga teacher Alexandra Ellis heard about Kelly Starrett’s ‘Maintaining Your Body‘  CreativeLive event, attendance was a no-brainer. Kelly has taught tens of thousands of people how to improve their movement in order to be more efficient and safe with their hectic everyday lives.

In ‘Maintaining Your Body‘, Kelly tackled questions such as: How do you fix your position while sitting at your desk at work for hours on end? How can you lift your kids without hurting your back? What’s the best way to run to avoid long-term injury? It was two whole days of learning how to move all over again.

Needless to say, Alexandra had an ‘amazing’ time. “For me, it was revolutionary,” she wrote. “To take the knowledge that has been kept by the professionals all this time and offer it to anyone who was interested for free. The experience has absolutely changed how I view human movement and my own body, and I now find myself compelled to tell everyone about it.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Fit Inside & Out – WellnessFX at the CrossFit Games

Sometimes, life throws curve balls. You know – food poisoning, the flu, all nighters at work…or, if you are a CrossFit Games athlete – Pendleton. A brutal mini-triathlon involving an ocean swim with fins, mountain bike ride through sand and rough terrain (bike as backpack?) and a trail run at elevation.  All two days in advance of the scheduled start date for the Games. Ouch.

At WellnessFX, we believe that fitter, healthier bodies are better able to cope with the stressors of everyday life, as well as the challenges of elite competition. We take CrossFit’s evidence based methodology internal – giving you a clear picture of your biomarkers and a plan for improvement.

The better you know yourself, inside and out, the better prepared you will be to respond take on the unknown…

Jim Kean, WellnessFX CEO, and Kelly Starrett, MobilityWOD

Join us at the CrossFit Mobility booth at the CrossFit Games where we will provide paleo snacks, t-shirts, and a chance to win a free Baseline package. Founder Jim Kean will be on hand to answer questions and explain the WellnessFX approach in detail.

Learn about how CrossFit boxes like TJ’s Gym, CrossFit Portland and CrossFit LA are partnering with WellnessFX to make their athletes fitter and healthier, by measuring, tracking, and optimizing internal biomarkers.

Not going to the Games? Find more information about out how to bring WellnessFX to your box and members here.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Mobility WOD Loves WellnessFX

Thanks to Kelly Starrett, author of the incredible Mobility WOD and co-founder of San Francisco CrossFit, for publishing an in-depth look at the power of the WellnessFX platform and measuring your lifestyle and nutrition. Check out Kelly’s thoughts here and enjoy the videos of the experience below.

If you’re interested in WellnessFX in your neighborhood, sign-up here to be the first in line.

In health,

-The WellnessFX Team

INTERVIEW WITH KELLY STARRETT

BLOOD TEST CASE STUDY & WELLNESSFX WALKTHROUGH

JULIET STARRETT INTERVIEW

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.