Hanna Hawkins

Hanna Hawkins: Nutrition Coach & Gym Owner

Listen: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify   Coach Mike sits down with CrossFit Optimistic’s resident nutrition coach – Hanna Hawkins. They discuss Hanna’s gym, CrossFit Lorton, her nutrition company, Macros & Muscles Nutrition, and how it feels to “wear both hats.” Finding CrossFit Optimistic Hanna currently lives in Virginia and is connected to CrossFit Optimistic through her husband, Shan, …

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Optimistic Roundup for March

March at CrossFit Optimistic was full of wins! New athletes tackled the CrossFit Open, experienced athletes completed Rx Open WODs for the first year ever, and Optimists ran a 5K to raise money for The University of Texas at San Antonio Scholarships. Coach Mike celebrates 11 years in the CrossFit Open “Can’t believe this is …

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February 2021 Optimistic Roundup

February at CrossFit Optimistic was a rollercoaster! Athletes celebrated major wins, and banded together through a tough winter storm. The CrossFit Open is just around the corner, so February continued January’s efforts of increasing strength and skill across the CrossFit spectrum. 800g Challenge Starting February 8, Optimists joined the 800g Challenge, aiming to eat a …

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January 2021 Optimistic Round Up

January at Crossfit Optimistic North Central & Alamo Heights has been busy! We are prepping for the CrossFit Open with the Widowmaker back squat series, foundational gymnastics skill clinic, and a nutrition challenge. We are starting off 2021 strong and laying the foundation in January for an awesome year of health, fitness, and community.   …

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Plate of fruit and vegetables

Join the #800gChallenge

What is it? The #800gChallenge was designed by OptimizeMe Nutrition. Eat 800 grams (g) of fruits and/or vegetables, by weight, per day.  No foods are eliminated, but only fruits and veggies count toward the 800g. Eat the fruits and veggies of your choice. Raw, cooked, canned, frozen; doesn’t matter!  If you can weigh it as …

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Paleo Week 4 Recap

Haven’t read Part 3? You can catch up on the Paleo Week 3 Recap and then head back here to Part 4! We made it to the end This is the paleo week 4 recap of the 30 day challenge. So the Martinez family finished the challenge a couple days ago and ended up cutting the journey …

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Paleo Week 3 Recap

Haven’t read Part 2? You can catch up on the Paleo Week 2 Recap and then head back here to Part 3! 21 days into the paleo challenge Coach Mike and Coach Anjo are now a week away from finishing their 30 day paleo challenge. In this paleo recap, Coach Anjo talks about adding recreational …

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Paleo Week 2 Recap

Haven’t read Part 1? You can catch up on the Paleo Week 1 Recap and then head back here to Part 2! 14 Days into the Challenge Coach Mike and Coach Anjo are halfway through their 30 Day Paleo Challenge and are still going strong! Coach Anjo is not busting the budget at the store …

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Paleo Week 1 Recap

The Challenge Coach Mike and Coach Anjo are doing the 30 day paleo challenge! Adjusting to no gluten and no sugar it is difficult but with Coach Mike’s mental fortitude and Coach Anjo’s meal prepping and cooking skills, they are doing it. It’s week one and Coach Mike is adjusting to eating more veggies and …

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